Just Something I Whipped Up - Holiday Style!

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is in full swing. Are you excited? We set up our tree this weekend so it's "Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" around here. I'm still contemplating doing some sort of blog hop/blog fest for Christmas but not quite sure. I thought about doing linky parties for a week with a theme for each day but am not settled on that idea 100%. I don't know. I'm so indecisive. :( I'm also pregnant with a bad sinus infection so I'm sure those 2 things do not help!

Anyhow, enough of my rambling and boring woes, let's get to our linky party this week. For this week lets post CHRISTMAS RELATED PROJECTS ONLY. Show me what you've been working on!




Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Last week was such a long, busy week and I have had a cold for days now so this may be another quiet week around here so I apologize in advance. I do have some things that I'm working on for Christmas so hopefully I will be giving everyone that info once I figure out exactly what I'm doing.

And thank you to everyone who gave me tips and pointers on sewing stretch fabric. It was all so helpful and I knew you guys would have all the answers!! :) I still need to create a post about what I did to the little baby pants but unfortunately one little girl creative got marker on them so I have to wash them and pray it comes out!

In the meantime, let's link up!


  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative

Happy Linking!



This post was sponsored by Babylegs (my all time F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. baby product on the planet!)

BabyLegs Leg Warmers

And Dayspring, a wonderful site to shop for inspirational and religious gifts.




Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

I've been kind of thinking a lot about Christmas already. Somehow I get the feeling I'm not alone. :) I have some ideas brewing and I wanted to throw them out there.

First, I'm thinking of putting together a Christmas Gift Giving Directory. Basically, if you have a business and you are running holiday sales I want to add you to our Gift Giving Directory. Basically you would email me a link to your website/esty shop, info on the sale you are running or a discount code you are offering and I would create a directory. If this is somthing you would be interested in, leave a comment and let me know. If I don't get a good response, I will probably scrap the idea.

Second, last year I hosted our first Creating Christmas Blog Fest. It lasted for 5 days and each day we had a themed linky party from Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas, to Christmas Recipes to Family Traditions. I would like to do some form of this again, including getting other blogs involved so if THIS is something you think would be good, leave a comment and let me know.

Have you taken advantage of the FREE photo canvas yet?? "Everybody's doin it" and they make great Christmas gifts. :) Click HERE to get started.


  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative

Happy Linking!

New Friend Friday - November Edition

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Hello Friends!! Boy have I missed you!!! I hope everyone is ready to link up and to make new bloggy friends. :)

Before we get started I have a few things I wanted to share for some of the bloggy friends that I have made over the last year. And since it's New Friend Friday I thought today would be the perfect day to give them a shout out!

My fabulous sponsor Cathy from Cap Creations is hosting an amazing event from November 1 - November 30 called Christmas Giving.



Here's what you need to know to get involved:

1. At any time during November, post your giveaway on your blog. This is your giveaway so include your own rules for entering. (how to enter, where you will ship and so on)

2. In your giveaway post, include a link back to this post so everyone knows that there are other giveaways to be entered. Feel free to use the giveaway button above, the more people that know about this event the better!

3. Come back and add your link to the giveaway list! Giveaways added without following step #2 above will be deleted. Sorry!

4. Announce the winner of your giveaway on your blog on November 30th and get it shipped out to arrive by Christmas. Please do not end your giveaway before the 30th.

Finally this giveaway should be something you feel represents Christmas or something you feel would make an excellent Christmas gift! It could be something you make or if you don't make anything you could go out and get a little something together! Anything is fine! It is about giving after all!

Next, my bud Rachelle from Fingerprints on the Fridge is a finalist in the True Value Design SOS Contest for her basement that needs some major help. Sheesh, I wish I had known about this contest because I could have entered like half my house in this. lol But since I didn't I want the next best thing, one of my friends to win it. So............be a lamb, click HERE and vote for Rachelle. :)


Okay, let's get to our New Friend Friday party! To refresh your memory, the rules are simple:

  • Add a link to your main blog homepage not a specific blog post.
  • Visit the blog before and after you in the link list and LEAVE A COMMENT.
  • If you find a blog that you love, feel free to follow although following is not an obligation. No need to follow everyone who follows you. That's not what this is about.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and make some new friends.

New Friend Fridays

Don't forget to grab our snazzy new button. :) Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Just Something I Whipped Up with Canvas People

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Before we get started with our weekly Just Something I Whipped Up party I wanted to share with you some pictures of the FREE photo canvas I received from Canvas People. I was really really pleased with how it turned out especially since I've never had a photo canvas before. Before I uploaded to their site and placed the order, I converted my photo to black and white. My girls said, "Where did all the color go????". lol Anyhow, I love how it turned out. Take a peak!


Nice, right? I totally love it! You too can take advantage of this offer from Canvas People too by clicking HERE. The print is free, shipping is $14.95 but it's still a bargain considering the canvas itself costs $55. What you get for FREE is an 8x10. If you want to upgrade your size, they will give you a $55 credit towards a bigger print and that's still a BIG DEAL! I'm so glad I went for it. :) I hope you do too. :)



Okay, now let's party! Show me your latest creations. Feel free to grab a button so that more people can link up each week.

Some other happenings this week are:

  • Etsy Originals Party on Thursday, November 4 for all of you small business owners. Link up your store and spread the word about the fabulous products you make and sell.
  • New Friend Friday on Friday, November 5. A great way to find new blogs and to make new friends. Co-hosted with The Trendy Treehouse blog. :)

    The Girl Creative


Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:


  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative

Show us what you got. :)





Just Something I Whipped Up & A Bloggy Birthday

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:


Well, a year ago today, I wrote my first post over at the main "The Girl Creative" blog. While I had a goal to reach 2000 followers by our first birthday, I'm not in the least bit put off that we didn't make it. I have to admit, in the beginning I had hoped that this blog would grow. And it did. And at first I was kind of smitten with the idea of oodles and oodles of followers. Then as time wore on I realized that it's really not the number of followers you have but more the quality of followers. I can have 3000 followers and only have half of them interested in what I actually blog about. Ummm, no thanks! I'll choose quality over quantity any day of the week!! So, thank you to everyone who comes by everyday and supports my crazy endeavors! It's been such a fun year!!!


  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative

Show us what you got. :)





Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:


  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative

Show us what you got. :)




Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Just Something I Whipped Up is at main blog today. Sorry for any confusion. :)

New Friend Friday - Link Up and CHANGES

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays!

CHANGE ALERT!!!

We will now be hosting NFF the FIRST Friday of each month. So there will be no NFF again until NOVEMBER 5th. We are wanting to focus on more content for our blogs and know how much you all love NFF, so we wanted to keep it going at least once a month. So please spread the word that we will only be hosting this ONCE A MONTH - Thanks for understanding!

New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list.

The Rules are Simple:
  • Add a link to your main blog
  • Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
  • There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.


If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click HERE to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!


New Friend Fridays






Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Hi! I see you found you way over to our NEW party blog! Woo hoo!!! It's time for our weekly creative link party: Just Something I Whipped Up!

  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative




New Friend Friday

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays! Each week you will have the chance to add a link to your main blog to the ever growing list below. New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list.

The Rules are Simple:
  • Add a link to your main blog
  • Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
  • There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.


If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click HERE to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!


New Friend Fridays





Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Hi All!! Hope everyone had a great weekend. :) We had a great week over at the main blog during our Creative Chick Parade week so if you missed out, go check it out. Lots of creative ideas over there.

Now's your chance to add a link to some of your favorite posts whether it's a recipe, a sewing project, mod podge, before and after, room rennovation, etc. We're not picky. All we ask is that you don't link up to giveaways or business websites (including Etsy shops). Grab a button and have some fun!

New Friend Friday

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays! Each week you will have the chance to add a link to your main blog to the ever growing list below. New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list.

The Rules are Simple:
  • Add a link to your main blog
  • Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
  • There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.


If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click HERE to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!


New Friend Fridays




Don't forget that Monday, September 13 kicks off our week long blog hop:

Creative Chick Parade

It will be held over at the main TGC blog as well as at about 12 other creative blogs. Click HERE for details. :)

Just Something I Whipped Up

Posted by Diana Miller | Labels:

Hi! I see you found you way over to our NEW party blog! Woo hoo!!! It's time for our weekly creative link party: Just Something I Whipped Up!

  • Add a link to a specific post not your blog homepage.
  • Can be anything you've been working on from recipes, to sewing, to mod podge, to a before and after, to a room re-do, to...........well you get the idea. :)
  • It would be really cool if you could grab a button and add it to your blog somewhere, I'm not picky.

The Girl Creative




New Friend Friday

Posted by The Girl Creative | Labels: ,

Well Hello!! You found your way over to the new party blog! :) I decided to create a separate blog for my Just Something I Whipped Up and New Friend Friday link parties due to problems with my blog loading really r e a l l y s l o w from all of the thumbnail links. I know I could probably solve that problem with upgrading my router but for now, I'm saving money and this is going to have to do the trick . :)

Don't worry, I will continue to post these parties on my blog on Mondays and Fridays with links directing you here until you get used to coming here. One way to help would be to follow this new blog or to add us to your blog list.

Our Creative Chick Parade and our once a month Etsy Originals link parties will still be held at the main blog.

So, without further adieu........

The Girl Creative and The Trendy Treehouse have officially teamed up to co-host New Friend Fridays! Each week you will have the chance to add a link to your main blog to the ever growing list below. New Friend Fridays is a fun blog hop where it's all about making new bloggy friends and offering meaningful comment support to other bloggers. Whether you add your link to the list at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse it's all just one great big list.

The Rules are Simple:
  • Add a link to your main blog
  • Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and below your name in the list and leave a meaningful comment on their blog.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.
  • There is no obligation and no pressure to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.


If you have any questions or concerns about the rules, please click HERE to read a post that should clarify things a bit.

Grab a button, post it somewhere on your blog and get ready to make some new friends!


New Friend Fridays






New Party Blog

Posted by The Girl Creative |

Welcome to The Girl Creative Party Blog!!! Each week Just Something I Whipped Up and New Friend Friday are going to be hosted over here! I found that my blog was loading really slow and I think it's partly because of all of the thumbnail linkies and partly because I probably could use an updated router. And being true to the New Yorker stereotype, I hate to wait and I'm always in a rush so waiting for my blog to load just won't do!

Until everyone gets used to coming here on Mondays and Fridays, I will be posting a link each Monday and Friday reminding my followers and readers to head on over here. Be sure to follow this blog too so that you don't miss out on any parties. :)