Holiday Appetizers – Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Orange Muffins

I make sixteen different holiday appetizers for our annual Christmas party. One of my favorites is my Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Orange Muffins Recipe.

holiday appetizers

It’s that time of year again! Our Christmas Party is in eleven days and I need to start cooking like a crazy woman! On the menu this year I have sixteen holiday appetizers and 6 desserts to make for about 200+ guests. Piece of cake, right? Ok, maybe not.

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DIY Christmas Ideas – How to Make Pom Pom Christmas Trees

I love sharing Easy DIY Christmas Ideas. These pom pom trees take about fifteen minutes to make!

pom pom christmas trees

Every once in a while it’s nice to find an easy DIY Christmas idea. Don’t get me wrong, I am the queen of long and drawn out DIY’s.  I am sure you know that! But when I was out shopping and saw some adorable pom pom trees for $29.00 each I decided it was DIY Christmas Idea time. I went to the craft store and found everything I needed for pom pom Christmas trees! And of course, everything was on sale. So my cost for each tree was less than $10. That is 60% less than the ones at the store.

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Ideas for Christmas Decorating

I am thrilled to share these Christmas decorating ideas with beautiful merchandise from Balsam Hill. 

christmas decorating ideas

Today I am excited to share with you some wonderful ideas for Christmas decorating. I have joined two friends, Courtney at French Country Cottage and Yvonne at StoneGable Blog, and today we are sharing holiday decor from Balsam Hill. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to partner with Balsam Hill again this year. Their products are all so well made and beautiful.

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How to Organize Your Christmas Decorations with The Container Store

I learned so much while organizing our Christmas Decorations. Thank you to my favorite organizing store, The Container Store.

christmas decorations in the dining room

Two years ago I broke my foot a few days before Christmas. My family was kind enough to pack up everything after Christmas and put away all of our Christmas decorations on the third floor. Sadly, it hadn’t been reorganized since. 

Until now.

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25 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Made with Cricut

I have created a round up of my favorite Cricut Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas. You can Make and personalize all of these gifts too!

christmas dinner table
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
 
My favorite part of Christmas is gift-giving and as you know, I love making gifts! I have been making homemade Christmas gifts for my family since I was eight and I can promise you there were some interesting gifts in those early years. (I am sure my siblings will agree!) The very first Christmas gift I made was felt comb cases. I cut them and glued them and wrote my sibling’s names on them with a marking pen. Oh, how I wish I had a photo of my handcrafting at 8 years old!

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Easy Elegance Wednesdays – Christmas Decorating Ideas and DIYs

I Am So Excited To Share With You Easy Elegance Wednesdays, Where We Will Celebrate Simple Elegant Decor. Today I Am Sharing Homemade Christmas Wrapping paper and Christmas Decorating Ideas.

home made wrapping paper

One of my favorite things to do for the holidays is wrapping gifts. I finally made my own wrapping paper and I  just love how it came out. Be sure and click on the link to my blog post. I think you will be surprised by what I used to make these trees!

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