Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Out 2013 In

Goodbye 2012. Like all years, there were ups and downs. I spent the first several months unable to build anything, boo. Which really ended up being okay as it got me in touch my inner crafty self during the time I was away from my saw.

Here is a quick recap of what you loved this year... 
My little decoupage how-to that kinda took over. By far the biggest Pinterest traffic source.

A little washy wash...

The kids are home on break. We have all been all sorts of sick. I am going a little bit batty. And I NEED to do something other than sanitize puke buckets and washing laundry. A sewing project seems a little over zealous for a day like today. And for some reason this week it has started to drive me crazy to look at my shoe shelf. So I decided to wash it too. :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Growth Chart Bandwagon

You guys have had to of seen the wooden growth charts, right? They have been done a thousand different ways by a million different people. Just search "wood growth chart" and you will see 2,470,000 results (I kid you not, that is the actual google count as of this moment). So I am not going to bore anyone with an in depth how to. Besides... it's basically a glorified ruler. Some people act like it's rocket science! I did find that it was hard to find an easy "how-to". So in as a few words as possible... I give you growth chart... Whitney Style. :)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Christmas Crunch

Are you all ready for Christmas 2012? It is ONLY 12 days away!

While I am busy doing last minute Christmas orders and my own gifts I thought I would share with you one of my favorite blogs, I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn is great and mega crafty. She put together a HUGE list of wonderful ideas for gift giving this season. Check it out!

Here is a peak of what's going on in Whitney's Workshop this week... 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Airplane Swing Tutorial

All right, all right, all right! Have I hyped this post enough on Facebook? Here it is! A child's airplane swing...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Operation: The Family Table

Onward and upward. This morning I was literally moments away from making this post when I got this email and my little mommy blog came crumbling down around me. BUT I won't let it get me down. I am on a mission and hope that if you are reading this that you too will consider joining this mission. And bless you if you do.

On November 30th, a local Mount Gilead, Ohio family lost their home to a fire. A complete and total loss, including their two dogs. It is not an exaggeration to say that the mom of this family of four has the kindest soul and brightest spirit of anyone you could meet. In the days following I searched for a way to help them. I did not take long to realize that I might not be able to help much financially, but what I can do is use my talents to do a tiny part in putting a home back together again.

As a mom I know how important it is to spend time at the end of each day with your family. A time to share funny stories, accomplishments, and even defeats. A time to bond as a family and strengthen a parents relationship with their children. And for most families, this happens around a dining room table.

It is my goal and mission to help the Keen Family by building a dining room table for them. But I can't do it alone. I need your help. Any amount that can be donated toward this cause is a true blessing, even if it is just a few dollars. Should we be so blessed to receive donations in excess of the cost of building a table, 100% of the money would go to the family and/or toward build them more furniture if time permits. Things like benches and/or chairs, beds for the children, maybe even a few special home decor items.

To donate, use this PayPal link. You may then use your PayPal account to transfer any dollar amount to mine, At this time, this PayPal account is solely for the purpose of accepting donations.  If you are local and would like to donate cash or check please email or send a message on Facebook,
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