Monday, November 30, 2009


Wow!! These are soooo cute! I really want the cuff ruffles...I am dying! Check them out at Ruffles and Stuff.

cookies for santa

I love these fun little jars! This is another great gift that could easily be made for friends and neighbors. Check it out at Make It. Do It.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

glitter star ornament

I love that this ornament is simple enough for a kid to make but looks fancy enough to have been bought at some cute boutique. Check it out at Her Cup Overfloweth.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Felt Mr. Potato Head

This little guy would make a perfect addition to my kiddos church bags. He is so cute and so quiet....which is wonderful!! There are endless possibilities for additional pieces for this potato! I would love to make one. Make it and Love it has more pictures and a tutorial here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

no matter where we are...

I had to laugh today when I got on the blog and saw that my sister and I had posted the same project. It just makes me happy to have someone that just "gets" me (even on the simple things like sequin trees). Love you B!!!

Sequined Tree

My holiday project to do list is getting longer and longer, but I couldn't pass up adding this vintage inspired sequined tree. This would make a lovely addition to any holiday home decor. I love the look of it. Living with Lindsay was featured on Centsational Girl and that is where I found this fun project. Click here for the tutorial.

sequin tree and boxwood letter wreath

This is very pretty and I just love anything sparkly...found on Centsational Girl from Living with Lindsey.
She also has a tutorial for this cute faux boxwood letter wreath here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

button trees

What a cute and easy decoration for fall, made with buttons and burlap...two of my favorites. Check it out Inspiring Creations.

adorable holiday tags

I am so in love with these silhouette holiday tags. If you get a gift from me for Christmas don't be surprised if you see on of these on it. Check it out at Vol.25.

homespun mannequin

This could be such a fun accent to any little girls room, craft room, sewing room, etc. I just love the sweetness that it brings. Check it out at Tea Rose Room.

gratitude tree

With Thanksgiving in only a few days this is a quick and easy project that could really add an extra focus on what Thanksgiving is all about. Check it out Show Me Crafts.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

ruffled Christmas shirts

I adore these, but especially the cute!! Check it out at Ruffles and Stuff.

ruffled hand towels

These are so cute and would be a great gift for the holidays. You literally could just use any fabric scrap that you have lying around. So cute!! Check them out at Smile and Wave.

Friday, November 20, 2009

pumpkin spice playdough

How fun for your kids to play with this yummy smelling playdough. My girls will love this...check it out at Roots and Wings.

how to color your own glitter

Pretty cool trick...check it out at Soap and the Finer.

apple crisp

Thank you, I think I will be making this can too just check out A Field Journal for the recipe. I mean how can you resist...I can't!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

$1 fall banner

I was so excited the other day when I found all of these knitted squares at the thrift store for $1 dollar. The colors where perfect for fall and when I saw them I immediately knew how I could put them to use. As you can see, I strung them on clothesline and made myself a totally cute fall banner. So easy, so inexpensive and so fun!

plush pumpkins

These are so much fun and the photography is just yummy...I love it!! Check out a GREAT tutorial for these cute little pumpkins at Thompson Family-Life.

palette rack and shelf

I need this palette plate rack holder for my kitchen...found here

and this beautiful shelf would be the perfect compliment...found here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

caramel sauce with labels

I was so excited when I came across this recipe/ just have to read the directions for yourself, but I had no idea that you could make caramel sauce like is so cool! Not to mention Michelle from This Crazy Life has made up some super cool labels to complete the process for you. I honestly think this would be so fun for friends and family, all wrapped up in a little basket with some apples and other fun treats to dip in caramel. Can't wait to try it out. Check it out HERE.

Pottery Barn Inspired Wreath

On Made With Love & Glue she has a tutorial on how to make a super cute Pottery Barn inspired holiday wreath. She makes her for pennies compared to the Pottery Barn price tag of $79.00. Gotta love a great deal....and when it looks like this you can love it that much more!! =)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fun Fall Cupcakes

I first saw these cupcakes on Cookin' Up Crafty Fun and thought they were so cute. The little acorns....oh my goodness, adorable!! The directions for the cupcakes can be found here. Also check out the apple cupcakes, turkey cupcakes and the cute Indian corn cupcakes. Perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday!!

pom pom wreath

I love anything with these adorable pom poms...emphasis on the word love!! This wreath looks like so vintage to me and I can't wait to choose a color scheme so I can make one of my own. Check it out at Bluebird (love this blog).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Silhouette Ornaments

I'm thinking these would look really really cute on my Christmas Tree this year! What do you think?!? Check them out here at Roots and Wings.

Friday, November 13, 2009

mod podge star

Bring new life to an old star this Christmas...check it out at Make It and Love It.

PB look-alike shelf

My daughters room has a window that is just begging for this shelf. I love this because I hate putting things too tall in front of a window because then it blocks your light, but I also hate putting something small that my kids could stand on and have a potential accident out the window (I know paranoid). This solves the problem....and is beyond cute. Check it out here from Beneath My Heart.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

3 fun projects

This morning when I stopped by favorite blog to check in the morning. I saw all three of these projects that I loved. I thought I would share all of them with all of we go!

Adorable washer ornaments...I am sure you have seen these washers made into necklaces but here they are put to use in another fantastic way. Check them out at Nannygoat.

Of course I am a sucker for any fancy necklace with pearls and flowers and whatever else can make it look fancy. Love this Anthropologie look alike and you can make your own by checking out Infarrantly Creative.

And then I had to save these little cuties for last. I love, love, love this little dolls and want to make tons of my own. Check them out at Homemade by Jill where you can also find a free pattern...thank you!!

ruffled tuxedo shirt

These are everywhere...and I love them. I especially thought this version by IS*LY was especially cute. Check it out on her blog...HERE.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

thanks banner

Very cute and cheerful banner for Thanksgiving. I want to make one for Christmas too! What word would you use? Check it out at Bee in our Bonnet.

paper wrapped vases

So pretty, and I love the fall colors...check them out at Natural Home .

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

homemade nature cards

My girls and I went on a little nature walk the other day and we wanted to make something special with all the little treasures we found. We decided that it would be fun to make "nature cards" for our friends. My five year old was very excited about writing invitations for play dates and delivering them to her friends.
This is a great project that required nothing other than some paper and glue that we already had and some quality time that I got to spend with my girls enjoying nature and crafting. What a great day!

Happy crafting!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

decoupage frames

I know these are in Halloween decor but the technique can be used on frames for any holiday or occasion. Can't wait to make some for the holidays. Check them out here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

winter wonderland cupcakes

I have never made cupcakes with fondant before but these have just made me decide that I can't wait any longer. How beautiful...wouldn't just one of these wrapped up pretty be such a fun gift for friends. Check them out at The Inspired Bride.

Friday, November 6, 2009

clip art crafts

I actually heard about Martha Stewart's clip art crafts on the On Demand feature on my TV. She has some beautiful table setting cards for Thanksgiving that I can't wait to use. I love when people do the work for me and all I have to do is push print. Check out all the fun projects here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Antique Cake Stand (or so it looks!!)

Instead of being on the computer I should actually be out shopping for hat boxes to make this fun cake stand that I saw on Shanty 2 Chic. I love it and I think it will look amazing on my counter!! Check out the tutorial here.

vintage gift tags

With the holidays coming up I could definitely use this tutorial to add a little something extra to my Christmas packaging. Check it out at Nice Package.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

glittered pumpkins

We had to add a glitter tutorial to the blog and this picture was so pretty we choose this one, from A Field Journal. In fact, her entire blog is so beautiful and fun...check it out!

book clock

Would this not be the perfect compliment to the book classy! I love it! Check it out at Ruffles and Stuff (love all of her stuff)!

book wreath

How awesome does this wreath look!! It totally reminds me of something out of Pottery Barn. Check it out at Living with Lindsay.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

pom pom pumpkin tree

I love making these cute little pom poms (they are addicting) and the other day thought of a fun little way to bring some "fall beauty" into my home while incorporating these cute pom poms.

All you will need is:
orange yarn
white yarn (optional)
glue gun and glue sticks
tree branch
and whatever other material you would like to make your leaves out of - felt, yarn, fabric, etc.
I used a combination of felt and yarn.

Using your orange yarn (and white if you choose), just follow this tutorial, from Bella Dia, and you will be a pom pom making expert (they are so easy).
side note: make sure not to cut the yarn that you tied your knot with. Those little strings will be the way that you attach your pom poms to your tree branch.

Once you have made the orange poms poms (and white if you choose) attach them to your tree branch, which you have placed in your vase.
Take whatever material you choose (felt, yarn, fabric) and cut out little leaves that are a complimenting size to your orange pom poms.
Get out your trusty glue gun and attach the leaves onto the pom poms that are already attached to your branch.
When you are happy with the way that they look, cut the remaining yarn off the pom pom and you are set.

Now you have a cute little pom pom pumpkin tree.

Happy Fall!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

much ado monday

We didn't have our link party last week, so hopefully everyone will check by today and share with us something fun!! Now that Halloween is over I know that there are tons of Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas out there. Can't wait to see them!!

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