Isn’t Fall the best…

A ocllection of fall pumpkins and leaves

A collection of fall pumpkins and leaves

Fall decorating, crafts and

recipes are the best.  It’s getting

colder outside, the leaves are falling,

and we begin to prepare for the colder

months and getting ready for the holidays.

Nature becomes beautiful with all the colors, the air becomes crisp, the breeze starts to blow and the leaves are now falling to the ground.

Don’t get me wrong…..I LOVE SUMMER, it’s great.  But there is something really special about fall.

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

Mini Pumpkins courtesy Free Images

The first things that comes to my mind in fall is pumpkins.

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

Fall Streusel-Pumpkin-Bread courtesy of Google images

PUMPKIN ANYTHING

I LOVE PUMPKIN!!

Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin lattes, Pumpkin cakes, Anything Pumpkin!

 

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Fall apple crisp courtesy of google images

Apples are a close second.

Put some caramel, chocolate

and/or nuts on an apple

YUMMY!!  TO DIE FOR!!  

I make my own caramel and homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer,               stay tuned…….                                  recipes will follow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They are the best.

Now that Halloween is over our thoughts migrate to Thanksgiving, being with family and/or friends, favorite traditions and family favorite recipes.

Scarecrow courtesy of Free Images

What do you LOVE about Fall?

What are your FAVORITE RECIPES?

What is your favorite way to decorate

for Autumn, the FALL and THANKSGIVING?

 

Have a Crafty day,

Linda

 

Handcrafted Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

Handmade Wreath

Handcrafted Pink and White Dogwood Wreath for Etsy Shop

I made this handcrafted pink and white dogwood wreath yesterday for Craftiladi.  I have been working hard to learn about Etsy.  In case you don’t know what Etsy is….most everyone knows about Ebay…..Etsy is an Ebay for handmade crafts.  I have dabbled around making and selling handcrafted items and gifts for a long time, but I really need to step it up a notch.  This really is my true calling.  I am happiest when I am creating with my hands…..I absolutely love to craft things.  I have been taking webinars, reading articles, and doing everything that I can to try to make my lifelong dream come true!   Journey with me as I continue to make this passion for crafts to fill my life, with my love for handcrafts and hopefully other lives also!

Have a crafty day!!

Linda

Jamie’s Handcrafted Tree 2014

 

Jamies-tree-2014

Jamie’s Tree

 

When our daughter Jamie was born and growing up…..I decided that each year I would give her an ornament dated for that year.

Mouse in a slipper

Mouse in a slipper

When she got older and left our nest, got married or whatever pathway she chose to take in life…                                                   she would have a collection of ornaments to take with her.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I searched stores and craft shows                                                     all the time for handmade, meaningful ornaments.

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I saw this on Pinterest today,  Thanks to  www.blessedarethefeet.com/give-every-day-shine/     new-year It struck home that  I need to set goals for my blog for the brand spankin new, sparkly, do-over, blank canvas, full of promise, and hopeful NEW YEAR!!                                                            GOALS!!                                                    You could think of goals as a recipe for your success? There are short term, and long term goals.  Goals are written to carry out or attain a desired outcome.  They will most likely need to be modified, reviewed and most likely will be changed once, twice, maybe more or if you are lucky maybe less.  I love this graphic because of all its ideas of how you can improve or change your goals. Continue reading

Happy New Year 2015 and My 500 Words Writing Challenge

So here we are 2015….the holidays are over, 2014 is over….it’s sad, my break from work is almost over.  I have been trying to get back to writing and creating for Craftiladi, and life just keeps getting in my way.emily after surgery

I was coming home from the beach after summer vacation, to go back to my real job as an in the classroom instructional aide, when my youngest dog Emily had her “accident”…

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Stay Tuned….

I’ve been very lax on this whole blog experience since Christmas 2013….this has not been my choice. I came to a bit of a roadblock, and couldn’t figure out where to go with things….Since I have the pleasure of having summers off with my job, I have resigned myself to really searching, and learning….about bigger and better things.  I am currently learning new things that I will soon share with you all, so please…..

LET’S GET CREATIVE!!!!

 

Stay tuned,

Linda

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

 

Today’s craft comes from your imagination.

As a child I was always cutting paper snowflakes.  Fold, fold  and fold.  Then cut, cut and cut.  Then open up the paper to see the wonderful creation.  I always felt like such an accomplished artist.  there never were two that turned out alike.  So exciting.  Now as an adult I still enjoy the thrill.  Although now I try to see how intricate I can make my snowflakes.  It just  makes me feel like a kid again.  View the tutorial from Martha Stewart here. Then fold, and cut and let your imagination soar!!!  A few years ago I also discovered 3 dimensional paper snowflakes. More about that in a future post.  I make them for the office that I work in at school.  Hang with string or thread attached at the top, or use putty to attach to the window.

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Snowflake mobile from Google images

Also when you are satisfied with your creation, spray glue on your snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter….Beautiful!

 

This is a craft that young and old can enjoy.  So get out your scissors and ENJOY!!  HAVE FUN!!!!  BE A CHILD AGAIN!

            Linda

Mistletoes

Mistletoes Kids Craft

Mistletoes Kids Craft

Calling all Grandmother’s and New Parents!!

How cute is this!  I found this on Pinterest today, and nothing could be more adorable!  Paint the baby’s feet and make your own Mistletoes! Add a bow and some small red ornaments for berries.  Wish I would have seen this when my DD was little.

           

                                                                    Linda

Free Christmas Printables

Today I am sharing a collection of Christmas printables that I hope you will love as much as I do.

These Chalkboard Art Prints are really a great, fast way to do some wonderful, fast and easy holiday decorating.  These songs are everyone’s all time favorite Christmas carols.  There is a total of 8 prints in the two collections.  Pick the ones you want, save them to your computer, print them, frame them and enjoy!  so much FUN.  They come to us from A Cottage Market, a blog I recently found and have thoroughly enjoyed.  Stop by Andrea’s blog and say Hi.

This Christmas Subway Art really caught my eye.  It’s bright, cheerful, and says it all!  It’s just FUN!  Go say Hi to Katie at Smile Like You Mean It…..

 

Need tags, more art…..

check out all these gems from

Sassy Sites Blogspot

 

 

Hope you have fun….

Linda

Black Friday Shopping or Crafting, Decorating and Kid’s Crafts????

I vote for Crafting and Decorating…..even though my DD is in town for the holiday, so we use this time to get her the things she needs…..Christmas shopping will be almost done for her!!!!!!

YES!

Besides that…..I live for CYBER MONDAY….How about you?  Who does Black Friday and who does Cyber Monday?

Today I am kicking off a new series…..

25 DAYS TO A CRAFTY CHRISTMAS

I will share fun things from the net, original ideas, recipes, crafts and whatever I can find!  Thanks for reading and

Have Fun!

This will kick off my new series and help keep the kids busy!

So find your way on over to woohome and get the kids busy…..Rock, Paper, Scissors…..nooooooo Glue, Paper, Paint and Scissors.  Have fun!

                                                                                                                

                                                                       Linda