danamadeit And just think, the days only get longer from here on out....(well until June 21....and only in the northern hemisphere.....but let's look on the bright side here ) When does the sun set in your part of the world right now? Any Alaskans, Canadians, Scandinavians?....I'd love to know! It's 5:30 here in #Austin #Texas #wherethesunmeetstheearth 1d
  •   blueeyedfreckle 4:30 last night in CT! 1d
  •   fvs317 Around 3:30 Edinburgh, uk I miss daylight 24h
  •   gudnylara Sunrise at 11:20 am and sunset around 3:30 pm here in Iceland 24h
  •   crissybell 5:36pm in ATL, now that Xmas is over, I'm ready for long summer nights. 23h
  •   lifedocumentedphotography Sun sets at 4:26pm today in Chicago. 22h
  •   hea1her We have daylight from 8:40am to 4:35pm here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! 20h
  •   jodes_thepartypa It's a long day on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunup around 5am and sunset around 6:30pm. 16h
  •   viking_girl28 After 8pm sunset here in Sydney Australia 7h

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danamadeit Lucy got me some Essie nail polish for Christmas and we've all been enjoying it. Are many things cuter than tiny two-year-old toes tinted t-hotpink? I t-don't t-think t-so. (Please tell me someone's seen the SNL George W Bush, twin daughter secret-code-language skit....) 2d

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danamadeit Merry Christmas friends! ️🌲 #jammiesfordays #princesstoysfordays #legosfordays #sugarfordays Who's ready for chips and salsa? 3d
  •   saltypineapple Merry Christmas We had enchiladas and chips and salsa for Christmas Eve dinner. Can't wait to have left overs for lunch today 3d
  •   danamadeit You joined Instagram? Yay! We miss you too...hope you're having a good Christmas Day! @carlsons1993 3d
  •   yvonneinyork73 Merry Christmas @danamadeit.... Thank you for all you're inspiration.....xx 3d
  •   eycha1 3d
  •   dianejjarvis Sounds exactly like our Christmas! Princesses and Legos!! Merry Christmas! 3d
  •   danamadeit Thank you for stopping by! @yvonneinyork73 2d
  •   bebeslindos Merry Christmas, i love Clara! 2d
  •   tadaa_may Wish you and your family merry kissmas 2d

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danamadeit All I want each year, is for my kids to be excited about their gifts....and for a whole box of Sees candies for me!.....shipped from California to Texas, personalized with plenty of dark choc Bordeaux and Scotch Mallows. Thank you Casey! (and Santa) 3d
  •   petezgal Aw yeah- Scotch Mallows! 3d
  •   saltypineapple Bordeaux 3d
  •   fmladineo Love how you looked forward to See's candies, @danamadeit. My parents bought me a box for Christmas as well. 3d
  •   leahfergs Dana, it's true!! Arboretum sees exists! I found it by chance while eating at an Indian place a few stores down...ask my husband how embarrassing my squeal of delight was!!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! 3d
  •   danamadeit Oh man....that's the best (and maybe worst ) news! What Indian place were you at? We love Indian food too. Yummmm @leahfergs 2d
  •   leahfergs Haha, I know, super dangerous! Bombay bistro, their lunch buffet is great (although I have still not found anything that comes close to the legendary Bombay house in provo!) 2d
  •   danamadeit Okay you have to try The Clay Pit down in Austin near campus. Soooo good. We love the cheese naan and the Korma sauce with lamb. It's the best we've had on Austin. Fun date night...but you must make a reservation cause it gets crazy there @leahfergs 2d
  •   leahfergs We love clay pit too, their korma is ridiculous! Never tried it with lamb...sounds like that and the cheese naan are a must! Craving... 1d

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danamadeit I've always wanted to buy these little pie crusts, so Christmas Eve seemed like the perfect time. Mini Key Lime pies for all! I'm gonna need a bigger tray... #greenchristmas🌲 #happyholigram 4d
  •   meejio I bought some of those for the first time, too! Mini cheesecakes will be had at my sibling Christmas. :-) 4d
  •   modernmaven Delicious!! 4d
  •   skippee Anything mini is cuter and better, lol! YUM! 4d
  •   andweplay Dang, woman. These look amazing! 4d
  •   hmiller25 Mouth is watering right now!!!you guys! 4d
  •   aboswell We're going to need a bigger boat... 3d
  •   danamadeit Yay! Someone got it I can always count on you @aboswell 3d
  •   danamadeit Fun! Choc sounds delicious! 3d

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danamadeit Thank you for buying so many patterns with our Winter Sale this week! If you still want to buy some for yourself, a friend, your daughter....they're still on sale till tomorrow night. 6 bucks for any! danamadeit.com Merry Christmas Eve friends! #rolliepolliemade 4d
  •   thefamilyloft @comerford4 she has cute patterns on her site you might like 4d
  •   ndtague I can't wait to try this pattern. My daughter wants one for Christmas but I want her to pick out the fabrics so I whipped up a cute doll sized one I found a tutorial for so that I can give her something. Was so excited to see the pattern on sale. Thanks so much! 4d
  •   ershay I want to buy this pattern and have my son's name embroidered on it. Is there a specific pattern piece that would work well for that? 4d
  •   emh354 @ershay I would try the handle 3d
  •   angpevans @kervmorrison I bought this pattern yesterday!!! I'm hoping to make the girls each one :):) 3d
  •   angpevans @kervmorrison but I need to find the PERFECT fabric :):) 3d
  •   kervmorrison So so cute!! Love! 2d

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danamadeit Just when my kids and the weather were about to drive me insane, the clouds parted and we showed up here. Now everyone is happy with stuffed animals, pretend rooms to explore, and the bribery of cinnamon rolls at the end. #ikeaforthewin 5d
  •   everydayreading Love that place. 5d
  •   danamadeit I know right??! I think that's what the celestial kingdom will look like @amyhackworth 5d
  •   fromwholecloth Somehow I ended up at ikea three times last week. That meant fro yo cones x3! 4d
  •   amyhackworth Yes! Except the furniture will be preassembled there! 4d
  •   danamadeit Hahaha. YES @amyhackworth 4d
  •   brianwpetersen Only one negative to say on IKEA. Want a picture frame? Gotta walk through our 3-floor labyrinth first. Other than that I love them. 4d
  •   danamadeit So true, so true....although I have learned a few shortcuts to quickly get to heart of labyrinth, to the cafe area...but then when the store is under construction, like today, the shortcut was closed off, so I did the long walk, with all three kids, walking against traffic, following the arrows backwards, people looking annoyed by us. Okay this is the longest most boring comment ever. You are now stupider having read it. Sorry. Yay IKEA! @brianwpetersen 4d
  •   skippee An IKEA trip can brighten up any day! Hope you got some awesome goodies! 4d

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danamadeit Green never gets enough airtime 🌲 #happyholigram 5d

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danamadeit The Christmas cards are definitely my favorite part....it's like you're all hanging out at home with us ️ We've got em going on all sides of that pillar, along with kids' school projects. My favorite presentation is probably @deliacreates. So creative! Love you all friends #happyholigram 5d

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danamadeit Have you wrapped presents yet? Don't forget to watch my short video on How to Tie the Perfect Bow...every. single. time.
It'll change your life!
Forever and ever.
The bow will hang straight, there's not a funky knot in the back....in fact, there are no knots anywhere! So the person opening the gift can just, open it
Come watch! I've put the direct YouTube link in my profile. #perfectbowmade
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danamadeit Sorry (not sorry?) for all the food photos...but we've got a batch of candy cane truffles done and we're moving on to maple walnut chocolates by @smashedpeasandcarrots. Christmas Eve is going to be mighty tasty! 🌲#happyholigram 7d
  •   aleashamsmith Yummmmmm!! 7d
  •   laurapwood Yum! 7d
  •   smashedpeasandcarrots Those look ahhhmazing!!!! 7d
  •   utahmcbrayer I live that one is missing in this photo. I wonder where it went? 6d
  •   danamadeit Haha right? I'll blame my husband...😎 @utahmcbrayer 6d
  •   mohp9 I feel like you have somehow found a way to buy extra hours in the day. That, or your house is a complete pig sty and you just don't show us. How do you do it all?! 6d
  •   thepaintedpetunia Candy cane truffles sound yummy! They look beautiful! Do you have a recipe? 6d
  •   kimatchley @mohp9 haha! My thoughts exactly every time I look at Dana's posts. AMAZING! 6d

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danamadeit Are you baking today? Me too! And I have 30 recipes for us to try out!...okay maybe we'll get to three of them. But come see all the tried-and-true easy Christmas treats recipes on my blog today.....like this remix of @vchristenson's 3-minute 3-ingredient fudge....or my white chocolate dipped Gingerbread softies with choc nibs....or sweet granola by @deliacreates....or maple chocolates by @smashedpeasandcarrots. #YUMMM danamadeit.com 1w
  •   danamadeit I'm not making all 30! It's just nice to have options @chantetay 1w
  •   atxlisap Yes! Me and Isabel are making a ton of cookies today! 1w
  •   karissmith Got your card! Love it! 1w
  •   danamadeit Thanks! We got yours too and love it! @karissmith 1w
  •   melanieburk You have the best recipes!! I am still obsessed with the pomegranate chocolate cookies ... I might have to make those this week! 7d
  •   danamadeit Thanks Melanie! Man, now I want some of those pomegranate cookies too.... @melanieburk 7d
  •   hmiller25 Yum! 7d
  •   smashedpeasandcarrots Yo are a busy bee this weekend!!!! Love it! 7d

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danamadeit The trick is to only eat one (or 10 donut holes ) so you don't feel sick...and maybe throw in a diet coke for mom, and chocolate milk for the kids #roundrockdonuts #christmasvacation #texas 1w
  •   lisa_spurgin Ohhh, I can't wait for Round Rock donuts. We are headed to Georgetown, Christmas Day to party with family. 1w
  •   sewsugarbeans My weakness!! 1w
  •   becca_mihok I want donuts @haii.itz.nutmeg 1w
  •   allisonririe Yes, ALWAYS with a diet coke. I figure it cuts through the grease and therefore aids in digestion. 1w
  •   danamadeit exACTly 😎 @allisonririe 1w
  •   livefreemiranda Yummmm. 1w
  •   leannebarlow I jumped over to your feed to see if I had missed any of your posts (I kind of obsessed with them) and now I am in desperate need of a donut! 1w
  •   danamadeit Haha I'm sure there's a donut shop open at 11pm @leannebarlow 1w

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danamadeit Okay friends.....from now until Christmas night, all patterns in my shop are only 6 bucks! That's a week-long pattern blizzard! Then when the weather outside is frightful....sewing will be so delightful. Plus I'm also giving away 4 free #babydollbasketmade patterns (winners will be chosen and emailed the pattern by Saturday morning) Come see both posts for more info...danamadeit.com #kidshortsmade #firstdaydressmade #rolliepolliemade #beachrobemade 1w

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danamadeit She insisted on wearing these. Everywhere. She also insists on wearing a dress every day #claradoll 1w
  •   dianejjarvis Avery is the same way right now! She absolutely refuses to wear anything but a dress! If she is being naughty I threaten her with putting pants on her. Works every time!! 1w
  •   razorbates so cute 1w
  •   shesewsalot If i had red cowboy boots I would want to rock them every day too! ( note to self: get red cowboy boots!) 1w
  •   karissmith She's getting so big! She's got great style! 1w
  •   theredkitchenkatie She's such a doll, Dana. 1w
  •   deliacreates I always wonder if Nat and Clara would be good buds if we lived close to each other. They have pretty much the same fashion sense and love for stuffed kitties. 1w
  •   kristinbyman My almost 4 year old is obsessed with her red cowgirl boots & dresses too! No need to match either! 1w
  •   sophie_charllotte That tall! 1w

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danamadeit Christmas cards done and dropped (and photographed of course) #hohofiveuphigh #happyholigram 2w
  •   danamadeit Definitely a card in there for the Woods! I just FB messaged you @laurapwood 2w
  •   smallfriendly I just did today too! I had a little helper so the address labels and stamps are upside down on a few 😬 1w
  •   lauradaines Message me too Dana! 1w
  •   edris08 Nice! I have some that looks just like that from the dollar spot a few years ago! 1w
  •   braiths2006 Tell me "hanks trunks" refers to what I think it refers to...and if so I hope there's a stray d-o double g card in that stack for me @theslowdrift 1w
  •   danamadeit Haha most certainly, to everything you said @braiths2006 1w
  •   theslowdrift Haha Stray dog!! @braiths2006 Those were good times. 1w
  •   karissmith Can't wait to get one 1w

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danamadeit Remember when they (we) messed up the electrical outlets on the floating ceiling?....so I had the electrician wire an extension cord for me up there, rather than letting the original plan go entirely to waste? (more of the story in a previous blog post)....well tonight I put that little cord to use. And now this might be my favorite spot in the house. Can we leave twinkle lights up all year long please? #lookoutlane #happyholigram 2w

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danamadeit Today was a picture perfect day: 70 degrees, Toy Story blue skies, happy kids, we finished two school projects, my Christmas cards came! piano lessons are done for a few weeks, I sewed for 10 minutes, and we ate chocolate strawberry cake and coconut butter cream cookies at our friends house (while looking at this view on our drive there) I found myself smiling all day long! #tistheseasontobemerry #texas 2w

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danamadeit These two Some days I swear they need to get a room....in the most non-creepy-cute-sisterly-friendship kind of way. #ilovelucyw #claradoll 2w

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danamadeit It's funny.....we have wild deer constantly roaming our yard, eating our plants, running into our cars, basically being a nuisance and making me loathe the sight of deer. And yet I choose to decorate and celebrate them on my mantle. I guess these are more of the Merry-type deer, rather than the eat-your-20dollar-plant-on-the-first-day kind. 'Tis the season. #happyholigram #dasher? #dancer? #prancer? #vixen? I need to put a red nose on that guy. 2w
  •   danamadeit Hahaha so true, so true @livefreemiranda 2w
  •   danamadeit Oh man! The worst! @jadecrafthope 2w
  •   daisy4given I used to hate it when people would come to our house and comment on how pretty the deer were in the meadow in front of our house because those stupid deer were my arch enemies! EVERY thing I planted THEY ATE! 2w
  •   twindragonflydesigns My grandma had surrounded her house and garden with chicken wire and admired the deer from the window. Hee Hee - they make lovely decorations though! 2w
  •   kammoz Hahaha. Christmas cheer 2w
  •   kristenduke_capturingjoy Love that giant deer head! 2w
  •   ryanallowitz I can lend you a crossbow, those deer are delicious! ! 2w
  •   danamadeit Haha Casey might take you up on it! @ryanallowitz 2w

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