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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Show & Share {16}

Hello friends! I'm so excited for another week of Show & Share! Let's get right to it!

*Follow me & my co-hosts LindsayWhitney and Jennifer
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post my button on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Acoustic Stitch Design {WINNER}

Thank you to everyone that entered my giveaway with Acoustic Stitch Design!

I use to choose the winner
and the winner is 
tiffany and darren said...Following Acoustic Stitch on facebook
CONGRATS Tiffany! You get to choose one of the following pairs of shoes for your little guy or gal! Thank you to Tina from Acoustic Stitch Design for doing this awesome giveaway! Make sure you visit her etsy shop to see all her other cute items!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Show & Share 15 {Features}

Hello my friends! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday weekend! I know I did! It was busy, yet relaxing and we enjoyed spending time with family and eating lots of yummy food! The girls and I also enjoyed having my husband around and are going to miss him when he goes back to work in the morning! I don't know what it is, but the last couple of weeks I've been lagging! 7pm hits and I feel like it's 2am! Is it because it gets so dark so early now? I don't know, but I've been so blasted tired! I've been working on my Christmas decor and my girls Christmas skirts...round one was a fail and round two I'm not entirely loving...crap! These skirts have been eating up my creative time and juices...hopefully I'll have a cute project to show you soon!

Before we get to the features don't forget tomorrow is the last day to enter my current giveaway with Acoustic Stitch Design. They are the cutest infant and toddler shoes and would make a perfect Christmas gift or baby shower gift!

Now on to the features from last weeks party! Thank you to everyone that supports us in this link party and joins in every week! I truly enjoy looking at all the amazing creativity out there!

Nature Inspired Christmas Wreath

Barn Doors

Trash to Treasure Bench

Felted Wool Bow Ties

Sequin Christmas Trees

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Show & Share {15} and my NOT so traditional pumpkin pie

I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far and are getting as excited as I am about Thanksgiving! Spending time with family and a fabulous meal and my favorite pumpkin pie! I'm not a pie person. I can't do soft warm fruit...the texture of it just doesn't sit right with me. So before we get to the link party I'm going to quickly share my favorite pumpkin pie recipe.

4 oz cream cheese softened
1 Tablespoon milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Cup cool whip
1 graham cracker pie crust
2 small packages jello-vanilla instant pudding
1 Cup milk
16 oz pumpkin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Mix cream cheese, 1 Tbsp milk and sugar. Mix until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of cool whip. Poor onto crust. Mix 1 cup cold milk, pumpkin, pudding packets and spices. Mix until until completely mixed. Poor on top of the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

I hope you all have a very happy and safe thanksgiving! I'm very thankful that I have gotten to meet so many inspiring and talented people through blogging. I'm thankful for you that come visit and comment and support me on this journey! Enjoy this weekend with those that matter most and be sure to tell them why you're thankful for them!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Show & Share 14 {Features}

Hello my friends! I'm going to let you in on a little was my birthday on Saturday so I took a long weekend off blogging! I wasn't completely away...I'm working on my girls Christmas outfits and I can't wait to share them! So lets get back to things around here and start the week with some features from last week's fabulous link party! If you were featured feel free to grab a featured button! Also don't forget to enter my current giveaway! I know you want to win a pair of these adorable baby/toddler shoes!

I want this little space in my home! Such a fun little reading nook from These Moments of Mine

I love this entire look from Blooming Homestead Go check out the tutorial for the shutters!

A beautiful laundry room makeover from Keeping Up With The Mann's

Love this look from The Small Things Blog

Now that it's cold out do you need some indoor activities to do with your kids? Check out Every Day Game Plan there's so many fun activities to keep those little bodies moving!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Show & Share {14}

Hello my friends! It's that time again and I'm so excited to see what you've been working on! But first if you haven't entered my current giveaway with Acoustic Stitch Design. Do it now! One lucky winner will win an adorable pair of baby/toddler shoes! Just look how cute they are! Trust me you don't want to miss it! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Now lets get to the party! You know what to do!

*Follow me & my co-hosts LindsayWhitney and Jennifer
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post my button on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Show & Share 13 {Features}

Make sure you enter my current giveaway with Acoustic Stitch Design to win an adorable pair of baby/toddler shoes! Just look how cute they are! Trust me you don't want to miss it! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

You guys seriously AMAZE me! I know I say it every week, but holy cow last week was awesome and I had the hardest time choosing my features! Check them out!

I told you she was amazing! Amy at Watch Me Daddy created this beautiful trellis wall in her nursery. On another note she's my neighbor and I get to see all her amazing projects in person! Are you jealous? You should be!

This snowflake wall from My Sister's Suitcase is awesome! She used felt snowflakes from the dollar store!
Check out how Compulsive In Texas transformed her counter top using brown paper bags.
Can you tell what Passionately Perfect used to make this light fixture? If you guess plastic utensils from the dollar store you are right! So cool!
Love the double braid look from Ma Nouvelle Mode She has fabulous hair tutorials go check them out!
This beautiful kitchen from Creative Cain Cabin was the number one viewed link last week and it's not hard to tell why!

Monday, November 14, 2011

GIVEAWAY with Acoustic Stitch Design

I'm so excited to introduce you to Acoustic Stitch Design! Tina makes the most adorable little shoes for babies and I know you will instantly fall in love with them just like I did! They come in sizes from 0-18 months and there are so many styles to choose from.  I was lucky enough to receive a pair when my little Capri was born and I constantly got compliments on them. So lets get to the best part. Acoustic Stitch Design is giving a pair to 1 lucky winner! The winner will choose one of the following pair of shoes (you choose the size; sizes available are 0-18 months)

Aren't they so dang cute! Perfect for a baby gift or Christmas gift! Here's how you can win:

Make sure to enter a separate comment for each entry and that your email is attached to your profile or to leave it with your comment. 
*Additional Entries*
The giveaway will run from now until Monday November 29, 2011 11:59PM MST. Winner will be announced here on Lil Pink Pocket home page and Lil Pink Pocket facebook page.

Good luck to everyone and remember to check out Acoustic Stitch Design etsy shop to see all the other amazing items and styles! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Advent Calendar

I love this time of year! We've been listening to Christmas music and getting out Christmas decor. (We don't have Thanksgiving at our home if we did my Christmas decor would not be coming out yet) Contrary to what people may say I'm not forgetting or overlooking Thanksgiving. We love Thanksgiving at our house...lots of yummy food, spending time with family and a day to spend remembering all that we have to be grateful for. Thanksgiving and Christmas go hand in hand for me. There's not a better way to start the Christmas season than to be reminded of what we have in our lives. I love the spirit and excitement that Christmas brings. By the time the week of Thanksgiving rolls around I want to be able to enjoy the holiday season and that includes my Christmas decor. It takes a lot of time to put up all those decorations and I don't want to have to worry about when we're going to have the time to do it so we get started early. The Christmas season is also a time for traditions and today I'm going to share one that I started with my own little family.

This is our advent calendar and countdown to Christmas, but instead of putting treats or prizes inside we do a special activity together as a family each day. I have a jar full of slips of paper with different activities on them to choose from. Each days activity depends on what we have going on that year or in some cases what the weather is like and some days we do multiple activities. (for example on a snow day we build a snowman and
make snow angels). At the end of November I look at the calendar and see what we've got going on for the month of December and put those activities in their box first. This year I knew when we had my side of the family Christmas party (which lasts all day long) so that is our activity for that day. It's supposed to be fun...not stressful! Also some of the activities will change as my children get older. This is something that is for everyone and can be adapted to every family. My oldest daughter gets so excited to open a box each day and see what we'll do together as a family.

Here's what you need to make it:
24 paper mache boxes in an assortment of sizes. The sizes of mine are 2"x2", 2.5"x2.5", 4.5"x3.5", 4.5"x4.5"
magnets for each box. I use the small silver circles that are really strong.
craft paint and brush
variety of numbers (different shapes and sizes) I used stickers, rub-ons and chipboard
different embellishments like jewels, paper cutouts and chipboard
modge podge
magnet board
  1. Arrange boxes in the order you like. Then choose what color each box will be and paint all boxes and lids. Let them completely dry.
  2. Put numbers on each box and embellish.
  3. Apply a coat of modge podge for protection.
  4.  Attach magnets to each box. The larger boxes I used 2.
  5. Fill with your slips of paper.
Here is a list of ideas!
Read the about the birth of Christ in the bible.
Read a Christmas book.
Make a paper snowman.
Go Christmas caroling.
Go see the live nativity.
Wrap Christmas presents.
Make muffins.
Make and decorate gingerbread houses.
Go see Santa.
Learn to play a holiday song on an instrument.
Take a moonlit walk in the snow.
Invite family or friends to have a sleepover.
Cuddle under a blanket.
Learn to say “I Love You” in 5 languages.
Go ice skating.
Write 10 things you’re thankful for.
Write down the 10 best memories from the past year.
Attend a holiday concert.
Go see the nutcracker.
Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Share your favorite holiday memories.
Write down your favorite traditions.
Write down traditions you want to start with your family.
Bake Christmas cookies.
Go see the lights at temple square.
Ready a book by the fire.
Watch a Christmas movie.
Watch family videos.
Have dinner by candlelight.
Make breakfast food for dinner and eat in your pajamas.
Deliver neighbor and friend Christmas gifts.
Cut out paper snowflakes.
Make popcorn string.
Make cheerio string.
Make candy cane reindeer.
Take a ride to look at holiday lights and decorations.
Watch the snow fall.
Make reindeer puppets.
Build a snowman.
Eat snow.
Go sledding.
Make snow angels.
Write Christmas cards.
Write a letter to Santa.
Make a paper Christmas tree.
Make hot chocolate.


*Make sure to check out the parties I link up at!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby Boots

I'm so excited to share these little baby boots with you! I came across a pattern for these found here. I've been in the crocheting mood since making my cowl for the crochet along. My cute neighbor is pregnant with her third (she's got the most adorable twin boys just a few months younger than my oldest) and she's having a girl in about a month. Once I saw these I knew I wanted to give them a try! I'll be honest while making the first pair I got frustrated and undid it to many times to count and I almost gave up on them. I haven't crocheted since I was a young teenager and I just wasn't making the connection of what I was supposed to do so I made some adjustments to the pattern and they turned out exactly how I imagined in my head. I'm so proud of myself and at how cute they turned out! Now I'm off to figure out how to make a bigger pair for my 18 month old! Enjoy!

*UPDATE* I purchased the pattern here If you get the pattern and want to know the changes I made email me at lilpinkpocket{at}gmail{dot}com. I'm also working on my own pattern and once I get it figured out I'll share it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Show & Share {13}

It's Wednesday and you know what that means!!!! Show me what you've been up to!

*Follow me & my co-hosts LindsayWhitney and Jennifer
*Link to a specific post--not your home page, no giveaways, or no etsy shops
*Link something you've done in the last month
*Post my button on your blog so everyone can join in the fun
*Visit & comment on at least TWO other links posted
*Come back to see if you've been featured!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Infant Carrier Canopy

You know how I said I was working on a few projects for my sister-in-laws baby shower that was last Saturday? Well I refinished a crib for her and will hopefully get a picture of it once they get it all set up. I also made her a infant carrier canopy. This is a really easy and cute project and you can get creative with it.

Here's what you will need:
2 yards of fabric (If you want different fabric on each side then you'll use a yard of two coordinating fabrics)
Sewing machine and matching thread
Hot glue
velcro for straps
embellishments for straps. I made flower rosettes with a jewel in the middle.
  1. Lay fabric right sides facing together. Cut four 3 inch x 8 inch strips off an edge to use for the straps.
  2. Round the corners of your fabric. I used a plate to trace the edges and then cut.
  3. Straight stitch right sides together leaving about 4 inches to turn it right side out.
  4. Straight stitch the 4 inch opening closed.
  5. Iron all edges flat.
  6. Choose a decorative stitch and go all the way around canopy. I used a zigzag stitch and with white thread.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 for the straps. (I left one edge open to turn it right side out.)
  8. Fold canopy in half horizontally. Pin straps on the fold, in the middle and equally spaced apart.
  9. Sew straps on using a straight stitch. I did a 2 inch square to make sure it was securely fastened.
  10. Hot glue on velcro and embellishments

What do you think? I love the simplicity of it. Sometimes a little pop of color is all you need! Enjoy!

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