Well let me see...which is the next holiday we can celebrate? Oh ya......St. Patrick's Day which is my holiday since my name is Colleen. LOL! I was looking for an easy decoration to make and came across this tutorial from MidwesternMoms.com. Looks very easy to me and should be a snap for all of you scrapebookers. Let's give it a try! :)
Today's Featured Artist is Kenny and Dominika of Brave Little Leaders. Brave Little Leaders started out with a desire to create Christian children's apparel that combines powerful messages with trendsetting designs. Kenny and Dominika have two little ones that constantly inspire them to create fun and fashionable designs. Each and every order is handmade by Kenny and Dominika and as you can see from the few items below, great love and attention to detail is of utmost importance. To visit this wonderful shop, please click on any of the photos below.
Don't you just love to decorate your door for the various holidays? Such a great way to welcome visitors! St. Patrick's Day is a great time to create this beautiful mesh wreath. Easy to do and will last for years to come. For the complete tutorial, visit Mardi Gras Outletby clicking on the photo above.
Lia Griffith blog posted this ADORABLE Leprechaun Candy Hugger tutorial. The kidz will love doing these for their classmates. And...who wouldn't love getting one??? For the printable and the tutorial, click on the photo above.
I think for most of us Spring is right around the corner and there may be some of you that are already getting a touch of spring with the crocuses and tulips sticking their heads out. Tulips are always a sure sign that Spring is on it's way. So, I thought today with tulips in mind maybe we could make some fabric tulips. I found this easy tutorial from Clare's Craftroom for making fabric tulips. Looks very simple and you could make lots and lots of them and display them in a nice vase. I think maybe I could even make these. LOL! :)
A beautiful creamy white bean soup with yummy roasted garlic, garnished with sage...need I say more? Yes...healthy too!!! With winter starting to wind down, we tend to start thinking about shedding some of our winter comfort in order to get ready for warmer weather. This soup will help us to get and stay healthy. Oh, did I mention that it freezes well too? For the recipe, visit Gina at Skinny Taste by clicking on the photo above.
Today's Featured Artist is Natalia of Hummus and Soy Sauce. Hummus and Soy Sauce was born from a love of a pet owner who had a really hard time finding clothes for her Chihuahua named Hummus and her cat named Soy Sauce. They were the inspiration for the creation of her line of pet apparel and accessories. To see her full line, please click on any of the photos below.
Lindsey of Inspiring Creations posted a fun tutorial for St. Patrick's Day. (You can do this with your kids but make sure you supervise them.) For all materials needed and the full tutorial, simply click on the photo above.
Now that Valentine's Day is over, we are on to St. Patrick's Day 🍀 Penny at Meet Penny has a great tutorial posted for the kidz to get ready for St. Paddy's Day! Simply click on the photo above for the full instructions and some great pics!
Does anyone else have it? I can't wait to turn off the heat, open the windows and enjoy a nice warm, sunny day!!! To help brighten your day and get ready for Spring, we found some great items that will help with your Cabin Fever! Simply click on the photos below and visit with each shop to see what they have to offer to brighten your day.
Some of the best times and memories are made in the kitchen. Try making pizzas together. Everyone gets their own tortilla and chooses their favorite toppings: sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc. Bake in a preheated 425° oven until cheese is melted. While you're waiting, put on some fun music and dance a silly dance.
Okay, I know, Chicken Pot Pie is definitely not Soup but it sure is "super"!!! It is probably one of the best comfort foods I enjoy in the winter. Even though this recipe freezes well, it never does seem to make it there. Maria and Josh at Two Peas and Their Pod posted this awesome recipe with lots of yummy pictures! For the recipe, simply click on the photo above. This is definitely a must make AGAIN!
Today's Featured Artist is Jessica of Merry Apothecary. Jessica created her shop with one idea in mind: Making herbal remedies more accessible to the everyday person. Her shop is meant to be a bridge between the beauty products you know and love and the herbal medicine that can heal your body (and sometimes your soul). To visit Jessica and discover some amazing products, simply click on any of the photos below.
Today is our last post for Valentines crafts for the Kidz. These paper strip hearts are such a nice way for the Kidz to finish the holiday decorations. They are so pretty, you'll want to keep them displayed way past Valentines Day! For the full tutorial, visit The Crafty Blog Stalkerby clicking on the photo above.
With Valentine's Day next week I thought we would take a look at some vintage Valentine's and see what Valentine's Day was back in the past. Let's go on over to Etsy and see what we can find. :)
I am sure all of you, well the one's in my era and I am not going to tell you how long ago that was. LOL! We use to give Valentine's cards to our classmates. We would get a shoe box with a lid and cut a hole in the lid and decorate the box. Then on Valentine's Day at school we would have our shoe boxes on our desks and all the students would go around the room and put Valentine's cards just like the one here from bostonbaglady in the boxes. That was always fun. Do they still do this nowadays?
I remember getting little candies, sometimes chocolate, sometimes those little hearts with the sayings on them in these little tins like the one from TheLittleThingsVin here. :)
If you had a Valentine's Day party at your house you might have had a decoration like this one from ChristineMsCreations has.
Ok....now I am going to age myself. We always made Valentine's sugar cookies and my mom actually had a cutter just like this one from StripedKat except we had a red handle on it. And you aren't going to believe this, but I still have it and I still make cookies with it for my grandkids!! :)
So this is a few of the vintage items that is out there for you to see or even purchase to do some decorating or cookie baking. :)
February is designated as American Heart Month in order to bring awareness to the rise in Cardiovascular disease. Below are a few items to help bring that awareness. Click on the photos to visit the shops.