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...]

Personalized Mixing Bowls – Gift Idea for Bakers

Gift Idea for Bakers Mixing Bowls and Spoons

Do you love to bake?  Or know someone that does?  These Personalized Mixing Bowls are a great gift idea for bakers and with just a few extra details you'll have the perfect gift.  This one of a kind gift idea is brought to you today by our sponsor Personal Creations, one of my go-to sources for creative and custom gifts for all kinds of occasions including hostess gifts, parties and holidays. Picking the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when it comes to friends and family who … [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 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...]

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...]

Lemon Sugar Scrub Gift with a Hint of Color

Lemon Sugar Scrub_Giggles Galore

Need a little sparkle to brighten your day?  Then you’ll love today’s post brought to you by Sparkle®.  This Lemon Sugar Scrub is an easy gift idea that will brighten any mood and chase the blues away. Color can make a difference in our homes and our moods.  Whether it’s a hint of color in a necklace that adds to your outfit or a pop of color that brightens a room, or a special gift, color can definitely have an impact. Which is why I was drawn to the new Sparkle® paper towels with a hint of … [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...]

Easy Halloween Chex Mix

Halloween Chex Mix

This tasty and easy recipe is part of a sponsored post brought to you by Albertsons #StockUpSale, however as always all ideas and opinions are 100% my own. Surprise your little goblins and ghost with this easy Halloween Chex Mix, a combination of sweet and salty snack mix that is guaranteed to be gobbled up! This easy to make snack mix is addictive and it's perfect for parties and makes great gifts too!  Teachers, friends and neighbors will love getting a darling hand-painted candy corn … [Read more...]