Top 10 of 2010

I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and do my top 10 of 2010. I'm hoping it will get me motivated to get crafting again now that the dust has settled and the boxes are mostly unpacked. And now that my blog is growing, some of you may have missed some of these posts when I only had 17 followers!

1. Vintage Button Ring Tutorial

2. Beware Halloween sign

3. Making your own skinny jeans

4. How to hem your own jeans using the original hem

5. Freezer Paper bug car

6. The Macgyver Dress
7. Driftwood Sailboats

8. Pottery Barn knock off Typewriter art

9. Pottery Barn knock off cork board

10. Kitchen face lift

Thanks for following me! It's been a great year. I look forward to a great 2011 as we settle in and make our new house a home.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We finally got the tree unpacked and put up in the new house. Most of my decorations aren't coming out this year, but the ones that are sure are making it feel like Christmas is coming!


Christmas inspiration

While everyone around me is busily preparing for the holidays by decking their halls, my halls are still bare. I have not one...
but two mantels in my new house that are just begging to be decorated and yet, you can't decorate if you don't even have silverware in the drawers yet!

So please enjoy some inspiration while I schlep boxes and beds over to the new house today, in hopes that at least the tree will get set up this weekend. Fingers crossed!

And speaking of trees, don't you love this sweet little rose petal tree? I love the vintage feel of it and could envision several sitting on a mantle. Head on over to Marvelously Messy to see her tutorial
Aren't these fabric covered poster board trees amazing?! I have so many fabric scraps on hand that would be perfect. Go visit Cyndy at The Exchange for the how to .
I love a good mantle with the stockings all hung. So I was excited when I saw that Kalleen At Second Street is offering this adorable Believe printable for all of us.

Head on over and check out all three of these wonderful blogs today. Thanks for the inspiration!


A few things for my to do list

I have zero time to craft these days. We sign the papers for closing on our new home today and start moving in this week. I don't have a single Christmas decoration up around my house but wish that I did. So when I saw these three beauties when I was reading my blog roll, I knew I had to feature them. I only wish I had time to craft some of these guys up!

Isn't this scrabble tile coaster super fun? My mom is a major scrabble junkie and these would have been a perfect gift for her. Definitely on the to do list for next Christmas. Hop on over to Danielle is Nesting for the tutorial.
I was drawn to this handmade pine cone ornament instantly. I love the brown ribbon and the glitter. You can find the tutorial at Room to Inspire.
And last but not least, this amazing berry beady wreath from Joy is at Home. I love the silver and the blue combination. You can find the tutorial here

A big thank you to all the ladies for the inspiration and the tutorials! I can't wait to get crafting again!

cupcake ornaments

Zero calories, but 100% adorable! Danielle at Danielle is Nesting whipped up these adorable cupcake ornaments and offers up a tutorial here

Wouldn't these make a great themed tree, or maybe just a nice little hostess gift? Go check her out. Danielle has some great ideas!


frosty the pumkinman

Isn't this faux mantle the best? Don't you love the roaring fire?! What else do you see? A Frosty the Pumpkinman? too.

Head on over to Caught in Grace and make yourself wish you hadn't thrown your pumpkins out last week!

Yarn ball Wreath

I love everything about this yarn wreath from The Pleated Poppy. It's even better because Lindsay added a tutorial that you can find here.

under the mistletoe

Isn't this picture adorable?! Alison over at Welcome Sunshine Home shares how she made it here .

Paper Christmas Tree

I'm so busy trying to pack up our house and prepare to move, that I am super disappointed that I am not able to keep up with all of the Christmas crafts I would like to. I've been featuring a few so that you can be inspired and that I can remember all the wonderful things I want to do when I am not knee deep in boxes.

So when I saw this adorable paper Christmas tree, I knew I had to feature it. Head on over to Joy is At Home for the tutorial.


Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

I love these tissue paper trees from Spunky Junky. Go here to get a tutorial. I know it's on my to do list.

A New Home

It's going to be busy around my house for the next month or so. Back in July my husband and I put an offer on this house. We have been waiting for the deal to go through and in terms of a short sale four months isn't that long. We got both of the bank approval papers from the sellers loans, and now are moving forward. So with the inspection behind us and the closing date looming (less than two weeks away) we are moving very quickly. Bear with me as we go through these changes. I will be sure to have lots of posts as we make our new house a home.


craft bazaar preview

I've been working hard this week trying to get items together for the annual Meeker Craft bazaar this Saturday from 10-4. If you are local, please come find me. I would love to see you!

I made several coordinating items this year. What do you think of my new petal pusher pins?

I also have coordinating coffee cozies, wallets, and kleenex holders. Fingers crossed I sell something!


What I wore Wednesday 18

While I was on vacation I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures for What I Wore Wednesday. But we did get this sunset beach shot of my family that I thought I would share with you. So for this week, we will be doing the What I Wore Wednesday-garage sale family edition. Are you ready?

From left to right:
My son Aidan: Unionbay shirt-$1
shorts: $1
Me: Romy dress clearance $4.99
My daughter Isabella: Gap shirt-50 cents
Justice shorts: $1
My husband Mike: Polo Shirt:$1
Shorts-Abercrombie: $1
My son Owen: Gap shirt: 50 cents
shorts: $1

Total for the family: $11.99

No joke! The whole family was dressed for under $12. And we don't look half bad!

And one last show and share: One of the highlights of the trip was being able to see turtles hatch and get to release them into the ocean. Our family is still talking about it. Isn't that a cool experience?!


Felt Christmas trees

Aren't these felt trees adorable? Head over to Jolly Allsorts for your free tutorial.

Feature-Music sheet tree

After spending a week on the beach in Ixtapa, Mexico, I stepped onto the bus to head back to pick up our car and was shocked to hear Christmas music. I don't know if it's was just me still in my flip flops, but it felt like it just doesn't seem like Christmas is right around the corner.

Once I got knee deep in about my seventh load of laundry, I got a chance to peek at some of what I missed around blog land. I stumbled on this adorable music sheet Christmas tree.

Go pop on over to Urban Daisies and see how to make one of your own. I know it's on my to do list.

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