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tassel necklaces. don’t you want one?

Here’s the skinny. I was the MOPS craft leader for a group near me. Right up my alley. So much fun. And, it gave me a chance to try some things that I have always wanted to diy.

First craft project? Tassel necklaces, otherwise known as the cutest thing ever. I’m not going to lie. I have about 5 different colors hanging in my closet. That is how much I love them.

Well, after the project was over I just couldn’t stop and went out to buy more leather for more necklaces. Then I was left with a pile of leftover leather. That’s where you come in. I guess you could call it your lucky day.

Just look at how cute they are.

tassel necklaces

Don’t you want one? Pretty please? I am trying to clear some stuff out of my craft room and check some things off my list. It’s a win-win for both of us. Maybe one for you and one for a friend. Visit my shop and pick of a tassel necklace for yourself. Here’s a quick preview of what you can find {for now}.

tassel necklace

For now, I have a limited quantity {i’ve already sold some of the bronze, you’ve been warned} so snatch them up quick. Hopefully, I will add a few more when I have a little more free time. But, in the meantime, won’t you follow along and buy one?

Visit me over at Etsy and would you be oh so kind to… tell your friends, share on social media, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

buy. enjoy. share.

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oh so merry. printable banner.

As promised, a festive Christmas {diy} banner that can add that little sparkle to the twinkly lights and holiday decor. Perhaps your mantel needs a little extra glam or an empty wall has been waiting to become just a little bit prettier.

The {oh so merry} banner reminds us all about the holiday season and a chance to be extra merry.  My own lil’ Pottery Barn knock-off that costs just about $3.00. Are you in?

Ready? Your {oh so merry} printable banner awaits. For less than $5 dollars and five minutes you have a fancy new holiday decoration.


{you will need}
TWO pieces of glitter cardstock {12 x 12} paper
pen or pencil
hole punch
twine or string to hang
oh so merry banner template
jute webbing and glue gun {optional}


{your task}

step 1. print the {oh so merry} template by by clicking here

step 2. cut the letters out of the template. {no need to cut out duplicate letters.}

step 3. FLIP OVER the glitter cardstock and trace letters on the back. Be sure to FLIP the letters so they are BACKWARDS. You will want to be sure your “m” for example is not backwards when you go to hang it on the twine.

step 4. cut out traced letters and hole punch on the provided guides.


step 5. string through the twine and secure with tape on the backside so the letters don’t slide.

merry banner

{optional steps.}

step 6. cut two  5″ pieces of jute webbing.


step 7. fold in half and cut off a triangular piece.


step 8. flip over banner and place on backside of twine, leaving a 1/2″ of space.


step 9. add multiple rows of hot glue. fold. press for several seconds to secure.


step 10. hang for all to see. happy holidays.


Get your {free} printable now. Once December rolls around you can find it in my etsy site for a small {totally worth it} fee. A simple, inexpensive way to add a little sparkle to your holiday decor. And, a chance to remind others that this time of year is oh so merry.

try. enjoy. share.

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Want some more christmas holiday ideas?
Take a lookey loo at what you may have missed before…

{reindeer food}


{what to do with those christmas cards}


{printable christmas tags}
Christmas Tag Button

{ruffle garland}


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don’t want to try it? just want to buy it?

You heard it right. Don’t want to try it? Just want to buy it? 

I’m starting something new. A little adventure that I hope you will come along on too. A little something to keep me sane and busy. For me? Busy and moving brings me peace and smiles. Good for me and good for you.

What’s my adventure, you ask? Well, it’s a little place I am sure you have never heard of. A little something that has been known called a ‘worldwide marketplace’. May I introduce you to my new friend, Etsy.

Yep, I have officially opened an Etsy shop. A place where you can find some of the goodies on the blog. You know, the ones that you don’t want to make yourself.

I remember talking to one of my sister’s once and she said to me, “I love your ideas, but I would much rather just buy from you than make it myself.” She reminded me that not everyone has the time, passion, desire to make those things we find all over the Internet these days. I’ve thought back to that conversation a number of time and eventually {made} the time to do something about it.

So, if you don’t want to try it? Just want to buy it? visit my new shop and pick of some treasures for yourself. Here’s a quick preview of what you can find {for now}.

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Here’s the truth. It will likely be evolving and changing as the months go on, but for now it is a starting point. We will see where it goes and how long it lasts. But, while it does last, won’t you follow along?

Just a quick plug… A Build-A-Fort kit is perfect for any little on on the Christmas list. Order your Christmas presents now and give the gift of a fort. Trust me, best gift ever. My boys place with theirs at least once a week. Scouts honor.

Visit me over at Etsy and would you be oh so kind to… tell your friends, share on social media, and TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

buy. enjoy. share.

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