Rustic Woodland Christmas Tabletop

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I’ve been working on my Rustic Woodland Christmas series these last couple of weeks and can’t wait to share everything with you. Today I’m featuring the tablescape design and hope that it will inspire those of you who like to decorate with natural, rustic, or country charm. See the photos below and read my tips […]

Santa’s Helper Cocktail Recipe

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Everyone needs a little help at Christmas time, right?  Shake up this “Santa’s Helper” cocktail in the perfect shade of red for the holidays, and you’ll be on your way to having a great time!  Make this your signature drink for a cocktail party too.  Cheers! Santa’s Helper 1 oz Vodka 1/2 oz Amaretto 3 oz […]

Dress Up Your Holiday Hostess Gift – Wine

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{all photos by Celebrations At Home} Are you a guest at someone’s holiday party this weekend? Give the perfect hostess gift {wine of course} a special presentation by wrapping it with decorative layers. For this rustic presentation I used several textures to create an interesting wrapper: Materials Cut corrugated paper A strip cut from a […]

Sweet Homemade Christmas Gifts

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If you enjoy making your own gifts to give, here is a sweet gift idea perfect for teachers, co-workers, hostesses, or friends. I created a small crate “basket” filled with mocha coffee mixture (see recipe below), a mini pie, and special holiday mug… You can use any attractive container that can be re-used by the […]

Kids Christmas Table

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I’m excited to share the kids Christmas table I styled for the magazine shoot with Yum Food & Fun for Kids. Using the printable party collection from Love The Day I set the table with mix n match name cards, tags for the “napkin rings”, and last minute notes to Santa. Photographer Laura Gordon captured […]

Published In Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – December 2011

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I have more exciting news to share today – remember when I announced my editorial design in Yum Food & Fun for Kids and eluded to the fact that I had other things up my sleeve? Well, this is it. The December issue of Cottages & Bungalows published my Cocktails & Cheers party from last […]

Make Your Own Chocolate Stirrers

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I’ve got some easy ideas for making your own chocolate stirrers to use for coffee or hot chocolate.  These make great gifts or thoughtful add-ins for entertaining. I first came up with the idea for the post when I was out shopping and found chocolate stir-in blocks for about $5 for 4, and thought “I […]