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Take A Smile….And Share Them Too! + Free Printable

Take A Smile....And Share Them Too! + Free Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

We all know that this is a season of giving and showing love to your fellow man...no matter what you believe. It's hard to resist. It's simply in the air. Annnnnnd New Year's is a time when we all want to try to be kinder, gentler, versions of ourselves {you know, for a week at least}. Case in point, I was heading into the post office yesterday {yikes, I know}, and even though I had a huge stack … [Read more...]

Easy Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift + Free Printable Tags

Easy Wrapping Paper Neighbor Gift + Free Printable Tags @NotSoIdleHands.com

So, Christmas is less than a week away and I wanted to think of something, besides treats, to bring over to our friends and neighbors this year. Not that I don't love treats....just trying to cut back. Not~to~mention.... I love treats a little too much and if I bake it, I will definitely have to sample it....just to make sure its safe and all. Well, I've seen the wrapping paper idea around and … [Read more...]

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets

Cute & Easy Gift or Stocking Stuffer ~ Clothespin Magnets @NotSoIdleHands.com

It always surprises me once Halloween is over and suddenly the days get chillier and it's the season for gift~giving. I feel a tightness in my chest and hyperventilate a bit when I start thinking about all the things that need to be done and all the awesome peeps I want to show appreciation for with some fun little things {you know who you are!}. But luckily there are about a million {give or … [Read more...]

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland Party~Part 1

Frozen Themed Sewn Paper Party Garland By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, these days have been full of party planning for one of my kiddos....have you seen the pattern in my posts yet? She wants a Frozen themed party, so I've been up to my eyeballs in ice blue and purple {and Olaf}. One of the decorations I wanted to make is a cute and easy paper circle garland to hang in our living room for the festivities. These are SO easy peasy to make....you won't even … [Read more...]

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags

Awesome Recycled Cereal Box Chalkboard Tags By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Happy New Year's everyone! Hope you all were able to celebrate with your families and enjoy. We have a tradition here that everyone gets to pick a snack or treat and then we eat the snacks and watch movies all night. Then, we watch the ball drop in New York (at 10pm our time) and then head off to bed. The kiddos still get to stay up way after their bedtime, but not till midnite LOL. Today I … [Read more...]

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor

Cute and Simple Flying Bats Decor @NotSoIdleHands.com

I am so much in love with the "bats in flight" decorations I've seen around recently that I decided that's what I wanted to do on the wall behind my mantel this year for Halloween (I'll show the finished mantel soon too). Did you know that a group of bats is called a colony?....just a little trivia. Who says you don't learn stuff when you craft. I looked into cutting my own bats with my … [Read more...]

Not So Spooky Halloween Birdhouses

Not So Spooky Halloween Birdhouses @NotSoIdleHands.com

This post has been a long time coming folks. I actually bought these little birdhouses after seeing these stinkin' cute ones here from Jannypie.....Sooooooo cute huh? So yes, I have had these just laying around for like, 4 years!! I even packed 'em up and moved them with us across several states (I was THAT determined to make them). I didn't really add many embellishments since I think the paper … [Read more...]

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks

Yummy New Halloween Countdown Blocks By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Howdy everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and maybe pigged out on some yummy fried foods :) Today I wanted to show the new countdown blocks I made with some yummy new Halloween paper from Echo Park. I LOVE this collection with all the orange and black & white!! It's great! Plus, we are making these as part of Super Saturday this year and it'll be great! Anywhoo, … [Read more...]