Young and Crafty Sisters

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hannah’s Fun Friday

 

 

Fun Friday

 

So it’s definitely been a while since I’ve done a Fun Friday. I figure it’s about time I get it together and post some things I’ve been loving!

 

 

I’m  not near as much of a make-up guru as Brittany and I usually just stick to drug store brands. However, I have a few friends who wear Younique mascara. It’s $30 for the set of fiber lashes but I think it’s worth every penny. It makes my lashes super full and adds length.

 

 

I work for the school system and today is the last day of school for two solid, glorious, fantastic, weeks. I can’t wait to sleep in everyday, relax, and binge on Netflix.

 

Women's Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Shirts

 

I recently got this plaid shirt from Old Navy. Comfortable is an understatement. It goes great with leggings because it’s long and it’s warm, and you can eat a lot because it’s not tight. I would buy this shirt in every color if I could, that’s how much I love it.

 

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

 

 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas at Hannah’s

 

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I was so excited to decorate for Christmas this year! Last year all of my decorations were in storage so it was like Christmas (hardy har) seeing what all I had.

 

I’ve always loved a real tree since being a grown up. We visited several Christmas tree lots only to find ridiculous prices. I’m talking $90 for a 6-7 foot tree. No thanks. At that point we decided to head to Home Depot and check out the fake trees. I forgot that they carried real trees until we were pulling into the parking lot. I got that beauty for only $35 and she fits perfectly.

 

(To see the entertainment center go HERE, the chair HERE, and the crates HERE)

 

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The 2x4 Christmas trees are HERE, the EAT letters are HERE, and the pine cone tree is HERE.

 

Christmas

 

Wreath post is HERE, mirror is HERE, and how to remove spray paint from a mirror is HERE.

 

Christmas Tree

 

I’m enjoying this Christmas season so much. It is, of course, flying by quickly. I’ve about wrapped up my Christmas gifts and can’t wait to give them!

 

Merry Christmas!

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Welcome to the Beaver home for Christmas!

 

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Merry Christmas.  Come along for a tour of the Christmas decorations at the Beaver home. 

 

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This is not only my first tree in our new home, but my first live tree ever!  Growing up we had the same artificial tree, in fact my parents still use that very tree (I would say they got their money’s worth).   Hannah and I went with our significant others to search for the perfect trees for our places.  Our first few stops were tree farms where we had some sticker shock.  The tree above would have been north of $100.  After several stops we stopped by Home Depot, and good thing we did.  Brent and I snagged this tree for $45 and its huge!!

The tree skirt was crocheted by my sweet grandma and the ornaments were a combination of mine and Hannah’s.  I made this huge silver bow on top with some ribbon from Hannah.  I envisioned a maroon and gold tree, however quickly realized that Christmas to Brent means red and absolutely no gold.  So this is what we ended up with and I love it.  We also made a deal to alternate years to pick the colors.

 

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Have too many ornaments for the tree or maybe a few with broken tops??  Don’t throw them out!  Use them as filler in vases and baskets to add more color and cheer.

 

Christmas 5

 

I had the most challenging time with these matching wreaths from who else but Hannah.  I first attempted to hang them with Command hooks.  The wreath on the left was a team player and stayed in place.  The one on the right fell no less than 8 times.  By the time I made a trip to Home Depot for theses Bell Wreath Hooks I was ready to frisbee that wreath across the yard!!  Good thing I didn’t because I love the look and the symmetry.

 

Christmas 2

 

You may recognize this glass carafe from my Fall Décor tour (see here).  I took out the wheat and switched it out for these twig vase fillers with berry accents.  I didn’t even change the chevron burlap!  I think it gives nice height to the mantle.  I inherited this little snowman from a grandmother (either Brent’s or mine!).

 

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I fell in love with this sign from Hobby Lobby last year after Christmas for 60-70% off!  Just like my wreath in last weeks post, I couldn’t wait to pull that baby out and finally use it.  Shopping after the season is a great way to save money and to work on your patience because you have to wait so long to use everything!

 

Christmas 7

 

I have these two cute trees and painted sled on the hearth of the fireplace.  The trees are from Hannah and the sled is from Brent’s great grandmother. 

 

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I love a little welcome sign in the flower bed by the sidewalk to the front door.  I had a similar one seen in my fall décor tour (here).  I loved the colors and the glitter.  It was only $6 at Home Depot.

 

Christmas

 

I hope you have a great holiday season and find some inspiration to decorate your home! 

 

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl CreativeTuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative BlogFunky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday-Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brittany’s Fun Friday

 

 

Fun Friday

 

Happy Friday!!  I currently have no plans for the weekend…and I am totally fine with that.  I usually get the most crafting done when Brent is gone and I am lounging around.

Two weekend ago I attended my work holiday party.  We had a White Elephant gift exchange with a kitchen gadget theme.  I have never heard of a themed exchange but absolutely loved our theme, especially with a bunch of dietitians. 

Here is my contribution to the potluck.

 

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I brought all of the components separately and assembled them onto this rustic cutting board once I arrived.  I found these chalkboard labels on toothpicks at Target and used a chalkboard pen from Michael’s to write on the cheese names.  I also provided fig jam, olives, grapes, strawberries and crackers in addition to the 4 cheeses.  This was definitely not a cheap appetizer….I may bring something a little less fussy for my next party and save this for when I am hosting at my own home.

For the white elephant exchange I chose very last and the two things I won were made for me!!

 

 

How cute are these reusable cheese labels!  Especially considering the appetizer tray that I brought, these are perfect for me.  I found them online (here) if you are interested in purchasing this set.

 

 

 

Second gift were these colorful wine stoppers from Corkcicle.  You can find these online here.

 

Hope you have a relaxing weekend and a Merry Christmas!!

 

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Wreath

 

 

Wreath

 

I love this glittery, red wreath.  I bought all of the flowers, berries, and embellishments last year after Christmas for 60%-70% off at Hobby Lobby.  I packed it away and forgot all about it.  I was so excited when I was unpacking the Christmas tub and found my Hobby Lobby bags.  I got to work immediately putting this wreath together.  Picture red glitter and pine needles all over the living room.  It is a simple green wreath; choose any embellishments or color to make it your own!!  I didn’t even use hot glue.  I just twisted the metal stems around the metal part of the wreath. 

 

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Stay tuned for a full house tour on Sunday’s blog post!!  Can’t wait to take you guys through my home and show off all the decorations I have inherited (and a few I bought myself). 

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Monday, December 8, 2014

Quick & Easy Christmas Banner

 

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas!  As excited as I was to decorate for Fall & Thanksgiving, I was even more excited to decorate for Christmas.  I was lucky enough to inherit a TON of decorations from Hannah, my sweet grandma, and Brent’s great grandmother & grandmother. 

Hannah thought the mirror needed a wreath, however 4 wreathes already hung around the houses…I wanted to take a different route.  I am currently borrowing Hannah’s Cricut (YAY!!) and decided to whip up this banner on Saturday afternoon.  It only took about an hour.

 

Banner

 

I cut the letter out of red and green scrap book paper and then a shadow of the letter in the opposite color.  I then used my hot glue gun to glue the letters onto twine. 

Small hiccup in my project (as always!), I glued the entire word Christmas on backwards…how does that even happen?!  I had to rip off each letter and then re-glue.

Stay tuned for my new Christmas wreath and a full tour of our home and all our decorations!!

 

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Four Christmas Wreath’s

 

 

Christmas Wreath Collage

 

I am been obsessed with wreaths. When I moved into my apartment I had to purge big time. I had over 15 wreaths!! I thought I would do a little round up of my wreaths from Christmas past. Maybe you will get a little inspiration to make your own this year!

 

Woodsy Wreath

 

This Woodsy Wreath is my absolute favorite wreath! I love everything about it. The textures, the colors, the little jingle bells…. everything! Link HERE.

 

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This deco mesh wreath is an extremely close second. The red and white candy cane theme is too cute! Link HERE.

 

 

This was one of my very first wreaths to make. I consider this one a winter wreath because of the colors and leave it up for a while after Christmas. Link HERE.

 

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Last but not least, you can see how I made this champagne colored wreath HERE.

 

Don’t be surprised if you see a new Christmas wreath soon!!

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time