Dress Up Your Chairs

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Why don’t we think about dressing up the backs of your chairs for the holidays? Afterall, it probably is the first thing someone sees when they are coming to the table. Here are a variety of ways to dress up a variety of chair styles: photos via BHG.com

A "Plaid" Christmas Setting

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I have been busy working on our Christmas Cocktail Party for tomorrow night. You know the drill…shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating. But I came across this interesting twist on Christmas decorating. Scottish Plaid!! If you enjoy bringing nature into your decor, then this is a good one for you. Enjoy! I love how they have layered […]

Layered Cookie Mix In A Jar {Hostess Gift}

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Do you love to add a personal touch to your hostess gifts? Then why not make this “Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar” for a party hostess, a school teacher, or anyone else you like to recongnize over the Holidays. Here’s what you do: Put ingredients in layers, inside a Quart-size canning jar. Cut […]

Girl’s Gift Swap-Part 2

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Today I wanted to show the wine bar, the favor bags, and a couple other details from the party. For the wine glasses I used a string of fun garland I got from the drug store and cut off the balls to tie around the stems. I bought this wine bottle from the Bizarre Bazaar […]

Girl’s Gift Swap-Part 1

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This Ladie’s Night was fantastic! Fourteen lovely ladies got together to do a little Chinese Christmas gift swap…you know the game where you draw numbers to see the order in which you pick a gift and the next person can steal someone’s gift or pick a new one. Everyone brought either an appetizer or bottle […]

Christmas Tabletop Details

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Today, I have several ways to add personality to your table setting. These ideas are easy, inexpensive, and do-able!I love this idea of using a clear plate and just sticking dots(from the office supply store or craft store) to the back of the plate to add color. Then continue the color by gluing thin ribbon […]

Crazy For Cranberries!

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Ahhhh, cranberries. One of the icons of the holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of the simple but elegant things you can do with these little gems.   I can definately see myself replicating the candle centerpiece idea. Tall glass vase, check. Floating candle, check. Large red flower, check. Fresh cranberries from the […]