Sprinkled Spiral Christmas Cookies!

I shared these on facebook the other day and stated these were the hardest cookies I ever made and that might not be exactly true but they were definitely time consuming. However, they are the prettiest and my favorite cookies this year. I found this on Pinterest and when I actually went to make it I was really disappointed with the bloggers directions. She was really vague and while I had many of … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Glittered Ornaments! DIY!

Last year I ended up with extra red garland from my tree that I didn't need and didn't want it to go to waste. I cut it in half and decided they were the perfect length to twirl around my curtain rods. My regular curtains in the living room are green colored so it made them look really festive. I thought adding red glittery ornaments would be the perfect touch but the problem was when Christmas … [Read more...]

Hallmark Christmas Countdown $50 Giveaway!

Christmas is so healing for me. There is something about this time of year that makes me like a 4 year old child all over again. The lights on the houses, the exchanging of gifts, and the ornaments on the tree. Of course the holiday season kick starts with my stalking the local Hallmark Store. I collect the singing plush every year and while my mom buys it for me as one of my gifts I still can't … [Read more...]

Join Me – Facebook Chat with Kodak & Bonnie Marcus! #KodakHoliday

Got an hour tonight to hang? Then why not join me for chat around Holiday Cards! What: A Facebook Chat called Holiday Cards 101 – Gifting and giving back. The chat is the second of a two-part series, sponsored by Kodak. When: Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m. ET.  It will last 1 hour. Where: Kodak’s Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/Kodak; There will be a tab on the side of the page: Chat … [Read more...]

Creative Way to Hang Your Christmas Cards!

Every year I go through the same thing. WHERE am I going to stick all the Christmas cards?!?! See I don't really have anywhere to stand them. My husband would kill me if I stuck thumb tacks all over the walls so they left me to taping them in the doorways. It looked great but come every January I cringed taking them down praying to God that the stain didn't come off with the tape and I'd live to … [Read more...]

What Is On My Christmas List?

Every year I get the same thing 'What do you want for Christmas?' and every year I answer the same thing 'I dunno'. Yet every year I have a list of wants but I can just never be the type of girl to say this, this, and this when it concerns me. Why is that? When it comes to ou kids we can usually tell each family member a list for each child and make sure that no one gets duplicates. Tell them … [Read more...]

Shutterfly Holiday Cards Review & Giveaway! THREE Winners!

I love Shutterfly. They are my #1 pick for online photo printing. They are also the first place I go to make my Christmas Cards. In fact last year I used Shutterfly to make two different holiday cards. See, I've used other companies and they seem great online. I've actually used them all but the real difference is when you make that purchase and your order comes in and you see the quality. It's … [Read more...]

10 Holiday Tips I Try To Follow

I can't believe the holiday season is approaching so quickly! I've started learning their are tricks to staying on top of things and believe me when I say I need all the tips and tricks to manage to pull the holidays off smoothly. 1. Clear Out Around this time I go through the kids rooms. I remove all the toys they are no longer using and pull out all the clothing they are no longer fitting … [Read more...]

Tiny Prints Holiday Christmas Cards Rock!

  Last year I nailed our Christmas Cards. I really put a lot of effort into the photos and made sure that the photos and the card I chose went together. Sometimes having just the perfect photo doesn't make the perfect card. Find the card that perfectly suits that photos is key to bringing the whole look you are going all together. This year I want to do something sweet and simple. I want to get … [Read more...]