Tuesday, December 31

polished :: new year's sparkle



Hi :)

This week's theme is in honor of New Year's!


When I think of a New Year's manicure, there is definitely some sparkle involved so this manicure is PERFECT!


If you are going out tonight to celebrate, please, please be safe and be careful! And most of all, have a great time!

:)



post signature


Monday, December 30

monday, funday :: vol 16



Hi :)

I hope you all had a great holiday!

I was out and about a lot, so there was not a whole lot of resting, and I have had a sore throat since Friday :( I'm hoping it gets better soon!!!

Today's project is a bolero!
I thought it would be a perfect project to share since New Years Eve is coming up... Something quick to make in time to keep your shoulders warm, but won't cover up your cute dress (or shirt)!

Here is a crochet version:

And here is a knit version:

When I first started crocheting, I had no idea these were called boleros (I thought they were called a shawl.
Very different design...) Now I'm obsessed with them! They are the perfect amount of cover up without hiding your cute top ;)

Have fun making these and I'll see you back here tomorrow :)


post signature


*{You can find this project and other Monday, Funday projects by clicking the 'Free' tab on the main blog page.}

Wednesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!



Grinch Christmas Quote
(via)


I used to be a Grinch when it came to Christmas... I HATED Christmas music and the pressure to get everyone a gift was a bit too much for me to handle, but now that I have a child and I'm a little bit older, I've given Christmas another chance.

I've learned that it's ok if I'm not able to get EVERYONE a gift. I try my best, but if I can't make it happen, then that is ok. To me, the point of Christmas is spending time with my loved ones and enjoying each other.

There are still a few songs that push my 'HATE-IT-WITH-A-PASSION!' button, but most are tolerable. And my son loves to sing them so that, of course, makes me love them :)

I hope that your day is filled with love and family, weather you celebrate or not.

I'll leave you with my all-time favorite Christmas song:



I'll be spending the next few days with my family, so Stephie's Corner will be back on Monday December 30th with lots of things to share!

See you then!



post signature


Tuesday, December 24

polished :: candy cane stripes



Hi :)

This week's theme: Candy Canes!

Candy Cane Nail Art
(via)
How cute is that? You could do one nail, like shown above, or do all of your nails!

There is also tutorials on how to make a snowman, Christmas tree, a present, Rudolph, and Christmas hats all in the same post. (So this week's polished is really a 6 for 1 haha)
The blog is in French, but the pictorials are pretty self explanatory. (And if you have Google Chrome, you can translate it to whichever language you speak.)

Have fun trying this design or any one of the other 5 options :)



post signature


Monday, December 23

P.S.


Hi :)

I know I already posted today, but I thought that it was equally important to talk about the season finale of The Sing-Off that is airing tonight!

Is anyone else sad that it's over already?
Are you watching tonight?
Who is your favorite?

I'm rooting for Home Free :)

Here are my favorite performances of theirs:

And found this one on their YouTube channel:


*Crossing my fingers* They win!!!

 Here are some more of my favorites this season:


Do you have any favorites from this season?

I'd love to hear!

See you back here tomorrow :)



post signature


monday, funday :: vol 15



Hi :)

Today's Monday, Funday is an easy project that you can work up for those last minute handmade gifts: Washcloths!

Here is a crochet version:

[4 patterns! (via)]


And here is a knit version:

(via)


I will have to give these a try :)

{...but I won't say for sure when because I don't want any of my family to read this and gifts to be spoiled hehe}


Happy last minute crafting!



post signature


*{You can find this project and other Monday, Funday projects by clicking the 'Free' tab on the main blog page.}

Thursday, December 19

if you're reading this...


Hi :)

So this post is sort of a bad news post...

If you're reading this post, then that means that my computer isn't back from the computer hospital yet and I am posting from my cell phone. This means there will be no posts until I have my computer back :'(

I have posts scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week already, but if you don't see any posts other than those in the next few days, then know that I have not forgotten about you!

I will be back as soon as my computer is home and working again.

In the meantime, however, you can keep up with what I'm doing on Facebook or Instagram, and you can always send me a message through the contact form (located in the ABOUT tab at the top of the main blog page).

Thank you for understanding!


XxOo
{big hug little hug big kiss little kiss}

[↑ this might be funny
 to you if you recognize the Nacho Libre reference :)]



post signature


Tuesday, December 17

polished :: Christmas trees


Hi :)

This week we have and adorable polka dot Christmas tree design!


(via)
Love how simple this design is.

There is a video tutorial for this one, which includes 2 other designs: Glitter Holiday Nails and Easy Christmas Tree Nails, so this is another 3 for 1 polished week :)

Have fun painting!


post signature


Monday, December 16

monday, funday :: vol 14



Hi :)

Today's project is one that I will be working up myself... Mitten ornaments!

Here is a crochet version:

(via)

And here is a knit version:
knit mittens
(via)


Have you ever crochet or knit Christmas ornaments?

I haven't, but I'm eager to make some of these... They're just so cute!



post signature


*{You can find this project and other Monday, Funday projects by clicking the 'Free' tab on the main blog page.}

Friday, December 13

roundup :: cookie treats


Hi :)

My favorite part of this time of year is all of the yummy food a sweets that everyone makes!
So today I'm sharing some yummy cookie treats that I've rounded up for you guys:

xmas cookie treats photo xmascookieroundup_zps4c058d67.jpg



Candy Cane Blossoms


White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies


Peppermint Oreo Lollipops


Reindeer Pops

square3
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles


Red and White Sugar Cookie Pinwheels


Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Santa Belly cookies
Santa's Belly Cookies


Hot Cocoa Cookies


Those apple snickerdoodles and  hot cocoa cookies are calling to me!

Are you a fan of cookies too?

Have a great weekend!!!

{P.S. I just realized that 2 of these cookie nummies are dipped Oreos... I guess that means I secretly love Oreos! Haha!}



post signature


*{You can find this roundup, as well as other roundups I've posted, by clicking on the 'Roundups' tab on the main blog page.}


Thursday, December 12

roundup :: holiday gift tag printables


Hi :)

I'm sharing another roundup today...
And this one is LOADED with tons of great Christmas gift tag printables!


**{Just click the '(via)' link above the picture to take you to the page of the printable for download instructions.}


(via)




TheCottageMarket-Holiday-Deer-Tag-Colorful-web






(via)




(via)



(via)
Gift Tags 6


(via)






Vanessa_valencia_holiday_tags_2


(via)
Wood Type Holiday Kit


(via)






(via)


(via)
WoodlandGiftTagsLabels


And there you have it guys!

Plenty of tags to choose from :)

Enjoy!




post signature


*{You can find this roundup, as well as other roundups I've posted, by clicking on the 'Roundups' tab on the main blog page.}

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
09 10 11 12
Blogging tips