2012 New Year’s Eve Printables + Party Ideas!

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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! The accordion clock circles are my favorite, and I especially love the … { Continue Reading }

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

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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 … { Continue Reading }

Free Printable Holiday Wine Tags!

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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! The hole is a 1.5" circle if you have a punch that size or if you don't, just simple use scissors to cut a slit and then … { Continue Reading }

“Buddy the Elf” Holiday Brunch!

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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! "ELF has to be my favorite holiday movie of all times and … { Continue Reading }

Spreading Real Cheer through Holiday Decorating!

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The holidays are here and the decorating has begun! I'm so excited to share some fun decorating ideas with you and let you shares yours here too! I have partnered with Sears to share how I spread real cheer throughout the season. One of the ways I love to spread cheer through holiday decorating is gift packaging. I absolutely LOVE packaging gifts in cute and clever ways. Here are a few of my … { Continue Reading }

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

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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! They asked a few bloggers … { Continue Reading }

{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 … { Continue Reading }

My Tiny Prints 2011 Christmas Card!

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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). I love how we were able to get Henry in there too! I'll be mailing these in vibrant red envelopes with a custom return address stamp. … { Continue Reading }

Free Happy Holiday Printables!

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Thanks to Jennifer of May Details for the very generous HAPPY HOLIDAY 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! Hop over to May Details to browse around (check out her Cute As a Button and Sweet Shoppe designs, my fave!) These cute printables would be … { Continue Reading }

Top 10 Holiday Decorating Must-Haves + Win American Express Gift Card!

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It's time to decorate for the holidays - my favorite time of year! This year is the first year I'll be enjoying Christmas in Nashville so I'm very excited to decorate my home with lots of holiday decor. I know lots of young couples that are also enjoying Christmas in new apartments or homes or are on the search for a new home (I'm in this category!). You'll find lots of tips in this post for … { Continue Reading }