12.07.2016

Chalkboard Christmas Countdown

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen my latest Chalkboard chicken scratches Art!

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I freehanded, rather quickly I might add because I was running out of natural light and it's hard enough to get a photo of our chalkboard since you practically have to climb inside the pantry to do so! It's across from our pantry in a small walk through hallway.

Chalkboard Christmas Countdown - LeroyLIme

I wanted to reuse the magnetic snowball numbers I had made from our Olaf Disney Countdown last year, so was looking for something with a round shape that I could put them in. I have an entire board full of Chalk Art on Pinterest, so turned to that for inspiration before I got started. 

The truck with a wreath was perfect, if you want to see the original, Jenn who blogs over at Clean and Scentsible is the original artist. I just looked at hers on my phone, while sketching and created my own little Pinterest knock off!

Chalkboard Christmas Countdown - LeroyLIme

Tips for creating your own chalk art : Make it your own & have fun! Keep a pencil sharpener handy to create a nice outline. Turn your chalk sideways to fill in large areas. Use your finger or a Q-Tip to blend away harsh lines and fill in small areas.
Chalkboard Christmas Countdown - LeroyLIme

Above the words, I now have envelopes for each of our children, they are doing extra jobs/chores around the house to earn money for Christmas presents...

Chalkboard Christmas Countdown - LeroyLIme

Christmas will be here before we know it!

12.01.2016

Friday Favorites - Week 349

Happy December!! Hard to believe it'll be Christmas in just a few short winks. 
May you all have fun decking your halls, hanging lights, jingling bells, wrapping gifts and creating yuletide cheer...cause ready or not, Christmas will be here!! If you are still in turkey mode, check out this week's features, they are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
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Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
German Christmas Stollen by Frau Tschi Tschi

Lisa from Condo Blues chose
Grinch Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage

     Make your own brilliant DIY LED Deer Head Christmas decoration. It's a lot cheaper and simpler than you think.
Kelly at Under a Texas Sky chose
DIY LED Deer Head by Pillar Box Blue
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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose 
  Plaid and Burlap ornaments by Country Chic Cottage

Friday Favorites 
Christine at Light and Savvy chose

Simple Christmas: Family Gift Exchange Ideas - Little House Living
Penny from Penny's Passion chose

                           
Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Hot Chocolate Snowman by Acadiana's Thrifty Mom

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                                                           Sheree at Stage Presents chose

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11.24.2016

Friday Favorites - Week 348 - Giveaway






Happy Friday Y'all!! Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, friends, laughter, love, stuffing, turkey with all the fixings, cranberries, smiles, thankfulness and yoga pants! May your hearts and bellies be full as we turn our creative minds to the final and most precious of holidays this year, Christmas!! Who's excited?!

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Giveaway! This week the ladies of Friday Favorites are pleased to offer a giveaway from our fellow blog party hostess and Etsy shop owner, Dawn of Leroy Lime. LeroyLime is home to a collection of fun coordinating handcrafted party banners, invitations, cupcake toppers, cards and other handmade items to make your party shine! Dawn's works features a variety of bright and bold colors and themes, and she offers something for all holidays and occasions, as well as custom orders.

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Win it! Dawn of Leroy Lime is giving away this lovely Christmas Tree Garland to one Friday Favorites visitor! The garland measures 6 feet long and features lovely colors of green and gold. And it would look adorable on your tree, mantle, doorway, and other areas of your home.
To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Now on to this week's picks!
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Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose
Plaid Christmas Table Ideas from Country Chic Cottage

Warm Lemon Water Benefits
Penny from Penny's Passion chose
Warm Lemon Water Benefits by Whitney's Real Recipes
Maisy at Becoming Alice chose
Santa Shell Ornament by Across The Boulevard

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Sheree from Stage Presents chose

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose 
Countdown to Christmas by Moola Saving Mom

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Christine at Light and Savvy chose
Roll Dough Creation by Margaret's Morsels

Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Autumn Jar Lids by Strings Away

Dawn at LeroyLime and Lisa at Condo Blues chose
DIY Outdoor Christmas Gifts by The Navage Patch

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11.17.2016

Friday Favorites - Week 347 - Giveaway

Happy Friday all!! The Christmas music is playing in our house and the decorations are still going up...it's a process, which I love to drag out for at least a week, haha! Hope you have all planned out your Thanksgiving menus and started your grocery shopping as Thanksgiving will be here in just a few sleeps. May your hearts be blessed, your tummies full and your yoga pants ready to slip into...we have so very much to be Thankful for! 

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Giveaway! This week the ladies of Friday Favorites are pleased to offer a giveaway from our fellow blog party hostess and Etsy shop owner, Dawn of LeroyLime. LeroyLime is home to a collection of fun coordinating handcrafted party banners, invitations, cupcake toppers, cards and other handmade items to make your party shine! Dawn's works features a variety of bright and bold colors and themes, and she offers something for all holidays and occasions, as well as custom orders.

christmas-tree-garland

Win it! Dawn of Leroy Lime is giving away this lovely Christmas Tree Garland to one Friday Favorites visitor! The garland measures 6 feet long and features lovely colors of green and gold. It would look adorable on your tree, mantle, doorway, and other areas of your home.
To enter the giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form below.
Now on to this week's picks!

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Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose Citrus Holiday Potpourri from Lolly Jane

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose 
Fingerprint Reindeer Christmas Ornaments by The Country Chic Cottage

Lisa at Condo Blues chose DIY Lighted Christmas Stars on The Navage Patch

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 Sheree from Stage Presents chose

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom

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Christine at Light and Savvy chose
Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce from Little House Living

Melt-in-your-mouth Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich, great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers!
Penny from Penny's Passion chose

Jen at Creatively Homemade, Kelly at Under a Texas Sky and Dawn at LeroyLime 
chose Twigs n' Twine Reindeer from Our Peaceful Planet

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11.10.2016

Friday Favorites - Week 346

Happy Friday Everyone!! Who's excited for another Friday Favorites Linky Party? I know I am!! There are some delicious and crafty treats that have been chosen this week as the features, they are all quite pinnable, unless, of course, you just can't help yourself and run to the kitchen to try a new tasty treat-either way, ENJOY and have a wonderful weekend!

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Sheree at Stage Presents - Twitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst
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You can show your love for this week's favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing! If you love all of this week's favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week's linky party!

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Jerri at Simply Sweet Home chose 
Cornbread and Apple Dressing by Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Dawn at LeroyLime chose
Pumpkin Napkin Rings by The Country Chic Cottage

Maisy at Becoming Alice chose

Cheese Dip Kelly at Under a Texas Sky chose
White Queso by Little House Living 

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Sheree from Stage Presents chose 

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Amy at A Day of Small Things chose
Stickey Toffee Beer Bread by Reviews, Chews and How-tos

Friday Favorites
Christine at Light and Savvy chose
Fun and Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!:
Penny from Penny's Passion chose
Creative Thanksgiving Placecards by The Organized Dream

Jen at Creatively Homemade chose
Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls from Simply Stacie

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