Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Oh, Yes I Can!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh, Yes I Can!

Some of my long time readers have heard me talk about my youngest daughters Ebay obsession. While most kids her age are playing on Disney and Nickelodeon websites, she is surfing Ebay looking for one of a kind items. I really hope she never hears about Etsy!

Around Christmas she found some earring that she just HAD to have. I scoffed at the $10 price tag on them and told her no. My older daughter said "Allison, why would you want mom to spend that much money on earrings when she can make some just like that for a lot cheaper?" (Gotta love that thinking kid!)

"Oh, no, mom can't make these. I have to have these right here! She won't get them right!"

Now I'm thinking "Oh, Yes I Can! I'll show you silly girl!"

I am not ashamed to admit, I bribe my kids. It's the only way to keep peace here sometimes. I struck up a deal with Allison. If you can keep your room clean for x amount of days, I'll get you some earrings like that.


This isn't the exact pair she wanted, but you get the idea:
diy, craft, one direction, jewelry

Off to Hobby Lobby I go to make her these earrings she just couldn't live without. I stocked up on supplies:

Printed and cut out my photo, then glued it to the metal stamping blank.

I inserted the earring hooks, then applied a few layers of Dimensional Magic Mod Podge to the top. The finished product was exactly what she wanted off Ebay.

diy, craft, one direction, jewelry

Did I pass them off as an Ebay purchase to her? Yes, I did. And I don't feel one bit guilty about it either ;) And the grand total was less than $2!


  1. WOW - you are a crafting GODDESS. I totally have to bow down to you! They came out SO good and you should be so proud of yourself because they look AWESOME. You should make a few more pairs and sell them yourself.

  2. Oh Yes You Can!! And you did a GREAT job of it too!! Good for you for not telling her. Masshole Mommy is right... you should sell them.

  3. OMG seriously Theresa??!! You need to start your OWN Etsy shop!!! You are super talented and that's even better than what was on Ebay I'm sure! I agree, you should start selling some of these fabulous items you make!!

  4. Hah, you rock! Have I told you that lately? :)

  5. very nice..

  6. This is Awesome! Thank God my children have not discovered Ebay yet. I curse the day!
    Fabulous job on the earings by the way!

  7. Ur AWESOME Theresa!!! Woohoo!!

    Have a great weekend :)

  8. wow!!! you did a fabulous she takes after you.

  9. Yes, pretty outstanding portrait.

  10. You are such a genius! I'm so out of it but who's that boy?? Haha

    AI @ Sakura Haruka

  11. Great post and very creative Mommy and earrings ~

    (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Um... you are a genius. Please come raise my kids when I have them. Also I think it's totally adorable that your daughter is obsessed with ebay. A modern day gal! Just found your blog and I'm excited to get to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along...

    newest follower :)

  13. New follower from the blog hop!

    Cute earrings :)


  14. So. Is the boy on the earrings her boyfriend??

  15. She is so lucky to have a mom that is so creative! Something I would absolutely do. Why not just make it yourself? hehe

  16. Ha ha you rock! She was probably so excited.

    Now you'll have to make some monster ones for your niece. You already have the supplies.


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