Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 10 posts of 2012

I always like to look back over the year to see what I have done.  
On our blog we like to look back to see what kinds of things our readers like the most so....

Here are the most viewed post this year from 2012.  
















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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone from our family to yours! 
We hope you have blessed holiday! 

We will be taking a break this week from blogging to spend time with Family!  See you all next week for the New Year! 


Friday, December 21, 2012

The Family Book Of Advent

This is late... I know.  I wanted to post this a lot sooner but life got busy and then I got sick, and then I got sick AGIAN...and well... now here it is!  

You have to get this book for your family next year! 
 It is awesome and such a great way to celebrate the advent! 
You should order it right now and when it comes pack it up with your advent calender so that it all ready for next year!  

Each day has a reading for the family PLUS a fun activity to help illustrate the point.  There are also optional crafts to do too... it is all planned out for you! 

Visit the Faith Family Style Website for a complete list of supplies to print out to make it super easy! 

Every day ends with a prayer and a Christmas Count down cheer!  It is the perfect way for your family to learn about the coming of Christ! 

Order the book Here, here, or here

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 158

Welcome to our Show off Your Stuff Party!  Every week we come together to show off our stuff!


 It is time to party!
Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 4 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
Inspirational/Creative Writing
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell.


4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!











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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Easy Christmas Decor Frames - Tutorial

Need an easy Christmas decor craft?  This is it!  So easy!
  It would also make a great Hostess gift or teacher gift! 
Supplies:
Frames
Vinyl (I get mine from Expressions Vinyl)
Paint
Scrapbook paper
Optional: Die cutter machine

1. Paint your frames.  I used craft paint.  But you could also use spray paint too! 

2. While your paint is drying, get your vinyl cut out (I used my Silhouette).
Use transfer paper to put it on the glass of the frame
Peel off the transfer paper
3. Cut out your scrapbook paper to fit your frame and your done!  


Here is it as part of my Christmas decor


Another option:
Create a wall hanging with one frame. 
You just paint your frame, add your vinyl to the glass and the add your embellishment to the front. 

On the back hot glue the glass in place at the corners and add your ribbon (also with hot glue).

Or you can use ribbon like Kimbo at A Girl and a Glue Gun:

Or make a Christmas Count down with chalkboard vinyl (also sold at Expressions Vinyl)






Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 157

Welcome to our Show off Your Stuff Party!  Every week we come together to show off our stuff!


 It is time to party!
Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 4 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
Inspirational/Creative Writing
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell.


4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!












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Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Photo Ornaments

Here is a cute and fun way to show off your darling kids faces on your tree!

Here is what you will need:
Styrofoam balls
Glue gun
Ribbon
Christmas paper
Card stock
Buttons (optional embellishment)
Cupcake liners (not pictured)

1. Cut your Styrofoam ball in half.  I used a steak knife to cut mine and it worked great.  Use a plate to collect to scraps that will fall off.

2. Use your glue gun to put a line of glue from one side all the way around to the other around the outside of the ball and put a piece of ribbon over it.

3. Continue add ribbon around your half-ball.  I found it was easier to rotate my half-ball every couple of layers to get an even coverage.

4. Use your cupcake liner to make a flat circle.  Hot glue it to the flat side of the half-ball to cover all the ribbon edges.
Make sure you also glue in a ribbon to hang the ornament with between the cupcake liner and the ball.

5. Decorate the ball with a name/date tag and a picture of your child printed on card stock (cut into a slightly smaller circle).  I also added some buttons.

Make one for each of your adorable children!



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