DIY Inspired Christmas Decorations 2013

by Dinah Wulf
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Yay! We finally reached the politically correct time of decorating our home for Christmas… Thanksgiving weekend.  I was lucky enough to have my Dad, step mother, and brother in town from the east coast.  It was a really special time for me. This was also the first year in a very long time that I […]

Two Dozen Easy Elf on a Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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So I realized that when I wrote the post Elf on a Shelf Ideas last week, I was making this whole thing WAY harder than it had to be.  I guess because of Pinterest, and other fabulous and creative Bloggers, AND it was my daughter’s first year doing it, I felt pressure to find unique […]

How to Make a Large Bow with Ribbon

by Dinah Wulf
Large Bow DIY

Just face it… not every gift you give someone fits perfectly into a box that can be easily wrapped.  Sometimes you have to get creative and come up with an alternative to cardboard boxes and wrapping paper.  I recently purchased a gift for my brother and had to do just that… come up with a […]

Recycled Christmas Card Bottle Cap Magnets

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Magnets

I love Christmas family cards because it showcases my friends and their families as they grow over the years.  The whole family is dressed up and looking their best.  The only problem is that the cards sit in a drawer, get tucked away in a box, or even get tossed in the trash.  Looking at […]

Ribbon Christmas Tree Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Ribbon Tree

Hi everyone! I am very excited to share a craft with you all and so appreciative to Dinah for letting me share it here. I’m all about simple crafts because I’ve been known to start a project & leave it half finished (we won’t talk about how many I have going right now!). This Ribbon […]

Elf on a Shelf Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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Now that my daughter is three and a half, I decided to start the Elf on a Shelf tradition this year.  I am so excited about it… I just think she’ll love it. Being the planner that I am, I decided try out a few ideas while she was at school the other day.  Not […]

7 DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
DIY Christmas Ornaments For Kids

Thinking of new holiday crafts to do this year, I realized that I have done a few very easy to make Christmas ornaments.  So, I thought I’d put together a round-up of seven DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids today! Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments for Kids This one is a popular one that I did when […]

Vintage Inspired Ornaments 15 Minute Craft

by Dinah Wulf
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Guess what? It’s time for another Craft Lightening! Today I am sharing how to make a Vintage Inspired Ornament in fifteen minutes. I wanted to make some more ornaments to match the vintage handkerchief ornaments I made the other day. Here is what you’ll need: Clear glass or plastic ornaments Craft paint in the colors […]

Easy Winter Forest in Apothecary Jars

by Dinah Wulf
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Sometimes the simplest things make the prettiest decorations. I found these cute little sparkly green trees the other day and decided to make this easy winter forest in apothecary jars for my fireplace mantel. Apothecary jars are such a great investment for someone like me who loves to decorate and throw parties. I wait until […]

Stenciled Monogrammed Placemats Tutorial

by Dinah Wulf
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I love my Thanksgiving placemats.  They are simple, black and white, with a script style.  It has words like, “gratitude”, “share”, “Blessings”, and “thanks”… perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner party.  BUT you know me, and I had to spruce them up a little.  I thought a little shimmer of gold would be a nice touch.  […]

Vintage Handkerchief Ornaments

by Dinah Wulf
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One of my most favorite things about helping with the decorations a Vintage Inspired Baby Shower was going antique shopping with my Mother-In-Law and collecting vintage handkerchiefs.  I bought so many of them because I kept finding so many beautiful colors and patterns and even shapes. Now that the baby shower is over, I have […]

5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes

by Dinah Wulf
5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes

With the holidays just right around the corner, I thought I’d put together 5 Tasty Holiday Cocktail Recipes.  These are all original recipes written and concocted by David Edessa.  For all of David’s fun cocktail party recipes check out his Cocktail Corner! Apple Cranberry Cider Ingredients: 2 quarts (8 cups) Apple juice 2 cups cranberry […]

How to Make a Citrus Floating Candle

by Dinah Wulf
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My brother was on Facebook the other day and a friend of his posted a picture of how to make a candle from an orange.  I thought that several of these citrus floating candles would be perfect for an evening summer party centerpiece. We were visiting our dad recently and decided to try it out […]

Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits

by Dinah Wulf
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I have seen a few Pringles can cookie tins on Pinterest.  They are cleverly wrapped and hold the perfect sized cookie.  I’ve seen them wrapped with Christmas paper complete with a bow and I’ve seen them wrapped like a Mummy for Halloween.   These lovely ideas inspired me to create these Recycled Pringles Can Gift Kits […]

Recycled Christmas Cookie Tin

by Dinah Wulf
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Every year for Christmas we get several yummy treats as gifts… it’s the best!  It seems, however, that every tasty indulgence comes in a tacky Christmas tin.  Why is that?  I love receiving these tins because they are so useful.  You can use them for organization in your pantry, craft room, office, or bathroom.  This […]

Silent Night: Christmas Eve Sleeping Tips for Kids

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Eve Sleeping Tips for Kids

For children, going to sleep on Christmas Eve can be difficult. After all, there is much to be excited about. For parents, it may be difficult to remember those days when all you could think of the night before Christmas was what Santa may possibly leave under the tree. If you are having difficulty in […]

10 Creative Ways to Display Your Christmas Cards

by Dinah Wulf
Christmas Card Display

It’s that time of year when our letterboxes are inundated with little gestures of goodwill in the form of Christmas cards. For many of us, these cards tend to accumulate in a pile on the sideboard, but giving them pride of place around your home is easy and can become an interesting part of your […]

Puerto Rico’s Eggnog Coquito Punch Recipe

by Dinah Wulf
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If you would like to try something different from the Christmas eggnog that you prepare every year; I suggest you try the Coquito. Puerto Rico’s eggnog and it is delicious. Traditionally it is served in Puerto Rico during Christmas, New Year and The Three Kings Day. However, it’s also a great celebration drink for any […]

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