Roundup of My Top 5 Most Popular Posts in 2018

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is so quickly coming to a close. I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

I took a look back at the year and am doing a quick recap of my top 5 most popular posts in 2018. It seems that my DIY projects were far more popular than my Vintage Item posts. Next year my focus will definitely be on doing more upcycle and DIY projects.

  1. It seems that Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas for 2018 was quite popular. It was a seaglass Christmas ornament I made for my daughter.

2. Upcycled Office Wall Art

I did enjoy seeing the transformation on these prints going from kitchen art to nautical wall art. Click the link above to see the “after”.

3. Caramel Cones

These are so delicious and so easy to make – in the microwave ūüôā (originally posted in 2015).¬† Visit the link¬† above for a free printable recipe card complete with instructions.

4. Upcycled Thrift Store Finds

I enjoyed doing the three upcycles (click on the link above to see all three). The most popular one of the three was the Ciad Mile Failte wooden sign.

5. Vintage Image Greeting Card Challenge

I was so pleased to see all the wonderful and fabulous ideas for vintage image greeting cards.¬† Be sure to click on the link above to see more of the cards. Here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made ‚Äď she blogs over at¬†Youcanalwaysstartnow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you back here in 2019.

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10 Item Wish List Christmas 2018

I am doing this post in collaboration with my friend and fellow blogger Amelia from the blog You Can Always Start Now – we thought it would be a neat way to collab and probably discover things we didn’t know we needed or wanted hahaha. We aren’t going to see each other’s lists until our posts are published.

On my wish list are the following 10 items, complete with links to where you can find them.

  1. Sheepskin throw rug Рsheepskin is naturally warm, soft and luxurious. A throw rug like this is so versatile as a rug for low traffic areas or thrown over a chair or side of a couch. I think this one from Crate & Barrel is affordable and it makes me want to run out and buy it.  
  2. Santa Gnome from IKEA – I look forward to the new items that IKEA puts out each year and look forward to visiting my local store to see all the wonder that is IKEA, especially at Christmas.¬† This guy warmed my heart and @ $19.99¬† I think he’d put a smile on anyone’s face. Do you see him hanging out beside the tree?
  3. Amaryllis¬†–¬†is a popular holiday plant. Tall and graceful, this holiday flower bulb can make a statement as a centerpiece on the table and its trumpet like huge flowers look like they are harking the Christmas holidays. Typically, the red varieties of Amaryllis are sold for the holidays, but they come in colors ranging from red to white to pink to orange and petals that are solid, striped or speckled in all of these colors.¬† You can get a kit at most big box stores or even at your local grocery store – I saw them for $8.99 at No Frills last week. I need to go back and get one.

    Read more at Gardening Know How: A List Of Plants And Flowers For Christmas https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/christmas-plants-flowers.htm 

4.¬† A new cookbook –¬†I really enjoy cooking and baking and around Christmas time I¬† ¬† make a bit more time to do both.¬† I have seen this cookbook floating around in my¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† travels and liked the concept so it went on my list ‚ÄúSalt, Fat, Acid, Heat ‚Äď Mastering the¬† ¬† ¬† Elements of Good Cooking‚ÄĚ by Samin Nosrat.¬† I found one on-line and have seen it at¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Costco for around $23.00

5. If you like popcorn, you’ve got to check out this next item.

I’m not that girl who buys microwave popcorn as a snack, usually the only time I eat¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† popcorn is if I go to the movie theater.¬† I was recently gifted a bag of this deliciousness¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† and was instantly hooked.¬† ¬†I’m adding it on my wishlist as a possible stocking stuffer –¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† hint, hint, family members.

6. Body scrubs & body butters – I particularly like The Body Shop body scrubs and butters, like the British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter starting at $6.00 and the British Rose exfoliation Gel Body Scrub for $22.00

Of course you can always make your own, which I also enjoy doing and giving as gifts.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Here is a link for 10 body scrub diy recipes from diycandy. Continue reading 10 Item Wish List Christmas 2018

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

WELCOME to Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Today’s craft was inspired by one of those moments when you have an idea for a gift for someone but you cannot source it locally. I did find something similar on-line but decided since I had the tools, I’d like to try to make them myself.

You will need a die cutting machine for this (I have a Cricut Explore Air) and an iron or in my case a Cricut Easy Press. Don’t be disheartened there will be information at the end of the post on where you can buy them already made (from yours truly).

The socks I decided on came in a pack of three. I really like the red band at the top. I measured the area where I wanted to put the words on the soles of the socks and my work area turned out to be 3″ x 5″.¬† I sat at my computer and in Cricut Design Space I used two rectangles as my guide and arranged the text to my liking – the font on the above socks is Cricut Sans.¬† I like it but wanted something a bit chunkier so on the next two pair I made I used the font -Boink Com. I really like the fact the meaning is the same regardless of what order you put your socks on.

If you don’t want to read the rest of the instructions and just want to know how to buy a pair of these fabulous custom made socks skip to the end… for anyone who wants the full instruction keep reading. Continue reading Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Three

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

I noticed that my quotes for the three-day challenge, came quite easily to me as they are things I try to live by or incorporate into my daily life.

‚ÄúWhen one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed¬†door, that we do not see the ones which¬†open¬†for us.”¬† Alexander Graham Bell

I would like to nominate Bookish Ideas, NKKnighton and The Recipe Hunter.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

Day two’s quote is one I am sure you have probably heard at some point in your life.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”¬† ¬†By the late, great¬†Maya Angelou.

I would like to nominate Military Wife Strong,  Sugar Bee Crafts and New Life РFresh You.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

 

 

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day One

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day One

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

There are so many profound quotes by so many famous and fabulous folks. I will start Day One with one of my favorite quotes from a man whose books and videos have helped to shape by life.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. By the one and only Dr. Wayne Dyer.

I would like to nominate RandomlyJess, Brianna Marie Lifestyle and The Bloomin Brilliant Blog

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

Thanks for stopping by!

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

 

 

Monthly Challenge February 2018 -Vintage Image Greeting Card

Welcome to A Wandaful Thing and my 2nd Linkup Party of 2018.¬† Thanks to all who have linked up in the past. Hey, if you’re new here, welcome!¬† I appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and hang out with me. I am so impressed by all your creativity and talent that I want to share it with the world. I’m always interested to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share but today I want to see what you have created with your vintage images.

I hope you like the cards I am going to share but first here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.

I found the next one at Stamp With Sandy I love her use of vintage images, the car is a true classic.

                          This one was made with my Cricut machine, I love old vintage telephones.
But now the fun begins,¬† I can’t wait to see what you made, thanks for partying – link is at the very end of the post.
Party Guidelines
1. Content: Submit up to three posts that involve your vintage image cards or crafts, DIYs etc. No shops or direct advertising, please.
2. Reminder: No recipe links, please.
3.¬†Link-back: I’d love it if you would include a text link back to the party in your linked post.
4.¬†Visitation: Please visit other blog posts — after all that’s what a link-up is all about. When pinning please go to the source of the photo to pin it so the originator of the post gets the credit.
5.¬†Hostess Love: Consider following your party hostesses’ blog and/or one or more forms of social media. I love connecting with each of my guests and will be highlighting features on all of my social media.
6. Spread the Word: Consider mentioning A Wandaful Thing Vintage Link Party on your social media to help spread the word and make this party a great experience for everyone.
7.  Giveaway: Keep in mind that from time to time I will be giving away what I make from my vintage challenge.
8. Permission: By linking up to A Wandaful thing  you assert that the photographs are yours (or you have permission to use them) and you give your hostess permission to feature them on social media or a blog party with a link back to your blog. You will likewise assert that the content of the post is your own.

Monthly challenges can be A Wandaful Thing!

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Thanks for stopping by….until next time.