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DIY Cookie or Cake Tray

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to bake lots of goodies with my kids on Christmas eve.  The only thing is, we don't have a cute little display for their artwork of edible beauties.  Of course there are all kinds of cake stands, single or tiered, that correspond with each and every holiday out there that I could go and buy-but where's the fun in that?  Not to mention when you're spending all your extra money on Christmas gifts it doesn't give you much room to budget in expensive decor.
So I did a little research on how to make my own.  Anyone that knows me knows I will find a way to make something myself.  You can take an old candle holder and plate, hot glue together and have an elegant little cake platter, or even use an old wine glass instead of the candle holder.  This is a great idea and you could use mismatched items from your home or check the local good will.  I decided to go to the Dollar Tree and see what I could come up with.  I started to get the ho…

Keepin' It Real

It's heartwarming to know that other mom's are as imperfect as I am.  We all tend to hide it as best we can, but let's face it, none of us are She-Ra...we just pretend to be.  I follow several other "mom" blogs that have recently helped me to remember I am human.  Mom's just like me that love to craft and in photos everything looks to perfection.  But behind the scenes is utter chaos just as in my own home.  I'M NOT ALONE!!
Now, I'm OCD to an extent but that does not include being all neat and tidy all the time.  That's not to say that tripping over the same toy three days in a row won't make me a little testy, it's just not my biggest priority.  I like to say that a clean home is not a lived in home and trust me when I say we LIVE in ours!  And for you mom's that can do it all and keep your home all neat and tidy, you go girl!  But are you living on caffeine??  I want to know how you do it and manage to stay sane, especially if you ar…

That Thing Called Life....It Happens

So I had this fantastic plan to do "100 Craft/Gift Ideas for Christmas" in the 100 days leading up to the big day.  That thing called life happened.

Husband got sick, cheer/football started, craft fair, county fair, I got sick, ect, ect.  Like a lot of things we do, we start with such good intentions but then things happen and guess what?  We're human.

So instead I am going to show you some of the things I've been working on and when I can, I'll show you tutorials.  Any patterns that I purchase I won't be able to give you the how to, but I can tell you where you'll find it.  I'm all about home/hand made everything.  You don't have to be a pro, just a little creativity and if you don't have that don't worry.  There's plenty of inspiration out there to get you started.

Now, I'll leave you with this (before I have to go referee the kiddo's).  For homecoming week at my daughter's school they gave the kids a theme for each day.  Th…