Merry Monday Link Party #84: A Farewell

Well folks, the time is here.  Sadly, this is my very last time as a host of Merry Monday.  *sniffle*  I’ve had a great time bringing these linkups to you every week and seeing all of your awesome creations, but it’s just time to move on.  {*Cue Tom Petty*}

We’re closing on a new house just a few days after Christmas, plus I’ve got some big changes in the works for this blog.  So the big move coupled with lots of behind-the-scenes blog changes (not to mention the regular everyday craziness of raising a toddler and being a good wife and friend, and *trying* to keep up [Read more…]

Hilariously Perfect Christmas Card for a Toddler!

They say that time moves faster as you get older, and boy, I’m truly starting to believe it!  The holidays totally snuck up on me this year, way more than usual too.  I feel like I was just rushing to finish my son’s Halloween costume….how is Christmas only a few weeks away?!? [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #83!

Welcome to Merry Monday Link Party #83!  Come share your latest DIY projects, crafty creations, recipes, and tips with us! [Read more…]

DIY Faux Rusted Metal State Ornaments from a Cereal Box!

If you couldn’t already tell, I LOVE creating personalized goodies of all kinds.  They’re what really makes a house a home, right?

And speaking of home….we’ve got three of them!  You see I’m from Kentucky, my husband grew up in Maine, and we’ve lived in Alabama now for five years (and it’s the only home my son has ever known).

Because of this, I thought it would be nice to create a set of ornaments that represent all three of our homes.  It would also give me a chance to test out a fun [Read more…]

Zoo-Themed Birthday Chalkboard Poster

My little niece just turned TWO!  I can’t believe how fast she and my son are growing….time slow down!  I love dabbling in Photoshop and creating digital designs, especially chalkboard posters (that’s why I started my All Things Chalkboard series).  So just like with her and my son’s first birthdays, I created this zoo-themed birthday chalkboard poster to help celebrate the occasion.

These posters also act as the sweetest keepsakes to help remember all the little things from these years….and keepsakes also hold a special place in my crafty heart (I’ve got lots of them in my Project Gallery). [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #82!

Welcome to Merry Monday Link Party #82!  Feel free to share your latest DIY projects, crafty creations, recipes, and tips!  If you’re a non-blogger, fear not…you’re welcome too!  Browse around all the great items being shared for lots of inspiration!

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25 Creative Christmas Crafts!

Last week was a first here at WTSHB: I shared a new post every. single. day!  Well, except for Saturday, but I had TWO posts go live on that Sunday prior, so needless to say, I was one tired gal!

Five of those posts were part of a fun blog hop with a group of other super talented ladies for our 2015 Holiday Craft Party!  We had a different theme everyday, and here are all of our creations in one easy to find place.  Feel free to browse through all for lots of inspiration!

Oh, and thanks to everyone who [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #81!

Welcome to Merry Monday!  Come share all of your latest creations with us!  DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and tips are all welcome! [Read more…]

Colorful & Glittery Christmas Sign: Making Spirits Bright!

Well today is bittersweet, friends.  It’s the last day of our Holiday Craft Party (boo!), but today’s theme is Home Decor and I am SO excited to share with you this colorful and glittery Christmas sign (yay!)!

I’m definitely a non-traditional holiday decor kinda gal (have you seen my Shabby Chic fall door hanger??), so I wanted to pull in some bright colors for a cheery Christmas sign.  What better way to add some colorful sparkles than with glitter, amiright?  I therefore decided to jazz up [Read more…]

Whimsical Painted Christmas Stocking Door Hanger

You all probably know by now that I have a not-so-slight addiction to making wreaths and door hangers….yep, I have more than a few.  However, I’ve yet to fully dive in and paint one by hand from start to finish, and by that I mean no spray paint, no stencils, no vinyl decals.  Basically NO HELP of any kind.  Just me and my (not very) artistic ability.

Well that all changed a couple weeks ago when I spent a Saturday evening at a local repurposing/vintage/artsy store that was holding a “paint your own stocking door hanger” night.  Being a stay-at-home-mom with no friends [Read more…]

‘Drink and Be Merry’ Christmas Mason Jar

Today is Day 3 of our weeklong Holiday Craft Party, and I along with four of my crafting buddies are sharing creations using mason jars!

Everybody knows the old holiday saying “Eat, drink, and be merry.”  Well, since the particular jar I’d be using is for drinking, I decided to drop the whole eating part.  After all, it’s what’s in the eggnog that can really lead to some jolly good fun, if ya know what I’m saying.

I cut out this simple holiday saying in some vinyl and jazzed [Read more…]

Free Printable Colorful Snowflake Gift Tags!

It’s now Day 2 of our Holiday Craft Party!!  Yesterday’s fun was with ornaments, but today is all about gift tags!

You all probably know by now that I love me some color (which makes it very interesting being married to a man who is only happy when surrounded by boring beige and wearing black or navy….).  Yep, bright colors make me happy.  Always have, always will.  I also love snow, but sadly only see it in the flesh maybe one day a year for a couple hours before it all melts. #winterinthesouth

I therefore decided to combine these two loves [Read more…]

How to Make a Yarn Ball Ornament: Two Methods!

My mother-in-law is huge into knitting and crocheting.  She’s quite fabulous at both too (although she would never accept such a compliment).  Over the years, she’s made some beautiful handmade items for us, like blankets, hats, socks, and this adorable sweater for my son.

I thought this Christmas, it would be fun to make her a little handmade ornament that pays tribute to one of her favorite hobbies.  I spotted this gem on Pinterest which served as my inspiration, plus I decided [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #80!

Welcome to another edition of Merry Monday!  We love seeing all of your latest creations each week! [Read more…]

Don’t Stop Believing Santa Christmas Sign

Santa Claus is coming to town, y’all!  To prep for Kris Kringle’s visit, I decided to create a playful little holiday sign that combined the man himself with an ode to the classic Journey song.  It’s a match made in heaven!

I’ve seen variations of this design all over the interwebs and always loved the chuckle-worthy pun, so now that it’s Christmastime again, I decided to make my own! [Read more…]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Here at WTSHB!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Ok, I know we all just finished trick-or-treating, our costumes have barely hit the floor, and our faces are still damp from washing off the makeup.  However, now that Halloween is behind us….it’s officially Christmastime!  Wahoo!  That’s how I feel at least.

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year, and I start celebrating as soon as possible! [Read more…]

2015 HUGE Holiday Ornament Exchange Link Party!

The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate!  My fellow Merry Monday hosts as well as LOTS of other great bloggers are sharing all the ornaments we swapped during this year’s Ornament Exchange.  Come check them out and feel free to share YOUR ornament tutorials too!  We’d love to see them! [Read more…]

DIY Thankful Chalkboard & Easy Chalk Hand Lettering Cheat!

You know what I realized not too long ago?  I don’t have ANY Thanksgiving decorations!  I know, what kinda craziness is that!  We’ve got Halloween and Christmas fully covered, and I have some generic fall items, like my shabby chic ‘Happy Fall’ door hanger and my ruffled felt candy corn pumpkin, but nothing that screams THANKSGIVING.

Thankfully (haha, did you see what I did there?), I came up with a quick and easy solution to [Read more…]

Perfectly Imperfect Fall Family Photos in the Neighborhood!

First off, a big shout out to the folks at Little Tikes for sponsoring today’s post!  All opinions are of course still 100% my own.  A couple years ago, we had some professional photographs taken of our new little family. Rowan was just a chubby little four-month-old who couldn’t yet sit up by himself and was sprouting a tiny faux hawk (so cute!). He stayed where we put him, smiled at flashing musical toys and our silly faces off camera, and the whole session was rather stress-free. The photos were taken in early October with beautiful fall foliage, and our images were nothing short of stunning.

Fast forward two years and we now have a nonstop GO toddler. Seriously, this kid [Read more…]

Clay Vacation Map Photo Ornament

It’s almost Christmas!  Wahoo!  One of our annual traditions is always grabbing an ornament from any vacations that we take that year, and also DIYing some for other special moments.  It makes decorating the Christmas tree so much fun when you can relive sweet memories from years past again and again.

That’s why I was so excited to participate in an ornament exchange this year!  Not only do *I* get a surprise in the mail from a blogger buddy to hang on our tree, but I’m also able to create a unique ornament [Read more…]