Monday, December 30, 2013

Double Choco-Cookies from Busy Mom's Helper

 Dani from Busy Mom's Helper is here with a cookie recipe for you all today. Take it away Dani.


Hey Ya'all! I'm Dani from over at Busy Mom's Helper, and I'm uber excited to be here! CONGRATS to Allison for her new little bundle. Mommy hood is one of the best (and craziest) things in the world!

Today I'm going to be sharing a FABULOUS recipe, definitely one for all those chocolate-lovers out there (ya, I'd live on chocolate if I could)
Double Choco-Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients
1 cup Butter, softened
3 cups Light Brown Sugar
1 cup Baking Cocoa Powder
4 Eggs
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Chocolate Chips
Optional: Caramel, Marshmallows, Hot Fudge Sauce, Peanut Butter

Friday, December 27, 2013

DIY Gallery Wall from Quirky Cool Blog

Kimberly from Quirky Cool Blog is here with an easy DIY Gallery Wall tutorial for you today.


Hey everyone I'm Kimberly Noelle from Quirky Cool Blog! I'm so excited to be here helping out Allison while she spends time with her new baby! 
Today I'd  like to share with you a quick, affordable and may I say beautiful Diy gallery wall I came up with for my main wall in my living room. It would even be a great gift for those decorating enthusiasts and nature lovers!

I love books, I especially love old books with vintage prints. I had recently picked up a variety of bird and butterfly vintage print books at a local flea market. I was hoping to find some vintage botanical books with prints but I wasn't lucky enough. However, I'm still on the hunt! I love birds, I love flowers, and I love anything to do with nature when it comes to paintings, and pictures, and art, so I figured what a great way and affordable way to display a beautiful book of art on a wall. This is something you could do with any type of vintage book full of pictures and prints. I've seen some pretty cool old children's books that would be fantastic to cut and frame for a child's bedroom.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Year in Review Photo Albums from Thrifty Crafty Girl

 Welcome Prscilla from Thrifty Crafty Girl! 


Hi "A Glimpse Inside" readers!  
I'm Priscilla from Thrifty Crafty Girl and I'm guest posting today!  I hope you come visit me soon!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS.

I hope you are all finishing up your holiday preparations and getting ready for that jolly ol' chubby elf to slide down your chimney!  A word of advice:  Don't leave a fire in the fireplace that night... a charred Santa is no bueno.

I don't know about any of you out there, but I have trouble figuring out presents for the grandmas... they are hard to shop for!  And my mother-in-law made matters even worse this year by requesting, "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men".  That's a tall order, even for my vast capabilities.

I decided early this year that a photo album of the kids would be a good idea.  Through the year, we take lots of photos, so I thought I would make that their present: a grandkids year-in-review, if you will.  And if you do it right, it can cost only a few dollars!

I found some little photo albums at Walmart for $3.00 each.


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Home Tour

I am FINALLY sharing my Christmas decor with you all today and taking you on a little tour. 
I've had my decorations up for a while but finally got around to taking pictures and editing them.

So grab a hot cocoa, sit back and relax while I take you on a tour of my home. 

 I will start by the front door. 
I hung my wooden snowflake on the mirror with a little snowman on the table below. I also placed by little gift box tin where all the Christmas cards that we receive are kept.

Directly next to the front door, I hung my burlap Christmas art

Friday, December 20, 2013

Monogram Nursery Art from See Vanessa Craft


 Welcome Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft. She is sharing a cute nursery art project today.



Hello A Glimpse Inside readers!
I'm Vanessa from SeeVanessaCraft.com and I'm so happy to be here to show you how to make monogram nursery art.
This baby shower gift idea is super easy and very cute. If you know what the nursery theme will be, you can coordinate the scrapbook paper and felt colors accordingly. The parents to be can hang this frame on the wall or place it on a bookshelf or photo ledge.

Materials
Frame 
Felt 
Scrapbook Paper 
Embroidery Thread & Needle 
Scissors 
Paper Cutter (or scissors) 
Letter Stencil (or print out your own) 
Marker
Monogram Nursery Art 1

Directions  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #162

Let's 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, December 18, 2013

Holiday Open House Party: Week 3

Welcome to this year's Holiday Open House party!! 



This is week 2 of the Holiday Open House Party and if you missed the previous two weeks, I announced that I am changing things up a little this year.
Instead of having each week be a certain link up, like trees one week, house decor the next, etc., I am just having it be anything Christmas/holiday related can be linked up.

But PLEASE still link up your Christmas decorations and trees and feel free to take us on a home tour of your house!
I love seeing how everyone else decorates!

This will also be one continuous party.
So I will post the party each week but the link up box will still be open from the previous weeks so everyone can see what other ideas have been linked up.
So be sure to come back each week and link up your new ideas or decorations! :)


RULES:

1.) Link up to a specific post not your blog in general.

2.) Your post must be of your Holiday related items!! Decorations, Christmas trees, outdoor lights and decor, tutorials for Christmas crafts, recipes, etc. 
This is not where you share general crafts. Catch a Glimpse Party will run tomorrow like usual so I will delete any links that aren't Holiday related.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Simple Ornament Craft for Kids

This is the first Christmas that Miss P is actually old enough to enjoy it. 
I wanted to do something fun with her and thought it would be great for her to paint her own ornament.

This is a super easy project and kids of all ages can do this. Miss P is 18 mths old and did great with it. 

Here is the easy how to.

Supplies:
-Paint
-Paint brush
-Wooden Ornament (I bought this star at Michaels)
-Glitter or Stickles (optional)

Last Minute Teacher Gift Idea from Cherished Bliss

 Ashley from Cherished Bliss is here today!


Hello everyone! I'm Ashley (the DIYer) from Cherished Bliss, and I'm so excited to be here helping Allison out today while she's spending some time with that precious baby!! 

If I had to describe myself in just a few words, "last minute" would probably have to be two of them! I always feel like I'm running one step behind, forgetting things left and right. It's normal when you are mom right? I sure hope so... lol. But for now, I just try to embrace my fast paced life and do things that I can complete as quickly as possible without going to the store! 

So today I'm sharing with you a great Teacher's Christmas Gift Idea that requires just a few things you probably already have on hand! Last Minute Teacher Gift IdeaSupplies: 
  - Mason Jar 
- Scrapbook Paper 
- Tea Bags 
- Baker's Twine (optional) 
- Washi Tape (optional)  

Monday, December 16, 2013

1 Month Adventures of Miss S

Miss S is already 6 weeks old, crazy, so I thought I better hurry and post her 1 month update post. 

So here is a recap of her 1 month adventures. 

 Just like I did with her big sis, we took a photo shoot on her 1 month birthday. 
My mom is making her monthly patches just like she made them for Miss P. 

Free Holiday Thank You Cards from She's Kinda Crafty

 Stacy from She's Kinda Crafty is here today with a great free printable for you all!
Happy Holidays everyone!! 
I am so excited to be here guesting blogging while Allison gets to enjoy snuggles and coos and first smiles with her new baby girl! 
I am sharing a fun holiday printable that you can use for yourself or gift to a friend!

Call me old fashion but I just love giving and receiving handwritten thank you notes. Getting positive snail mail really excites me and I hope it still excites you, too!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rustic Wood Disk Ornaments from Delicate Construction

Michelle from Delicate Construction is here with a great ornament project for this. 


Hey All! This is Michelle from Delicate Construction and I am so excited to be on A Glimpse Inside today!! Thank you for having me and I hope Allison is having and amazing time with her new little girl! 
 Before I get into my fun ornament craft, let me take a second to introduce myself! profile 
But back to the important stuff- the crafts! 
I love putting together trees each year, especially with new color schemes and themes. 
This year, my tree has evolved from what I had on hand in hopes to make it completely DIY and recycled to be super affordable. The colors are turning out to be a mix of golds and browns with glitter and ribbon mixed with wood and burlap- glam meets rustic.... glustic?!
 These little beauties I made recent for the tree may be my favorite so far! 
I found these fun little wood disks at the craft store and some gold vinyl and came up with these Rustic Wood Disk Ornamnets! 
What do you think?!
rustic ornaments
I love the affect and how they fit in perfectly with both the rustic touches and the gold touches- plus they were really affordable to make! 
I found this bag of 20 wood disks in the floral department of the craft store for about $7 (then use a coupon on top of that!) and the vinyl was in with the bulk scrapbook paper for $3 for a sheet (12x24, plus it was on sale for 25% off). I had the twine and hot glue on hand so came for around $7 total for 20 ornaments- come on, that is a great deal!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #161

Let's 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.)

Holiday Open House Party- Week 2

Welcome to this year's Holiday Open House party!! 



This is week 2 of the Holiday Open House Party and if you missed last week's I announced that I am changing things up a little this year.
Instead of having each week be a certain link up, like trees one week, house decor the next, etc., I am just having it be anything Christmas/holiday related can be linked up.

But PLEASE still link up your Christmas decorations and trees and feel free to take us on a home tour of your house!
I love seeing how everyone else decorates!

This will also be one continuous party.
So I will post the party each week but the link up box will still be open from the previous weeks so everyone can see what other ideas have been linked up.
So be sure to come back each week and link up your new ideas or decorations! :)


RULES:

1.) Link up to a specific post not your blog in general.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Keepsake Thumbprint Bookmarks from The Scrap Shoppe

I'd like to welcome Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here today! 



Hi everyone! I'm excited to be here while Allison enjoys spending time with her new baby girl. 
I have a fun kid-involved project for you today that would be great stocking stuffers for grandparents or cousins!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Rudolph Coasters from The Cards We Drew

Abbey from The Cards We Drew is here today we a great holiday craft! 


Hello everyone! I'm Abbey from The Cards We Drew! I'm so happy to be here filling in for Allison while she celebrates her new little girl. 

Today I'm sharing with you these easy Rudolph Coasters using slate coasters I scored from Michaels. These little beauties were easy to make and make great gift ideas! 

Rudolph Coasters from The Cards We Drew 

What you need: 
-Slate tile coasters from Michaels 
 -White Paint 
-Red Paint 
-Glue
-red glitter 
-Vinyl cutout from Silhouette OR a reindeer stencil
 slate tile coasters with paint 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars from Domestic Superhero


Welcome Allyson from Domestic Superhero! 


Hi y’all! I am Allyson from Domestic Superhero, a blog where I mainly share recipes and dabble in a little DIY and crafty-ness! 
Domestic Superhero

I am so excited to be guest blogging for Allison at A Glimpse Inside! I have followed her blog for such a long time, it’s such a treat to be here! 

I have a super delicious recipe to share with you today!
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
When I was in college, I spent one summer working at a popular Mexican restaurant in my hometown.  At that point, I didn't really know much about Mexican food, aside from that I liked pretty much everything I had tried.  During my training period, I had to learn about all the food on the menu, memorizing all the ingredients, what everything was, what it was served with etc (if you have worked in a restaurant, this is likely a familiar process to you).  Flautas, Chile Rellenos, Tamles, Flan...everything was delicious, and it was rare I came across something I didn't enjoy. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #160

Let's 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, December 4, 2013

Reindeer Name Art

I shared this in another post that had some other information with it so I wanted to give it its own post so it wouldn't get lost.
I totally love this project and am thrilled with how it turned out! 

Reindeer Name Art:


Here's the how to:

 Supplies:
-Canvas
-Vinyl (12x12 sheet for this project)
-Paint
-Paint brushes
-Silhouette Machine
-Computer to use Silhouette Softward

Holiday Open House Party!

Welcome to this year's Holiday Open House party!! 




I am changing things up a little this year.
Instead of having each week be a certain link up, like trees one week, house decor the next, etc., I am just having it be anything Christmas/holiday related can be linked up.

But PLEASE still link up your Christmas decorations and trees and feel free to take us on a home tour of your house!
I love seeing how everyone else decorates!

This will also be one continuous party.
So I will post the party each week but the link up box will still be open from the previous weeks so everyone can see what other ideas have been linked up.
So be sure to come back each week and link up your new ideas or decorations! :)



RULES:

1.) Link up to a specific post not your blog in general.

2.) Your post must be of your Holiday related items!! Decorations, Christmas trees, outdoor lights and decor, tutorials for Christmas crafts, recipes, etc. 
This is not where you share general crafts. Catch a Glimpse Party will run tomorrow like usual so I will delete any links that aren't Holiday related.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix from Happy Go Lucky

 Kara from Happy Go Lucky is here today with  how to make your own Hot Cocoa Mix. 


Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be Allison's guest today!! 
I'm Kara and I blog over at Happy Go Lucky. I have an easy holiday gift for you all that is perfect for cold nights.
homemade_hot_cocoa_mix_recipe
How about some homemade hot cocoa? 
My son and I love making hot chocolate together so this year I made a few jars of hot cocoa mix to give as gifts. 
And it's so easy to make, I was able to make a huge jar for us too. 

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (4 ounce) package of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 (4 ounce) package of instant white chocolate pudding

Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Christmas Ornaments: Plastic Utensil Snowflakes from Scissors and Spoons


 Marie from Scissors and Spoons is here today with a great idea for some cute snowflake ornaments! 


Hi! I am Marie. I share my cooking and craft projects on my blog Scissors and Spoons.
Scissors and Spoons Header

http://scissorsandspoons.com/

 I am so excited to be here to share a quick, easy, and inexpensive craft using Thanksgiving leftovers. 
Nope, not those leftovers, these ones: 
Silver Colored Plastic Utensils 

Cream Cheese with Garlic & Bacon Filled Crescents: A Progressive Holiday Party + Giveaway!

With the holiday season upon us, holiday parties are here as well.

I have a quick and easy recipe for you today that would be a great appetizer to serve at your next holiday party.


Want to know how to make them?

Ingredients:
-Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 2 tubes
-8 oz cream cheese, softened
-5 slices of Bacon
-1 glove of garlic, minced finely or you can buy the garlic paste.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Burlap Christmas Wreath

Hi everyone!!
I hope you all are doing well and that you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

I just wanted to pop in today to share a Christmas wreath with all of you. 
I actually made this a few weeks ago and meant to share it earlier and well... a baby came and things got crazy! 

So here ya go!


This wreath is very similar to my Spring Chevron Wreath but if you didn't see that one, I'll share how I made this one as well.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Silhouette Black Friday Sale + Reindeer Names Art Tutorial

Silhouette is having a HUGE Black Friday Sale

http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/black

 If you have been wanting a Silhouette machine, now it is the time to buy it or hint big time to your loved one that they better buy it now. :) 

Here are the details of the sale:
  •        A Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price for all of this would total $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
  •         A Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price for all of this would total $286.93 (over 40% savings!)
  •         A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette Portrait®, and two $25 download cards for $299.99. That’s right: If you buy a Silhouette CAMEO® at full price, you get two $25 download cards and a Silhouette Portrait® ABSOLUTELY FREE! Retail price for all of this would be $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
  •        40% off consumable products at silhouetteamerica.com. This excludes machines, subscriptions, download and gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Rain checks not available. 
  •         FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
 In order to get the promotional deals, you must use the Promo Code: GLIMPSE at checkout.

Catch a Glimpse Party #159

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I know you are probably busy with family and friends but wanted to run the party like normal. Enjoy your day!

Let's 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.)

DIY Book Advent Calendar from Cuddles and Chaos


 Jen from Cuddles and Chaos is here today. Welcome Jen!


Hey guys! I'm Jen from Cuddles and Chaos and I'm so excited to share our advent calendar tradition here. 

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of the whole idea of advent calendars. I'm one of those people who decorates for Christmas immediately after Thanksgiving (I won't lie, I had a really tough time holding back this year!) and I love everything about the holiday season. 

At the same time, I am not a big fan of the idea of tons of little plastic surprises or sugary treats during a time that's bursting with both to begin with. Plus, it kind of seems like a waste of money to buy a bunch of little trinkets right before a major gift giving holiday. Especially since said trinkets will probably break or be declared boring before New Years Day. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Glittered Rudolph from Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Sumo's Sweet Stuff has a super cute Christmas craft for all of you today! 


Hello!
I’m Sumo, and I blog over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.

sumo intro

I share lots of sewing and crafting over on my blog. I’ve got three little girls, so the sewing alone keeps me plenty busy! I am so excited for Allison and her new sweet baby. We are all about the sister love around here, and our three girls all came within three years (not planned – but we LOVE it!) so I just know that Allison is going to love having her two little ladies close together.

Christmas is my favorite, and I am just ready for the season, so I thought I would share a quick and simple decoration to get you in the holiday spirit!

Glittered Rudolph at SumosSweetStuff.com #christmas #holiday #decoration

Here’s what you’ll need:

- iron on vinyl (mine is from Cricut)
- digital cutting machine (I used my Cricut Mini)
- fabric
- iron
- frame

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