Sparkling Snowflake Front Door Wreath

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Every year at Christmas, our house gets a nice little makeover.   We put up our gigantic tree in the living room, decked with white, red, and silver ornaments.  Then the upstairs tree goes up, with all the kid ornaments, as well as the sentimental ones.  The mantel is decked with the nativities, Christmas Village, and garland.  And then there’s the front door.  I LOVE making wreaths for our front door.  But, I like them to last awhile.  For Christmas, I tend to make a more “winter” wreath, and when I saw this snowflake made from popsicle sticks on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it!  My Sparkling Snowflake Front Door Wreath turned out great!

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Using a Silhouette Cameo

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Have you seen those super cute vinyled ornaments on Pinterest?  I am sure you have~particularly if you are the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo machine like I am!  I had seen some pop up in my Pinterest feed, and I wondered if it was really as easy as cutting some vinyl and putting it on a glass ornament.

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DIY Nativity Shadowboxes

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It’s Christmas!  And that, to me, means a lot of things.  Jesus’ birth, sharing the love of Christ with my family, decorating the tree, getting our house all cozy for Christmas morning…..and DIY Christmas gifts!  Every Christmas, I have several parties to attend, and I like to bring a little something as a gift for the other ladies in attendance.  Plus, I am sharing some extra Christmas love with you, along with my Silhouette Challenge friends with an awesome, spectacular giveaway!  Keep reading!

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Clean an Epic Craft Mess with Eureka

Clean an Epic Mess with the Eureka Suction Seal 2.0 #EurekaPower #cbias #shop

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It’s Christmas time, and in our house that can easily be referred to as “Craftimas Time”.  All of a sudden, the week before Thanksgiving, I turn into a holiday craft machine.  Not to mention I am trying to keep the house clean for our upcoming holiday gatherings that we are hosting as well!

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DIY Christmas Countdown and 25 Advent Activities for Your Family

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It’s Christmas!  Yay!  And a week or so before Thanksgiving, I like to create an Advent calendar/Christmas countdown to have in our home.  We still do the traditional Advent calendar with the chocolates {it’s a tradition that grandma and grandpa give these to the kids}, but it’s also fun to countdown in a visual way.  So for this year’s Christmas Countdown, we are going the family activity route!

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DIY Christmas Gifts~Coasters

DIY Coasters using a split damask design. Perfect for teachers, friends, and family at Christmas. #diygifts #christmas #silhouetteamerica

DIY Christmas gifts are starting to be my “go to” for the upcoming season.  Instead of thinking, “Where can I buy one of those?”, my thoughts turn to “I wonder what I could make for so and so’s gift?”  With our boys rotating amongst teachers during their school day {no more self-contained classrooms}, that is 4 teachers I want to treat to a fun Christmas gift, not just one teacher anymore!

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DIY Halloween Treat Bowl

DIY Treat Bowl #modpodge

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

I love it when Mod Podge goodies show up on my door step-particularly those I get to craft with!  As soon as I saw my Mod Podge box of fun arrive, I knew I was going to embellish a plain bowl for our Halloween Treats this year.  I tend to keep the Halloween decor on the down low for two reasons.

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SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway

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You are in for a GREAT giveaway today!  You know how much I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo around here.  I use it all the time!  It is the BEST crafting machine, and I love how diverse it is!  Addressing envelopes, using Heat Transfer Vinyl, personalizing fun gifts or creating home decor-it’s the best!  I have teamed up with 22 of my fellow Silhouette bloggers to bring you a SPOOK-tacular Silhouette Gift Basket Giveaway!

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10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with Your Silhouette Cameo

10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo #silhouetteamerica #heattransfervinylprojects

Using heat transfer vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo doesn’t have to be intimidating!  Let me tell you.  I have made seriously about 75 shirts since January using my Silhouette and heat transfer vinyl.  That doesn’t exactly make me an expert, but I have some ideas to share with you.

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Family Chore List & Easy Command Center

Easy Family Chore Chart and Command Center #sparklysavings #cbias #shop

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Are you into the back to school routine?  We are working our way there!  I love being home with the kiddos in the summer, but now that I work from home, it’s nice to have the house to myself for a few hours each day.  Since we have fallen into the school routine, I thought it was time to fall into a simple chore routine.  In our house, the one thing the boys fight over is who is loading and unloading the dishwasher.  I mean it really can’t be easier.  We use Finish Tabs, so there’s no mess and whoever gets to unload opens a very clean dishwasher with sparkling dishes every time   Alas, there is always fighting over who “does the dishes”.  So, I started a small chore list, with meal time responsibilities.  Today, I want to share my Easy Family Chore List & Command Center and I hope you’ll avoid some responsibility conflict with your kiddos!

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