Today, I’m thrilled to welcome Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet and her Floral Christmas Wonderland Party to the blog. Here in Georgia, we’re looking at 68 degrees on Christmas Day, so an outdoor dinner party isn’t at all out of the question. Wouldn’t it be relaxing to have an adults-only evening in the middle of […]
A multi-layer fondant cake that wows has it’s place on dessert tables, but other times, you want quick, easy and inexpensive. But of course, you also want cute. These 3-D Christmas tree cake toppers provide the wow — quickly, easily and cheaply. Here’s how to make them. (Did you miss my Christmas Crafting Party? What […]
When I was little, my church sponsored a store where kids could shop on their own for Christmas gifts for their moms and dads. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, to get to pick out, with my “own” money, mommy and daddy’s presents. So it occurred to me last year how much fun […]
I love tissue tassel garlands, but I’d never made one before. It is really so much easier and faster than I thought it would be! But I also thought it would be fun to dress up the garlands a bit. So here’s how to make my Christmas Tree Tissue Tassel Garland!
Confession time: I have not wrapped one single Christmas present. And my ornament boxes are still sitting in the living room. But bring on Christmas! It’s coming whether I’m ready or not! And since Christmas with the hub’s family is this Sunday, it’s time for me to print out some Christmas gift tags and get […]
All week, I’ve been sharing my Easy, Last-Minute Christmas Ideas. (See How to Make a Greenery & Ornament Swag, How to Style Your Dining Room, and How to Make a Christmas Ornament Garland if you’ve missed the other posts.) But today, I’m sharing my Mock Martha Christmas Cookie Trifle.
I’m sure you’ve seen this idea loads of places, and if I knew how to figure out who came up with it first, I’d gladly link to them. But this was my first year trying a Christmas Ornament Garland, so I thought I’d document the process for you. It is ridiculously easy. So easy, that […]
I thought it might be helpful to illustrate my thought-process in creating a table setting. This is my family’s Christmas table, but you can use this same process for any party table. It’s really all about layering, and deciding when you have enough.
Today, I’m so excited to be back on the blog! It’s been a long time!! Before Thanksgiving, I was overwhelmed with Party Kit orders — which is a good problem, I’m not complaining. Then we went on vacation and I actually took a vacation instead of working every night, so that was a total treat. […]
A gift of hot cocoa mix is always welcome, whether it’s a holiday token for the neighbors or a party favor. The girls and I made a big batch of hot chocolate mix as favors for our Pink Pig Party. It was an easy and quick project, from making the mix to dressing up your […]
At our budget-friendly Pink Pig Party, the activity and treat were one and the same: decorating pink pig cupcakes. I found this idea from Executive Homemaker via Tip Junkie and modified it to make it easier for kids, with less clean up for moms. Here are the step-by-steps!
One of my favorite little details from our Pink Pig Party were the pigtail candy cane twists. I used an easy tutorial to shape leftover Christmas candy canes. Here are a few extra tips and the easy trick to making the pigtails!
Here in Atlanta, we have a Christmas tradition that stretches back 50 years. In 1953, our hometown Rich’s Department Store (now Macy’s) introduced Priscilla the Pink Pig.
I like to change up my wall art at Christmas. Not everything — especially since we just redecorated and I’m in love with everything — but I do like to change up some things. Free printables are a great way to get that done! Here are some of my favorites this season.
Since we’ve had kids, I’ve made my own Christmas planners. But as you know, I’m no designer and have always hated that my planner wasn’t living up to its cuteness potential. (Guess that’s a little Martha-ish of me, but oh well.) So this year, I went searching for cute planners. Here are my favs. From […]
It’s Day 3 of my Christmas Freebies Week and today, I’m featuring the best free printable Christmas tags. Don’t miss my Letters to Santa and Letters from Santa collections. Coming tomorrow: Christmas Planning Guides. (‘Cause even though it’s just two weeks away, and I’ve been busy, my approach is not what you would call “organized.” […]
At our house, Santa always leaves thank you notes for the milk and cookies. What about you? Does Santa write your kids in response to their gift lists or offerings? (This year, Santa is getting mik, cookies, carrots and a fish tail Rainbow Loom bracelet in Christmas colors.) Here are my favorite Letters from Santa […]
I’m making it Christmas printables freebies week on the blog and we’re kicking it off with free printable letters to Santa. My two keep altering their lists and I can barely keep up with what Santa may be bringing. Later in the week, I’ll feature letters from Santa, Christmas tags and more, so keep coming […]
Got a small business owner in your life? Here are some holiday gifts that would make her happy. (Or buy for yourself; I won’t tell!) For all the links, visit me on Chickabug today! (Note: this is not a sponsored post. Just things I use and love!) Thanks, Heather, for allowing me to use your […]
This is a great way to get your Christmas cards written with your friends while the kids write their letters to Santa — best of both worlds! It’s also perfect for December birthdays.