Perfect Holiday Gift for Boys & A $100 Walmart Giveaway

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I have two sweet boys who are all of a sudden 11!  I can’t believe that in February, these sweet boys will be turning the corner toward their teenage years!  Or, maybe I can’t believe that I am old enough to have 11 year olds!  Every year, I am on the quest to find cool Christmas gifts for them.  You know, something super awesome that they’ll love and treasure for years to come~and maybe even last long enough to give it to their kids.  While they still want toys, I’m happy to oblige~before they turn toward wanting super expensive electronics.  One of the cool Christmas gifts I’m gifting them this year is a Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun. [Read more…]

Low Calorie Holiday Party Drinks with 7UP10 and Canada Dry10

Low Calorie Holiday Drink {Holiday Raspberry Spritzer} Equal parts wine, 7UP10, and add raspberries to garnish.

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One of my favorite holiday get togethers of the year is our ladies Bible study cookie swap.  Seven or eight of my close friends and I get together to exchange cookies, enjoy great food together, and just enjoy each other’s company before the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season sets in.  And when we are together, there is always some sort of fun, fruity, “frou frou” drink on the table!

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Perfectly Personal™ Christmas Cards from Shutterfly

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..for me, that means ordering our Christmas cards.  I LOVE designing our cards on Shutterfly, adding a personal message, and before I know it that orange envelope is in my mailbox.   I always wanted to be the mom who had those super awesome professional photos to show off on Christmas cards, canvases on the walls, and just about anything else that you can stick a photo on.

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DIY Christmas Gifts~Coasters

DIY Coasters using a split damask design. Perfect for teachers, friends, and family at Christmas. #diygifts #christmas #silhouetteamerica

DIY Christmas gifts are starting to be my “go to” for the upcoming season.  Instead of thinking, “Where can I buy one of those?”, my thoughts turn to “I wonder what I could make for so and so’s gift?”  With our boys rotating amongst teachers during their school day {no more self-contained classrooms}, that is 4 teachers I want to treat to a fun Christmas gift, not just one teacher anymore!

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50 Handmade Ornament Ideas

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Handmade ornaments can add beauty, fun, and whimsy to any Christmas tree.  Or, how about adding some to the gift bows on those pretty packages you wrap up?  Today, I am bringing you 50 of the best Handmade Ornament ideas from around blog land.  I hope you’ll find some inspiration, new ideas, and some fun ornaments to create with your children!

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Christmas Gift Tags {Free Printable}

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Hello all!  It’s Kelly from Here Comes the Sun. How is everyone doing? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Well, not really where I live because we have no snow but it’s starting to FEEL a lot like Christmas.  I absolutely love this time of year. We got our tree up and the decorating is *almost* done. The kids have started to ask about Christmas tv specials and I’m making a mental list of all the cookies I want to bake.  I currently have a series on my blog right now called 25 Days to an Organized Christmas  with a great giveaway that I would love for you to visit and enter.

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Homemade Ribbon Ruffle Ornament

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Homemade ornaments don’t just have to be yarn and popsicle sticks. Nor, do you need a lot of time to make one. With a few supplies from JoAnn’s, I was able to craft this pretty ornament in about half an hour on Sunday afternoon. I modeled it after the ribbon topiary I made for Natalie’s birthday cake table, and the Ribbon Ruffled Pumpkins I made for our fall decor.

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Chalkboard Advent to Christmas Star with Deco Art Multisurface Paints

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I was compensated with DecoArt Multisurface paints to complete this project.  All opinions are 100% mine.

I love using DecoArt Multisurface paints, so when I saw this fun color palette for Christmas, I knew I had to make something fun!  We love to have a Christmas countdown in our house, and working in some Biblical character traits is a must as we enjoy the Advent season.  You may remember me mentioning this project in our Silhouette Challenge post from this month.  So, today I’m going to share with you how I made this Advent Star Christmas Countdown.

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Shiny Snowflake Christmas Wreath

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I must REALLY be in the snowflake mood this Christmas as far as decor is concerned.  I decided I wanted to keep my Christmas wreath easy, inexpensive, and fun all at the same time this year.  I took a quick trip to the Dollar Tree, and I came home with a box of shiny snowflakes, and some bright red garland.  I knew my wreath would be done in just under an hour, and ready to hang on the door for our Christmas decor.

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Rustic Personalized Name Plaque

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Hey folks! Rachel from Architecture of a Mom here, and I’m sharing with you an easy Christmas and home decor idea. What child doesn’t love personalized stuff? If you have little boys on your holiday gift list, you should definitely make these rustic personalized name plaques! This is very easy project that I made for some little guys in my life.

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