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From Candle Jar to Candy Jar

How to transform a glass candle jar into a pretty candy jar, plus printable gift tags

From Candle Jar to Candy Jar I get a kick out of upcycling-- finding new ways to use things bound for the recycling bin or trash can. I have been saving my used glass jar candles for some time. Even after the candles are past their prime (and down to an inch of melted wax), I find the jars to pretty. It would be a waste to get rid of them just because the candle wasn't working anymore. Through trial and error, I … [Read more...]

Sparkly New Year’s Eve Party Favor

DIY Sparkly New Year's Eve Party Favors, a great idea for your New Year's celebrations

Sparkly New Year's Eve Party Favor Celebrate the New Year with a lovely take-away for your party guests. These Sparkly New Year's Eve Party Favors are just one of many fantastic ideas my bloggy friends and I will be sharing over the next few years. Supplies: Beacon Glitter-It, silver glitter, mini glass, number stickers, ribbon and/or tulle. You'll also want to grab mini prosecco or champagne bottles. First, … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas background with gold texture

Merry Christmas “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ” ― Norman Vincent Peale  Wishing you and your loved ones joy and quiet wonders on Christmas and always. … [Read more...]

Grown Up Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Grown Up Peppermint Hot Chocolate drink recipe, perfect for holiday entertaining

Grown Up Peppermint Hot Chocolate This time of the year, I long to connect with family and friends-- but I simply don't have the time to throw a big fancy party. Instead, my husband and I like to host a Holiday Open House and create a special festive holiday drink. This year we'll be serving Grown Up Peppermint Hot Chocolate (for adults only). Grown Up Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe 5 oz International Delight … [Read more...]

Elf Stamp Packaging Ideas

Fun packaging ideas for your Elf on the Shelf and their personalized stamp

This post is sponsored by Expressionery Elf Stamp Packaging Ideas Is there a little Elf on the Shelf living with you and your family this month? We have a little guy named "Happy." Happy likes to turn up in a new spot somewhere around the house each morning. But don't think his life is all fun and games-- he also has an important job at the North Pole. Happy is an Toy Inspector, and thanks to Expressionery, he has … [Read more...]

What Christmas Means to Me and a Balsam Hill Giveaway

What Christmas Means to Me and a Balsam Hill Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Balsam Hill. All words and ideas are my own. What Christmas Means to Me and a Balsam Hill Giveaway Christmas is... a joyful time of the year to savor family tradtions. Growing up, I always thought that along with being a celebration of the birth of Christ-- Christmas was also "my time" to celebrate. I was supposed to be born on Christmas-- as a matter of fact, my parents named me "Mary … [Read more...]

One Step Christmas Gift Ideas

One Step Christmas Gift Ideas: easy presents for everyone on your list!

Catch these ideas LIVE on KOMO-TV Monday December 21st at 4pm One Step Christmas Gift Ideas With Christmas just a few days away, it's the "final countdown" for getting that perfect gift. Here are some thoughtful ideas that are super fast and festive too! Candy Christmas Tree Supplies: clear triangle container, green chocolate Sixlets, star and adhesive rhinestones. All supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts … [Read more...]

Perfect Peppermint Recipes & Crafts

A collection of perfect peppermint recipes and crafts for the holidays

Perfect Peppermint Recipes & Crafts Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by the Red Painted Cottage Candy Cane Play Dough By Kid's Activities Blog Peppermint Bark Oreos by Totally the Bomb Peppermint Fudge by a Mom's Take Christmas Star Ornaments by Summer Scraps Peppermint Oreo Fudge Cake by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitts Candy Cane Peppermint Candle by Living La Vida Holoka Candy Cane Milkshakes by A Cowboy's Life … [Read more...]

Fun and Festive Holiday Snacks

Fun and Festive Holiday Snacks: A Reindeer and a Snowman make great treats

Fun and Festive Holiday Snacks I love this time of the year. But like many people, I might be BIG on holiday spirit but I'm short on time. Here are a couple of quick and cheery holiday snacks you can make with Hostess Donettes! Check out My Fun and Festive Holiday Snacks Video Here are some step by step photos. Reindeer Treats Ingredients: Hostess Chocolate Donettes, red gum drops (for noses), mini … [Read more...]

Nail Lover’s Gift in a Jar

How to assemble a Nail Lover's gift in a Jar, perfect present for your tween or teen daughter, or your BFF! Free printable label and tags, looks fabulous in a mason jar.

This post may contain affiliate links. Nail Lover's Gift in a Jar If you have a tween or teen girl in your life-- or even a friend-- who enjoys painting their nails, here's a colorful gift idea: a Nail Lover's Gift in a Jar. This is just one of twenty five ideas my bloggy friends and I have for you this week! There are links to all of today's ideas at the bottom of this post. OK back to the Nail Lover's Gift in a … [Read more...]