Posts in the ‘Christmasholidays’ Category

Polka Dot Glittered Ornaments DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Polka Dot Glittered Ornaments DIY |

 is here with her polka dot glittered ornament DIY so you can easily add a little sparkle to your tree!

These glittered polka dot ornaments are not only pretty for your Christmas tree, but can be perfect for dressing up those gifts! Attach to ribbon and hang on gift bags and wrapped presents, too.

Christmas Parties and More!

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My 4 favorite parties of the week including Christmas parties! |

Not surprisingly, Christmas parties are such a popular theme on our site right now and you can find two adorable ones in my 4 Favorite Parties of the Week! There a  festive red and green Santa themed Christmas party and a fantastic red and white reindeer themed Christmas party. My other two favorites are a nautical themed baptism with amazing under the sea treats,  and a colorful and whimsical woodland party with cute forest creatures. You will love these four parties!

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Santa Claus Cupcakes DIY

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Santa Claus Cupcake DIY |

I love food crafting! When I saw that our snowman cupcakes were such a hit this year, I decided to try my hand at this Santa Claus cupcakes DIY.

Using mostly store-bought items I was able to make these pretty quickly, and I think they turned out so cute. To me these little Santas almost came to life... so much so, that when my daughter bit into one, I actually felt a little pang in my heart. :( I know, the good thing is I can always make more!

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Peppermint Bark Recipe

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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

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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, gift cards always feels a little impersonal. That's why I came up with an easy way to make giving a gift card more meaningful.

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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

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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

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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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