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It’s World Gratitude Day!

A reminder to be grateful — to give thanks for all that is good, show appreciation and reflect positively on life.

While I consider the many things I am grateful for (such as my husband, my kids, my family & friends, coffee, belly laughs and uninterrupted nap times), there is one that tops them all.

john 3:16 word art

Grateful for His love, grace and sacrifice. Even in the darkest times, I believe and trust that He is with us and his plans are good.

1 Chron 16:34 Word Art

What are you grateful for? Share with me!

With Gratitude,

D

p.s. Donuts. Definitely grateful for donuts.

 

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Crafty Door Sign

Knock Knock (Bark Bark, Wahhhhhh!!!) & a Free Printable

The Dog that Barks Loudly            

I have a dog. A big one. His barks are loud and thunderous even though he’s a total lover.

I also have kids that nap.

Are you seeing where I am going with this?

The doorbell sends the house into complete and total chaos – with dog barking and running, kids waking up and screaming (and then also running) and me trying to shush and stop the frantic dog from crashing into the front door (have I mentioned he’s blind?).

Knock Knock Sharpie

I needed a solution, I had a Sharpie, and this is what I came up with. Hopefully they take the hint, because the tape on the doorbell wasn’t working! 😀

Crafty Door Sign

I wrapped a Styrofoam frame with burlap (because anything harder knocks on the door when it’s windy – UGH!), looped a black S with twine and added the faux succulent for a splash of drought resistant color. I stuck the sign on the S with some Scotch mounting squares and hung my new creation on my door, with a little prayer for some sweet silence.

On the Door

I had a friend that said, ” I NEED THAT!” so I thought… hmm… maybe there might be more of us out there, caught in the no-doorbells-at-naptime phase, so I whipped up a free printable for those of you with dogs or babies or BOTH!

       

Blessings & Prayers for Sweet Silent Naptimes,

– D

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Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle

A Very Custom Christmas with Zazzle

I love gifting — it’s really my favorite part of the Holiday season. Finding the perfect gifts, wrapping them with all the cuteness… bring it on! Customized gifts are the best gifts ever because they have that personalized touch. They are fun to create, and nothing beats the reaction of someone who has just been given a gift made especially for them. The thoughtfulness of a customized gift is always appreciated!

This, my friends, is why I love Zazzle so much.

So I’ve picked out a few of my favorites this year to share with you, in hopes that you can find some inspiration for your holiday gift-giving.

I love the stamped jewelry trend, and Zazzle makes it so easy to order. This gorgeous circle pendant I had made for my sister — the initials c & t are for Casey and Trevor, her two kids. Custom Christmas Gifts from ZazzleI just love the rustic but still chic look of it. Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle

And my goodness, can you say packaging love?! I’m a sucker for natural wrappings. Custom Christmas Gifts from ZazzleYou can find this necklace available to be customized here.

Another favorite of mine are prints on wood. These are soooo cool. Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle They come in various sizes, and come with a cool little stand so you can put in on a shelf instead of hanging it. Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle

I chose a picture of my boys walking down the sidewalk and added a lovely brother quote. Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle

These look great in color, sepia tone or black and white. Such a fun and unique gift! You can create your own wood print here.

I wanted to find a good family gift — or a gift for the kids — and I found one that suits both with this custom puzzle! My boys both love doing puzzles and we do them together ALL THE TIME. Custom Christmas Gifts from Zazzle

I decided to use a brother picture from this year’s school pictures so that it would be fun for the boys to work on it together. Custom Christmas Gifts from ZazzleHere is Logan trying to figure it out! You can create your own puzzle here.

Last, but certainly not least, a gift for the fur-baby or your favorite fur-lover. Custom Christmas Gifts with Zazzle

These dog bone ornaments are SO CUTE! Custom Christmas Gifts from ZazzleYou can choose the color of the writing and customize the name — I can’t wait to give this to Akino’s Mommy & Daddy for Christmas! Custom Christmas Gifts from ZazzleYou can create your own dog name ornament here.

So there you have it – some of my favorites for this season! Be sure to check the coupon page before shopping, as there is ALWAYS a good deal happening at Zazzle!

XOXO, D
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*I am a Zazzle affiliate and will receive a small compensation for any products purchased via my links. I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t love it!

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iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

Oh Hey, it’s a Giveaway!

Don’t you love getting a new iPhone? I look forward to it every time it’s my turn to upgrade. But what I love even MORE is getting a new case (or two…or three?). Phone cases have become an accessory themselves nowadays. No longer are you limited to just a few single-color boring options; now, you can put anything on your case — it’s a blank canvas. iPhone7 Cases from ZazzleI always get my cases through Zazzle because I can design my own! Apart from creating your own designs or putting your kids’ photos on your case, Zazzle has a HUGE gallery of cases designed by some amazing artists, and I’ve partnered with them to show you some beauties and host a giveaway!

So let’s look at my favorites first and then we will get to the giveaway.

Transparent Flair

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI love the concept of the transparent case — peek-a-boo, I see you! I love the art on the clear case for it’s subtlety, it’s barely there but still apparent beauty. iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleBonus if you got a white or rose gold phone with this one. Isn’t she lovely? iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleReminds me of a nice glass of Rose! You can find and purchase this and other clear cases HERE.

Marvelous Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI mean come on – this is gorgeous! Is it marble? Is it a satellite image of an ice cap? Is it a pool of marbled paint colors mixing together? So pretty! iPhone 7 Cases from Zazzle

This case has a matte finish which I happen to really like because it shows less wear and tear. You can find and purchase this and other marbled cases HERE.

Motivated Marble

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleAnother marbled beauty, but this one has a lovely motivational message on it! “It always seems impossible until it’s done” — that’s sure to get you going, especially given how lovely the script is.

iPhone 7 Cases from ZazzleI LOVE this one – I wish I had an iPhone 7 to put it on but I’m not due for an upgrade just yet! You can find and purchase this and other inspirational cases HERE.

So, those are just my top three choices from a TON of other gorgeous cases on Zazzle — available in both of the new iPhone 7 sizes.

Go to the coupon page and copy yourself a discount code if one applies, then come back here and go to the iPhone 7 Case Gallery. Choose from hundreds of designs, or create your own! The sky is the limit, which is why I’m such a fan.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!

There will be THREE winners!

1st name selected gets 1st choice of the three, 2nd name gets choice of remaining two, and the 3rd name gets the last remaining case.

Here is how to enter:iPhone 7 Case Giveaway from Stickelberry

  1. Subscribe to the Stickelberry blog over up there on the right side of the screen.
  2. Follow Stickelberry on Facebook! facebook.com/Stickelberry
  3. Follow Stickelberry on Instagram @stickelberry
  4. Find the Instagram post with the “Oh Hey it’s a Giveaway!” image, comment with an “I’m Done!” and tag a friend who loves cool creative things and stuff.

 

That’s it. I will randomly select the THREE winners on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th and announce them one by one (as they need to select their cases, right?) on Instagram.

Now Get To It! And let’s all say a word of Thanks to our friends at Zazzle for making this fun giveaway possible.
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** Zazzle Affiliate Disclaimer Note Thingy: As an affiliate of Zazzle I will be paid a small commission for any products purchased through my links. But as you know, I only post what I love and it’s no question that I love my Zazzle.

 

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Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Because you needed another placemat tutorial. You were desperately looking for something else to make from all those gorgeous placemats you couldn’t pass up in the Target aisle. I got your back, friend.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagThis is EASY! Perfect for beginners for a quick project, easy enough to do the day of giving, too (guilty!). Why present a wine gift to the host/hostess in a boring gift bag when you can MAKE one that is wayyyyyy cooler?

Find yourself a lovely placemat. The one I chose has a lining on the back, but don’t fret if yours doesn’t — it isn’t necessary. Just be sure to read the notes below.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagFold your placemat in half lengthwise so the right sides are facing together.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagMeasure in 3-6 inches, start there and sew back and forth a few times, then sew down the length, turn and sew down the short end, and sew back and forth again.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

It should look like this when you’re done!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

***Now take your scissors and cut off the fabric to the right of the seam you just made on the short end. NOTE: I did this because the existing seam was too thick with the lining. If your placemat isn’t lined, you won’t need to do this. I also forgot to take a picture. Woops. But you can see it in the next one.

Now, take your scissors and cut off the fabric to the right of the long seam you just made, just down at the bottom where it meets the short sewn end. This will just make it easier to put in the gusset on the bottom of the bag.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagGrab the bottom of the bag and squeeze it! Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

Squeeze from the folded side so the bottom pops out and use your fingers to fold over the corners toward the center. They will go in about an inch or so.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagGet your needle & thread ready, and hand stitch those corners down.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDoesn’t have to be fancy. Clearly. They won’t see this so feel free to just wing it.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDo both sides so it looks like this!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagTurn the bag right-side out. Isn’t she pretty?

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagDepending on the kind of ribbon you have, you may need to seal it so it doesn’t fray. Ever hear of this stuff?

Fray Check is AWESOME – I use it all the time. Perfect for ribbon ends & sealing off small bits that you don’t want to fray.

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagInsert bottle, tie a bow…

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift BagVOILA!

Placemat Wine Bottle Gift Bag

A thoughtful handmade gift to go with your pal’s favorite vino.

Enjoy! Hope your pal share’s her wine with you… :o)

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