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

Christmas Pull Apart Tree

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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Decorated Pumpkins Round Up

Hello everyone!  How is everything going?  It’s the first week of October which means Halloween is in full effect.

So this is a throwback to the very first round up that I did last year.  Yes, I did a round up last October featuring decorated pumpkins.  So I wanted to show them off again because they are still really cool.

Enjoy!

Cinderella-Pumpkin

Cinderella Inspired Pumpkin from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Studded Pumpkins

Studded Pumpkins from The Crafted Sparrow

Sequins Pumpkins

Sequins Polka Dot Pumpkins from Sugar Cloth

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Blue Porcelain Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

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Pumpkin Cage by Craft PassionCraft Passion

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Gold Bling Pumpkin from The Swell Designer

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Coastal Pumpkins from Crafty Morning

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Unicorn Pumpkin from The Party Parade

Confetti Pumpkin

Confetti Pumpkin from Madigan Made

Fabric Pumpkin Makeover 2

Peacock Pumpkin from Home on the Corner

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Maps Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you know that Christmas is getting closer and closer?  It’s crazy!

If you know me, you know that I love maps and travel.  LOVE THEM!  My living room is travel themed, my bedroom is Paris themed, and I’m that weird person who picks up a Jungle Cruise Map in Disneyland (yes you can actually do that).  I love arrows, explore signs, wander signs, globes, the whole shebang.  So the round up this week is awesome things that you can do with maps.

Enjoy!

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Vintage Map Wrapping Paper from The Chic Site

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Decoupaged Tray from Today’s Creative Life

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Travel Sign from Home on the Corner

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Memories Map Bracelet from Peanut and Olive

Photo Map

Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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DIY Glass Map Necklace from Touch of Tay

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Vintage Map Lampshade from Pretty Handy Girl

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Free Printable Vintage Maps from Pillar Box Blue

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Gallery Wall from Home on the Corner

Back to School Round Up

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It is unfortunately nearing the end of summer and that means that many people are going back to school.  Now, I am done with school, but because Mom is a teacher I feel like I am reliving the first day of school.  And there are lots of things that people do on the first day of school, but here are some of my favorite ideas.

Some of these are for parents, some are for kids, and some are for teachers.  So enjoy!

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First Day of School Photos from Passion for Savings

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Cute Student Gift from Teach with Laughter

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DIY Duct Tape Locker Pockets from Fiskars

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Do Not Disturb Folders from I Am Camping Teacher

Hands Tree

Hand Tree Artwork from Candace Ashment Art

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Rolling Homework Station from 4 Men 1 Lady

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Middle School Survival Kit from Mom Unleashed

Bright Future

Bright Future Student Gift from Lessons with Laughter

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Dollar Store Homework Caddy from Simply Made Pretty

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DIY Time Capsule from I Heart Crafty Things

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Travel Tips and Tricks

Hello!  I hope everyone had a good and safe 4th of July!  I know mom and dad’s furry kids were good with the fireworks, and my cats were a little scared but nothing too bad.

With summer in full swing, people everywhere are taking road trips.  Now, I wish that I could travel more than I do now, but it isn’t going to happen anytime soon.  So to curb my hunger for adventure, here are some travel tips and tricks for you on your next road trip.  Enjoy!

Carry-On

I haven’t been on too many flights but I can say that it is hard to pack a carry on bag.  Arzo Travels lays out an awesome list of everything that you should pack in your carry on bag for your next flight.

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Who doesn’t like snacks?  Especially for a long trip you definitely need to have something to eat on the road.  Live Laugh Rowe gives her list of snacks that she likes to pack for a road trip.

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We all love our pets and we love them so much so that sometimes we want to take them with us on our adventure.  The Every Girl complies a list of things to pack and look at when wanting your furry friend to go on an adventure too!

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If you are traveling somewhere by car and not by plane, it can be hard to figure out how to pack your car.  Stuffed Suitcase shows us how she packs her car for long road trips, which is very helpful!

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If you are going on a trip soon, you may need to pack a lot of small items for your adventure.  Polka Dot Chair gives us some ideas on things to pack to make traveling just a little bit easier.

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Sometimes when you are taking a road trip, you are taking the whole family with you!  Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, Dylan Too gives us some great ideas of things to bring when traveling with kids.

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Did you know that there is a “proper” way to pack a suitcase?  Business Insider gives us this awesome diagram on how to properly pack for your next trip.

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With everyone using technology for everything nowadays, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a plethora of apps that were reliable for travel?  Carry On or Bust compiles a list of apps that they use when traveling that make your life much easier.

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This is a HUGE thing!  Obviously you want to be safe while traveling and it would be terrible if things got stolen from you.  Wise Bread gives a good list of things to take into consideration when you are traveling.

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Finally, it’s not really travel tips and tricks, but my trip to Washington last summer.  I had so much fun and even give you a small itinerary for my week long trip.  Click here to check it out!

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