DIY New Year’s Eve Ball

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I shared this last week over at my girl Jen's at Tattertots and Jello...but in case you missed it there....here ya go... We will most likely be in our pj's all day on New Year's Eve....I don't know about you....but this December kicked my butt! I am ready for the silence that January brings. But if you are having friends over...this would be a … [Read more...]

Make a Wish Lantern on New Year’s Eve

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On Thanksgiving evening this year I pulled out some of these sky lanterns that I had purchased on Amazon. The kids had fun writing a wish on the lantern with a sharpie before we lit them up in the air. This was the first time I had used a sky lantern…and I wanted to share with you some tips in case you would like to send a wish up on New Years….By … [Read more...]

Big Wreath for Little Money

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  Most of you probably already have your wreath out on your door….but I thought I would share this just incase (and you can really use this little trick all year long...with any old wreath:). I was in need of dressing two doors this year since we have the double doors now. I had a few strands of a heavy garland that I wanted to use outside … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Christmas Mantle (Simple Holiday Mantle)

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  A few other options for the title of this post: One Mantle, Two Ways to decorate Fresh greens….not so fresh…. Girl goes bat-**** crazy about her Christmas Mantle Oh hey, there’s a tree limb…. I could go on…and on…..Point is this….I had my mantle all decorated and looking fab. Like this…..(I even wrote a post up about it … [Read more...]

Easy gingerbread biscotti recipe

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  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....we had a great time eating, laughing and eating some more:) It is by far my favorite holiday. I already miss the gravy.....but onto some fun Christmas post this month....I made these yesterday and my house still has gingerbread smell....mmmmmmmmm I would make these again just to smell them. These … [Read more...]

How to use picmonkey to create your christmas cards (diy christmas cards)

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Yall full? Turkey overload? Here is a great activity to get those Christmas cards done and done! Easier than you think….promise. And no…these aren’t my Christmas cards…this was a card I just did to show you how easy it is to create your own one of a kind Chrismas card. I use Picmonkey every day. It is how I place text on all my blog post. I love … [Read more...]

last minute advent calendar

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I know I said I was taking a few days off....but I wanted to pop in and share this really easy Christmas Countdown with you so you can do it this week or weekend:) Also...I am sharing a bunch over on instagram and twitter while I take the rest of the week off. Hoping you can visit me there:) I tend to blog in real time…I realize this post may … [Read more...]

DIY photo booth using your dslr camera

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My dad takes pictures….and he has hundreds of thousands to prove it. Every holiday…every occasion…he has his camera out and ready to go. This DIY photo booth is a spin off of the tradition of taking family pictures at the holidays. So I thought… the entertaining season upon us…and family and friends coming in and out of our house….this would be a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookie Recipe

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes…I get jealous of the people who have such an affection for the Pumpkin Spice Latte drink. I really want to like it. I have ordered every which way….trying to fit it to my palette…it’s just a bit too much of something…but these … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Playlist (Music for Thanksgiving)

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Good music will set the mood for any great together. I have been compiling a little list of songs that are great to listen to in  the background for your Thanksgiving celebrating. I use Spotify….(which I loooovvveeee). You can make an account and just click follow and my Clever Thanksgiving playlist will show up on your account too. It is a really … [Read more...]