2012 Free Printable Calendar from Anna & Blue Paperie!

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free printable 2012 calendar
free printable calendar

We are all lucky ducks here this week! The sweet Anna and Blue Paperie {etsy shop} has decided to give all our readers her gorgeous 2011 desktop calendar! Wooo-hoo! Time to get organized, ladies! It gets sweeter; once a month is over, it turns into a notecard making 12 unique notecards (fits 4 bar envelope). Simply print, cut and place in a cd size calendar case or use a regular size cd … { read more }

{Freebie} “Snow Day” Drinks + Treats Gift Set

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Today’s homemade DIY gift idea is a set of three hot drinks and sweet treats, perfectly paired for snuggling up in front of a cozy fire.  These gift sets are so simple to make (even the marshmallows!), but look impressive and taste great. Enjoy! After blending up the drink mixes and baking up the sweet treats (recipes below), package them up in kraft coffee bags and clear plastic bags from The … { read more }

DIY Holiday Tablescape with Martha Stewart Crafts

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Holiday decorating is one of my favorite times of the year, and I officially can decorate full force after Thanksgiving this Thursday! In the spirit of holiday decorating, I have some great (and quick!) holiday projects I wanted to share with you all. Using Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts products, I created three very easy projects that will dress up your dinner table in no time during the … { read more }

5 Thanksgiving DIYs for your Little “Turkeys”

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I definitely know and enjoy my role on Thanksgiving Day cooking in the kitchen and while that is entertainment enough for me, it is important to consider all the little turkeys that by mid-day have watched just about all the giant inflatables floating down 34th Street to last them a full year.  In an effort to keep the “when are we going to eat”-s down to a minimum, these fun and totally DIY and … { read more }

Happy Birthday Bunting Cake!

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  happy birthday! So tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 19th) is my birthday! ((throws sparkly confetti)). Today while in the midst of cleaning up after my puppy hauled an entire tree + it's root system into my living room, handling important calls about my book tour (woohoo!), working on The Bakery Spot, the list goes on... ---I decided to make myself a little birthday cake. I let my … { read more }

{FREEBIE} Thankful Dessert Flags!

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I'm tickled pink to have Jen of Little Sprout Creations here to share a cute Thanksgiving freebie to add a little pizzazz to your Thanksgiving desserts! I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving this year with the future in-laws at my house! So you better BELIEVE I'll be printing out these cuties for my pumpkin pie, apple cake (little plug - the recipe for the apple cake is in my new book), and even more … { read more }

Fall Treat: White Pumpkin Marshmallows

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marshmallow pumpkins ingredients
marshmallow pumpkins ingredients

We're so lucky to have one of my dearest "party gal" friends swinging by to show us how to make these tasty little treats that are perfect for fall parties! Kori of Paper & Pigtails is quite the designer and stylist. I'm in awe of her creativity and talent on a daily basis. These cute treats are so darling and will definitely be making my Thanksgiving spread. "I made these white pumpkin … { read more }

Silhouette Advent Calendar + Promo Code!

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Christmas is right around the corner - can you believe it?! Growing up (heck, even now) I loved having an advent calendar to count down the days. This is SUCH a cute Christmas gift for anyone with kids. You use the Silhouette Machine (see my post on this amazing craft machine here). This machine is like a miracle worker - it made me monogrammed napkins and now a cute advent calendar. … { read more }

Haunted Halloween Gingerbread Houses!

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haunted halloween gingerbread house

Looking for a last-minute Halloween craft for tomorrow night? Decorate with all that Halloween candy and make a Haunted House! Put it on display for friends and family! Take a look at these for inspiration and full recipes + directions below! Upper Left: Williams-Sonoma Upper Right: Wilton Bottom Left: Sweetopia Bottom Right: How To Build A Gingerbread House (book) How To Make a … { read more }

{Decorate} 5 DIY Fall Wreaths

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Spice things up with  festive fall wreath at your front door! I'll admit that I usually only break out a wreath during Christmas season, but this year I wanted to jazz things up a little earlier. I've done the work for you, scouring the web for the cutest fall wreath ideas. Some are very simple DIYs and others take a bit more work - but they're all very doable! VINTAGE PAPER LEAF WREATH by … { read more }