Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016


It's been a great 2016!
Today we're counting down your favorite,
most viewed posts of the year!

We couldn't resist a few honorable mentions:



Girl's Weekend Goodie Bag
Easter Table Ideas Round up
Easter Nest Cookies
Cinnamon Bread
Circus Cookie Pillows
Grill Master Aprons
Clothespin Picture Frame
Granola
Emergency Box

Now on to the official countdown!

 First up, coming in at number 10 was Easter Egg Wall Art.
A cute and easy craft.


Next at number were these fun Teacher Tags.  
We attached them to a painted mason jar with little cactus for teacher appreciation week.


Number was the super sized Jenga.
Just up a couple notches up in size but still small enough to easily transport around.
Fun for a crowd!


At number 7, for Valentines day we made Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes 
With chocolaty Nutella buttercream frosting. The Rocher chocolate is the surprise in the cupcake center. 
Mmmm!


Another Valentine favorite at number is the Hugs and Kisses xoxo board.


Buttermilk Biscuits was the number 5 post.
Buttery, flaky and easy too--think I need to go make some biscuits!


In at number 4 was our Harry Potter printable bookmarks and a tote bag too.
The latest Harry Potter book coming out last summer and
our trip to Harry Potter World were the inspiration.


 A surprise at numberthe printable General Conference Takis.
I love giving out fun reminders like this to the kids I teach,
encouraging them to watch a conference of inspirational talks. ("talkis")


Who would have guessed at number 2 was Potato Cakes,
A simple, delicious side dish with Kristin's herb sour cream recipe included!


Drum roll, the number top viewed post welcomed in spring.
Hello Spring holiday board!
The turquoise board color and the script "hello" are my favorite parts of this board.
You can find our other holiday boards {here}.


Thanks for making this our top 10!
We'll have more great posts with recipes, crafts, and decor in 2017! 

Funtastic Friday #107

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Welcome friends to another week of Funtastic Friday!
Are you getting ready for 2017?
We are looking forward to great things in the upcoming year!
We're gearing up for New Year's night with our Tinsel 2017 Banner and Cupcake Toppers.


Not to mention, hats, noise makers, confetti poppers and lots of good snacks.

Let's see what y'all have been up to and start this link party!

  We're looking for up to three bloggers to join us as Funtastic Friday co-hosts. 
Contact Sherry or one of the other bloggers if you're interested in joining us. On to the party!

  Funtastic Friday Meeting the Hosts
Please follow the party hosts on social media.

MOST VIEWED
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Smoky Sweet Popcorn Bark @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner

HOST FAVORITES
Funtastic Friday 107 Sherrys Favorites
Sherry's favorites | Crochet Bottle Cover @ Hobby e Creativita' | Chocolate Peppermint Martini @ Simply {Darr}ling | Icy Tree Branch Decor with Hand Glittered Ornaments @ Sparkle |

  Funtastic Friday 107 Angies FavoritesAngie's favorites | Converting A CD Tower Into A Pantry Shelf @ Just Measuring Up | Painting Built In Bookshelves @ Run to Radiance | Using Word Clouds to Create Gift Tags and Cards @ Garden Matter |

  Funtastic Friday 107 Donnas FavoritesDonna's favorites | Happy New Year Banner @ building our hive | Easy Slow Cooker Olive Parmesan Bread @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry | DIY Farmhouse Holiday Vinyl Mug @ Giggles Galore

 | Funtastic Friday 107 Heidis Favorites Heidi's favorites | Free Santa Gift Labels @ wife in progress | Orange Pecan Cinnamon Roll Donuts @ Delightful E Made | Most Wonderful Time of the Year {Free Printable} @ Busy Being Jennifer |

  Funtastic Friday 107 Kimms FavoritesKimm's favorites | Candy Cane Pudding Shots @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner | Happy New Year Board @ building our hive | Salty and Sweet Hand Lettered Chip Bowl @ Sparkle |

  Funtastic Friday 107 Debras FavoritesDebra's favorites | Easy Slow Cooker Olive Parmesan Bread @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry | Chocolate Peppermint Croissants @ The Bitter Side of Sweet | 10 Free Inspiring Quote Printables for Goal Setting @ Your Vibrant Family |

  Funtastic Friday 107 Lacies FavoritesLacie's favorites | Amaretto Hot Chocolate @ Delightful E Made | DIY Farmhouse Holiday Vinyl Mug @ Giggles Galore | The Best Moonshine Recipes You'll Want to Try @ Pink Heels Pink Truck |


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  • Family friendly posts only
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year Tinsel Banner and Toppers


We're welcoming in the New Year with 
this simple 2017 tinsel banner.
Hit your favorite store's after Christmas clearance and pick up some tinsel garland. 


Print off the numbers template here:


Make sure to print on card stock to give the numbers more support.
Cut out the numbers, it doesn't have to be perfect.
Hot glue the tinsel garland right on top.


Choose some ribbon and hot glue it to the numbers along the back.
I found some of this braided silver cording with the same discount sale!
Your banner is done!



It looks sweet!


 I had a few empty picture frames to use for the display
and taped the banner ribbon around them for hanging.


That tinsel really adds some sparkle 
and makes a punch for the new year.
Loving this 2017 banner!


We had some extra tinsel 
and used it for cupcake toppers!


We're using a larger sized toothpick.
Hot glue around the top
and fold over a little piece of tinsel,
pressing in place and fluff out the strands.

 

Perfect. 
They look like little firecrackers!




Ready to ring in the new year with the teen and tweens that will be coming over.
Happy 2017!


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Funtastic Friday #106

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Welcome to Funtastic Friday 106
First off, we want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas!
Enjoy the weekend with your family and friends!

Here is what we've been up to this week at the "hive":

  

Carrie has put together a Christmas Eve program with her Christmas in the Woods theme.
And we have some of our favorite Appetizers and Snacks for Christmas and New Years
Now on to the party!
We're sad to see Mistie leave us. She's been with the Funtastic Friday for a long time. Mistie was a great contributor to the Funtastic Friday link party. If you're interested in joining us as a host, please contact me or one of the other hosts. We're looking for at least three more bloggers to help us host the party.  Par-tay time! Funtastic Friday Meeting the Hosts
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MOST VIEWED
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Dipped Oreo Reindeer Cookies @ Mandatory Mooch

HOST FAVORITES
Funtastic Friday 106 Donna Favorites
Donna's favorites | Almond Bark Peanut Butter and Ritz Christmas Cookies @ Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop | Free Printable Christmas Tree Car @ i should be mopping the floor | Potato Chip and Pretzel Fudge HELLO, DO YOU NOT KNOW ME @ a grace full life |

Funtastic Friday 106 Kimm Favorites
Kimm's favorites | Pomegranate Yule Mule @ Cooking with Curls | DIY Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood @ Refresh Living | German Glass Glitter DIY Monogram Ornaments @ Pink Peppermint Design |

Funtastic Friday 106 Sherry Favorites
Sherry's favorites | Whiskey Walnut Spice Cake @ The Gold Lining Girl | Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream @ The Gold Lining Girl | Sausage Egg and Cheese Quiche Tart @ This Gal Cooks |

Funtastic Friday 106 Angie Favorites
Angie's favorites | How to Build A Floor-To-Ceiling Bookshelf ( With A Window Seat) @ Just Measuring Up | DIY Christmas Village Houses with Scrap Wood @ Refresh Living | Peppermint Tree Toppers @ A Thoughtful Place |

Funtastic Friday 106 Lacie Favorites
Lacie's favorites | Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath @ Reinvented | Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Dipping Sauce @ Home Cooking Memories | Perfectly Chewy Peanut Butter Blossoms @ Cooking with Carlee |

Funtastic Friday 106 Heidi Favorites
Heidi's favorites | Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes @ Sadie Seasongoods | Toasted Coconut Soft Sugar Cookies @ Spoonful of Flavor | French Knot Stag Head Pillow @ Busy Being Jennifer |

Funtastic Friday 106 Debra Favorites
Debra's favorites | Easy Peppermint Mocha @ Delightful E Made | Mini Gingerbread Cupcakes @ If You Give A Blond A Kitchen | Candy Cane Beignets Recipe @ Bombshell Bling |


If you’re linking up and joining the party, please grab a button or link back to Olives & Okra or one of the party hosts (right-click on image and save image to your computer):

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If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on image and save image to your computer):
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  All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board. We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available on your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party. Tweet about the party, please!

Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and image on social media and on my blog, Olives & Okra. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 106 PARTY RULES

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