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October 2015

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{Feature Friday} #51

I hope you had a fabulous week. 
 I’m so happy to say that great progress has finally happened in our renovation and I’m praying we are completely done next week and that I can share the final results with all of you soon!
Since Friday is here once again, it is time to share some great ideas from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party

Disney Villain Silhouettes from Designs by Miss Mandee

 Creamy Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Gingersnap Crust from The Kitchen is my Playground

Maple Glazed Butternut Squash with Bacon from Home Cooking Memories

 Tiered Pumpkin Tray from Dandelion Patina

Thanks for linking up everyone!
Feel free to grab a featured button!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and a Happy Halloween!!
My parents are in town so it will be a fun Halloween on Saturday, if the weather holds out for us, then we will be celebrating Miss S turning 2 on Sunday. Should be a fun weekend in our house!! 

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #73

 There are a few days left to apply to be a contributor for AGI in 2016. If you would like to be part of the AGI Creative Team you can find out more information and apply now

https://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2015/10/join-agi-creative-team.html



 
Now it’s time to party!!
Show us what you’ve got this week!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Simple “Give Thanks” Printables

Halloween is this weekend but I am going to jump ahead to Thanksgiving for those of you that want to change out your decor. 
 I loved the watercolor Autumn printable I created and shared a few weeks ago so I wanted to use the same watercolor images to create something you could display for Thanksgiving. 

These are designed as an 8×10 printable but you can print smaller like I did. 
Send to a store to get it printed or print from home. Play with your printer settings for it to fit properly, like I did 5×7, shrink to fit.
There are also 3 design options available so pick just one or all of them to print! 
Download your copy below.

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Family Fall Fun

I thought I’d share a family post today since we haven’t appeared on the blog in a while. The girls are getting big and Miss S will actually be 2 this Sunday! SAY WHAT?!?! So far, we all are enjoying WI and love all the parks that are little just minutes from our house in every direction. Still a little nervous to experience our first winter though! EEK! 
Since we moved we don’t have a photographer to take any family pictures of us and with all the pretty parks and colors coming out I really wanted to have some done. 
Since I do have a tripod and a decent camera I just asked a friend to meet us in the park and take some for us. 
We got a couple good photos before the girls were both over the smiling but that’s ok. 

Some of the best photos actually came once we got home and decided to play in the fallen leaves in our side yard before heading in for dinner. 
 We have a little side yard, I like to call it our secret garden, that has a few super large trees and is surrounded on all side with bushes, so we popped into it and had a blast! 

 Miss S anticipating the leaves falling on her.

 We ALL had a blast! 

 It was a fun afternoon making some fun family memories together in the leaves!

allison

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10 Great Mudroom Ideas

With construction in our house taking FOREVER I have been dying to do something around here. I hate that I can’t control the projects being done by our contractor, especially when we feel like at this point, we could have been done if we did it ourselves, so I’m eager to start a project that I can control. 
The previous owners of our house added a huge new kitchen addition a few years ago. The old kitchen sits just outside the new kitchen and still has the original cabinets on one side but nothing on the other since that was where the stove and refrigerator used to sit. We also have to walk through this room to exit the back of the house and go into the basement so we thought it would be perfect as a mudroom. 
This weekend we started on this room by painting the walls. I still want to repaint the old cabinets and we have to build the entire mudroom portion but I am so excited Travis agreed to finally start this. 
I am PRETTY sure what I want in the mudroom area but I still took to Pinterest to narrow down everything and while I was there, I thought I would share some different mudroom options that may work in your home.
If you plan on pinning any of these ideas, please pin directly from the site below each photo OR pin the image above.  

The one is very close to what we want to build with a few modifications. 
The cubbies below and bench we like. I love the corbels but the cubbies on top are too big for our liking so we’ll shrink those down  and since we have high ceilings we’ll just have wall above it. Then I want to add tall cabinets for storage on either side. That’s the plan right now at least! lol
 Hopefully we’ll get going on the whole built in soon so stay tuned for the full reveal in the coming weeks!

allison

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{Feature Frday} #50

Happy Friday everyone! 
Another week is in the books and October is already more than halfway complete! Say what?! 
I have some great features to share with you today from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party.

Thanks for linking up to the party everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
I hope you have a great weekend! 

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #72

 Before the party begins I just wanted you to know that I am officially adding contributors to AGI in 2016. If you would like to be part of the AGI Creative Team you can find out more information and apply now

https://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2015/10/join-agi-creative-team.html



 
Now it’s time to party!!
Show us what you’ve got this week!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Join the AGI Creative Team!

I have thought about it for some time now and I have finally decided that I am going to be adding a few contributors to A Glimpse Inside in 2016! I am super excited about creating a fabulous team of other talented bloggers to bring more great content to all of you! 
 





WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:

  • Recipes, Tips & Tricks, Kid Friendly Ideas, Printables/Graphic Design, Gift Ideas, Party Ideas, DIY Projects, General Crafts, Photography Tips

  • Someone with creative ideas, who is organized and punctual. 

  • Beautiful, clear photos and quality writing skills. 

  • Experience with Blogger and photo editing software is a plus, but not required. 

WHAT IS EXPECTED: 
  • One original post each month. (You can repost to your own blog after a 2 week waiting period). 

  • Post ideas and content to be delivered on time. 

  • Quality photos and content. 

  • Share your post on your own social media. 

  • Be an active member of our team. 

  • A one year commitment. 

THE PERKS: 

I do want to state upfront that at this time, this will NOT be a paid contributor situation. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to offer you money for your hard work as a contributor.

  • Access to a Group Pinterest board where you can pin all your projects.

  • Exposure on all my social media channels. 

  • Your photo and bio at the end of each post and on my contributors page, with links to your blog and social media. 

  • Not only will you gain traffic and Google love to your blog, but you’ll have to opportunity to showcase your talent to the fabulous readers at A Glimpse Inside and gain some new friends along the way. 

  • You’ll get to participate in our private Facebook group, a place to ask questions and share ideas. 


Think this is something you’d be interested in? 
I’d love for you to apply! 


Take your time filling out the form below, and be sure to share your BEST work. 
I can’t wait to meet you! 

Again, Application deadline is November 2nd.
 

allison

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Glammed-Up Treat Bucket 2.0

Two years ago I bought one of those $1 plastic orange pumpkin treat buckets for Miss P and gave it a little makeover to make it more fun and unique.
I glammed it up a bit and it makes for the perfect candy bucket.
You can see the full tutorial for this Glammed Up Treat Bucket here.  
I bought another pumpkin for Miss S but with planning for her first birthday last year and preparing to travel to TN, I never gave her pumpkin its makeover.
I finally got to it this week and here is what I did for Miss S’s treat bucket.

I wanted her bucket to be similar to Miss P’s but I didn’t want it exactly the same. I like how it turned out and is still very similar to Miss P’s.

All the beginning steps are the same as Miss P’s pumpkin but I will recap all the steps in this post as well. 
Supplies:
-Plastic treat bucket
-Orange Burlap
-Fabric of your choosing
-Acrylic Paint
-Tulle
-Ribbon
-Glue Gun
I began by painting the face of the pumpkin with orange face so you can’t see it through the orange burlap.
Once the paint is dry, I also cut and glued down a square of burlap over the face to hide it a little more. 
Next, cut the burlap so it is long enough to wrap around the entire pumpkin plus an inch or two wider than the pumpkin so you can fold it over the top and under the bottom.
I glued over the end of the burlap to prevent it from fraying once on the pumpkin.
Glue the burlap around your pumpkin. I began where the face was so this was the back of the pumpkin.
Glue down the other end and now you’ll have a cylinder of burlap around your pumpkin.
If you have too much fabric on top, trim off the excess and then cut slips down to the top of the pumpkin in the burlap.
Glue the burlap down into the opening of the pumpkin creating pleats as you glue down.
Then glue down the extra fabric on the bottom of the pumpkin again creating pleats as you glue.
Take a piece of orange felt and cut a circle big enough to cover the bottom of your pumpkin and glue it down covering up all the ends of the burlap to clean it up.
I decided to reuse the small handle that came with the pumpkin but you could also use ribbon but at this stage you need to find the original holes in the side of the pumpkin. Take a small pair of scissors or something sharp and insert it through the holes and through the burlap so you know where to replace the handle.
And now here is where things change from Miss P’s bucket.
Cut small strips out of your fabric, mine are about 2 inches wide and you want it overlapping a few inches on itself since we will be creating a ruffle.
Also cut some tulle to go around your pumpkin.
Begin with the tulle and fold it over on itself so that the folded piece is about at the half way point of the width of the tulle or a little more if you’d like.
Hot glue the tulle around the pumpkin creating pleats for ruffles as you glue.
I went around my pumpkin twice with 2 layers of tulle but you can go more if you’d prefer.
Time to pull out your sewing machine.
Set you machine settings on a very long stitch length and width along with little tension.
Run your fabric strip through your machine and DO NOT reverse.
Once complete, find the bottom thread from your sewing machine and carefully begin to pull it.
As you pull the thread, push down the fabric to create ruffles.
Once you have the whole piece pulled and ruffled, you can go back and make the ruffles as far apart or as close together as you’d like. Just slide the fabric back to the side of the thread that you pulled until you have the look you want. 
Now just glue the ruffle around the pumpkin covering up where the tulle was glued down.
I wanted some black flowers like Miss P’s so I just used some black glittery ribbon I had on hand to create some rosettes and then just glued them onto the pumpkin.
And that’s it! 
I like how it all came together and is a little whimsical! 
And Miss S, and her crazy after nap bed head, sure likes it too! 
Can’t wait to see both girls carrying their special treat bucket this year for Halloween!

allison

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{Feature Friday} #49

Friday has come once again which means another Feature Friday post is here as well! 
I have 10 great Features to share with all of you from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party to help get you inspired for the upcoming weekend.
 
Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button
Have a lovely weekend! 

allison