Silhouette Project Magnetic Brag Board

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Hey friends! I’m back in the ring again. Yes, I took a couple of weeks off for some much needed time to myself. The first of the year is always a busy time of regrouping, planning, goal setting, and even budgeting. But I’m happy to say that after the last two weeks, I’m back in the swing of things again and ready to get to work on my goals for 2014!! So let’s kick it off with a fun craft project shall we?

One of my newest and most favorite toys is my Silhouette Portrait machine. While I’m still learning all the amazing projects that you can create with the Silhouette machine, I did use the Portrait machine and some vinyl to create a gift for a very special Nana! You can use this idea for anyone that might enjoy a little “brag” board. I think it would make a fun magnetic board for even a teenage girl’s room! I’ll show you how I made it and even share a free cut file for you to make your own!

silhouette project

The Cure for Dry Winter Skin {Homemade Lotion Recipe}

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One of my biggest problems with winter weather is that it wreaks havoc on my skin. I end up keeping a small bottle of lotion on me at all times and no matter how much I use I inevitably still end up with dry, itchy skin. Have your hands ever been so dry that they hurt? Maybe even crack and peel? I’ve finally found a cure for even severely dry skin that I can’t get enough of. Even those with cracked dry skin will see a huge difference with just a few applications of this homemade lotion recipe. And what’s even better? It’s easy to make, only takes a few minutes to whip up, and perfect for even sensitive skin types.

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Homemade Soap Gift Idea

homemade soap idea

So, who is done with all their Christmas shopping? Yeah, not this girl! I’ve got just a few more things to get and then it’s time for some homemade gift giving.
Usually I’m spending these days baking up chocolatey goodness in the kitchen, but this year I’m trying something different. I found a great little recipe for some homemade soaps and decided to try my hand at it.

homemade soap gift idea

Father’s Day Printables {and The Girl Creative}

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Happy Friday friends!!  A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I had some exciting news coming to Creatively Southern, and today I finally get to share it with you!!

 

Starting today,  every month I will be posting a holiday or seasonal idea over at The Girl Creative!

Today, I’m sharing some free Father’s Day Printables and a gift basket idea!  [Please click to continue reading...]

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Wrapping Presents and Homemade Gift Tags

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Hey there!! With only a couple of days left until Christmas, I managed to get all of the presents wrapped and under the tree. I’ll admit it. I’ve been known to take the easy way out in the past and use gift bags for much of our gift giving. But this year, I wanted to […]

Chocolate Covered Goodness Recipes

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This week has been a tough one. While my heart is still heavy with sorrow and I’m praying everyday for everyone affected by the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, I know I must find a way to carry on. Part of me is still searching for an understanding that I may never know of – […]

12 Days of Christmas Giving

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Is Christmas really less than 10 days away?? Our advent calendar is helping us countdown every single day and this past week we started our 12 Days of Giving Tree. This is a simple way to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas and to begin a new tradition that will hopefully instill the value of […]

Handmade Pin Cushion Gift Idea

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Hellooooo all my favorite readers! ;) Okay, I can’t take all the credit for this one. I needed a gift idea for a couple of my crafty friends, and I found this idea for some cute mason jar pin cushions over at Crazy Wonderful. She has a fantastic little tutorial with pictures (’cause I’m a visual […]