2013 Christmas Home Tour

Ok, so this is the Christmas home tour that almost didn’t happen.  The loss of a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas really threw me for a loop and got me all behind.  Add a trip to New York City for a weekend and our annual Christmas party and I’m lucky I even have presents purchased {we’ll just pretend at least one those is wrapped…mmm k?}  Of course, I did decorate for Christmas so I wanted to share it with you.  Come on and take a tour of our home! Home Tour Label [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Felt Santa Filled with Candy

Kids Make Christmas

Happy Holidays! We are Mary Ellen, Margaret, and Mary Catherine from Spindles Designs. We  are a Mother-Daughter’s team who love to bake, quilt, and craft. Mom Started it all and Mary Catherine and I love keeping up the creative traditions. Thank you Shannah for allowing us to share our Christmas Kids Craft with you.

Christmas Cookie Recipe – A Crafty Christmas

Wow, December is really flying by!  I am so excited for Christmas but am totally having trouble dealing with the wait.  Good thing I have been keeping myself busy.  One thing I’ve been excited to do this Christmas season is to be part of Nap-time Creations‘ A Crafty Christmas event!  So, if you are visiting from Nap-time Creations, welcome!
Crafty Christmas

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Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge

Fudge is like THE Christmas time dessert for me.  I think it is because my mom and grandma always made it in pretty much any variety you can imagine starting the day after Thanksgiving.  There were always tins of it at my grandma’s house for us to enjoy during our visits.  This year, I wanted to make my own fudge and decided to make peppermint marshmallow fudge.
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Guest Blogger: Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Garland

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m Consie and I blog over at Atop Serenity Hill about face and body painting, cake decorating, photography and anything else that comes along on my creative journey. I am excited to be here today (thanks, Shannah!) to share my coffee filter Christmas tree garland with you! Coffee filter Christmas tree garland • AtopSerenityHill.com #Christmascrafts #easycrafts #Christmas

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Guest Blogger: Easy Christmas Ornaments

Hi all! I’m Julie and I blog about kids, food, and life at Teaching Good Eaters. While most of my posts at my own blog are focused in getting kids to eat good food and bringing some peace to your mealtimes, my most popular blog post by far, was about making really easy and really inexpensive homemade gifts for kids.

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Easy Mod Podge Christmas Decoration

Christmas decorating is pretty much my favorite thing to do in our home each and every year.  It takes me at least a week to get everything out and I am always looking to add new things to our existing items.  Of course, I am also looking to keep our spending in check so I find myself making things a lot more than I used to.  Plus, I am pushing myself to work with new craft tools or ones that I’ve been pretty unsuccessful with in the past.  I knew I wanted to add some more Christmas words to our decor so I created this easy mod podge Christmas decoration one afternoon.
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Guest Blogger: Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Hi all! I’m Megan, from over at C’mon Get Crafty! It was so nice of Shannah to have me over in her little corner of the blogosphere today! I’d love to share with you today how to make an EASY PEASY Double Pocket Card, perfect for giving out gift cards and cash! No card-making skills required!

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Scents of the Season – Dried Fruit Potpourri

During the holiday season, I am always looking for gift ideas that are homemade and don’t cost a lot of money.  With so many teachers and other people to give small gifts too, a homemade gift is a great option because it is thoughtful but easier to keep the costs under control.  This year, I decided to try my hand at making dried fruit potpourri to give as gifts.

Dried Fruit Potpourri

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25 Awesome Christmas Crafts

Christmas crafting is in full swing here now that the calendar has flipped over to December.  I do a little bit of stuff during November but really don’t start with the “heavy” crafting until December.  There is something about really enjoying Thanksgiving as its own holiday that I love.  Of course, not actually crafting in November didn’t stop me from searching around for all kinds of inspiration to have for when I started my projects for the year.  To kick off the first week of December, I am sharing 25 awesome Christmas crafts with you today!

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