Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

Check out these inexpensive Christmas gift wrapping ideas, including tips for dressing up plain wrapping paper, a tutorial to make make glittery package toppers and a technique for making gift bags out of any kind of paper you have on hand. Before you head out to the store to buy expensive Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons and bows, […]

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You don't have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at Christmas.

How to Use Vintage Decor At Christmas

You don’t have to buy all new decorations to have a beautifully decorated home at Christmas. Scour yard sales, barn sales and antique stores year round to find vintage decor to use at for the holidays. I love the nostalgia of Christmas, and that shows in all the vintage decor I use when I’m decking […]

Join me for virtual tours of eight bloggers stunning porches decorated for the holidays. You'll find lots of Christmas front porch decorating ideas, -- farmhouse, vintage, rustic, French country and more.

Lodge Inspired Front Porch Decorating Ideas for Christmas

Join me for virtual tours of eight bloggers stunning porches decorated for the holidays. You’ll find lots of Christmas front porch decorating ideas — farmhouse, vintage, rustic, French country and more. I’ve heard of being house-proud, but can you also be porch-proud? Because I’m pretty enamored of mine, and I could tinker out there all […]

Take a peek behind the scenes of a beautiful holiday home tour to see what's really involved in decking the halls for Christmas. There's lots of glitter and bins and mess, just like at your home. But this holiday survival guide has some good tips for managing the stress and chaos of holiday decorating and approaching it in a systematic way. #ad #WhenToWine

Holiday Survival Guide: Managing the Stress & Chaos of Decorating

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My holiday survival guide has some great tips for managing the stress and chaos of holiday decorating while enjoying the season. In a few weeks, I’ll be sharing my Christmas home tour filled with dozens […]

I love all the vintage and rustic Christmas decor she used to decorate this gorgeous stone fireplace mantel for the holidays.

Cozy Fireplace Mantel with Rustic Christmas Decor

I used vintage and rustic Christmas decor to transform our stone fireplace mantel and hearth into a cozy and warm focal point for the holidays. Grab a seat and kick your feet up and enjoy my favorite spot in the house. When I need to relax, I settle into my denim club chair in the […]

Subscription Boxes for Everyone on Your Shoping List

Subscription Boxes for Everyone on Your Shopping List

Give the gift that keeps on giving with these subscription box ideas for everyone on your shopping list. When I was a kid, I loved getting surprises in the mail. It was such a joyous thing to open the mailbox and find something unexpected, just for me, amid all the bills, magazines and junk mail […]

Christmas Front Door Decorations

Lodge Inspired Christmas Door Decorations

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. It contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. Recreate a cabin in the woods setting at home with these lodge-inspired Christmas door decorations you can use year after year. I’m so excited with how our lodge-inspired Christmas front […]

Lint rollers are great for cleaning up pet hair, glitter and small messes on fabric, carpet and upholstery. Put away the vacuum and check out these cleaning hacks using a lint roller. #ad #RollAwayLint

Time-Saving Cleaning Hacks with a Lint Roller

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #RollAwayLint #CollectiveBias Cleanup and chores are about to get so much easier when you try out these clever, time-saving cleaning hacks using a lint roller. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve met […]

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For those nights when you're too busy to cook, here's a recipe that is ready in 15 minutes.. Our family enjoys this Italian sausage pasta with mushrooms, onions and asparagus, but you can use any seasonal vegetables you have on hand. And did I mention that it only costs $10 and makes enough to feed six people? Dinner doesn't get much easier. #sponsored

Easy Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

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Taco night meets Manwich thanks to this tangy, quick and easy chicken taco recipe that is ready in less than 15 minutes. #ad #ManwichTonight

Quick & Easy Chicken Taco Recipe

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Set out a tasty spread of classic southern dishes, including Nashville Hot Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle Bites, mini pecan pies bourbon Cheerwine soda cocktail, to watch "The CMA Awards." #CMAAwards50 #worldmarkettribe #ad

Nashville Hot Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffle Appetizer

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Forget all that pumpkin spice and caramel apple nonsense. Cinnamon and sugar is the hot flavor combo for fall. Snickerdoodle cookies are great. But you have to try these 21 amazing snickerdoodle recipes for everything from muffins to martinis. Which is your favorite snickerdoodle recipe?

21 Ways to Up Your Snickerdoodle Recipe Game

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Once you try this homemade hot dog chili recipe, you'll never buy canned again! It's also great on burgers!

Easy Hot Dog Chili Recipe

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Need a refreshing treat to beat the summer heat? This snickerdoodle frappe recipe, which combines the flavors of caramel macchiato, cinnamon and chocolate, really hits the spot. And you don't have to leave the comfort of your house -- or air conditioning -- to get it! #sponsored #indelight

Snickerdoodle Frappe Recipe

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The next time you're craving takeout make these Thai red curry noodle bowls instead. They're packed with garden fresh vegetables, plus they're quick and easy to make. #sponsored #WorldMarketTribe

Thai Red Curry Noodle Bowls

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Switch up the menu at your next summertime cookout with these delicious grilled sandwich recipes. Serve up a selection of deli meats, Sargento® Sliced Cheese, grilled vegetables and bread for a sandwich that is out of this world! #ad

Summertime Grilled Sandwich Recipes

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Kick your summer cocktail game into overdrive with this frozen tropical lemonade, spiked with homemade infused pineapple rum. And unlike most infused liquors, this fruity rum only takes 10 minutes to make. #ad #worldmarkettribe

Tropical Frozen Lemonade with Pineapple Rum

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This fiery homemade limeade recipe gets its kick from jalapeno-infused bourbon. It's a slow summertime sipper that pairs well with tortilla chips. #sponsored #FoodShouldTasteGood

Jalapeño-Infused Bourbon Limeade Recipe

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A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!) Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

Kentucky Derby Party Menu & Recipes

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Looking for some Cinco De Mayo food to serve besides traditional salsa? Check out this garden-fresh, calabacitas-style salsa made with zucchini, corn, squash, onions and jalapenos. It's great paired with your favorite chips and Mexican beer. #foodshouldtastegood #sponsored

Calabacitas Salsa: Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

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Looking for quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids? Try these stuffed pita breakfast sandwiches, filled with sausage, cheese and other toppings. Goes great with a glass of Nesquik. #ad #stirimagination

Breakfast Ideas for Kids: DIY Stuffed Pitas

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A delicious and easy homemade strawberry jam recipe, plus free printable canning labels for a variety of jams, jellies, preserves and pickles.

Easy Strawberry Jam Recipe & Canning Jar Labels

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This stuff is like sunshine in a glass! Take your tastebuds on a Hawaiian vacation when you mix up this easy, all-natural, no-sugar-added recipe for homemade POG juice. It's also a great substitute for orange juice in cocktails.

Hawaiian POG Juice Recipe

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If you love cheesecake and pecan pie, you have to try this mashup. The pecan pie cheesecake topping is made with maple syrup, butter and brown sugar. #ad #saraleedesserts #pmedia

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Topping

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This homemade lasagna recipe , made with sausage and lots of ooey-gooey cheese, is a family favorite. Though you make it from scratch, it's a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for family dinners, potlucks or weeknight meals. It's the ultimate comfort food. Serve it with a salad and garlic bread to make a delicious Italian meal.

Homemade Lasagna Recipe

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If you're looking for a meal to serve on cold winter nights, this hearty minestrone soup recipe definitely fits the bill. It makes enough to serve a huge crowd, with plenty more for leftovers. #ad #simmeredintradition #ragu

Hearty Minestrone Soup Recipe

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Add this easy-to-make popcorn snack mix to your football party food lineup. Don't forget to serve it in color coordinated bags featuring your favorite players' jersey numbers. #BringtheBOOM #ad

Game Day Food: Team Colors Popcorn Snack Mix

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Hey football fans, check out this chicken and waffles recipe for mini buffalo-blue cheese bites. They're full of flavor and just the right size for snacking while tailgating or watching the Big Game. #GameDayTraditions #ad

Buffalo & Blue Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe

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The next time you're craving fast food, give this chicken sandwich recipe a try. Fried southern-style chicken with spicy ranch sauce, bacon and avocado slices, paired with sweet potato fries with a homemade spicy boom-boom dipping sauce. #ad #farmtoflavorrecipes

Spicy Avocado Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich Recipe

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These easy Asian Turkey Sandwich Wraps are the perfect lunch-on-the-go. Made with lean turkey, brown rice, veggies and whole wheat wraps and served with a spicy peanut sauce. #sponsored

Easy Asian Turkey Sandwich Wraps

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Treat your Valentine to one of these easy pie crust cinnamon sugar hearts. They're a great dessert on their own or you can use them to add a romantic touch to ice cream, pie or mousse.

Easy Pie Crust Cinnamon Sugar Hearts

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The Food Lion Frugal Cookoff is all about teaching busy families how to prepare healthy and cheap easy meals using everyday ingredients. Get the award-winning recipe for Healthy Fish Tacos, Mexican Potatoes and Corn & Black Bean Salad from the North Carolina Food Lion Frugal Cookoff #sponsored #FrugalCookOff

Cheap Easy Meals With the Food Lion Frugal Cookoff

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Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas from Your Craft Room

Check out these inexpensive Christmas gift wrapping ideas, including tips for dressing up … [Read More...]

Check out these adorable Thanksgiving turkey crafts you can make with leaves. Click to find links and instructions for them all.

Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts To Make With Leaves

Check out this collection of 19 adorable Thanksgiving turkey crafts you can make with … [Read More...]

Make this red front door Christmas ornament for your tree in less than 15 minutes using office supplies!

Red Front Door Christmas Ornament

These Red Front Door Christmas Ornaments will add a colorful pop to your tree. Made from … [Read More...]

Looking for Thanksgiving craft ideas that are fun for the whole family? These goofy gourd turkeys are simple and inexpensive to make. Click for the full tutorial

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas: Goofy Gourd Turkeys

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Keep the birds happy and well fed all winter long by making a Tobacco Stick Christmas Tree that doubles as a feeder. Construct a simple frame out of tobacco sticks, paint it and then hang homemade birdseed ornaments from hooks. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Rustic Tobacco Stick Christmas Tree Bird Feeder

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Bring a little sparkle and shine (and lots of glitter!) to your Christmas decorating by making a jeweled Christmas wreath using vintage rhinestone jewelry.

Jeweled Christmas Wreath Made with Vintage Jewelry

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Turn Dollar Tree gourds in gorgeous Thanksgiving place cards with metallic paint. Copper looks great with traditional fall colors. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Painted Gourd Thanksgiving Place Cards

Turn faux gourds from the dollar store into gorgeous Thanksgiving place cards with … [Read More...]

These fall fireplace mantel decorating ideas combine cedar wood, cotton bolls, pumpkins, lanterns and colorful fall leaves. The design is inspired by a rustic fall harvest.

Cedar Planked DIY Fireplace Screen

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Use metallic paint to transform $1 wall signs into an oversized fall leaf garland for the mantel, staircase or porch. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Oversized Metallic Fall Leaf Garland

Use metallic paint to transform $1 wall signs into an oversized fall leaf garland for the … [Read More...]

I saved this silverplated tray from the Goodwill pile. In less than 15 minutes, repurpose an old silverplated tray into a festive jack-o-lantern wall hanging or wreath for Halloween.

Painted Jack-O-Lantern Tray

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Think beyond the traditional wreath as you're planning your fall door decor. Here, a farmhouse style vintage mailbox holds an arrangement of seasonal florals.

Fall Door Decor in a Vintage Mailbox

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A lovely fall wreath featuring painted, gilded pumpkins on a grapevine form. I love the nontraditional colors of aqua and lavender.

Pumpkin Decorating Ideas: Metallic Foil Pumpkins

Do you love glitz and glam as much as I do? Then you're going to love these pumpkin … [Read More...]

Crafts and breakfast buffet ideas inspired by the movie The Secret Life of Pets. #sponsored @petsmovie #TheSecretLifeofPets

“The Secret Life of Pets” Fun Family Breakfast

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Skip the junky, overpriced kids' vacation souvenirs and start a pressed penny collection. Kids will enjoy making and collecting the pennies on your family travels, and they can showcase their collection in this DIY map shadowbox.

DIY Pressed Pennies Souvenir Map

Start an inexpensive collection and commemorate your family travels with this DIY pressed … [Read More...]

Star Wars fans will love this DIY NERF gun target shooting game. This inexpensive project will keep kids entertained as they battle their favorite villains from the Star Wars movies.

DIY Star Wars Target Shooting Game

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Showcase your favorite vacation memories on an inexpensive DIY photo rail made from a 1X4, wooden cutouts and mini clothespins. #decoartprojects #sponsored

DIY Nautical Picture Rail for Vacation Photos

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Inspired by a $2,000 Pottery Barn hutch and server, we built this outdoor buffet table for around $150. A project like this is easier than you think. We are beginners, and this is our first building project!

DIY Potting Bench & Outdoor Buffet Table

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Is your dad handy and hands on? Then he will absolutely love this DIY chalk art made from a vintage hand saw. The quote is from Frederick Douglass, and it's perfect for Father's Day. Click for step-by-step instructions for how to make your own.

Vintage Saw Chalk Art for Father’s Day

Learn how to make a unique chalk art sign from a vintage hand saw. The quote makes this a … [Read More...]

Remember your vacation always with these beautiful seashell crafts.

25+ Gorgeous Seashell Crafts To Make This Summer

If you're planning a beach trip this summer, be sure to bring back a bucket of shells so … [Read More...]

Looking for a DIY father's day gift that is easy, inexpensive and sentimental? Make dad a set of personalized wooden photo blocks for his desk. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Chip Off The Old Block DIY Father’s Day Gift

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Here's a great way to display those shells you collected on your beach vacation. It's really easy to make seashell artwork, with very little effort and expense. Get the step-by-step instructions here.

Easy DIY Seashell Artwork

Create a keepsake of your summer vacation by making your own easy DIY seashell … [Read More...]

Transform an old window into patriotic American flag art using vinyl. Click for step-by-step instructions, plus the free cutting file.

American Flag Art from an Old Window

Learn how to transform an old window into patriotic American flag art to display for … [Read More...]

Think stain is just for wood? Think again? See how I transformed a galvanized bucket into a planter with patina using color stain. #sponsored #decoartprojects

Galvanized Bucket Makeover with Color Stain

Think stain is just for wood? Think again! I'll show you how I used color stain to … [Read More...]

This homemade hand salve is an excellent moisturizer for dry skin, hands and feet. The citrus mint fragrance smells amazing. You can make your own for a fraction of what you would pay at bath and body stores.

DIY Citrus Mint Hand Salve for Dry Skin

This homemade citrus mint hand salve smells amazing, and it is super moisturizing for dry … [Read More...]

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