Saturday, December 31, 2011

{Roundup} New Year's Printables & Inspiration!

Many apologies for not being around over the last week.  Right before Christmas, something happened with my computer and my profile was completely corrupt ...which meant that I had to remotely access any of my files.  Add to that the fact that the computer was freezing up almost instantly; and I basically have had NO computer until about 12 hours ago!  Luckily enough, the Husband is a whiz with rebuilding computers and has this old thing is acting all sparkly and new-yay!

Anyway, enough of that saga.  It's time for some fun!  There are mere hours left until 2012 begins, and though it may be late, I just have to post my roundup of free printables and inspiration!  It won't be as comprehensive as recent roundups, because I only had a short time to gather the info.  Hopefully this will help someone out!  (You can also check out my 2010 and 2012 roundups here and here!)

New Year's Eve Printables

New Year's Eve Inspiration

We'll be ringing in 2012 all snuggled up at home...which is exactly what we wanted this year. I can't wait to see you in the New's promising to be a great year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

image via Centsational Girl

Can you believe Christmas is just two days away?  I had hoped to get in a couple more good posts before the big day, but when I opened up my laptop on Wednesday night it was completely unusable!  So while I wait for the husband to build it back up from nothing, I'm only able to spare a few moments here and there on his computer.

Remember the post I wrote about the grand plans for a double party on Christmas Eve?  Well, that has completely changed.  I don't have time to go into detail, but all will be explained later.  I just wanted to take a few moments in between last minute preparations to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Hopefully I'll be back up and running sometime next week with tons of pictures!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

{Tutorials} Crayon Covered Gift Jar

Lots of change happening in this house right now.  For those who missed it, I'm re-posting my guest post from Darling Doodles last week.  Have a great Wednesday, everyone...only four more days until Christmas! (insert panic attack here)


Hello all Darling Doodles readers! I'm so excited to be here as part of Brie's 12 Days of Giftmas! For those who don't know me, my name is Leslie and I'm visiting from my blog Pampers, Play Dates & Parties. I love to celebrate every part of life, whether that means hosting a party with family and friends, trying out a new recipe, or just creating a fun craft to share.

And speaking of crafting, with as tight as everyone's budget is getting these days, I've had to get a little creative with our gift giving this year. A great way to be creative during the holiday season is by creating your own teacher or co-worker gifts. Homemade treats are a favorite for co-workers and teachers; but dollar store tins and mini gift bags don't have much use beyond the giving of the about using a mason jar instead? Check it out!

Gift jar labels courtesy of Over the Big Moon
There you have it!  I'll be filling our teacher's jars with gift cards, cookies and candies.  And after the treats are out of the jars, they will make great pen holders, votive candle holders or vases.

Thanks again to Brie for hosting my little craft today.  All the giftmas ideas have been great so far, and I can't wait to see what everyone else has in store!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Guest Posting at CSI Project

I'm guest posting again this week.  This time I'm sharing a Christmas Cookie recipe that's been a hit since I was a little kid...

We called them Christmas Horns...and I've never seen this recipe anywhere else!  Head on over to the CSI Project to check it out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

{Roundup} Christmas Inspiration 2011

Obviously I've been a little behind in my roundup posts for Christmas this year.  Partly that has to do with just how many there have been...and I also wanted to try out a new format.  I've been finding such a large quantity of printables and inspirational photo shoots/parties, that it seemed time to get the links next to the pictures.  If you're looking for more inspiration, you can check out my roundup of Christmas Inspiration from last December, too!

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Fujuko’s Flowers 
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TomKat Studio
Hank + Hunt
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Let me know if you like the new format, and have a great Monday!

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