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Christmas Family Photo 2013

Posted by Honor on Friday, December 27, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Merry Christmas Y'all! Hope it was a magical, wonderful, joyful celebration full of love and merriment of all kinds.

So here I am @ 34 weeks preggo, in bright and shiny red. JOY... but no really... JOY :)  . For all of my timidness getting my picture taken during this, shall we say, puffy time, I am full of joy and thankful that I kicked my but into the frame. Gotta be present and take part of the family right?! Not just stuck behind the camera.

And here is my family sans a few beloveds who we...

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Apple Spice Almond Oat Cookies

Posted by Honor on Friday, December 20, 2013, In : Recipes 

   Today was a baking kind of day. It started out with the usual chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, then proceeded to holiday cut out sugar cookies and after raiding my pantry and finding the mulling spices dwelling oh so lonely in the back I decided to get a lil creative and kick the baking up a notch. The result? These divine soft chewy nutty apple pie-y bits of heaven. And major bonus... baking these leaves your house smelling wondrous for the next few hours!

1 1/2 cups all purpose...

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Best of the Best: DIY Creative Holiday Gift Wrap

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 

After rummaging through my stash of holiday gift wrap and NOT being overwhelmed with inspiration and holiday cheer, I decided to hit the books (aka the interwebs) to rediscover my holiday joy with these inspiring and creative diy gift wrap ideas. Most are super awesome creative twists on good ol stand bys....

Doily Stamped Wrap by STYLOWI.PL
(Try as I might, I could not find the proper link to credit... please let me know if you do!)

Reindeer Thumbprint and Pom Pom Wrap

Tea Towel as Gift Wrap


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Holiday Home Tour 2013

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : Home Sneek Peek 

   Welcome to the Kristie Holiday Home Tour version 2013!.... or what I like to call Glittery Gold wonderland. You'd be pretty hard pressed to find a single silver ornament in the mix. Nope. This gal is strictly white lights, glittery gold & wood tones. Just feels like the 'holidays' to me with that simple gold color scheme. And glitter.... lots and lots of glitter. Call me traditional, call me an old fogey, but I like to stick to the classics.
   Here is what I have so far. Just waiting on s...

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DIY Gold & Nature Tablescape

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 
 I am being such a busy busy bee bustling about putting up Christmas decorations around here that I almost forgot to share my Thanksgiving tablescape. I'm calling this year's theme Golden glam with natural accents. Kinda how I feel about myself. While I'll never turn down a great designer handbag or a chance to take a ride in a luxury vehicle, I'd rather be digging my fingers into the soil planting a new agave. 

No big bucks were spent here to create this tablescape. Here is the breakdown

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Merry Christmas 2012

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This coming year is shaping up to be an epic one for this little family and DIY/Craft blog. Lots of fun collaborations are lined up!
 Thank you so much for stopping by! We really appreciate all your support and love of crafts. Here are a few snapshots from our quiet Christmas.

My brother, the dog whisperer

Our annual sparkle Christmas sweater family photo (will post the previous ones soon). All the sweaters (and party dress and onesie) ...

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Lou and Santa 2012

Posted by Honor on Sunday, December 23, 2012, In : Life At Home 

what the hell mama?!?

Thanks for stopping by!

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DIY Puff Paint & Jewels Kraft Paper Gift Wrap

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

I thought this turned out so pretty. Don't you? Original too! I'll have to get back to you on how she reacts when I give her this little lovely. I think she will like it :)

Make sure to check out my other posts on DIY Kraft paper gift wrap. Such as my hand stamped or comic themed ideas.

Thanks for stopping by!

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DIY Hand Stamped Wrapping Paper

Posted by Honor on Monday, December 17, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
Back into the swing of things I guess?! Crafting always helped clear my mind (aka distract me from the incessant thoughts and worries buzzing around up there). So what better way to distract myself than with the thoughts of my loved ones faces when I present them with these b-e-a-utiful hand wrapped lovelies.

I did a little experimenting today. Stamp experimenting that is. I did a few variations and this is the first one that I deemed fit to share with you. I tried all sorts of things to stam...

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Gift Wrapping Ideas: Brown Kraft Paper

Posted by Honor on Friday, December 14, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

   Brown Kraft paper is my go-to when it comes to wrapping. It is such a great blank canvas. Lots of different possibilities. Perfect for any crafter to be, well, crafty :)
It is also a great big-o plus that it comes on a HUGE roll and cost only a few bucks. My kind of craft supply. So of course this year is no exception when it came down to wrapping and mailing out some Christmas presents. I rolled out my never ending roll and gathered together some accoutrements and got down to business.  I ...
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Easy Christmas Decorating: Bookcase

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

   These built in bookcases have been the best addition to our living room. The husband gets to feel accomplished by having built them himself and I get to decorate them. When I feel like futzing around I just shuffle the shelving arrangements and I feel like I have really done something with the day. Just kidding. But decorating these behemoths is a real treat. They are the very first thing you see when you enter our living room so I wanted to do something festive but not over whelming. Here...

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He said he wanted a big one, Christmas Tree that is

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

 One of the biggest reasons why I love this man is his child like enthusiasm. He is the one that wakes me up at 4 am on Christmas morning. He is the one that likes to shake every present under the tree and trick me into revealing what is inside. What a stinker! So I totally saw it coming when he told me he wanted to get the largest tree possible... but this is a whole other bag of potato chips. 
 We went to a new 'cut your own tree' lot this year. It was quite a hike away, but totally worth it...
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DIY Simple Country Christmas Mantel

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

A little country, a smidgen of rustic, a dash of eclectic and finish it off with a handful of glitter. That is about how I sum up my Christmas decor. I love to incorporate what I already have around the house, such as my vintage window. Top it off with some glittery lights and I am ready to get back to baking some cookies with Lou.
Hope you enjoy my mini tour of my Christmas mantel. Nothing very crazy, but a whole lot of homemade love ;) Hope your decorating is going well.

some homemade burl...

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DIY Burlap Advent Calendar

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

Do you feel it yet? Has that Christmas/Holiday spirit nipped you in the booty yet? Yes, I know I know it's not even December yet, but that magical feeling has swept into our home with full gale force winds. A tornado of glitter, tinsel, ornaments and cuttings. As stated before I am trying to limit my store bought holiday decorations and really have a go at crafting up my own batch of goodies. Here is my version of an advent/countdown calendar. A bit country and rustic. Rough around the edges ...

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Lipstick Break

Posted by Honor on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : Life At Home 

In the middle of our Christmas crafting, Lou took it upon herself to have a little lipstick break. Not a snack break, not a toy break... no, not even a candy break. This little curmudgeon stealthy crept up to my bathroom and carefully applied my deepest and brightest MAC lipstick. Then popped back down stairs to say "Mama, I'm ready. Let's go to town."
She is a beauty don't you think?
Lots on the Christmas crafting agenda. I have a DIY burlap advent calendar and stockings coming up next.

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DIY Watercolor Paper Lantern Holiday Ornament

Posted by Honor on Saturday, November 24, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

Alright diyers, now that Thanksgiving is over the real holiday mission is on. Your mission (ok, really my mission): Decorate the tree and house is only handmade, natural or found elements. NO STORE BOUGHT hocus pocus. I try so hard every holiday season to not indulge in all the costly holiday pretties.... but it is so hard! Those lovelies are well, so lovely!
I welcome you to the first of my handmade ornaments. This one is super simple and involves watercolors. I have been on a really big wate...

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DIY Anthropologie Alphabranch Monogram Ornament

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 

As promised from yesterday, today is a cute and simple Anthro DIY. A little somethin somethin so easy that you can make while watching Sons of Anarchy.... well is what I'll be doing tonight anyway! These are great stocking stuffers or gifts to give at work. And they cost little to nothing!
 Anthropologie always has the best ornaments. So unique, so festive. I have been stocking up on them (or trying to) for years and my stash has started to get impressive ;) But when I saw these little bugger...
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