why don’t we… get the right tree

I can’t believe Christmas is in less than a week. It is time to trim the tree! I shared yesterday that we have put up 6 Christmas trees, some real and a couple artificial. I’m not saying...

Make your own (robot) cookie cutters

Who still has baking left to do? If you are starting to feel a bit over the trees and reindeer, why not make a set of robot Christmas cookies!?! Your kids will love them and the...

Miniature paper ball ornaments

The trees are up… all 6 of them! Yes, between the family tree, the kid’s trees, the table top tree, the 2 real trees we planted in the front yard we have 6 Christmas trees this...

How to make holiday pies awesome!

With the holidays upon us there are so many chances for sharing sweets and treats. Cakes, cookies, and my favorite pies are great to serve guests this time of year. Make someone’s day, bring by a...

Peppermint Chocolate Popcorn

Our evenings seem to be getting longer as the year winds down. Lots of family time playing games, a fire on… the things I love most about this time of year! Which also comes with evening...

Sweet and easy teacher gifts

Tis’ the week for holiday parties at school, saying goodbye before Christmas break, and exchanging gifts with the teachers we’ve all grown to love. To create a gift that is thoughtful and adorable at the same...

Disco ball headband

With holiday parties and New Years Eve almost here, why wait for the disco ball to come to you? With this disco ball headband you can be one the one bringing the sparkle to the party!...

Why don’t we… win a gift card to Minted!

If you’ve been following along for awhile you’ve probably heard me talking about Minted at some point. We’ve done our Christmas/birthday/business/blogging cards through them for the past number of years. Minted is one of my favorite...

A balloon tree skirt

Happy Friday! Are you feeling into the holiday spirit yet? We have been having a great time sharing Christmas ideas and projects. Sometimes it’s the most random, simplest ideas that I get the biggest kick out...

Gigantic wall stars

Since you guys loved our summer stars so much, I thought we should definitely do something star studded for the holidays. Since this time of year is so special, it seemed best to go very BIG...

Twinkie and Ho-Ho Trees

Do you make gingerbread houses or have some sort of fun and edible family tradition? We were looking for a new one this year and Hostess challenged us to create our own tradition using their yummy...

Peppermint and jingle tree trimming

I love trimming our tree, and often we love to do it with friends and family around. Something about hanging ornaments and drinking frilly drinks makes the season extra sweet. It doesn’t take a lot to...

Glitter trim gift boxes

When it comes to giving gifts to co-workers, packaging is the most important element. Any simple and thoughtful gift will suffice to make your friendly office gift swap, but with the presents sitting on desks all...

Mistletoe balloons

Nothing says holiday like mistletoe. The green, the tradition, the kissing… it is all so merry! Make a mistletoe statement this year that has all the traditional fun with a festive modern spark with mistletoe balloons....

Why don’t we… celebrate everything

We are prepping for the twins sixth birthday party tomorrow morning (they are going to be six!?!). Having a birthday during the holiday season is always a little crazy. We often end up with Christmas lights...

handmade gifts for the house

Gifts for the home are great to give since they always fit everyone perfectly. When gifts for the home are both handmade and well designed… well, my Christmas list is basically done. I am happy to...

reindeer bag party favors

We’ve begun the holiday party planning at school this week. There’s nothing quite like 24 kids all ramped up on sugar and excitement to make for a happy holiday! In one of the kid’s classes we...

felt hanging party banners

When decorating for the holidays I make an effort not to have too many knick knacks and little pieces around the house. I have found they add to the clutter, but don’t add to my joy....

the most sophisticated paper bag

Planning our holiday party is such a thrill for me. Making the night amazing, yet simple, and without all the cheese is a challenge I love to tackle. This is especially true for a more grown...

star pinata gift wrapping

Gift cards are that special kind of gift that everyone loves to receive, but can sometimes feel a little awkward to give. I personally LOVE receiving gift cards for the holidays – they give me a...

wreaths & pies with bows

With sweet holiday desserts popping up everywhere this week and a million reasons to bake, gift and give treats. All that flour can start to feel overwhelming. Right!?! Instead of stressing yourself out about working from...

carton candy countdown

Today is the first day of December! My favorite month of the year :). Christmas music has been blaring all morning long and I am thrilled to be counting down to the holiday with festive DIY...

why don’t we… count down the days

Advent starts this weekend! Counting down the days of Christmas season is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s not just the day of, but these couple weeks before that seem so filled with...

golden glitter star cake toppers

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a gorgeous day filled with turkey, family and love. For those who are checking in today I have a fun DIY that is perfect for a last minute celebration...