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Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 20 Posts of 2013

Top Posts from 2013 | Crafting in the Rain

I hope you've all had a great Christmas, been able to take a break from some of your regular responsibilities, and had time to spend with family and friends.  We did, and it was wonderful!  To wind down the year, let's take a look back at what went on around here during 2013.  In no particular order of popularity... :)   Click on the link to see the original post.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hot Chocolate Stirrers

{Whip up these little stirrers to give as gifts or just have on hand for your own hot chocolate.}



 Just a few supplies and about half an hour and you'll have a whole stack of these cute peppermint and caramel candies on a stick.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Barilla Tortellini Bake

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

When I had the chance to try out some Barilla Tortellini and sauce, I knew just what I wanted to make.      


  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Paper Earrings (and more!)

{Paper earrings are a cute and easy last minute gift}

I'd been thinking about some new paper earring designs for a while, so I finally shared them on Craftaholics Anonymous back in May.  


How to Make Paper Earring | Crafting in the Rain

Monday, December 16, 2013

#HappyAllTheWay Walgreens Holiday Guide

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The time for last minute Christmas gifts is nearly here!  Don't panic though, there's a solution that doesn't involve paying crazy rushed-shipping fees.  My guess is that you pass a few different Walgreen's stores as you run different errands during the day. We've been there fairly often recently as we've been trying a few different things to help combat my daughter's new-found cough-variant asthma. Fun times :)



LEGO Minifigure Holiday Card

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don't know about the weather where you are this week, but we've had some colder-than-normal temperatures.  This has forced us indoors and even cancelled school one morning, just becuase roads were slick and icy.   (Have you heard of freezing fog?  It's a thing)  Anyway, on one of these cold afternoons we got to sit around and play with LEGO Minifigure Family and it was a lot of fun! Especially for my 5 year old who is just discovering the joys of LEGO :)  If you've got some down time this weekend, go check it out.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hexagon Thumbtacks

{Hexagon shaped thumbtacks will dress up any bulletin board and make perfect easy gifts}


Hexagon humbtack tutorial | Crafting in the Rain

A few weeks ago I headed to Scrap, a not for profit donation and resale center for crafty type items. I went with Aleisha from Britches n Boots and Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me and we found quite the collection of items!  

Friday, December 6, 2013

#WeddingRingWednesday 3

With last week being Thanksgiving I didn't do any ring features, but I wanted to jump back in again this week.  

These are all pulled from Instagram with the hashtag weddingringwednesday.  

I hope you'll take a couple of minutes to browse though these great stories!



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ornament Gift with Extra Gum

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If you're stressing about a long list of people you'd like to give a little gift to, maybe this will help! You certainly don't have to spend a lot of money to come up with something fun and easy.  For this cute little gift, you just dress up some packs of Extra gum.  Perfect for the holidays because it's sweet but sugar-free!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Neverland Pirates Birthday Party

{Easy ideas for a Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday Party}


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Keeping Kids Healthy (and You Too!)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #KleenexTarget  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

As the weather cools down everywhere, we know we're heading into cold and flu season.  You're not doomed to be sick every other week though! Here are my top 3 tips for keeping cold and flu germs at bay.


Easy Tips for Staying Healthy | Crafting in the Rain


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Roanoke Vanishing... My Friend Wrote a Book!

It's pretty cool when you come across a book that grabs your attention from the very beginning and keeps up the excitement all the way throughout the story.  It's even cooler when you know the author!