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Stocking Advent Calendar

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I've been SUPER busy this week working on Christmas projects! Here's one I had to work up on a deadline seeing as how it's an advent calendar! The original plan for the advent calendar was to go up my stairwell upstairs, but once I made it it became quickly apparent that it was too long for that space, so I had to improvise. Anyways, check out my advent calendar! You Need: 24 stockings (.75 at the dollar store) Glue gun Glue Dots Scrapbook paper Advent Countdown tags from Clean Mama 24 clothes pins Candy to fill the stockings Paper punches (scalloped and regular circle) Long strand of ribbon Something to hang the strand I … [Read more...]

Handmade Gift Exchange

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This year is my first year that I can honestly say I'm a true "craft-a-holic". It all started with preparing for my son's first birthday party last year and finding tons of amazing bloggers that gave me LOADS of inspiration. With the inspiration, I discovered link parties and other people's blogs. With other people's blogs, I've been loaded down with ideas and confidence that if that woman can do it, why can't I?! And now I have that "I can make that!" attitude about a lot of things. It's amazing how much I've changed in the past year, in retrospect. Someone who wouldn't step foot in a craft store without being totally overwhelmed and now I … [Read more...]

I Am Grateful For…

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I am grateful for...my son, my husband, my parents, my baby brother, my inlaws and extended family and all of our health and happiness.I am grateful for...our home and all the things that we call ours because we worked hard for it.I am grateful for...our jobs. My husband and I both have jobs we like and where we feel we can stay for a while.I am grateful for...my friends. I may not have TONS of friends, but the friends I do have are close and amazing individuals.I am grateful for...blogging. I feel that blogging has sparked my creativity and opened up my world to a whole new group of people. It truly is a passion I have developed over the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

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Have you all seen my Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath yet from my guest post at Sugar Bee Crafts? Well if you haven't, check it out!I LOVE wreathes, they're one of my most favorite things to make and we don't yet have a Thanksgiving wreath for our front door, so this was the perfect opportunity to make one and show all of you what I came up with.  I call this my Thanksgiving Turkey wreath and I made it using things I had around my craft room {as you can tell, I have a lot of unused materials in my craft room haha}.Here's the materials you need to make this wreath:Wreath form--I used a straw formBurlap to wrap the wreathYarnRibbon (optional)Hot … [Read more...]

Glass Mosiac Tile Project

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I'm a little behind this week on blogging. I had so many guest posts happening this week that I kind of got off track with everything else I wanted to tell you about! Yesterday my hubby and I dropped our son off to my parents to spend the night with them overnight for the first time. It was actually a LOVELY day spending time with my husband and just doing what we wanted to do. It seems like forever since it's been just us. So we spent the day roaming Lowe's, getting Christmas lights set up, watching our DVR'ed shows and then we spent the evening at Abuelo's for dinner and watching a movie. It was wonderful. I love my son more than anything … [Read more...]

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps

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Each week it seems I have issues trying to incorporate a healthy meal with something tasty and quick to make. Today, in an effort to mix it up a bit, I tried out a recipe I discovered on Pinterest from Mels Kitchen Cafe.com. The recipe is for Crispy Southwest Chicken wraps and it's REALLY good. As a matter of fact, my husband described it as "tremendous" when he was done! YAY!!!! AND my little boy, the pickiest of eaters, also ate it obligingly. DOUBLE SCORE!So here's the recipe.I edited it a little bit to fit my family. Here's how I made it: INGREDIENTS:1 cup cooked rice, warm or at room temperature1 cup cooked chicken (I cooked with garlic … [Read more...]

Santa Belt Wreath

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I'm SO excited to be visiting today to show off my first Christmas wreath of the season! My favorite holiday decor has to be anything with a Santa belt on it. I have mugs, dishtowels, ornaments and more that have the Santa Belt on it, but to date I do not have a wreath. So when I was thinking of a fun Christmas idea to share with all of you, I thought that this would be the perfect chance to make my Santa Belt Christmas Wreath! You know the best thing about this wreath is how easy it is to make! You don't have to be a serious crafter to make this wreath. It's quick and easy and you'll have something homemade to show off on your door during … [Read more...]

Modern Bird Studios Epic Photo Contest

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Hi guys! I entered one of our recent family photos into a photo contest this week at Modern Bird Studios. We need votes to get into the top 10 and then a judging panel will choose the winner of a peice of artwork using our photo that is valued at over $400!! I already have a Modern Bird peice and would LOVE another for FREE. This photo of Andrew and Casey was submitted and I love it. Please help vote for my photo by LIKING Modern Bird Studios on Facebook (if you don't already) and then liking this picture--only the 3rd photo in (yay! So easy to find!!!). I hope you can take a few minutes out of your day to help me out. I love Modern Bird's … [Read more...]

The Weight We Lost Monday #2

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Week One is checked off on WeightWatchers! Whoo hoo! Last week was a bit of a struggle for me towards the end. I had Friday off and then had a bit of baking to do for some posts on the blog, so it’s AWFULLY hard to bake wonderful treats, but not be able to try them out. So my weight loss wasn’t as spectacular as I’d like, but my first week is down and I lost 1 lb. That’s not typical for me on WeightWatchers. Typically I see a 2-3 lb. weight loss each week and when I weighed myself mid-week last week I had lost 2 lbs. So I really contribute the 1 lb. loss to my eating habits over the weekend. Oh well…I’ll make up for it this week. … [Read more...]