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Mini Pecan Brie Bites

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Can you believe it's time to ring in a new year?  We think 2015 was an incredible year full of exciting opportunities and lots and lots of extraordinary memories. We can't wait to see what 2016 has in store, but one thing is certain we plan to start it off on a sweet note with these delicious Mini Pecan Brie Bites! We are planning to stay in this year for New Year's Eve, but that doesn't mean we won't be celebrating in style.  And we all know the key to a great celebration is fabulous food! … [Continue reading...]

Mini Shrimp and Grits Tasting Spoons

Mini Spoon Shrimp and Grits Appetizer

Do you have plans for New Year's Eve yet?  Are you getting all dressed up and hitting the town or do you plan to have a low key evening at home?  This year we are ringing in the new year at home, but that's not going to stop me for embracing our southern roots and making some easy New Year's Eve party appetizers to help us celebrate.  Topping the list will be a tried and true southern favorite with a twist, Mini Shrimp and Grits Tasting Spoons. If you are from the south nothing says comfort … [Continue reading...]

Cookie Cutter Ornament Place Cards

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party with Ornament Placecards

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 … [Continue reading...]

Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips & Techniques

Gift Wrapping Tips and 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 … [Continue reading...]

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DIY Winter Wonderland Cloche | Simple Designing  Almond Joy White Hot Chocolate |  The Casual Craftlete Christmas Home Tour | Finding Home Flocked White Christmas Tree| Cherished Bliss Christmas Tree & Decor | StoneGable Red Velvet Cookie Bars | A Night Owl Blog DIY Advent Calender | Hawthorne & Main Jen from Craft-o-Maniac Mallory & Savannah from Classy Clutter Kristi & Kelli from Lolly Jane Abbey from The Cards We Drew Marie from Blooming … [Continue reading...]

Cranberry Orange Sparkling Punch

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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 … [Continue reading...]

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate Red Polka Dot Straw

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 … [Continue reading...]

Wooden Deer Silhouette Ornament

Wooden Deer Silhouette Ornament_GG

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 … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hi!  Welcome back, we love having you join us for The Creative Collection Linky Party and we can’t wait to see what fun projects you’ve made this week.  In case you missed it here are the projects we shared this week, an easy Birch Wood Floral Cube Arrangement, a festive DIY Burlap Snowman Pillow Cover, a fun Share the Holiday Joy Coca-Cola Winter Party and our DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art, just in time for the new movie release!  I absolutely love seeing all the holiday gifts, recipes and … [Continue reading...]

Christmas Outdoor Movie Night

Lightbulb Popcorn

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 … [Continue reading...]