Stencil Giveaway Winners Announced

Thanks so much for entering the Martha Stewart holiday icon stencil giveaway.

stenciled votive candle holder

 

The winners are Christy and Darlene. Congratulations! {watch for an email in your inbox}

 

In case you missed it, here’s the project I used the stencils for. The votive candle holders are a part of my Valentine’s Day mantle display.

stenciled votive candle holder

 

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3D Eiffel Tower Puzzle

Eiffel Tower Puzzle Paris

Clara received a 3D Eiffel Tower puzzle for Christmas. A perfect gift for our little Paris girl.

{You can read about our trip to Paris here.}

 

The puzzle is recommended for puzzle solvers ages 12 and up. Clara {age 11} was able to do it on her own and didn’t seem to have any trouble. Most of all, she had fun. I’m sure it will be on permanent display in her room. […]

Clara’s Piano Competition Piece ~ Debussy

Happy Monday!

I hope all of you enjoyed a relaxing weekend and were able to recharge for the week ahead. Along with the usual basketball game, ballet class and church we got to hear Clara’s flawless performance of Debussy’s Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum at the CSO Young Musicians Competition. Since I couldn’t record the actual performance, I’ll share a practice run through.

 

Nicholas was excited to put together his first ever model.

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2015 Valentine’s Day Mantle

Valentine's Day mantle

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Here it is, our 2015 Valentine’s Day mantle.

 

It’s been fun sharing our Valentine’s Day mantle projects with you this past week. I hope you enjoyed them and were inspired to create something new. Thanks for all the kind and encouraging comments. Readers like you make blogging so rewarding!

 

Don’t forget to enter the Martha Stewart stencil giveaway! {open until 1/28/15}

 

Here’s a list of […]

Stenciled Votive Candle Holders for Valentine’s Day and Stencil Giveaway

stenciled votive candle holder

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It’s the last installment in this year’s Valentine’s Day mantle project reveal. Tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of the finished mantle, so make sure to check back and see it all put together.

What would a romantic Valentine’s Day display be without candles? I think you’ll agree they are absolutely necessary! I used Martha Stewart adhesive holiday stencils to create these cute votive candle holders. Enter below for your chance to […]

Pom Pom Garland

pom pom garland

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We’re adding a garland to this year’s Valentine’s Day mantle! This was a fun project, especially since Clara was excited to help me out.

 

Supplies needed:

yarn pom pom maker hearts cut out of sparkly scrapbook paper scissors tape

 

I hired Clara to make the pom poms for me since she has the fancy pom pom maker. It’s so much easier and quicker to make pom poms this […]

Love Letter Wall Art

love letter art

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We’re continuing the Valentine’s Day 2015 mantle project reveal with this LOVE letter wall art tutorial. It’s such a simple and quick way to add a festive atmosphere to a room. I’m using pastel colors this year, but I think bright reds and pinks would look really nice, too.

 

Supplies needed:

large canvas wood letters paint & foam brush jewels Aleene’s glue {my favorite} hot glue gun

 

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Candy Heart Cone

candy heart cone

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Over the next several days I will reveal my Valentine’s Day mantle display for 2015 one project at a time. Today, I’d like to share these fun Valentine’s Day cone decorations I made using conversation hearts.

 

 

Supplies needed:

hot glue gun conversation hearts foam cone {found in the floral supplies} pink glittery scrapbook paper toothpick

 

Starting at the base, glue rows of hearts around the […]

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day gifts

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We love celebrating Valentine’s Day at our house. From decorating to card making to sending packages, we love it all. To kick off my series of Valentine’s Day posts for 2015 and for some inspiration, I thought it might be fun to browse Amazon and see what kind of Valentine’s Day gift ideas I could find.

 

Here are the 10 things that popped out at me.

1. This scarf […]

First Sewing Projects

sewing 101

Clara received her first sewing lesson from Gina over Christmas break. They chose a couple of projects from the book We Love to Sew by Annabel Wrigley. The book includes 28 pretty things to make: jewelry, headbands, softies, t-shirts, pillows, bags and more.

 

 

First, they made this MP3 player case.

 

Next, they worked on this cross-body handy pouch which Clara takes with her everywhere.

 

Gina […]