11.28.2012

Knotty or Nice

One of my favorite things about giving gifts is the packaging! I love to do it up all cute in fun bag or box with a darling bow or ribbon – it just makes it that much more darling! So I am in love with the new line (Knotty or Nice) from Lifestyles because it has just that – bows!!

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There are four different dies that come in the set and each one makes a fun new bow.

Knotty Gift Set

You can easily make any of the above or manipulate it just a little bit to make the bow that I made too. The thing I love best about using the dies is that there are so many possibilities – just find some cute paper and you are set!

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For this little package I used the bottom bow and the swing top box die.

I love the outcome! 

They still have their Black Friday deals up for a couple more days so make sure you take advantage of this great sale to stock up on your favorite dies! Remember to us code “creativeendeavor” to get an additional 20% off your purchase!

- All borders, boxes, & bags will be 40% off
- We'll offer our Holly Jolly Craft Kit for only $39.99! (details below)
- For orders $50 or more, you get free shipping and a free Sticky Thumb dimensionals!

Holly Jolly Craft Kit Web Banner

Holly Jolly Craft Kit Includes:

Revolution tool (here)
Sticky Thumb adhesive runner (here)
3 holiday dies: Elf Stockings, Candy Cane Tag, and Lightbulb

Have fun shopping and stocking up on all those cute boxes and bags!!

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11.20.2012

Christmas Tree Letter Ornaments

I cannot believe it is time for Christmas crafts already! But I am so excited that it is. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year and while I was thinking about Christmastime and the activities and such that we have planned for this year I kept going back to one word – Joy! I really want this holiday season to be about the Joy that Christmas brings and celebrate as a family by being together making fun memories. I thought it would be fun to make some cute Christmas Letter Ornaments to hang on my tree to remind us throughout the season.
 
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I found some fun little letters at Hobby Lobby that were pretty light that I knew would work perfect for the project I had in mind. Using the paints – Christmas Red and Holly Leaf by Plaid – I painted the edges of the letters.
 
 
Next, I flipped the letters over and traced them onto Christmas paper. After I cut the letters out I used Antique Matte Mod Podge and applied the paper to the wood. I love using Mod Podge! It is probably one of my favorite products to use because there are so many different formulas that give your finished product a different look. I simply brushed the Mod Podge onto my piece of wood, applied my paper and then brushed a nice thick layer over the top.
 
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When everything was dry, I hot glued some white ribbon to the back of my letter so I can hang them on my tree.
 
 
Hang them on your tree and you are done!
 
 
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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Mod Podge and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.

11.12.2012

Halloween 2012

I know! I know! Halloween was over a week and a half ago – and I am behind! But I just couldn’t let this year go on without sharing a few Halloween pictures with you! I am a little bit crazy when it comes to my kids and their costumes and having them match. They are young right now so I have a few years left – but it will be hard to let them choose their own costumes one day. This year I went with the Mickey Theme! Since we have been all things baby around here this year – I took the easy way out and ordered the costumes – and they are darling!

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For my 2 week old Pluto – I special ordered it from Crystal at AOkay Designs and loved it! It was perfect!

Now onto Thanksgiving and my favorite – Christmas!!

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11.07.2012

Still Adjusting -

The Fall Fever Series has come and gone and I am still trying to adjust to my new little one.

I thought taking a month off and leaving you in the hands of wonderful guest posters would be just the ticket to getting back on track and getting things pulled together – but I still am not there yet.

No matter what I do – something is going to suffer and fail for a little bit and I am determined to not let it be my children.

I will not fail as their mother.

So standby – things will be scarce for a little bit but I will be back – and I have some fun things to share!

11.02.2012

Get Your Mix On! {Scentsy Giveaway!!}

Have you ever thought to mix a couple of your favorite Scentsy fragrances together to come up with a unique –one of a kind- scent just for your home? Neither had I – until I heard about ScenTrend 2012: Pink Pepper! It is warm and spicy and perfect for the Fall season. All you need to do is add it in with another scent and enjoy the fragrance that will fill your home. I started out with one scent (like Sheer Innocence) and added in a Pink Pepper cube for a splash of feisty and loved the outcome. Then I braved up a bit and added in a few scents here and there until I found one that I totally loved!

Paradise Punch + Sheer Innocence + Pink Pepper = Amazing!

The best part is that I get to share my fabulous new scent with one lucky winner!! One lucky duck will receive a warmer of their choice and the three bars I used to make my fragrance mix – Hip! Hip! Hooray! All you need to do is use Rafflecopter and vote on a name for my new scent! There are a few more ways to enter – but this one is the big one!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!!

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I was given a warmer and scents to try out from Scentsy but all the opinions are mine!

11.01.2012

Fall Fever: Please Welcome Ruthie from What's Cooking with Ruthie

Hello, to all of Every Creative Endeavors friends! I'm Ruthie from What's Cooking with Ruthie where I love to talk about cooking, gardening, and whatever else happens to be cookin' around our house!!

   
 I'm so happy to be here with all of you today. I don't know about where you live but, around our neck of the woods... fall is in the air! So, I thought it would be fun to share some delicious autumn recipes with you all today :)  

  Apple Pumpkin Strudel Muffins by whatscookingwithruthie.com
  Apple Pumpkin Strudel Muffins... are quick and easy and start from a muffin mix! These little muffins are moist and wonderful for a Fall Breakfast, we love them and hope you all do too!  

Apple Pumpkin Strudel Muffins

1 (15.2 oz) apple cinnamon muffin mix 1 (15 oz) canned pumpkin 2 eggs 1/4 C lowfat milk Strudel Topping: 1/4 C flour 1/4 C brown sugar 1/4 C whole oats 2 Tbsp butter, softened Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, add pumpkin, muffin mix with apple pouch; mix until incorporated. Add milk and mix until smooth. Spray the inside of muffin liners with cooking spray (so the muffin will easily release) Fill each liner 2/3 full. Strudel Topping: In a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar, oats; mix. Add butter and cut in with fork until small peas sized. Sprinkle 1 tsp on the top of each muffin liner. Bake 28-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin come out clean, cool on wire rack. Makes 18 muffins  

  Apple Pumpkin Strudel Muffin by whatscookingwithruthie.com  

Apple Pumpkin Strudel Muffins... I personally think that you can't go wrong with adding pumpkin to everything this time of year!! Golly, I love that stuff :)

Here are a couple of my fall baking dessert recipes for you to enjoy... they are all just fabulous!!

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies by whatscookingwithruthie.com 
Disney's Caramel-Apple Pie by whatscookingwithruthie.com
Pumpkin Pie Cake by whatscookingwithruthie.com

It's been so much fun to share here with all of you today. I hope you'll take a minute to visit with me at What's Cooking with Ruthie I'd LOVE to have you stop by!
Thanks so much for having me.
Love,
Ruthie

Yummm!! All these look amazing! I love awesome Fall recipes!! 

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