Cookie Cutter Ornament Place Cards

Christmas is just around the corner and we are trying to squeeze in a few last minute holiday traditions.  I think that is my favorite thing about this time of year. I love all the family traditions, old and new, that help make the holidays extraordinary!  Over the years it's become a tradition to host a Gingerbread House Decorating party, but this year we decided to switch things up and decorate gingerbread cookies instead.  I found this fun idea for Cookie Cutter Ornament Place Cards on … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips & Techniques

I love, love, love a pretty wrapped package. For me getting a beautifully wrapped package is a gift in itself and today I'm talking all about Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips  & Techniques that will help you achieve those perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas packages to put under your tree. Thanks to my friends at Creativebug I learned some of the best gift wrapping tips from the Holiday Wrapping Techniques class by Lia Griffith. Lia always has such creative ideas so I was excited to take this class … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Sparkling Punch

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DASANI Sparkling Water. All opinions are 100% mine. The holidays are the perfect time for entertaining, between all the festive holiday parties and family dinners you're going to need a signature drink recipe that is fun for the whole family. Today I am sharing a refreshing and festive Cranberry Orange Sparkling Punch recipe that will take your holiday sips from so-so to spectacular! We are all familiar with the tried and true holiday … [Read more...]

Frozen Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kenmore. All opinions are 100% mine. Hot Chocolate has long been the quintessential drink of wintertime, offering warmth and comfort in it's steaming mug of chocolaty goodness. But when you live in Texas winter usually doesn't mean freezing temperatures and powdery white snow drifts, especially this year.  So when it's too hot out for hot cocoa you chill out and sip Frozen Hot Chocolate instead! So far we are having a very warm winter, my … [Read more...]

Wooden Deer Silhouette Ornament

This post is sponsored by Cricut. All opinions are my own. One of the BEST parts about being a crafter this time of year is making handmade gifts for those we love, which is why I'm excited to partner with Cricut in a Secret DIY Santa Gift Exchange and bring you this easy DIY Wooden Deer Silhouette Ornament. For this particular gift exchange we were assigned another blogger to come up with a special diy just for them that involved using my favorite craft tool, the Cricut Explore.  I decided … [Read more...]

Christmas Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights are a fun way my family enjoys watching movies. Living in California we still get to enjoy a little evening time outside during December. So, I created a Christmas outdoor movie night! I set up our inflatable movie screen, set out some chairs, and added a little concession stand table for all the movie night guests. Everyone was so excited to watch Santa Claus is coming to town! While out shopping, I stumbled upon the cutest fleece blanket throws! The colors … [Read more...]

Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias Today I'm sharing two of my favorite things, entertaining friends and Coca-Cola, with a festive Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party. While this time of the year can be incredibly busy it's also the perfect time of year to spread a little joy and take a break from all the hustle and bustle. Since the weather here is still quite lovely I decided to … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Snowman Pillow Cover

Hello Giggles Galore readers!  It's Shari from Sincerely Jean.  My sisters and I are so excited to join this amazing blog as contributors!  Today I am bringing you a tutorial on how to make a burlap snowman pillow cover.  This is a fun and easy project!  It can be used for any holiday but since Christmas is around the corner, I decided to make a snowman.  I love having it up on my couch for the holidays!  It is a great little addition to my holiday decor. Here are the supplies that you will … [Read more...]

Birch Wood Floral Cube Arrangement

If you've seen my Winter Woodland Christmas Tree or my recent Christmas mantle makeover with my Distressed Wooden Chalkboard, you probably know how obsessed I am this year with deer and rustic, nature inspired decor.  With all my new Christmas decor and a more neutral color pallet I discovered some of my flower arrangements just don't work any more.  So today, I'm going to share my latest DIY project, a Birch Wood Floral Cube Arrangement. I partnered with FloraCraft® for their Christmas Blitz … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating with Retro Toys

Do you have fond memories of the toys from your childhood?  Do you remember that one special toy you just couldn't wait to wake up and find on Christmas morning? Me too, and I love incorporating a bit of nostalgia into the most wonderful time of the year.  Which is why today, I am hanging out with my friends over at World Market sharing ideas for Christmas Decorating with Retro Toys!   I would love for you to click on over to the World Market blog and check out my love for vintage … [Read more...]