Christmas Countdown: 9

We’re in the single digits! Here is an ADORABLE homemade ornament idea from Things you will need for one ornament: • 2-inch Smoothfoam ball (available in a 6-pack at Joann’s) • Red craft felt • Ribbon • Hot glue sticks and glue gun • Scissors Click the link at the top of the post … Continued

Christmas Countdown: 10

Here’s another idea for a Christmas decoration! This one is from Fill a bowl with colorful fruits and berries, and then top it off with evergreen cuttings. Here you see limes, non-poisonous nandina berry, and Clementine oranges. Call us for your evergreen clippings! Tweet Share +1 Share

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Here’s a great cookie idea! The subtle hint of peppermint in the sugar cookie is so delicious (I can say that from experience). Candy Cane Cookie Recipe 1 C. butter, softened 1 C. confectioner’s sugar 1 egg 1 t. vanilla 1/2 t. peppermint extract 2 1/2 C. sifted flour 1/2 t. salt 1 t. baking … Continued

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Here’s a great craft for the whole family! It’s from and you can visit the link above for helpful illustrations and extra tips. Family Tree Skirt Materials 60-inch square of red stretch velvet (1 2/3 yards of 60-inch-wide fabric) Black fabric marker Yardstick Scissors Mug Tacky glue or thick fabric glue 5 ½ yards of … Continued

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About this time of year we’re all in need of a little comic relief. Here’s a laugh from the Reader’s Digest website. 12 Funny Things Your Christmas Tree Says About You Tweet Share +1 Share

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Today is going to be one of the best days in the Christmas Countdown because you all are getting the recipe for what I like to call nut puff cookies. They are also known by many other names such as, Italian wedding cookies, Russian tea cakes, and butterballs. No matter what you call them they’re … Continued

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Here’s another idea from the Reader’s Digest list of Budget-Friendly Decorations! Red coffee berries are so great for Christmas! They can easily stand alone in a vase and add a touch of Christmas cheer to any room. You can get cylinder vases at the dollar store or you could even use wine bottles or mason … Continued

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This recipe from a blog titled: alison eats. is for the more adventurous holiday baker. These take a little extra effort, but they are totally worth it! Peppermint & White Chocolate Macarons Tweet Share +1 Share

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Here’s a Christmas craft that we really love! A candy stick vase! Time needed: 1 hour Materials needed: Aluminum Can (a cylinder vase from the dollar store will also work) Candy sticks Double-sided foam mounting tape Ribbon Plastic cup Instructions: To make one, first snugly wrap 3 or 4 rings of double-sided foam mounting tape around … Continued

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We know holiday parties are in full swing right now. If you’re still in the planning stages check out these adorable themes from The Crafted Sparrow! Gingerbread Cookie Party Tweet Share +1 Share