DIY: Ornament Place Cards

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Ornament Place Card Holders from JC's Loft Paula of JC's Loft shared this fabulous DIY holiday craft with us! As Paula said, place card holders are highly overpriced and can easily be made for much cheaper. In fact, these fabulous holiday ornament place card holders were just 12 cents to make! AMAZING! Paula found a pack of 10 ornaments at the dollar store. I too have bought these for … { Continue Reading }

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Black & White Snowman Holiday Table & DIY Garland Trees!

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Black & White Snowman Holiday Table Black and white is one of my favorite color combinations so it was only natural to create a holiday table with the fun pair. I love snowmen and this fun find made a darling centerpiece. What's oh-so-fabulous about Christmas (and really any holiday) is that you can use dishes and other serving-ware you already have. Just add a few holiday touches. … { Continue Reading }

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DIY: Candy Cane Topiary Trees

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How To Make Candy Cane Trees If you saw our last post, Children's Gingerbread House Decorating Party, then you saw our Candy Cane Topiary Trees! They are not only whimsical little decorations perfect for the holidays but also super easy to make! We are all about the crafty tree DIYs! - if you missed our post on Berry Trees & Ornaments - check it out here! Do you have a festive, holiday DIY … { Continue Reading }

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Nutcracker Dinner Party & DIY Wreath

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Nutcracker Dinner Party Crab Dip Creamy Broccoli Soup Shrimp Casserole Cheese Biscuits English Mincemeat Pie Grand Marnier Grapes (to garnish dessert plates) A collection of Santa’s, angels, nutcrackers, or snowmen make an easy centerpiece.  Cluster your collections by color, size, or shape to heighten visual impact.  Lining luminaries up your front steps always creates a welcoming … { Continue Reading }

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How To Make Gingerbread Houses

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How To Make Gingerbread Houses Christmas comes to our house with a whole set of customs, rituals, and traditions.  Since this is a time of traditions and a time to enjoy friends, making gingerbread houses and giving Tea Parties are without a doubt our favorite tradition.  Each year, my Mom and I give a Gingerbread House Tea Party for friends. Only silver trays are used because it is a grand … { Continue Reading }

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DIY: Paper Flowers

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DIY Paper Flowers Just last week, I was driving in Hillsboro Village (a cute shopping and dining area in Nashville) when I looked over at one of my favorite stores (Social Graces) to see these darling white paper flowers covering their windows. I almost had a wreck. I HAD to find out how they made those. Lucky me there was a craft night just a few days later where Erin Duffy of Social Graces … { Continue Reading }

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Bagel Witches!

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Big Congratulations to Ruth Hill for winning the Dough-A-Deer Giveaway! You will receive an email soon! We have a super fun Halloween giveaway coming on Thursday so check back to enter! Let's have lunch today! Head over to the Seasonal Celebrations Community and meet Courtney for lunch at 12pm EST (11pm CST) for a chat about Halloween Parties & Decorations! Just look for my Live Chat … { Continue Reading }

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Pink-O-Ween Party: Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation

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Pink-O-Ween: Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to share Team Pinkoween with you not only because my father's mother is a survivor but also for the thousands of women affected daily by breast cancer. I was excited to design a pink, "glammed out" Halloween this year and thrilled to team up with Anders Ruff Custom Designs … { Continue Reading }

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Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp

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Silhouette Art Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio is an inspiration of mine. Professionally trained as an architect, she launched Le Papier Studio in 2008 after falling in love with the sweet art of silhouette after the birth of her son, Nikolas. Vana is also on our Paperie Guide where I have had the honor of getting to know her and her amazing designs. Vana's book, Silhouette Art, published by … { Continue Reading }

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Witches Dinner Party

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Witches Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography Inspired by these cute witches wine labels from PaperStyle, I designed a Witches Dinner Party shoot to inspire you for the upcoming Halloween season! I love that this label also comes in invitations so you can send them out to your favorite girlfriends. They can park their brooms at the door, and enjoy a night of spooky sips and … { Continue Reading }

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