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12 Homes Decorated For Christmas

Good morning! I have a confession to make! I haven’t decorated for Christmas at all. My pumpkins are still out from Thanksgiving. ha! Hopefully, I’ll have time to pack them up today. I’m sure I’m not the only one, right? I hope so! I do love a beautifully decorated home for the holidays. So today I am excited to be featuring 12 Homes Decorated for Christmas that were linked to the last several {wow me} wednesday parties. They are just lovely! Remember this week’s party will still be going on for a few more days. Feel free to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out this ready for the holidays feature post. Enjoy!

12 Homes Decorated for Christmas at #forthehome #Christmas #homedecor

8+ Christmas Cookies

Happy December! Eek! Can you believe Christmas will be here in just 25 days? One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve. We always make extra & deliver them Secret Santa style that night. The kids have so much fun knocking on the doors, leaving the treat & then running away. Today I am excited to be featuring over 8 Christmas Cookies. These cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them all. Remember this week’s {wow me} wednesday party is still going on. Feel free to swing by & check that out right {HERE}. Buuuuut first enjoy this sweet feature post. :)

8  Christmas Cookie Recipes at #cookies #recipes #Christmas

{wow me} wednesday #285

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week was Thanksgiving, so I didn’t do any features. I’ll double up this week!
Buuuut here’s one of my favorite feature posts. You can check out tons of fun gift ideas over {HERE}.

20 Neighbor Gift Ideas at #linkparty #features[7]

Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea {tutorial}

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I love the holiday season! One way our family spreads love & holiday cheer is by making handmade gifts for our neighbors & friends. Let me show you how easy this Hot Cocoa Neighbor Gift Idea was to put together with a little help from American Greetings.

hot cocoa neighbor gift at

American Greeting is having fun this holiday season. They are making it easy for people to "Elf" their friends, neighbors, coworkers, favorite teachers & family. You may wonder what “Elfing” is! Well, let me tell you. ;) It’s creating a small gift using a festive bag or small basket filling it with M&M’s or other holiday treats, an American Greetings card or even this hot cocoa gift jar, & then leaving the gift on a neighbor's porch or on a teacher’s desk with a cute printable. You can print out this cute “You’ve Been Elfed” tag right {HERE}! You can also find a poem to go along with it & an “I’ve Been Elfed” hang tag to hang on their door, too.


Let It Snow Sign + 50+ Snow Day Activities

This post is brought to you by Life Storage.

Good morning! Winter is finally here. We were still eating dinner outside on our fabulous farmhouse picnic table last week, but I know soon (very, very soon) everything winter will be here in full force. That means snow! Yay! I grew up in Texas, & we didn’t see snow very often at all. When we moved to Northwest Arkansas (& our first winter rolled around) we fell in love with the snow. It is so beautiful & magical! Buuuuut after about the first week of being snowed in that all changed. A serious case of cabin fever had set in, so we had to come up with some fun ways to spend our snow days quickly. Over on the Life Storage blog I am sharing this huge DIY Let It Snow Sign along with 50+ Snow Day activities that have kept us sane over the years.


Ornament in a Vintage Box + ornament blog hop

Good morning! Did you have a fabulous Thanksgiving? I hope so! We are all in Dallas with family. The kiddos have had a blast with their cousins. Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas & all of those Christmas crafts. I am excited to joining in with some of my blogging friends to bring you a fun #ornamenthop. I’ll have links to their posts at the bottom of this one, but first let me show you how I made this cute Ornament in a Vintage Box. Let’s get started!

ornament in a vintage box at

{wow me} wednesday #284

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured 12+ Turkey Crafts!
You can check out all the Thanksgiving fun right over {HERE}.

12  Turkey Crafts at #turkey #turkeycrafts #crafts_thumb[2]

Christ Block {tutorial}

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Hello! Yesterday I shared how we love to spread the joy on Christmas. Annnnd today I am so excited to let you know about the brand new #LIGHTtheWORLD campaign  from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that starts December 1st. For 25 days there will be 25 ways you can serve others. You can sign up {HERE} to get notified when everything begins. Every day they will have a different theme & a different way you can serve like Christ did. For example, day 11’s theme is Jesus Ministered to Children. One service idea to go along with that theme is to put a picture of Christ in your children’s bedrooms, & to teach your children of the Savior’s love for them. My kiddos & I decided to make these Christ Blocks for their bedrooms. We even made one for my missionary son. Let me show you how! :)

Christ Block tutorial at #Helives #sharegoodness

Spreading Joy Through the Holidays $400 PayPal Giveaway

With all the craziest of this past year I thought it was time we spread a little joy! I’m so excited to be partnering with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a $400 PayPal Cash Giveaway. We are also donating $175 to Toys for Tots in our names. We also wanted to encourage YOU to spread the joy this holiday season.Print

12+ turkey Crafts

Gobble! Gobble! Are you ready for Turkey Day? I love having a kid craft for the kiddos to do while we are waiting on the food to cook, so today I’ve rounded up 12+ Turkey Crafts. These Thanksgiving turkey crafts are so super cute! They are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. Remember this week’s party is still going on. Be sure to swing by & check out this week’s link ups. If you are a blogger, be sure to link up your latest ideas & projects. I’d love to feature you, too. You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuuuut first check out this very Turkey-licious feature post. Enjoy!

12  Turkey Crafts at #turkey #turkeycrafts #crafts

Kid Space Bundle {giveaway}

This giveaway is brought to you by Brentwood Home.

Looking to change up your kids’ spaces? I’ve got a bundle for you that’s sure to turn quiet time into their favorite time. I teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this amazing giveaway, featuring comfy bedroom essentials for your kiddos. Not only are they adorable with fun colors & playful patterns, they’re made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home. Let me tell you more! :)

bean bag for children

Easy Homegating Party Ideas

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Football season is in full swing! From high school playoffs to your favorite professional team, football is always fun to watch! Annnnnd while you’re watching, you know a little bit of eating will be going on, too! Alright, probably a lot of eating will be going on! ha! Today I’d love to share some Easy Homegate Party Ideas with you. We love to set up in our driveway & use our projector to watch the game on the closed garage door. It’s almost as good as being there in the stadium! ha! So whether, you are homegating or planning a fun get together, these party tips will come in super handy this football season. You’ll have time to feed your guests and watch the game too. Let’s get started!

Homegate party ideas at #homegating #football

{wow me} wednesday #283

Hello! Welcome to {wow me} wednesday!
I’m so glad you are here. :)


Last week I featured 12 Fall Breakfast Recipes!
You can check out all the yumminess right over {HERE}.

12 Fall Breakfast Recipes at #breakfast #recipes

Turtle Rice Krispies Treats & Crunchy Brownies {recipes}

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Good morning! Rice Krispies are one of the staples in our pantry. We love eating them for breakfast, and we especially love using them to whip up some yummy treats this holiday season! Keep reading as I share not one, but TWO yummy Rice Krispies Treats recipes ~ an ooey gooey Turtle Rice Krispies Treats recipe & an equally rich Crunchy Brownie recipe. Let’s get started!

Turtle Rice Krispies Treats

Giant Hello Sign {tutorial} + vinyl blog hop & CAMEO 3 giveaway

Today I am joining in with some other talented bloggers to share over 20 amazing vinyl projects with you. We are all celebrating the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou's brand new Craftsy Class - Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl. This is a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette. Plus, we have an amazing giveaway for a vinyl bundle that includes a brand new CAMEO 3. Eek! 

I am seriously obsessed with vinyl! ha! Vinyl & my Silhouette machine literally changed my crafty life! It’s pretty amazing stuff. I love how you can use it to make signs, stencils, labels, home decor & more. Annnnnd every single time it turns out amazing! I love, love, love vinyl so much! I used a huge piece of vinyl to make this Giant Hello Sign for our front door. I just love it! Let’s get started! 

giant hello sign at #DIY #vinyl #gingersnapcrafts