Christmas Projects from 2010

Hey there friends! 
I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! We sure did. In fact, we have another Thanksgiving celebration to attend today! 
Did any of you get any shopping done yesterday for Black Friday? Yes, I’m one of the crazies that likes to get a good deal, so I did a bit of shopping. I did not, however, get into any fist fight, arm wrestles, races, shouting matches, etc. That part of Black Friday shopping is just not for me : )
Mine for the Making has grown so much since last year, so I thought it would be fun to reminisce about last year’s Christmas projects together. I have included links to all of the original posts, so feel free to click over to see the full tutorial or to download any of the printables. 

I had so much fun creating gifts, treats, and decor last year for Christmas! I am so excited to show you all of the fun projects I have been working on for Christmas this year. 

Have a great weekend friends!

Halloween Projects from 2010

Happy Monday friends!
Today I am going to share the Halloween projects I made last year.
I am busy making new decorations to add to last year’s! Can’t wait to show you the finished product.
Halloween decor
Halloween hair accessories
How to decorate for Halloween without breaking your bank.

Dollar store Halloween wreath using crepe paper.

Make a witch’s broom out of a thrifted/garage sale broom.

Cute treat for kiddos.
Have a great week friends! 
I hope you were able to find some Halloween inspiration.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fantastic GIVEAWAY from one of my favorite shops.
I will be showing you this year’s Halloween wreath. 
See you tomorrow!

Fall Inspiration From 2010

Since MFTM has grown so much over the last year, I thought it would be a good idea to show you some of the fall inspiration on the blog from last year.
I’ve been busy decorating for this fall and making new projects! Just in case you’ve missed my fall projects from this year, here they are so far:
Happy Fall, ya’ll! 
If you have a fall inspired tutorial, printable, tradition, or recipe that you would like to share with MFTM, please email me! We ♥ having visitors!

Looking Back While Looking Forward {and a giveaway!}

I wanted to revisit my 2010 resolution list. Yes. List. Let’s see how I did, shall we?
{You can visit the original post here}
1. Have more patience (especially with my husband)
*This is something I have improved on, but could still continue to work on.
2. Read more…and from new authors (branch out…big step)
*Do blogs count?
3. Learn new cooking/baking recipes and perfect them
*I have become such a better cook! This is really exciting. You can check out some of my recipes here. I will definitely be continuing to grow and learn in this area.
4. Make more (crafting and sewing)
*Thanks to all of YOU for the motivation, I made some really wonderful things this year. You can find highlights from 2010’s projects here.
5. Finish renovating our home
*Ha! We have come SO FAR, but are not even near being finished. This will stay on 2011’s list.
6. Go on a fantastic family vacation
*We were able to take a family vacation to Disneyland this year and we truly had a blast!  Lots of memories made :)
7. Start a blog  
*Again, thanks to all of YOU, MFTM has done really well in it’s first year and has grown in so many ways. Thanks for the support friends!

Not too shabby, right? I did pretty well this year I think. How did you do with your 2010 resolution(s)?


Now….on to 2011’s resolutions…

1. Stop chewing my nails

2. Purchase a nice camera so that I can document more (family, projects, renovations, etc.) and so that my photos aren’t so…well…ugly.

3. Run a successful etsy shop

4. Finish renovating our home

5. Have more patience in general (with everything)

6. Learn how to crochet 

7. Attend church regularly and read my scriptures daily 

8. This is a personal, family goal that I will not share at this time, but will when the time is right.  :)

Have you made your 2011 resolution(s)? I love a new year… it’s a chance to grown and learn and change for the better. It’s a chance to start fresh. A new year is something to be thankful for, I think.

With ALL of that being said…it’s time for the NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY!!
I am giving away a sponsor spot for the months of January and February!!
That’s right…2 months of *free* ad space (125×125)! If you have a blog or shop that you would like to advertise here at MFTM, than this giveaway is for YOU! 
MFTM supports kid and family friendly blogs and shops. We support all things *handmade* and we support mommy shop owners. (You can find out more about advertising here).
Not only will you get a sponsor spot on the blog, but I will write a post spotlighting your blog or shop each month (one in Jan. and one in Feb.) promoting YOU!!
{You can check MFTM’s stats here.}
How can you enter to win 2 months of advertising on Mine for the Making?
{Leave a separate comment for each entry}
1. Leave a comment with the name of your blog or shop and a link to it.
2. Tell us what you want to see more of on MFTM in 2011.
(crafts, tutorials, recipes, giveaways, blog swaps, features, family life, etc.)
3. Be a public follower of MFTM.
4. “Like” MFTM on facebook.
5. “Heart” MFTM etsy shop.
FIVE chances to win this 2011 giveaway!
Giveaway is open until December 31st at midnight. I will announce the {winner} on January 1st, 2011.

MFTM’s Best of 2010

Thought I would share some of the fun and crafty projects that were made throughout 2010. These projects were either featured most, had the most page views, or had the most comments (in no particular order). I hope you enjoy!!

Creative with Coasters Part 1 and Part 2

{These will be in the etsy shop soon!}
Free Holiday Printables
{found here, here, here, and here}

Thanks for such a great year, friends!! I had NO idea blogging would be/could be so much fun. In my wildest dreams I couldn’t have imagined meeting so many wonderful friends through blogland this year. I LOVE reading your comments and emails…keep them coming! Thank you for making blogging THAT much more fun and rewarding! You inspire me and you motivate me. Can’t wait to see what 2011 holds!!

To all of the bloggers who have featured MFTM crafts, projects, and recipes… thank YOU so much for sharing my creations with others!