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Top Picks of 2014

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This was a slow year for me craft/blog wise. An extra baby and taking the summer off contributed to that. Just this season of life. My word of the year for 2014 was Intentional and in order to be a more intentional mother I needed to scale back on my time commitments. Again, its just a season of life that has, thankfully, moved on to a less demanding-on-mommy's-time season. Its been good to get back to crafting-around, even if its at a slower pace than before.

Here are the Top Four posts of 2014:  Click on the link below to go to the original post:
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floor-samples-to-key-holder

trashed-jug-bedside-lamps

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And here are some Honorable Mentions from my stash of favorite projects:  Click on the link below to go to the original post:  turquoise-dining-chairs

fence-pieces-to-bookshelf

sweet-little-side-table

rainbow-free-dollhouse

All-in-all, it was a great year crafting wise, much was learned...more about that later in a futur…

Christmas Map Garland & Holiday Fun at our House

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This project was totally inspired by duct tape and denim's peace-earth-christmas-banner-globe.  You should check it out if you haven't seen it already.  Here is my version:

My favorite map piece is the compass. 
 This was a simple and easy project. It was easily completed while watching TV. If you like the chalkboard sign, you can check it out here.



I'm so thankful for Pinterest and all the ideas pinned there. The kids & I had a fun time this week trying out some of these pins. 
Making 3 Ingredient Peppermint Pie with the kiddos. They LOVED using a hammer to smash the candy canes. It was yummy! Luckily we have one left in the freezer for later. :) 


Baking up a batch Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti. The only drawback is that these go way.too.fast! So yummy! Seriously! Way too fast!  Pair this with Gingerbread Spice Coffee Creamer. YUM! 

Making Warm Apple Cider & Rum Punch. This also goes way.too.fast! Delish!

I'm a star nut and just adore the star shape in …

Scrappy Wood Christmas

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Come February our basement is getting finished. It'll be a wonderful addition of space, but....I have my craft-hoard in the corner+ of the basement. I've been on a cycle of purging, crafting, storing, for the past few weeks. I feel like a kid who is cleaning their room, I stop and play with all the "new" toys I find instead of finishing the cleanup! lol

Candy cane is my favorite Christmas pattern. The Christmas card holders (pictured above) were made from two pieces of pallet wood: whitewashed and painted red stripes light-handedly.
The clothes pins were stained with homemade stain. Made it a bit more rustic looking.




I'm thrilled with how this scrap wood nativity turned out. Its made from a piece of fence, broken lattice (Mary & Joseph), pallet wood, jar lids, a random spring (baby Jesus) and a star ornament from Michael's. 


On the other side of the yard I put this scrap wood Christmas tree. I have at least a dozen scrap wood trees pinned to my Christmas…