Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

My love for buffalo check is no secret so why would we expect a wreath any different? I love making embroidery hoop wreaths, they are unexpected but so simple and beautiful when done. I made this embroidery hoop wreath this past fall. I decide to make another one and wanted to walk you through step by step how to make an embroidery hoop wreath for Christmas.

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Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Mason Jar Christmas Tree

Christmas decor can be expensive so I always like to find inexpensive ways to freshen up my decor. Today I am showing you how to take small cheap Christmas trees and make them look more substantial as part of your Christmas decor. I have been loving the idea of small trees in crocks or baskets but they get pricey quick so I decided to DIY my own.

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How to cut chipboard on a Cricut Maker

How to cut chipboard on a Cricut Maker

I am excited to show you guys my newest cutting machine the Cricut Maker! Today I am going to be answering some FAQ about the Cricut Maker and also showing you how to use the knife blade to cut chipboard.

Now I have been using my Cricut Explore Air 2 non stop since I got it about 2 years ago. Here are some of my favorite Cricut projects I have made to date.

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How to Paint a Buffalo Check Vase

How to Paint a Buffalo Check Vase

If you haven’t noticed I have a slight obsession with buffalo check, well and to be honest mason jars. The past couple Christmas' I have even put up a second tree to dedicated to all things buffalo check. This buffalo check Christmas tree was one of my all-time favorite trees I have ever decorated.

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Thanksgiving Mason Jar Sign

Thanksgiving Mason Jar Sign

Decorating for Thanksgiving is always fun because it perfectly integrates into Fall decor. Now I usually skip over decorating for Halloween and just decorate for Fall. This fall I have made an embroidery hoop wreath, buffalo check mason jar, buffalo check pumpkin and a pumpkin patch sign. Today I thought I would make a Thanksgiving mason jar sign with my Cricut Explore Air 2.

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Bloody Martini Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Martini Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Spooky cocktails are not only fun to serve at a halloween party they are fun to make. I have been thinking about halloween cocktails since the summer. I knew that I wanted to do something bloody. A bloody martini seemed like the perfect cocktail to share. Pomegranate martinis are my favorite drink to make at home. Have you guys tried my Apple Pomegranate martini recipe or just my classic pomegranate martini.

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Apple Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Apple Pomegranate Martini Recipe

Pomegranate martinis are one of my favorite cocktails. Doesn’t matter if it’s a night in or a night out I will either make or order it. I decided why not try to put a fall spin on my favorite cocktail. If you want to stick to the basic make sure you check out my recipe for a pomegranate martini here.

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How to stay motivated to put the finishing touches on your renovation

How to stay motivated to put the finishing touches on your renovation

I have a tendency to get about 90% of the way done with projects and lose focus for the finishing touches… like painting trim. In fact did you guys know that I did a bathroom renovation ::cough cough:: years ago and haven’t even shown it to you? That’s because it has been 90% done but I just never got to the finishing touches.

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Hot Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

Hot Spiked Apple Cider Recipe

As the weather is getting cooler my drinks are warming up. In fact I love ice coffee so much but the other morning was a bit chilly and I had a hot coffee. This is my thought with cocktails too. The cooler the night, especially if I am outside, I tend to go for a hot toddy. Today I am sharing the recipe for hot spiked apple cider.

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Glow in the dark eyeball slime

Glow in the dark eyeball slime

It’s hard to ignore the phenomenon that is slime. Halloween is coming up so I thought I would give it a try and make glow in the dark eyeball slime. Now I will have to admit an 11 year old was consulted before I made this slime and she was able to help me with the recipe. This is a fun Weekend Craft to do with the kids.

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Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

This caramel apple martini recipe is not only perfect for the fall but it will get you all the way through to Thanksgiving dinner. I have been making this recipe for years and I think every one of my friends and family has asked for this recipe. In fact when a friend found out I was hosting a Fall cocktail party with bloggers she immediately asked if I would be sharing this recipe. Well Kristine here it is.

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Buffalo Check Wooden Pumpkin

Buffalo Check Wooden Pumpkin

It may only be the beginning of the second week of September but I am in full swing for decorating for Fall. In my living room I am using traditional fall colors and making everything pop with orange buffalo check. I hand painted some buffalo check mason jars a few weeks ago. They came out great but I wanted to find a way to make a more accurate pattern. I knew that I had to make a stencil. 

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Apple Cinnamon Infused Whiskey Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Infused Whiskey Recipe

I look forward to Fall mostly just for the Fall flavors, well maybe the cooler weather too. I am the first in line for a pumpkin spice latte when it arrives... I even consider that day the first day of Fall. I am basic to the core and I embrace it. So why would you think it would be any different when it comes to my cocktails? 

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How to Paint a Buffalo Check Mason Jar

How to Paint a Buffalo Check Mason Jar

Mason jars are one for my favorite cheap ways to create DIY Fall decor for my home.  Most of the time I don't even need to go to the craft store I have a ton of mason jars from canning and past crafts. If we can remember the past couple Christmas' I have been obsessed with buffalo check. This buffalo check Christmas tree was one of my all time favorite trees I have ever decorated. Well when I was out at Joann Fabrics a few weeks ago I saw an orange buffalo check throw blanket that I had just fell in love with. I thought I wonder if I could incorporate orange buffalo check into my fall decor. 

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Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Fall Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Fall wreaths are always one of my favorite things to make. I have been wanting to make an unconventional wreath for awhile now and I thought it would be fun to us an embroidery hoop or a quilters hoop. I was actually inspired by one of the heirloom challenges on the new show Making it with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. One of the contestants used embroidery hoops for an unconventional quilt. 

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How to make a stencil for wood signs

How to make a stencil for wood signs

I have to admit it I am counting down the days until it is Fall! I want to feel the cool autumn air, throw on a sweatshirt while apple picking and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. Well it is still 90 degrees here but I am going to crank the AC and pretend its Fall while I do some fall crafting. I love to make signs and work with pallets so today I thought I would make a wooden Fall sign and teach you guys how I make stencils for wooden signs and the paining technique I use so to get crisp lines. 

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