Black and white DIY Thanksgiving pumpkins

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Can you believe that it’s going to be Thanksgiving in just a few weeks?

Neither can I.  We were just knee deep in summer a minute ago it seems, and the wonderful holiday season has already arrived.

Being that it is my favorite time of year I will take it however.  I don’t know about you but I get a little (ok massively) excited when the holiday baking displays begin to pop up at the grocery store.

Marshmallow crème we are ready for you!

But before I get ahead of myself and begin to mentally put up our tree (too late I already have the colors, theme and location in my noggin) we have Thanksgiving to look forward to.

No matter where this Thanksgiving finds us, one thing is for sure, it’s such a good time to stop and really realize how truly blessed we are.

Time to spend with family or friends, or however you want, and food. Good food y’all.

I have had this little blog of mine for about four years now I think.

A lot has happened since then, and returning to work just under two years ago has meant not near as much time to write and share.  But that return to work was necessary as I left an unhealthy life behind and struck out on a new path with my kids.

This Thanksgiving finds me very thankful, for a great career I love, the ability to provide for my family, and a man in my life who supports me and encourages me to do the things that bring me joy.

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Easy DIY boho necklace + tending to our gifts

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 I love jewelry.

And other than my wedding ring my jewelry is usually from Charlotte Russe or Forever 21.

There is something about buying a bunch of new bracelets and accessories to breathe some new life into your wardrobe.

I have been in a huge style rut for a while now.

A bad one.

It’s not that I don’t care, because I do, and I love the way I feel when I like my outfit and feel confident.

I think it’s just my head space, and being tired from work, and letting other things get in the way.

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Inspiration Monday Party | Awesome DIY features!!!

The temps are rising and Summer is officially just a few weeks away. Yay!

We are SO happy you chose to join us for the Inspiration Monday party today. Did you know when you link up to the Inspiration Monday party your link shows up on all 7 blogs simultaneously. Crazy, right?

We think that’s pretty cool that each week YOUR projects get better and better. We LOVE seeing what you have been working on. It gets hard to chose what features we should pick each week.

 
 
This week’s features were chosen by What Meegan Makes

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Inspiration Monday Party | Fab Party Features!!

Kicking off a week with a party always seems like the right thing to do, no? The spring fabulousness keeps coming every week…so much inspiration that the to do lists are getting quite lengthy. What have YOU been up to?

By linking up here, your project is seen on SEVEN blogs at the same time!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Features are always so much fun…we wish there could be hundreds of them.

This week’s picks were selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor>>> [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party + an AWESOME giveaway too!!

It’s a special Inspiration Monday with a fabulous giveaway.
We have all kinds of awesomeness going on with features, your links, and beautiful BEDDING!

 
 

Have you seen Beddy’s?!? They’re the fantastic one-piece bedding unit that makes it a BREEZE to make the bed. Kids roll out of their bed and zip it up for the day. They are also lined with a soft minky fabric that makes nighttimes nice and snuggly. They’re also a great way to keep the covers from coming off of little ones during the night.

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Inspiration Monday Party + Features for the New Year!!

Hoping you all are enjoying the wonderful holiday season that we’re in the middle of!
And, can you believe…just a few days left of 2014!?!
Let’s go out with a bang and have one heck of a party!
 
 
 
 
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We love to feature your creativity throughout the week.
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this week at twelveOeight:

No matter where we are in our careers or creative pursuits,
we gotta keep rocking that hustle and never give up.   [Read more…]

Don’t Look Back new 2015 Free Printable

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I know we still have a handful of days before Christmas, but this phrase has so been on my heart all day today.

I wanted to turn it into something that I could print out and hang on what will be my updated gallery wall in
January.  It’s just so true, the worrying, fretting, regretting.  

All belong in the past and behind us.
They just don’t seem to be part of ringing in a new year, full of possibility and hope.

And I figured that if I love a free printable, you probably would too.
Oh what a thoughtful and thrifty gift to frame it and give it to a friend, I wanted to make something that
makes us think about new beginnings and second chances. [Read more…]

Christmas Mantel | collected + made

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Hello and welcome to to my mantel tour 2014!

I could not be more excited to have teamed up with 14 other knock-your-socks-off talented bloggers to put together a
little mantel eye candy for you.  No matter what your style or theme is, you will be sure to find some inspiration here!

Before you start looking for the fireplace, I will let you in on a little secret…
It’s on the other side of the room, and has a Christmas tree in front of it.  It’s a gas fireplace with a tile surround, and
I usually keep my tree in that spot, and since it’s more of a fantel (fake mantel) than a mantel, so well why not use something else?

So, I like to use my wall of bookcases along a long wall in our family room for my seasonal displays, collections, and
ever-changing gallery wall.

Plus, we have a 3 month old giant (and by this I mean GIANT and really active) lab puppy tearing everything up right now,
and a sweet grandbaby who is loving his independence and is now walking. So, up high everything goes for now!

I knew I wanted to use a mainly red and white theme this year, as in year’s past I have had a very colorful tree with lots
of hot pink, aqua etc… So this year, it’s a little more rustic/cabin retreat than it has been in the past.

 

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With some of my favorite crafts, collected things, and vintage finds mixed in.  

 

twelveOeightblog Christmas Home Tour 2014 #Christmas #DIY #twelveOeightblog

 

My projects that became this year’s mantel are below & don’t forget to scroll down and see all
15 gorgeous mantels!! [Read more…]

How to make a Chalkboard Globe {Holiday Edition}

How to make a Chalkboard Globe twelveOeightblog.com #chalkboardglobe #potterybarnknockoff #diyglobe #diychalkboard

 

 

Do you ever think about how very huge our world is, yet so small at the same time?
We are all part of something so much greater than ourselves, interlinked, equally loved and valued
by our Creator.  On a planet so strong yet so delicately balanced to sustain life.

It’s awesome, and wonderful to think about.

Some of us are very far away from loved ones, and it sure is hard to think about not being with
them when we think of carving turkeys or watching our favorite Holiday movies each year.

Looking at this globe each day, knowing we all stare up at the same moon and stars made me feel
that much closer to loved ones miles away.

I picked up this globe for just under $10 at Goodwill recently, and while that’s more than I usually try
to spend on an upcycle, I had this exact project in mind.

And I didn’t want to paint my grandfather’s globe either, so in the cart she went. [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | and Party Features from last week!

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, we’re so happy you are joining us here today!
When you party with us, your links are seen on seven different blogs- but only have to link up to one!
 
With all this freezing weather, I hope you’ve been staying warm and toasty by the fire. 
If there is one good thing to say about the great Arctic Blast of 2014, it has definitely 
put me in the mood for the Holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
What we’ve been up to this week:
 
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Ok are you ready for some amazing features?

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