Christmas Inspiration & A Giveaway

rustic Christmas decor

I’m sure you are all busy with last minute preparations for Christmas, but I wanted to share this super-sized giveaway that my friend Bird is hosting.  She asked a group of bloggers to each provide a themed inspiration board in order to help generate excitement for the giveaway and mine was a rustic Christmas theme.  […]

Cookie Decorating Party {Guest Feature}

Cookie decorating party

I have an adorable party to share with you today, sent over from Angela of Birch Blooms.  This adorable kids cookie decorating party has a fabulous focal point – an open shelf hutch that is beautifully styled with Christmas goodies with a retro flair!  Read on for all the details and some of my favorite […]

Christmas Cocktail – Rudolph’s Shiny Red Cocktail

Christmas cocktail

Nothing completes your Christmas entertaining like a color-coordinated cocktail with seasonal flavors. I created this red drink using a bottle of Effen Vodka that was sent to me to sample, cranberry juice {of course}, plus the addition of something bubbly! The mixture makes a pretty pale red cocktail that I like to call “Rudolph’s Shiny […]

My Top 10 Hostess Gift Ideas

10 great hostess gifts

Even with a week left until Christmas, there are still plenty of opportunities where you may need a hostess gift ready to give. I’ve teamed up with Apartment Guide to bring you my Top 10 List of Hostess Gift ideas, that you can still pick up or make. I do love homemade hostess gifts this […]

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies recipe

By now I’m sure you’ve probably participated in whatever cookie exchange you had planned for the holidays, but don’t let that stop you from making these yummy coconut oatmeal cookies. This is the recipe I contributed to Bird’s Party magazine and I’m sharing the recipe with you PLUS a little bonus. Set aside some time […]

Easy Clay Ornaments

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by Melissa Bahen With the holiday season as busy as it is, it’s nice to find a project that can multitask! These cute little clay ornaments are a breeze to make, and work nicely as napkin rings, drink markers, gift tags, and more! DIY Clay Ornaments Materials: White polymer clay (you can get about 6 […]

8 Holiday Chalkboard Ideas

chalkboard ideas for Christmas

Chalkboards are making their way into holiday decor, big time! I’ve shared my love affair with all things chalkboard before and I love how I’m seeing it incorporated for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites where designers have incorporated it into their seasonal decor. Paired with wreaths, used as menu backdrops, or turned […]