Saturday, December 10, 2016

DIY Holiday Gift Bags

Christmas is upon us and I thought this would be a good time to update our Holiday Gift Bags.  I shared this as a "Christmas in July" post, well in July.  I have since gotten two earlier bags that I made some years back.  I will share the photos to this post and include a link to my original tutorial.  What is nice about these bags is they can be made using fabric shapes you cut out using a cookie cutter, such as gingerbread man, Christmas tree, star, etc. Or you can buy fabric panels, such as what was used on the Angel bag in the photos.  Use colored hot glue sticks for a decorative touch.

Here's a link for more detailed instructions:  Holiday Gift Bags.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 12/11/16

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Mia Bella Passion has a collection of bow making tips--perfect for this season!

Grounded and Surrounded has a festive recipe for energy bites.  I love energy bites!

Pale Blue Corner has a variety of necklace tutorials for you to make.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Funtastic Friday 104

Funtastic-Friday-Ad-Sq Welcome to Funtastic Friday 104! Wow, the month is moving along and not much time till Christmas.  Thankfully, I took advantage of my post-op healing time back in September and did a bit of Christmas shopping so pretty much done with that. There’s still time to join us for Wrapping Up the Holidays. The theme is gift wrap, cards, tree trimmings, recipes, holiday traditions, and family activities. There is no limit on the number of links you post as long as they are family friendly. Feel free to dust off older posts and share them, too! Check back this coming weekend. I'm going to have a new giveaway. Now on to the party. Funtastic Friday Meet The Hosts
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Sherry's favorites | Tea Advent Calendar @ Frau Tschi-Tschi | Countdown to Christmas Box @ Kingsbury Brook Farm | DIY: Snowman Ornament Carrot Nose @ Armchairdecoratorblog |
Kimm's favorites | Countdown to Christmas Box @ Kingsbury Brook Farm | Easy DIY Mini Pine Wreaths @ kreativ k | Cranberry Orange Pistachio Cookies @ Cooking with Curls |
Debra's favorites | Easiest Holiday Eggnog @ Aprons and Stilettos | Christmas Hanging Decor Orbs @ Homespun Engineer | Chocolate Peppermint Shakes @ building our hive |
Angie's favorites | Quick and Easy Christmas Sign @ One Thousand Oaks | Let it Snow Sign @ The Handyman's Daughter | Christmas Ornaments using Vintage Tea Stainers and Chandelier Crystals @ Sadie Seasongoods |
Heidi's favorites | Gingerbread House Decorating Party @ Giggles Galore | DIY Magnetic Advent Calendar @ i should be mopping the floor | Merry and Bright Free Holiday Printable @ kreativ k |
Lacie's favorites | DIY Magnetic Advent Calendar @ i should be mopping the floor | Sparkling Cider Sangria @ Art from My Table | Cranberry Salsa @ Cooking with Curls |
Mistie's favorites | Christmas Pies: Cranberry Apple @ Nancy On The Home Front | Game Set Cross Stitch: Vintage Wooden Tennis Racket @ Sadie Seasongoods | Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ Dukes and Duchesses |
Donna's favorites | DIY Winter Owl Craft @ Giggles Galore | Wearable Wednesday: DIY Cape @ The Perfect Storm | Sparkly Farmhouse Holiday Decor @ House of Hargrove |
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 12/7/16

Hello and thanks for stopping by twochicksandamom!  As usual, we have a great link party with awesome Features this week!

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This is our 48th Oh My Heartsie Girls “Wonderful” Wednesday’ Linky Party in 2016 and it is our purpose to feature with you some great blogs that linked up with us from last week's party. And this week we have so great Christmas Decorations & Baking Cookies and cute toddler wih her mom and we hope you will enjoy! We're happy to have you join us and share what you have going on your blogs.
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Putri Salju - Snow White cookies My Purple World-Geneve in a Glimpse (Pin To Share)
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Lipgloss and Crayons Must Read Christmas Books An Oh My Heartise Pick Lipgloss and Crayons // Must Read Christmas Books Meet Carly and her Daughter, her blog is full of mother toddler daughter posts Divider 2630246gz8fip3uy1 Embellishmints-Christmas-Crunch-Popcorn An Oh My Heartsie Pick Embellishmints // Christmas-Crunch-Popcorn Delicious goodies made for giving the holiday season
(Pin It To Share) Divider 2630246gz8fip3uy1 Busy Being Jennifer DIY-Christmas-Sock-Snowman-An Oh My Heartsie Pick Busy Being Jennifer // DIY-Christmas-Sock-Snowman I made these sock snowmen last year for my granddaughter in a trio for her mantel.
(Pin It To Share) Divider 2630246gz8fip3uy1 Wife-In-Progress-Chocolate-Peppermint-Sandwich-CookiesAn Oh My Heartsie Pick Wife-In-Progress // Chocolate-Peppermint-Sandwich-Cookies These just call out holiday chocolate cookies made with crushed peppermint!
 Whitehouse-Crafts-Ikea-Stenciled-Trivets Feature Pick From Donna // Two Chicks and a Mom Whitehouse Crafts // Ikea-Stenciled-Trivets These are great for the table or counter and very quick to make.
A-Dish-of-Daily-Life-Mocha-Mint-Chocolate-Truffles Feature Pick by Indah // My Purple World A-Dish-of-Daily-Life // Mocha-Mint-Chocolate-Truffles I used to think Truffles were hard to make, made with Coffee, Coco Powder and Chocolate Chips
I had never heard of makeing trees from cement, these have so many possibilities for outdoors!
These are festive cookies and I wonder how they would be using Rolos?
Worthing Court Farmhouse-Christmas-Breakfast-Nook Feature Pick by Christine Mello Worthing Court // Farmhouse-Christmas-Breakfast-Nook Plaid dishes and a cute stuffed snowman is what caught my eye, but so much more to create a farnmhouse Christmas (Pin To Share) Divider 2630246gz8fip3uy1

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