St. Patrick’s Day Goodie Bags

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When I was in elementary school, I remember having a blast celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  The teachers would take us on a hunt for the leprechaun throughout the school, and we’d follow his little green footprints until we found his pot of gold.  Then we’d all get to go back to our classrooms and color while eating the delicious chocolate he had left for us.

As I got older I had a lot of fun walking through the halls and watching the younger children go on that hunt.  You’d always hear squeals of delight when they found the goodies and then see them happily chatting as they made their way back to the classroom.  Watching that made me miss Kindergarden, but it also really made me crave chocolate.  Too bad our teachers were a little more strict with the sweets once we got older!

I don’t know what made me think of that story, but remembering it did give me a fun idea for a St. Patrick’s Day craft!  And, I was able to use my brand new silhouette portrait to make it so I was pretty excited to get started.  So, if you have a sweet tooth like I do and love some chocolate I hope you’ll enjoy this easy St. Patrick’s Day treat!

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Valentine’s Day Garland

I have never been one to decorate for Valentine’s day.  It’s not my favorite holiday by any means, but this year I have decided that I want to decorate for it anyway.  Maybe it’s because the house feels so empty now that the Christmas decorations or gone, or maybe I’ve just been bit by the decoration bug.  Whatever the reason I’m going for it, and I have officially made my very first decoration for the holiday!

Valentine's Day Garland

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Simple Wooden Tree Topper

DIY Tree Topper

This year I wanted to do something completely different with our Christmas decorations.  For the past five years everything in our home has been blue and white, and I was ready to change things up.  My mom and I decided to go to a Christmas shop in my area, and I saw the most beautiful music themed Christmas tree.  The bulbs were gorgeous and purple (my favorite color) so I knew I just had to have the ornaments.  Luckily my husband was pretty laid back about having a more feminine colored tree!

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Thanksgiving Napkin Rings DIY

I have never in my life hosted Thanksgiving dinner.  In all honesty, I’m terrified to cook a turkey and have it not come out right.  And with my luck in the kitchen, that is a real possibility.  But, I am trying to overcome that fear so that one day (in the very far future) I can host my very own Thanksgiving dinner.

Because I’m a planner, and because I feel like I need to do at least one Thanksgiving craft this year, I decided to make themed napkin rings and put them away for any future holiday dinner I may host! I don’t know why I’ve never attempted to make these before because they are so easy and give such a nice personal touch to a holiday table.  If you have kids you can even get them involved in picking out the materials to use for this project!  Fun for the whole family, am I right?

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