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.

DIY Nativity Shadowboxes

It’s Christmas!  And that, to me, means a lot of things.  Jesus’ birth, sharing the love of Christ with my family, decorating the tree, getting our house all cozy for Christmas morning…..and DIY Christmas gifts!  Every Christmas, I have several parties to attend, and I like to bring a little something as a gift for the other ladies in attendance.  Plus, I am sharing some extra Christmas love with you, along with my Silhouette Challenge friends with an awesome, spectacular {Read More}

Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn

Popcorn is my absolute FAVORITE snack!  I love to make it in different ways, like Cinnabun Popcorn, Peanut Butter Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle, and classic with salt and melted butter.  For Christmas, though, I love to whip up this easy Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn.  It’s a nice alternative to cookies for cookie exchanges, and since it makes a lot of popcorn, you can bag it up to give as an easy, inexpensive homemade gift.  Combining peppermint, with my favorite {Read More}

Five Festive Holiday Coffee Bar Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias Am I the only one who gets super excited when the holiday flavors of coffee creamer hit the stores?  I’m sure not!  I love my Peppermint Mochas from the coffeehouse, but I also especially love getting the Peppermint Mocha Creamer from Coffee Mate out of my own refrigerator!  The flavors of peppermint and chocolate put me in the Christmas spirit, and {Read More}