Hot Cocoa Bar Cart

During the winter a Hot Cocoa Bar is the perfect way to keep guest warm and toasty when it's chilly outside.  It's simple and fun for all ages and the possibilities are endless.  This year I'm transforming my thrift store bar cart into a Hot Cocoa Bar Cart for our annual Favorite Things Party. This year's Favorite Things Party is going to have a cozy cabin feel with a touch of glam.  Last year I made these darling Oh Deer Coffee Mugs and then after discovering all of the goodies at the Target … [Read more...]

Handmade Holiday Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favorite things, but updating or changing out your decor from year to year can sometimes seem daunting.  The mantle is one of the easiest places to add holiday cheer.  This Christmas transform your mantle into a focal point, with simple handmade decor and a few sparkly statement pieces.  I'm thrilled to partner with Cricut and Balsam Hill today to share with you my simple and beautiful Handmade Holiday Christmas Mantle. My mom always tells stories … [Read more...]

Winter Woodland Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...and since I live in Texas the chances of that happening are fairly slim.  So, this year I decided I would create my own winter wonderland with a snow covered Christmas tree for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge.  I'm absolutely thrilled with how this snow covered tree turned out and can't wait to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, a roaring fire in the fire place and dream of a white Christmas while admiring my Winter Woodland Christmas Tree. I … [Read more...]

Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BISSELL.  All opinions are 100% mine. My house will soon be filled with family, laughter and memories in the making and I absolutely can't wait!  I cherish this time of year and look forward to having my home filled with people, it truly makes my heart sing to be able to open my home up to family and friends!  But, getting your house ready for holiday entertaining and all those people can sometimes be a daunting task, especially combined with … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Market Street. All opinions are 100% mine. Does your family have special meals that you only eat and serve during the holidays?  So many of my families Christmas traditions revolve around food and even though many of the dishes are things we absolutely LOVE we seldom have them any other time of the year, I guess that's what makes them so special.  My mom's Cheesy Potato Casserole is one of those things we serve at special occasions and I can't … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Cinnamon Cookie Sandwiches

Baking is a a big part of the holidays for our family.  As a kid it was like Christmas couldn't officially arrive until we had baked dozens of cookies in the kitchen with festive Christmas music playing in the background.  Thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to create these delicious Gingerbread Cinnamon Cookie Sandwiches with Nestlé Toll House Rolled & Ready Cookie Dough Sheets! While I love baking I'm not a big fan of the mess that usually gets made. … [Read more...]

Reindeer Ho Ho Treats

Create magical Christmas memories and squeals of delight with these adorable Reindeer Ho Ho Treats! I'm super excited to share this adorable and easy holiday treat with you, but before we get to the tutorial I want to make sure you stick around for our Home for the Holidays Christmas Blog Round Robin, keep reading for all the fun details! Surprise your kids with a special after school treat or have them join you in the kitchen to make these edible reindeers.  This edible art projects is a … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sleds

This post is sponsored by Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. I’m having so much fun decorating my new house for Christmas this year.  I keep finding new spots to add a little extra Christmas cheer and lots of excuses to go shopping and create new things!  My new vintage window vignette with these adorable chalky finish painted sled has me singing “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”  While we aren’t likely to get much snow here … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans

The Michaels Makers challenge this month is all about creative holiday gifts and gift wrapping.  And, I'm back with another simple gift idea that would be great for neighbors, teachers or co-workers this holiday season.  These delicious and slightly addicting Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Pecans are one of my staples for gifts and entertaining this time of the year. What I love about this gift is it's easy to whip up and one recipe (see below) makes several gifts so you can spread lots of cheer! … [Read more...]

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

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'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...]