Archives for December 2011

Easy custom monogrammed Disney Water Bottles tutorial

** This Giveaway is now Closed. The winner is announced HERE.** I have to show you the CUTEST thing I made using my Silhouette for our Disney World Vacation: OMG, cuteness overload, right?! I was so excited when I made them that I actually texted a picture of them to Ben and my sisters. I couldn't wait to show you guys too! This is why I love my Silhouette. I whipped up these Disney themed water bottles in just a few minutes, yet they look totally fabulous. Anyone can make stuff this cute. You won't even believe how easy it is! I found these water bottles at my local … [Read more...]

A Disney Christmas & some announcements

Gooooooood Morning, VIETNAM! I'm back, I'm back, I'm back. I feel like I haven't been online in for-eveh! Last week we went with Ben's entire family (18 people total) to... Walt Disney World! (Pardon Travis's hilarious face. He was squinting from the sun. This is the only family photo we took the whole week!) The trip was such a blast, but oh so tiring! We need a vacation just to recover from the vacation. Not even a horrible stomach bug that had seven people in our party (including myself) puking our guts out kept us from having a great time. Disney really is "The … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #80

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, and a Happy Pastafarianism to you! Whatever you believe in (or don't), enjoy your day off work! My family celebrates Christmas, but no matter what your thang is, make it a merry one. :) (House of Hepworths is committed to a policy of providing equal blogging and friendship to all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. HoH does discriminate against … [Read more...]

Silver Tinsel Ornaments

Hey peeps! I made this tutorial for Under The Table and Dreaming's Handmade Ornament Series last week. I'm reposting it here in case you missed it over there. I'm here to show you the easiest ornament in the world to make, yet one of my very favorites... Silver Tinsel Ornaments To make these simple sparkle ornaments you will need: * clear glass ornaments * silver garland Hey, I said they were easy, didn't I? Simply cut the garland into 1" strips and stuff into each of the glass ornaments. Pop the top back on and twist an ornament hook onto each … [Read more...]

50 Holiday wreaths you don’t want to miss (Roundup)

When you think of pretty much any holiday, what decor item pops into your head? When I think of "holiday" I think, WREATHS! Every holiday has them. They adorn fireplace mantles, front doors, mirrors, and hallways. Adding a festive wreath instantly transforms your space. It's the quickest and easiest way to bring any holiday into your home. Christmas wreaths are probably the most popular holiday wreath on the planet. People love decorating for THE Holidays (you know, like how people say "THE CITY" and it's automatically assumed they are talking about NYC? You say "The Holidays" and … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: The Elephant’s Trunk

Hey there everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm usually blogging over at my blog, The Elephant's Trunk or creating items for my Etsy shop of the same name. In my Etsy shop I sell handmade wine accessories and original acrylic canvases. A couple of months ago I shared a tutorial on my blog for wine monograms I made for my kitchen so when Allison asked me to stop by and hang out here for the day I knew I wanted to share them here with you all. Take a peek... I first saw this idea pinned via this site on Pinterest and I knew that it was something that I had … [Read more...]

Advent & Countdown Calendars, Oh My! (Roundup)

There have been so many amazing Advent Calendars and Countdown to Christmas crafts in my link parties that I wanted to share some of the creativeness with you - just in case you missed it the first go 'round. Let's start with my Advent Calendar I made last month. I recently shared what toys and trinkets I stuffed my Advent Calendar with. Here are a bunch more ways to count down to Christmas. Even if you haven't been counting down, it's not too late! Start now. The kids will love it. * The hyperlink above each Calendar is the blogger who created the project * Southern … [Read more...]