Thursday, March 10, 2011


We all have those special girlfriends that we can go to and share a laugh, gripe or a tear.  Those people you know you can count on to pray or counsel with you.  The actress Joan Crawford is quoted as saying, "If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend, you don't need an analyst."  What creates these friendships?  Why did you choose that person?  Why did they choose you?  What in the universe ties you to your friends?  Maybe you picked your friends due to similar interest or their personality makes you smile.  Have you ever stopped to think about WHY?  

Friendship begins with a choice.  But friendship can also end by choice.  What if you grow apart? What if the reason you picked that person no longer exists.  "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart", Elisabeth Foley.  Look carefully at your choices, make sure they are the right pick for you.  If not, maybe it is time to embrace something or someone different.  If you have made the right decision then hold fast to that person.  Be there for them, pray for them, love them, and never let them go. 

Now... Let's give those girls a gift!  Do ya ever need a 'just because' gift or a quick and easy on the wallet option?  Well, I got just the thing for you! 

With summer approaching, we all need to
get our feet ready for the flip flops right???? 
Time for pedicures, toe polish and... our craft today. 

I have a soul delish footcream. 
Cheap and oh so good. 
Here are the ingredients. 

I was able to purchase all these items;
petroleum jelly, two baby lotions, two vitamin E creams,
at Dollar General for 4 bucks. 
That is all $4. 

You are gonna need a large bowl and a spatula. 
Dump all these ingredients together into the bowl. 

Then stir really well with the spatula.

It won't all mix up easy, so I put it in the microwave for 1 minute. 
This melts down the petroleum jelly enough to allow it to all be smooth. 

Now we are going to need some cute containers for a precious girlfriends. 
I found some small mason jars.

And I also decided why let the vitamin E jars go to waste?
So I peeled off the labels.  

I really want to know what kind of glue these people use. 
It took me hours of soaking and even sandpaper to get the labels off! 
 It was quiet the task. 

I then decided on what style of paper my GFs would like. 
I chose this Divalicious paper. 

Yep, I know some pretty cool, rocking divas!

I traced the lids and cut out the shapes for each lid.

For the mason jar lids, I even cut out the ring topper.

Next, I wrapped the lids with a coordinating ribbon, like this..

and I wrapped the vitamin E jar with paper also.

I wanted to girl it up even more with some flowers. 
Most of my flowers were too large for the lid space or far too small. 
So I took the flowers apart and used a blingy brad to put them back together.

Then I hot glued them to the top of the jars. 

You have to now carefully fill the jars with the cream. 
It is best to do this while it is still warm from the microwave. 
 It settles in to the jars better and gives a smooth top to the cream. 

I wanted to add a tag, to explain the contents and of course... add more bling!

I used my gator the add the grommets and then threaded ribbon through it.

I simply tied it to the jars.

I plan on giving these with some black fuzzy socks I also found at Dollar General for $2. 

I was able to make 7 of these jars.   So for the ingredients each jar was 57 cents.  The socks are 2 bucks.  You probably already have some paper, flower and ribbon.  I was able to find the jars on an amazing deal, but you can reuse jars of any type so you basically have a great gift for $2.57.  That is a deal.  AND it works amazingly... I use it, my daughter the barbwired beauty uses it.  We love it!

Give something sweet to those girlfriends of yours.  Let them know you care.  I mean girlfriends do not let girlfriends wear flip flops with gnarly feet!

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  1. I'm loving this girlfriend post. Very economical idea. Two thumbs up!

  2. This is an adorable idea thank you so much for sharing I should make this for some friends for summer. I found you from the I love naptime craft link party

  3. Love this--a very cheap gift that a person can actually use...not to mention, your jars turned out beautiful!

  4. You talk about getting feet ready for flip flops. I'm a guy and I LOVE when girls wear flip flips or sandals to show off their cute feet and toes! It drives me crazy!

  5. Great ideas! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

  6. this is such a great gift idea and so sweet! would love if you ever have a chance to come link up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings.

  7. What an awesome idea! And perfect for my bugget.
    thanks for sharing!

  8. A very good idea. Thanks for sharing it! ;)

  9. Hm, now how to become one of your girlfriends?

  10. I am always looking for a good foot treatment that actually works and doesn't cost 12 dollars a tube :) so I am going to totally have to try this!

  11. Amber, what a beautiful post about friendship. The Elisabeth Foley quote gave me a lot to think about.

    Your girlfriend gifts are positively fabulous! Thank you for the recipe and tutorial!

    Such a pleasure to have you link-up at "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I hope you'll share your creativity again!


  12. Thanks SO much for posting to Soundless Sunday - please come back again soon.. I was wondering if you'd like to do a feature..? Maybe a feature for a feature..? Trade for a day..? I LOVE your posts and I'd love to feature you if that's alright..? please let me know.. TY ( ;)))


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