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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #116

I'm still out of town so there won't be a Feature Friday but I still hope you guys have fun and party without me! 

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, January 30, 2013

"Life is Like Riding a Bicycle" Printable

Travis and I are spending the week in San Diego, YAY, but I have another printable for you today.

I made two different options again for ya of the same quote, one regular and the other with a more vintagey vibe to it so pick whichever one you like best! 

Hope you like! 

Download your choice below.



allison

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Cheeseburger Rotini

I've been on a real cooking kick lately and Travis is loving it! 
I actually made a whole bunch of recipes that I've had pinned on Pinterest and they have all been a success! 

After one of my shopping trips for ingredients, I noticed a recipe on the back of a pack of Target brand shredded cheese I bought and thought that it looked and sounded pretty good so it got added to my to make list. 

Bacon Cheeseburger Rotini

(Sorry for the not so perfect pictures! Trying to cook at night and not so great lighting in the kitchen!)

Here is how to make it:
Ingredients:
-6 slices of Bacon
-1 lb. ground beef
-2 cups water
-1 can (10.75 oz) condensed tomato soup
-1/4 cup ketchup
-2 1/2 cups rotini
-1 cup Ceddar Jack Shredded Cheese

Monday, January 28, 2013

The 7 month Adventures of Miss P

Holy cow! 
How did my baby just turn 8 months old? 
Time is flying by WAY too fast! 

Well, guess that means it is time to recap her 7 month adventures. 

 Started the month off with our monthly photoshoot on her 7 month birthday.
That evening, she started Army crawling REALLY well! AHHHHH! 
I am so thanksful she waited until Travis got home before she decided to become mobile!

She turned 7 months old on Christmas Eve so she got to experience her very first Christmas this month. 
And HOLY PRESENTS, BATMAN!!!! 
Talk about one spoiled child!!!! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

{Feature Friday} #98

Friday is here and that means it is time for another Feature Friday post! 
Lots of fabulous ideas were linked up this week. 

 Here are a few that caught my eye. 



Thursday, January 24, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #115

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, January 23, 2013

Tulle Valentine's Day Wreath Tutorial

I still had my live evergreen wreath on my front door from Christmas and wanted to replace it but wasn't sure with what. 
I didn't have a Valentine's Day wreath for my front door so I got to work on making one.


It was a pretty simple wreath to create as well. 
Here's the how-to:

Supplies:
-Wreath form- I used a 14" form
-Tulle
-Ribbon
-Cardboard tube pieces (toilet paper or paper towel rolls)
-Felt

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"You Only Live Once" Printable

How about this?! 
I have another printable for you guys. 

I was just playing around one evening and created this printable. 
I made on regular colors and then made a second one with a more vintagey-antique feel.
 Hope you like!! 


 Download or print your version below.




allison

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dresser Mirror Turned Bathroom Mirror + Half Bath Reveal

We have been working on our half bath lately adding new tile floors and working on a new mirror-light project.

For about a week our bathroom was tore apart and the sink and toilet was sitting in between our kitchen and family room... awesome.
But it is finally complete with new floors, new mirror, and new art work!
 Here is it! 

To start, I will show you the new mirror.

We used to just have a plain oval mirror on the wall, no frame, just a mirror. 
We changed the light fixture before Travis deployed because it was just one of those ugly vanity lights of just bulbs but they didn't center the hole for the light over the mirror when the house was built so when we changed it, the light fixture wasn't centered over the mirror anymore. This was our solution! 
BTW- when I suggested this to Travis, he thought it was crazy. lol

Travis found this dresser mirror at a little thrift store down the road from us for $5.
(He was a little excited to work on it when he brought it home so I didn't have time to get a full before picture!)
It had two crazy points on the top of it above the very side moulding pieces so he cut them off and then gave the whole frame a sanding since it was just a stained wood frame.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #114

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, January 16, 2013

Vintage Inspired Bird Art

I have been looking for some art work for our half bath FOREVER now and just couldn't find anything that I love or am willing to spend the money on. 
I saw this picture on Joss and Main and LOVED it but when I clicked on it, it cost over $100! 
 WHAT?! No way I was going to pay that so I decided to try making my own. 

We just put down new tile floors and did a whole mirror/light project thingy so I knew that I wanted to finally get some art done to put up in there. 
Off to Michael's I went to get some supplies and this is what I came up with:
 I'm thrilled with them and wondered what took me so long to make some! 

It is a quick project too. 
Well, would have been done in one day if my printer didn't decide to stop working and now I am waiting for a whole new printhead to arrive in the mail to replace my old one. UGH! 
But anyways- here is how I created them.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Printables

Guess I better start thinking about Valentine's Day already! 
I thought I would jump on the Chalkboard bandwagon (hope you aren't too sick of it yet) and make some fun printables.
I thought I would add some color to them because you know, there IS colored chalk. 

Hope you like!
Download or print them below.


allison

Monday, January 14, 2013

Styrofoam Snowmen Family Tutorial

Look at me... sharing another tutorial! :) 
And this won't be the only one this week. 

I had this idea to make these little snowmen one day out of the blue. 
 Super simple project and would be excellent to do with some kiddos and let them dress their snowman any way they want too.


Here is the how to:
(WARNING: SUPER picture heavy!!)


Supplies: 
 -Styrofoam Balls in 3 different sizes. I bought 4", 3", and 2" inch balls and the harder more condensed Styrofoam that even had a hole pre drilled for a dowel rod.
-Mod Podge
-Dowel Rod
-Glitter
-Exacto Knife
-Felt
-Super Mini Pom-Poms
-Low Temp Hot Glue Gun or other craft glue (be sure it is low temp otherwise you will melt your Styrofoam)
 
To Start:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Catch a Glimpse Party #113

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, January 9, 2013

Ombre Glittered Candle Tutorial

I created this as my entry for the Pinterest Challenge on Monday after I saw this pin. You can check out the original post here.

I changed mine up a little and made it with an Ombre effect but it is SOOOO simple and fast to do. 
I love how it came out!


Here's how to make one for yourself. 

 Supplies:
-Candle- can be in glass like mine or just a regular pillar candle
-Glitter
-Double sided tape
-Wax Paper- to catch the excess glitter

To start, make sure your glass is nice and clean.
Place your double sided tape on the glass where you want your glitter to start and go around the jar until the ends overlap slightly. 
Only place ONE strip of tape at a time!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

6 mth Adventures of Miss P

About time I share Miss P's 6 month adventures since she is already 7 1/2 months old! 
 This was a pretty big month for Miss P and we had a lot of fun. 
Here's a little recap on our little ball of ever changing energy.

 Like every other month, we had our little photo shoot on her 6 month birthday. 

During our photo shoot she turned into a little monster wanting to take and eat my camera. lol 
I love her faces in some of these shots! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

January's Pinterest Challenge Party

Guess what day it is?
It's the first Monday of the month!  
So, it's time to show off your latest Pinterest inspired creation with us!! 

Here's what us Pinheads have been up to:

Kara from Happy Go Lucky
Allison from A Glimpse Inside
Ashle from I'm Topsy Turvy
Cheryl from Sew Can Do
Amanda from Ninthstreetnotions

Celebrate Game Day with Rubbermaid from Target

Are you a football fan? 
We are BIG football watchers in our house, NFL mostly, and we get very into the games. (Yes, me too!)

The Big Game of the year is almost here which means it is just about time to start deciding and prepping for those get togethers and parties to watch it with friends and family.  

Target and Rubbermaid are here to help you out with your party food storage needs. 


 The coupon page can be found on the left hand side of Target.com's homepage.

I printed off some coupons and off to Target I went.
 I found a lot of different Rubbermaid options while there.
 You could buy all the pieces in one big box of both the Easy Find Lids or the TakeAlongs or if you don't need all those pieces, you could just buy them individually or a set of 2 or 3 of both kinds as well. 

Easy Find Lids containers:

  • Lids snap to the bottom of containers—never lose a lid or leave one behind at the party again!
  • Leak-proof seal prevents messes and spills on the way to the party.
  • Range of sizes makes taking what you want easy! Large sizes for wings, chips, salads etc., all the way down to small, half cup sizes for dips and sauces.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Silhouette Portrait GIVEAWAY!

Happy Saturday! 
I teamed up with my blogging buddy, Jill from Create.Craft.Love, for her blogiversary to give away a Silhouette Portrait. Whoo! 

Here are links to her other blogiversary giveaways:
To enter the PSA Stamp Giveaway, click here.
To enter the $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway, click here.

Are you ready for this?

Here are some other fabulous bloggers getting in on the blogiversary celebration with Jill.
These ladies are an inspiration and I am so excited they are here sharing my special day! 
 Please stop by and show these ladies some love!PicMonkey Collage
First Row: Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, Sarah from Becoming Martha, & Angie from Country Chic Cottage
Second Row: Heidi from Mom's Crafty Space, Erin from How to Nest for Less, & Melissa from No. 2 Pencil
Third Row: Kelly from View Along the Way, Allison from A Glimpse Inside & Barbara from Chase the Star
Fourth Row: Laura from Pink Cake Plate, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker, Laura from Pet Scribbles & Ann Marie from White House Black Shutters


Today, one lucky reader will have a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait!
{I know! Stop the insanity! This is too good to be true!} Believe me, it's TRUE!
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Have you seen this thing? It is AMAZING! It's basically a smaller, more compact version of the Silhouette Cameo. 
 And one of YOU is going to win it!

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, January 9th!
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Good luck!
allison

Thursday, January 3, 2013

{Feature Friday} #95

I hope that the start to your 2013 is going fabulously! 

Thanks for taking the time to link up and share your projects and ideas here at my Catch a Glimpse Party each week. You all are so talented! 

Here are a few ideas from this week's party:



Catch a Glimpse Party #112

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.)

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