Wow. Wow. Wow

Just wow.

Man, do I have a lot to cover today!

#1. Hello, hello, hello to all of you who are new around here! I'm so happy to have you. Since I feel like an introduction is necessary and would help you get to know who I am, I updated my About Me page and on that I also included a new list of my favorite posts I've written here on le bloggy. Some are personal...some are travel posts...some are recipes...and some are DIY related. I hope this will help you get to 'know' me a little bit better. Click here to read it. Thank you to those who have introduced yourself so far!

#2. Guess what, friends? WE raised $1,000 for Princess Maggie. Unbelievable. Originally, I didn't want to set a goal on the donation tool, because I would have been happy with $100. However, I did have that mega number of 1 with 3 zero's behind it in the back of my mind that I was totally wishing for, and we did it. I realize I sound like a broken record by now, but it's completely necessary-THANK YOU for showing so much compassion, kindness, and standing up to cancer. I have to say thank you to my sweet husband as well who has been my cheerleader (or man) throughout this whole thing. He literally would update me as the numbers went up, and up, and was the biggest supporter! I plan on doing another post once I get to deliver the money to the family, so be on the lookout for that.

#3. Season finale of Nashville last night. I was all like, "Scarlett, why must you stop making out with Gunnar?" He was looking at her like a true piece of meat. So much tension, so much tension. I'm excited to see what the next season brings, and I hope it's some juicy drama! Thoughts on the finale?

#4. It's time for Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. For those of you who are new and haven't been around for this, it is a link-up that me and my best Steph host where you share your latest Pinterest creations. You can link up a bunch of different things....a new recipe you made, a craft you perfected, or an outfit that you re-created from an image you saw on Pinterest. Feel free to join in on this partay!

This week I decided to tackle another Christmas related craft (go here to see my no-sew ruffled tree skirt from last week). Speaking of, I can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching! Alright, so here we go.

Christmas Card Wreath Holder:

You will need:
-green spray paint
-red pony beads
-a wire hanger with the hook cut off 
-clothespins (I used approx. 50)
-ribbon of your choice

Like the other projects, it is first necessary to get your game face on
and know you are about to tackle another project that will make you look 1/4th like Martha Stewart.

Then, you will cut the hook part off the wire hanger and shape it into a circle.
(this won't be perfect-but it's ok to be a little off)

Next, you will want to spray paint the clothespins.
How I did this was took an old box and attached the clothespins to the top all around and spray painted them outside. Make sure you cover all of the clothespins with paint!

Then you will just alternate stringing on a bead, and then a clothespin.
Repeat until you have about 1 inch of hanger space left on both sides.

To hold the hanger together, you will use a bunch of hot glue.
I made sure to glob on a bunch (which is ok because you cover it with a ribbon anyways) and then to hold it closed for a minute or two so that it stays in place. 

After that, all you have to do is pick out a favorite ribbon (and in my case, I used an old Christmas decoration for on top of it) to wrap around the top and hang. 

As you can see, I underestimated my power of spray painting and forgot to make sure the ends were covered. A simple solution to fix this is to just take green acrylic paint and paint over the ends, which is probably what I'll be doing tonight to fix it. You can just be smarter than I am and skip that step... ;)

Also, I had to include the below pic because I got Natasha's Christmas card in the mail (white one in the middle) and about fainted at Ethan's cuteness. 

What do you think?
How did I do?

I absolutely love having a cute place to display all of our Christmas cards now (which is more than 4 now, thank you very much haha) and this project was pretty painless! Definitely give it a try if you need a spot for your cards this season. Or next. Or the next. 

Now, it's your turn.
As usual, I'm excited to see all of your projects that you link-up!

Some little rules:
Link up using the linky tool below so everyone else can see what you've created!
Link back to Steph and I's blogs in your post so other people can know about the link up!
Include the button below by pasting the HTML into your post. Pwetty please?

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

oh, and just because I believe no post is complete without this little furry guy as my craft helper and he deserves an introduction as well....
meet Rocky (for those who are new around here)-
you'll see him often around here.

PS-The winner of the $50 shop credit is Romance in a Glance. Congratulations!!
I will email you shortly!


  1. I think the unpainted ends of your clothespins give it character. P-I'm assuming Rockdizzle was napping while you did this one because 9 times out of 10 his butt is planted right in the middle of your projects.

  2. Your wreath looks so great! I love it. And I love simple craft projects like this. And this one seems right up my alley for "difficulty level." :) Glad I'm a new follower around here, because I'm really enjoying your blog so far!!

  3. Totally agree about the Nashville drama. Don't know if I can wait until next month. boo!

    Loving your wreath! cute!

  4. That is so awesome that $1,000 was raised. Maggie and her family will be so happy! :)
    Love the wreath - it is cute. Would never work for me though b/c I get a lot of photo cards and like to be able to see them all - I hang them all on a door and put a wreath in the middle. It looks cute!

  5. That's a great idea! I've been trying to figure out a way to display some old Christmas cards that I just can't throw out.

  6. SUPER cute Katie bug! :) Love it!

  7. Love it. I'm always looking for new ways to display Chrismtas cards and I've never seen this one before. It turned out great!

  8. New follower here! Love the Xmas card holder! Looks simple and neat! Glad you updated your about me, I need to do that as well. I love the blog and cool things you post! Cant wait to read more!

  9. Very, very cute idea :) Congrats on 1k! That's amazing!

  10. SUCH a cute idea!! And love the Christmas Card feature!! XO

  11. I love Nashville {majorly obsessed}!


  12. Wicked idea. Our cards usually get stuffed into the holder never to be seen again until I clean it out the following christmas :)

  13. I love it! I made this last year for my Holiday Cards, and it was such a fun easy craft. My bow is looking a little sad this year, so I might have to update that. I do like how you used some greenery/berries, so I might have to steal that idea :)

  14. Super cute wreath & card holder!!! Love it!!! I have yet to do one of these with you lovely ladies, but I swear I will. I love the link up and love getting to see people's experiences with all these Pinterest ideas lol.

  15. Love this!!! Cute.cute.cute.
    And Rocky is the most photogenic dog on the PLANET. Could you have him call Rascal and explain how to "smile" in a picture please?!?!

  16. cute! see you tonight hooker pants!

  17. "Rocky....you so foxy."


    P.S. Come see me..i'm on the blog today too.

  18. Hey Katie...I just saw this video and thought of you and Maggie, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oljTL1iuMmY. Be the voice.


  19. This turned out SO good Katie!! I'm seriously impressed. As for Nashville, lurve that show!

  20. Way to get your DIY on, girl!! I love it. :)

    My DVR is calling my name...I have some 'splainin to do on why I'm two weeks behind on Nashville. *gasp* It's OK though, I have a 3 day weekend ahead of me and me & the DVR have some catching up to do.

    Have a great weekend!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  21. Looks great!! :) You'll have mine on there next week!

  22. Great project! I never know what to do with Christmas cards, to be honest.
    I didn't realize it was the season finale of Nashville! I loooove that show.

  23. So cute! I love this! Ugh I hate that Nashville is over until January now... I've been addicted to that show!

  24. This is a cute project! I absolutely LOVE Nashville!! I get serious hair envy every time I watch...I wish I could get curls in my hair like that! Have a great day! :)

  25. Bah....I forgot Nashville was on last night!! I have to watch it on Demand right now!! Making me wait until January is just RUDE though!!

  26. YAY for using your voice and Internet presence to raise money for Maggie and her family! That is so special, Katie. And your DIY wreath is super cute.

  27. That is absolutely AWESOME about all of your donations for that sweet little girl! Is it too late to donate? I just now saw that post! My gramma recently passed away from breast cancer so it hits very close to home!

    I absolutely LOVE your card DIY wreath! I've been wanting to make one similar for our cards too! :)

    I finally just got my post up! :) I'm so happy to be linking up with you guys this week!


  28. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! It's adorable! and this is the CUTEST idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. :)

    The Diary of a Disney Princess

  29. SO cute!! What a great idea!! I love it!


  30. Omg! Looooooooooove Nashville! After the first episode I wondered if I only liked it because I'm obsessed with the city itself, but I'm happy to see everyone else is excited about it too. But the ending on Wednesday?! Ah! I was so shocked. Won't put any spoilers on here in case someone hasn't watched yet! I can't believe we have to wait until January to watch again. The torture!


  31. that is GREAT idea!!!! I also so many different ways you can display cards, i put them on my Christmas tree!



  32. This turned out great!!! I love it! I'm sad I haven't been able to link up the past two weeks, but I hope to next week!

  33. I used to hang my cards up on clothes pins and fishing wire. This wreath definitely takes it to the next level!


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