Archives for December 2011

Did you know about Gift Card Weekend? {and a chance to win a Sephora Gift Card}

This post brought to you by Gift Card Weekend. All opinions are 100% mine. Gift cards have become a popular go-to gift for the holidays and one of the most requested items of the season. Each year our family has a little fun with an extra white elephant exchange consisting solely of gift cards. It's so exciting to end up with a gift card to your favorite store and even more enjoyable redeeming it for an item you have had your eye on. So did you know there is an official Gift Card Weekend to redeem those sought after cards? Continue reading

Walgreens {very} Last Minute Beauty Gift Ideas #CleverBeauty #spon

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit http://www.walgreens.com/beauty. Merry Christmas my friends! I hope by the time most of you read this, all your holiday shopping will be complete {and wrapped} - though if you forgot to check your Christmas list twice, you're in luck as all Walgreens stores are still open. I always like to add a little beauty stocking in for all of the girls on my list - as it's fun and exciting to share some of my Continue reading

Clothespin Snowflakes {Handmade Ornament No.25}

Clothespin Snowflakes {Handmade Ornament No.25}

Happy Friday my friends. This week has quickly passed by - with just one more day to go! I have one last handmade ornament to share today and they are so easy - you could even add them to your to-do before the holiday arrives. If you don't have a stash of wooden clothespins they can found at any dollar store and easily transformed into pretty snowflakes. I used a few to embellish some packages though these can easily be made into ornaments or used in number of different decor ideas as well {I like that snowflakes can be left out throughout the Continue reading

Inspiring Holiday Features from The Sunday Showcase Party

Inspiring Holiday Features from The Sunday Showcase Party

Each week I enjoy taking a peek at everyone's ideas and projects - though this time of year is my favorite as the Sunday Showcase Party is filled with warm cozy decor and cheerful festive ideas. Here are some inspiring holiday features I hope you enjoy~ Decorated Christmas Shed Submitted by Christine at Three Pixie Lane Snow Covered Side Entry Submitted by Debbie at Debbiedoos Make Your Own Icicle Lights Submitted by Ruthie at Do It Myself Christmas Centerpiece Submitted by Tracy at A Comfy Little Place of my Continue reading

Monogram Feather Ornament Place Card {Handmade Ornament No.24}

Monogram Feather Ornament Place Card {Handmade Ornament No.24}

Hope everyone has enjoyed, and hopefully found some inspiration, in the past 23 ornaments shared the past week for the Handmade Ornament Series. I am happy to be concluding the event with my take on two last minute holiday ornaments that I created for the season. The first is an incredibly easy project that serves a few different purposes. They of course are ornaments that would look great on a tree, but I decided to make them into place cards for my holiday table. The individual monogram makes them great personalized favors for our dinner Continue reading

Mini Photo Canvas Ornaments featuring Cameron from Homemade {Handmade Ornament No.23}

Mini Photo Canvas Ornaments featuring Cameron from Homemade {Handmade Ornament No.23}

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for the Handmade Ornament Series This week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season Please welcome our next guest, Cameron from Homemade {Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 23} Last-minute shopper? That’s easy – try being a last-minute crafter! Lucky for me (& you if you’re part of the Procrastinate Tomorrow movement), I have a super quick and cheap project that takes minutes to make, a little longer to dry, and could be given to SO many people. A DIY photo ornament made from Continue reading

How to Make a Preserved Boxwood Wreath Topiary

How to Make a Preserved Boxwood Wreath Topiary

I love the classic look of wreath topiaries not only for the holidays, but throughout the year, and boxwood is one of my favorites. A quick web search will show just how expensive some of the pre-made versions can be, however with a few supplies you can easily create your own, even if you don't have a lush boxwood bush right in your backyard. Materials Needed: Fresh Cut Boxwood Tips Foam Wreath Wooden Dowel Floral Wire Floral Foam Vase or ContainerAdditional Supplies Needed: Scissors, pruning shears {optional} If you would like to Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party with UPrinting Giveaway {No.85}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ This week I am delighted to welcome back UPrinting.UPrinting.com is a leading online printing company that provides high quality printing at the most affordable prices. Their signature, easy-to-use website and the famous Free File Review {a complimentary proofing service which requires no upfront payment} make ordering a breeze. {Source: Not on the High Street} They carry a variety of products to cover all your Continue reading

40 Breakfast Casseroles {Holiday Christmas Brunch Recipes} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

40 Breakfast Casseroles {Holiday Christmas Brunch Recipes} Saturday Inspiration & Ideas

Hope everyone is enjoying their last weekend before the holidays. {We have been busy with our last minute preparations for our company next week and I'm so excited!} One of our holiday traditions is a Family Christmas Morning Breakfast/Brunch. We rotate who is going to host each year between my sisters, brother and myself. {I just love gathering together before the days festivities and seeing the excitement Santa has left behind in the kiddies eyes} We each bring a warm homemade casserole so it was only fitting this week I gather some Continue reading

Button Drop Ornaments featuring Melissa from Serafina and Stella {Handmade Ornament No.22}

Button Drop Ornaments featuring Melissa from Serafina and Stella {Handmade Ornament No.22}

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for the Handmade Ornament Series This week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season Please welcome our next guest, Melissa from Serafina and Stella {Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 22} The wonderful idea of a handmade ornament is it can be passed down from generations to generations. Made from love, each time your loved ones unpack the box of decorations, and decorate the tree, the ornament you made with your own hands, becomes a cherished gift for years to come. The button Continue reading