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...]

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...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa for Charity_Hot Cocoa Stand

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Read more...]

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Mitten Gift Wrap

I am super excited to be hanging out over at The Crafting Chicks website sharing a very sweet and simple friendship gift that will be perfect for the busy holiday season.  I hope you will pop on over and check it out, but I also wanted to share a little sneak peek with you and a slightly different gift idea using the same Free Printables I created. I have so many wonderful friends in my life who I am beyond grateful for.  The old saying "It takes a village" is so true...I seriously doubt I … [Read more...]

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Christmas Gift Idea

Homemade Vanilla_Giggles Galore

I'm excited to announce that I have teamed up with 29 incredibly talented and creative bloggers to share some fun neighbor gift ideas. Make sure to check out all the ideas below and visit everyone's blogs for more details. This holiday make Homemade Vanilla Extract, it's an easy and affordable Christmas gift idea for everyone on your list.  I made homemade vanilla with some friends for the first time last year and handed it out as gifts to our teachers, neighbors and my husbands co-workers. … [Read more...]

Dream Tree Challenge – Rustic Reindeer Christmas Tree

Michaels Dream Tree_Giggles Galore

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Last spring we moved into a new home and I'm super excited about decorating for Christmas and making memories with my family in our new home. So, of course I was thrilled to find out that our Michaels Makers Challenge this month was to decorate a Christmas tree for the Dream Tree Challenge.  I had a hard time deciding on a theme for my new tree, but knew I wanted it to be fairly neutral with a little bit of sparkle and glam.  I'm calling this our … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Tags

DIY Wine Bottle Christmas Gift Tags_Giggles Galore

I'm back with another fun project for the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge.  This month we were challenged to come up with Christmas gifts, and while I agree that it feels a little too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts I think you'll love this quick, easy and inexpensive gift idea.  These DIY Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Tags are perfect for all of the holiday parties and entertaining you'll be doing in a few months. With my new Cricut Explore and Design Space this project came … [Read more...]