Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for many things in my life and one such thing is having so many wonderful readers! Thank you for being so loyal, your wonderful comments, and linking up to my weekly link party.  : )

Speaking of the link party there will not be one this week due to the holiday. But the link party will resume next week.

Once again have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your families!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Any fun plans for the weekend? Tonight my parents are going to come over to our place for a really nerdy reason... My family and I LOVE the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. As I'm sure some of you may know the second Hobbit movie comes out next month. So to gear up for it my family and I are watching the first Hobbit movie tonight {extended edition, of course!}. Chris isn't really into it, he thinks we are just dorks!

Also tonight we are celebrating my Mom's birthday, but she doesn't know it, yet! Sunday is her real birthday, but I figure kill two birds with one stone {horrible saying, huh}. She is turning the big 6.0. so my dad, sister, and I got her a couple gag gifts {like a cane} and then a nice diamond necklace and matching earrings.  I'm pretty excited to surprise her tonight!

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #35

Happy Thursday everyone! Who's excited that tomorrow is Friday?! I am! Since it's Thursday it's time for this week's link party!

Here are my features from last week's link party:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Crochet Boot Cuffs

Now that the cold weather is here I've been itching to crochet! This happens to me every winter, what about you?

I've been seeing lots of cute boot cuffs online and knew I wanted to crochet some for myself. I found this tutorial from Moogly for a diamond cowl. I loved the pattern and knew it would make a perfect boot cuff! Here is what I did:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Favorites

Hello all. It's finally Friday! I don't know about you but this week went very slowly. This weekend we are checking out another wedding venue and are going to my parents. We are considering having a backyard wedding at my parents house but we still need to talk it over and figure out the logistics. I promise we really are trying to plan this wedding, it's just so expensive!

Anyways, here are my favorite internet finds for this week:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #34

Happy Thursday everyone! Who's excited for today's link party? I am and can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!

Here are my feature's from last week's link party:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

{Guest Post} DIY Abstract Art

Hey everyone, I'm excited to have Kayla from Home Coming as a guest blogger today! Take it away Kayla:

Hi everyone! I'm Kayla from Home Coming and I'm pretty darn excited to be a guest here at Simply Dream & Create! I'm a DIY and home blogger, who teams up with my carpenter husband (Justin). We both have a lot of love for updating a house on a budget. Justin is a carpenter by day (so he's handy) and I'm in advertising (so I'm creative), so we're the perfect team for taking on the task of updating our 1920's Minneapolis house. Check out the progress we've made on our home and other DIY projects here!

Today I'm talking about DIY wall artwork. I'm a firm believer in affordable design and decor for your house and would never pay top dollar for designer anything. And since I consider myself an amateur artist, I'm here to share how to simply paint a beautiful piece of abstract, modern art.

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Give Thanks" Wooden Art

A few weeks ago I decorated for fall. While my fall decorations will stay up through Thanksgiving, I wanted a piece of decor that was more Thanksgivingy. On Friday Favorites last week I shared this Etsy art. I loved the look of it and wanted to create something similar but smaller for Thanksgiving. Here is what I did:

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We don't but I'm kind of glad that we don't because Chris is getting sick. Usually when he gets sick a few days later I too get sick. : (  I'm the one that usually get sick a few times during the winter and Chris is one that usually doesn't so when he is sick I know I'm doomed! Normally they are only colds, but it still sucks to get one.

Anyway, this weekend I'm going to be downing the airborne and avoiding taking care of Chris. I hope your weekend is better than what mine looks to be!

Okay, onto my favorite internet finds of the week:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

{Guest Posting at Home Coming} DIY String-Art

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I'm guest posting over at Home Coming today with how to make this DIY String-Art!


Simply Create Thursdays #33

Hey all! It's Thursday which means link party day!

Here are the features from last week's party:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DIY Circle Art

Happy Wednesday everyone! Recently I've been trying to add more decor to our apartment. A while back, I pinned this from According to L. It's a modern circle art, DIY type decor. I thought something like this would be a perfect art addition to our bedroom.  Here is what I did:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monthly Recap {October 2013}

November already?! I actually love this time of year because we are gearing up for December and Christmas! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the atmosphere and joy that surrounds Christmas. However, Thanksgiving is coming first and I like that holiday too. Its a get time to relax, spend time with family, and watch football!!

Since its an new month its recap time! If you are a new follower or have missed a post or two here is a recap of what I was up to in October:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Favorites

Hey all! It's Friday and it has been a crazy, busy week for me! Today is going to be a short Friday Favorites, but I still think they are goodies. ; )

Here are my internet find favorites from this week: