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Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Now Selling At The Crafty Scrapper

I’m so happy to tell you that I am now sell­ing my hand­made vin­tage tin neck­laces at The Crafty Scrap­per in Wax­a­hachie, Texas. Car­olyn Ross moved her amaz­ing store to a new build­ing and she now has a bou­tique that offers unique hand­crafted items. So, if you are look­ing for a lit­tle some­thing spe­cial for a friend, co-worker or fam­ily mem­ber please go check out her store. All my neck­lace pen­dants are cre­ated from vin­tage tins and jew­elry pieces and each piece is one of a kind. No two will ever be alike. Also, I still have...

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I believe…

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 8 comments

I believe…

Orig­i­nally Posted Decem­ber 12, 2011 and to this day it’s still one of my favorites. Just recently my 8 year old niece was ask­ing if Santa was real. My mom asked Made­lyn what she thought to which she replied, I think he is real. Mom left it at that and Made­lyn went on her merry way. I remem­ber when I found out about Santa and for a moment I was sad but then dis­cov­ered since I had younger sib­lings I was in a spe­cial secret club… I got to be a secret elf and help with wrap­ping and shop­ping which I just loved. I found this part just...

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life | 0 comments

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

A few days ago, my sis­ter found this Lemon Crin­kle Cookie recipe and shared it on my Face­book page ask­ing me to make them when she comes to visit this week­end. I’m not sure who orig­i­nally cre­ated this recipe but my good­ness am I ever so happy they did. These cook­ies are amaz­ing and have been given two thumbs up from every­one that tries one. I highly rec­om­mend you make these this hol­i­day sea­son, your friends and fam­ily will love them and you! Ingre­di­ents: 1 Box Lemon Cake Mix 1 Egg 2 Cups Cool Whip, thawed ½ to 1 Cup...

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Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 0 comments

Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Icing

These cook­ies are so easy to make and are per­fect to take to the office, give to neigh­bors and will of course put super big smiles on the faces of all your fam­ily mem­bers. Every­one will be com­ing back for more. My fam­ily likes medium sized cook­ies so I get 24 — 28 cook­ies per batch. Ingre­di­ents: 1 Red Vel­vet Cake Mix, 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Oil, Ande’s Pep­per­mint Crunch Thins (one small pack­age), 3 Pep­per­mint Candy Canes Direc­tions: In a large bowl mix together cake mix, eggs and oil Form small/Medium sized balls and place onto...

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Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Recycle All Those Saved Christmas & Holiday Cards

In keep­ing with the “I’m using what I have for Christ­mas and cut­ting out the need­less things I don’t” I recy­cled some saved Christ­mas cards and cre­ated two super easy gift card hold­ers from one Christ­mas card. I know I’m not the only per­son that saves hol­i­day cards. I can­not throw Christ­mas cards of any kind away. I love them all and espe­cially cher­ish the ones that have my grand­par­ents sig­na­tures inside. I started with a Christ­mas card that mea­sured 4″ x 5.75″ but you can use any card size you want. This size just...

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DIY Holiday Gift Tags

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

DIY Holiday Gift Tags

I posted this tuto­r­ial last year and since it was so pop­u­lar I decided to repost it again. This Christ­mas I am still deter­mined to use what I have and not pur­chase any­thing if I can make it and gift tags were the first things to get knocked out of the pur­chas­ing depart­ment in this house. I made these cute gift tags using vin­tage images I’ve saved over the years. I think they make the most adorable tags and fig­ured I should share them with you. Sup­plies Used: Manila ATC’s, Dia­mond Stick­les, Red & White Baker’s Twine, Laser...

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Weekend of Holiday Decorating

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Delight In Everyday Life, Delight in The Seasons, Delight In Thrift Store Finds | 2 comments

Weekend of Holiday Decorating

The Christ­mas tree is the first item to go up in our house dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Ans­ley designed this “Pep­per­mint” tree a few years ago and we’ve kept it since. It’s a fun tree that is easy to put up and take down and lets face it dur­ing the hol­i­days easy is the key word. Once the tree is all set Ans­ley and I start to plan how we want to dec­o­rate the house. This year it is all about lights. In the den, we decided to hang three wreaths with white lights and some gar­land with red and white lights in the bay window. We added...

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You’ve Been Grinched

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Delight in The Seasons | 0 comments

You’ve Been Grinched

Here’s a lit­tle some­thing fun to do with your fam­ily, this week­end. We “Grinched” some neigh­bors one year in our neigh­bor­hood and had a blast. That year, we also dec­o­rated our Christ­mas tree super bright and funky and called it our “Grinch” tree. This is the one tree we still talk about to this day. You’ve Just Been Grinched! You’ve been selected as the recip­i­ent of this orna­ment. The Grinch made it espe­cially for you. If you want to see presents under your Christ­mas tree, Christ­mas morn­ing, you must fol­low his demands. 1....

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Photo Ornaments

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 1 comment

Photo Ornaments

  These orna­ments were first blogged about on Decem­ber 13, 2007 and are an easy and fun orna­ment to make for an orna­ment exchange, to give as a house­warm­ing gift using their fam­ily photo or attached to gifts for fam­ily and friends. Just one thing though, be care­ful… these are very frag­ile! I know first hand because I broke one. I think I’m going to look for some clear plas­tic orna­ments as they will be more durable. Sup­plies Needed: Clear Orna­ments, Trans­parency, Maya Road Rubons, Rib­bon, Faux Snow Tools Needed: Coluz­zle...

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A Joyful Snowman

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Delight In All Things Altered, Delight in The Seasons, Delightful Tutorials | 2 comments

A Joyful Snowman

This is one of my very favorite orna­ments I’ve ever cre­ated. It was orig­i­nally posted on Decem­ber 4, 2009 but I love it so much that I thought I would repost the tuto­r­ial again today. All the dif­fer­ent tex­tures and the color scheme make me super happy. Sup­plies Used: Paper Mache Rec­tan­gu­lar Orna­ment (Hobby Lobby), Cream Felt, Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Sheet Music, 2.5″ Sisal Brush Tree (Christ­mas Sec­tion of most large Craft Stores), Maya Road Mini Snowflakes, Maya Road Mini Noah Chip­board Let­ters, Fab­ric Rem­nant,...

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