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A Year In Pictures – Project 365 Pro iPhone App

A few days after Parker was born I came across an iPhone App called, Project 365. Basically, the title explains it all. The app allows you to record an image everyday. It’s more than that though… It’s a way to record precious memories when a normal day maybe too busy to journal, blog or scrapbook.

There are so many things I love about this app..

1. It actually works! I have been using this app for a little over a year now and have had no issues with it.
2. It’s easy to understand and use. You just open the app, click on the date, choose where you want to get your photo from, and then select your photo.

3. I can enhance a picture in Instagram to share with friends and family and then use it in this app.
4. You can set up a reminder each day at a certain time so you don’t forget.

5. Once a month is complete, you can save it to your camera roll with the click of 1 button.

 

I was so proud of myself for making it through a whole year with Parker. That’s right, I now have a picture of Parker for everyday in the first year of his life. It is so much fun to go back and watch him grow from day to day. I decided to print each month as an 8×10 to display at his party.

I was amazed how many people enjoyed looking at them. Many searched to see if they made it into the year. For the most part, when Parker met someone for the first time, I used that as the picture for that day 🙂 This is his Uncle Tim smiling at their picture.

You can watch Parker grow over the last year over at Cherry Blossom Love.

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St Patrick’s Day Fonts & Free Subway Art

I absolutely LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. Not only is it my sister’s birthday but we are Irish, I love looking for 4 leaf clovers, and seeing rainbows! It always usually means spring is right around the corner.

I had so much fun putting together my favorite fonts for Valentine’s Day, I figured I would start out the month with some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day fonts. These aren’t specifically labeled as St. Patrick’s Day fonts but they work pretty well in my opinion!

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I also wanted to continue my tradition of creating holiday subway art and decided I would make this one a freebie! Just stop on my My Crafting Attic’s FB page and become a fan to get your free download.

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Edible Acorns

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We are currently on vacation in Outer Banks, NC this week so my Mom and I thought it would be a great time to work on a few Pinterest projects we had seen for the Fall. Today we chose a recipe to make edible acorns over at Two Twenty One. We made a few adjustments to how we made ours and they turned out adorable and oh so yummy!

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This recipe only calls for three ingredients (mini chocolate chips, Hershey Kisses, and round mini Nutter Butter cookies) and takes about 10 minutes to whip up a batch.

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The trickiest part is separating the cookies making sure there is still some peanut butter on each one. You have my permission to snack on any that don’t 😉

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After unwrapping the Hershey Kisses, and eating a few, press them against the inside of the Nutter Butter cookie. The peanut butter serves as a glue to keep them together.

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Once you have assembled all of the Hershey Kisses and Nutter Butter cookies take a plate and sit it under a stream of hot water upside down.

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Grabbing about 5 chocolate chips at a time place them right side up on the hot plate for a few seconds, just long enough to start melting.

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Place the chocolate chip on the top and press down gently. The melted bottom helps adhere to the top of the Nutter Butter cookie.

Terracotta Pumpkins

Fall really is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, beautiful scenery, and all the opportunities to decorate. I am always looking for easy DIY projects that can be done on a budget in a short amount of time. Since I recently started a Pinterest Challenge over at Dutch Being Me I thought I would create something inspired by Pinterest today.

Today’s project is very simple, only requires a few materials, can be stored easily, and is pretty cute.

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Materials:
I was able to find all of the materials I needed at Jo Ann Fabrics for about $8. I found a variety of terracotta pots and then black, white, and yellow acrylic paint. I only used a little of the paint so that will be saved for a future project.

Time:
The project took about 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s a great project to complete in the evening while watching TV. To get in the spirit I turned on Hocus Pocus, one of my favorite Halloween movie.

Instructions:
This project is very simple and doesn’t necessarily warrant step-by-step instructions. I looked online at some pumpkin faces to give me a little inspiration and then just hand painted the faces on.

What I LOVE about this project:
This project is inexpensive, quick, and the final product can be displaced for several months during the Fall season. When it’s time to pack them away, they can fit inside one another for easier storage. It’s a great project to do with kids or a cute way to announce an addition to the family.

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