Sunday, December 26, 2010

Monday's Features

How was your Christmas?! 

 We had a great one!  Joshua got everything (and then some) on his list.  All of the handmade gifts were a hit.  {Which made me super happy}  And I spent all day Sunday running around hitting up some more sales.  :)

Sew This:
Aren't these bags cute?  KojoDesigns has the tutorial for these up-cycled bags. I should have made some to put some of the guys gifts in!! Always next year...

Ruffles and Stuff shows you how to make knee socks out of tights your little girl has out grown! An easy way to make little one's clothes last!

I saw these a while back and was floored by the talent!  Freda's Hive is simply amazing.  And these doll house pot holders prove it!  {I'm a sucker for vintage!}

Bugs and Fishes made these butterflies into broaches.  But I think that they would be fun embellishing just about anything!

Everybody needs an aromatherapy bag!  Especially in winter.  Warm it up...all nice and toasty!  Make it From Scratch shows you step by step how to make these cute little things! 

Craft this:

I adore this necklace from I love to Create. Perfect for that New Year's Eve party!

Blissfully Domestic has this cool clock tutorial up.  You make the clock out of an old CD.  It looks just like the ball dropping!

Have contact paper?  Then head over to Shanty 2 Chic for this tutorial.  The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Do you see the butterfly mobile!? Are you kidding!?! I LOVE IT!!!! Project Nursery made it and it is sooo beautiful!

This pine cone garland is from Twig & Thistle.  I saw Kmart had bags of cinnamon scented pine cones on sale for $3.  I think I may go get some to make this.  {I can decorate for winter still!}  And I bet it will make my house smell yummy!

Print this:
Did your kids get new books for Christmas?  Tip Junkie rounded up a bunch of cool book plates that you can print off and put in your child's new books! 
Of course we have New Year's Eve Subway Art! :) This is from Custom Printables.


I just love the little bird from love obsess inspire!

This is my kind of list!  This is from Marta Writes.  If for some odd reason you don't read her blog you really need to head over there.  She has such a way with words.

I printed this out and it is going in my craft room.  So inspiring!  Thanks goes out to the Daily Etsian for this one!

Eat this:
Yum.  Pumpkin Coffee Cake.  Confessions of A Cookbook Queen has the recipe on her blog.  And I went a little pumpkin crazy when it was on sale so I think I will def. be making this! :)

chocolate roll recipe
Mmmmm chocolate.  Baked Bree has a delicious recipe for a chocolate roll.  A must have for any season I must say.

I am Baker made these super cute cookies.  Funny how something so cute is actually supposed to represent the dreaded (or actually now trendy in a funny let's party way) ugly sweater.  Yea, she made ugly sweater cookies.  I know.  I really want one too.  And how cool would it have been to show up at an ugly sweater party with matching cookies?  Is that pushing it?  Is my matching obsession really this out of control?

I told you -- I'm a freak for smores.  And smore fudge is NO exception.  I'm taking Mandy's recipe and making it.  Today.  I may even eat it for breakfast.  {Just kidding} {Maybe...}

Are you looking at this cake?  Our best bites made it for dessert for Christmas.  Ready for what it's called?  Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake with Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ganache.   Yea.  You know if your cake title has more than 5 words its bound to be good.


  1. Great roundup! Thanks so much for including me. :)

  2. WOW, that Pumpkin coffee Cake looks delicious.... I hear you on being a lover of pumpkin- anything pumpkin is a go in my house! Here's a great recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies if you want to give them a whirl, they are healthy and delicious!