Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Our 1 Year Blog Anniversary!!!

Has it really been a year since we started!?!? 
We can hardly believe it! 
I remember about a year ago I stumbled upon a couple of blogs
that were DIY building, decorating and crafting. 
All done by "normal" women out there. 
Mostly moms, housewives, women of all ages...and I almost fell off my chair! 

I was so excited to see other ladies with some
of the same....extreme hobbies as Nicole and myself. 
The part of blogging that we love most is the
interaction, learning, inspiration, kindness, cheer leading of
 "you can do it"  gals and the friendship we have gained. 
How great is that?
 We can sit in our house in Idaho and mingle with crafty women all over the world!

I slowly suckered Nicole into reading blogs,
calling her daily...."did you see this?....did you see that?"
We have loved to dabble in everything from crafts to power tools for some time,
Nicole had even moved on to table saws, scroll saws,
compound miter saws, and routers with
her wood lettering business but we have learned tons too through the power of the
Internet and blogging.... we learned to
cut our own crown and overcome the fear of a miter saw!!!
It's been fun to learn how the blogging world works,
from taking pictures to the writing, a lot of learning IS taking place! :)
We use a lot of these "", and ........ :), and most of all these!!!!!!!!!!!!
What can we say.....we are ANIMATED!!!
When I read our writing, I often think of Chris Farley....."in a van DOWN by the river"!
Thanks for still reading! (ha,ha)

We thought we would take a  little walk down memory lane and peek through some of our favorite projects.

It all started after being inspired by Thrifty Decor Chick's shelves. How great is it that you can make something beautiful for your home with your own two hands and with little money.

We love to use power tools!  Especially when it involves crafting with wood. 
We have a blast building together! 
We obviously love wreaths! 
We promise...no more ornament wreaths....we got a little carried away last year!
 We love to craft with papers!!
This is Nicole's specialty as she has a business cutting wood letters and shapes
and then modging podging paper.
We learned to cut crown moulding...and it's not that bad.  You all should try it!
And...we love a good topiary!!

Thanks to ALL of YOU for taking the time to read our blog! 
We love doing this... creating is our passion!!
We love working together and feel so lucky to live by each other
so we can dabble in our hobbies together.

In honor of you, we are doing a little giveaway.
Nicole's been busy making pilgrims and turkey's
and we wanted to share them with you!
Please make sure to leave your name and a way to contact you to claim your prize!
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!
The giveaway will end in one week.

We were featured over at Today's Creative Blog today! 
 If you would like to see the very kind write up, go check it out here.
Thank you Kim!!
And a hardy welcome to all of our new Visitors!!






81 comments:

Amber said...

I love reading your blog!
bambers25@yahoo.com

olliebelle20 said...

you have a great blog! congrats on one year! those little pilgrims and turkey are adorable. you can contact me at cmhutchison22@gmail.com
-Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

keri said...

I enjoy reading your blog and all your cute ideas.
ckrjkse@yahoo.com

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

I saw your feature, I commented. :) Congrats on one year! Goes by fast, doesn't it?
Nicole does such great work! I don't know how she has the patience to cut out those shapes. The Thanksgiving pieces are adorable! Count me in!
gail

Kelsey said...

Happy blogiversiary!! I love your blog.

alschic07@yahoo.com

symony said...

i defintally stalk your blog all the time love stealing all your ideas! he he where are you located? symony0707@hotmail.com

JC's Loft said...

"in a van down by the river" hahahaha...love your blog and that I stumbled upon it. I always walk away being inspired and that's how I know I've found a good blog : ) Congrats on the 1 yr. anniv.!!!!

Emily and Dallas said...

I love these!
ealoewen@liberty.edu

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

That turkey is just too cute!!

Selena said...

I love your blog...I love how creative you guys can get!!

Kristi said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog and all the great crafts. And the fact that you're sisters? Even better!

mom2molly11@hotmail.com

Melissa B. said...

Your blog is one of my favourites! I always get excited when I see you have posted. So creative!

jakeandmelissa2010@gmail.com

Audi said...
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Kaye said...

LOVE your blog full of cute and easy to do ideas....keep up the great creativity

Audi said...

I can't believe I haven't found your blog sooner! LOVE IT ALL! I found you through "today's creative blog"...can't wait to see/catch up with all you've done in the year...
i don't own any thanksgiving decor and would love to start with these! superb!

ttmom 42 at yahoo dot com

The Larsen Gang said...

Candace and Nicole-
I sometime think your blog should be titled Crazy Crafty Sisters! You two have way to much fun together. I love all the creations you have done over the year! Keep it up!
Love Ya!

Michelle said...

I loveee these. I also love your blog!!!

dearmichellelee@gmail.com

Bryce, Anna, Porter and Avery said...

just found your blog... so inspired, the list of prejects i'd like to do continues to grow and grow. keep it up!

dribanna435 at aol dot com

jennifer said...

love your site...
i tried crown moulding, too and it isn't so bad:)

j_banyay (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Bailey's said...

Here's hoping that I can win me some cute pilgrims to go with the turkey I just bought (which I love BTW). Thanks for the Chris Farley reference which brought a smile to my face. I am so grateful for you ladies and your crafting inspiration! Keep it up:)

amandaruth25 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Momma Button said...
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Momma Button said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad that I added you to my ever growing list of blogs to follow.

dhunters@accesswest.com

jle819 said...

I haven't been around for the whole entire year, only the past month, but I love what I've found! I hope I win your cute turkey! The whole set is adorable! Thanks for doing all you do! Jody Edwards jody.edwards@yahoo.com

Heather Johnson said...

Love your blog and love these cute pilgrims. I could really use some new Thanksgiving decorations.
blog.familyvolley@gmail.com

Lisa Berkery said...

I'm new to your blog. I actually found your blog today! :) Congrats on your 1 year!
LisaBerkery@Gmail.com

thehousewife said...

I love your blog! So happy for you on your 1 year..it was blogs like yours that gave me the push to finally do mine! You guys are INSPIRATIONAL!

Angelica-the housewife

Melanie said...

Congrat's on your 1 year anniversary. This is my first time here. I found you from Today's Creative Blog. I can't wait to read more from you guys.

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Just love you crafty sisters. :-) AAhhhh...the easter egg wreaths....where it all began for the Notes From the Heartland/Crafty Sisters friendship. ;-) I still love those wreaths more than words express....I painted more eggs than I should even admit to after reading that post. Happy Anniversary!!!

Helen said...

I came over from Kim's blog. You two are way too crafty! I LOVE those pilgrims and turkey - so cute!

The Blakes said...

congrats! I really enjoy the blog! and I really, really enjoy giveaways! thanks
marthablake3@gmail.com

aPearantly sew said...

Just found you girls through Today's Creative Blog, and oh my goodness! The inspiration! ummm, and the slight feeling of inadequacy :) I can't wait to have a little free time to really check out your ideas!

Mimi said...

Crafty and sisters ~ what a wonderfully, fun combination!! I just found you from Kim at TCB & she was certainly right about all of your precious ideas. Please enter me in the give-away; those Thanksgiving decorations would be so welcome in my home.

Julee said...

I love your blog!!! :) And I miss hanging around Nicole :(
I'd love to have those cute decorations to make my house look cute for Thanksgiving. jbirish@gmail.com

Angie said...

Love love LOVE those pilgrims and that turkey! I NEED those!! Pick me pick me!:) angiecastagno@hotmail.com

Valerie said...

LOVE Those!! So cute! Valerie at valerie.stewart1@gmail.com

Bryan and Marsha said...

I just found your site through Today's Creative blog. I love it!! I now have it bookmarked and will continue to browse through it!! You have inspired me!!
Thank you!!!!
Marsha
missserene02@yahoo.com

The Allen Family said...

I love your ideas! And I've only been following a couple weeks - I'm sure I'll find a zillion more things to love and dream of copying when I go back thru your archives.
Thanks for the giveaway.
sethdeziATgmailDOTcom

Heaven Sent Cake & Cupcake Boutique said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary! How exciting! I enjoy reading you guys so much. Crafting ROCKS! I have an affinity for power tools myself. My husband said that it scares him. lol

Thanks for the giveaway heavensentcakeboutique@gmail.com

Congratulations again! Keep up the amazing work!

Amanda said...

Congrats on a year!

richelle said...

Wow, it's already been a year! And look at all you two have done, wow! I love it all and you two AMAZE ME!

richellenmike@yahoo.com

Beth Adams said...

Just wanna say Happy Great One Year! I posted a mention of your anniversary on my blog: Wiccan Make Some Too http://wiccabasics.blogspot.com/
I am just getting started with it but had to mention your site cause I love it sooo much! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Bonnie said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! It really is a lot of fun, isn't it? Here is to many, many more crafty years... and sharing!!!!

autumn said...

yay!
happy birthday!
you guys are awesome, and i'm not just saying that because i love y'all.

Tiffin said...

Congrats on one year! I have been following your blog for a while now and LOVE everything that you ladies do!

tiffinclark@cox.net

Roxann said...

Congratulations on one year! I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and have been hooked ever since! I only wish I could do the wonderful things you guys do! :-) Thanks for a giveaway!

Roxann.Snyder@att.net

Erin said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love your ideas...and that adorable turkey. Thank you for the chance! erinmck12 (at) aol (dot) com

Heidi said...

Thanks for the giveaway and for an amazing year of ideas to follow...keep em comin'

Heidi
heidi.eberly@crengland.com

Jill said...

Happy 1 year! I am so excited for all you are both accomplishing and that you're having fun with it! I love all of your projects. Just wished I lived closer so you could come put your touch on my home! Congrats to you both!

Jill said...

Oh, and your Chris Farley comment made me LOL! Brings back memories of us riding in your blue truck cracking ourselves up with Chris Farley bits. :)

Washington Rimmasch Family said...

Just came by you yesterday after I read your feature. I then spent the next 45 min looking at all you great stuff. Happy blogaversary!

Summer-Ray said...

I live on Penang Island, where thanksgiving is not celebrated...but I just have to say...I'm GLAD I found your blog:)

Love your works of art! Happy Anniversary sisters! ;)

Michelle B.

** Adrian ** said...

I found you through Today's Creative Blog... SO GLAD I DID!! What a great site you have!!! I am your newest follower & I can't wait to see what you do next! ;D

johnson.adrian1@gmail.com

Jalalonde said...

I so appreciate people who blog about their wonderful talents. I have learned so much from your blog. Thank you so much

Stacy said...

I love your blog! I just found you through Today's Creative blog. I use a lot of these " and these :) and these!!!! too. I am your newest follower :)

Stacy @ Not JUST A Housewife

Pauline said...

Ever since I found your blog I have become very crafty. Thanks for starting it a year ago!!!
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!
Pauline
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

KaufusiFamily said...

You have so many great ideas on this blog. I love them all. Congrats on your Blog-iversary.

Rebecca said...

You have a terrific blog! Love all of the great creations that you have made! The pilgrims and turkey are just too cute! my contact info is iiwTheWord@aol.com

Kelly said...

I just discovered you blog and am already in LOVE with it. I would love to win this giveaway as I currently have no Thanksgiving decorations and these are ADORABLE!
moodykelly(at)gmail(dot)com

clairesmom05 said...

That's awesome! Congratulations! I like the way you write, it makes it fun to read :) Great giveaway by the way!

clairesmom05(at)hotmail(dot)com

Candice said...

I just found your site and LOVE it! So many good ideas!

Jenny(momtofive) said...

New to this blog, but I can already see I have a lot of back tracking to do! I NEED to make an ornament wreath! And how cute are the topiary's? LOVE it here! Wish you gave classes! Wish I lived closer!

Jennymomtofive
jhoefer@diodecom.net

kowen said...

Very, very cute! I need Thanksgiving decor and these are perfect!
kowen@cableone.net

Lori said...

I've just spent a good part of my "early morning alone time" perusing! Love it. My friend Lindsey and I were just talking about how we had no Thanksgiving decor. :)

Sara said...

Love the turkey, he's adorable!

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

tiffaniblethen said...

Your blog is exactly what I need to keep the creative juices flowing...keep the inspiration coming!!!
tiffaniblethen@juno.com

Jonelle said...

I too, love, Love, LOVE your blog!! I would love to win the turkey or pilgrims... In fact, I love them so much I would even PAY for them! Please tell me I win! OR where I can purchase them. Thanks for all the inspiration.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Congrats! I love all your crafty ideas! And those pilgrims and turkey are adorable!!
{*Rebekah*}

Michael & Jessica Allen said...

Reading your blog makes me want to go out and buy POWER TOOLS!!!! Seeing you ladies beautify on a budget is so inspiring!!! Thanks for all you do...KEEP BLOGGING!!!
Jessica~ maharjm@hotmail.com

Bealynn said...

I love crafting and you have some of the cutest ideas. Thanks for all your time and great ideas. Can't wait to see what you come up with next...
Thanks
Bealynn
bea.taylor87@gmail.com

Jen said...

Love your blog. You have such fun projects! The turkey and pilgrims are adorable!
crafts.petersen(at)gmail(dot)com

Hannah said...

I just recently found your blog. I have already made an Autumn version of your Halloween Candy Topiaries. I'll leave a comment with a link after I post pictures. I would love a chance to win the pilgrims and turkey. They are too cute! Thanks so much!

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Happy Aniversary! I just found your blog last week! I've been bookmarking several projects and sharing others!

Mandy said...

Oh my! I LOVE your blog! However, it is dangerous for me because I want to do it ALL! ;)

Kristi said...

I actually just found you through a friend but I love the things you make! You inspire people like me who need a little (lot) help when it comes to all things crafty!

kristib89@yahoo.com

lacey said...

I SO need Fall decorations! Your blog is super cute and I would love to win.
lacey_ann_fowler(at)yahoo(dot)com

caseyormike said...

Love all the great ideas that I can do, but can't come up with on my own :)

caseyormike@yahoo.com

Miss Tiffy Lee said...

congrats on your blogaversary!

tiffany
princesstiffylee at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I've never won anything but I'll give it a shot. I LOVE your blog!! It has such great ideas on it!
odonnals@cox.net

The Gibbs Family said...

Super stuff Ladies! Looking forward to another year of cool posts! fraugibbs@gmail.com

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Congrats on a wonderful year of blogging :D Your blog is great and I can't wait to see what is in store for this year!

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