Oh what an afternoon! Another FIRST in the books!!! I hosted a wreath making party inspired by my dear friend Tania @thebendflowercompany who hosted one in her new space in Bend, OR last year and said it was a total blast! We laughed, we learned and we all left with the most beautiful wreaths to… Continue reading Wreath Making Party
Nothin’ like a lil’ Christmas Bunko Party to kick-start the holiday festivities! This morning my head is spinning, my cheeks are sore and my mouth is still watering from the new dessert I baked up for the festivities! These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting from @eighteen25girls were DELISH!!!! The cake was moist, the… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Secret Santa’s 🎅🏼 already?!!! Oh yes, people. The season is here!!! And with it comes a quick and simple new packaging idea!!! I mean, if you have a paper cup anywhere in your house, and a lil’ ribbon 🎀 , you too, can make this adorable little giftbox! Materials needed: 1 paper cup scissors small… Continue reading Quick and Simple Packaging
Did you see my instagram post last week? It was PARTY WEEK at the elementary school and we decided to do a Candyland theme, including an oversized Candyland game I created for the 3rd graders. It was such a hit! Well, this little project is what sparked the idea! To continue with the Candyland theme,… Continue reading Homemade Ornament
Do you ever get an idea in your head and you JUST HAVE TO DO IT?!!! It all started when I saw these adorable red lanterns on Krystal of Simply-girly.com's Instagram feed. She said they were from Walmart, of all places. I had never been to a Walmart Superstore and had no clue where the… Continue reading It’s a Candy kind of Christmas
Happy holiday break, y'all! How's it been?!!! We have traveled, ate a LOT, walked a LOT, shopped a LOT and are now about to bring in the new year. I just can't believe it. Time...slow down!!! Every other year we are in California for Christmas. My parents live in a little town called Willow Glen,… Continue reading Holiday Lights at Mimi & Papa’s
Anyone else have an Elf on the Shelf? Oh my, the search is REAL each morning! High, low, in food, wrapped in ribbon. This little guy has been all over the house causing creative mischief. Oh and the giggles that ensue. It's so soooo worth it to be up early every morning watching the mad… Continue reading Elfie is SOOOO CRAZY this year!
There are so many traditions around this time of year. Most of them, I truly enjoy! But the kids LOVE THEM ALL!!! When I was little, I remember having an advent calendar at home with little ornaments that you velcro'd to the felt tree and by December 25th, that felt tree was decorated from stump… Continue reading Advent Calendar
I love love LOVE a signature cocktail! It sets the mood for the evening, whether it's a girls get together, a family gathering or just a dinner party with friends. I don't know about you but I have been pinning away ideas for ages and was a bit stumped as to what I wanted to… Continue reading Cheers to the Holidays!
Aaaahhhh! *Sigh of relief* I have officially put the holiday boxes away and what is out is out. What didn't make it out, isn't coming out this year, and I am OK with this. I am REALLY OK with this! I am so OK with this that the birds are chirping and the angels are… Continue reading The “Halls are decked” for 2017