Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: NOT Baby Fairy Tears?

For the past few days, my readers and I have been engaged in a super silly game of Guess The Mystery Thing.  The challenge: identify the mysterious pink drops in these, my latest upcycled jewels:



Aaaand they come in green.





The answer is about to be revealed!  Think you know?  Did anyone get it right?  To find out, read on...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Baby Fairy Tears, Harvested At The Full Moon.

Well!  I do believe it's time to play a brand new round of Guess The Mystery Thing!  It's a super fun challenge open to everyone - a fearsome test of street smarts and crafty intuition.  Take a look at my latest upcycled jewelry project, repurposed from a mysterious secret ingredient:



The challenge this week: identify those weird, pink-liquid-filled teardrops.  What the heck are they???


First person to get it wins a fabulous prize!  (Namely, a nifty piece of jewelry featuring those weird, pink-liquid-filled teardrops.)

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

I suspect there'll be a few people who will instantly recognize this Mystery Thing.  The rest of you will be all, "What the..?"  I freely admit that, before spotting these in a local emporium yesterday, I had never ever seen one.

Okay, my friends - it's time.  Ready?  Annnnnd...Guess The Mystery Thing!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Instant Memory Game For Little Dudes...For A Dollar.



Hi!  A quick kid-related idea for you - the world's easiest memory game, guaranteed!  (One that will really keep your little guy interested and absorbed.)  This tip is kinda seasonal, so I bring it up now.  You know how there are so many fabulous valentines for boys nowadays...


In sets of sturdy little cards with multiples of each design.  In every imaginable subject, and lots of favorite branded characters.  Get a pack at the dollar store - in a theme that your kid absolutely loves - and blammo!  You have a ready-made, boy-friendly memory game!


Last year, my dragon-obssessed nephew played his for many a good long stretch.  (I'm talking 45 minutes to an hour at a time - wow!)


This year, I'm going to grab some Toy Story ones for his little brother, who is Buzz Lightyear-obssessed and just the right age for his first intro to the game.


Naturally, if you have girls to shop for, there are gazillions of great sets for little lady gamers.

Super Ultra Frugal Tip: if you wait until the day after Valentine's Day, they all go on sale.  Half price!  A fancy memory game for fitty cents?  Yesss!  Happy Valentine's Day indeed.

There you have it...next time, back to jewelry and stuff!

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: A Valentine Post.

So!  For the past few days, my readers have been playing Guess The Mystery Thing, trying to identify the mysterious secret ingredient in these upcycled earrings:


The challenge: guess the origin of those little pink hearts-on-a-stick.  They also come in white:



Think you know the answer?  Did anyone get it right?  Read on to find out!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Heart On A Stick.

Hi again!  Who wants to play another round of Guess The Mystery Thing?  I do, I do!  The challenge: be first to identify the mysterious secret ingredient in my latest upcycled jewelry project, and win a fabulous prize.  Take a gander at these:



Whence came those pure white hearts?




And, just to confuse the issue, they also come in pink.



How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

Are you ready to give this a whirl?  Okay, people...Guess The Mystery Thing


UPDATE: THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS FOR PLAYING, EVERYONE!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Mystery Thing Revealed: Gotcha, By Gum!

Hi!  For the past few days my readers and I have been playing a round of Guess The Mystery Thing.  What's that, you ask?  Why, a little contest to see who can identify the mysterious secret ingredient in one of my upcycled jewelry projects.  The challenge this week: guess the true identity of these red- and bluebell-shaped charms:


Think you know?  Did anyone guess the answer?  Let's find out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Guess the Mystery Thing: Little Bitty Bluebells.

Whee!  It's a brand new year...and time for a fresh round of Guess The Mystery Thing.  A game that will test your street smarts, trivial knowledge and crafty intuition.  Anyone can play, and you just might win a fabulous prize.

Take a look my new upcycled bracelet...


The challenge: identify the mysterious, upcycled secret ingredient.


Hmm...what are those itty things?  The first correct guess wins the bracelet!

How it works: leave your guess in the comments.  There'll be two winners: first correct guess, and a random winner.  That's right, I said random winner - so even if you don't know (or think someone else already got it), enter anyway, you could still win.  And if your guess is funny, it might make my Most Creative Honor Roll.

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.  C'mon, join in!

THE ONE AND ONLY RULE

1. UNLESS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS ONE CLICK AWAY IN AN ONLINE PROFILE, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR GUESS.  (Fun fact: if you only THINK your email is visible in your profile, it probably isn't.)

This week, a special note to Jessica O. of the fabulous blog Zakka Life.  Jessica, no guessing!  (And thank you for sending me this oddly wonderful Mystery Thing.)


Ready to play?  Okay, people...

Guess The Mystery Thing!