Hi all! Summer has kicked my butt as far as blogging goes, but that's only because I am having to get some REALLY yucky jobs done!!
A whole bunch of this
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and even this
So unfortunately, blogging has been having to take a back seat to major housework! bleh!
But a while back I told Sharon over at mrs. hines class that I would love to participate in a Christmas in July Blog Party with her and several other great bloggers. So here I am ready to go, the only problem is with all of my yucky jobs going on, I haven't had a chance at all to create anything and since I started blogging in January, I don't have any Christmas posts from last year. :(
Therefore, I am just gonna showcase some other neat projects I've found out in blogland!
My area for this week is Homemade Gifts and Crafts so here are a few links from another partner this week, Micki at Confessions of an ADD Housewife.
Micki came up with these cute little candy canes to keep from getting sticky candy all over her tree. Now that's smart thinkin'!
She also has a post about a beautiful rosemary Christmas tree.
And last, but not least, a super cute snowflake wreath made from popsicle sticks! How fun would this be to do with the little ones?! Well, it would be fun even without little ones! :)
I also love some easy gift wrap ideas such as this brown paper with a handmade snowflake, that can be found here.
And this neat Christmas tree cutout giftwrap from Martha Stewart.
So there you have it - a few Christmas in July ideas to get you going ahead of the season!!
If you missed the posts from yesterday - Monday, July 23rd - go back now and check out the Holiday Fare with ADD Housewife, Melissa's Cuisine, and Go Ahead Take a Bite. They have some awesome recipes that are sure to make your mouth water!
Today, not only do I have handcrafted items, but so does Stone Gable. Go see what's craftin' at her blog!
On Wednesday, July 25th there will be a Cookie Exchange at Laughter and Grace.
And on Thursday, July 26th, there will be some Christmas Card ideas over at Scraptastic Memories and Mrs. Hines Class.
The best part is Friday when we have our Blog Hop Party! So pull out those old posts and dig through your files and link up your recipes, crafts, and decor ideas at any one of the hostesses blogs - 8 hostesses, 1 blog hop!