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2012 Free Printable Calendar from Anna & Blue Paperie!

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! Woooo-eee! Time to get organized, ladies! It gets cooler; once a month is over, it turns into a notecard making 12 unique notecards (fits 4 bar envelope).

pink metallic new year's eve party ideas

A Pink Metallic New Year’s Eve Party

I love all things metallic – they have a subtle shine and a festive touch. Enjoy these ideas for adding a metallic look to your New Year’s Eve bash! Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Visit your local dollar store or party store to find inexpensive star decorations. Hang them from light fixtures or scatter across your tabletop.

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2012 New Year’s Eve Printables + Party Ideas!

New Year’s Eve is coming right up so we’re sharing some simple ideas to entertain in style as we ring in 2012 and say goodbye to 2011! I love this super colorful New Years Eve party from Lisa Storms for Fiskars! I love the idea of using wine or champagne corks with a simple slit cut in the top to hold countdown numbers!

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Kris Kringle’s Hot Buttered Rum & Red Velvet Bites!

A lot of readers ask what type of treats I love to give to friends over the holidays. They are looking for easy, delicious recipes that are perfect to give away. Check out some bite size Christmas treats here as well as some easy recipes here. For another idea, I took a few pictures of the RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BITES I gave away to my friends this year! Pair these with a hot buttered rum recipe for a delicious seasonal treat!

free printable holiday wine tags

Free Printable Holiday Wine Tags!

Giving wine is a common hostess gift to give for all those holiday dinner parties, neighborhood gatherings, and other holiday celebrations. We thought we’d help you jazz up that bottle of wine with some free, printable holiday gift tags! Simple print on a cardstock, and cut!

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“Buddy the Elf” Holiday Brunch!

Creative holiday parties just make our day so this “Buddy the ELF” themed holiday brunch just took the cake! Elf is one of my absolute favorite holiday movies, and I think it’s such a cute idea to design a party all around your fave holiday movie! That’s exactly what Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events did for her friends!

sears holiday decorating

Spreading Real Cheer through Holiday Decorating!

Now I’d love to know, how do YOU spread real cheer with your holiday decorating? Show me with your photos! Click “Add me” in the Cheer Tree below to upload your holiday decorating photos and share them with your Twitter followers and Facebook friends. Be sure to click on “Special Offers” to unwrap the hidden coupons and deals exclusively from Sears.

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Are you a Frost Bite or a Meet Me At The Mist-letoe?

This time of year, there is certainly no shortage of delicious cookie and Christmas treat recipes floating around the web. So I’m excited to share a few recipes for COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS so your party has some super sweet sips too! Sierra Mist Mixologists (I think I’d like that job title!) have shared some of their fabulous cocktail and mocktail recipes with us today!

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

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.

Tiny Prints Christmas Card

My Tiny Prints 2011 Christmas Card!

I teamed up with Tiny Prints for Christmas cards this year, and I’m so happy with how they turned out! Black + white stripes is a fave of mine (in fact, black/white stripes appear somewhere in both my books – and will be a signature pattern in my wedding next June).

free happy holiday christmas party printables

Free Happy Holiday Printables!

Thanks to Jennifer of May Details for the very generous freebie that we get to share with you today! Jennifer is a very talented designer whose printables cover everything from birthday parties and weddings to baby and bridal showers!