Handmade Christmas Gift Tags

Handmade Christmas Gift Tags from anderson + grant for Carrie This Home

Hello Carrie This Home readers!  My name is Jamie and today I'm visiting from my blog, anderson + grant.  I'm so excited that Carrie invited me here to share a Christmas project with you. I've found that when people know that you are a creative individual, they tend to give you strange items to make something out of.  Today's project was created from one of those "donations." My aunt had a bunch of Formica samples leftover from a recent kitchen remodeling project.  Rather than throw them away, she decided there had to be something  I could make out of them. There are times that I have to really think about what an item can become, but as soon as I saw ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 102

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Happy  weekend friends!  I hope you all aren't freezing through this polar vortex like I am!  I've been pretty jealous of my friends that live in warmer climates! Don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! What's popular this week at Carrie This Home If you're planning on making Thanksgiving dinner, you don't want to miss this.  Let me introduce you ... read more

Office Gallery Wall & Minted.com Giveaway

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One of the things I LOVE about blogging is having a platform to share with my readers.  And today I've got a BIG surprise... I'm giving away a $50 gift certificate to Minted.com!   You can use this to start your own gallery wall or use it to give a meaningful gift this Christmas.  Either way it's a pretty awesome deal! Before I get to the giveaway, let me introduce you to my new office gallery wall: As you walk into the office, the gallery wall is now the focus point of the room.  The gallery wall had to include some photos of my sweet family, inspirational quotes, and beautiful artwork. I recently bought a new storage unit (similar to *this one at ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 101

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Hi friends!  I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend.  Are you ready for the party?  I know I am!  Don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! What's popular this week at Carrie This Home This week I shared a free, quick, and easy Thankful Tree Activity.  Seeing what my daughter is thankful for in her own handwriting made this so special! ... read more

Thankful Tree Activity {Free Printable}

Teaching thankfulness doesn't have to be hard. This activity will take you less than 5 minutes to prepare and it's free! Thanful Tree Activity

Raise your hand if you struggle with how to teach contentment and thankfulness to your kids. {I'm waving both hands wildly in the air} Let's face it.  I'm a grown adult and sometimes I struggle to be content and thankful! I want my children to learn how to be content with where they are and what they have.  If I'm honest, most days I'm having "talks" with them and trying to convince them to be more thankful.   My "talks" sound something like this: No.  You don't need another stuffed animal when you have 50 others you don't play with. Yes you got a toy the last time we went shopping but that doesn't mean you get one on every trip. The only reason you ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 100

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Happy Sunday friends!  Can you believe this is our 100th party?  I'm so thankful for all the blog friends I've made through this lovely party!  Thanks so much for sharing your awesome posts with us! Don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! This week at Carrie This Home I had fun sharing all the secrets behind my 15 Minute Prep Mashed Potatoes.  You ... read more

Embellished Leaf Garland

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Hello Carrie This Home readers! My name is Amy and I'm so excited to be guest posting for Carrie today. I create and write for Delineate Your Dwelling, a creative DIY blog. With fall in full force, I've been having such fun creating simple and festive decor items for my home. Today I am sharing my Embellished Leaf Garland with you.   The supplies for this project are so simple and could even be done with leaves from your own backyard! I live in NM and all our leaves are still green, so I had to use faux leaves. Supplies: Faux Leaves Washi Tape Black Paint Pen String   The first step for this project is to "embellish" your leaves. Using a black paint pen, I traced ... read more

15 Minute Hearty Mashed Potatoes

Smithfield marinated pork saves so much time since all the prep and marinating is done for you!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Family is a big priority in our home.  Dinner time is one of the few moments of the day all four of us sit down with each other.  We take time to bond, talk about the happenings of the day, and make silly and fun memories together.  Dinner time in our house is loud, crazy, and fun.  I wouldn't have it any other way!   One night last week, I planned on making a pork tenderloin roast with mashed potatoes for dinner.  Then my Hubby had a great idea that threw my ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 99

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If you want to make sure you don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list & you won’t miss a thing!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! This week at Carrie This Home I had a lot of fun dishing out one of my biggest secrets this week in my 3 Ingredient Candy Corn Fudge Post. Awesome Features From Last Week: House of Hipsters took a sick day and made something beautiful with this DIY Marble Dipped ... read more

3 Ingredient Candy Corn Fudge

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Little do they know it, but I often perform experiments on my friends.  If you happen to be one of those friends, I bet you're now worried about what I've done to you.  Don't worry!  Most of those said experiments involve food... Last month I made some Orange Cream Fudge and loved the results.  I wanted to do a twist of that recipe just for Fall.  I made a batch of this fudge and brought my "experiment" to an event at my church.  I frequently "test" my recipes on my friends before passing them on to my lovely readers.  Shhh...don't tell anyone! I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of people really liked it.  There's nothing quite like ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 98

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If you want to make sure you don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list & you won’t miss a thing!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! This week at Carrie This Home Have you ever felt like toys were taking over your space?  You're not alone!  This week I shared some super helpful tips on How To Tackle Kids Clutter.  If you don't have time to read it now, click here to pin it and read ... read more

How To Tackle Kids Clutter

I've noticed a disturbing trend in my home. We have toy clutter everywhere! If you're in the same boat don't worry. This post will show you how to tackle kids clutter and make your home a fun and peaceful place for your family!

Why do the best toys come with a gazillion pieces?  Who needs a 152 piece tool set?  And a 1,001 piece hair decorating kit?  Apparently, my kids do. Sometime in the past 5.5 years since I've become a parent, I've noticed a disturbing trend in my home.  We have clutter.  More specifically, toy clutter. Everywhere.   Needless to say the potential for mess in my house is high.  Before you lose all hope, don't worry.  Recently we tackled the clutter in my son's room  and made it a place where we're all happy.  You can keep those 152 piece tool sets AND tackle clutter.  Your child can easily find their toys all while you enjoy a ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 97

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If you want to make sure you don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list & you won’t miss a thing!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! This week at Carrie This Home I'm hosting a HUGE blog hop and giveaway at the All Things Fall Y'all Blog Hop & Giveaway!  Four very lucky readers will get to win one of these great prizes: GRAND PRIZE: $575 2nd PRIZE: $300 3rd PRIZE: $200 4th PRIZE: $13 – ... read more

All Things Fall Y’all Blog Hop & Giveaway

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I have some really exciting news!  Today I'm teaming up with some friends to bring you an all Fall themed blog hop AND a chance to win one of four awesome cash prizes!  This is a pretty big deal because it's not everyday you see an all Fall blog hop with everything Pumpkin, Fall home decor, costumes AND a huge giveaway all in the same post! So let's get the party started! Welcome to the All Things Fall Y'all Blog Hop & Giveaway! Along with fabulous Fall DIY crafts, decor and recipes, we are excited to bring you the chance to win one of four CASH PRIZES totaling over $1,000! THE ALL THINGS FALL Y'ALL BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY Kenarry: Ideas for the ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 96

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If you want to make sure you don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list & you won’t miss a thing!  Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! What I've Been Up To: Decorating doesn't always mean spending money.  This Almost Free Fall Decorating You Can Do Today post will show you how I spent just $10 on my Fall decor this year! Awesome Features From Last Week:  Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes always ... read more

Almost Free Fall Decorating You Can Do Today

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I enjoy all the seasons but Fall is one of the best.  The changing colors of leaves, the crisp fresh air, and the excuse to drink hot chocolate are just a few of the reasons why I heart Fall. I wanted to bring a little of that warm colorful Fall feeling into my home.  We live off of one income, so decorating for every season and holiday is usually not in our budget.   If you're in the same boat, don't worry.  I've got a great solution!  Sometimes decorating doesn't mean going out shopping.  It means re-inventing items you already have. Today I'm sharing my fall home tour & I'll show you how you can decorate for Fall without spending much ... read more