Chocolate Pistachio Clusters

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The holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  Here in Texas, the weather can be crazy in December.  Warm and in the 70s and 80s one day and then drop down to the 40s the next day.  I like to think of that as a good thing.  It always feels like a blessing to have the chance to work in a few final warm weather meals, outfits and outdoor activities before winter really sets in.  Though, like clockwork, every year on the weekend we plan to hang the outdoor holiday lights, the weather always turns out to be the coldest, windiest day in December.  This year was certainly no exception... … [Read more...]

Simple Holly Berry Gift Tags

Simple holly berry gift tag for Christmas - easy and inexpensive way to dress up office tags.

I am absolutely obsessed with fancy gift tags. Typically I scour post-holiday sales for deals on pretty tags I can hang on to. Last year, I didn't make it out to the shops in time and so this year I am making my own! This year I am using a lot of office supplies in my gift wrap. I love the industrial-like supplies mixed with the fancy of Christmas. Plus, I'm using up old supplies and saving money all at the same time. About a year ago, I purchased a bunch of office supply shipping tags. They're a great deal (less than five cents a piece) and can be used for so many different projects - … [Read more...]

Handmade Bracelet Pincushion Tutorial + Giveaway

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We're having such fun with our last-minute holiday gift series. We've got lots of great post ideas to be shared and can't wait for you to be able to check it all out! Today Angel, from Fleece Fun is here sharing a cute bracelet pincushion tutorial. It would sure make a fun gift, but I have to be honest I want one for my own! Hi I’m Angel from FleeceFun.com!  I blog about sewing, crafts, printables and recipes. My patterns are geared towards beginners and many come with a video tutorial to walk you through it step by step. Today I’m sharing with you a fun handmade gift … [Read more...]

Dishwasher Safe Hand Decorated Mug

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Are you enjoying our last-minute gift series? It's been such fun featuring the creative work of some of my favorite bloggers! Today I am joined by one of the most wonderful women I know, Bev. Bev's site, Flamingo Toes, is one of my go-to sites for inspiration. I love everything she does and am so grateful to have her here sharing her dishwasher safe hand decorated mug tutorial. Hello Snap Readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I'm super excited to be here today! I love making handmade gifts but I will confess that I am terrible out not planning ahead - so I'm … [Read more...]

Monster Gift Card Holders

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I am absolutely thrilled to have Melissa, from the Polka Dot Chair, visiting today to share her fun monster gift card holders. These little guys are stinking adorable and I know they would make my boys so happy! Hey there SNAP fans! My name is Melissa Mortenson and I blog over at the Polka Dot Chair. I'm very excited to be here sharing a great last minute gift idea for Christmas. I love giving gift cards for Christmas, but sometimes feel silly just putting them in a plain envelope. Monster Gift Card Holder Tutorial I thought that these little Monster Gift Card Holders would be a … [Read more...]

Christmas Treat Jar and Printable Gift Tag + Giveaway

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I am so excited to get started on our handmade holiday gift series for 2014! I've invited some of my VERY FAVORITE crafters to join me during the month to share some fun handmade gifts with you.Today, you get to meet Katie, from The Casual Craftlete, who's sharing a fun Christmas treat jar and printable gift tag. Christmas Treat Jar Hey there! I'm Katie from The Casual Craftlete. I am SO excited to be here at SNAP! sharing my Christmas Treat Jar and printable tag. If you've waited until the last-minute to buy gifts (and who hasn't?), these treat jars are a super simple gift idea that … [Read more...]

14 Favorite Christmas Tree Crafts

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Oh, Christmas tree! Oh, Christmas tree! How much I love to craft thee. The decorated Christmas tree is one of the things I most look forward to every holiday season, which is why I am in love with so many of the Christmas tree crafts I see floating around Pinterest. Here are some of my favorites. . . 14 Favorite Christmas Tree Crafts . Handmade Christmas trees from Beautiful Matters . Paper wrapped Christmas trees from Lolly Jane . Lolly Chessie's famous CP Christmas trees from Crate Paper . DIY burlap ribbon trees from The Girl Creative . Felt Christmas tree … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Holiday Beverages

Holiday beverages for any occasion: gingerbread hot cocoa is a must-have!

  The holidays usually means gathering with friends and family for parties and other get-togethers to celebrate the season, and those gatherings almost always involve food, which is certainly okay with me! To go along with good food and company, holiday beverages are a must-have as well. We've gathered a wide variety of fabulous & festive beverage ideas to make those holiday celebrations even more memorable. From seasonal favorites that include peppermint & gingerbread to flavorful punches and warm drinks, we've got you covered. Homemade gingerbread hot cocoa from … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Waffles

Cranberry Orange Waffles Recipe - No Diets Allowed

Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal.  I can't get enough of light and fluffy muffins, waffles, and pancakes.  Last year, I started experimenting with fresh cranberries and created my Cranberry Orange Muffins and Chocolate Cranberry Muffins.   Oh, I've missed fresh cranberries!  They only make appearances during the winter so I've been anxiously scanning the produce aisles for their return... and at last, they've returned!  Cranberries are pretty tart and sour on their own.  However, when combined with citrus and a little sweetness, their flavor pops with … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Holiday Neighbor Gifts

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Every year I'm at a loss when it comes to holiday neighbor gifts. Because we are in a very friendly neighborhood, we usually have quite a few gifts to give. That's why I'm all for something easy, and more often than not, an edible gift is also a budget-friendly gift. We've rounded up 15 sweet and savory holiday neighbor gifts that won't take a lot of time or money and are perfect for this season's gift giving. . . Sweet & Savory Holiday Neighbor Gifts . Holiday nog pull-apart bread from WhipperBerry . Chips & salsa from All Things Thrifty . Slow cooker cinnamon … [Read more...]