Archives for December 2010

Share.Inspire.Create. #3

It's time to Share, Inspire, & Create! Guess what time it is... It's the last weekend of the month!.. which means... {If you aren't sure what Share.Inspire.Create. is, click the button to read all about it} I've Shared lots of ideas and tutorials with you. I'm thrilled I was able to Inspire you enough to Create one of your own! Here are all the amazing crafts & projects you guys have been busy working on! The Whisonant's made a TERRA COTTA CHRISTMAS TREE: Kat's Almost Purrfect World made a TERRA COTTA CHRISTMAS TREE: A blog called Jeremiah 29:11 made … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas! Roundup of HOH xmas crafts

Well, I did it! I managed to post every.single.Christmas-related-post. before the 25th! Thank you so much for making my year the best one yet! I started this blog in March and what a ride it's been! From my family to yours... ...Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, and a Happy Pastafarianism to you! Here's a recap of this Holiday season! I made a few crafts... Terra Cotta Christmas Trees were a big hit! Get them in green & red, silver & blue, or with pom-poms! Pinecone artwork Nutcrackers! My favorite craft this … [Read more...]

The Red Lantern

Here's the view of my entry way and family room from the front door. Don't look too closely or you might see the crap I shoved out of the way to give the illusion that I keep a clean house. ;) Okay, the real reason for this post. The Red Lantern. I'm finally on the lantern-bandwagon. I see lanterns all.over.blogland. And I love them. A lot. When I was at IKEA a few weeks ago I totally scored on this red lantern. It was marked down to $9! I had to buy it that.very.second. I wasn't sold on the red and was considering spray painting it, but it has totally grown … [Read more...]

Entry table gets Christmas-ified

We're in the final stetch before Christmas and I'm determined to get every.single.last.Christmas-related-post. up before the 25th. I think I can do it! I've been tweaking my new entry table trying to get a cute setup on it. When I first showed it to you guys it looked like this: empty and ready for filling! It then morphed into this hodge-podge of random Christmas stuff. After that I hit IKEA and found this black table runner for $5. I LOVE the table runner. It really brings everything together and anchors it. Finally I completed my glitter frame and … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #29

* Share.Inspire.Create. will be posted SUNDAY, December 26th instead of Saturday in lieu of Christmas.* * If you host a LINK PARTY please add it to my new link HERE* To see last weeks party, click HERE! I love going through these links each week. I'm in awe at all the talent there is in this world. Here are a few things I especially loved. Possible made adorable leg warmers for her baby. Cute ruffle bloomers? Check. Cute baby bum? Check. Cute Santa leg warmers? Check. Suzy's Sitcom made some one-time-use hand soaps. Aren't they cute and … [Read more...]

Confessions of Christmas

I have a few confessions to make. Confession #1: I label all my Christmas gifts with a SHARPIE. I know, it's horrible. Most people use ribbon and bows and beautiful gift tags. I use a sharpie. My parents have done it since I was little, and it just rubbed off on me. I can't imagine labeling gifts any other way. Confession #2: Yesterday I threw away all the Christmas candy and the homemade gingerbread houses that the kids made. I didn't want the candy temptation around me anymore because I've put on a few pounds (8 actually) this season and my clothes … [Read more...]

glitter pinecones – the worlds most inefficient tutorial

I had this wonderful awful idea to add glitter to a few pinecones. Isn't it purdy? I love glitter!! Best.Stuff.Ever. Seriously. I love it. (I also love being an amateur photographer. Do you like my "fancy" photos?) As you can plainly see, I made a white glitter pinecone. But I also made a red one! Yup, I made a total of two glitter pinecones. After that I gave up because they were a PAIN in the you-know-what if you know what I mean. I bought this 3-pack of glitter from Dollar Tree. And I thought, "What better way to use this glitter than to … [Read more...]