Archives for December 2013

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 227

The Sunday Showcase Party | No. 227

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays ~ Happy New Year! Karin Lidbeck - Wayfair | full boards and direct pins can be found here Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party Continue reading

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. Setting up a mimosa bar | There are many reasons to love the concept of a 'build your own' drink bar, especially when entertaining during the holidays. Having the opportunity assemble and customize your own drink creations makes for a fun party atmosphere and guest experience. For the host, it's an easy, time-saving option - presenting a casual, yet creative, way to set up the drink display. 'Build your own' drink bars are not only visually appealing, but are a Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase | No. 226

The Sunday Showcase | No. 226

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your creations & ideas. From our house to yours ~ Merry Christmas. Just a Few Things Prior to Submitting Your Links *This Party is open to any project or idea you have made or created and would like to showcase this week. Please do not link up work that is not your own. *Please do not link to Etsy shops, selling sites or to a giveaway *Please add the party button to your post {code below} or a visible link back to the party so others can be Continue reading

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments | Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders

Orange Birdseed Ornaments - Homemade Citrus Bird Feeders | I have one more outdoor ornament to share today - another fun birdseed ornament. We've been using the same gelatin based 'recipe' for the birdseed mixture for a few years now and have stuffed in just about every kind of mold we could find. It turns hard and dry when it is left to set properly and holds together very well. This time around we stuffed the birdseed recipe into orange rinds. The inside pulp we give to chickens, so it's a win - win. This is one of CJ's favorite Continue reading

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | homemade birdseed & fruit cakes

Birdseed Ice Wreath Ornaments | With the crazy amount of cold weather we have been having, I couldn't go that long without posting a little something for the birds. We love all of our feathered friends around here and making homemade birdseed treats is something my little guy and I love doing together. Our birdseed ornaments were one of the first things I shared on the blog close to four years ago!  A few days ago we decided to change the ornaments up just a bit and make them out of ice this time around since the temperatures have been Continue reading

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack - plans to make a boot organizer | While there are still four more days left until the official beginning of winter - we have already had a significant taste of cold, snowy, wet weather. I do love the snow however, underneath those beautiful glistening blankets of white - lay a mucky mess of slush and mud. A mess to leave right at the front door. A wooden boot rack has been on our to-do list for quite some time now - so I was pretty excited to add it to our True Value list of projects we committed to complete this Continue reading

Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags | homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls

Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags | homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls

This post brought to you by Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC. All opinions are 100% mine. Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bags - homemade paper bag bottle wrap with #duckthehalls | A bottle of wine or liquor is one of our favorite last minute gifts for holiday parties. It's an easy last minute 'no-brainer' especially during this busy time of year. There are so many different options to dress up the bottle - though if you are pressed for time here's a simple solution requiring just a few brown paper lunch bags and some festive Duck Brand® Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | last minute holiday ideas #meetsandralee

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | last minute holiday ideas #meetsandralee

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | Tomorrow afternoon I'll be joining Michaels on Twitter as they host a special last minute holiday chat with Sandra Lee - the "Keep It Simple, Keep It Smart, Keep It Semi-Homemade" Sandra Lee With a week left to go - let the countdown begin. Sandra will be sharing some tips and tricks on holiday decorating, entertaining and last minute holiday short-cuts. She'll also be answering your questions as well. While browsing some of Sandra's shortcut chic ideas I found a recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Candy Continue reading

LEGO Minifigure Family Ornaments | free personalized, customized & printable lego holiday cards

LEGO Minifigure Family Ornaments | free personalized, customized & printable lego holiday cards

This post brought to you by LEGO. All opinions are 100% mine. LEGO Minifigure Family Ornaments | We have a few LEGO fanatics in our family. And if you know anything about LEGO fans you'll understand just how thrilled I was to find the free LEGO Minifigure Family site. This holiday season, LEGO has created an online experience which enables anyone to create a custom LEGO Minifigure holiday card. The site gives you the option to download the finished graphic - which I thought would make perfect personalized ornaments for our LEGO fans - that Continue reading

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | paperwhite growing kit in a can

Paperwhite Gift Kits | Each holiday season, I always like to pre-make a few gifts and have them on hand for those unexpected occasions. I love passing on (and receiving) gifts that keep on giving and I don't think you can go wrong with paperwhites this time of year. They are incredibly easy to care for and once they bloom, the flowers will last throughout the holidays and beyond.  In the past I have put together Paperwhite Growing Kit Gifts which gives the recipient all the necessary materials to plant the bulbs - even including the pot to Continue reading