Friday, January 31, 2014

{Feature Friday} #133

Happy Friday! 
I hope you guys are going well and that if you are getting bad weather, it wasn't TOO bad in your area. 

Maybe I can help keep you warm by sharing some great ideas that were linked up this week's Catch a Glimpse party

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #167

Let's PARTY!  

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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 29, 2014

Valentine Felt Tree

I have another easy project for you today. 
I told you that I am full of them lately, in fact, one more is coming next week! :) 
But now that I am a momma to two and nap time is the only crafting time I get, they need to be fast, east projects. 

So here is another easy Valentine's Day project for you. 

I'm sure you have seen these around but I'll still tell you how I created it. 

Supplies:
-Felt
-Foam tree forms
-Glue Gun
-Candlestick (optional)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"14" Plaque

I have another super easy and cheap project for you today. 
I needed a few other elements for my mantle and I saw a plain plaque similar to this at Hobby Lobby and decided I would just create my own.

 Again, this is so easy so here is how I created it.

Supplies:
 -Wooden Plaque
-Paint
-Burlap
-Paint brush
-Ribbon
-Spray Adhesive
-Buttons/Brads (optional)
-Glitter (optional)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Two Simple Valentine's Day Garlands

Now that we have a mantle, I'm excited to decorate it for different holidays and seasons. 
I decided to go ahead and decorate it for Valentine's Day since it comes so quickly in February so we could enjoy it a little longer. 

I wanted to make some garland to hang on the mantle so I picked up some supplies at Hobby Lobby and got to work.


There are SOOOOO easy and simple to make! I created both of them under 30 mins which is fabulous since I was trying to make them during nap time. Plus, they are cheap to make too! Wooo!

Here is how to make each of them.

Pom-Pom Garland

Supplies:
-Pom-Poms in your choice of colors
-Twine or String
-Sewing Needle (I used a tapestry needle so it had a larger eye.)

Put the twine through the needle.
I didn't put a knot in the twine since it was so thick and since I would be pushing it through the center of the pom-poms, I didn't want a knot stopping the twine. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

{Feature Friday} #132

Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you all are staying warm with the crazy weather that has been hitting the States.

There were lots of great ideas linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party so get all cozy and take a look at just a few that caught my eye and then pop over to the party to check out more ideas.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #166

Let's PARTY!  

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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.)

Valentine's Day Printables

Last year I created some Valentine's Day Chalkboard Printables and shared them with all of you. This year I thought I'd make some regular printables for you all. 

I am just now starting to decorate for Valentine's Day so I thought maybe some of you are as well and would like to include one of these in your decor. 

Just pick which one you would like below and you can download it or print it immediately. 
I  hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to Throw a Pinterest Craft Party

I have been meaning to share this post FOREVER now! 
November 2012 I decided to throw a Pinterest Craft Party and it was so much fun. I never got around to sharing my party with all of you since Travis came home shortly after and am just now getting around to doing it. 
It was a fun time with some fellow military wives and I know some of you would have a fabulous time having a party with some of your friends as well so I want to share how I threw this party.

For this party, we were going to be making Christmas crafts but you could throw this at any time of year and make Valentine's Day, Halloween, Easter projects, or just whatever you like.

To start, I browsed Pinterest and found five Christmas projects that I thought would make good projects to make. I then emailed the images to all the ladies that would be attending and had them pick 3 of the projects that they wanted to create. The 3 top voted for projects would be the ones we would be making.
I was the one that would purchase all the supplies so once it was deteremined which projects would be created, I figured out how much it would cost for the supplies and had each lady pay me $25. 
 Now onto the party! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Wood Initials Nursery Art

I wanted to put Miss S' initials above her crib like I did for Miss P but I didn't want them to look the same. 

I've seen these wood initials on Etsy, on a few of those Deal a Day sites, and a few other places but I wasn't too keen on the fonts used. They were either WAYYYY to frilly that you could barely read the letters, or way to straight, modern, and boyish looking.

So, I decided to design my own! 
Here it is.


This is a farely easy project as well. 
Here is how it was created. 

Supplies:
-Large piece of wood. This was a sheet of plywood with a veneer on it. I would recommend using a thin sheet of MDF and you will see why in a few.
-Letters to use as a stencil. I cut these out using my Silhouette machine in the font that I liked best.
-Pencil
-Yard stick (optional)
-Jig Saw
-Paint

Friday, January 17, 2014

{Feature Friday} #131

Feature Friday is back!! 
I want to thank all of you for coming to pary here each week while I was away on maternity leave. You guys are the best and of course, always have fabulous ideas. Be sure to stop by this week's Catch a Glimpse Party to check out all the ideas linked up.

Here are a few ideas that caught my eye this week. 



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #165

Let's PARTY!  

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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 15, 2014

14 Yummy Valentine's Day Treats

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is already less than a month away?! 
 Is it just me or is time FLYING?!

Well to get you in the spirit of the day of love, I've rounded up 14 yummy treats that any of your loved ones would enjoy!




Monday, January 13, 2014

"The Sky's the Limit" Banner

HELLO everyone!!! 
 I'm back! 
I hope you all have enjoyed all of the fabulous bloggers that helped me out during my blogging maternity leave. I want to thank all of them so much for sharing such wonderful ideas while I was away getting the hang of being a mommy of two. It has been an adjustment but we are getting the hang of things.

I've missed you all and I have a few projects I am excited to share with you over the next few days/weeks.

Here is project #1.


 I wanted to add a banner over the changing table area we made between the girls' rooms and below the hot air balloons
After talking with Travis, we decided to use the phrase, "The sky's the limit."
I actually started this project BEFORE Miss S was born but didn't finish it until she was probably a month old and then took even longer to get it on the wall. But it is up now so that is all that matters right?! 

Here is how I created it. 
It's real easy! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mix and Match Snowman from Chicken Babies

 Erin from Chicken Babies is the last guest blogger for my maternity leave, which means I'll be back next week! But Erin is here today with a fun snowman project. Take it away Erin!


Hello!  My name is Erin. I'm a wife, mother of 4, musician, writer, teacher, and all around crazy lady. I blog over at Chicken Babies.  On my blog you will find simple ideas to help you have fun with your family, teach your children at home, celebrate the holidays, plan awesomely fun birthday parties, and maybe some things that will make you laugh. I love sharing ideas and hope you will hop on over and say "hi!" or follow me on facebook, google, and/or twitter
I'm excited to be here as a guest poster on "A Glimpse Inside" while Allison takes some time off to focus on her sweet new addition.



"Do you want to build a snowman? C'mon, let's go and play! . . . "  That tune has been stuck in my head since we saw Frozen last month.  Am I the only one here who's kids won't stop singing those songs?  

Today I'm going to show you a fun craft/decoration/toy that the kids have been enjoying at our house.  It's a snowman, of course.  Actually, I guess it's 4 snowmen.  Actually, I guess it's really 24 snowmen because you can switch them around and mix them up.  


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #164

Let's PARTY!  

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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 8, 2014

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe from Krysta Steen

 Krysta from KrystaSteen.com has a recipe for you all today.


Hi everyone!  I am so honored to be here, guest posting for Allison while she takes a much needed maternity leave!  My name is Krysta and I blog over at KrystaSteen.com! 
I hope you will hop over and say hi some time!!

Today I wanted to share an amazing crock pot soup recipe, that really knocked our socks off!  We had a ham bone left over from Christmas and this Split Pea Soup was easy and SO amazingly delicious!!

SplitPeaSoup



Here's what you will need:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Double-Sided Infinity Scarf from Mabey She Made It


 Lisa from Mabey She Made It is here today sharing a tutorial for a double-sided infinity scarf. 


Hi! I'm Lisa from Mabey She Made It, a DIY craft and sewing blog, and I'm excited to be part of Allison's guest post line-up! 
 I'll admit that I'm not much of a scarf wearer--not that I don't like them, I just don't usually take the time to accessorize my outfits since most days I'm at home with a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old. They just don't care whether I have on jewelry or other accessories. But once I tried on an infinity scarf, my mind kind of changed. They keep my neck warm, they're cute, and I look like I actually tried that day. Triple win. Especially during winter. 

Double-sided Infinity Scarf | Mabey She Made It #infinityscarf
 So when I bought a 1/4 yard Mystery Box from Girl Charlee (affiliate link), I saw all the wonderful pieces of knit and knew that some of them were the perfect size and color for an infinity scarf. And while most infinity scarves I've seen have been one piece of fabric, I really wanted to use some coordinating fabrics that were just awesome together.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Painted Chevron Frame from Life in the Barbie Dream House


 Whitney from Life in the Barbie Dream House is here today with an easy painted chevron frame tutorial for you today. 


Hey y'all! I'm Whitney, from Life in the Barbie Dream House, a blog my husband and I started while designing and building our dream house from the ground up. The house was completed and we moved in last March (yay!) and ever since then the blog has followed along as we decorate it, furnish it, put up 26 Christmas trees in it (yes - I'm crazy), and really just make it our own. I've always been a huge fan of A Glimpse Inside, so it's an honor to be a small part of it while Allison is spending some quality time with her adorable new baby girl! 

Today I'd like to share a quick and inexpensive (under $5!) chevron painted picture frame with a burlap bow that I DIY'd. We needed one more decor piece for the side table in our newly repurposed sun room, and I thought a picture frame would be just what the room needed. What I love about this craft, aside that it's easy and low cost, is that you can really personalize it to your space by syncing it with your color scheme. The supplies and steps are below, but feel free to get creative with any other patterns or accents you want to add! 


Friday, January 3, 2014

2 Month Adventures of Miss S

On New Year's Day, Miss S turned 2 months old. 
I don't know how this is possible because it doesn't feel like she has been a part of our family for that long but time is flying and it is true. 
Here is her 2 month recap.
 We started with a 2 month photo shoot as always. 
Love that she is all smiley these days. 
She sure is a cutie if I do say so myself.

More shots from her photoshoot. 
I had to share more since we got so many good ones this go around.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #163

Happy New Year everyone!! 
I can't believe that it is 2014. I hope that you had a wonderful time ringing it in and that 2014 is a fabulous year for all of you. 


Let's PARTY!  

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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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