Memorial Pendants

Sometime last year, I saw this photo of memorial pendants on Pinterest.  These are pendants that have a loved one's writing on it. As with many ideas I see, I thought, "I can make that myself!"  And I thought it would be a perfect gift for my mom for Christmas - with my Dad's handwriting. The …

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Advent Calendar Ideas

This week I will be working on this year's advent calendar for the kiddos.  Can't believe it's almost December already! Hope you all had lovely Thanksgiving celebrations! Here are a couple of handmade advent calendars we've done in past years: ::Christmas Tree Advent:: ::Clothespin Advent:: We will be using the Clothespin Advent Calendar again this …

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Rolled Coffee-Filter Flower Valentine Wreath

Hi there!  This is a project I worked on last spring... and never posted it because I'm not really fond of it!  ha ha. Actually, I didn't post it because I never really "finished" it to my liking.  I intended to cover the whole wreath in rolled coffee-filter flowers. But rolling those silly flowers takes FOREVER!!!!!! I …

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Handmade Christmas Gifts and Projects

I love making people handmade gifts.  I did a lot of that this year.  But, because I stink at photography, I actually forgot to take photos of most of the things I made!   Fortunately, most of the ideas came from either pinterest or blogs I frequent.  So in case any of you are interested in some …

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Christmas Decorating and Gifts…

Hi!  Been too busy to even hear myself think, so I apologize for the lack of posts recently!  Here are some pics to show you what we've been working on... We, of course, have been preparing for Christmas - the tree and decorations are up, but we still have a lot of baking to do!  …

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2011 Advent Calendar

Been working on this project the past couple of weeks... and finished just in time for December 1st! Saw the idea on pinterest (sorry, don't know what the original site was!) and made it my own.   Used some scrap wood from the garage, some paint I already had on hand, some rub-ons that I thrifted …

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