Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sleds

Let it Snow Vintage Window and Sled

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

Christmas Gift_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...]

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...]

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...]

Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor

Be Thankful Vinyl on Window

Is gold still a hot trend?  I sure hope so because lately I have been doing lots of projects with lots of gold.  Everything from gold glitter pumpkins, sparkly gold t-shirts and now my new Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor.  Lucky for me some of my blog friends think metallics are still hot too and we've teamed up to share 7 marvelous metallic projects with you. After months of this vintage window, which came from my husband’s grandmother’s farm, I finally found a use for it.  Last month I … [Read more...]

Indian Corn Cookies

Imperial Sugar Indian Corn Cookies

The other day while I was preparing for my Kids Thanksgiving Table TV segment on The Broadcast I came across this recipe on the Imperial Sugar Kids Kitchen website.  I knew I wanted to have an interactive activity that the kids could do and enjoy on Thanksgiving while the adults are busy getting the big meal ready. These Indian Corn Cookies looked easy and my kids agreed that they sounded yummy too!  A was talking about the idea with a friend of ours and mentioned that we were headed home to … [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...]