Holiday decorations

The white wreath that I made last year has been so great! I just swap out ribbons, paper butterflies, flowers, or whatever goes with the season. Sorry for the blurry iPhone pic of the wreath, but you get the idea. For a video how-to on tying bows, I watched this one.
I printed off the holiday sign I blogged about yesterday and framed it with some coordinating scrapbook paper behind it.
Here's the tree all done up. I added ribbon this year, which really helped it fill out our cheap thrifty tree. Sean and I purchased this tree six years ago and have purchased additional ornaments each year {all within our color scheme, of course}. It's fun to have all different ornaments and try to remember who picked them out.

I sewed the tree skirt last year. You can see a better picture here. SO easy and much cheaper than the store bought ones!
For good measure, here's a pic of our puppy with his new ornament for the tree! He's seriously so precious!
I have a couple of other ideas to add -- some sort of cool nativity scene, one or two modern reindeer statues and some gifts under the tree! I hope you are all having a good time decorating your homes for the holiday!

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Cute FREE Christmas download!

We will be decorating for Christmas at the Huddleston household tonight and I'm pretty pumped. {I've got the N*Sync Christmas album cued up!} Here's a cute Christmas download for you that I found in blogland today. It's from Eighteen25 and I love it!

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Praise God.

For days like this. Beautiful weather, lots of time with family, and long naps with the windows open.


Notecard giveaway winner!

The winner of the DIY notecard giveaway is #5 -- Jessica, who wrote: "i love making these! was planning to make some for christmas for my sil's, but i think i'd keep this set all to myself!" You can visit Jessica's blog by clicking here. Jessica, contact me to give me your address!

I'm going to start making Christmas gifts today -- I think I will listen to both N'Sync and Mariah Carey's Christmas music to get me in the mood. Hope you have all had a great weekend!

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Game day dresses

I'm selling some game day dresses in my Etsy store. Here's a couple of recent orders I've filled. I think because my picture shows a Razorback dress that's all people think I do, but I can do one from any shirt you like! Other cute ideas: sorority t-shirt dress for a new member, high school spirit dress, or one to wear for the super bowl! I think they look cute with a jean jacket or cardi over the top, too.

This one is more of a pillowcase style.

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DIY Notecard and a GIVEAWAY!

Here's a quick and easy gift idea -- DIY note cards.
Items you need:
1. Fabric scraps
2. Blank note cards {they frequently go on sale at Hobby Lobby}
3. Double Sided Wonder-Under
4. An iron
5. Sewing machine if you want to do some decorative stitching. There's all kinds of fun ways to customize these!
Cut your fabric to size, iron to one side of the wonder-under, peel the wax paper off then iron to the blank card. You can stitch around the outside if you want for extra character.
I'm giving this set of 6 coordinating cards away to a reader! Just comment on this post what you would do with the cards {connect with an old friend, re-gift for your sisters birthday, whatev} and I'll use a random number generator to pick the winner. To make things easy, you just need to comment once. I'll post the winner one week from today!

I'm linking this project to:
Between Naps on the Porch , Making the World Cuter, The DIY Show Off, The Persimmon Perch, Skip to My Lou, Keeping it Simple, A Soft Place to Land, Today's Creative Blog, Blue Cricket Design, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Beyond the Picket Fence, Remodelaholic, Tatertots and Jello

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Halloween weekend

Thursday I had a friend over and helped her sew a ruffle apron. I walked downstairs later to find this: typical.
I tried to make cupcakes that look like brains -- they were delicious, but didn't look like brains.
I also made cake balls for the first time. Sean loves them -- they're a bit sweet for me. {I didn't even think that was possible!} All you do it bake a cake, then crumble it up and mix it with a jar of icing. Freeze the mixture, roll into balls and dip into melting chocolate.
We set up a nice tailgate for the Razorback game on Saturday -- complete with a TV setup to watch the Mizzou game. {Tigers didn't fare so well this week}
Sean worked on Halloween and I didn't dress up -- but Wyatt was a Shark!
Hope you all had a nice Halloween weekend! I'm planning my first blog giveaway this week, so stay tuned for that!
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