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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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How to Create a Cheese Plate : An Easy and Beautiful Appetizer

Do you have company coming for New Years? It is SO easy to create a cheese plate that is a show stopping appetizer.  It is quick, tasty and beautiful…and it’s my go-to appetizer when I’m having company.  I love it because it’s SO easy to put together and looks like a million bucks.  Here are … Read more

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Christmas Party Drink Recipes- Cranberry Pomegranate Mocktail

If you’re entertaining this holiday season it’s always nice to have a few Christmas party drink recipes on hand.  Here’s one of my favorites.  In just a few minutes you can whip up something that looks beautiful and pleases a crowd. What you’ll need for this Christmas Party drink: 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice, chilled … Read more

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Cider Glaze

Who says sparkling cider is just for drinking and toasting? Why not for dessert too? I had so much fun trying out the recipe for this little Sparkling Cider pound cake created by Nikki from Chef In Training.  It’s perfect for a holiday party or to celebrate the New Year with! The glaze is deliciously … Read more

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DIY Christmas Crafts: Gift Card Holder

Are you giving gift cards this year for Christmas?  Here’s a quick and easy DIY Christmas Crafts Gift Card Holder that will make them look like something extra special.   MATERIALS Plain Bags Permanent Ink Rubber Stamp of Your Choice Crinkle Paper A gift Card I found this cute stamp at Michaels last year, but … Read more

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A Beautiful Christmas Holiday Home Tour with A Thoughtful Place Blog

I am SO excited to have Courtney from A Thoughtful Place blog here today sharing her Holiday Home and holiday decorations with us.  I feel so blessed to have had a chance meeting with Courtney earlier this year that has turned into a special friendship.  She is witty, a sweet and wonderful wife and momma, and an … Read more

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Delicious Peppermint Bark Recipe

Peppermint bark is one of the reasons I get up in the morning during the gloomy days of winter! Creamy white and milk chocolate topped with crisp and cool peppermint is a dreamy, delicious way to spread holiday cheer! This Peppermint Bark recipe is so simple to make, you don’t even need those tricky little … Read more

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German Glass Glitter DIY Monogram Ornaments

I have a new obsession.  Don’t worry.  It still involves glitter. 😉  I have been wanting to make something with German Glass Glitter for years now, but for whatever reason, I just haven’t gotten around to it.  I love the chunky-ness of it and the vintage feel.  As an added bonus, it catches the light … Read more

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Heavenly Hot Chocolate with Candy Cane Stirring Sticks

Winter has arrived… even here is Southern California! If your family is anything like mine, hot chocolate is a big request… on repeat! A sweet, warm drink that just makes you feel good all the way down to your toes! If you have been serving hot chocolate from a prepackaged powder mix… do yourself and … Read more

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Christmas Printables Fat and Jolly Gift Tags

The countdown is on!  Only a few more short days and Christmas will be here!  I can’t believe it.  This month always goes by so quickly.  Will you be delivering treats to friends and neighbors this year?  If so, I’ve created a free Christmas printables gift tag for you hoping to make your life easier. 🙂  It is the … Read more

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Christmas girls night

Christmas Girl’s Night Party Ideas

Christmas is the season of celebrations and I’m always looking for a good excuse to get together and Christmas girl’s night party to celebrate with friends.  If you’re looking for some Christmas girls night ideas, here’s one for you…grab some pretty wrapping paper, great appetizers and some fun girlfriends, and turn what can otherwise feel like a … Read more

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Kids christmas party bottles

DIY Kid’s Christmas Party Ideas

In case you haven’t noticed, I love these little bottles.  They are SO cute, the perfect size for drinks, super sturdy plastic (so you can wash and re-use if you want, but also don’t feel guilty throwing them away if you don’t want to wash them) that makes them great for kid’s party drinks…and my … Read more

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Christmas Gift Tags Printables

How many of you are headed out black Friday shopping tonight after the Thanksgiving festivities are over?  I wanted to help get you guys in the gift wrapping spirit!  Here are some free Christmas gift tag printables to get you started! 🙂 This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I like … Read more

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Shutterfly Holiday: Perfectly Personal™ Christmas Cards

Oh the weather outside is frightful…well at least here it is.  It is STILL 90 degrees!!  Ugh!  I’m starting to rebel by listening to Christmas music and decorating. 😉  A bright orange box of Shutterfly happiness arrived on my doorstep this week and made it a little easier to get into the “Christmas is coming soon” … Read more

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What to Wear: Kid’s Christmas Card Picture Outfits

Because I started out as a photographer, one of the questions I get asked most, is “What clothes look best in family pictures?” I know that there is a LOT of stress that goes into picking those outfits and pulling everything together. I just snapped some pictures of the kiddos last weekend for out Christmas … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Glitter Votives Tutorial

You may have noticed that I love these little DIY glitter votives.  I use them ALL the time in my shoots and parties.  They add the perfect amount of sparkle.  The best part is they are easy to make and you can make them in any color!     You will need: (affiliate links provided) … Read more

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Holly jolly christmas gift idea with free printable tag and where to buy white take out boxes for gifts1

FREEBIE: Free Printable Christmas Tags: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

How about another free printable y’all?? 😉 I hope you are having a merry start to your Christmas season! Here’s a little something that makes a GREAT teacher gift, neighbor gift, friends gift, etc. These take out boxes are filled with a little red crinkle (at Walmart for $1 a bag) and jolly ranchers…hence the … Read more

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FREEBIE: Free Printable Christmas Tag: We Wish You a Merry Kissmas

Happy Monday! Ok, so I know this might be a little bit early, but I couldn’t resist!! Let’s face it, I LOVE Thanksgiving, but we’re all secretly looking forward to Black Friday and the start of the Christmas rush, aren’t we?? 😉 The Halloween version of this was SO popular…(like 100,000+ downloads popular)…I thought I … Read more

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