Showing posts from December, 2016

Top 10 Posts of 2016 on Curly Crafty Mom!

Today I am sharing Curly Crafty Mom's Top 10 Posts of 2016!
Hey everyone! This is one of my favorite posts of the year, where I get to look back on the top posts on my blog for 2016! I wanted to share with you today which posts made the TOP 10! Hope you enjoy looking back to see what was the most popular.


Monogrammed Flower Pots


Gouda Mac and Cheese


Halloween Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Mini 'I Spy' Mason Jars for an Outdoor Party


Adorable Personalized Mason Jar


5 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Families Activities


Prepping for Italy: 3 Outfit Ideas


3 Ingredient Chocolate Face Mask


Overnight Fruity Oats


How to Create a Reading Nook

I hope you enjoyed these! I'd love to hear which posts were your faves!

Lauren from Mom Home Guide is also sharing her Top 10 Posts today:

2016 Winter Fab Fit Fun Box

I just received my second Fab Fit Funbox and I am thoroughly pleased! This is the only subscription box I have going right now and it is plenty! I receive a box every season and it is packed full of a variety of items, such as jewelry, makeup, stationary, home decor, apparel, etc. The box is $49.99 each quarter, but you can save 20% on it today using my code HERE.

Goodies Inside 2016 Winter Fab Fit Fun Box

D.L. & Co. Candle - $45.00
This candle was one of my favorite items in the box! I was sent the Blackberry Nectar in Gold, but there was also a silver candle. I was so happy I received the gold one, it'll match the decor in my home! The scent is amazing and I can use the gold container for decor after the candle burns down.

Gorjana Necklace - $75.00
I received the taner toggle lariat in gold (another win since I don't wear a lot of silver jewelry). This necklace will layer wonderfully with my monogrammed necklaces that I have and it also stays put and doesn't swing around …

New Year's Eve Cocktail Attire {GemGrace}

Hi everyone! I hope your week is fairly laid back before we embark on the new year! If you haven't given any thought about your New Year's Eve dress, you'll be pleased to see that GemGrace offers a huge selection of cocktail, evening, all occasion and even wedding and homecoming dresses!

Little Black and Gold Strapless Pleated Cocktail Dress A-line Sweetheart Knee-length Satin Cocktail Dress With Beading Sheath High Neck Short Satin Cocktail Dress

Elegant Satin Minaudiere with Rhinestone Style
Chandelier Fringe Minaudiere with Pearl Imitation Rhinestones Style
Fashionable Striped Minaudière Style

In the photo above, I am sharing a few of my favorite cocktail dresses from their site that would be perfect for your New Year's Eve dinner, get-together or outing. I've also included a clutch below each dress that would work perfectly with it. Not only does GemGrace sell dresses, but you can also find the perfect accessories to complete each look, including clutch…

Don't Miss This Holiday Deal: 3M Scotch Laminators/Pouches Rollback at Walmart!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LaminateWithScotch #CollectiveBias

Can you believe it’s time to think about a brand new year? January is right around the corner and I know you are ready to get organized and clutter free for 2017. I have got a great option to help you with your New Year’s resolutions! Make a checklist for all your house cleaning chores, create menu charts for your new weight loss goals or design a printable budget tracker that will help you stay on target.

The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator and Scotch™ Letter Size Thermal Pouches are on rollback during the month of December for only $9.98 each! These products are typically priced at $19.97 for laminators and $12.88 for the pouches, so this is the time to buy!

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I know how important it is to have the right tools on hand when you’re getting organized and ready to move into a new year, so be sure to check out this great deal at Walmart!

2016 In Review

2016 was a year of delays.  So many things went sideways that I didn't accomplish much of what I set out to do.  What I did do was to finish up some unfinished projects and I got around to repainting the walls in my living room, dining room and home office.  I'm naming 2016 my "lighter, brighter year".  

Here's my roundup for 2016.
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Merry Christmas from Curly Crafty Mom!

Merry Christmas! A Savior is BORN!

Merry Christmas everyone! 

I just wanted to take time out to tell each and everyone of you how thankful I am that you stop by my blog and that I've been fortunate enough to get to know very many of you in 2016! I feel so lucky to be blessed with this space and all of you that make blogging special to me! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas/Hanukkah/holiday season! And, a special virtual hug to any of you that are having a difficult time this holiday season as we all know that it is not always a perfect day for everyone. I hope everyone gets some time off to enjoy this day and to reflect on what it really means. Enjoy your family, good food and whatever blessings come your way! I'll still be around this week with some posts, but it'll be a lighter week. Enjoy!

Picnic Basket Box Gift Idea and Caprese Salad {GlobeIn}

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has everything almost done for the holidays! We baked cookies yesterday, the gifts are wrapped and today I'll be going to the grocery store and prepping food for my family that is coming over on Christmas Eve. 

Today I want to share a really neat subscription box company with you called GlobeIn. Their boxes would make a great gift idea for a hostess gift, January birthday (because it can be SO hard to gift someone after the holidays!), to cheer up a friend or just for yourself! 

Every piece in the GlobeIn box empowers women artisans around the world through job creation and fair wages.

You can now save $10 off with a purchase of 3- and 6- month Artisan Box subscriptions with the code CURLYCRAFTY.

There are SO many boxes to pick from. The box that I selected was the Picnic Basket Box

They had several other great boxes, though:

The Cozy Box (Left) and The Memory Box (Right)

The Jewelry Box (Left) and The Entertain Box (Right)

You can click on each box to see …

Don't Miss This Holiday Deal: 3M Scotch Laminators/Pouches Rollback at Walmart!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LaminateWithScotch #CollectiveBias

Do you have your gift list almost complete but still can’t decide what to get the teachers in your family’s life? How about a Scotch™ Thermal Laminator and Scotch™ Letter Size Thermal Pouches? Right now, they are on rollback for $9.98 each!

The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator is a great idea to help you finish off last minute teacher gifts. Just imagine how excited your child’s teacher will be with their own laminator so they can create name tags for the student’s desk, job charts and reusable student worksheets. Give the teachers in your life a gift that will help make their classrooms more efficient and fun all year round!

The Scotch™ Thermal Laminator and Scotch™ Letter Size Thermal Pouches are on rollback during the month of December for only $9.98 each! These products are typically priced at $19.97 for laminators and $12.88 for the pouches, so this …

Magic Reindeer Food Printable {7-Day Free Trial with GraphicStock!}

Is everyone ready for Christmas? The kids have their last day of school today (and it is a half day!) and then they are off for TWO whole weeks! Every year I have them make Magic Reindeer Food and this year I wanted to make a special printable for it. Since I had a million items on my to-do list this week, I didn't have a lot of time to devote to it. GraphicStock came to the rescue by providing me access to thousands of holiday clip art images and backgrounds to choose from. All I had to do was type in 'reindeer background' and scroll down a bit and I had the perfect image!

You can now sign up for a 7-Day Free Trial with GraphicStock! You'll be able to access all of the images on GraphicStock to create your own holiday printables and digital projects!

How to Make a Printable with GraphicStock

GraphicStock is THE online destination for stock images! They have over 250,000 graphics, icons and vectors and more being added daily. The creation opportunities are truly endless! …

Currently {December}

Today I'm sharing my December Currently post! This is my way of updating all of you on what I've been up to besides the usual DIY/outfit posts! 


Family Room Update

Ok, ignore the mess in the room... but, we just did a family room update! We had a large projection TV that was old and we replaced it with a flat screen that my hubby mounted on the wall. We also purchased the IKEA Liatorp storage cabinets and I couldn't be more happier! I really just can't wait to decorate this entire space and the shelves. Thankfully there is a lot of inspiration on Pinterest, since this is a popular piece that they sell! My husband even put in surround sound, it is going to be so nice to watch a movie in this room now!

Hometalk Email

Last week, Hometalk shared my blog in one of their emails. Usually they link the project back to their site, but they linked it directly to my blog. As a result, I received a ton of clicks directly to my blog! Yay! Thanks, Hometalk! The project they …