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Free Giveaway!!

It’s time for some fun!  Who likes drawings?  Who likes FREE items?  I will make this really easy!

For the rest of February I am giving away 2 free handmade wooden sign.

Head over to my Facebook page Country Chaos Blog and Like my page.  I will put all new likes from February in a drawing for an awesome handmade wooded sign!!!!
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My dad and I have a craft/woodworking business called The Crafty Wood Shop.  One of my favorite things to make are wooden signs.
Head on over to our Facebook page The Crafty Wood Shop and click Like.  You will be put into a drawing for another wooden sign.
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You can win both drawings!!!
I will let the winners pick a saying a colors on their sign but here are some examples of my boards.
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Tell all your friends so they have a chance to win also!!
Good luck & God Bless,
Crystal
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My favorite Valentine Ideas!!

I don’t get all wrapped up in Valentine’s Day and the big deal the world makes it out to be.  It has become a day to spend a lot of money and as a mother of four I don’t like spending a lot of money.  But I do like making special gifts for others and expressing my affection towards the ones I love. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike Valentine’s Day.  I just don’t understand why only one day should be allotted for showing our love to others.

With that said, there are so many resources and great DIY projects out there but how do you pick which ones to do.  I have been on the look out for some really easy, inexpensive ideas for the big day.  As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching I want to share some of my favorite new finds.

1.     First and foremost, Who loves Big Hero 6??  Baymax is a huge hit especially at my house.  My younger three kiddos LOVED the movie!  We don’t go to the movie theatre very often but my husband and I thought the kids would like it.

Guess what?

They did and so did Mom and Dad!!

One of my new favorite blogs, Shortcut Saver, has a very cool idea for a Baymax valentine to share with others.  Check it out here!

Baymax Valentine's

2.     What do you do when sending just one valentine message to your loved ones just doesn’t feel like enough?

Then you create some very special “Open When…” letters.  This is such a cool idea.  I think I am going to try and do this for each of my children in their birth month.  I am really loving how you can change it up to fit your personality!  A big thanks goes to the very awesome blog, Bravely!!!

Open When...Letters

3.     Valentine’s Day appears to be mostly geared toward the female gender.  But we don’t want to forget the men in our lives, whether that be our dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, best bud or any other guy in your life!!  Here are some practical ideas for the boys for valentine’s day from Bravely!

10 mens valentine's gifts

4.     Since having children and being a mother for the past 15 years I know how much kids love valentine’s day.  My kids like making gifts for others instead of buying the pre-made cards to hand out.  We have purchased them in the past to use but they enjoy making things for others much more than just buying for others.  I really like these Valentine’s Day Magnets from The Life You Live!

Valentine's Magnet

5.     How about a gift the kids can make all by them selves and you only need two inexpensive ingredients?  That is right up my alley.  Check out the Glue Valentine Cards from Sarah Titus at Saving Money Never Goes Out of Style!  These are very cute and you can let your creative side come out to make them your own.

Glue Valentine Cards

 

So there you go.  When you don’t know what to get that special valentine and you want to something different check these out.  I want to thank all the creative folks that came up with these ideas!!!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

God Bless,

Crystal

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Because I don’t have enough to do why not add a home based business to my list!!

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Okay!!! Done!!! Check that off my list!

My dad and I have been business partners since January of 2012.

For as long as I can remember my dad has been a carpenter which is what he studied in college but has mostly just done it as a side job.  His passion in life is woodworking!!  He is extremely talented and very much a perfectionist when it comes to his projects which can be awesome for the one getting the item but not so good for those working around him!  Just kidding dad:)

Scrapbooking has been a favorite pastime of mine for many years and a few years back I added crafts and DIY projects to my list of hobbies.  Even though I don’t have a lot of time to scrapbook anymore I have fallen in love crafting.  My favorite craft is sign making!  I LOVE to give gifts to others and I feel that a homemade gift is the best.  You can’t get any better than a nice handmade item!

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To see more of our items, check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thecraftywoodshop or shop our Etsy page at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyWoodShop