Chalky Finish Painted Christmas Sleds

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

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

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...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Hey friends, I'm so glad you have joined us for The Creative Collection Link Party!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends!  We are enjoying spending time with family in a cozy cabin in the mountains and it's been nice to enjoy some much needed R&R.  Although, I did manage to whip up some pretty fun projects like my Herb Butter, "You're a Deer Friend" Christmas Gift, and the AMAZING Cricut Black Friday special.  Now that Thanksgiving is over it looks … [Read more...]

Be Thankful Vintage Window Decor

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...]

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

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

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...]

Must Follow Dallas Bloggers

Besides sharing my creative ideas and passion with others I think what drew me to blogging was the sense of community.  After blogging for 8 years I've had the opportunity to meet some amazing women and build incredible friendships with women half way across the country.  But, I'm also very fortunate to have connected with bloggers right here in my own backyard. This is a list of Must Follow Dallas Bloggers who I have been fortunate enough to build a community and support system with. … [Read more...]

Baked Cinnamon Apples

This post is sponsored by Market Street.  As always all ideas, projects and opinions are 100% my own. Have you ever had the baked cinnamon apples at Chilli's?  My kids love those sweet baked apples and every time we dine out at a restaurant that serves them you can guarantee they will order them.  I finally decided to give them and try and make them at home and I  don't know what took me so long to make these....they are so good!  This recipe is another easy one to throw together and with my … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Wine Bottle Gift Tags

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 … [Read more...]