Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Furbabies Stockings...

At our house, our furbabies are treated like human members of the family.  We celebrate their birthday, they always get baskets for Easter and stockings for Christmas.  We've had Max the longest and I bought his stocking for his first Christmas.  We had just been using an old stocking for Mia and now we have Lou, so I bought them each a cheap-o stocking and decided that I would put their names on them.




I'm going to wait until after Christmas so that I can buy them 3 coordinating ones when they go on clearance, but these will work just fine for this Christmas!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scarecrow Cookies...

We have a Thanksgiving tradition of doing a treat/craft with the kiddo's after we eat our Thanksgiving dinner. My sister and I always demonstrate while the kids make their own:

This year, I saw these cute Scarecrow Cookies on

They turned out darling:

It's a lot more fun than taking a nap after eating Thanksgiving dinner!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Glitter Eyelash Yarn Christmas Trees....

I made these super cute, fast and easy tree's over the weekend:

I used the Martha Stewart Glitter Eyelash yarn in green, red and silver, it is the cutest stuff ever! I love Martha!
I also used 3 styrofoam trees in different sizes.
Using a glue gun, I wrapped the yarn tightly around each tree and dabbed glue in various spots to hold it, then I added a stars to the top of each.
The silver one:

The green one:

The red one:

All three:

I love how they turned out!

Linking to:
& craftomaniac-monday
& just-something-i-whipped-up 
& trash-to-treasure-tuesday
& creationsbykara

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Moon Pie Turkeys....

Every year, my fun sis and I come up with a craft/treat for the kiddo's to make after we eat Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, we made "Moon Pie Turkeys":

They are super cute and easy!
What you need:
popsicle sticks
Candy Corns for the nose and tail feathers
M&M's or other round candies for the eyes
Chocolate Frosting for the glue
Nutter butters for the body
Hot Tamales for the gobbler thingy.

Just use your frosting to glue everything in place!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Decorated Tile Magnets....

Decorated tile magnet sets are great for neighbor and friend gifts:

Super easy and super cute and they work great for any holiday or birthday!

Linked to: craft-o-maniac-monday-link-party
& made-by-you-monday
& tipjunkieunkie

Friday, November 18, 2011

Altered Wood Dance Letters....

As I mentioned before, we are redecorating my daughters living space. She is a dancer, she loves to dance and is very good at it. I decorated this wood "Dance" shelf for her last room"

Because dancing is still such a huge part of her life, I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it, so I re-altered it to fit the new theme:

I love the hot pink feathers with the black and white stripes.  So much fun!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zebra Magnet Board...

I made this magnet board for Kadee several years ago. It didn't match her new zebra decor, so we altered it:


I used the zebra striped duck tape. It is perfect for covering frames and makes it super simple. Now it goes perfectly with her new room decor :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zebra Striped Shelves....

I'm slapping zebra stripes on about everything that I can get my hands on! I Mod Podged zebra striped paper onto 2 of my daughters shelves:

Now we just have to decide what cute stuff we will be putting on them =)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Decorated Wood Letters....

For the last 4 years, my daughters room has been in red, gold and black for her high school colors. Now that she has graduated, we made our basement into a mini-apartment for her and want to redo the theme of her room. She is a girly girl and has chosen zebra stripes and hot pink. I'm so excited to decorate it! I had made these wood letters for her with her old color scheme:

They now look like this:

I used embroidery paper for the hot pink ones because it was nice and thick.  It almost felt like wall paper:

For the white ones, I used felt.  It gives them a nice fuzzy texture:

I added ribbon to each one so that we can hang them on her wall:

And embellished them as well:

She loves rhinestones:

And sparkles:

And she was thrilled with how they turned out:

I have so many fun ideas to go with this theme!  Now I just need more time to get it all done :)

Linking to:
& mad-skills-party
& tipjunkie 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Appreciation Gift.....

The month of November is the perfect time to express our appreciation for the people in our lives, whether they be friends, neighbors, teachers or family. I made this easy "french fry" box of Kit Kat's for one of my sons sweet teachers:

There are so many people that do so much for me and my family.  It's nice to find a way to say thanks, even if it is just in the form of a simple handmade treat.  I made the french fry box using a free template that I had gotten years ago, (I believe you can find them online for free).  I used my bone folder to make the edges and glued the box together, then embellished it by inking the edges, putting the scrap paper band on it and then adding the stamped "Thanks A Bunch".  I threw in a couple broken up Kit-Kat bars for the "french fries" , wrapped it in cellophane and tied the cute ribbon around it.  The possibilities are endless with this one.  It just doesn't get any easier than this!

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somewhat simple

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Decor Items...

I've had several friends tell me that they don't decorate for Thanksgiving at all because, "There really isn't much to decorate with". GASP! Whatever! This breaks my beating heart! I love to decorate for Thanksgiving. I love to spend the month reflecting on all that I have to be thankful for and I absolutely DETEST that people jump straight from Halloween to Christmas. I do have more decorations for both Christmas and Halloween, however; I still deck the house out for Thanksgiving. Here is my November hutch:
There are all kinds of fun ways to decorate for Thanksgiving and Fall.  A few ideas would be:
Turkey's, pumpkins, leaves, pilgrims, Indians, scarecrows, corn cobs and even candy corns.  Don't overlook Thanksgiving in your decor!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Plate...

I make a "plate" for each month. This is my November "plate", and no, it's not technically a plate, I actually took a piece of tile and painted it:

Very easy to make and looks super cute on my counter!

Linking to: hookin-up-with-hoh

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Frightening Feast...

Yay! I remembered to take pix of our Halloween dinner. They aren't the greatest, but I had to do it quick before the hungry mob attacked, LOL! We go for the grosser the better theory here :)

I made cards to go by each dish, I downloaded the digital paper from .photocardboutique

Bloody Eyeballs.  How fun are these?  The recipe can be found HERE.

For the moldy salad, I just used my regular potato salad recipe and mixed in some of the green gel food coloring and let it sit in the fridge over night.

The furry spiders.  So yeah, I should have removed the tin foil balls from their legs before I  took the pix, but hey, we are just proud that I actually did take any right?  The recipe can be found HERE   They were really tasty, I just left the ham out of mine but it would have been easy to add a few veggies to them.

After they were done:

The food tables completely set up.

To drink, we enjoyed "Curdled Blood"  It's a terrific drink for any holiday.  I just mix a 48 oz bottle of chilled cranberry cocktail juice with a chilled bottle of sparkling mineral water and a can of frozen apple juice with 2 cans of water.  Slice a lemon thinly and let float on top.  I didn't get pix of our "Snot Cubes" but I just pour lemon lime kool-aid in ice cube trays, add gummy bugs and freeze over night.  Add one or two to each glass of "curdled blood"  as the ice cube melts, the gummy bug will sink to the bottom of the glass and is a nice "surprise" as one finishes their drink!
It really was such a fun night.

 My parents and Miss Cherish also joined us. I hate when Halloween is on a school day/night because it feels so rushed and I just don't have the time to make fun Halloween breakfast and lunch. I'm glad we were able to do dinner together though we missed Mel and Brett and their families. These things just aren't the same without them!I hope you all had a fun, safe and happy Halloween as well!