Top 10 Reasons to Own the Cricut Explore

Deluxe Starter Set Explore Bundle

By now I am sure you know how much I love my Cricut Explore, it is my favorite craft tool and I use it almost daily.  I've been a loyal fan of Cricut since the very first machine made it's debut on the HSN, thanks to my mom who made an impulse purchase and bought one while she was home sick from work.  And while I've always been a fan, the Cricut Explore changed my world.  Simply put, this machine is awesome and I think everyone should own one.  Which is why I've put together my Top 10 Reasons … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift for Friends – ‘You’re a Deer Friend’ Cookies

Christmas Gift Idea for A Deer Friend_Giggles Galore

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michaels. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you as obsessed with the deer trend as I am?  And can we just talk about plaid...it's everywhere this Christmas and I'm loving it too!  So, of course I combined these two new obsessions for a fun Christmas Gift for Friends and made these adorable "You're a Deer Friend" Cookies. On a recent trip to Michaels I spotted this plaid washi tape and immediately threw it in my basket, along with a ton of … [Read more...]

Garlic Herb Butter and Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread and Garlic Herb Butter

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Market Street. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you hosting Thanksgiving this weekend?  Or are you the lucky one that gets to be the guest at someone else's home?  We all know that preparing the Thanksgiving meal, or entertaining in general can be a lot of work, so if you got off the hook this year with cooking you can show your appreciation with a lovely hostess gift.  No matter what time of year it is our Garlic Herb Butter and Artisan Bread … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Who keeps pushing the fast forward button?  It seems like the weeks are flying by and in case you missed it last week we were super busy creating a beautiful black, white and gold Thanksgiving Table, sharing our tips for making the perfect cheese board, and giving back with our "Cocoa for Charity" Hot Cocoa Stand. But as much as I wish time would slow down just a bit I'm super excited that Friday is finally here, because that means it's time for The Creative Collection Link Party!  I just love … [Read more...]

Pineapple Cheese Ball

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are 100% mine. I've mentioned it before, but I think my love of entertaining started early as a child.  I have lots of fond memories of our house always being filled with friends or family and lots of yummy food!  Around the holidays you could guarantee that my mom would make and serve her famous Pineapple Cheese Ball at least once. I thought I'd bring back a family favorite for our Thanksgiving festivities and my … [Read more...]

Holiday Cranberry Punch

The Best Holiday Cranberry Punch_Giggles Galore

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SOLO® Brand Products. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays are upon us and I absolutely love that it gives me an extra excuse to entertain with friends and family.  From Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Gingerbread Decorating Parties, Christmas, New Year's Eve and everything in between there are lots of reason to celebrate!  And if you are looking for the perfect drink to serve this holiday then you will absolutely love this Holiday Cranberry … [Read more...]

Oh Deer Coffee Mugs

Oh Deer! Coffee Mug

Have you noticed the deer trend creeping up everywhere?  I'm usually not big on trends, but for some reason this is one that got my attention while I was shopping for our "Cocoa for Charity" Hot Cocoa Stand.  Which lead me to create these Oh Deer Coffee Mugs. And this project is so easy to create and the great thing is that when the trend changes I'm not stuck with something that is no longer "cool!"  I am so excited about not only including my cute little Oh Deer Coffee Mugs in my hot cocoa … [Read more...]

The Perfect Tween Gift Ideas – Graphic Skinz

Cool Graphic Skinz Heart Locket

Have the Christmas lists from your kids started pouring in?  Maybe it's because we've had our Christmas tree up since Halloween but my kids are making their list and adding to them daily, but I noticed that my oldest daughter's list is much smaller than the twins.  Aside from the typical book request and American Girl Doll she doesn't have much else on it.  She loves reading, writing and anything to do with art, but for every holiday and birthday she gets tons of art supplies and she really … [Read more...]

Ruffled Burlap Garland Tutorial – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Assemble Ruffle Garland

I recently participated in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and created what I liked to call my Rustic Reindeer Christmas Tree.  This tree features everything that I imagine you’d find in the reindeer’s barn at the North Pole.  From snow balls and jingle bells to wooden logs and Rudolph’s shiny red nose. This sophisticated yet cozy tree is the perfect mix of natural elements with just the right amount of glam.  One of my favorite elements of my Dream Tree, which by the way was also featured … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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I'm at a conference in Las Vegas right now, learning so much and eating the most wonderful food!  What exciting things and project have you been up to this week?  We are thrilled to have you join us again this week for The Creative Collection Link Party. Yay, it's PARTY time!! Check out our favorites for the week and be sure to link up your new ideas! Organized Pantry Reveal from A Prudent Life Turkey Slat Sign from Home. Made. Interest. Boxwood Welcome Wreath from Setting for … [Read more...]