Crafts

Candy Cane Bling Ornament



“On the final day of Christmas my true love gave to me….lots and lots of bling!!

Well maybe I’m just kidding about the lots and lots of bling part, but a girl can dream. I figured for my final ornament post of this Christmas season, I wanted to do something that was simple but that packed a lot of punch.

And what is more exciting than sparkle everywhere? Nothing, that’s what!
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Candy Cane Bling Ornament”

Crafts

Tiffany&Co. Inspired Ornament

Tiffany&Co. Inspired Ornament| Diamond White Daisies

I may not find any Tiffany blue under my tree this year, but at least I can have some Tiffany blue on my tree!

I always find it interesting to see how the final product of a project turns out compared to how I originally imagined it. Sometimes the project just does not work at all and other times what I thought would work turns out to be a complete fail.

When I first thought about this ornament, I was going to hand paint a white “ribbon” onto the ornament and then use an over-sized white satin bow in the middle. Well that idea (a) was really difficult to create and (b) just did not look right.

So it was onto plan B!! And with a couple of strips of small white satin ribbon and a little glue…my Tiffany & Co. inspired ornament finally came together!!
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Tiffany&Co. Inspired Ornament”

Crafts

Holly Jolly Holly Ornament

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“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas…”

Well, I am back with Day 3 of my 6 Days of DIY Christmas. This one may be my favorite ornament so far 🙂 . I found these really cute holly sequins at Michaels the other day. While I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with them, I knew that they would look really nice on some sort of Christmas project.
Holly leaves and berries are some of my favorite Christmas decorations (besides for the Christmas tree of course)! I think they are really pretty and add the perfect Christmas pop. I would still like to figure out more projects to do with these cute little sequins. But until then here is my Holly Jolly Holly Ornament!!
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Holly Jolly Holly Ornament”

Crafts

Williams-Sonoma Metallic Swirl Ornament

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“On the Second Day of Christmas I DIYed… a Metallic Swirl Ornament”

The first time I saw these ornaments was last year. I was in the mall looking at everything Christmas. While in Williams-Sonoma, buying cookie cutters, I spotted their Metallic Swirl Ball Ornaments. It is a clear ornament with gold etching going around it in a ribbon-like fashion. While very pretty, at $75 for a pack of 4, I just couldn’t do it. Then the Christmas season passed and I forgot all about them.
Until the other day, when I was back at Williams-Sonoma and spooted them again!
So I went home and thought about how I would make my own version. I have yet to find a non-toxic etching set, so I knew that was out of the question.

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Williams-Sonoma Metallic Swirl Ornament”

Crafts

Noel Glitter Ornament

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“On the first day of Christmas I DIY-ed…A Noel Glitter Ornament”

Welcome to Day 1 of my 6 Days of Christmas Do-It-Yourself posts. I figured I would start off with a simple to make DIY ornament that looks very classy hanging on any Christmas tree…A Noel Glitter Ornament. You only need a couple of items and about 5 minutes to make this cute ornament.
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Noel Glitter Ornament”

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My Non-Toxic Christmas: A Very Merry Christmas Tree

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Oh Christmas Tree: Such Pleasure Do You Bring Me

I know it has been a while since I have posted and I sincerely apologize. Between computer problems and some family events that have taken place, it just has not been possible. However, I figured I would jump right in with some Christmas posts. I realize we still have almost two weeks until Thanksgiving, but hey if stores can start playing Christmas music the day after Halloween, I can start my Christmas crafts!
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a big Christmas tree covered in sparkling bright lights and ornaments that tell a story about Christmas’ past and present. However, artificial Christmas trees are made from PVC and other toxic chemicals and then covered in flame retardants. So there will be no more artificial trees in my house. I do not want my children handling and breathing those toxic chemicals in.
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My Non-Toxic Christmas: A Very Merry Christmas Tree”

Crafts

Shabby Chic Photo Frame

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Do you love the shabby chic look as much as I do?

This is my second Shabby Chic inspired post, in as many days (if you are interested here is my shabby chic wreath). I just can’t get enough of the pastel colors and vintage, classic look. And in case you can’t tell I also love personalizing photo frames (see my Tiffany & Co. inspired one here and my Lily Pulitzer inspired one here). So, it only makes sense to make a shabby chic frame.

I think this frame would look very nice next to a vase of pale pink roses (look for that post coming soon *wink,wink*) over the fireplace. And like all of my crafts, this is another simple one. In just a couple steps and with just a few items, you will have a pretty frame that meets all your Shabby Chic needs.
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Shabby Chic Photo Frame”

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Shabby Chic Wreath

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I have really been on a Vintage-y, Shabby Chic kick lately. I even told my husband that I want to live in a cute cottage, in the woods, just like Snow White. And I would decorate it in floor to ceiling shabby chic decor…hey, a girl can dream, can’t she. I think that this shabby chic wreath would be perfect on the front door of my dream cottage. But for now it has found its place on the door of my bedroom. Continue reading

Shabby Chic Wreath”

Family

Eco-Friendly Diapers

Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly Diapers|Diamond White Daisies

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Allow me to tell you a little bit about my weekend. Everything was going smoothly, the same way every weekend before it has. And then somehow, completely out of the blue, the unthinkable happened! I managed to run out of diapers! Oh no, after a moment of shock and disbelief, I knew what I needed to do. Obviously there was not enough time for me to place an order online, so it was time for me to make a diaper run…dun dun dun!
But fear not, this little adventure has presented me with the unique opportunity to review some of the brands that I would not have tried if it weren’t for my poor lack of planning.
I am very picky when it comes to the items that come into close contact with my babies. As you can see from my list of top baby picks here. Especially with something that comes into such close contact with very delicate skin.
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Eco-Friendly Diapers”