Sssh, don't tell... and Giveaway~

Come here...I have something to show you.  Some inner green goodness.  Didy you know the heart Chakra in yoga is green!   I love that, because our heart is always growing!   Here is a bit about the Chakra:

Green chakra relates to love/self love - the ability to give and take unconditionally. When balanced we are able to give love and also to love and nurture ourselves.  Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
positive aspects of green                                                
            - compassion
            - generosity
            - harmony/balance
            - loving         
negative aspects of green
            - indifference
            - jealousy
            - miserly
            - bitterness

I'm making some items for Christmas that are very green!

*Oops, I thought I saved a holiday gift card.  I bet, I cut it up, lol. 

 * via Starbucks

I was at Starbucks  this weekend and spied the new, holiday gift cards.  I grabbed a few. Ssssh, don't tell... I had an idea...
I have seen earrings made out of credit cards. Have you?  I thought these would be intriguing.  My daughter has a few friends she swaps gifts with every year.  I always try to create something. We buy something to go with it or tuck a gift inside.  Most of my daughter's friends frequent Starbucks.  So, this is my plan.  I am making pouches out of coffee bags, earrings out of gift cards and adding a gift card, so they can indulge in a holiday treat,  their choice.

 They really do have a greenish, silver look to them.  

 *My daughter was my model~

In light of green being about recycling n' giving...I'm giving a set of earrings, a pouch and gift card away to YOU!

 Just leave a comment and tell me what your favorite drink is.  If you guess my fav ,I will count that as another chance to win.  I have 3 favorites, so your chances are good.  For each correct guess, I will add your name to the hat. 

For all you tea lovers, Starbucks is opening a Tazo Tea shop.  I happen to love both coffee n' tea.   Do you love coffee, tea or Hot Chocolate?  Remember tell me what is your favorite...  And if you guess mine one or all three, you will have more chances to win.

On December 5th, I will announce the winner!

 Good luck and think green.... I will be sharing some Green Christmas tips with you, soon... :D

Oh, here is a peek of some other green things I am making...

 Yes, a Christmas tea, lol I mean tree


*a recycled, green bird~

No, he isn't done yet....I will show you the bird and pouch later on.  
I have to go back to the FROG-my workshop and get busy!
Furnished Room Over Garage

Please leave a comment, to win! 


Those are credit cards in her ears? Your creativity astounds me.
And you know what Kermit says - it's not easy being green.
Unknown said…
Those are amazing earrings! What a truly touching gift. My youngest nephew's favorite color is green and we painted his room a very bright green. I also gave him green Christmas lights and helped him string them around his room so he has green lights all year. I have blue, my favorite color.

I think you probably like the chai tea. Me, my fave is the Green Tea Frappuccino.
Lolamouse said…
You are amazingly clever, girl! I love those earrings and that tea tree is so cool that I may have to steal the idea! My fav Starbucks drink is currently the Salted Caramel Macchiato. My guess is that you like something decadent like that too. Or maybe you're a Chai fan?
Mary Ann Potter said…
I love coffee --- the richer, the better! I imagine you do, too. These are very cool gifts, Ellen! Let me guess your favorites; they're mine, anyway -
1. the new salted caramel macchiato
2. peppermint mocha
3. green chai tea, either hot or iced
Gail said…
I am a tea drinker. Iced sweet or hot chamomile.

Wonderfully creative gift.
Hart Johnson said…
Oh, I love that gift idea! Creative and fun and affordable! I'm a coffee girl, though I love chai latte, too.
Camille Picott said…
I did not know green was the color of the heart chakra! Very cool. I love the green tea Christmas tree -- I seriously need one of those, only about 100 times bigger! :)
Alaine88 said…
I am a coffee drinker. I love vanilla lattes.
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Wanda said…
You really come up with the neatest ideas Ella. I'm guessing one of your favorites is Cherry Coke, which I happen to like as well ;) Though this time of year I find myself sipping on cappuccino.
Mary said…
Wonderful ideas, Ella. I am thoroughly impressed. I would like to put you in charge of making my Christmas gifts. I think I may steal the 'green' theme. I will guess one of your drinks is a low fat latte!!
Grace said…
How creative Ella ~ Green is my favorite color ~

My fav drink is chocolate (I am not a coffee drinker) Smiles ~
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Maude Lynn said…
Ella, those are so cute!

I'm a boring, black coffee girl.
Anonymous said…
Wow - you are very creative. Pretty great! k.
Ella said…
Manicdaily-Thank you ;D

Mama Zen-No, that isn't boring! It is strong :D

Grace-Thank you! Yum... Green is my favorite color, too ;D

Mary-Thank you! Yes, a green Christmas can be fun ;D I will share soon, my fav three~

Wanda-You know I love Cherry coke, ;D Thank you~ And I know you love it, too~

Alaine88-Yum! Great choice :D

Camille-You made me laugh! lol
Yes, that would be a wonderful, type of serenitea ;D

Hart-I'm like you a coffee girl, but I also like tea~ :D Thank you-Green rock!

Gail-I like tea iced and coffee, too. No, not together! Thank you :D

Mary Ann-Thank you! I love your picks ;D I'll tell soon...

Lolamouse-Thank you! I love to make trees. My next attempt a Poet tree, lol. I love your picks, too. ;D

Melissa-Sounds wonderful! I want a green room ;D My daughter's room is the color of a Granny Smith Apple. You are so fun~ I love your choice~

Alex-Nice! I like that and it is true, it isn't! lol ;D Thank you!
Susie Clevenger said…
You are so talented!! Your imagination to create is endless.
Ella said…
Hi Susie-Thank you, so are you! :D
I hope so...I'm trying, lol
Hannah said…
Ella!! I didn't know that green is the heart chakra!! So interesting...I'd like to study more...I have a women's Yoga book that gets into some of this chakra cool my green loving ss you know my favorite is green, too!!

You are so crafty, the earrings and I love your Christmas tea!!! favorite....I love a green or black chai with lots of milk and a frothy steamed milk topping with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa on top...mmm so good!

Your favorite...well, I remember that you get iced-Starbucks as a regular drink when it's hot but that is probably necessity and not really a favorite...I want to say a mocha-chino might be a favorite of your if you were to sit in and have a special drink...that or maybe my favorite maybe that's your favorite too since we ARE twins!! lol

Love you my creative friend!!

I'll have to remember to return here to see what your favorite is...I don't get blogger updates and half the time am not even to follow because I'm in word press kind of a pain.
Ella said…
I'll be back to comment, but you won't know my favorite till Dec. 5th!
Good luck ;D
Dee said…
My favorite drink is the caramel brulee latte but I'm going to guess yours is a chai latte, vanilla soy latte, and caramel macchiatto :)

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Also, very impressed by the earrings!