Monday, December 15, 2014

Applesauce Cookies

Applesauce Cookies #fbcookieswap

You know I love cookies, right? They are probably my favorite baked good. Plus, they are so versatile. You can make them anything you want. Next to chocolate, it might be the best perfect food. Today I am again participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap with a whole bunch of other bloggers. Most are food bloggers, but some have other things on their blog too. 

You may be asking what this swap is all about. Well, I will tell you because it is such a great cause. What happens is that bloggers from around the world sign up for this swap, they make cookies and send one dozen of their cookies to three other bloggers. We donated $4.00 each to participate and ALL the money goes to Cookies For Kids' Cancer, which is a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Noel Ribbon Hanging

Noel Ribbon Hanging

Christmas is so close. I can't believe there are only two weeks left. I am not ready. Plus, there is my son's wedding before Christmas. I'm not quite ready for that either. I better get on the ball! How about you? Are you ready? 

A few weeks ago I went to The Festival of Trees in my town and while the trees didn't get me too excited, I saw this really neat Noel decoration. That is my inspiration for today's project. It's not too hard to make and didn't cost very much either. For this project, you will need paper mache letters to spell NOEL. You will also need some ribbon, four different colors of paper, a bow, a foot of string or smaller ribbon and two bells. I decided I didn't want to paint my letters, because I like the look of the paper mache.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Snowflake Cards

Simply Snowflake Cards #PaperPumpkin
I'd like to thank The Paper Pumpkin for supplying this fun box to create! 

I received my monthly Paper Pumpkin box in the mail about a week ago and I was so excited. It's happy mail you know. When I opened it I was even more excited. I love snowflakes and here they were in a card. So neat. Just an FYI. I love snowflakes, but not snow. This would be a good snowflake because it wasn't wet or cold. 

I tore into my kit to see what all was there and found that I could make cards and tags! How great is that?! Whoo Hoo! These cards will be going in gifts to some of my favorite people for sure. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Stocking Door Decor Giveaway

Christmas Stocking Door Decor Giveaway
Thank you to Wood Creations of Idaho Falls for supplying 
the project for this post and the giveaway.

Today I'm bringing you another fun project from Wood Creations of Idaho Falls.  I seriously love, love, love their shop. When I need a gift, they are one of the first places I think of going. Most people love handmade decor items, so it's perfect! Then I just add my touch and we have a nice homemade gift, that's from the heart.  For my mom's birthday, I gave her a finished set for each holiday throughout the year for her mantel. She seemed to really love it. 

For this month's project, I'm bringing you a Christmas Stocking that you can hang on your front door or really, anywhere you want. I love having stuff on my door, so this is perfect. Lucky you because Wood Creations of Idaho Falls is also giving one lucky reader a set of their own. You can enter with the Rafflecopter at the end of this post. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tabletop Christmas Trees

Tabletop Christmas Trees

Hi there! Today is my day to post on Clarks Condensed and I am contributing these cute Tabletop Christmas trees. They are really easy, so you can make them!! I promise.  Mom, you can make these too!! 

This project came about because I was trying to think of some fun, easy, inexpensive decorations for my kid's apartments. My youngest two kids are both in new apartments, with very few decorations for Christmas. I wanted to help them out, but didn't want to break the bank. I checked out my craft room and found the bigger of these trees, which I received at a bloggers conference and an idea was born.