Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monthly Recap {December 2013}

Hey everyone! I hope that you all had a great December and a great Christmas. We had a wonderful Christmas. I can't believe that the new year is almost here! I have something I'm very excited about planned for 2014 that I can't wait to share with you all but in due time...

Since its this month is almost over, it's 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 December:

Monday, December 30, 2013

DIY Tree Skirt


Last year I planned on making a new skirt for our Christmas tree but I didn't get around to making it till this year. I had also planned on sharing this tutorial with you before Christmas but that also didn't happen. I thought I'd share it with you all this year anyway, so that you all will have it for next year! Here is how I made my DIY tree skirt:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! This week has seemed so long because of the holiday. I am definitely glad for the weekend. We don't have anything planned, so it will be a nice relaxing and lazy weekend! Tonight, though, we are going to see a movie with my parents and sister. We are all going to see The Hobbit 2 because we are nerds like that. : )

Okay here are my internet favorite finds of the week:

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #39

Happy Thursday all! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We got to spend times with both our families, so it was a great day! {Though a little busy.} Time to get back to reality today, though. I had to go back to work today, but only two days till the weekend!

Now onto the link party! Here are the features from last week's link party:

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and gets to spend today with family and friends! Chris and I are headed to my parents house first to open gifts and have brunch. Then Chris's grandmother is making a sort of dinner/lunch. And finally we are going to Chris's cousin's for dinner. So it should be a great day filled with family and food!

Here is my yearly home tour of our Christmas decorations:

Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! Unfortunately I'm not feeling well today. : ( I stayed home from work to try and beat it. There is nothing worse than being sick for the holidays. I plan on taking lots of vitamin C and sleeping today, so hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow.

Other than me trying to feel better, we don't have much planned this weekend. Mainly just finishing up our Christmas shopping and wrapping. I'm glad for the slow weekend, not only because I don't feel well, but also because we have been so busy lately it will be nice to just relax.

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #38

Hey everyone, happy Thursday! It's link party time.  : )

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

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How To Turn A Tree Skirt Into A Real Skirt


Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties are a huge trend these days, as I'm sure most of you know. My sister was invited to one a couple weeks ago. Instead of wearing an ugly Christmas sweater she found the idea on Pinterest to turn a tree skirt into a real skirt. Of course she asked me to help with the transformation. Here is what I did:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes



Last week I participated in the yearly Cookie Exchange at work. I shared my hull on Instagram:


Everything was so yummy! As  you can see even though we call it a "cookie" exchange it is more of a dessert exchange. I made Peanut Butter Mini Cheesecakes because I love cheesecake and peanut butter! Here is how I made them {the original recipe is from The Girl Who Ate Everything} :

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday Favorites

Hey all, I bet you are wondering why Friday Favorites is on Saturday this week! I've been really busy at work and at home so I just didn't get to it yesterday. This weekend we have two holiday parties to attend which I am looking forward to. I also have a few holiday crafts I want to get to.

Last weekend we decorated for Christmas and I love it! Christmas decorations just make me smile. : ) I hope to do a home tour on Christmas day, so look out for it! Last weekend I also made a Dorothy costume for my future sister-in-law {she is 13} for her choir concert. It was the first time I've ever sewn anything from a pattern and the most intense thing I've ever sewn. I shared the finished product on Instagram:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #37


Happy Thursday everyone! I was busy last night making Oreo Truffles so I wasn't able to select the features. : (  But I'll pick twice as many for next week!

Okay onto the party!!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Burlap "Joy" Ornament


I'm apart of a giveaway which is still live. If you haven't entered yet click the link below for a chance to win $180!



On Monday I shared with you all the Needle and Thread Ornament I made for the Ornament Exchange. Well I actually made two ornaments! This is the second one I made! It is super easy to make and very customizable. Here is what I did:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Needle & Thread Ornament


Titi Crafty's Blogiversary Giveaway is still going strong. Click on the link below to enter:



A couple weeks ago I participated in an Ornament Exchange hosted by Live Laugh Rowe, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, and A Little Claireification. My exchange partner is a sewer so I had a great idea for a needle and thread ornament. Here is how I made it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! We are supposed to be getting around five inches of snow today, which for Cincinnati is a lot. The snow is supposed to hit in the afternoon, so my commute home should be supper fun. : / But I love snow, so I don't mind.

Other than snow I am busy this weekend with a few sewing/craft project, cleaning my apartment, and decorating for Christmas. So it should be a great weekend!

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for this week:

Titi Crafty's Blogiversary Giveaway


Hi all! I'm happy to be apart of Titi Cratfy's 1st Blogiversary Giveaway. Here are the other bloggers who helped make this giveaway possible:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Simply Create Thursdays #36

Happy Thursday everyone! Time to party. : )

Here are the features from the link party two weeks ago:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pom Pom Garland


Happy Tuesday everyone! Christmas is almost here and I have a few holiday decor tutorials for you all. First up is a pom pom garland. I love the look of pom pom garlands, so fun and simple! Depending on the colors you choose, they can be used for any time of the year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monthly Recap {November 2013}


2013 is almost over?! Who can believe it's already December?! December may be my favorite month as Christmas is my favorite holiday! I just love the atmosphere of the holiday, the feeling of giving and spending time with family. Also I love snow and would love to have a blizzard this year! {Most of my friends and family think I'm crazy}. I have a few Christmasy posts/projects that I'm excited to share with you all this month, so look forward to them. : )

The Black Friday Giveaway is still going strong today. If you haven't yet entered you have till 10pm tonight to do so. Click on the link below to enter:



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 November: