JOY Block Letters

Day 8 – JOY Block Letters 12 Days of Holiday Crafts, Day 8 – JOY Block Letters. These blocks make a beautiful, classy addition to your holiday home decorating. Inspired by this Blooming Homestead tutorial, they provide a nice change from traditional red and green holiday decorations. You will need: Wooden block letters spelling out […]

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Snowmen Blocks

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #7: DIY Snowman Blocks. Do you want to bring the outdoor in without all the mess and cold? These adorable wooden block snowmen, inspired by the Homedit blog, are almost as good as the real thing! You Will Need: (1) 4x4x8 piece of lumber cut into 3 different […]

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Happy Holidays Mat

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #6: Holiday Mat. Show your guests your holiday spirit! This “Happy Holidays” Doormat, inspired by this Lia Griffith tutorial, is the perfect way to welcome friends and family members into your home this holiday season. You Will Need: Doormat of your choice Vinyl “Happy Holidays” decals (make yourself […]

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“Jingle All the Way” Shadow Box

Today’s blog is: “Jingle All the Way” Shadow Box. This is a beautiful and festive way to decorate your home or office for the holiday season. Our shadow box was inspired by Kerri Bradford’s tutorial. You will need: 25” w x 10.25” h x 1.2” d shadow box “Jingle All the Way” message, (make yourself […]

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DIY Holiday Mesh Wreath

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #4: Holiday Mesh Wreath. A great way to add curb appeal to a home, especially in the holidays, is to dress up your entryway. The easiest way to do this is to hang a wreath on your front door. Not only will it bring out the colors of […]

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Holiday Light-Up Sign

Today’s blog is: Holiday Light-Up Sign. This is a creative and beautiful way to decorate your home for the holidays. This tutorial was inspired by Hometalk’s tutorial.             You will need: 16”x20” canvas Snowflake stickers (make them yourself, or buy them) A sticker with the message you want on your […]

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DIY Sweater Pillows

12 Days of Holiday Crafts – Day #2: DIY Sweater Pillows. If you live in a part of the country (or the world) where winter hits you with cold and snow, then you probably associate it with wearing big comfy sweaters. It seems to be a staple of the holiday season to have sweater pillows […]

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Holiday Wreath Card Holder

Today is the first day of NFM Lending’s 12 days of Holiday Crafts. We created these blogs to share with you the handmade items we crafted for our 2nd Annual Support Our Troops Drive Silent Auction. All the proceeds from the auction went to this year’s Support Our Troops Drive, in which we boxed and […]

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Can Getting a New Job Affect Your Mortgage Application?

When you submit an application for a home loan, one factor a lender will take into consideration is your employment history. A recent job change, a gap in work history, or a change in pay structure can all affect the home loan you qualify for. Lee Killen, a Branch Manager at NFM Lending, answered some […]

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Quick Fall Crafts and Decorating

Short on time, but want to do some DIY fall decorating? These crafts are inexpensive, beautiful, and perfect for putting you and your family in the right frame of mind for the fall season. Stenciled Pumpkins Are you not in the mood or just don’t have time to carve a jack-o-lantern this year? Want to […]

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