Saturday, December 5, 2015

We Were a Featured Blog!

So exciting to have Dawn at Pretty Shabby UK feature twochicksandamom on her awesome blog!  Click on the link above to see her article about our blog and please stay and peruse her posts!

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Pretty Shabby UK is a lovely little place where Homemade is made easy.




Friday, December 4, 2015

Crafty Allie's 12 Days of Christmas

 Stop by Crafty Allie's 12 Days of Christmas and check out each day's Christmas recipe or craft!  Today is Day 4 and my Felt Santa Stuffed with Goodies is featured!  The step by step directions are right there and they make cute teacher, neighbor or shh, Secret Santa gifts at a very inexpensive price.


Thanks, Allie, for allowing me to participate!



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fairy Merry Christmas--Christmas Ornaments

Welcome to our Fairy Merry Christmas Blog Hop!  I have teamed up with other bloggers to bring you a bit of a different take on holiday decor or traditions.  I have to admit when I signed up to participate, I thought, "Do I even have Christmas Fairies?  Do I know anything about Fairies?"  As I thought about what to share, I remembered I do have two delicate Christmas decorations who just happen to be fairies!  They are stored away with my other Christmas decorations and have been part of my holiday decor for many years.  I collect angels (as evidenced by my two well-stocked curio cabinets) but many years ago I came across this beautiful fairy and needed to add her to our tree.


This fairy's box is well-worn!



She is ready to make her annual debut!


We just love her!  She fits right in with our family decorations!

However, this little fairy isn't alone.....a few years after adding her to our decorations, a friend gifted me with this little lady.




I even found this fairy ornament for sale on ebay!

Just for kicks here is my daughter Ali dressed as a fairy for Halloween  a few years back.



I hope that you enjoyed my simple little post.  Please check out all the Fairy Merry Christmas posts--on Monday, December 8th be sure to visit Sarah Celebrates for our next Fairy Merry Christmas post!


Please plan to visit all our Fairy Merry Chistmas Participants!   
Nov 16: Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks 
Nov 17: Maria @ Sew Travel Inspired
Nov 18: Joy @ xoxoGrandma
Nov 19: Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop 
Nov 20: Alayna @ Alayna’s Creations 
Nov 24: Sarah @ Sarah Celebrates 
Nov 25: Stella @ Purfylle 
Nov 26: (Thanksgiving Break) 
Nov 27: Beverly @ Across the Blvd
Nov 30: T’onna @ USS Crafty 
Dec 1: Joanita @ Creative Crochet Workshop
Dec 3: Darlene @ Let it Shine 
Dec 4: Donna @ Two Chicks and a Mom 
Dec 7: YOU!! 
Dec 8: Sarah @ Sarah Celebrates
Dec 9: Stella @ Purfylle 
Dec 10: Pili @ Sweet Things 
Dec 11: Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks

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Funtastic Friday #53

Hello to all!  I am so excited to be part of Funtastic Friday!  See Sherry's announcement below and thanks for partying with us:).

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I have some exciting news! Funtastic Friday is one year old, and we've added 3 new party hosts to help bring in the next year! Please welcome Lindsay from Crazy Organized, Donna from Two Chicks and A Mom, and Chris from Sweet Mornings. We're excited to kick-off a new year of Funtastic Friday. You're going to love us:-)
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WE WISH YOU A MERRY BLOGMAS! Chelc from Inside the Fox Den and Amanda from The Kolb Corner have planned a holiday Blogmas Party and I’m excited to be hosting along with them. Blogmas is a 4-week link party and giveaway extravaganza, starting on November 28 and lasting until December 26. Each party will have a different theme and will be posted every Saturday.
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  1. Decor, Nov. 28 - Dec. 4
  2. Gifts, Dec. 5 - Dec. 11
  3. Recipes, Dec. 12 - 18
  4. Lifestyle, Dec. 19 - 25
We will be giving away a goodie basket to one lucky winner of items hand selected by the party hosts. The giveaway will start November 28 and end December 18. Hope to see you all there!
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12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I hope that you are all having a wonderful season.  Allie over at Crafty Allie is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas series with various bloggers (yours truly included)  filled with seasonal crafts and recipes!  Today is Day 3 and I invite you to click on the link above to follow Allie and the other bloggers with their creative posts!  Festive Fun!




Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday #77

Hello and thanks for stopping by our party!  We hope that you will enjoy all the Featured posts, chosen from last week's party and share your own creations--you might be Featured next week!

As we Welcome you to our 77th "Oh My Heartsie Girls "Wonderful" Wednesday's Linky Party, we hope that you and your families enjoyed time together and some wonderful cooking. And we welcome you each week and hope that you enjoy our features!!
Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful WednesdaysOh My Heartsie Girl & Co-Hosts Welcome's you!! :❢:❢ #OMHGWW starts early ❢❢ And if you looking for something special from last week, there are so many good recipes and crafts, you can find them here :❢:❢ All The Entries Here :❢:❢ ♥~ MEET THE HOSTS of #OMHGWW ~Oh-My-Heartsie-Girls for collage for 12-1 If this is your first time to join us ~Welcome~ and if you are revisiting our AKA Wordless Wednesday Now... "Wonderful Wednesday Party's Welcome Back!! We hope you will participate each week. We Hope That You Will Follow Our Host and Co-Hosts Wood-You-Know-the-time, #Woodwatches
Karren-Host // Oh My Heartsie Girl // "WOOD You Know The Time Giveaway" // Unique Gifts For Christmas Catch All The Great Giveaways Listed Here⇐ Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | HomeTalk Divider 989321gyey13hzitCreate a Beautiful Christmas Wreath Co-Host Evija Roberts// From Evija With Love // Create a Beautiful Christmas Wreath// Today I will show you how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath. If you like shiny things, then you are in for a treat! Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram Divider 989321gyey13hzitTwo-Chicks-and-a-mom Co-Host Donna Wirthlin // Two Chicks And A Mom // Our Family Christmas Traditions #2 // Another in our Christmas tradition series. I often buy gag gifts for our family to open on Christmas Eve--believe me, it is a pretty funny tradition and makes for some fun memories! Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram Divider 989321gyey13hzitHoliday Mug Cake Co-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright // Holiday Mug Cake // Facebook | Google + | Pinterest | Instagram | BloglovinDivider 989321gyey13hzitBrandied Apricot-Ginger Fruitcake Co-Host Christine // Cherishing A Sweet Life // Brandied Apricot-Ginger Fruitcake // One holiday baked item, I strongly dislike, is fruit cake. The search was on to find the perfect one to try. This fruit cake is filled with Apricots, golden raisins, currants, candied ginger, pecans, citrus, spices, and brandy! All of the ingredients I do like. If you dislike fruit cake as much as I did, then try this one, it will definitely change the way you feel about fruit cake! Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest Divider 989321gyey13hzitEasy-party-favor-bags-Must-love-home Co-Host Christine Mello // Must Love Home // Holiday Party Favor Bags // Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest Divider 989321gyey13hzitHow To Approach The Loaded Holiday Table ♥The Fabulous Journey// Fabulous Journey // How To Approach The Loaded Holiday Table // It can be overwhelming to approach a loaded table of holiday food when you are trying to keep your weight in check. Here are some tips to help. Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest |InstagramDivider 989321gyey13hzitShandra White Harris With Heart Wide Open Co-Host Shandra White Harris // With Heart Wide Open // On The 4th Day Before Christmas The Blessing of Friends // Perhaps the greatest, simplest everyday joy , is time gifted with friends.... Twitter | Bloglovin | Facebook | Instagram Divider 989321gyey13hzit The-Healthetarian-Woman
Co-Host Denise Finochiaro// The Healthetarian Woman // Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing // After finding out I have certain food intolerences, I needed a good salad dressing that was low-fat as well. Ranch dressing has always been my FAVORITE. I was thrilled when I came up with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing!!! Twitter |Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram Divider 989321gyey13hzit
My Purple World♥Co-Host Indah // My Purple World // Central Park in Autumn //Autumn is slipping away but its beauty lingers on. One lovely Saturday is what we need to spend some quality time with our beloved family and strolling around Central park in this time of the year is beautifully refreshing. Check out some snaps taken in this one of the dearest spots for New Yorkers. Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram
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