Time for another episode of the Literary Junkies! I’ve missed the last couple months, but then again I’ve barely had any time to do any reading! Things around here have been pretty crazy and busy!
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1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it. I’m about 3 pages into the Art Forger, this months pick, so I don’t really have much to say about it just yet :)   I’m also about 1/3 of the way through “A Big Sky Christmas” by William W. Johnstone. I love reading books that have a little bit of  Holiday plot this time of year. There is something about snuggling up with a mug of hot chocolate and a book that incorporates Christmas and family, that I love!
2. Now that we’re coming up to the holidays, are there any books you like to return to or remind you of childhood? I usually read Redeeming Love
by Francine Rivers. The copy I have is one that my Mom gave to me when I was just 16. I’ve read it over, and over and over again… in case you couldn’t tell 😉
My Copy of Redeeming Love - well worn, well loved
3. Do you have any new books on your wishlist? Winter, the latest book in the Lunar Chronicles! It was just released in the past few weeks and I am really looking forward to January when I have a chance to do a lot more reading!
4. Favorite book you’ve ever received as a gift? My Nana gave me all kinds of Nancy Drew books when I was grown up, those are definitely the most precious.
5. Favorite book centered around the holidays? I don’t really have an “Holiday” book… I just like to read. Anything. Everything. All the time! Or, when I actually have the time.

I’m getting all kinds of Christmas Carfty over here! I’ve got a bunch of different projects in the works, but today I’m sharing this adorable DIY Christmas Sock Snowman!

DIY Christmas Sock Snowman - BusyBeingJennifer.com


1 Pair Work Socks
10 C Rice
4 Pins (2 the same color )
Scarf This can be a piece of ribbon, or fabric, your choice
1 spool Thread that matches the sock color
1 Pair Scissors
3 Buttons (optional)
1 tube Super glue (for sticking on the buttons)

DIY Christmas Sock Snowman from BusyBeingJennifer.com

DIY Christmas Sock Snowman Instructions:

1. Cut the sock in half just past the ankle area towards the toes. Set aside the toe portion for now.
2. With the thread, tie closed the cut end of the sock. Turn the sock inside out so the tied portion is now on the inside of the sock.

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3. Start filling the open end of the sock with rice. Fill till it’s almost full, but with some room to tie it closed. As you fill, lift the sock to distribute more rice near the lower half of the sock to form the body of the snowman.

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4. Tie the top of the sock closed with thread. With your hands, slightly squish and form the head of the snowman and give definition to the body.
5. Using thread again, tie a piece of thread around the neck and tighten it to give it further definition.

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6. With the toe portion of the sock, cut off the red strip portion of the sock, leaving equal margin on the cut side than there is on the open end of the sock. With the toe portion of the sock, fold over the open end once or twice. This is the hat. Fit the hat on the snowman and adjust where you feel looks good. With the strip of red sock portion, fold over to hide the white edges and fit over the rim of the snowman’s hat. You are basically using the red portion of the sock to hide the “brim” of the hat you just put on. Remember to leave room for eyes and a nose!

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7. Using the two pins that are the same color, pin them in the head of the snowman to form his eyes. Then use the third pin for the nose.
8. Take your ribbon/fabric and tie it around the neck of the snowman. The last pin can be used to hold the scarf in place.
9. At this point, you can choose to glue on the buttons.
10. When carrying the snowman, you will want to support him from the bottom, as the rice moves around a lot and will distort his body.

Adorable DIY Christmas Sock Snowman - BusyBeingJennifer.com

Isn’t he just the cutest little snowman? And this DIY Christmas Sock Snowman is so easy to make too!

Welcome to the Create and Crave party!!! We LOVE to Create beautiful things and share the things we’re Craving! And we’re so glad you’re joining in on the fun! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been Creating and Craving this week!

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Here’s what I was up to last week:


Turkey With Curry and Coconut Sauce  //  DIY Advent Calendar

Giving a Little Back + Free Printable  //  Pumpkin Spice Mini Cake Doughnuts with Pumpkin Spice Glaze

PS I’ve got a giveaway for a Christmas Movie and a Walmart Gift Card too!

Here is what Taylor was up to last week:

PHPT CC 8Fashion: Chambray, Faux Leather & Tall Riding Boots :: Organizing Life with a Personal Cloud Storage Device :: Pomegranate Pear Moscow Mule


On to this Weeks Features Picked by Jennifer! Head over to Taylor’s Blog to see what she’s featuring this week!


Christmas Fawn from Fynes Designs

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Kraft Paper and Glitter Gift Wrapping from C.R.A.F.T.


Blueberry Spice Cream Cheese Ring from Sugar and Soul


This Weeks Most Viewed Link: Cranberry Orange Scones from The Gold Lining Girl

Create and Crave Party Guidelines:

The Create and Crave Party starts on Sunday Nights at 10 pm CST.

Link up your creative fun – ALMOST anything goes! Link Up 3 (max) of your recipes, crafts, printables, DIY Projects, anything fashion related and whatever other amazing things you’ve been sharing on YOUR BLOG.

We ask that you DO NOT link up Etsy shops, giveaways or other link parties.

By linking up to Create and Crave, you’re giving Busy Being Jennifer and Pink Heels Pink Truck permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media accounts and blogs, as well as add you to our news letter list for updates!

Be sure to mingle and check out what some of your fellow Create-and-Craver’s have been up too!


PS. We’d love to share what you’ve been up to on Instagram as well!! Be sure to use #CreateandCrave when sharing! We’ll re-gram the photos we love!

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