Curly Crafty Mom: January 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Creative Corner Link Up Party & Weekly Recap Photos! - 01/31/16

Today's Feature is How to Make a Valentine's Wreath for Under $10 by Suzy at Worthing Court.


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Welcome back to our DIY/Craft Link Up Party! Thank you for stopping by every week! 

This was a pretty busy week for us here!

(Left) It was Lutheran's School week, so the kids got to dress up differently every day. On the first day they dressed like they were from 1916 (Nathan) or 100 years old (Autumn).
(Right) The first grade class was in charge of chapel on Wednesday and here is Autumn doing a skit during chapel.

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(Left) Autumn finally lost the crooked baby tooth that was hanging in there... and, surprise, surprise! The adult tooth is already making its way in. (Right) Nathan had his fourth Pinewood Derby and did a Star Wars theme. Brian made the 3D Death Star on his 3D printer and it even lights up!

Got my latest @stitchfix box today and I love, love, love it... And, I asked for a red dress for Valentine's Day and they followed through! Can't wait to share these on the blog next Thursday! Stay tuned! #stitchfix #reddress #polkadots #stripes #ohyes Special occasion? Nope. Just really ❤️ this place and my hubby. ๐Ÿ˜ #fondue #meltingpot #oneofmyfaves #managersspecial
(Left) My Stitch Box came in and I can't wait to share the contents with y'all on Thursday! I even got a red Valentine's Dress that is gorgeous! (Right) Brian and I enjoyed a dinner out at The Melting Pot last night. I LOVE that place! We try to go 2-3x a year!

Check out what my fellow bloggers have been up to and don’t forget to check out my feature for this week as well.

A White & Whimsical Buffet Makeover from Making It In The Mitten.
Kid Valentine Gift With Free Printable from Pastels & Macarons.
Warm Glรผhwein Mulled Wine from Curly Crafty Mom.
Where To Get Started With Bible Journaling from The Southern Couture.
The Ultimate Football Party! from The Logbook.

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The Creative Corner link party | Come to inspire, stay to be inspired. Share your latest DIY, craft, and home decor posts! 
How to Make a Valentine's Day Wreath for Under $10
1-9-1  Suzy at Worthing Court shared her How to Make a Valentine's Wreath for Under $10 at last weeks party. It always amazes me when bloggers share crafts that they made entirely from items they purchased at the Dollar Store and/or Target's Dollar Spot. Well, be amazed as Suzy shares how she made this adorable Valentine's Day wreath for under $10!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Game Day Tablescape with Here Today

I am excited to share another Here Today post with all of you today! I recently went into Here Today to look for some decorations, snacks and appetizers for a Game Day party table! And, this is what I came up with... everything you see here is from Here Today, except the pom pom garland. Here Today is a discount store that has everything at lower prices and it is perfect for your Big Game Day party, because they have snacks, appetizers, decorations and even beer at low prices!

I talk about this more below when I summarize my actual shopping trip at Here Today, but they sell bottles of beer by the six pack! It was so fun to select personal beers that I knew my friends would enjoy! I even grabbed a couple beers that were new to me. If you just want to buy one kind of a particular beer, you can buy it by the six pack, too. You'll also spot a bottle of wine that I got for us lady folks that prefer wine over beer.

Here Today even carries nuts, pretzels and all kinds of other snack foods!

I decided to place some of the snacks in lunch size paper bags that I got at Here Today, too! Its a fun way to display the food for Game Day and less to clean up afterwards!

This dip trio stand I found at the store, too! I have been wanting one of these for awhile and it was only $9.99! I decided to put nacho cheese sauce (for the pretzel bites), meat sauce (for the ravioli) and ranch (for the chips) in it. It worked out perfectly!

For appetizers, I purchased pretzel dog bites (these were OH so good!), fried ravioli and soft pretzel bites. These were all easy to prepare and I displayed them on this massive football serving tray that I found in the 'Game On' section of Here Today. If you need pizzas or desserts, Here Today has those, too!

I decorated the table with a green table cloth and white crepe paper that I purchased from Here Today. I got out numbers from white paper, too!

Here Today is definitely a great place to do your Game Day party shopping!

Now, I am going to share my in-store shopping experience with you!

Here Today is broken up into sections and I thought I would hit the 'Cheers' section first.

When I think of the Big Game, I think of beer... Now, I am not a huge beer drinker, but I do like one from time to time. And, beer and football just make a perfect harmony. I was talking to the helpful manager at Here Today and she mentioned that you can pick out 6 bottles of beer and make your own 6 pack! I just love this idea! And, isn't the football platter that is laying in the cart behind the 6 pack the cutest?

I thought this one sounded really good.

They had an entire shelf of different beers for you to select from! And, on the longer sides of the shelf you can buy an entire 6 pack of the beer if you prefer that over choosing 6 different beers.

After selecting beer (and I got a bottle of wine) for the Game Day tablescape I was planning, I decided to look around in Here Today's Game On section of the store.

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They have a lot of sports items in this area, including Mizzou, Blues and Cardinals gear! Perfect for any sporting event you need merchandise for at a low price. 

They also have a party supply area and this is where I grabbed the table cloth and white steamer for decorating the table.

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The last items I needed were some munchies for the party. I found an assortment of chips in all kinds of bold flavors, such as Peppered Bacon!

I then browsed their freezer section and picked up some mini franks in a blanket, fried raviolis with meat sauce (a St. Louis tradition) and pretzel bites.

Here is the top of my cart at the end of the shopping trip! 

And, the bottom of my cart! I am going to use the 3 bowl stand for dips such as ranch (for chips), cheese sauce (for the pretzels) and the meat sauce (for the raviolis).

I hope you enjoyed reading about my fourth shopping trip at Here Today. I will be sharing another post with Here Today with a Spring theme in May, so stay tuned! This store is a great place to shop for groceries, candy, storage items, clothes, home decor, holiday items, sports merchandise, etc. at low prices.

Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. The merchandise was gifted to me in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Check out my other Here Today posts:

October 2015: Celebrate and Save on Halloween Decor

November 2015: Holiday Get-Together Fashion and Bites

December 2015: Holiday Front Porch

Be sure to check out Here Today if you are looking to save money and to have a rewarding shopping experience.

To see which parties I have linked up with, click HERE.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Fashion Files Link Up #47: Look Back at Winter Fashion

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files!

Welcome to Thursday Fashion Files with Jill at Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom! We are excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits with us.

We are always looking for Co-Hosts for Thursday Fashion Files. If you haven't signed up to Co-Host, but are interested, sign up by clicking HERE.

We now have a Thursday Fashion Files Pinterest board. We will be pinning our top two picks along with our own outfits for that week. Be sure to click HERE to join our new Pinterest board!

Winter started off rather mild and I was starting to doubt if it'd ever get below 40 degrees or if we'd even get a dusting of snow. Well, January hit and its been cold, COLD, cold! I thought this would be a great time to share my winter outfits from last year. So, let's begin shall we?

Blanket Scarf Cardi Outfit
Stripes and Colored Denim

Sweater/Blazer Combo

Oh Deer Outfit with Striped Blazer

Plaid and Stripes


Styling Track Pants for the Winter

Styling a Lace Dress for the Winter

Fair Isle Sweater with Polka Dots and Stripes

Herringbone Puffer Vest

Valentine's Outfit

Grey Blazer + Leopard Combo

Purple + Mustard Hues

Navy Tunic

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my past winter looks! I'd love to hear which ones were your favorites in the comments below.


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Sabina at Ocean Blue Style is our Co-Host this week. Sabina has a fashion blog for women that are 30 and up. She is a German with a California spirit and loves to gossip over coffee.  

We will each select a Top Two every week... visit both hosts blogs to see if YOU were chosen. 

My pick this week is Mary at Mary Murnane with her Pop of Pink post. It is bitter cold here and this outfits makes me think of a little warmth and Spring. Also, Mary is such a natural in front of the camera, how can you not love these beautiful pictures in her post?

To see which parties I have linked up with, click HERE.

Now let's get linking!

Now let's get linking!

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