37dd1ec4593dd034750056b884dd3395 Gift Idea for the Coach! ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

Even though I haven’t even blogged about our kid’s sports fall season(s) yet, I thought I would share with you all a nice personalized gift idea that is great as a ‘thank you’ to your kid’s sport coaches.  Although keep in mind, the specifics/design of this idea can be changed for many other gift needs, and fitting for teacher’s (on a pedestal mug), Dads, teens, etc., Christmas or thank you gifts as well, as long as you have some kind of cutter machine, such as a Silhouette. You may consider some simple graphics, or the special occasion of the recipient.  The gift idea is completely customizable and suitable for so many

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I hope you all had the chance to join us, for our Halloween Decor Tour, in which we shared with you all of the festive touches I made, to put a little Halloween in the air, indoors and outdoors!  The post tour naturally consists of a ton of photos, or else how else could I show you all?  That, and my small chit-chat, made the post plenty long enough.  So I promised to share how I made some of the decor, in a separate post in the Crafts & Creations section soon. And here we are.

All of the signage design work

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2cb57399d6dd1b31ff17d30b365bfdc4 Call Us Copy Cats! / Crayon Wall Art ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

This crayon art thing that is happening….You know, the one that’s sweeping the nation?  It’s been pinned to death, and it’s invaded Blogland, like there is tomorrow.  And although I am never one to copy someone else’s ideas, or follow trends for the sake of everybody else doing it, I KNEW I was going to do this art-craft with my kids, the very-first-time I saw it.

Even at the risk, of being called ‘Copy Cats’.

(Sticks and stones may break our bones….)

4daa3766a3d4f4a764d1e807772baae4 Call Us Copy Cats! / Crayon Wall Art ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com So I picked up

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be2e542257f88d0166db8d8fe8badf01 A T Shirt Craft / Wicked Cool, Fun, Easy, & Not Messy! ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

This just may be the coolest and most fun craft, I have ever done with our kiddos.  If that wasn’t awesome enough, it is super easy, and it doesn’t make a mess either!!  I know, right? It’s perfect for kid’s birthday parties, scouts, camps, etc.  Our kids didn’t want to stop.  They even made a couple of shirts for their friends.  But all of you mothers, as we show you how simple this project is,….think outside the box, for yourselves, or other projects, too. I am!

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All you need is:

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    5634917e1f46e1e2564e02c671a68cde Decorative Wall Initials / Idea & Tutorial ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

    Every time I’ve gone to Michael’s Arts and Crafts, I’ve looked at these large white letters you can purchase individually. I knew I wanted to create something using these letters as personalization, for {O}’s room. But I was undecided if I wanted to do her whole name, or just her initial.

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    f818e803e04bcbcfc931c74a449c1a0a *LINK UP PARTY* (#14) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise & Featured from #13 ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

    & FEATURED Linkers !


    What a week it has been!  Summer really seems to be flying by now, and I’m always feeling like I’m a few steps behind.  But at least lately, I know it’s because I’ve been putting the never-done-anyway to-do list aside, and taking the time to enjoy the fleeting and sweet days & nights of summer, with the people I love. We’ve been swimming & sunning & loving the sand in our toes and the salt in the air,…. hanging out & kicking back & laughing a

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    f818e803e04bcbcfc931c74a449c1a0a *Link Up Party* (#13) @ Our House Of Joyful Noise, & *Spotlight Picks*! ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com



    TUESDAYS……When we most always do a little Show & Tell of a few of our favorite link-ups from the previous week, and kick of a new party!

    There’s a multitude of reasons why you should be following us!!  It’s our way of sharing ‘extras’ with you, making exciting announcements, giving you a heads up on things you’ll want to know in advance, and generally having a better connection with you.  We want to!!  So please take a moment to be sure you

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    3cf0c9f30196e6c16bfd29ee624ace8c Shabby Chic Fan Pull & Pillow ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com


    I know!  It’s been awhile since I’ve made a ceiling fan pull, huh?  Hey, a girl only has so much time to craft! But once I got this new one in my head, I couldn’t go out & get the supplies to make it, fast enough.  I made it, and then I was so excited to see it up, that I took down my summer fan pull, to put it up.


    7892ce537c365dc9f42a5fd67c3238f6 Shabby Chic Fan Pull & Pillow ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

    Shabby Chic is so my style

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    e713ee186d8aaeb17e1a578c53bf5be0 Setting Eyelet Embellishments   A Tutorial ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com

    Several blog posts back, I shared a simple craft I did making decorative paper pennants. Part of that project was putting eyelets in the top corners of the pennants, to string ribbon through, and hang like paper bunting. I asked in that post if there was anyone interested in a tutorial on the procedure of using eyelets, and one of our readers, Lindy over at Veni Vidi Scrappy, said she would.  She is a passionate scrap booker, as evidenced by her great site, so this would make for a very useful technique for her. But there are many creative ways

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    f818e803e04bcbcfc931c74a449c1a0a Our House Of Joyful Noise Link Up Party #11, & Spotlighted Links! ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com



    I wanted to thank everyone who has been coming around to link-up every Tuesday with us!!

    Honestly, it’s a difficult process to choose features every week! Everyone is worthy, and I have never liked leaving people out. I want to choose everyone, and there are other times it’s hard not to choose the same bloggers we’ve chosen before. There are always so many inspiring and inventive ideas!  So, I can only do the best I

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