Christmas Treats

Hello!  It’s getting colder and kind of rainy around here!  So it’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Well…at least for this area of California.

So I love snacks and snacking, which is what this post is all about snack foods for Christmas!  Some are more traditional and others are more fun.  Either way, they are all delicious and ready to eat.  Enjoy!

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Rudolph Brownies from Your Cup of Cake

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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark from Idea Hacks

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White Chocolate Snack Mix from Dinner Then Dessert

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tree from Home Stories A to Z

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Christmas Tree Brownies from Betty Crocker

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Snacks from Fork and Beans

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Melted Snowman Bark from Princess Pinky Girl

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Christmas Pull Apart Tree from Delish

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Grinch Popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting

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Christmas Mantles

Hello!  It’s getting even closer to Christmas and everything is turning festive!  I’m getting excited!  And my tree will be up shortly and decorated all in pink.  I’m very excited!

This week I’m showing off some of my favorite Christmas mantles.  Now, I don’t have a mantle in my apartment, but I love looking at them.  Plus there are so many different ideas and ways to decorate.  So, if you have a mantle and need some ideas, here you go!  Enjoy!

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White Rustic Christmas Mantle from The Lily Pad Cottage

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Plaid Christmas Mantle from Refresh Restyle

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Turquoise Mantle from Traditional Home

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Winter Wonderland Mantle from Organized Clutter

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Groovy Pink and Orange Mantle from Jennifer Perkins

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White and Silver Deer Themed Mantle from Mom 4 Real

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Red and White Christmas Mantle from Sand and Sisal

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Blue Wall Christmas Mantle from Swoonworthy

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Simple Mantle from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

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Black and White Mantle from Posh Pennies

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Vintage Pink Ornament Christmas Tree

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving We had a nice, quiet day and now I have been busy Christmas decorating! Its always fun to unpack the boxes and relive the special memories some of the pieces have.

I have been collecting some vintage ornaments for several years now. My dad gave me a box of vintage Shiny Brights that had been his moms and I have loved them ever since. I have even picked up some pink ones for Lauren. Not all are vintage, but when mixed together, they look pretty nice.

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I had seen this idea a while back and finally got around to making it. I picked out some pink and silver ornaments in various sizes. I took some wire and shaped it into a triangle. My wire was pretty thick and sort of hard to work with, but it was all I had on hand. Just be sure whatever you get is strong enough to hold the ornaments, but easy enough to bend.

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I snipped a bunch of little pieces of thinner wire to attach each ornament to the tree shaped wire.

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I curled each piece by wrapping it around a pencil. These will be my ornament hooks.

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Most of my ornaments didn’t have a hanger on the top so I took a small piece of narrow black ribbon and hot glued it inside the opening.

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Once my ornaments wee ready, I measured the sides of my triangle and marked the sides where I wanted to add wire across.

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I cut another piece of wire to place across my triangle. I cut each one a little longer than the width of the tree. This will give a place for my ornaments to hang. I attached each side with thinner wire and a little bit of hot glue. I also curled the ends of each one.

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I started placing my ornaments on my wire tree, moving them around until I got the placement I wanted.

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This will be perfect for Lauren’s pink Christmas!

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I also made this cute little topper with some scrapbook paper and a metal key.

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I can’t wait to see this hanging in Lauren’s home! Do you have any other ideas for vintage ornaments? I would love to hear about it!

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Christmas Crafts

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and had a wonderful time with friends and family.  But now that Thanksgiving is over, you know what that means…

CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to get the crafting started.  So here are some easy and cute crafts that are perfect for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

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DIY Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath from Mama in the Deep

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DIY Sliced Wood Christmas Ornaments from Hip 2 Save

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Festive Christmas Tree Garland from Home on the Corner

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Mini Woodland Wreath Ornament from Thrifty and Chic

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Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament from Consumer Crafts

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Glitter Candlesticks from I Love to Create

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Popcicle Stick Sled Ornament from The Craft Patch

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DIY Button Garland from One Thousand Oaks

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DIY Sparkly Branches from Momtastic

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Picket Snowman Countdown from Home on the Corner

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