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Diy garland home and family crafts game night

Home and Family Crafts : DIY Garland for Game Night Party

I am always looking for fun and easy DIY ideas, especially fun things that have to do with parties and entertaining. We have seen a serious uptick in game playing here at our house this week as quarantine is becoming more routine. I’m sure you guys are experiencing something similar at your homes. Game nights … Read more

Diy garland home and family crafts game night
Pink Peppermint Design's YouTube Channel

Pink Peppermint Design on YouTube

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there have been some videos popping up around here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You may not know this about me, but I’ve been making YouTube videos for more than 13 years…no, this is not an April Fool’s joke. You read that right! I started blogging about 14 years ago, and not … Read more

Pink Peppermint Design's YouTube Channel
No chill sour cream sugar cookie recipe

No Chill Sour Cream Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

So, I had an idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰ With quarantine not looking like it’s ending any time soon, I am working on something fun that I hope will help everyone keep kids busy and families having fun. I would rather have this time of uncertainty be a time making memories with our loved ones that time spent … Read more

No chill sour cream sugar cookie recipe
Bunny pom poms pinterest

DIY Easter Decorations : Bunny Pom Pom Garland

Quarantine Day 15…how are you holding up? ๐Ÿ˜‰ We started quarantine a little earlier than everyone else, due to a bad case of the flu that hit our house a few days before things got really crazy…(not good timing when your poor kids are certain that their fever means they have the dreaded virus!) Two … Read more

Bunny pom poms pinterest
Easy easter brunch table decor ideas

Easy Easter Brunch Table Setting Ideas and Recipes

I can hardly believe that we’ve already hit the time of the year where we’re talking about Easter! These years are flying by…although I think the next few weeks quarantined for COVID-19 will slow things down a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That’s not all bad though! I don’t know about you, but I have tons of things … Read more

Easy easter brunch table decor ideas
homeschooling coronavirus

Homeschooling during School Closures: What do I do?!

Whoa! What a week! I don’t know about you guys but these last few weeks have had me glued to the news and have brought out my hoarding/prepping tendencies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Watching the stock market act like a roller coaster, having travel around the world come to a screeching halt and making 17 trips to Costco … Read more

homeschooling coronavirus
Best blue paint colors for your home 1

Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

Best blue paint colors for your home 1
How to make a charcuterie board

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Several years ago I walked into a restaurant (maybe I should say I walked into a bar because this is starting to sound like a bad joke ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and saw this word staring at me from the menu…CHARCUTERIE. Huh? What is that? The description read something along the lines of “Chef’s Choice of Meats, … Read more

How to make a charcuterie board
Im a sucker for you printable valentine 3

Printable Valentine Cards : I’m a Sucker for You Valentine

A few months ago John and I took Ash to a Jonas Brothers concert. To be honest, I was probably more excited about it than she was…yep, I’m one of those moms. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was definitely one of those experiences where I felt pretty old for the first time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 95% of the audience was … Read more

Im a sucker for you printable valentine 3
Homegoods gift ideas post 9

Best Last Minute Christmas Shopping Tips

Alright folks, we’re here. The last official weekend before Christmas and only 4 days left to shop…(well three and a half, really). I had to laugh the other day when I was in a store buying a few things and the clerk asked if I had been shopping on Amazon yet and I chuckled and … Read more

Homegoods gift ideas post 9
free vintage Christmas printables

Cookies for Santa Kit: Free Vintage Christmas Printables Tag

 I don’t know about you guys, but this is the week we have big baking plans in our house. The gifts are all bought, school is out for Christmas break, and we are turning up the Christmas music, lighting the fire and baking up a storm. We’ll definitely be making some of our favorite family … Read more

free vintage Christmas printables
Free printable christmas tags

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags : For Your Mistletoes

Every year Ash likes to come up with a little something fun to give her friends at school the last day of school before Christmas break. It’s always a little bit of a challenge to find something cute and inexpensive enough to give to lots of people, so hopefully these fun free printable gift tags … Read more

Free printable christmas tags
gift wrapping ideas

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Kids (and everyone else)

It’s hard to believe that we are already getting down to the wire as far as buying our gifts for gift giving. I saw an email pop up in my inbox yesterday that said “Need a great last minute gift?!” I thought, what?! I haven’t even bought ONE gift yet and now it’s already last … Read more

gift wrapping ideas
Modern christmas tree decor

Our Modern Christmas Tree : 30 Gorgeous Christmas Home Decor Tours

Happy Monday! I love kicking off the week with a Christmas Home Tour!  I look forward to Marty’s amazing tours every year. There are so many beautiful homes for you to see all week. If you are joining me from Rhoda’s stunning blog Southern Hospitality, welcome!  I just love her home and everything she shares. … Read more

Modern christmas tree decor
Christmas bedroom decorations

15 Beautiful Christmas Room Ideas : Our Christmas Bedroom Decor

I am SO excited to be sharing some of our Christmas home with you today! With Thanksgiving falling so much later this year, it has thrown me for a loop trying to hurry and get things ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you guys, but I need that extra week in between Thanksgiving and … Read more

Christmas bedroom decorations
Christmas decorating ideas 2019

Christmas Decorating Ideas 2019 : Christmas Decor Trends

One of the biggest decisions in our house this time of year…what will our Christmas tree look like this year?  How do we want to decorate for Christmas.  I have to admit, that being a blogger, it’s a bit hard to stick to traditional Christmas decor every year because there is always something new and … Read more

Christmas decorating ideas 2019
Halloween drink ideas for kids

Amazing Halloween Drinks for Kids

It’s hard to believe that October is already winding down…I feel like I have a million other Halloween ideas left to share and I am out of time!  Thank goodness for next year…I’ll just have to keep you in suspense until then! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have been wanting to put together some fun ideas for non-alcoholic … Read more

Halloween drink ideas for kids
Gluten free stuffing recipe

Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes : Delicious Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe

I can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about Thanksgiving menus already!  Do you host at your house, or do you usually go somewhere else?  This year we’ll be heading to my aunt’s house in San Diego and I can’t wait!  She has the most amazing property…her own farmhouse and gorgeous oak trees lining the … Read more

Gluten free stuffing recipe
Spooky halloween party food

Awesome Spooky Halloween Party Food Idea – Sweets Charcuterie

Take me just about anywhere for dinner these days and I’ll be browsing the cheese and charcuterie board options on the menu.  I LOVE the pretty boards full of delicacies styled to the nines.  Creamy cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, olives, chutney, bread and crackers, spicy meats…so many good things!  And let’s face it.  There is … Read more

Spooky halloween party food
Kid friendly halloween treats

Easy kid friendly Halloween treats : Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween and cupcakes….pretty much two things that make me deliriously happy. Themed treats and punny sayings, costumes, decorations and parties…what is not to love about this time of year?  I am so excited to be sharing one of our favorite cupcake recipes, along with this simple idea to turn them into the perfect easy kid … Read more

Kid friendly halloween treats
Cute indoor halloween decorating ideas

Cute Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas

I love to decorate for Halloween almost as much as I do for Christmas. We are about to break out all the Halloween decorations around here this week and things will start to get a bit creepy.  The weather has really taken a turn and it is definitely cooling way down, which makes Halloween decorating … Read more

Cute indoor halloween decorating ideas
Pink pirate party ideas

Pirate Party Ideas : Trick ARRR Treat Pirate Halloween Party

Guys, can I just tell you how much fun I am having working with Oriental Trading these days?  When they emailed a few months ago and said hey…it’s Friday the 13th in September….let’s get our skeletons out of the closet and party, I couldn’t help but jump on board.  They are introducing a bunch of … Read more

Pink pirate party ideas
Free printable halloween cupcake toppers 2

Free Halloween Cupcake Toppers & Cute Halloween Cupcake Idea

Ah!  October is almost here so I am officially all in for Halloween.  I was actually in Halloween mode several weeks ago…but I’ve been trying to hold off and not make you feel overwhelmed here on the blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t want anyone to feel rushed to jump into the holidays…but boy am I ready!! … Read more

Free printable halloween cupcake toppers 2
Warm baby halloween costumes

Best Warm Baby Halloween Costumes

Where we come from in Orange County, Halloween is a BIG deal.  Like REALLY big.  As a matter of fact, it was voted the #1 place in the state of California to celebrate Halloween.  Yep.  That big of a deal. ๐Ÿ˜‰ One of the factors that I’m sure helps, is the fabulous weather in Orange … Read more

Warm baby halloween costumes