Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party | kids graham cracker holiday houses

Gingerbread House Decorating Party - kids graham cracker holiday houses #snackpackmixins | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SnackPackMixIns For many families, the age-old tradition of decorating a gingerbread house is a staple of the holiday season. Captivating miniature works of art - mounds of icing and sugared candies - creativity only limited to the imagination. Over the years we have turned this traditional family affair into a fun-filled celebration, Continue reading

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | refreshed holiday decor #michaelsmakers It's really hard resisting the urge to purchase new holiday decor this time of year. Even though I have several containers packed full of decorations, I still catch myself browsing the seasonal aisles in hopes of finding something different and exciting. As much as I love refreshing my home with brand new items, it can be tough justifying those purchases with so many items in storage. This month Michaels challenged the Michaels Makers blogging team to come up with some 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

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

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

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

Jingle Bell Pinecone Ornament | handmade ornament no.20

Jingle Bell Pinecone Ornament | handmade ornament no.20

Jingle Bell Pinecone Ornament | 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 Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage Hello and Merry Holidays from Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage. It's a delight to be here today with both Stephanie and you! I'll be sharing how to make a Jingle Bell Pine Cone Ornament for the Handmade Ornament Series. There have been some really lovely ornaments Continue reading