Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

My dear blogging friends,

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  I just wanted to send you all warm wishes during this time of year.   I hope Santa was good to you and that you all remembered the true reason for the season.  I don't know if I'll have time to blog much this week so I want to wish you all a very Happy New Years as well.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Hostess Gifts

It’s the Holiday Season…which means Holiday parties.  If you’re struggling with an idea for what to get for  hostess gifts, I’ve listed some frugal, yet fabulous ideas below.  Now all I need is a party to attend…I’ll be set.

Beach Chair Wine Bottle Bow Tie. Order them here.

Personalized Bucket filled w/ Holiday Treats. Order them here.

Personalized pillow covers. Order them here.
Wine bottle accessories. Order them here.
Embroidered Guest Towels, Set of 2. Order this here.
A cookbook wrapped in a Holiday dish towel and wooden spoons!
Hope everyone is having a great week! 11 days till Christmas!!!!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DIY Christmas Décor!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  Hope y’all are having a great week so far…and if any of you are taking exams/finals…I wish you all GOOD LUCK!  My fiancé and both of my roommates are in their 1st semester of law school so it’s been a little crazy and stressful around my house….I tend to stay out of their way and play on Pintrest on my down time.  I am loving all of the Holiday ideas and decoration from that site and just wanted to share some of my favorites that I’ve seen so far this year. 
Write something “Christmas-y” on a chalkboard and put it over the
 mantle…this could last all the way through February too!
Fabric Covered Poster Board Christmas tree cones.  Click here for instructions.
DIY ornaments…Styrofoam covered in glitter.  Much less expensive than the
big ornaments at the store.  Click here for instructions.
I love these…toothpicks in plastic spheres spray painted white and covered spray-on snow!
Acorn Cap Ball. Click here for instructions.
Christmas frame using wrapping paper.  Click here for instructions.
Dollar store fake fruit + glitter = these beauties you can use to decorate!
Marshmallow snow garland for a party décor!! Click here for instructions.
Wrap candles with holiday ribbon. Click here for instructions.
Painted pine cones.
Button tree! Click here for instructions.
Snowman out of wreaths!
Brilliant!  Ornaments hanging from dining room chandelier. Click here for instructions.
Clean pine cones on ribbon.  So simple, yet so pretty! Click here for instructions.
Snowman Tree
Easy Christmas table centerpieces….here’s an easy way to make these as topiary’s:  Click here
Hand Santa-tizer. Click here for instructions.
Woodland Labels. Click here for instructions.

Have any of you tried to do or make any of these things?  I can’t wait to be married and have a house one day so I can do some of these things.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Hello Blogging friends of mine.  Hope y’all are doing great.  I’ve been super busy lately with work, going to the gym, wedding stuff…which we got our Save-The-Dates in the mail this past week…yay!!!...so I’ve been addressing envelops and all of that good stuff….BUT, I did make the time to make some Holiday Treats.  My future brother-in-law came home this weekend so we all celebrated Christmas at the “Honea’s” and I thought I’d bring some kind of creative dessert. 
These are SUPER easy to make and are absolutely delicious.  There is a trick to this recipe however - Eating just one!  Bon Appetit!

What you need:

1 package Oreo cookies
1 package of white/dark Nestle chocolate chips…whichever you prefer
1 package of (Andes) peppermint sprinkles
Wax paper

How to make them:
Melt white chocolate.
Dip each Oreo in the white chocolate, then lay out on wax paper
Sprinkle with peppermint sprinkles.

Let them cool for about 30 minutes and ENJOY!