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2011

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{Feature Friday} #54

Happy Friday everyone!
Are you ready for the weekend?

Well before that arrives, some fun features need to be shown.

Shredded Pork Tacos shared by Polish the Stars

Yellow Drop-Leaf Table redone by Picked & Painted

Pocket Full of Pink created a Framed Burlap Earring Holder

Shabby Love created this pretty Wall of Mirrors

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Napkins created by Homespun with Love

Buffet Redo from Dumped and Discovered

No Sew Rosette Pillow created by Bliss Images and Beyond

Thanks so much for linking up everyone!
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and a super safe, fun time ringing in 2012!
See you in the new year! 🙂

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Catch a Glimpse Party #60

It’s Party Day!

Catch a Glimpse Button

What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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Christmas 2011

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.
Are some of you still getting together with family celebrating Christmas?

Even though I may totally bore you with this post, I am going to risk it and share some pictures from our Christmas.

We stayed in CO this year and celebrated just the two of us.

On Christmas Eve we busted out the tripod and took a couple pictures.
In front of the tree.

The two (three with bump) of us in front of the shutters.

Christmas morning we woke up and got straight to business at opening all our presents.
Here are some of the items we received.

A Xbox game for Travis

I finally got a Jo Tote camera bag! YEAH!!!

Travis and Oscar taking a break from opening gift for a little snuggle time.

I got a few new shirts, some maternity and some regular.

I also got a pretty heart necklace with a baby and mother from my in-laws.

Travis got not 1 but 3 of the exact same hiking backpack.
One from me, one from my mother, and one from his mom.
Oops! Guess we all should have talked more! lol

I got a little craft caddy from Travis along with some other crafting supplies.

And Baby M even got a few gifts already.

Patton was much more interested in all the boxes and paper then his new toy he received.

And Oscar just wanted to be right in the middle of everything to see what each of us received.

Patton was happy in this spot.

The mess after we finished!

And just like a guy, Travis got busy putting together another one of his toys, I mean presents, as soon as we were done.

In his brand new tent.

Oscar is ready to go camping with dad.
Well, not really but he sure was cute!

So what did you get for Christmas?

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Baby M- Week 17

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!
Did you get everything that you asked for?

Here is my week 17 belly shot.
We took it on Christmas Eve this week.


Alright, here are some more little fun facts:
I forgot to mention last week that I am borrowing this little idea from the Little Baby Gavin blog.

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain: still no idea!
Maternity clothes? nope but I did get a few tops for Christmas
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Still not great! 🙁
Best moment this week: Getting our baby heart rate monitor in the mail and hearing Baby M’s heart beat again.
Miss Anything? Not being hungry all the time!
Movement: I still don’t think I have felt anything but again… I could have and not realized.
Food cravings: Nothing special this week. I occasional want something but it isn’t like a “I need it now!” craving. If I don’t eat it, I’m ok with that.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I had a pretty good week this week- yeah!
Gender: Don’t know yet but as long as Baby M cooperates we will find out January 13!!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Still my killer lower back pain. And Travis and I played wii Friday night and I apparently got into it a little too much! lol Woke up with sore hips and other sore body parts! Haven’t really had any heart burn. I can get extremely uncomfortable feeling after eating dinner and even if I don’t eat a lot. That stinks!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time with the occasional swing. 😉
Looking forward to: Obviously, Jan. 13 to find out the gender!

Don’t forget to cast your votes for whether you think Baby M will be a Boy or a Girl!

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{Feature Friday} #53

There were a ton of fabulous ideas linked up!

Especially holiday food ideas, so if you need some more ideas on what to create for Christmas this weekend, be sure to go back through the links and check them out!

Here are this week’s Features:

 The Bold Abode shared her “Impostor” Wreath

Christmas Tree Button Headband from Loopy Loop Creations

Small Home Love created these Paper Doily Christmas Trees

Christmas Wreath from Tousled Day

 Fabric Magnet Board created by Burton Avenue

Redo 101 shared her Christmas Table Runner

Thanks for linking up everyone!
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!!

I hope that each of you have a fabulous Christmas with your family and friends!
Hope Santa brings you everything that you asked for!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

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Catch a Glimpse Party #59

It’s Party Day!

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Before we get to this week’s party, I just want to remind you about the Holiday Open House Party. Go link up your pretty Outdoor Decor!

I am sharing my Cardboard Snowflake Ornament today.


What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

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Holiday Open House: Week 4

Welcome to the last week of the Holiday Open House!
This week you can show off your Outdoor decor and lights!

PLEASE ONLY LINK UP YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!
This party is NOT for tutorials!!


I don’t have too many outdoor pics to share. Ok, only 3.
We only decorated our porch this year since it was our first year in the house and we’ve been working inside so much.

But here is what we did!

White LED icicle lights on the porch
Garland with white lights and some bows
and our Little pine trees on the porch

Here is an up close shot of the bows.

And here is our little tree grouping.
We had to use some big rocks to weight them down with the crazy winds we have here but it made it look a little mountainy so it was cute!

And that’d be it! lol

Now I want to see how you decorated your houses!

RULES:

1.) Your post must be of your Holiday Decorations not of a tutorial.

2.) Link up to a specific post not your blog in general.

3.) Stop and visit a couple links to get new ideas!

4.) HAVE FUN!!!

Grab a button if you’d like!

holiday open house button

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Cardboard Snowflake Ornament

I shared this ornament over at Under the Table and Dreaming during Stephanie Lynn’s Handmade Ornament Series.

I got to thinking about what I could make after Stephanie asked me to participate and since I love to use old cardboard tubes for different projects, I pulled out my stash, played around a bit, and come up with this simple ornament for all of you.


Cardboard Snowflake Ornament

Here is how you can make your own.

Supplies:
-Cardboard tubes cut into 1/2 in. strips
-White acrylic paint
-Glitter paint
Glue Gun
-Buttons

Paint the tubes white inside and out.
Let dry.

Then coat the cardboard with the glitter paint also inside and out.

Dry fit your design.
Once you got it how you would like, begin gluing the pieces together.

Add a button to the center for a little something extra.

I decided to add a glittery button on top of the first to bring the glitter to the front.
Tied some embroidery string onto it for hanging and done!

Hang it on the tree and let the lights catch the glitter.

This is a simple project but looks great on the tree!

If you would like, you could add another layer of the tubes to add more dimension to the snowflake. Just play around and make it your own!