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Christmas Crafting GIVEAWAY!!! (and bloghop!)

craft giveaway for christmas

Let’s start this black friday—with a ginormous giveaway!!! (fyi….we need to start calling it black week…since they keep bumping up the sales!) everything you need to get your craft on this christmas buttons, bells. ribbon, fabric, bows, stickers, embossing pads. doiles, brads, paint, glitter, straws, stencils, baking cups, pipe cleaners…. and I went through and [...]

Don’t let the holidays FRY you out….

Christmas fry boxes

this is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own Tis the season! Christmas is a month away! ONE MONTH! (where did the time go!) Luckily  the recollection brand at Michaels have everything you need to get you through christmas in  style! The end of the paper crafting department is filled with all these [...]

christmas candy countdown with free printables

christmas countdown using candy and tulle

this posted last year at design dazzle… and  i wanted to put it up here before dec 1 started so you have time to whip one out for your kids! There is nothing thing we love more around these parts than fun ways to countdown for christmas! this year….while we were swimming in halloween candy [...]

Get yourself some happy mail! POTTER PACKS!

potters packs

I have to say…one of my favorite things about being a blogger is that I get lots of fun packages in the mail. I don’t care if it’s toilet paper that is getting mailed to you…If its on your doorstep in a brown box…you are instantly excited!   but guess what! You don’t have to [...]

Christmas wonderful linky party! come link up your crafts!


Did you know that Santa’s elves have a favorite dinner? Elf spaghetti is what they always choose to eat on Christmas Eve. To see the easy and yummy details go here. You may have seen Design Dazzle‘s 5th annual Christmas Wonderful series is in full swing! We’ve had some fabulous Christmas ideas from some talented [...]

Wooden star–Trim the tree!

wooden star

Have you started decorating for the Holidays?  Over 35 of your favorite bloggers have come together to share their fun and festive ideas.  From Ornaments to Tree Skirts,  you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree!   Mine is super dang easy!….a wooden star… and guess [...]

turkey cheese ball–thanksgiving appetizer!

turkey cheese ball-best cheese ball recipe

let’s face it…thanksgiving is alllllll about the food! (probably why I love it so!) And sometimes you have to sit around and wait for that food…and the anticipation will kill you. So this little appetizer is perfect! It’s the.best.cheeseball EVER. (seriously….i can eat one by myself!) and of course you can add some eyes and [...]

craft lightning….giant wood tags

christmas tags for presents

I’ve got a super fun and easy Christmas project for you today…that I’m kinda in love with. You need a little power tool love. But let me tell you..If I can do it…YOU can do it! I have this little thing…(jigsaw?) It’s pretty awesome and I can make alot of things with it without having [...]

glue gun 101

glue gun tips and tricks

This post is about 5 years in the making. I mean I AM a girl and a glue gun…. and I’m finally getting around to posting all my glue gun tips and tricks! glue gun 101. cause it rhymes. If your glue gun looks nasty…then guess what? you are awesome. That means you use it…often. [...]

Thanksgiving shoutouts

Amazing thanksgiving roundup

ah! I’ve missed my shoutouts! So I’m bringing it back with a bang! Thanksgiving is going to be on us stat (hello…wasn’t it just halloween?) I love fall colors. I love food. I love family. So thanksgiving is a favorite around these parties!   dolen diaries stay at home artist   better recipes   thirty [...]