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Free Font Fiesta: Fancy Fonts (Part One)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : Crafter's Toolbox 


First up in a mini series featuring fabulous and ALL FREE fonts is...... Fancy Fonts! I guess they qualify as
script/handwritten/pretty/girly
or
as in just perfect for an upcoming holiday? Say for making a homemade mama's day card?
just an idea ;)



Remachine Script

Blessed Day

Parisienne

Bickham Script

Channel

Creampuff

Great Vibes

Lauren Script

Loki Cola

Marmellata

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy these pretty types as much as I do!


does the signature look familiar??????
;)


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Pinspiration: Pretty Pretty Pinwheels

Posted by Honor on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Pinspiration 
Alright ladies... new feature here called Pinspiration. Once a week I will show you what is on my mind via one of my boards on Pinterest. (Hopefully) I will be bringing to your attention the very best & most creative of said object/craft. First up is Pinwheels. So simple, yet so awesome! Sometimes the simplest of crafts can be made into something truly awe inspiring with a few tweaks here and there. You can find my Pinwheel board HERE. Please click through to find the links to these really cr...
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DIY Birthday 'Stats' Chalkboard

Posted by Honor on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

I received quite a few emails about how I made little man's birthday chalkboard signs, so I thought I would tackle another in a DIY version to share with you all.
While google'n and pinteresting decor ideas for LM's bday I came across the most adorable chalk signs on etsy. I don't remember who they were by, but they did cost a pretty penny. Not in the budget. But hey it's just chalk right? Should be simple right? Ummm yes and ah no.  Read on for my tips and tricks for tackling a chalkboard sig...

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Little Man's First Birthday Brainstorming

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Party Decorations 


All images found via Pinterest. Please check out my board for all the links

DIY Lighted Letter Marquee Sign

DIY Vintage Photo Booth

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Easiest & Tastiest Guacamole Recipe

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : Recipes 
  This really is the easiest & tastiest guacamole recipe. Get yourself some (American grown!!!!) ripe avocados, slice them in half, scoop out with a table spoon, add two heaping dollops of Mexican salsa, sprinkle salt/garlic salt to taste and smush/chop it all together with two large forks. If you are on the fiery side, by all means add some hot sauce (you feisty thing you!).
 No more dicing onions, peppers, tomatoes ect... be gone cutting board and watering eyes! Why make it more difficult th...
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DIY Neon Garland

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

Can't believe that my little man is almost a year old! Whew time sure flies!

But then it doesn't

But then it does... know what I mean? Nights are long, days are short. You know, things like that.

Anywhos. I'm getting in gear to partay. Heeeey. But I gotta keep this party on a budget, man. A strictly diy kind of event. Those are the best anyways. A little crooked, a little wonky, but perfectly mushy gushy sentimental.

You can't have a party with out a string of garland or two. I was in Lowe's th...

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DIY Watercolor Spritzed Envelopes

Posted by Honor on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Party Decorations 

   Not much is better than receiving a pretty personal piece of mail (say that five times fast!). You know what I mean. Like when you were seven, ripping open the birthday card from dear ol granny. Or like the time you tenderly peeled back the edge to see the beautiful wedding invite from your best friend.  Or like when you gingerly open one of the numerous holiday cards, to be greeted by smiling faces and a drooling tongue (of your friend's dog... not their kid... hopefully).

   Why not make ...

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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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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 Mini Wheat Wreath

Posted by Honor on Friday, November 16, 2012, In : Holiday Decorations 
Oh hey-zues-christos...Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As in less then a week. As in OMG I have a lot to do! I just realized that yesterday. Breathe in... breathe out.

So while I stress myself bald over this mondo turkey that I need to prepare (first one!), here is a quick home decor diy. A sweet and nature inspired mini wheat wreath. Just perfect for chair decorations, or to layer over a mirror. Here we go!


Ok I literally whipped this up in FIVE MINUTES! No glue, no stress and no mes...

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Beergaritas Recipe

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 19, 2012, In : Recipes 

Yum num num num.... This drink is positively delicious. Perfect for any type of party. Refreshing yet not too light. Just delish. This recipe makes one large pitcher, as seen above, but can easily be doubled or tripled to create a huge party batch. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
*1 can of frozen limeade concentrate. Found in the frozen juice section of your grocery store
*12 oz of clear or golden tequila. This can be adjusted to suit your taste. Figure about 1.5 oz in a shot and calculate that into how man...

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Hallowen Party Success!

Posted by Honor on Monday, October 15, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

My little muscle man was pooped out before the party even started!

Well, the party went off with out a hitch. It was a blast! The kiddos bounced to their little hearts content, decorated dozens of mini pumpkins and ate their weight in candy.
I made waaaaay to much food, but hey, leftovers are the best right? And I may have gone overboard with the decorations. Just a little. A smidgen. My only regret is that I wish I took more pics. You all know how it gets before a party. The running around wit...
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DIY Spooky Halloween Hallway

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, In : Party Decorations 





All you need is some Halloween spider webbing and a pack of spider silhouettes (found @ the Dollar Tree), to create this spooky hallway.

 Some quick tips
* If you have very textured walls you can just secure the webbing to that, otherwise you will need some double stick tape or tacks. My walls were covered in nails (from an empty picture frame display), so I just used those.
* Spread the webbing as thin as possible. It looks more realistic that way.
*Locate the webbing @ just above head height. ...

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Round Up: Best No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Posted by Honor on Thursday, October 4, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Took a breather from my Halloween madness to share a little love for my fellow crafty ladies. I love all these ideas! So absolutly-tootly ingenious.  These pumpkins will stay festive for a long time. No more lugging the moldy-falling-apart-disgusting-ugh-ewwwie-do-I-really-have-ta-pick-that-THING-up?!?!? to the garbage can.

Make sure to play click-along and follow all the links below.



1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Thanks for stopping by!


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Party Prepp'n

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Life At Home 


Invitations are being sent. Decorations are being put together. Recipes are being researched. 

I am in complete and total party prep mode. Yes I have a month till the party but I think that half the fun is the prep. Am I alone in this thought and feeling? Probably not. But it seems that I like imposing a little stress on myself. Life has been running a little to smoothly... to peaceful... to serene. Nothing like a party to put you in total manic-panic mode. Why do we do this? Impose deadlines...
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DIY Sewn Envelopes

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
   These are companions to my DIY Fabric & Paper Scrap Sewn Cards... they are best buds. So if you do one I recommend doing the other.
 

Great diy right? Perfect for those left over pages of scrapbooking paper. The ones that don't really go with any of the layouts/crafts you are doing, but are so pretty that you want to show them off...
For a complete list of tips & tricks visit this page.

But here are a couple of quick pointers.

*Make sure to use contrasting thread so it really stands out... o...

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What is up... things to come

Posted by Honor Hansen on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Life At Home 
      Sooo. I know I promised a DIY stitched envelope tutorial. It is coming. I just had to pick up some thread in a different color. Don't worry it will be worth it.. you will be able to bath in all it's cuteness glory.
    But mostly I wanted to check in and let you know that this weekend was dedicated to prepping for my Halloween extravaganza. A little early? Yeah I guess so... but I plan on starting a family tradition of a totally awesome blow-your-socks-off Halloween Costume party and I w...
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DIY Fabric & Paper Stitched Cards (Tips For Sewing On Paper)

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 6, 2012, In : Party Decorations 


   There really is nothing like a handmade card. Such a special little treat when you open up an envelope and you see this little piece of crafty heaven. Someone made it with their own two hands. It is like getting a chunk of the love chocolate bar via the post.
And giving a handmade card?

Oh it is so nice to be nice :)

Sometimes you just want the person to feel how special they are to you.

   I plan on sending some fall valentines to my sweethearts who are spread out across the US. Here are my ...

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How to Make Yarn Pom Poms

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, In : Party Decorations 
Pom Poms... Love'em love'em love'em.... how can you feel sad when you have pom poms around?!



And they are quite versatile little buggers. Add them to clothing, hair accessories or shoes. Make party & holiday decorations out of them.. do with them what you'd like... they aim to please. And they are so simple to make!

it all starts with just a fork








hope you had a great weekend. Ours was full of family and naps. Glorious naps
Thanks For stopping by


Oh! Here are the final snapshots of the hubs finishi...

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Summer Somersaults

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Life At Home 

they are the best aren't they?!

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Cream Cheese Party Dip

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Recipes 
Ahhhh In-laws on the way? OMG your best frenemy stopped by? Neighbors calling you?

Need to make something tasty stat!

Here you go... Your welcome

Have no fear cream cheese is to the rescue... No joke! With all kidding aside this dip will let you save face when company pops in and you haven't tidied up... like in a week.
 


What you need: One package of cream cheese @ room temp, 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2TB Worcestershire sauce, 1TB chili powder, 2TB dill, 2ts salt, 2ts lemon pepper, 1ts parsley, 1ts ...

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Rocky Road Brownie Bars (W/Pudding Mix)

Posted by Honor on Friday, July 6, 2012, In : Recipes 


Rocky Road Brownie Bars. Quite a handle right? Rocky road for the marshmallows and nuts. Brownie for the crusty edges and bars for the gooey center. Me like rocky road brownie bars.... omn num num num.



What you need: 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 package of chocolate pudding mix, 1 TB vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 3/4 white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups cooking oats, 2 TB salt, 2 TB baking soda, 2 cups marshmallows, 1 packaged chopped nuts (I used almonds... about 1 cu...

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Ballard Designs Inspired Seashell Topiary Tree

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

Ballard, oh Ballard. How I love thee. Not much as I love my much beloved Anthropologie... but dear you come in a close second. Tons of great home decor accessories at not so great prices. But have no fear! A simple DIY is here!

Once I saw these suckers I knew I could fashion up something really close. And the results are not to shabby, if I do say so myself. Well, lets dive right in. Enjoy!


Yes, I know the image says SALE.... but $99 to me really isn't on sale. I was able to make three for less...

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Super Puffy Snickerdoodles Recipe

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : Recipes 
Don't know if I should show you this.... These are my secret weapons. I guess if I swear you in to my secret circle of trust I can show you. Ready, repeat after me "I (say your name) promise to make these yummy cookies in the event of an emergency (or just because) and promise to share with everyone". Ok we are gtg.
  If I really need to impress someone or need a last minute hostess gift I always make these. They are yummy and puffy and are just plain cinnamon and sugary goodness. Enjoy!


Ingre...

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6 Ways to Decorate with Dollar Store Candles

Posted by Honor on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Having a party this summer? Or just looking for a way to add a little visual interest to your bookcase or table top? This DIY is super simple and ready to be completed at a moments notice. Perfect for your summer BBQ, birthday party or DIY wedding. Enjoy!


What you need: Some dollar store white candles. Get a whole bunch of em. Different sizes & shapes. There really is no right or wrong here. Then go crazy with the accents. I gathered up all sorts of goodies from around the house and played aro...

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DIY Patriotic Burlap Bunting

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 29, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

What? TWO DIYs in one day? Yep ;)
I have had this patriotic burlap bunting tutorial in my back pocket for a bit and I thought that Friday would be a perfect day to share it. This is based off of idea from Brown Paper Packages (Love Kierste, please check it out & show your bloggie support)


Follow the pictures above and you should be good to go, but here are a few tips. Cut out at least four squares of burlap. Mine are pretty large, bout 15"x15". This you can play with. As for the stars, I just ...

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DIY Glitter Vase

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 22, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
Ok... so I got a little side tracked from the DIY Nursery Art series. The house is currently under construction (yeah dream country-fied kitchen here we come!), so the projects that I had in mind are currently on hold. Buuuuuut here is a quick beauty to keep you diy-ers satisfied.
 The DIY Glitter vase is perfect for your left over glassware and will spruce up any shindig, whether it be baby shower, bridal shower, brunch or birthday party.  I love sinking a single flower in the vase, but feel ...
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Feliz Cinco De Mayo: DIY Party Decorations

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Friday Finish Line 





Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Hope you all have a safe & happy weekend. BBQ with the family for us and vicariously living through my wild brother :). Here are a few on my favorite DIY party decorations. Simple to do, you can whip them up today! Enjoy


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,



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Hot Air Balloon Paper Lantern

Posted by Honor on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

Hot Air Balloon Paper Lantern


My baby boy is almost here! I am so excited to meet him and frankly I am sooooo over being pregnant. We plan on having Lou and the baby share a room while they are little and I currently love how Lou's room is decorated but fact is... it is a little girly. I want to stay far away from the split up 'boy side & 'girl side'  feeling that many shared gender rooms have, but I do need to add a few more neutral or 'boy' features to the room. With that being said I came ...


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Felt Birdhouse: Spring Time Craft Idea

Posted by Honor Hansen on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How to Make a Felt Birdhouse


    So colorful and cheerful right? Just perfect for springtime. I have this cute bugger adorning my bookcase in the living room. As soon as you enter the front door, eyes automatically whiz over to it. Kind of hard to miss. On a side note, this tutorial is more of an idea explanation, then a step by step. It is not complicated to make so no pictures on the 'how to' are needed. Those are the best kinds of tutorials right? Crafts you can just dive in to creating.

*W...

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Hot Glue Vase

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 
 
How to Decorate a Vase with Hot Glue

   Ready for a super quick craft? Ok.. all you need is a glass vase/jar/cup/wine bottle, a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint. Ready set GO!
     Well it might actually take you a few minutes to decide what pattern you will make on the vase with the glue, that is the only difficult part of this tutorial. I had a left over glass vase from the Dollar store and couldn't quite decide what to do with it. Here is a simple fix. These would also we great gift, ...
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How to Glitter a Candle

Posted by Honor on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 

How to glitter a candle... how to glitter anything actually!

  Now this is my kind of craft. Quick, inexpensive and totally girly! I had a serious glitter phase in jr high and I don't think it every truly wore off. My parents would get peeved at me because when my dad was rushing off to some important business meetings, my mom always had to double check his face and person for flecks of glitter. I even remember literally throwing glitter up into the air and letting it rain down into my hair be...

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Tissue Pom Pom How To

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Party Decorations 

   How to make a tissue paper pom pom

   Every so often I will post skills or tips that any decent crafter should know how to do, this is definitely one of them! I use this quick craft all the time. From my little girls room, to party decorations to gift embellishments, the possibilities are endless. Hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make Tissue Paper pom poms!


What you will need: Tissue paper (eight sheets minimum), scissors & thin wire or thread

Start by laying out the tissue paper flat. ...

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