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Friday, November 30, 2012

{Feature Friday} #91

Time is flying, which is a good thing for me since we are about a week, week and a half out from Travis' return, but I can't believe it is Friday and the end of November! 

Here are some ideas linked up to yesterday's party.



Thursday, November 29, 2012

More Holiday Cheer- Kindle Fire Giveaway!

'Twas the month before Christmas
And all throughout blog land
Were patterns and recipes,
Ornaments and cake stands.

Your favorite bloggers
Were busy as could be
Making projects and tutorials
For all to see.

Then we got an idea
For something to do
To make the holidays brighter
For one of you

All year round
You bring us such joy
Why not give one reader
A special Christmas "toy?"

We thought and we thought
Till our brains were quite tired
Then it came to us,
"A Kindle Fire!"

We all joined together,
Now today is the day
So get in your entries
For this special giveaway!

Amy @ One Artsy Mama

Catch a Glimpse Party #107

I'm going to start with a few reminders first! 

Have you entered the Cricut Expression Bundle Holiday Giveaway?!
Last day to enter if you haven't!!! 
 It would make an excellent gift for someone or just yourself.

Don't forget about the iPad giveaway as well!

And lastly, if you have decorated for Christmas, I would love for you to link up to my Holiday Open House Party!


Now it's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Open House Party; Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of my Holiday Open House party! 

 Today is the time to share your house decor. 
You can share your living room, dining room, kitchen, etc. decorations. 

Here are my decorations! 
 I'll start with my entry way. 
I placed my wooden snowflake on my mirror and then put the little metal box on my table.

I love to hang an item in front of a mirror for a little something extra.
And I use this box to collect all the Christmas cards we receive in the mail.

In our front window, I placed our Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Annual Holiday Open House Info

Hi everyone! 

I hope that you guys had a fabulous Thanksgiving day and weekend! 
Did any of you go and do some shopping of Black Friday? 
How about getting up all your holiday decorations? 

I didn't do ANY shopping but I am ALL decorated and ready for Christmas! :) 

The past few years I've thrown a Holiday Open House party where you share your holiday decorations. 
And it is that time of year again to party! WOOOO! 


I am personally inviting all of your to my Holiday Open House party and I sure hope you will join the fun! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Miss P's 5 Month Adventures

My baby girl just turned 6 mths old.
HOLY COW!! 
Where has the time gone?!
I can't believe it! 

Month 5 sure was a fun one though! 
Here is a little recap of her adventures.

Just like every other month, we had to have our little photo shoot on her 5 month birthday. 

P finally had a taste of solid food. 
Rice cereal and Oatmeal are a staple in our house now and she LOVES both! 
She NEVER made a funny face at all when she tried either and she makes the cutest "Mmmmm" noise right before she takes every bite of food.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who Wants an iPad?! :)

 Give me an I. Give me a P. Give me an A. Give me a D. 
What's that spell?! 
iPAD!!!! 

Yahoo! 
What a great way to get you into the Holiday Spirit and help with your holiday shopping than with a giveaway, an iPad 4 Giveaway?!
One lucky winner will receive the iPad 4 with Retina display {Wi-Fi & 32gb}

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope that you all have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving! 


I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends enjoying lots of good food!




I'm thankful to have all of you with me here at A Glimpse Inside. 

allison

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh, the Eye Candy!

Tons and tons of eye candy! 
Have you picked up your issue of PEOPLE Magazine's Annual Sexiest Man Alive issue?
 You sure need to run out and buy a copy if you haven't!
Why, hello Mr. Tatum! 

Like I stated in the beginning and in the title, it is chopped full of eye candy! 
I wasn't too positive who they would pick as Sexiest Man Alive and when I first heard it was Channing I thought, "Really?," but after looking at the magazine I think he was a good choice. 

Christmas Tree Hurricane Vase

Time to start pulling out all of your holiday decorations. Crazy! 
This year has flown by but I am definitely ready for some holiday cheer! 

I decided to get into the holiday spirit by creating a Christmas Tree Hurricane Vase with the help of Mod Podge


I love Mod Podge! It can be used to create so many different things on so many types of materials.
 
This was my first attempt at using Mod Podge on glass but this was a fairly simple project. It just needed ample time for things to dry since I was working on glass. 

Here is how I created it:
 Supplies:
-Glass Hurricane Vase
-Scrapbook Paper
-Cutting Machine of some sorts
-Super Gloss Mod Podge
-Matte Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Roller Applicator
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Silver Glitter
-Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Gold Glitter
-Folk Art Silver Glitter Paint (optional)
-Epsom Salt or Kosher Salt

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Decorating with World Market

 Are you totally ready for Holiday decorating?! 
I can't wait to pull out all my decorations right after Thanksgiving.

I love all the items at World Market any time of year and the holidays are no different! 

World Market has some awesome items for decorating! 
Here are just a few of my favorites.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

Here are the winners of 2 of the giveaways that I had going last week. 

Home Studios Winners:
 Winner #1 is: Lindsay Gilbert

Winner #2 is:  Heidi Railton Rush


 The Winner of the $20 Kroger Gift card is:  Kelly Ann Wolsiffer
 
Congratulations!!! 

Also, don't forget about the Cricut Bundle Giveaway
 
 
allison

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #106

Have you entered the Cricut Expression Bundle Holiday Giveaway?!
 It would make an excellent gift for someone or just yourself.


It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cricut Expression Bundle Holiday GIVEAWAY!

Are you ready for a totally awesome giveaway?! 

How about a Cricut Expression, 2 Cricut Cartridges (of your choice), Cutting Mat, AND a Vinyl Holiday Pack? 

Well, that is what's up for grabs thanks to the giveaway sponsors, Cricket Vinyl Supplies.


It is coming just in time for the holidays!
You can use it to create some awesome holiday decor or give it away as a gift for someone that has been dying to have a fabulous cutting machine. 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Oh Yeah- The Sexiest Man Alive! + $20 Kroger Giveaway

You read that right! 
It is that time once again when PEOPLE Magazine publishes their oh so fabulous annual issue of PEOPLE Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. 
 This is one my favorite issues of the year! 
Who wouldn't love this issue since it is full of so much eye candy! ;) Why, hello Bradley!

PEOPLE Magazine is such a great magazine to help keep up with all the celebrity gossip out there. 
Yep, I am one of those that like to see what my favorite stars are up too. I love to view what they are wearing, get an inside look at wedding photos (I LOVED the issue with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding. How cute was that cover?!), and just get an everyday look into their lives. I mean, besides the good looks and way more money than I will ever have, they are just like me. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Home Studios GIVEAWAY! :)

Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you are having a fabulous day! 

I am really excited about this giveaway from Home Studios

Remember the Chevron Frame in my Gallery Wall? 
Well, I bought it from Home Studios along with a gray one for P's room.

They have some awesome items that would be great in any room.
Here are just a few of the other items that you can find in their store.

 Many different frame options to choose from! 

{Feature Friday} #89

I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! 
WHAT?! This year flew by! 

I thought I would share some Thanksgiving ideas that were linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #105

Don't forget to enter the Holiday Entertaining Giveaway!
 
It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Travis!!

I just wanted to tell this handsome guy
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 

We love you and CAN'T WAIT until you are home with us!! 
33 DAYS, baby, 33 DAYS! :)

allison

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blogging Tip: Adding Labels to Your Blog

 I thought I would share another blogging tip today. 

Today I am going to show you how to add and use labels on your blog.
Many of you may already do this on your blog but perhaps if you are a newer blogger you don't know about labels.

Labels help your readers find a post on your blog with a certain topic. 

Here is how to add them:

On your Blogger dashboard, click the drop down menu and select the Layout option.

Once your blog layout comes up, click on the "Add a Gadget" link to open the gadget window.

Friday, November 2, 2012

{Feature Friday} #88

You guys are really getting into the cold weather and holiday baking season already! 
There were a TON of recipes shared this week so I thought I would devote today's Feature Friday post to those yummy recipes. 




Thursday, November 1, 2012

Catch a Glimpse Party #104

Don't forget to enter the Holiday Entertaining Giveaway!
 
It's time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)