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
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.
I saw this on Pinterest today, Thanks to www.blessedarethefeet.com/give-every-day-shine/ 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 →
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.
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”…
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…..
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
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!
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.
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.
First of all I would like to wish everyone the best Thanksgiving ever! As we go about our holiday preparations I want to take a minute to remind everyone to give thanks for your blessings. I am thankful for my beautiful family, my health, my job, and all of my wonderful friends. Everyday that I wake up in this wonderful world I feel blessed to be able to enjoy another day.
I would like to share a picture of the beautiful wreath that hangs on the front door of my mom’s house during the fall. She made the wreath when we went to A.C. Moore for a wreath making class about 15 to 20 years ago.
Please join me as I will start a series this weekend that will lead up to the DIY Craft Ideas for the
This date nut bread also is a staple for our Holiday Table! This family favorite recipe comes from my grandma again! She was such a great cook, as all our grandmother’s are! Mr CraftiLadi already had to eat some of the bread….I snuck a piece too!
I LOVE to bake, especially around the holidays.
Here are the ingredients:
2 1/4 c flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 c sugar
Sift the above ingredients together and
add 3/4 C ground walnuts, and 3/4 C chopped dates.
Now mix the ingredients below together and add to above.
2 Tbsp shortening (I use coconut o
1 beaten egg
1 C orange juice (you may need to add more)
Holiday date Nut Bread Recipe Steps
Bake in a loaf pan @ 350 degree oven for 50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cover the first 20 minutes.
We spread peanut butter and/or butter on each slice.I hope you enjoy this bread as much as my family does!
Please share you favorite family recipes in the comments,