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Friday, December 19, 2014

Joy to the World Block {tutorial}

This post was first seen over at The Crafting Chicks.
Hello! It’s Friday! It’s my kiddos’ last day of school before Christmas break. Yay! Annnnd I *think* I have all the Christmas shopping done! Whew! ;) I’ll be taking the next two weeks off from blogging so I can enjoy the holidays with my family. I’ll try to keep you updated on the latest happenings over on instagram. I’ll also have a special {wow me} wednesday party that will go live next week & two post scheduled for next week ~ one recipe & one final craft. So stay tuned for that. :) I also have one final project before I take off for this week. :) This Joy to the World block is so, so easy to put together. Shhhh! These are actually our neighbor gifts this year. ;) We can make a bunch at once, they are really inexpensive to make, & they turn out super cute. So keep reading to get the tutorial. :)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

20 Christmas Cookie Recipes

Hello! It’s my favorite day of the week! I get to feature some of YOUR amazing ideas! It’s one of the best things about blogging ~ featuring YOU! :) One of our favorite Christmas traditions is making Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve. I’m sure many of you do that as well. So today I am excited to share over 20 Christmas Cookie Recipes. Yum! These recipes were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. This week’s party is still going on to feel free to drop by & check out what everyone is up to over there. If you are a blogger I’d love to see your ideas, too! You can do all of that right {HERE}. Buuuuuut first check out this yummy feature post. Enjoy! :)

20 Christmas Cookie Recipes at #gingersnapcrafts #linkparty #features

{easy} advent calendar {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by We R Memory Keepers.

Hello! How many of you do an advent calendar every year? I have seen the cutest advent calendars over the years, and I always wanted to make one but they look so hard & time consuming to put together. I think I’d get worn out just thinking about making one! ha! ;) That is why I love this {easy} advent calendar that I put together in under 30 minutes! This cute advent calendar goes together quick! Buuuut no one will ever know because it will look like you spent a ton of time doing it. So keep reading to see how easy it is with a lot of help from We R Memory Keepers. :)

Easy Advent Calendar with We R Memory Keepers #wermemorykeepers #advent

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

{wow me} wednesday #185

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


Last week I featured 12 Festive & Fun Holiday Décor Ideas.
Make sure you check out all the festivities right over {HERE}. :)

12 Festive & Fun Holiday Decor Ideas at #holiday #decor

Golden Bling Wreath {tutorial} #winterwreathworkshop

This post was first seen over at Create.Craft.Love. as part of her Winter Wreath Workshop that I was so happy to be a part of. :)

Hello! Last month I participated in Create.Craft.Love.’s Winter Wreath Workshop! What an awesome idea, and I was so honored to be a part of the fun. I’ll leave a link at the bottom of this post so you can check out the 30+ wreath tutorials that were shared. This sparkly Golden Bling Wreath was soooooo easy to put together. It was a little out of my comfort zone. I don’t usually use the word bling to describe my projects. ha! Buuuut it was really fun to put together, and it definitely adds a big pop to our front door. So keep reading to see how I did it in under 10 minutes. :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Popsicle Stick Rudolf Ornament {tutorial}

Hello! Only one more week of school for us! Yay! I am so excited to have my kiddos home for the holidays. :) While my kids are home from school I’m sure we will break out the craft supplies & make some fun stuff! That’s just how we roll. ;) We have been making these Popsicle Stick Rudolf Ornament for years. They are the perfect craft to do over Christmas break. They are so easy to make & soooooo cute! So keep reading to see how to make them. :)

Popsicle Stick Rudolf Ornament at

Friday, December 12, 2014

Personalized Holiday Candles {tutorial}

This post is brought to by Happy Crafters.

Hello! How are you? Are you ready for the weekend? We have a full one coming up! My daughter made All Region Band. So she is busy getting ready for a concert on Saturday. We are so proud of her. We also have our Nativity & Noel exhibit at church. Four of my nativities will be there on display. Annnnnnd Christmas is right around the corner! Eek! I’m not quite ready yet. ;) We love taking gifts to our neighbors & friends during the holidays. I love giving these holiday candles that I personalized with some Happy Crafters vinyl. They are simple, affordable & turn out beautiful. So keep reading to see how to get started. :)
Holiday Candles at #DIY #easygiftidea #vinyl #happycrafters

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12 Festive & Fun Holiday Décor Ideas

Hello! If you need something festive & fun to add to your Christmas decorations then you have come to the right place. ;) Today I am sharing 12 Festive & Fun Holidy Décor Ideas that were linked up to last week’s {wow me} wednesday party. This week’s party is still going on so feel free to stop by link up & check out what everyone is up to this week. There is TONS more Christmas inspiration over there, too! :) You can do that right {HERE}. Buuuuut first check out this fun feature post. Enjoy!

12 Festive & Fun Holiday Decor Ideas at #holiday #decor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

{wow me} wednesday #184

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


Last week I featured over 20 Neighbor Gift Ideas.
So make sure you check out all that fun right {HERE}.

20 Neighbor Gift Ideas at #linkparty #features

You can drop by right {HERE} to enter to win this gift basket.
Plus I have links to 20+ other bloggers & their baskets.

Christmas Wish List Basket Giveaway at #giveaway #bloghop

Annnnd I’m saving the best for last! Stop by this post
to enter to win one of TWO Prize Packages from Silhouette 
& The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! Eek! :)


Designing the Perfect Class Ring for your Son or Daughter {gift idea} #ringspiration

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jostens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hello! My oldest is a junior in high school, and he is so hard to shop for! It was much easier when all he wanted for Christmas was toys! ha! ;) So I was super excited to check out Jostens High School ring collections. Have you seen the Jostens ShadowCast Rings? They are so cool! What a perfect gift this would make for your high school age son or daughter. Having a high school ring is a great tradition to carry on. Do you remember yours? I remember my boyfriend’s. ha! ;) I also love that receiving a class ring helps celebrate that special time in your child’s life. Class rings have come a long way since I was in high school. They are so much more trendy now! You can totally customize the perfect ring for YOU. There are so many fun options! So keep reading to see the ring I helped design for my son. :)


DIY Pennant Banner {tutorial}

This post is brought to you by Offray.

Hello! This week is flying by! Today my younger two & I are going to be riding the Santa Train. We can’t wait! My little man has been counting down the days! ;) He is so excited. I haven’t told my daughter she’s going yet. I’ll tell her when she wakes up this morning. I love being a little sneaky! ;) Last week we officially decorated for Christmas at our house. We have two trees up this year. It’s been so fun decorating our home. I’ve made a few things to add to the décor, & today I am so excited to be bring you a fun & easy tutorial for this DIY Pennant Banner. I made this using some burlap wire edged ribbon from Offray. Yes, ribbon! It worked perfectly! So keep reading to see how I made it. :)

DIY Pennant Banner at #pennant #banner #ribbon

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wood Grain Nativity & a HUGE Silhouette Giveaway #SilhouetteChallenge

Good morning! It’s a busy day here on the blog! Make sure you enter to win my Christmas Wish Basket full of craft supplies & pop over to see some cute brown paper packages gift wrapping ideas. I’m also excited to participating in another Silhouette Challenge! This month’s theme is the holidays! So I am excited to show you how to make this Wood Grain Nativity. Annnd you’ll want to scroll down to find TONS of holiday inspired ideas from the Silhouette Challenge facebook group. I also have a HUGE Silhouette giveaway with TWO winners. Eek! So keep reading! You don’t want to miss a thing! :)

Wood Grain Nativity Set at

Let It Snow! Neighbor Gift & Printable + blog hop

Hello! How are you? If you missed my post from earlier today make sure you stop by to enter to win my Christmas Wish Basket full of some my favorite crafty things! I can’t wait to give it to one of YOU! Enter {HERE}. I’ll also have another fun giveaway in a few hours. So check back in then, too! :)

This fall, my friend, Rachel of Lines Across launched Let's Wrap Stuff, a blog devoted to all things gift wrap related. So exciting! To celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a few other talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn't love brown paper packages tied up with string? I know I do! I decided to make a Let it Snow Neighbor Gift & Printable….so keep reading to see how I made it plus I’ll have links to 20+ other gift wrapping ideas. :)

Let it Snow! Neighbor Gift Idea at #Christmas #brownpaperpackages #printable

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Wish List Basket Giveaway + blog hop

Hello! Good morning! I love participating in the Christmas Wish List Basket giveaway every year! I love giving a shout out to some of my amazing sponsors, collaborating with other bloggers, & I love giving YOU something! I really appreciate each & every one of you who read my little blog. Thank you! This year I am giving away this We R Memory Keeper’s tote stuffed FULL of crafty goodness! So keep reading to see what’s inside & how to enter to win it. I’ll also have links to 20+ of my other blogging friends who are giving away Christmas gift baskets on their blogs as well. So get to reading! ;)

Christmas Wish List Basket Giveaway at #giveaway #bloghop

He is the Gift #sharethegift

Good morning! I know I don’t post much on Sunday but I couldn’t wait to share this video with you! :) Plus it’s the perfect message for Sunday & especially perfect for this time of year. So enjoy this special video ~ He is the Gift. I hope it puts you in the the Christmas spirit like it did me. For more information you can go {HERE}. If you’d like a special gift from our family go {HERE}. Tonight is the annual Christmas Devotional from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. You can see how to view that right {HERE}. Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

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