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#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: Dollar Tree Gift Jar (and Santa Tag Printable!)

December 1, 2014

I just love handmade gifts that come together so easily and look great when they are done.  These Dollar Tree Jar Crafts, complete with this Santa Tag Printable, are just that.  They are easy, cute, and can be filled with any number of sweet treats for the great people in your life.


It’s time for the #MakeIt Blogger Challenge with this month’s theme being Dollar Tree Gifts.  I was strolling the aisles a couple of weeks ago and found these plain glass jars that I thought would be the perfect vessel for some goodies for all of our teachers.  It is a nice twist on the ever-so-popular mason jar too. Continue Reading…


christmas tree luminaries @ somewhat simple

November 24, 2014

I am super duper excited to be sharing this glamorous DIY over at Somewhat Simple today because 1:  I finally feel like I am able to wrap my head around life a little bit to post more often; and 2: This is the first Christmas project I have done this season.  It is a bit early for me, I admit…I usually don’t get into the Christmas Spirit until Thanksgiving is over.  But it was too pretty not to make and share as soon as possible!  Let’s not forget also that my spray-painting “season” is dwindling.


SO, friends…head over to Somewhat Simple and check out this fun Metallic & Mod Christmas Luminary tutorial!



#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: Felt Turkey Puppets

November 3, 2014

Hey everyone. Halloween is over, and now it is time to get ready for my personal favorite holiday…Thanksgiving! That’s right. Move aside Santa, Cupid, and Ghoulies…turkey is king in my World.

This month, I am back at it for another #Makeit Blogger Challenge, sharing an easy turkey-themed project that you can do with the kids…turkey puppets.

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#MakeIt Blogger Challenge: Painted Pumpkin Plates

October 6, 2014

Happy Monday.  It is really starting to feel like fall here with this chilly weather rolling in!    It makes me want to bundle up with a mug of something spicy and hot under a warm blanket.  I even pulled out my Wicked Good Slippers this morning for the first time in 6 months!

Here is some total fun-ness I am sharing with you this week as part of the new #MakeIt Blogger Challenge.  Ginger from Gingerly Made reached out to me recently to be a part of this fab group of bloggers sharing monthly projects, DIYs, recipes, crafts and the like each month.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity and for now it keeps my creative brain going.  This month’s theme: Pumpkins!  So, get on your fuzzy slippers and check out this easy DIY (and the other fun pumpkin-themed goodies) to get in the fall spirit.

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life in general: 09/29/14

September 29, 2014

Here we are and it is almost October. I can not even believe how time has been flying these past couple of months. “They” were not joking when they said that our babies grow up so fast. Since Áine has been born, time has seemed to speed up. In the meantime, I can’t help but feel that life is passing my by…lightening speed-like.

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