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For Your Lil Girl
Your precious daughter, niece, or granddaughter carries her American Girl doll with her everywhere.
Keep that lil doll bundled up tight in this winter outfit. Dress Ur Dolly is doing free shipping and has some of the most original outfits I've seen!
Of course, i'm doing one in my own shop as well! 10% off plus free shipping.
Wait... it isn't even Thanksgiving yet! Hmm... Oh well.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that they know I'm not too big on Christmas. For one, I'm not a fan of the colors red and green being combined in just about anything.
I prefer "winter" decorations over "christmas" ones I guess you could say.
Those icey blues and silvers are where it's at for me! Give me the beauty of snow and ice please.
I also like decorations that are slightly out of the ordinary.
Buttons? They're good for more than just keeping your clothes together. I came across three different ornaments that you can customize any way you want to for the perfect holiday look. They'd be cheap and easy to make for a color themed tree especially!
The buttons used aren't really expensive. If you go into the craft store and look hard enough (in Hobby Lobby they're near the scrap booking and embellishments)
you'll be able to find pretty big bags of buttons for $6.
At Wendys Hat, she purchased clear bulbs that you can take the top cap off and fill with anything you'd like, as long as it's small enough to fit into that hole.
The hat lady went with a classic white color that would fit in any setting.
I do think these would look best when filled with 3 colors or less.
I love the classic look of this one. Tie a ribbon to the top or add a metal hanger for your tree.
This particular one has a tassle hanging down to spice it up a bit.
Straight pins. (the kind you find in the sewing department)
Going multi color here sounds like a great idea.
The contrasting colors on the overlapping pieces is perfect!
To top this off, try taking a small piece of wire (jewelry wire, floral wire, anything) and making an upside down "U" shape with it. Stick the ends into the ball and add a dot of glue to keep them in place. Tie a ribbon bow onto your "U" to hide the wire, and add a hanger from there.
There are 4 other button ornament ideas on that website as well!
Modern Minerals came up with this little tree, after seeing the Martha Stewart mini button wreath ornament. The big bag of buttons you can pick up has varying sizes included. Pick a color scheme, and start stacking! The author at MM used a plain piece of cord to string through the holes. You do need to make sure what you're using is small enough to fit, and sturdy enough to hold it. Don't use thick leather or thin thread. I would suggest a piece of hemp perhaps. You can glue or paint the tip so it stays stiff and moves through the holes easier. If you don't have any cord, hemp, or thin yarn... try a piece of medium thickness wire.
A tiny star bead (or any bead) makes the perfect tree topper.
Looks like it's the view of a piece of the area from Fort Sill.
Here are a few photos that I did take.
The first few show what most of the ground looked like as we were driving. It's insane how a fire can hit one side of the road, and not the other... or go in a complete circle, but miss a 5x5 patch in the middle.
This past summer has been fairly bad with fires in the southwest.
Usually we spot lots of buffalo. This trip, we only saw a few. The rest must have been in hiding!
But, there were plenty of longhorns.
And you can't forget the prairie dogs!!
I leave you with a photo of me.
Lets ignore the fact that one of my shirts was pulled down oddly too much in the back. hah.
I've purchased the cakes that are baked into glass canning jars before, but these take it a step further.
Mashing up your cake with your frosting?
Baking them in your leftover green beans can from last nights dinner?
Yeah, this takes the cake! (pun intended. baha)
Counter clockwise from top left:
How to make a single serving mini cake. If you cut the top and bottom off a can and cover the bottom with tin foil, you can fill it up halfway with cake batter and bake it! Once it's completely cooled, flip it over and shake it out of the can to decorate.
You can either decorate your cake easy with some icing on top, or get fancy with it! This person has already decorated this one with a monogram of my initial. Maybe it was meant just for me? haha!
Bright green and swirl decorated cake pops! Bake a cake, and then crumble the entire thing into a bowl. Take your icing and mix it into the cake crumbles. Yes, you have to use your hands and yes, you will get messy!
Once you have your mix, form into balls and put a stick in each one (if you want them on sticks. you could just keep them as balls and set them in mini cupcake wrappers). Melt some chocolate in the microwave or a double burner and dip the balls into it, placing them on parchment paper to cool in the fridge. The second lovely decorated bunch came from here.