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Handmade Hangout Party #219

Today is Handmade Hangout Party day! 
I sure hope you are ready for some fun.

Share all your wonderful ideas below and be sure to visit something that catches your eye and give that blogger some love. 🙂 

Happy partying! 

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

 

 

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!!

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This, That, and Everything in Between- July 2018

This is the last week of August and I am JUST now getting around to sharing our family adventures from July. Things have been crazy this month with getting our household goods, finally, and unpacking, girls starting school, Travis starting his schooling for Major and much more, that sitting down to look through pictures and write this post was way on the back burner. 
 Enough about all that. Let me finally share what we were up to in July before it really IS August. lol
 Since the girls were still in TN with our parents the beginning of the month, we were able to continue to have our date days/nights and do anything we wanted. haha We began the month by doing a little golfing at Top Golf. I am terrible but this place is still super fun to go to if you have one in your area.
 Having no kids with us didn’t stop us from still enjoying the fourth of July. Shortly before the fireworks began, we left our hotel to get some dessert and then parked on the top level of the mall parking garage to watch the fireworks. So many people in the neighborhoods around there were doing crazy large fireworks so we watched those until it was time to watch the ones that the local baseball team was putting on after their game ended.

 No kids= TONS of exploring of Kansas City and the surrounding areas. We found this cute old street car, that was part of the original system back in the day and I had to take some shots of it. 
Then there is a knitting group that knit all these colorful covers for everything, and I do mean everything, at the last stop of the current tram system. So colorful and happy!

 We explored the area near Union Station a lot and walked the sky bridge to get to other areas.
 We visited the WWI Museum one afternoon. This museum is pretty cool and I recommend adding it to your must see list if you ever visit Kansas City. The views of the city from the museum were gorgeous as well.

 The evening after we visited the WWI Museum, we finally got a call that we got a house on post. To say we were excited was an understatement since it was already mid July and we’d been in a hotel for three weeks.
Here are some shot of new abode for the next year that we will be living in KS.
 The weekend that we got the house, we drove to Ill. to pick up the girls from my parents. They learned to swim while they were in TN over the summer so we had to take advantage of the hotel pool so they could show us their new skills. We were both really impressed!

 On our way home from picking up the girls, we stopped in St. Louis at the City Museum. This place is insane and another must visit place if you have kids and are visiting the St. Louis area. There are mazes, slides, a Ferris Wheel on the roof, and so much more to climb all over and through to explore!
 A few days after we got the girls back and they were settled, we ventured back down to Kansas City to go to Lego Land and the aquarium. 
The girls had fun building things and checking out all the giant Lego structures throughout.
 The aquarium is attached to Lego Land so once we were done there we hopped over to the aquarium for some more fun. I love to see how excited the girls get when they see different animals/fish/creatures.
 We then ventured out into Kansas City to take the girls on the Tram system for what we would call their first train ride. They were so excited to ride the tram. We had just missed one so we had to wait a few minutes until the next one arrived so we went in to explore Union Station and the big T-Rex outside.
 It took ages to get our stuff but that didn’t stop me from trying to make the outside of our house feel more homey. We hung our American flag, I placed my flowers pots out, put my small garden flag out as well and then placed mulch in the garden to make this place feel a little more like ours. 
I’ve since added some pretty yellow flowers to go with roses in the garden, we’ve hung fun lights on the porch, and we have some comfy chairs to sit on and relax out there. It is still not our old screened in porch but I like it.
 These two kitties got pretty spoiled being in a small hotel room with just Travis and I for a few weeks so they still liked to cuddle with us every chance they got.

 When you don’t have furniture, and have no idea when it even MAY be arriving, you get creative! We had this extra blow up mattress with us so we blew it up and propped it up to be like a couch. We had our tiny tv with us that we placed a tote and our step ladder served as a side table. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to be slightly more comfortable! lol
 One afternoon, Travis had to start in processing for school so I took the girls out and about on Fort Leavenworth to do some exploring the new place we’ll be living. There are some really awesome old buildings, canons, and beautiful views of the Missouri River. There’s even a chunk of the Berlin Wall!

 We discovered this fun little farm about 10 mins from where we live that allows you to pick your own veggies. They also have other fun events every so often and we have definitely enjoyed going to get our farm fresh veggies! 
 What’s living and exploring a new area without making a stop at the zoo?! We hit up the Kansas City Zoo one day where it wasn’t 100 degrees out and we all had a lovely time! We explored everything and closed the zoo down!
 And lastly, the girls love discovering things in nature and have a fascination with bugs so when Travis almost stepped on this super baby snake on a walk one evening, they were so excited to look at it, touch it, and want to hold it. 
That is it for our month of July! 
We’ve made lots of new friends and have done a lot more exploring since this time. 
We are trying to make the most of our year in Kansas! 
Hopefully I will be back on time with my August recap! lol

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MHCT&M: Creative Uses for Vinyl Scraps

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to another Must Have Tip Post! 🙂 

 

 All month long with have been sharing way to help bust through those scrap piles of materials you may have sitting around to make some awesome, creative projects.

I don’t throw away any materials that I think I can still get more use out of so needless to say I have my fair share of scraps sitting around my craft room, from paper to fabric, but today I am going to share with you ways to use all those Vinyl Scraps you may have sitting around.

 

 

 There are so many great ideas out there that I am sure you will be able to put a dent into your scrap pile! Check out these ideas for inspiration.

 

 Get out those tiny pieces and create a Lego inspired shirt (The Scrap Shoppe)

 Create a colorful jar to hold your favorite yummy sweets (Expressions Vinyl)

 Update a letter or a frame by adding vinyl sprinkles to it (Where the Smiles Have Been)

 How about dressing up some plain glassware by giving them a confetti look?! So cute! (The Scrap Shoppe)

 Cut out lots of dots and make a design using them in place of rhinestones. Create the image silhouette or use the dots to create the image itself. (Create & Babble)

 Cut out the Grinch’s face and apply it to cups, bags, mugs, whatever to create a fun gift. (That’s What Che Said)

 How adorable are these little vinyl pocket pets?! I want to add one to all my shirts with pockets! (Siser Blog)

 Dress up plain knobs with the use of scrap vinyl pieces (The Scrap Shoppe)

Use pieces to dress up plain tea towels.
I love this Christmas tea towel idea! (Silhouette School)

 Monograms! If you have a small square of vinyl, you can definitely create a monogram to place on ANYTHING! Hairbrushes, shirts, phone cases, wallets, bows, pockets, the possibilities are endless! Who doesn’t love a monogram!? (The Craft Patch)

 Add some flair to your nails using small vinyl images! (Expressions Vinyl)

 Add some fun to the side of plain sunglasses (Twinkle Farts.me)

 Have a plain umbrella? Add some colorful raindrops for some fun! Love it!! (Expressions Vinyl)

 Dress up plain pots or mugs with vinyl faces. (PMQ for Two)

 Cut many colored pieces together in the same design to form one large pattern on a pencil pouch or makeup bag. (Craftables)

 Add some fun and flair to wine glasses. (Mine for the Making)

 

 Don’t forget to have fun with those phone chargers too! (A Girl and a Glue Gun)

There are so many fabulous ways you can use vinyl scraps!
Which was your favorite idea? What have you created using vinyl scraps?

Thanks for joining us for another Must Have Tip post!
Come back Friday, September 7th for a whole new month of topics! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #218

Are you ready for another fun Handmade Hangout Party?! 
I sure hope so because when the party starts, that also means we are SUPER close to the weekend!! Whooo!! 

So share all your wonderful ideas below and be sure to visit something that catches your eye and give that blogger some love. 🙂 

Happy partying! 

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

 

 

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!!

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MHCY&M: Scrap Wood Projects

 
One of my favorite mediums to work with is wood. I love the versatility, the look, the smell, and the ability to make anything with it. My husband and I work with wood often, so we end up having a couple of crates of scraps. I’d rather not waste the wood, so I thought it would be fun to look up scrap wood projects and share some that I have made as well. 
Use up your scrap wood and make fun DIY projects. 
 Although I don’t want to throw the scrap wood out, I also don’t want it to pile up and not get used. Using the scrap wood for projects that are beautiful and/or useful is my goal. 
There are so many ideas, so today I’ll just share my favorites with you.  
 Use scrap wood to make a beachy sign.

 

 Make a rustic wood bath caddy.  
 

 

 

 

Use scrap wood to make state cutouts.  

  Scrap wood state cutouts

 

 

Make some coasters out of scrap barn wood. 

  Scrap barn wood coasters 

 

  

  Reclaimed Wood Candy Corn 

 

 Make a pallet tray using scrap wood.

 

 Pallet serving tray 

 

 Make a votive candle holder out of scrap wood. 

  Scrap wood votive holder

 

 

Make a tree box out of scrap wood.

 

 Scrap wood tree box

 

 

Make a wreath using scrap wood.

 

 Scrap Wood Wreath

 

 

Build a scrap wood side table.

 

 Scrap wood side table

 

 

Make hearts out of scrap pallet wood.

 

 Rustic DIY Pallet Hearts

 

 

Build a plant stand out of scrap wood.

 

 Two tiered scrap wood plant stand 

 

 

There are so many things you can do with scrap wood, y’all! It’s hard to choose just one project to tackle. 

 Do you have a favorite? 

 

 

  

  

 

 

We will see you back here next Friday for another post all about destashing! 

 

If you haven’t had a chance to read the others, check out Scrap Fabric Projects and Scrap Paper Projects

 

 

Have a great weekend, friends.

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #217

It is time for the Handmade Hangout Party! Yay!! 

 

Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

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

 

 

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!!

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MHCT&M: Creative Fabric Scrap Projects

Happy Friday friends!

 

 

 If you love working with fabric then you can’t help but accumulate fabric scraps – and sometimes they get a bit out of hand! I can’t bear to throw them away though so I’m always on the hunt for cute and creative fabric stash busting projects! 

 

I’ve gathered up some of my favorites to show you today!

 

  

 

There are so many cute ideas here! 

Maybe you’ll find a new project to start this weekend!

 

 

 Mini Scrap Quilt Tutorial 

 

 

 

Scrappy Pet Leash 

  

 

 Fabric Feather Dishtowel

 

Pretty DIY Fabric Feathers Dishtowel

 

 

DIY Chapstick Holder 

  

 

 Pixie Cup 

 

Scrappy Hotpot Pads

 

 

 

Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs 

 Kate Spade Inspired Key Fobs - these are so cute and look so easy to make! 

 

 Fabric Scrap Bookmarks 

 

 

 

Scrappy Crossroads Quilt Block

 

 

 

 Fabric Stamps 

 

 

 

Scandinavian Fabric Stars 

 

 

 

Matching Scraps Game 

  

 

 Heart Sachets

 

Felt and Fabric Heart Sachet Valentines - love these! They would be such great gifts! 

 

 Scrappy Note Card

 

 

 

 Quilt as you go Pillows 

 

 

Gypsy Soul Dreamcatcher 

 

 

 

 Scrappy Tote 

 

 

 

Scrappy Coasters 

  

 

 

 

 Aren’t they all great? 

I think I’m going to start with those little fabric stamps!

 Too cute!

 

 

  

 

 

 Make sure you stop back next week for more stash-busting tips! 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

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Handmade Hangout Party #216

Are you ready for another Handmade Hangout Party?! I sure hope so!! 

 

Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

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

 

 

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!!

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MHCT&M: Scrapbook Paper Destash Crafts

Before we delve into all of the chaos that is the holidays and all the fun, festive things you can make, we’re going to spend this month talking about supplies we already may have! 

 

Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

I think it’s safe to say that we, as crafters, have a tendency to “collect” supplies that we love. Our obsessions may vary, but I’m willing to bet there is an overabundance of something in your crafting area! So this month we’re focusing on destashing our craft space, one product at a time. 

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

 

 For me it’s scrapbook paper. I think the reason I got into scrapbooking years and years ago was for the paper!

And now, though I almost never find the time to scrapbook, I still collect ALL the pretty paper! Luckily paper is pretty versatile so there are SO many things that can be done with! 

If you happen to be a paper hoarder as well, you may enjoy some of these scrapbook paper destash crafts! 

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 DIY Envelopes 

 

 Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Colorful Paper Mache Letters

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

   Paper Flower Wreath

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 
 

 DIY Notebook Covers

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Jewelry Pendants

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

  Collage Art 

 

 Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Dressed Up Clothespins

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

Wall Art

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Desk Storage 

 

 Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

  Gift Wrap

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

Pretty Placemats 

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

Furniture Makeover

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Custom Picture Frames

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

 Accordion Wreath

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects!
 

  Scrap Paper Bookmarks

 

 

Destash your scrapbook paper stash with one of these fun projects! 

Paper Scrap Cards

  

 

 

There are so many ways to use your scrapbook paper! 

 

And scrapbook paper scraps if, like me, you can’t help yourself but to keep those as well.

  

 

 

 Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

 

 

Don’t miss our next round of destash ideas next Friday! 

 

 

 

Your hostesses,

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The Scrap Shoppe | Flamingo Toes | Mine for the Making | A Glimpse Inside

 
>>> See where I party! <<<
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Handmade Hangout Party #215

Guess what?! Besides today being party day at the Handmade Hangout Party, it is also the day that we FINALLY, after over a month and a half, got our stuff delivered!! Yahoooo!!! 
My house is a giant, unorganized mess of boxes and furniture right now but I don’t even care because our stuff is here!!





But anyways, let’s party!!

Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

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

 

 

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!!