Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What I Wore-My Ugly Christmas Sweater

Happy Wednesday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas,I know I did!


Here are a few pics from my long weekend!


my moms Christmas tree 




sunburst wreath I made using straws




me and the hubs in our ugly poinsettia sweaters





me-my mom-sis in our ugly sweaters





me and my sequin sweater- picked it up at the Goodwill for $3.75
and come to find out it was a designer brand from Italy 




Our First Christmas ornament





Do you have a family tradition?

In my family we dress up in ugly sweaters, open gifts, watch A Christmas Story,
go eat Chinese, and go to a movie.

It was so much fun!
Us girls went and saw Breaking Dawn, while the boys watched Mission Impossible!






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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas to all my sweet blog friends!

I hope you all have the BEST day and a Happy Happy New YEAR!!


I'll be back in a couple days!







Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping

Happy Thursday!

Still have presents that need wrapping?
Out of wrapping paper?

Here are some quick, cheap, & pretty ways to wrap your gifts,
and there all from kraft paper.

Be inspired..


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twine..glitter stars..ribbon





How to Make a Paper Bow

Click HERE to see a tutorial on how to make the paper bow.





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stamps and ribbon





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scrapbook paper monograms







simply add yarn






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book pages and twine







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Click HERE for the printable tags!



Here is a sneak peek at some of the wrapping I did for the hubs b-day last week!


kraft paper--and left over fabric scraps to make a bow & border.





Us out celebrating his birthday! 
:)



Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday Motivation--Letting Go

Happy Monday!


Monday Motivation & Inspiration


bol-d:

love the writing 




"Learn to let things you cannot control GO"


I'm pretty sure I said that quote over and over last week.
I'm so glad it's a new week. 
Last week-I felt like I was letting every. single. thing bother me.
Which in my case was getting me very depressed.
I caught myself "worrying" over the little things--things I have NO control over.

When all I simply need to do is this..
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Have a wonderful day!



Call Me Blessed



Friday, December 16, 2011

Pin-Spiration Crochet Edition

Happy Friday!

I finally finished one of my Pin-Spiration projects 
and thought I would share it with you!
If you don't follow me on Pinterest, then you probably don't know that I'm 
obsessed with crochet.
Yep, it's true-You can thank my Grandma and a few good friends for teaching me.

Here are a few things I have created.






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wrapped button bracelet



My Creation





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Coffee Cozy 



My Creation





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Convertible Cowl



My Creation








What have YOU pinned lately and MADE?

I want to know--leave me a link to it!
I would love to FEATURE your Pin-Spirations!








Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ryan Gosling--He Totally Gets My Unfinished Projects!

Happy Tuesday!


I found THIS site---and I can't even handle it!
I mean seriously,  Ryan Gosling & handmade = LOVE.



I probably will frame this picture and let it hang in my living room..
because if I had a dollar for every time my husband said:
"Wow babe--you and all your unfinished projects"
I would be a rich woman! 




I'm so glad Ryan Gosling understands me!





Monday, December 12, 2011

Our Christmas Tree

Happy Monday!

I wanted to give you all a little sneak peek at my Christmas tree!
My mom and I put the finishing touches on it Thursday!

Take a look--






Tree topper we made with deco mesh and gold sprigs.
We used THIS tutorial to make the bow.











I actually bought 95% of my ornaments at my local dollar store
called Mighty Dollar.

The rest {like the green flower} I bought for 50% off at Hobby Lobby!


This years trend was purple, gold, and green.

I think it looks like a Mardi Gras tree.

I love it! 


Do you have a picture of your Christmas Tree?

I would love to see it!
leave me a link to your blog or upload a picture of it to my Facebook Page.

Click HERE to go to my Facebook Page.






Friday, December 9, 2011

Not Your Average Christmas Mantel

Happy Friday!

If your one of the lucky homeowners that has a fireplace mantel, then this post isn't for you!
Just kidding, If your like me, I don't have a mantel to hang my stockings from.
I found THIS website that shows 10 wonderful ways to hang stockings 
WITHOUT a mantel.

Take a look 

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Hang from a wooden branch.



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Hang them from a bookcase.




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Hang them from a wooden peg board.





Hang them from a wooden ladder.




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Hang them from your piano.




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Hang them from a staircase.





Hang them from your bed.


Super cute huh?

I might not have a mantel, but I do have a bookcase and some stairs I could hang them from.




Do you have a mantel, if so, do you decorate it?





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