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I'm loving this long weekend because it has allowed me to get my craft on! I'm going to be early for Monday Made It with Tara. I'm definitely more crafty than artsy. I will say being crafty is also MESSY! On Friday night, Alison and I went to Starbucks and fueled up on caffeine which allowed us to make tons of scarves. I bribed Alison into also helping me hot glue ornaments on my mini tree.

Simple Scarves
These scarves are super easy to make. All you need is yarn and scissors. Cut various shades and fun textures and then tie a knot. Simple as can be! They make great gifts for room moms, volunteers, co-workers, and friends.


My students LOVED them too! 

Classroom Made It

For the classroom:
Thanksgiving Question Cards from Double Trouble
You can read about how we used these in our classrooms here.

Christmas Question Cards from Double Trouble 

Tomato Cage mini tree

Tomato Cage Trees
1  tomato cage wrapped in wire
Tons of hot glue!

I also met up with one of my friends to purchase some fun holiday gifts. Look how fun!!! I'm wearing the bullets and pearls now. Jessica has a fb page called Trailer Trash with some great items. Friend Trailer Trash for a chance to win some bullet jewelry. For a second chance leave a comment with your favorite Holiday go-to gift. I need some more ideas. Christmas is fast approaching.

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Need some fun Hors d’Oeuvres? I helped make some for my sister's Scentsy party. I'm hoping to have a PINTEREST inspired party soon. Crafts and Food ... two of my favorite things.

Simple yet delicious recipe
Melba Toast
Mayonaise and softened Cream cheese mixture (equal parts)
Fresh Tomatoes seasoned with garlic slat and pepper
Fresh basil 

Photography Monday Made It
I needed to scout out some new locations for Christmas pictures. These guys helped me find the perfect spot ! 

I promised I wouldn't post. OOPS must have had my fingers crossed :)

How beautiful is the sky! I love the golden hour.

HAPPY SUNDAY! Off to relax on this Sunday night. 


  1. Love the Trailer Trash jewelry. So fun! I adore the pictures of your family...you always inspire me to take better pictures and to use my camera more!

    My go to holiday gift is a nice bottle of wine and for the non-drinkers some homemade note cards with photos taken by me. :o)

  2. Now I'm craving Starbucks again! Lol! We always have so much fun! I love my bullet earrings...I'm wearing mine right now too! They have turned into my everyday pair. Love the pictures. I told Jerm we need to take pictures. He'll be at the Park in the morning fishing. I think I want to sleep in.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. I had a pinterest party last year and made scarves out of t-shirts. My go to gift is usually plants that I have thinned out and put in cups, glasses, etc. from thrift stores.

  4. Looks like you were really busy!! Great ideas - thanks for sharing!


  5. Baked goods are the go to item:)

  6. I would never have guessed that jewelry was made from bullets! Looks so neat!

    PS I'm your newest follower! :)

    Miss Woodward's Class

  7. My go to Christmas item is homemade banana nut bread with cream cheese and pecan icing! Sooo good! :)

  8. My go to Christmas item is homemade banana nut bread with cream cheese and pecan icing! Sooo good! :)

  9. Home made goodies are my go to item!

  10. I love to make something. I have been knitting a lot so I guess that would be my go to item this year. In the past, I have loved all the Pinterest ideas. :)
    I LOVELOVE the golden hour photo? Is that your family?
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  11. My go to holiday gift items are usually some type of wine or some type of cool kitchen gadget I can't live without... although a friend had been buying Tervis Tumblers as her good too and I thought that was really smart. Who doesn't love a Tervis Tumbler?

    My Shoe String Life

  12. You always take the most amazing photos. I love your story starters
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  13. My go to gifts are gift cards. Everyone loves picking their own stuff out.

  14. My go-to gift is Gloves, Hats and Scarves - it's cold up in our neck of the woods!

  15. Gift cards are my go gifts for the holidays. The recipient can buy whatever it is they want without feeling the need to return the item I bought for them. Lol.



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