Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Favorites: 11-4-11

I had SO much fun speaking about crafting/blogging and the holidays with a group of young moms at church this morning.  I was speaking to an audience of over 100 women--some who are crafting experts, and some who have NEVER even seen a craft blog, so I had to keep the ideas general but applicable to everyone.  I think it worked and was a nice morning for all!

Next weekend is the weekend I am throwing my autumn bridal shower!  I can't wait to share the pictures, ideas and tutorials with you!

For now, here are some fun ideas from the week!

On Etsy, I found these pom poms made from doilies on Myhaleygirl!  This actually looks EASIER than the tissue paper poms that are so popular right now.  I have been dreading the poofing of the poms for the bridal shower--maybe I'll try these!
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Oh, Crafts! came up with this cute stamp idea for packages and for letters.  Since Christmas is coming, this would be a fun idea for any Christmas Card envelopes you are sending.  Just exchange the pink for gold or Christmas colors . . . If you can't find a tag stamp, just cut a sponge or foam in the shape of a tag!
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Somewhat Simple created and shared some free Thanksgiving printables.  print, cut and fold in half on a toothpick or lollipop stick in order to make cupcake toppers, or cute decor for each slice of pumpkin pie!
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Armelle--cute blog I just found--love it--posted some cute Thanksgiving table decorations for the kiddie table--or the young in heart.
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Sweet Pea's Kitchen shared an awesome sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving.  Instead of peeling and casseroling the sweet potatoes, how about just serving them in the skin like a twice baked potato?  Fun presentation and easy--win, win!
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Catch My Party shared these frree, darling Thanksgiving printables from Love the Day.  I love the non-traditional colors!
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The Hungry Mouse shared a pumpkin, brown sugar cheesecake in a chocolate, shortbread crust.  YUMMMM!
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The photo completely sold me on this one, but Flickr had a homemade caramel recipe from Betty Crocker packaged in cute little Christmas jars.  My neighbors would be pretty happy to get one of these!
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Okay, I am getting hungry (I love yummy holiday recipes). . . and it is dinner time.  We are off to PF Chang to use a gift card and enjoy a treat!  Have a great weekend!


  1. I cant find the directions on how to make the poms from doilies.


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