Christmas Oreo Truffles

Christmas Oreo Truffles - Santa's Belts and Snowflakes

Hey there lovely readers!  I hope you are all enjoying getting into the spirit of the Holiday Season.  Crafty projects have taken to the back burner this past week, as the semester finishes up and final papers and presentations came due.  One more semester, and then I’m done with school for good!!

I made these sweet Christmas Oreo Truffles for Thanksgiving dessert, and they were yummy like always.  I never pass up the chance to make an Oreo truffle.  Classic Oreo Truffles (crack balls!)Birthday Cake TrufflesPeppermint Truffles… I’m a fan of such an easy dessert.  It’s my go-to super simple dessert recipe. [Read more…]

Easy-Peasy Christmas Tree Decorating

Easy DIY Christmas Tree Decorations - for under $30

For those of you who don’t know, I have two-year-old twins running around the house these days.  They are adorable and tons of fun, but they are totally cramping my holiday decorating style!  Last year I didn’t bother putting up a full-sized tree.  It just didn’t seem to be worth child-proofing when I could put up a mini-tree instead and keep everything out of reach.

This year, I decided to put up a full-size tree, but with serious limitations on the decorations.  Even with the “shatterproof” bulbs, I just don’t think having a bunch of ornaments for the kiddos to pull off the tree seems like a good idea.  I opted instead for burlap and silk flowers – if the twins pull apart these ornaments, no harm done! [Read more…]

December 2014 Computer Desktop Calendar

December 2014 Computer Desktop Calendar

Happy Black Friday Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  The twins and I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and had a low-key lunch with my parents.  I can’t believe how grown up the twins are becoming.  They sat at the table during dinner better than I had ever seen them during a family dinner.  Proud mommy moment!

So now that Thanksgiving has passed and most of us are done with our Black Friday shopping, December is only a few short days away.  I made a desktop calendar for you to keep you in the holiday spirit!  Simply download the image and use however you see fit.  Enjoy!

Note: The little ornament graphics came from Designs by Miss Mandee – she has a Christmas Design Elements package that you can download for FREE!

DIY Spice Jar Labels (using Picmonkey)

DIY Spice Jar Labels using PicMonkey - and a free printable

Holiday baking/cooking season is upon us!  Who’s excited?!?  What better way to get organized for all of that measuring and mixing than by organizing your spice drawer?

With full-sheet white sticker paper and this FREE printable, you can give your spices a total facelift.  And, if you’re feeling extra crafty, you can use Picmonkey to design your own labels. [Read more…]

A Neutral Winter Mantle

A Neutral Winter Mantle

I typically have a “no Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving” rule.  Actually, that’s usually my Thanksgiving Eve tradition – Christmas decorations.  But this year, shortly after Halloween, I started feeling the holiday creep itch. The Cartwheel App (from Target) had a special 40% off holiday decor.  I caved. [Read more…]

Winter Ideas House 2014

Winter Ideas House 2014

My mom and I went to the Bachman’s Winter Ideas House over the weekend, and boy did we leave with a TON of inspiration!  Oh, and a few amaryllis bulbs… Let’s see if my brown thumb can get those buggers to bloom in a few short weeks.  [Read more…]

DIY Soapstone Decorative Letters

DIY Soapstone Decorative Letters

I know I’ve been teasing you with projects for my new office space.  I promise it is almost ready for the big reveal!  I just can’t stop perfecting the space and doing new projects.  I love finally having a designated  space for work, school, and most importantly, crafting.

The latest craft I made are these decorative soapstone letters to put on the floating shelves above my desk.  [Read more…]

PB-Inspired “Joy to the World” Globe

Pottery Barn Inspired "Joy to the World" Globe from the Crazy Craft Lady

I was on mommy vacation the other day (wandering the mall with a cup of S-bucks) when I stumbled upon this gorgeous globe in Pottery Barn’s Christmas decor section.  I didn’t even bother checking out the price tag.  I mean, let’s get real people.  It’s a knick-knack from PB that will get used for 4-6 weeks per year.  Not going to happen!

Instead, I went home, hopped on Amazon, and ordered a $12 globe.  I wasn’t entirely confident in my DIY abilities on this one.  The curve of the globe seemed like a stencil/transfer nightmare, and I literally had nightmares about free-handing this thing. But, I forged ahead anyway, and I’m sure glad I did! [Read more…]

Two Thanksgiving Chalkboard Printables

FREE Thanksgiving chalkboard printables

Happy snow day!!!  I’m just going to maintain that level of false enthusiasm about the arrival of Winter in the hopes that it will eventually become real enthusiasm.  My 2-year-old daughter, on the other hand, still doesn’t quite understand the concept.  This morning, she stood by the window, pointing and proclaiming “Nose! Nose!” – we will work on the pronunciation of “Snow” later, I suppose.  She then refused to wear anything other than a diaper and a pair of crocs as she stood by the door waiting to go out and play.  That girl…

I’m excited to share two FREE chalkboard Thanksgiving printables with you today! (scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to download)

I made these two printables in Picmonkey, using graphics designed by the oh-so-talented Mandee Thomas from Designs by Miss Mandee.  If you want to play around with these graphics, go check them out here.  She designed an entire set of laurel wreath graphics that are available for free!  She also has a whole host of downloadable graphics and printables, so go check out her homepage too!

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DIY painted tree slice

DIY Painted Tree Slice with tutorial and template from The Crazy Craft Lady

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret: I’m in the middle of a really big project.  I’m re-doing my teeny-tiny home office/craft space.  I can’t wait for it to be finished and share it with you all!  In the mean time, I thought I would share a quick tutorial for a DIY painted tree slice that I made to decorate this teeny-tiny home office.  [Read more…]