Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Recipes: Autumn Pasta Salad and Apple Pie Parfaits

Welcome back to our Fall Recipe series for the month of September! Today, we have a delicious pasta salad and a creative twist on apple pie!

This beautiful Autumn Pasta Salad is tossed with a Basil Vinaigrette and would be perfect for having company over or just for a yummy family dinner! For the recipe, check out this post from Alison at Ali a la Mode.


For dessert, these cute little Apple Pie Parfaits are easy to prepare and make a delicious end to your family meal. Head over to allysonkramer.com to check out the recipe!


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Monday, September 1, 2014

Made By Me Mondays: Rainbow Tissue Pouf for Baby's Room

As you know from my post back in March, my husband and I had our first baby this year!! He is such a little joy and we love him so much. I'm sure some of you know the feeling of wanting to give your child the best things possible. 

When he was still on the way, we kept getting the question of "what theme did you choose for the nursery?" While this was a thoughtful question, it also added bit of a stress because I felt like I had to make his nursery perfect and coordinate the fabrics, stuffed animals, sheets, pictures, paint and all that goes along with the nursery. Needless to say this did not happen!

We wanted to have a superhero themed room but they don't sell a lot of Batman themed items at Babies R Us (which is a little disappointing). Anyways, we ended up getting a bunch of random gifts from family and friends which turned out to be perfect! Now his room has a little bit of everything! I wanted to add something special that I made just for him. 


These Rainbow Tissue Poufs were perfect! While my son is developing his eyesight, they give him some colors to look at, there's different textures, and when you open the window, they are light enough to be moved by the breeze that comes in. 

We originally had these above my son's crib but I was worried that they would fall and he would get tangled in them in the night so we moved them over his changing table and now he can still enjoy them and be safe all at the same time!

Here is how you can make some of your own:

You will need:
Tape or something to secure them to the ceiling

Step 1:
Take 4 layers of Tissue Paper and fold them accordion style. (I used 4 and it worked great for the smaller poufs but the larger ones were a little bare. The bigger the pouf you are making, the more sheets of tissue paper you will need)

Step 2:
Tie your Embroidery Floss or string around the middle of your folded tissue paper. Make sure to leave enough slack on the end of the string so you can hang them from the ceiling

Step 3:
Cut the ends of the tissue paper to a point or a rounded end (or whatever other fun pattern you want)

Step 4:
Separate the layers of the tissue paper - pulling each layer away from the folded bunch and out so they form a circle once all the layers are separated.

Step 5:
Fasten the poufs to the ceiling using tape or whatever else you want to use!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Introducing Baby Archer

Hello!

I have missed this blog and all you lovely readers SO much! This blog has always been a place where I can write about the things that make me happy and today is no different.

I am so excited to introduce you to my beautiful son, Archer! He was born on February 10th and we took him home from the hospital on our 3rd wedding anniversary (Feb 12th). We are so proud of him and I can't wait to see what life has in store for him.




I will be returning to the blog this fall but I just wanted to share my joy with all of you. See you soon!


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Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 is a new year!

I have to admit, I've been a terrible blogger lately!! I have a good reason though :) I'm only 4 weeks away from welcoming my son into the world and needless to say, things have been crazy! Between that and the holidays, I've barely had any time to spend with just my hubby let alone extra time for the blog.

That being said, I'm going to officially take a break from blogging for a while. Being a first time mommy is a bit overwhelming so I want to settle into that role before I continue blogging. I appreciate all of you so much and I really do love this blog so I'm hoping to return to blogging in the fall of 2014. Until then, I will continue to check my email periodically and I will likely still be active on Pinterest so feel free to follow me there as well!

Thank you for your understanding and patience! I will post pictures of my little man so you can all meet him as well!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY Scented Candle

Christmas is coming and its going to be here before we know it! I'm so excited but I still have to get some gifts! I love the idea of homemade gifts (what crafter doesn't?!) and these DIY Scented Candles are perfect for homemade gifts!

Great step-by-step tutorial for making your own scented candles!  These are so easy to make and smell so much better than expensive store-bought candles!  Great gift idea!

I have a ton of candle lovers in my family so these will be perfect gifts! Head on over to Essentially Eclectic for the full tutorial on this great Christmas Craft!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Well Crafted Wednesdays #56 {Link Party!}

Today is a special day!! Not only is it Well Crafted Wednesday but its also my birthday!!! I am not now, nor will I ever be, afraid to share my age - I am 24 today!! I'm not one of those people who doesn't like it when others know their birthday either. I'm am proud of my birthday and I love to celebrate it! I also realized that this is the last birthday I'm going to have when I'm not a mom! Its pretty exciting I must say!

Anyways, now that I have told you the extra reason that we have to party today, its party time! Here are the most clicked links from last week:


If you were featured, please feel free to grab the button below:
 
The Well Crafted Home
 
 If you are new to Well Crafted Wednesdays, I'm so glad that you are here! Please spread the word! The more the merrier!

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2) Please grab the button below before linking up!
3) Please no links to giveaways, contests, or other link parties!
4) Please visit a few of your fellow party-goers! We all love comments :)

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Hand Painted Christmas Towels

Do you have someone on your Christmas list that loves to be in the kitchen? I have the perfect gift for them and they are so easy to make! 

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These beautiful hand painted dish towels are easy to customize and will fit in perfectly with anyone's home. You can make them with any design and the assortment of colors that Taryn picked in her tutorial will work well with anything you choose. Head on over to Design, Dining and Diapers to get the full tutorial!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

DIY Felt Tea Cozies

I always have a hard time figuring out what to put in my families stockings. It seems like the better you know someone (spouse, parents, siblings, etc.), the harder it is to buy a present for them! I have found a tutorial on a great stocking stuffer that will work for almost anyone!

Cozy Christmas Tea Holder

These cute Felt Tea Cozies could be filled with tea, coffee, or hot chocolate pouches and that means you can put them in any stocking that is hanging from your mantle! They are easy to make and are oh so cute!! Get the full tutorial here!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Well Crafted Wednesdays #55! {Link Party}

First off, I must apologize for how long it has been since our last party!! Ugh, I have been bad at blogging lately and as you will read in this post here, I have made some mistakes too! Anyways, I'm back and ready to party so I wont make you wait any longer!

If you were featured, please feel free to grab the button below:
 
The Well Crafted Home
 
 If you are new to Well Crafted Wednesdays, I'm so glad that you are here! Please spread the word! The more the merrier!

**PARTY RULES! PLEASE READ**
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2) Please grab the button below before linking up!
3) Please no links to giveaways, contests, or other link parties!
4) Please visit a few of your fellow party-goers! We all love comments :)

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gold Leaf Christmas Art

Christmas is my favorite holiday and the Christmas season is my favorite time of year! I love the coziness that you feel every day, the happiness that people feel, and perhaps one of my favorite things about the holidays is the decorations.

Being a craft lover makes this season extra magical. Every other time of the year, I try and keep my crafting under control and mostly make things that I need for my home (this can be very difficult). Christmas is like freedom from all of that! I get to create and decorate as much as I want and there is no such thing as too much! Its wonderful!!

DIY Christmas art! Gold leaf on canvas

One of the things that has made it onto my list of things to try is this Gold Leaf Christmas Art from Kelly at View Along The Way. Its creative, beautiful and it really stands out! For the full tutorial on this art, click here!

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