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Hand Painted Holiday Magnets


Jazz up your fridge with hand painted Holiday Magnets made from wooden craft store ornaments

My fridge was looking a little neglected this season, we collect magnets from all the places we visit but none of them really say ‘Christmas’. Besides it was time to clear out the clutter of expired coupons and calender magnets from 3 years ago anyway. On my craft store travels I picked up three three packs of wooden ornaments from Michael’s to make these holiday magnets. My favorite is the little reindeer with his gold antlers.

*I am a member of the Glue Dots® Design team. I received free product from the company in exchange for working with them. All opinions and ideas are my own [Read more…]

Nutella Rice Crispy Treats


Take your holiday baking to the next level with Nutella Rice Crispy Treats decked out in fancy candy coating

There is some holiday magic in these bars. My Nutella-hating husband (we all have our flaws)  has even polished off half a pan. They’re pretty as bars but I plan to cut the next batch into squares for my cookie trays [Read more…]

HO HO HO Holiday Sign



Combine luxurious suede paper, cheerful foil striped paper and a festive metallic frame for a HO HO HO Holiday Sign

We’re giving lots of photos as gifts this year. I was in Micheal’s checking out the frame sales when I found this metallic red frame (there were a few other colors and some with glitter but we stay away from that lest we have another Disco Baby incident). After a quick stop at in the scrapbook paper aisle I headed to check out with this holiday sign in my mind. Yes, for once, something actually turned out like I had imagined!

*I am a member of the Glue Dots® Design team. I received free product from the company in exchange for working with them. All opinions and ideas are my own

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Toasted Almond & Cranberry Bark


Whip up a pretty and festive Toasted Almond & Cranberry Bark drizzled with dark chocolate in minutes perfect for holiday gift giving or cookie trays
Some Christmas treats are too easy to seem real, this recipe for Toasted Almond and Cranberry Bark is one of them. With the help of a brick (literally a brick, I asked my husband to buy me some on his way home and he originally laughed at me for describing it like that but then apologized when he saw it) of vanilla almond bark and a few basic ingredients you can whip up a gourmet looking holiday treat to fill cookie trays and holiday gift tins. [Read more…]

Reindeer Christmas Word Searches


New for 2016 – Christmas Crossword Puzzle

Two Free Printable Reindeer Themed Christmas Word Searches

Get ready for the holidays with two new Christmas word searches! I love Christmas carols and one of my favorites is Rudolph, as I kid I was so psyched when I finally learned all the reindeer names!

They are available for download for free: Reindeer Word Search

Feel free to print as many copies as you need (make sure you set the printer up for landscape printing) for classes, church groups or family & friends. If you would like to share the word finds I’d appreciate it if you sent people my way by emailing/sharing the link to this page instead of the file. These files are provided free of charge to my readers, do not attempt to sell or otherwise profit from their use.

If you’re looking for more holiday word finds don’t forget to check out the ones from years past: Snowmen & Holiday Songs Christmas Word Searches, Christmas & Nativity Word Searches