Christmas Tree Decorating Tips | 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips | 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips - 2014 #michaelsmakers #tagatree | As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Challenge. A couple of weeks ago I shared our 2014 Michaels Dream Tree, as well as some Easy Christmas Ornaments Crafts I created for the tree.  Today, along with the other 29 bloggers, I'm back to share some simple christmas tree decorating tips for the #tagatree campaign. 1 - Dress up the base of your tree I started putting our Christmas Tree Base in a Basket a couple of years Continue reading

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard Charger | #madewithmichaels

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard Charger | #madewithmichaels

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard Charger #madewithmichaels | Although we used countdown calendars for our little guy year round, none are more exciting than the ones we get to use this time of year. We have a couple different ways of counting down the days to Christmas. Each one is a little different, but they all help to get our little guy excited for the upcoming season. CJ loves the daily tasks involved in the countdowns - and to be honest, I really like knowing  just how many days I have left to get everything together. So when Michaels Continue reading

Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts | 2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge Details #michaelsmakers

Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts | 2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge Details #michaelsmakers

Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts - 2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge Details #michaelsmakers #tagatree | I'm back today to share all of the details for our Michaels Dream Tree that was revealed a couple of days ago. One of the perks of putting a tree up early is having time to throw some crafty ornaments into the mix. All of the ornaments used on the tree were purchased right at my local Michaels. These easy ornament craft ideas are incredibly simple - anyone can re-create them - and they are a great opportunity to involve the little ones in Continue reading

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree | There is so much to love about this time of year. I am not one to rush the holidays - but once a tree goes up in our home, the season truly becomes magical. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a special delivery I received from Michaels on Instagram. As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Challenge. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event – not to mention 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

Architectural Molding Inspired Paper Ornaments | handmade ornament no. 22

Architectural Molding Inspired Paper Ornaments | handmade ornament no. 22

Architectural Molding Inspired Paper Ornaments | Welcome to the Fourth Annual Handmade Ornament Series. This week a line up of fabulous friends will be stopping in each day to share some creative Homemade Christmas Ornament ideas. Please welcome our next guest Dria from DIO Home Improvements I love molding and am usually trying to come up with different ways to use it. I recently thought the profile would be a cool shape for a paper ornament. I made three different ornaments from the profiles of some molding that I had in my basement. Continue reading

Homemade Glitter Covered Ornaments | handmade ornament no. 21

Homemade Glitter Covered Ornaments | handmade ornament no. 21

Homemade Glitter Covered Ornaments | Welcome to the Fourth Annual Handmade Ornament Series. This week a line up of fabulous friends will be stopping in each day to share some creative Homemade Christmas Ornament ideas. Please welcome our twenty-first guest Becca From Gardners 2 Bergers Tis the season to be jolly! And Merry! And Cheery! All my life I have found happiness in Christmas. I think many of you probably feel the exact same way. I remember when I was a little girl, my father would take the entire family to the church and we'd Continue reading