Photo Christmas Cards from Shutterfly

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  I received product as compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.   In 2009, after we had our daughter, I created our first photo Christmas card on Shutterfly.  Up until that point, I had bought regular Christmas cards at the store and sent them to friends and family every year.  In 2009, I discovered how easy, affordable, and fun it could be to put together a few photos on a card and send {Read More}

Five Perfect Personalized Christmas Gifts

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  I received product as compensation for this post, and all opinions are my own.   I LOVE giving personalized Christmas gifts.  I think that taking the time to put something together with a monogram, photo, or other personal touch makes a gift extra special.    But, I don’t always have time to craft something with my own hands, or add a monogram to a gift.  As much as I love my Silhouette Cameo, and {Read More}

DIY Split Monogram Pillow

Christmas is coming and it’s coming fast!  We start our Christmas celebrations early in the month of December, as we live close to so much of our family….but at the same time, we can’t possibly have Christmas with everyone in one day.  So, the first celebration is at my grandma’s.  My grandma is one of those ladies who has everything, but I still love to give her something special for Christmas.  I decided to make her a Split Monogram Pillow, {Read More}

Spruce up Your Home with Shutterfly

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  All opinions are my own. Are you hosting any Christmas parties this year?  Admittedly, we packed our hosting into one weekend.  We are hosting the church elders and their wives for a small Christmas get together on a Friday night, and then two days later we are opening our home up for a Holiday Open House to the entire congregation. I know, crazy lady right here.  Or someone who likes to buy lots of {Read More}

Photo Charm Bracelet Gift Idea

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  All opinions are my own.   I am obsessed with any sort of personalized jewelry.  My current obsession is those charm bangle bracelets.  Have you seen them?  They are a bangle, with one simple charm hanging from them.  I have four Disney ones~they are my favorite souvenir from our trips~and I have come to think that they are the perfect gift for Christmas.  You will not believe the cuteness I have found and created on Shutterfly! {Read More}

Festive Holiday Ornament Cards with Shutterfly

Thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are my own. We have had the best, warm, “un-fall like” weather around here!  It JUST turned cold this past weekend, and so I was able to take advantage of the warm weather and get some fall shots of my kiddos!  We headed out to a local park, and I started photographing them, in hopes of finding something cute and “Christmas card worthy”.  After two photo sessions, one for Natalie and {Read More}

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pretzels

Do you ever have a grand idea for a recipe, and it just goes out the window?  If not, you’re lucky.  That is sort of what happened when I saw these Double Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels on Pinterest.  Aren’t they impressive?  I was SO excited to make them for our Ladies Bible Study Cookie Exchange Party.  Appearing super easy, and having most of the ingredients on hand, I went out and picked up some sourdough pretzels.  As soon as I {Read More}

Sparkling Snowflake Front Door Wreath

Every year at Christmas, our house gets a nice little makeover.   We put up our gigantic tree in the living room, decked with white, red, and silver ornaments.  Then the upstairs tree goes up, with all the kid ornaments, as well as the sentimental ones.  The mantel is decked with the nativities, Christmas Village, and garland.  And then there’s the front door.  I LOVE making wreaths for our front door.  But, I like them to last awhile.  For Christmas, {Read More}

Chocolatey Christmas Trees

“I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Dollar Tree and Blueprint Social. The original ideas and opinions in this post are my own. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  As soon as Thanksgiving is over, our house and our focus shifts right to Christmas.  I put the finishing touches on our Christmas countdown, find a good hiding spot for the gifts, and get creative in the kitchen!  But with all of this excitement and {Read More}

DIY Christmas Ornaments Using a Silhouette Cameo

Have you seen those super cute vinyled ornaments on Pinterest?  I am sure you have~particularly if you are the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo machine like I am!  I had seen some pop up in my Pinterest feed, and I wondered if it was really as easy as cutting some vinyl and putting it on a glass ornament.