When we bought our home, put the Christmas tree up, I decided, I’m now the matriarch of the family, so it’s now my duty to continue the tradition of the Holiday Tree. My husband wasn’t exactly “jumping for joy” when I made this decision, however, he knows what it means to me. He tends to go along with a lot of my crazy ideas, a lot of times he drags his feet on the ideas, but he’ll still join me on the crazy ride. Anyway, a lot of the decorations that my mom had were either damaged from storage because the totes weren’t sealed right or they were broken and I didn’t realize it, so I had to make new decorations or get creative.
I dabble a little in some craftiness and a little DIY. Growing up I kinda had no choice with a mom who had the knack for putting together two or three things that you would never think to put together and made them work. If you’ve ever watched any of my live videos over on my Facebook page, you’ll see a few of the videos that I have done in the past and at least one I did a lil’ crafting live. There is not a single type of craft that is not mixed with at least something else. All crafts, no matter what have creativity, personality, and a story. For that, all crafts (even if it’s not your “thing” or style) need to be praised and shared.
If you’re one of those people who loves to be elbow deep in glue and make homemade gifts for mom… boy do I have a list of cool projects for you! Some of these projects are one and done, others are something that mom can enjoy over and over again! I’m sure you’ll find something that mom will just absolutely love! We have flowers, emergency kits, homemade lotions & bath bombs, jelly donuts and more. I’m sure there is something that mom is going to just adore, partially because it was made with love and partially because it came from you.
Probably 4 years ago I begged for a Cricut Machine. All of my friends were raving about this Cricut machine thing, and I just had to get one. My wonderful in-laws bought me a Cricut Mini for Christmas one year. Though it wasn’t the Explore, it definitely helped me learn what this machine was all about and I instantly fell in love. I’m glad I started with a machine as small and simple as the mini. At the time it was so easy to use and learning how to use it helped me start off and get to the creating that I wanted to do. I learned how to create scrap-booking items, vinyl decals, and so much more.