Friday 12 December 2014

Friday Finds

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 A few of the wow moments, or things I discover each week that tickle my fancy.  I hope that they may inspire or tickle yours too!   


 Free Printable Reindeer for the table or mantle, or whatever.   Found on Fuxia Atelier.

I love this little Burlap Reindeer Ornament, don't you?  It's really easy to make too.  Found on Inch of Creativity.   


DIY Snowman Mugs.  So cute!  I think they are just adorable.   They'd be lovely with a hot chocolate mix in a baggie inserted and then given as a gift along with a candy cane stir stick.   Found on Sew Sweet Vintage.


I would never have thought of this.  These are wine glasses turned upside down.  How often do you see a single wine glass in a charity shop etc.   This is a great repurpose.   And you wouldn't have to do snowmen.  You could personalize them to any holiday at all.  I can see hearts for valentines day, or even a keep the glass clear and put a winter vignette inside with little twinkle lights.  Great idea!  No source.

Free Paper Doll Nativity.  I Love it!  From Design Dazzle.

DIY Mini Cranberry Wreath Place Cards.   Cute.   From Say Yes.


I just love this simple wreath.  The neutral colours, the black and white photos . . . I love it all.  From Dear Lillie.  Plus she gives you some ideas on how to dress it up for every season.

I just adore this easy to make Christmas Tree Garland that you make using cupcake liners.  Found on One Perfect Day.   Simple!  Sweet! 


Lumps of coal Crispie Treats with a cute poem to print out.  Loving it!  From Big Red Kitchen




A fun Family Evening Tour of the local Christmas Lights, complete with round trip ticket and popcorn.  What a brilliant idea.   People don't go in for a lot of lights over here, but I know that they do in North America.   This would be a lovely activity to do with the family.   From Moments with My Miracles

Free Printable Christmas Jokes for children!  I love it.   From Nurture Store.  


 Let the kids decorate their own cardboard box gingerbread house.  What a fun activity.   A great way to keep them busy once school lets out for the holidays!  From The Strickland Kids .  Where or where was the internet when my own kids were growing up. I wish I had known all wof these great ideas then!


Printable Roll-A-Snowman Game to enjoy with the kids. Kind of like snowman Yatzee!  From Mrs Albanese's Kindergarten Class

 Snowman Cheese Sticks!  What a great classroom gift for the holidays.   Simple to make.   From Do It And How.

 What a cute way to display the Christmas Cards.  I love it, Merry Mail by Craft Fabulous

And there you have it for this week.  I hope something clicked with you and that you found something to inspire! 

A thought to carry with you all day  . . .

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"A Christmas Candle is a lovely thing,
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away
As it selflessly grows small."


In The Kitchen today  . . . .  delicious Christmas Muffins!

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 Have a wonderful Friday!  Less than two weeks til Christmas!!  God bless us all!



  1. Oh my googness Marie, however do you find the time to gather all these great ideas for us..I woudn't know where to start !! Thanks as always.. Hope that you are ok up there and not blown away. Has been a rough night down here but no damage as far as I can see in the270 greyness of the morning !! Take care if you do have to go out today xx

  2. Once again some lovely and easy ideas. Thank you so very much.

    I hope you are feeling very much better and have an excellent day.

  3. We are fine here Sybil. It's been a bit blowy and cold and wet, but otherwise quite endurable! Todd is going into town today. I hope he will be okay. xxoo

    You're welcome Suzan! I like to pick things that anyone could do and that won't cost an arm and a leg! xxoo


  4. Hi, Marie! It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas here! ;o) So lovely to catch up with you here post-travels. And thank you for your email--so happy to hear from you! :o) LOVE those Snowman Mugs and white wreath, the Merry Mail keeper, and not least those sweet trees made with cupcake liners--genius! Must go see about your Christmas Muffins... mmm... Happy Days, my friend ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

  5. Tracy, so nice to catch up with you in a comment here today! Hope you're well recovered from your jet lag! xxoo

  6. Once again you find the neatest things! I just love the little reindeer and I'm going to make some this weekend out of cardstock to make them thicker for my mantle. Thanks Marie and Merry Christmas to you and Todd and puppy poo!

  7. I loved all your ideas today. They were all a delight. I love seeing all the things you share. Finally I'm done with decorating and ready to start baking here. I'm going to start off with banana bread as I have some very ripe bananas to use up. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

  8. I was thinking of the alphabet boys with those jokes Monique! I am sure they would enjoy them! xxoo

    Brenda, so happy you found something useful! Happy Christmas to you too! xoxo

    Pam, I thought with your grandchildren there were a few things you might be able to use! I expect you will be babysitting or spending some time with them a lot over the next few weeks! I bake my next door neighbor a Banana bread every Christmas! xxoo

  9. Marie - Thanks for all the research you do...sure makes life fun. I can't wait to make the little Burlap Reindeer Ornaments, they are the cutest ornaments, ever!

  10. These finds are awesome. I am going to share them with my children.
    Thanks dear friend for all the research to find these. I am not crafty but I do have daughters and daughter in laws that are; so they will love these.
    My favorites were the wine glasses and the children's Christmas jokes.
    Blessings for these and love and hugs too.

  11. Thanks Marsha! I thought they were pretty cute too! xoxo

    Thanks LeAnn! I had no idea you were not crafty! That surprises me! You have so many other talents however! xoxo


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