Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Decor :: Shop Announcement

We moved into our new home 6 months ago, and I still feel like I'm moving in. It's much smaller than our old place, so a lot of things stayed in boxes in our basement. 

I have been going through them every day week month trying to get rid of things. 

I was just going through a box yesterday when I located my floral stem bin. I opened it to see what I could get rid of when I found some Fall stems I forgot I had.

{so glad I did not buy some two days ago and shopped my home instead!}

I hauled them out and quickly put together a fall arrangement

Is it the most stunning? no. The most beautiful? probably not. Is it perfect for me? Absolutely.

I get to enjoy fall colors without spending a dime

The second arrangement was made using other items I found in that bin.  The pieces were originally intended for a different project, but for now, their on display.

Again, is it the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Probably not. 

It needs more beads to cover the stems and could use some other things, but it was Free...and I always love free.

They bring me joy to look at them. I love Fall colors and these really bring a great pop of color into my home. 

Shop your home and see what you can come up with. You may just find something that will bring you joy to set up and display.

Shop Announcement

I am clearing out current inventory in my shop, everything is 50% off. When making a purchase, I will refund the difference. Just know that you will pay half of the price shown.

*Note: Craft Supplies Category is 25% off

Sale has ended

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monthly Card Layout:September

I love receiving cards via snail mail! Nothing is sweeter than knowing someone took enough time to think about you and to let you know they were. 

My favorite are handmade cards {but I love just about any card}. Receiving one in the mail is like a little present, made just for you!

I thought I would do something new each month here on ODC. 

A monthly card layout. 

Once a month I will post a layout and then we can link back here with our creations! I'll post the layout one week in advance of the linkup. 

This is perfect for stocking up on your cards! I love to have several cards on hand, that way when I need one for something, I'm not racing around trying to put one together or being forced to buy one.

Here is the layout for this month. 

Remember, we'll link up in one week. I'll set up a post with Mr. Linky.

Can't wait to see your creations!!

New Chocoholic Winner

Well, the previous winner never claimed her gift, so I chose a new winner. Cuz I'm the blog owner and I can do that! And because I really wanted to give one of these to you lovely readers! 

So the new winner is...

Just shoot me an email and let me know which pendant you'd like!

P.s. Check out her blog, it's super cute!

Thanks again to all of my Chocoholics!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Fall Goodies and a Tutorial

Two things I've worked on this week:

I am loving this Fall wall art. I couldn't decide if I wanted to add the word 'Harvest', 'Faith', or 'Give Thanks'. So I listed it in my shop with the buyers option.

The other items was this Candy Corn inspired wreath:
My kiddos were asking for something "Halloween-y", and I don't really have much in the way of Halloween decor. So I quickly came up with this this morning.

Want to know how to make one? It's super easy and {at most} will cost you less than $3

Supplies needed:
Dollar Store foam wreath
White crepe paper streamer
Orange crepe paper streamer

Wrap the wreath form in desired color.

Once that's done, cut several strips of each color crepe paper. About 4-5" long.

I alternated my colors, but you could put them however you like. I started with my top and then did the sides.

I decided to leave the center empty as it was just easier and my guys were begging me to hang it up "right now". I'll probably add more to it/change it completely. But it's super cute and works for them.
Just FYI, I completed this this morning in less than an hour...

Have you started you Halloween decorating yet? 
Is it too soon? 
When do you normally start?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chocoholic Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Becky

Winner of the Chocoholic {follower} giveaway!

Email me the pendant of your choice and I will get it to you.

Thank you to ALL of my Chocoholics for sticking around and leaving comments. Your comments are very helpful, letting me know what you love, and what you don't love as much! ;)

We will do another giveaway next month for all of you chocoholics. What it will be...I have no idea, but it'll be something good!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Scent of Fall

and Caramel Apples are in the air!
{this is a re-post from 9-23-08, so yummy, it's worth sharing again! Enjoy!}

With the new season here, it's time for new afternoon snacks. And what better snack than (mini) caramel apples?!

These are perfect for snacks (and less junk in the tummy too).

Here is a step-by-step guide to get you started on your own scrumptious snack!

1. Using your melon baller, scoop out apple balls and pat them dry. Be sure to have skin on a part of the apple as that will act as the bottom. Insert your toothpick and pat again to clean up any juice that may have come out.

2. Prepare your caramel as instructions require. (Set out your toppings so they are ready to go). Now dip your apples and cover them as much as you desire.

3. Immediately dip your caramel apple into the topping of your choice.
4. Arrange them to take pretty pictures. Then place in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour so the caramel will set.

5. Eat and enjoy! (there was so much enjoying I forgot to take a picture of that!) :-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Follower Giveaway

I was thinking...always a dangerous thing, but I thought and I thunk, and think maybe I came up with something fun!

A follower giveaway!

Sounds fun right!

I think for my 1st giveaway, I will let the winner pick their very own Fall In Love With Fall pendant.

If you follow with something other than Google Friend leave a comment here.

I will pick a winner one week from today 9/15

This is only open to followers, so if you want to win, all you have to do is be a follower. 

Pretty simple.

More Fabric Peonies

I am hooked on making these. I made this one for Fall and am totally in love with! I added a different material and just love the look it gives. I also adore the "burnt" edges, gives it more dimension I think.

I have a few more colors to make and I can't wait!

I am currently working on a tutorial and trying to make it a simple as possible. It's loaded with pics and I'm trying not to make it too wordy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall in Love with FALL

Fall in Love with FALL

 New to my shop

Be prepared to fall in love... 

p.s. the Grace necklace is available on OpenSky