Posts in the ‘Christmasholidays’ Category

Peppermint Bark Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Peppermint Bark Recipe for the holidays! |

Here's a delicious and easy peppermint bark recipe from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine that is a fun treat to serve at your holiday parties or as part of a Christmas gift basket!

With the holidays fast approaching, I am getting all my recipes in order for our gift baskets. Ever since I was a little girl I have watched my mother bake. Christmas time for our family is a special time of year. We bake. We bake for family and friends.

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Cute Gift Card Holder DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Gift card holder DIY |

Every year at the holidays, I give gift cards to my daughter's teachers and a few other people in our community. I know they appreciate them, but to me, the gift cards always feels a little impersonal. That's why I was excited when Target asked me to come up with a gift card holder DIY to find a way to make giving a Target GiftCard® more meaningful.

My first goal was to incorporate this rule: candy + gift card = awesome! Then I wanted to make sure it was easy to do, cute and festive, and inexpensive.

Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables from Printabelle

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Free Ugly Sweater Party Printables |

Ugly sweater parties are my newest favorite theme for holiday parties. To be honest, I have not been invited to one yet, but I'm thrilled to be sharing this full set of free Ugly Sweater party printables from Printabelle.

Just ask your guests to dress in their ugliest Christmas sweaters, then use these free printables to decorate your party. We've even included award printables, so you can even ask your guests to vote on their favorite sweaters at the party, then reward your guests at the end of the night.

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Giving Back While Shopping This Christmas

by Jillian Leslie on

Lainey TOMS + Target11

As I had mentioned in my previous TOMS for Target post, TOMS and Target have teamed up this holiday season so that for every #TOMSForTarget gift you buy, they're giving away shoes, a blanket, or a meal to someone in need. I think that's such a great way to be giving back while shopping this Christmas.

As part of this campaign I got to go to Target and purchase some of those special items. To help me show them off is Lainey...

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Cranberry Orange Spice Stove Top Potpourri DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Cranberry Orange Spice Stove Top Potpourri DIY |

Here is a gorgeous cranberry orange spice stove top potpourri DIY from Shauna Krantz from Ella and Annie Magazine to make your house smell spicy and delicious for the holidays!

There is just something special about the smell of Christmas. Christmas smells of cinnamon spice, tart cranberries, and citrus orange, all the ingredients I used in the potpourri. Plus, I added in fresh rosemary to give it a bit more earthiness.

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Cookie Mix Party Favor DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Cookie Mix Party Favor DIY |

 Shauna Krantz from Ella and Annie Magazine, is here with her easy holiday cookie mix party favor DIY. What a great way to give something special to your holiday guests and friends! 

I learned young the art of homemade gifts from my mothers. Maybe there is some misconception about homemade gifts. You often feel you’re being cheap, right? Well I want to stop you right there!

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Free Reindeer Games Party Printables from Printabelle

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Free Reindeer Games Party Printables

Thinking of throwing a kids' holiday party this year? Then check out this adorable set of "Reindeer Games" party printables Michelle from Printabelle designed exclusively for us! Thank you, Michelle!

This collection includes: welcome signs, banner, cupcake toppers, invitations, mini candy bar wrappers, treat toppers, water bottle wrappers, reindeer noses and antlers photo props.

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