Friday, December 30, 2011

Guest Book Ideas - Let's have some fun!

Picture framed guest book, adjust size according to crowd.
Scrapbook style guest book,
could be bound or pages loose to accomidate larger crowds.
Light ink is harder to read, consider using lighter paper and darker ink.
Quilt guest book
Squares could also be loose and sewn together after
Printed photo guest book
Notebook style guest book
Allows a pic of the guest to include with message

Printed photo guest book
My brother in-law had these pages at his wedding/reception.
It is a loose page with space for advice, selt portrait drawing, and to share about the day and bride and groom. Is a little more time consuming, might be good for the wedding party.
Card style guest book offers a wide range of deocrating ideas
and is easy to add to a scrapbook or save with other wedding memorabilia.
Larger cards do the same and offer space for some embellishments while still keeping it simple
Fingerprint guest books are fun and make great pictures.
Could do something with hearts or even flowers.
Or ballons....
It's your wedding, make it your style and create some lasting memories.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Power of the Mind

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven." -John Milton

Is Depression Good for You? - Depression Center - Everyday Health

Depression can be severe and debilitating, but it can also help us thrive and survive in our environment, some researchers say. Learn about its positives.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!!!

Get inspired for Pumpkins this Halloween. You can use almost anything to decorate a pumpkin, make it easy for kids or create a great cute home decor.

Use washable magic markers that are easy to wipe off when you make a mistake and finish with a permanant marker.

Spray paint pumpkin and then use the end of a spoon to scratch away paint to create designs.

Try outlining your image by scraping off the top layer. Add dimension by using other objects or paint or permenant marker for extra design.

These fun pumpkins are wrapped using double sided tape and ribbon, or sequins.

Pumpkin bugs! this one is a super cute one that any girl would love, but try mixing it up with paperclips, jar rings, buttons, or anything else in that drawer full of clutter.

Kids will love to make this funny face by using Mr. Potatoe Head parts.

Toothpicks and candy make another easy way for youngsters to do it themselves.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Calendar 2011-2012

Ok ladies get your ideas rolling because this year we will each have a chance to contribute to our bi-weekly activities. You can choose one for the adults or the kiddos. Some ideas include crafts, games, sharing a skill or talent, learning important subjects, visiting a museum, taking Trolley tour, or even a community or charitable project. The sky is the limit.

We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Send an email or post a comment to reserve your date, and for any questions. We are all looking forward to an even better year thanks to all of you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Children's Firehouse Museum

Located at 314 N. Commerical St. in Trinidad, Co. Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00AM-2:00pm summer 2011.
One of the best I have been to. Original and educational. The kids love it. For all ages.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


We have a facebook group called Sugarbeets so come and join the fun, and stay updated on what we are doing.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

May Day = Family Plan

For May 11th. We are going to talk about having a family plan. I am really excited and have a ton of information. If anyone has anything they would like to share as well I would love it. If you have any questions or more ideas please let me know.

We will also learn about:

Monday, March 7, 2011


Please leave a comment about anything. Anything you would like to do, learn, or if you have any ideas to make sugarbeets better. Thanks to everyone for all of your help.

Celtic Stencil Art

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We would need to get some nice stencils to do this one, but I have watercolor paints and brushes, and craft paper depending for the matte. This one is displayed in a glass-clip frame.

Fridge Frames

Items needed: magnets, decor paper or scrapbook paper, foam board, glue, paint.

These are super cute and really easy. Simply cut out your desired frame shape and apply chosen paper covering, fold paper to cover inside edge and paint outside edges. You are free to emelish as your heart desires. To finish apply magnet to back of frame. For more detailed instructions visit or

Recipe Book Cover

Items needed: Binder (either recipe or paper $2-5), fabric (may draw from my collection), plastic cover available in the sewing area at walmart.

This will take you back to the good old school days when you had to cover your text books. It's pretty much the same technique only it's covered with fabric and whatever embilishes you wish, and then a protective plastic cover.