Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday's Features

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Turkey day is this week!  So excited. And have so much to do for Christmas decorating {EVERYTHING is being made at our house this year} and gifts {again 95% handmade...}

Here are some ideas if you are still searching up that perfect gift!

This one is super cool.  I think Joshua would *love* this.  And I also want one as a shark for a beach cover up jacket.  :)  This is from handmade by Jill whom I've stalked for years.  As I'm sure most of you do to!

I love these. They will go perfectly with my Christmas plans -- I just have to find somewhere to put them.  All Sorts even has the pattern for you to print off.

I think these would make a great easy gift to give.  And frugal too.  These are from the cottage home (WHY did I just find this blog?  I think I must be the only person that had never been there before.  I'm now a stalker)

I wonder how Andy would feel about a ruffle shower curtain?  Do I really care what Andy would think about a ruffle shower curtain?  Nope. Good because a ruffley goodness while I shower would just start my day off right.  Moda Bake shop has the how to's!

Ashley from Lil Blue Boo shows you how to make a reverse applique.  {And you can get that punky girly skull download for free.  I love the heart eye patch}  Even if you are new to sewing all of Ashley's tutorials are easy peasy!  And so are her patterns that she sells. 

I'm sure in a few days this will be all over blog land.   Choose to Thrive has recreated the Ballard planter.  I don't know about you but I've had this page torn out and hung up for a few weeks now.  I've been searching thrift stores for that perfect container.  Hello why did I not check my pantry!  She did this for $0.  Yup that's free. Go look!

I think that this Bubble Wrap version of Bingo could be the perfect thing for Thanksgiving.  Are you traveling?  Great for the car?  Or add a holiday version to your kid's table.  Put things like turkey, football, someone sleeping on there and have kids mark them off during the day.  Winner gets a special turkey prize! Ohdeedoh!

This would be perfect for stocking stuffers or little gifts.  Gingerbread playdoh...mmm. Yummy.  Or you could add pumpkin pie spice for a little something for the kids this week!  Christy is having a whole week of gingerbread on her blog!

I'm sure you've seen these pillows around - I for one love them. So delicious.  The gals over at Classy Clutter made a no sew version for all you non-sewers out there!

In case your feeling ambitious or you are already for Thanksgiving how about this Blessing House to hold all of your family's blessings?  All of the things on serendipity are amazing.

Love, Actually did it again.  Go there for a hunny gift - the 12 lays of Christmas.  Get the gum printable and a printable for each day.  Attach with the small gift and you have one happy hubby.  Probably the best gift he could ever ask for.

Hosting a cookie swap?  Or just going to one?  Go to Living Locurto to get these cookie swap party printables!  There are signs, tags and recipe cards!  Thanks Amy!

I think that this Merry & Bright tag is supper cute.  It would look great hanging from any gift!  The Giver's Log has lots of great wrapping ideas!

Ahhh I love these!  Wear them on Thanksgiving. Or use the cards as labels - Hello my name is Apple Pie, Pumpkin pie.  Yum.  Who doesn't love pie?  Lolly Chops did a fantastic job on these!

So not exactly food but Dressing Heidi Sage does have a recipe for Applesauce cinnamon ornaments.  Didn't her kids do a great job decorating?  I love the gingerbread man's button!

Yum these are from Making Memories.  They are fudgy toffee chip toffee bars.  She is hosting the 12 weeks of Christmas cookies right now too.  Go check out all of the yummy goodness.

My boys hate green beans (yes I'm including Andy too).  I love them.  But I bet I could get them to eat them with this.  It's from Picky Palate.  Cheesy green bean and bacon casserole pot pie.  Just because you smother the vegetable in bacon and cheese doesn't mean it's still not nutritious. 

Doesn't this look Divine?  Sophisticated? Soooo pretty?  Heather from Sprinkle Bakes made this Honeyed Pear in Puff Pastry.  Even sounds pretty.  YUM.

Apple Butter Whoopie pies filled with cinnamon buttercream (oh and sprinkles...don't forget the sprinkles).  I've never heard of such a thing.  But Cookies and Cups made it.  And I think I would eat it.  It sounds delish! 

Same time, same place tomorrow!


  1. Thank you so much Amanda for featuring my hooded towels! These are so fun to make and my girls love them. What a great group of features you put glad to be included.

    I hope you have a great week!

  2. What a fun blog! Thanks for featuring my cheesy green bean casserole!

  3. Thanks so much for the link up!
    Your site it too cute!

  4. Thanks for including my sweatshirt - my nephew (pictured) is named Joshua, too! :)

    Love all your links ... I'm going to make some of those felt trees.

  5. Thank you so much for featuring me! I really appreciate it!!!

  6. Thanks for the shout out! We'd love to have you stop by again! :-)

  7. aw, thanks so much for featuring me...twice!!! You have such a fun blog... I might be here all night!

  8. Thanks for the feature! Such great links! I've enjoyed reading - thanks!