We are in official count down mode at our house. The parties are planned, the gifts have (almost all) been bought, and almost all have been wrapped. Now, all we are doing is waiting for Santa! But, Santa needs a little help this year with gift tags. While I usually try to buy special “Santa” wrapping paper, it also helps to have some “From Santa” gift tags to go on the gifts from the North Pole.
Today I am over at DIY Candy sharing some Free Printable Giant Word Art Gift Wrap! I love some good patterned wrapping paper, but instead of creating a pattern, I designed a giant word art to wrap gifts with. And, I am in love with how it turned out! Let me know what you think. Do you like the giant word art idea? Or do you just like a good ol’ fashioned patterned paper?
Have you sent out your Christmas cards yet? I am so behind, I just barely got our Christmas photos done. But, just in case you are as behind as I am, I thought I would share how to take your own Christmas family photos this year. It’s our first year doing it in a studio, and it’s a little stressful at the thought of going to a studio and then taking your own family photos. So hopefully my 10 tips will help ease your mind. I ended up loving the process and will be doing it again!
But, without further ado, our 10 Tips for Taking Your Own Holiday Family Pictures:
Have you ever threatened your children with getting coal for Christmas? I haven’t… yet. But I have those moments where I think about it. You know those moments – we go out on a nice family outing and all we hear about is complaining. Makes me think about doing something like this. Or, just stuffing my children’s stockings with coal!
But, all seriousness aside, instead I came up with Santa Approved Lump of Coal bags that can double as neighbor gifts, gag gift, and even as a fun little bag to stuff inside a stocking. [Read more...]
(I originally created this post for I heart Naptime’s Crazy Christmas Event, but I also wanted to share it here with you!)
It’s getting really close to Christmas, and that means it’s time to start getting serious about easy holiday neighbor gifts. And, as soon as I ran into the Salted Caramel Gelato at Trader Joes, I knew that I had to make it into my holiday neighbor gifts. [Read more...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PamperedPiggies #CollectiveBias Sometimes my kids can leave me very confused when it comes to gift giving. They always pick out random toys in the store that they would never play with at home. So I am always left to come up with a gift list all by myself. Since this will be my 7th year as a parent at Christmas, and having three daughters, you would think I know what little girls like. And, I think I know too. [Read more...]
Out of all the holiday party themes out there, I’ve got to admit that a Christmas Cookie Exchange party has got to be one of the best ever. It is fairly simple since it is a potluck type of party. It’s a party for all ages – who doesn’t like cookies? And, it’s a holiday party – that just makes it wonderful.
So, after years of admiring Christmas Cookie Exchange Parties, I am going to host my first one this year. And, with that, I am going to give a few little tips on how to host a Christmas Exchange Party. And, of course, I will include some free printables! [Read more...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias
I am so excited for today’s post! It has been a long time in the making, and I am so happy I finally get to share it with you. I am sure many of you run into the same dilemma that I do when hosting a party – party food. I feel like I had been slowly being converted to the “fast & easy” party food. While it was conveniently fast and easy, it don’t taste nearly as good as homemade. But, when it comes to parties, I really don’t want to be baking for days before hand. So, my concept of 1 batch 5 ways was born.
So, to start, since we are in the middle of Christmas frenzy, I figured a post all about cookies was in order. I am bound and determined to host a cookie exchange party later on in the month, so this gave me a good excuse to practice my cookie making skills. Can you believe I made all these cookies with just 1 batch of cookie dough? I sure did, and I can’t wait to share my little secrets to how I made it all work out…
Happy December! It was a wonderful Thanksgiving break, but I am excited to get on with Christmas. And, we put up the tree over the weekend, but it is severely lacking in ornaments. So, this morning I went on a pinterest hunt to find some DIY Christmas ornament ideas and thought I would share my favorites with you.