Lovers’ Initials Valentine’s Day Decor

I am not really one to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but for some reason I felt very festive this year. I think it might be because this is the first year being homeowners and I have a mantel to fill with pink and red (It has been pretty bare since I took down all the Christmas stuff). Since I literally had nothing to put on it, these easy Valentine’s Day Lovers’ Initials worked out great.

 Lovers’ Initials - Perfect romantic decor for Valentine’s Day

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DIY Geometric Clay Earrings

Have you even worked with polymer clay? My parents gave me some as a child with some bead and shape molds. I really had a lot of fun with it. I remember the clay was pretty stiff and I had to work it in my hands for several minutes before it was malleable. Since grade school, I hadn’t really tried working with it again, but I am glad to find out that the new polymer clays are much softer and easier to work with! I decided to make some easy geometric beads for earrings and polymer clay proved to be the perfect medium.

DIY Geometric Clay Earrings - Make your own jewelry with this easy and fun earring tutorial

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$100 Visa Card Giveaway

$100 Gift Card Giveaway

 Wow. Whose head is still spinning from the holidays? Maybe it’s just me having a newborn baby, but the last 6 weeks have been a blur! So now that you have spoiled all your loved ones with gifts, sweets and love, it’s time to treat yourself! How does a $100 Visa card sound? 

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Blog Hop CAL Afghan Giveaway

Today kicks off the final giveaway of the Blog Hop Crochet Along! We have pieced together all twenty of the squares from our crochet along into one beautiful afghan that one of you lucky, lucky people will win!

Most of these squares were actually crocheted by their designers and then mailed across the globe to be put together – this pretty afghan is truly a collaborative effort!

Thanks to all of our bloggers for participating: 


This giveaway ends 1/14/15 at midnight PST and is open WORLDWIDE! Enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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If you would like to join, we would love to have you! You can join our CAL Facebook group (we are a lovely, supportive bunch), and you can get all the patterns at the bottom of the post. 

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Baby Bubble Boots Crochet Pattern

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and fun celebration! 
We have been trying to stay warm in our “new” vintage home. It’s a bit drafty and while we work on getting it sealed up, we are having to bundle up a bit more than usual. Of course, the first step to feeling warm is having warm feet! We all bought new slippers and Cricket needed some as well (those darn baby socks refuse to stay on her feet). Time for a new pattern ;) I was so pleased with how these bubble boots turned out! They are super cute on baby feet, and the ties make sure they stay put. 


Baby Bubble Boots - Cute and cozy way to keep your little one’s feet warm this winter! {Free Pattern by Whistle and Ivy}

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