Let’s Celebrate! 15 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

DIY tassel garland

Can you believe it's already time to ring in the new year? I swear 2014 was here and gone faster than a pan of brownies, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited to see what 2015 will bring. If you're all about welcoming the new year with a New Year's Eve party, you'll love these New Year's Eve party ideas we've rounded up for you this week. We've found everything from confetti-dipped balloons to a sequin photobooth. . . 15 New Year's Eve Party Ideas . Confetti-dipped balloons from Studio DIY . New Year's Eve centerpiece from No Biggie . DIY tassel garland from Linen, Lace … [Read more...]

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Merry Christmas friends!  Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?!  This time of year is so magical, and busy!  With it being so busy you're bound to need a last-minute gift idea at some point. Today I'm sharing this Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket.  It's a perfect last-minute gift idea for anyone, a busy working mom - the neighbors - family - or friends. I tried to keep this gift at around $20 for the total cost, I might have gone over by a smidge because of my mixing bowl.  You can shop the dollar store, and grocery sales to make this idea even more budget friendly. Here's what you … [Read more...]

iTunes Gift Card Christmas Packaging

iTunes printable gift card holder

I've so enjoyed sharing last-minute gift ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! Today my friends Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com are visiting with a fun iTunes gift card Christmas packaging idea. Hello! Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com. We're so excited Tauni invite us over to share a last-minute gift idea. During the holidays we love to keep a stash of gifts handy, because having a gift to pull out at just the right moment is a total #SupermomMoment. A stack of iTunes Gift Cards are a must have for our stash because everybody loves getting one, but … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

14 Favorite Christmas Tree Crafts

wood Christmas tree craft

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

whole wheat chirp cookies

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...]