It’s the perfect time of year to stop and take a minute to count your many blessings. We gathered some friends together for a gratitude blog hop because we wanted to let our families know just how much we love and appreciate them. Check out my project and then visit my friends to see what they created with the “Gratitude” theme. There are recipes, printables and family traditions included in this blog hop.
For my Thanksgiving Gratitude Craft I decided to create a Family Memory Banner. We have had a lot of milestones happen in our house this year and I know that we have a lot to be thankful for. I thought that a banner hanging up with photos of things we did this year would be a great reminder.
To make the banner all you need is some printed photos (Get them off your phone!!!) some scrapooking supplies, twine and clothes pins.
That’s it! No special techniques required.
Mount the photos on card stock (so they don’t bend when hung up) then using clothespins simply pin them to your twine! (I attach my twine to my mantel using painters tape)
I added a few little tags and embellishments.
Hop on over to these fun projects based around the Gratitude theme:
- Apple Praline Bread by Amy from Positively Splendid
- Family Memory Banner by Melissa from Polka Dot Chair
- Printable Gratitude Quotes by Mique from Thirty Handmade Days
- Give Thanks Printable by Eighteen25
- Thankful Printable & Snickerdoodles by Kristyn from Lil Luna
- Thankful Tablecloth by Steph from Somewhat Simple
- Candy Cane Pancakes by Amy from the Idea Room
- I Am Thankful For.. Printable by Becky from Organizing Made Fun
- The Best Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kelli from Lolly Jane
- Love printables by Desiree from the 36th Avenue
- Happy Day Family Tradition by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom
- Thanksgiving Activity Book by Kari from U Create
- Chicken Curry Broccoli by Kristen from Capturing Joy
- Printable Thank You Notes by Cindy from Skip to My Lou
A big, huge thank you to our families for their support and love. They are our guinea pigs, models, help us when we have last minute deadlines, don’t blink when we wear yoga pants for two days in a row and stick through the good, the bad and the ugly. We are so grateful for you.
Look at all these pretty faces! So much love in this collage:
Kelli from Lolly Jane // Mique from Thirty Handmade Days // Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom // Steph from Somewhat Simple
Melissa from Polka Dot Chair // Kristen from Capturing Joy // Becky from Organizing Made Fun // Amy from the Idea Room
Kristyn from Lil Luna // Desiree from the 36th Avenue
We thought you might have fun getting to know a little bit more about our families too. So we asked them some questions. Here’s what they had to say:
(questions and answers here)
Mique had us ask our kids….
1- What are your favorite holiday traditions as a family?
Kari: I like having a big fancy dinner as a family for every major holiday
Sydney: Putting on a play at cousin’s Christmas.
2- What is your favorite recipe or project that your mom has made?
Kari: I like the gingerbread cookies even though last time she made them I had to decorate them all for neighbor gifts
Sydney: The quilt she made me for Christmas.
3- Do you have any family favorite games movies or hobbies?
Kari: We all really like to watch Elf at Christmas
Sydney: Watching Elf!
Andrew: Going to the movies on Thanksgiving.
4- Are you tired of taking photos for Mom’s blog?
Kari: Depends on what she is having me do
And then she had us ask our husbands…
1- What do you do for a living?
A: I’m a dentist
2- How did you two meet? What do you love most about your wife?
A: We met when she moved into a new apartment after winter break in college, she and her roommate came over to say hi. I love that she is artistic.
3- How much time do you think your wife spends on her blog per week?
A: 40 hrs
4- Whats you favorite recipe or project?
A: I like it best when she blogs about travel- like our trip to South Africa last year.
5- What’s your favorite thing about her blogging?
A: When she gets paid.
6- What do you like least about her blogging?
A: The time it takes.
So there you go, quite honest answers when they all stopped laughing at me. *wink*
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