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Bring a little international flair to your Christmas decorating with this handpainted Christmas banner embellished with the phrase, "Buon Natale," Italian for Merry Christmas

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt and may include affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’ve never done much holiday decorating in the master bedroom, but this year, I really wanted to add some simple, festive touches there. Since we are lucky enough to have a […]

Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post may contain affiliate links. #CollectiveBias  Every fall, my favorite local bakery offers a limited edition pumpkin pie milkshake. But like the crisp cool days of fall and gorgeous autumn leaves, it is gone too soon. […]

Click for a video tutorial for how to make a duct tape wallet with accordion sides. Use holiday Duck Tape to make a receipt organizer. This would make a great duct tape coupon holder, as well.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Duck Brand, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. I’m a southerner and a DIYer, so I was already a big fan of duct tape! Now that I’ve discovered the joys of duct tape crafting,  I’m hooked! Today, I’m joining the […]

Holiday Baking Essentials at World Market and Homemade Food Gifts

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. It’s no secret I love holiday baking. Whipping up treats in the kitchen for homemade food gifts, holiday parties or fireside snacking is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Homemade […]

Elegant Black & Purple Thanksgiving Table Decor

Disclosure: I received a free set of dinnerware and glassware as compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love stepping outside my comfortable color palette and bucking tradition when it comes to holiday decorating. Who says Thanksgiving table decor has […]

These simple Thanksgiving table decorations were inspired by fashion runways. And would you believe everything comes from a box? Click for your chance to win a 4-piece feather frenzy table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine.

My dining room table is all set for Thanksgiving with feathers and burlap and mercury glass and shades of green and aqua inspired by the fashion runways! And it didn’t take me any time at all to pull this Thanksgiving table setting together because I used a table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine! This […]

Make up a batch of this yummy lemon curd recipe for homemade holiday gifts. Give it along with blueberry scones and a coordinating tea towel. Find the recipe, printable jar and package labels and an iron-on transfer pattern at AttaGirlSays.com

I love giving homemade treats to neighbors, friends, family and teachers at the holidays. Today, as part of this month’s Crafty Hangouts series, I’m sharing one of my favorite holiday food gift ideas. It’s part homemade, part store bought with a little crafty DIY element. This month, the live craft video hangouts are sponsored by […]

Learn how to make witch's brew punch, a foggy bubbling cauldron and a smoking Jack-O-Lantern, plus lots of other dry ice experiments for Halloween and beyond.

You can’t have a spooky Halloween display without some special effects. A cauldron, plus dry ice and hot water equals a fog effect that will have those trick-or-treaters hightailing it off your porch before they become an ingredient in the witch’s brew! Continental Carbonic, a manufacturer of dry ice with 39 branches in the eastern […]

If love North Carolina barbecue, do yourself a favor and try this slow-cooker, make-at-home version. You'll find recipes for Eastern style and Lexington style sauce. Make your favorite, or try them both, and decided which you like best.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Read my full disclosure policy here. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in enemy territory. In North Carolina, a culinary divide runs through the middle of the state, […]

Best Toys for Father-Son Bonding #TargetToys #Cbias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TargetToys #CollectiveBias. Read my full disclosure policy here. Families that play together stay together. I’m a firm believer in that. Even as our lives get busy and our kids grow older and more independent with their own interests […]