As we’ve now come to a close of 2011, I need to give a big THANK YOU to all those who submit and continue to submit to the M&T Spotlight. It has been a great place to find fun kids crafts, home crafts and recipes from all of you!

If you haven’t yet, submit your ideas/posts today. Also, in case some of you don’t know, on most Saturdays, I post a round up from the project ideas submitted over at the Spotlight. I love to bring some of the great tutorials and recipes from Spotlight over to the main blog, giving you all the “spotlight”! So make sure to check in and see what the theme is for the next week. For this Saturday, I’m looking for ideas on winter. Submit your ideas for a chance to be featured.

Here are some of my personal favorite ideas that have be shared on Spotlight. Check out the awesomeness of 2011 starting with

Kids Crafts:


href="http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2011/08/cheesy-boats.html"
target="_blank">Cheesy Babel Boats

href="http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2011/08/cheesy-boats.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_CheeseBoats22334.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/05/lego-birthday-party.html"
target="_blank">Lego Birthday Party

href="http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/05/lego-birthday-party.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_LegoParty85710.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://club.chicacircle.com/owl-candy-jars-diy/"
target="_blank">Owl Candy Treat Jars

href="http://club.chicacircle.com/owl-candy-jars-diy/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_OwlCandyJarsDIY33527.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://quirkymomma.com/2011/polly-pocket-bracelet/"
target="_blank">Polly Pocket Bracelets

href="http://quirkymomma.com/2011/polly-pocket-bracelet/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_POlly_Pocket_Bracele68903.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://lindsayandandrew.blogspot.com/2011/08/water-noodle-marble-run.html"
target="_blank">Water Noodle Marble Run

href="http://lindsayandandrew.blogspot.com/2011/08/water-noodle-marble-run.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_WaterNoodleMarbleRac66522.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/button-checker-board-tutorial-cottage.html"
target="_blank">Button Checker Board

href="http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/button-checker-board-tutorial-cottage.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_Cottage_Chic_Checker63724.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />

Home Projects:


href="http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/2011/01/t-shirt-pom-poms-tutorial.html"
target="_blank">T-shirt Pom Poms

href="http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/2011/01/t-shirt-pom-poms-tutorial.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_T-Shirt_Pom_Poms_Tut42348.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://suttongrace.blogspot.com/2011/11/mod-podge-shoes.html"
target="_blank">Mod Podge Shoes

href="http://suttongrace.blogspot.com/2011/11/mod-podge-shoes.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_ModPodgeShoes14261.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/09/crochet-shawl-finished/"
target="_blank">Easy Crochet Shawl

href="http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/09/crochet-shawl-finished/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_EasyCrochetShawl91335.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-ruffles-and-yarn-fall-wreath.html"
target="_blank">Yarn and Ruffle Wreath

href="http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-ruffles-and-yarn-fall-wreath.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_RufflesandYarnFallWr67600.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://bee-inspired.blogspot.com/2011/09/getting-bit-more-organised.html"
target="_blank">Ribbon Organizer

href="http://bee-inspired.blogspot.com/2011/09/getting-bit-more-organised.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_Untangled36896.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://howsweeteritis.blogspot.com/2011/06/korker-cake-banner-tutorial.html"
target="_blank">Korker Cake Banner

href="http://howsweeteritis.blogspot.com/2011/06/korker-cake-banner-tutorial.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_KorkerCakeBanner77059.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />

Yummy Recipes:


href="http://foodnouveau.com/justrecipes/2011/11/21/appetizers/hot/turkey-cakes-with-wasabi-guacamole/"
target="_blank">Turkey Cakes & Wasabi Guacamole

href="http://foodnouveau.com/justrecipes/2011/11/21/appetizers/hot/turkey-cakes-with-wasabi-guacamole/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/TurkeyCakeswithWasab93311.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://www.thepastryaffair.com/blog/2011/3/9/italian-breadstick-popcorn.html"
target="_blank">Italian Breadstick Popcorn

href="http://www.thepastryaffair.com/blog/2011/3/9/italian-breadstick-popcorn.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_popcorn,_popping_cor80898.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://thishomemadelife.com/?p=335"
target="_blank">Peanut Butter Pancakes

href="http://thishomemadelife.com/?p=335"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/Peanut_Butter_Pancak68618.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://www.simplebites.net/5-tips-to-create-vegetarian-friendly-meals-black-bean-burritos/"
target="_blank">Vegetarian Burritos

href="http://www.simplebites.net/5-tips-to-create-vegetarian-friendly-meals-black-bean-burritos/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/Vegetarian_Black_Bea30855.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2010/12/sos-progressive-dinner-roasted-red-pepper-soup.html"
target="_blank">Roasted Red Pepper Soup

href="http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2010/12/sos-progressive-dinner-roasted-red-pepper-soup.html"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/Roasted_Red_Pepper_S38083.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />


href="http://www.somethingedible.com/index.php/food_drink/entry/tis_the_season_to_give_seasoning_diy_smoked_salt/"
target="_blank">Homemade Smoked Salt

href="http://www.somethingedible.com/index.php/food_drink/entry/tis_the_season_to_give_seasoning_diy_smoked_salt/"
target="_blank"> src="http://www.makeandtakes.com/submissions/img/e_HomemadeSmokedSalt85363.jpg"
alt="" width="250" height="250" />