Duct Tape Christmas Trees and Duct Tape Mania

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Glitter Duct Tape Christmas Trees
A couple of months ago I was sent this awesome book called Duct Tape Mania from the fabulous crafter Amanda Formaro.  There are so many awesome crafts and ideas in this book, and I had the help of a couple of little boys to help me decide which craft we were going to tackle.  Not only that, but we were so inspired by the book that we even created our own craft, Duct Tape Christmas Trees. All of our kids love duct tape crafts, but the boys really had a great time deciding which one of the awesome crafts in

Tea Cake Cookies

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Tea Cake Cookies
Hi PinkWhen Readers! I am so excited to be back here today sharing how I made one of my favorite Christmas cookies even more delicious! For more holiday recipes, I’d love if you stopped over at Old House to New Home.  These Tea Cake Cookies are AMAZING! Jam Filled Tea Cake Cookies Everyone has their favorite Christmas cookies. For me, I love the traditional cookies that have been passed down from my Grandmother like English Matrimonials and Scottish Shortbread. My grandma makes the absolute best shortbread and I look forward to them every Christmas. Tea Cake Cookies Another favorite in my

A Magic gift and #WishesDelivered

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year UPS works tirelessly to deliver everyday wishes throughout the holidays.  Not only the holidays, but every day throughout the year.  This year UPS wants to share all of these stories with a magic gift of #WishesDelivered. For every wish that is submitted with the #WishesDelivered hastag on Twitter and Instagram, UPS will donate $1 to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & GIrls Blub, or Toys for Tots) up to $100,000.  You can also submit your wish

Map and Swallows Shadowbox Tutorial

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Map and Swallows Shadowbox Tutorial
Hello PinkWhen readers! I am Bethany, and I blog at Whistle and Ivy. Ever since I made this Bat Swarm Shadowbox, I have been loving the look of the 3D and have been on the lookout for shadowboxes at thrift shops. I finally found an old one, and I knew what I wanted to do with it, make this simple map and swallows shadowbox.     For this project you will need: New or thrifted shadowbox Old Map Short Pins Cork Board Paper Swallows (I cut mine on a cutting machine)  Map and Swallows Shadowbox I found this awesome shadowbox

Do you do the Downton?

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Downton Abbey Products Available at World Market for a limited time only
Do you do the Downton? If so, you are going to want to be at Cost Plus World Market this Black Friday November 28, 2014 for some AMAZING products!  Check out all of the fantastic products you can find for a limited time only, and only at World Market. Do You Do The Downton? This year World Market has partnered once again with Downton Abbey. This coming weekend (11/28-11/30/14) the first 100 people in the door each day will receive a special tea cup gift and tote bag with purchase.  You can see those beautiful cups below. Do The Downton

Simple Caramel Dutch Apple Pie Dessert

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Simple Caramel Dutch Apple Pie Dessert
I love a lot of things about the holidays I love, and food is up there at the top of the list.  The only caveat is the amount of time spent in the kitchen.  While I love to cook, I also love to spend time with my family and friends and that can be difficult if you have a small kitchen like I do. One little trick I have learned is to buy something already made and give it that “lagniappe” to make it taste homemade. Today I am going to share with you this delicious trick with Marie Callender’s

Easy Thanksgiving Entertaining

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Easy Thanksgiving Entertaining and Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream #shop #cbias #Feast4All
Holiday Cooking doesn’t have to all be done from scratch.  You can find Easy Meals to help you and your family spend less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying each others company for Thanksgiving.  All it takes is a Digiorno® Rising Crust® Supreme Pizza and Nestle® Toll House® Pumpkin Spice Refrigerated Cookie Dough.  Check out this how these two things can be incorporated in Easy Thanksgiving Entertaining ideas. I ran to my local Walmart and into the frozen food aisle for pizza to pick up the Digiorno® Rising Crust® Supreme Pizza. Easy Thanksgiving Entertaining After grabbing the pizza,

diy Sunday Showcase 11/22, & FAVS!

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Welcome back to the DIY Sunday Showcase! Are you ready for Thanksgiving next week?  I cannot believe how fast time is flying. Can you?  I have already started thinking about Christmas presents and have some of the house decorated with a mixture of Christmas and Thanksgiving. It’s going to be 2015 soon! OH MY! Speaking of the holidays, I grabbed a few of your links last week and created this fun Christmas Cookie roundup.  You can find some of your cookies in the list:   Now let’s share our favorites from the pasty last week and see then take a

How to Freeze Avocados & More with the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System

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How to Freeze Avocados with the Ziploc Vacuum Freezer System
  Freezing foods has always been a goal of mine.  I don’t even want to think about how much food this family of six has wasted over the years because I failed at saving my leftovers, or saving my food before it went bad.  That’s all about to change, because I was given this opportunity with Vibrant Nation to review their Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System.  Not only and I going to review and share with you the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System, but I am also going to share with you how to freeze avocados & more! I was

JOY Christmas Sign Tutorial

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DIY JOY Christmas Sign
Last week I shared with you my easy shopping experience on with this post on how to organize your craft before crafting it. Today I am going to share with you how I made the JOY Christmas Sign with this simple and easy tutorial. It doesn’t take long, and it’s such a pretty addition to the home. JOY Christmas Sign Here is a list of supplies you will need for this project: paper mache letters metallic paint in gold white poster frame glue dots I ordered the large paper mache letters because I really wanted them to stand out from the