Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cranberry Inspiration

sofabseasonsLast month I shared a collection of Pumpkin posts with you, which I hope you enjoyed. I am excited to be joining with my fellow Social Fabric community members again this month to share some amazing cranberry themed recipes, projects, and decor ideas with you.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Personalized Dog Bowl Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarpetProtect #CollectiveBias

If you follow me on Instagram, you are probably already familiar with my handsome pup, Charlie. My husband never had dogs growing up, so Charlie is his first real experience with a dog. I have had dogs my entire life and knew I wanted one when we bought our house 7 years ago. We adopted Charlie from a friend at church (he was one of her dog's puppies) when he was about 3 months old. He is a Husky/Shepherd mix and is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen.

Personalize your pet's bowl, using vinyl and your Cricut!

Our pets are part of the family, so they need to be made to feel special. Why not personalize their food and water bowls for a unique gift? 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Dollar Store DIY Neighbor Gift

The holidays are quickly approaching and my list of gifts I need to buy seems to be never ending.  I try to save money by making some gifts myself, especially for friends and neighbors.  I have one neighbor who frequently puts our garbage bins up and leaves treats in cute, handmade treat boxes that are customized to the current season or holiday, so I wanted to thank them with a gift.

Make a customized gift for a friend or neighbor using items from the dollar store!

I decided to customize a plain hand soap bottle and gift bag, using items I found at the Dollar Tree.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bible Journaling Using Printables

As you know, I love to spend time in my Bible creating beautiful illustrations and recently I shared how I use washi tape in my journaling.  In that post, I mentioned that I use the washi tape to affix printable cards to the Bible pages.  Today I am going to share some of the ways I use printables in my Bible journaling.

Bible Journaling with Printables

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Personalized Winter Survival Kit for Men

I have received information and materials from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This Men's Winter Survival Kit shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are mine alone. #WinOverWinter #CollectiveBias

Winter is upon us, which means colds, muscle aches, and dry skin. I cannot always be with my teenage son while he is at his dad's house or on youth retreats, but I can still take care of him by sending along a winter survival kit. None of us can afford to be sick during this busy season!

Make your favorite guy a winter survival kit and personalize it by adding their initials to it, using adhesive vinyl.

Last weekend, my son went on a retreat in the mountains, which involved quite a bit of hiking, which led to sore muscles. Luckily he was prepared with the Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream and Extra Strength TYLENOL® in his winter survival kit.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Star from Afar + A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

A special thanks to Christmas Star From Afar for providing a kit for me to review and one to give away!  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Christmas is my favorite holiday; it represents family and traditions for me.  For my family, we attend a Candlelight service on Christmas Eve and then watch A Christmas Story.  I always struggle to keep the focus on the true meaning of Christmas, instead of the commercialism that surrounds it.

Help your children connect with the true meaning of Christmas with The Star From Afar game.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Journal the Word Bible + A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

Special thanks to the Blythe Daniel Agency and Thomas Nelson Bibles for sending me a copy of Journal the Word Bible to review and one to share!

I have been enjoying Bible journaling for well over a year now and the pages are starting to get filled with my illustrations.  There are so many different journaling and note taking Bibles out there, that it can be overwhelming.

Not sure which Journaling Bible to get, check out this one.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Salted Chile Caramel Latte

This Salted Chile Caramel Latte shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorSplash #CollectiveBias

Fall is here and the weather has just started to turn cooler, which makes it perfect for sitting outside, watching the leaves turn, and sipping on your favorite hot beverage. I indulge in the occasional coffee house treat, but who can spend $5 every day? Not this I get creative and make my own flavorful coffee drinks, like this Salted Chile Caramel Latte, featuring Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup.

Keep warm this winter with a homemade Salted Chile Caramel Latte.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cranberry Thanksgiving Decor

Halloween has come and gone and I thought about skipping Thanksgiving decor and decorating my buffet for Christmas, but I was not ready to let go of Fall quite yet. Today I am sharing how I decorated my buffet to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas by using cranberries in my decor.

I decided to get a little more decorating use out of my pumpkins and gourds that were on my front porch and create a harvest themed centerpiece.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Cookie Packaging Ideas

This Holiday Cookie Packaging Ideas shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareTheHoliday #CollectiveBias

I look forward to the holidays because I get to spend time with family and friends that I do not see often and share family recipes. One of my favorite events is a holiday cookie swap because I get to try my friends' yummy recipes, as well as share my own. One of the fun things about cookie swaps is getting to take a box of assorted cookies home with you or making a package to share with a neighbor.

Customize your holiday cookie packages with festive tags, washi tape, and ribbon!

I love to decorate my containers, so they are as festive as the cookies inside. Rubbermaid TakeAlongs makes it easy to share your favorite cookies and the Quik Clik Seal™ keeps them fresh for days (not that they will last that long!) The best part is that they are microwavable, top rack dishwasher, and freezer safe.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Nest Fest 2016

I love attending craft fairs because they are such a huge source of inspiration for a crafter and blogger like me.  Recently I attended The Nest Fest in Midland, NC, which is only about and hour and a half from where I live.  I was able to meet my bloggy bestie Bethany from Pitter and Glink.  We connected on Instagram a while back and have been friends ever since.  She also lives in NC, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to hang out and find some unique items.  It was the perfect day, with perfect Fall weather, so I wanted to share it with you!

A recap of my visit to the white barn at Nest Fest 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

No-Sew Beauty Emergency Kit

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November is here and the holiday season is officially upon us. It is a time for family gatherings, holiday parties, and other social events. Long days and late nights can take a toll on your body, so I always have a "Beauty Emergency Kit" in my purse to  combat problems like itchy eyes, a broken fingernail, runny nose, or a missing button. Who wants to miss out on a special moment because you are digging through your purse, or worse yet, running out to the store for something?

Don't leave home without your beauty emergency kit. You can even make your sewing required!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Be the Light Challenge - Trust

If you caught my announcement post a couple of weeks ago, you will know I am joining 7 other lifestyle bloggers in a Be the Light Challenge, where we are sharing stories of encouragement during election week.

Eight lifestyle bloggers got together to share a Be the Light Challenge. This challenge is to encourage to share God's light and love online in social media. The challenge will run from Nov 1-8, 2016. Each day we will have a verse and inspiration to be the light. This comes at a great time when social media is filled with so much contention over election and other issues. How to disagree, how to love, how to be the light when there is so much fighting.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Restoring Old Headlights with WipeNew Headlight Restore

I realize this may be a little bit of a departure from my normal DIY posts, but I had to share this new product I discovered.  My hubby has tried all of the leading brands that promise new headlights, with less than optimal results.  Some would be OK for a month or two, but then they would be cloudy again.  Others didn't work at all.

Restoring Old Headlights with WipeNew Headlight Restore

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

My Favorite Things - A Stocking Stuffer Guide and Giveaway {CLOSED}!

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Christmas is coming and hopefully you have started your shopping.  One thing that I always seem to leave till the last minute is stocking stuffers!  I have a husband and teenage boy to buy for, so I tend to have a hard time finding things to go in the stocking, which is why I love reading gift guides for ideas.  Today I am sharing my favorite beauty tools that make excellent stocking stuffers AND giving you a chance to win your own set!

Need stocking stuffer ideas?  Here are my favorite beauty tools!

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