White Elephant Gift Exchange Poem

White Elephant Gift Exchange Poem

White elephant gifts are a popular activity at our family and friend Christmas parties.  The kids particularly like this activity because they get to walk away with a gift.  Part of the fun of the white elephant game is the range of emotions from disappointed, to competitive, to excited. There are many poems and versions… 

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Bright & Colorful Christmas Printables

Whimsical Colorful Christmas Printables

I made these colorful Christmas printables last year, but got busy and never posted them.  My cousin came to our family party last year and asked if I would share them, so I decided to get them up for others looking for  fun, whimsical Christmas decor. I love decorating with printables because you can change… 

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DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

I wasn’t planning on blogging about this project because – let’s be honest – when was the last time I blogged!   I have been getting into the Christmas mood and have most of the Christmas decor out. I have an area downstairs that is where i put all my colorful, whimsical Christmas decor.  I… 

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DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Last year I came across this adorable advent calendar from Twig and Thistle. We were already well into December and it was too late to make one. This year I’m bringing my ‘A’ game to Christmas and I knew I had to make one! I picked up a pack of Wilton 2″ favor tins months… 

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Whimsical Christmas Tree – DIY Christmas Decor

Whimsical Christmas Tree Decor from Makoodle.com

I love whimsical Christmas decor.  It makes me feel like I’m living in a magical elf village.  I saw this cute Christmas vase from Hostess with the Mostess and knew I had to do something similar. I found my whimsical ornaments at Target.  I love the bright colors, glitter, and fun shapes. This has been… 

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Christmas Cheer – Christmas Printable Decor

The Best Way to Spread Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear - Free Printable Christmas Decor - Makoodle.com

Get this free Christmas printable inspired by Elf – “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singling loud for all to hear.” Remember the days when families went around the neighborhood and sang carols to the neighbors?  I don’t either, but I hear it was fun. I am not much of a singer, so… 

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Christmas Tablescape – Winter Wonderland

Christmas Tablescape

Reindeer, snow-covered berries and branches, pine cones, and candles bring together this beautiful winter wonderland Christmas tablescape. I’ve always wanted a formal dining table.  In our old house, we had a small breakfast nook area that was just big enough for us to cram into a small eating area.  In our new house, we have… 

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Smiling’s My Favorite – Christmas Printable Decoration

Smiling's My Favorite

I just like to Smile.  Smiling’s my favorite.  What a happy quote.  Perfect for Christmas. We have already watched Elf once this year.  It may be my favorite Christmas movie. Like many, Christmas is by far my favorite holiday.  I love being with family.   I love the music. I love the food.  I love… 

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Merry & Bright Christmas Printable Decoration

Merry & Bright Printable - Makoodle

I have seen a flood of pictures on Facebook and Instagram of people decorating for Christmas.  I guess that means I have permission to start posting about Christmas now.  (I actually was going to start posting some of my Christmas ideas earlier, but I am just getting to it.) One of the things I love… 

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Winter Apothecary Jars

Winter Decorations - Winter Apothecary Jars

Apothecary jars are a super simple way to decorate for any season.  I have started a collection of apothecary jars and have been filling them with various decorations that tie into the season or an upcoming holiday. For my winter apothecary jars, I found some white gift bows, clear Christmas ornaments, snowball fillers, snow filler,… 

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