Posts made in December, 2011

Turn Ordinary Slippers Into A Great Personalized Gift

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011 in Clothes, Do It Yourself, For Moms | 1 comment

Turn Ordinary Slippers Into A Great Personalized Gift

Having trouble thinking of something to give the ladies on you Christmas list?  Give them some cozy slippers that are one of a kind?  Take out the plain old leather tie and add in their favorite color to make slippers that are extra special.  You can personalize these with their school colors, favorite sports team colors, or just something that fits their style. I love walking around the house in my favorite slippers.  I wear them constantly during the cold winter months because they are comfy and cozy.  This was something that I enjoyed so much over the last year that I decided that it...

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Cookie Cutter Ornaments – A Personalized Gift Idea That You Can Make And Give

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor | 1 comment

Cookie Cutter Ornaments – A Personalized Gift Idea That You Can Make And Give

Handmade ornaments are a great way to commemorate each year at Christmas time. These special ornaments made using cookie cutters and family photos are as beautiful on the tree as they are fun to make. They make great gifts for family and friends or just a great yearly tradition to add to your families tree. I first made these ornaments about 3 years ago. It was my sons very first Christmas. For both sets of grandparents and aunts and uncles this was the first Christmas that they would celebrate with a new baby in the family. I wanted to be able to give them each a gift from my son...

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Mini Peppermint Candy Wreath

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor | 4 comments

Mini Peppermint Candy Wreath

A welcoming wreath at your front door is a great way to greet your guests all year round. During the holidays I love to make fun and festive wreaths to adorn our front door. Peppermint candies hold a special place in my heart and this little peppermint wreath is the perfect Holiday wreath for our home. My spotted “pony” Toby adores peppermint candies. For 13 years I have been stashing the little red and white swirled candies in the pockets of my barn coats. Just the crinkle of the wrapper sends him frantically searching for his favorite treat. With a peppermint candy I can...

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Rudolph And Clarice Appliqued Shirts And Easy Pajama Pants

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Clothes, Do It Yourself, Fun for Kids, Sew It | 5 comments

Rudolph And Clarice Appliqued Shirts And Easy Pajama Pants

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is is a very big deal in our house.  It is our family’s absolute favorite holiday classic to enjoy this time of the year.  I made some simply adorable appliqued shirts for the kids to show their reindeer love all season long!  Paired with some soft flannel pajama pants they make great holiday pajamas. Did I mention that my kiddos love Rudolph?  They quote the movie and play with their stuffed Rudolph and Clarice constantly.  We even have a special viewing night with family when it airs on television.  The kids  enjoy wearing holiday clothes this...

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Do It Yourself Vintage Sleigh Ride Sign

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor | 3 comments

Do It Yourself Vintage Sleigh Ride Sign

I love decorating for the holidays. All of the magic and excitement of the season hit you like the smell of freshly brewed cider when you walk into a festively decorated home. I wanted a sign that I could keep up all winter long that shared our love of horses in a subtle and charming way. I came up with this hand painted vintage looking sleigh ride sign that I adore. We love horses, but it is often difficult to incorporate equestrian themed things into home decor without it looking “cheesy”. I wanted some kind of old looking, antiqued sign that fit in with our winter decor. I...

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