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Felt Hearts

I don’t send out Valentines cards every year, but this year I decided to get crafty and make a card that’s actually a usable gift.

Because I’m sending these gifts to a few of my special girlfriends, I wanted it to be something that was personal and could be used in different ways.  After coming across a piece of leather I had stashed away I decide to make a keepsake heart charm.

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 Happy Saturday to you all.

Just dropping in today to share a fun spring-is-coming DIY craft you can make this weekend, along with a few links I think you’ll love.

Flower Monogram

how-to tutorial 

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If you’ve ever thought about opening an Etsy shop or already have one, here’s a great article on Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur.

This quote is a driving force in my life right now.

15 Ways to Live a Year With No Regrets!  Powerful wisdom.

This kitchen renovation is pretty amazing.  I especially love the free-standing console and that chalkboard.

If you love food served in a bowl like I me, you’ll want to try these healthy recipes.

Shelly

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DIY Mug Wrap by ConfettiStyle4

Is there anything better than a steaming cup of  hot chocolate with a swirl of whip cream and chocolate sprinkles during the cold weather months?

A cup of spiced tea comes close in my book but I prefer hot chocolate when I relaxing at the end of a long day.

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend.

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard (13) copy

I’m excited to share my latest DIY Christmas craft with you today!  I had an idea in my mind to create a Christmas Countdown using my chalkboard and originally planned to use burlap bags to hold a daily treat.

I was going to stencil numbers onto the front of each bag and hang it on my chalkboard with a magnetic clothes pin.

Each bag was going to hold a little treat  or a special message that my hubby and I could share each day.

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard (16)

My Christmas Countdown was going to be  cute and whimsical, and fit in with my black, white and red tartan Christmas decor theme.

Then it happened…

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Hi there.  I hope you weekend is starting off great.

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead doing a little decorating around my place and putting the final touches on a few client homes I’ll be decorating next week.  I’m also hoping to get a few craft and DIY gift projects crossed of  the list.

If you like to make some of your holiday gifts, here’s one I thought you might like to try.

Enjoy and be inspired!

DIY Clay Dish

How to: DIY Clay Dish

Shelly

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I’m in the process of putting together our Thanksgiving table and one of the elements I wanted to include was Glitter Stripe Taper Candles.  I usually burn pillar candles as part of any table setting I create but I love the look of taper candles as part of the centerpiece.

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Welcome to November!  I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

I was busy this weekend teaching a holiday decorating workshop at a local store and working on my plans for my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  I’ll be sharing more about the gift guide tomorrow and a great giveaway that I have in the works.

Until then, let’s wrap our heads around the fact that Christmas is just 8 weeks away!  So much to do and so little time!

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With the holiday season nearing (ok, it’s already here) and I’ve begun thinking about the holiday cards and letters I want to send this year.  Every year I plan to make handcrafted Christmas cards and some years time gets the best of me and I end up not sending any cards or  I find myself sending New Years cards well after the New Year has begun. My hopes are high this year that I’ll find the time to  make my cards by hand but just in case I don’t there are lots of other ways I can personalized my holiday correspondence.

Check out these creative ideas for personalizing cards and letters, and let me know which is your favorite!

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Handmade Halloween Candy Box6 copy

I may have mentioned before that my mom is part of group of women that get together every month to play POKENO. They bet pennies and at the end of the day all of the pennies are collected and put in a large jar.  Around Christmas time the group gathers the pennies they’ve collected throughout the year and buy non-parishable food.  Then they create gift bags filled with food and treats and take the bags to the local nursing home to hand out to the patients there.  This is a pretty major gesture since most of the ladies in my moms group are in their 80’s!

Handmade Halloween Candy Box7 copy

Since my mom is hosting the October  Pokeno party, I thought I’d send a box of candy to her so all the ladies could enjoy it at their gathering.  Of course I couldn’t send a store bought box of candy so I got busy making a crafting a custom candy box.

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