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Happy Holidays: Tea Gift Idea

Did you ever notice the cute containers that herbal teas come in? They make a perfect gift almost already on their own but when you add a cute saying with a sweet little tag it becomes a special little hostess or teacher gift or just pass around to your neighbors. I made a printable for you to print out and wrap around these round containers for a cute tea gift idea. You can just sign your name … [Read more...]

Kids, Creativity & Worthy Causes

Last year I talked about how important it is to encourage creativity with your kids. In fact, I've published a lot of projects designed to encourage kids creativity. Worthy causes are also important to me, especially art education in schools. I believe art not only helps kids learn to express themselves, but teaches them how to be creative in all aspects of their lives. It also teaches them to … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Easy Apple Apricot Crostata

I always feel like the luckiest girl in the world when Jen invites me to be a part of her Happy Holidays event on Tatertots & Jello. I adore Jen and her lovely readers and I always love an excuse to bake a delicious holiday dessert. Today is no exception thanks to this easy apple apricot crostata.. My husband may have said this apple apricot crostata was the fanciest dessert I've ever … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas Part Two!

There's still plenty of time to think of new decorations and craft to your heart's content for Thanksgiving! Here are... 18 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * DIY Burlap Painted Utensil holder @ Uncommon Designs Wood Cookie Place Cards @ Building Our Hive We Are Grateful Thanksgiving Countdown @ The Happy Scraps Repurposed Wood Shutters @ … [Read more...]

Cookie Exchange at the 1905 Cottage!

It's my favorite time of year! And I'm so excited because this is the first year that the 1905 cottage addition is done. I can't wait to spend Christmas in our new home. And one of my favorite traditions is the annual Cookie Exchange. This is the fifth year I have hosted and it really is my favorite. I LOVE meeting new friends and the cookies are amazing. You will love it too! You just make … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Winter DIYs!

The burst of freezing weather we've got outside is telling me it's winter! The part of the season I always look forward to are the fun projects that always accompany the start of a new season--I'm not as enthusiastic about the cold weather. Here are... 18 Winter DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * DIY Wooden Planters @ Remodelando La Casa DIY Wool Scarf Throw Blanket @ … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Jo-Ann Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Hi there TT&J Readers!! I'm Kristyn from Lil' Luna, and I'm so happy to be here today. Jen is my FAVORITE, and is one of the nicest friends ever. So grateful for her friendship and the constant inspiration she provides. The girl is a creative genius! :) Today I wanted to share a simple recipe for Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa. It has become the kids' new favorite winter drink … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Recycled Shirt Cuff Pouch

Hi everyone! My name is Cindy and you can find me over at Skip to my Lou. I blog about crafts, sewing, crochet and beautiful handmade gift ideas. I also love celebrating teachers and have hundreds of teacher appreciation gift ideas. I hope you will come visit me if you are looking for more fun crafts and activities. This recycled shirt cuff pouch is the perfect way to wrap up something small … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Mantel and DIY Paper Thankful Banner!

I know it's easy to go straight from Halloween to Christmas decorating. I have a fully decorated Christmas tree in my dining room right now LOL. But I love Thanksgiving and helping my kids remember all of the things we are grateful for. And this year I am super excited because it will be the first year that we celebrate Thanksgiving at the #1905Cottage! We had a fun time decorating the family … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Friend and Neighbor Gift idea

Hi TT&J peeps! I am Stacy and I blog at Stacy Risenmay - Not Just A Housewife. I am so excited to share with you a super simple gift idea for your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. This idea actually comes from my book called Natural Accents. It is full of easy, affordable (sometimes FREE) projects for your home. Many of them would make great gifts like this glass … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Thanksgiving Turkey Butcher Chart Sign

Hi and happy fall! We are Kristi and Kelli from LollyJane.com, an eclectic DIY blog full of home decor ideas, holiday ideas and yummy recipes. We're excited to be here, thanks for having us, Jen! We are loving this time of year, it's so magical! We get to focus on family and decor and get to put off the stress of Christmas for a few more weeks (; Today's sign is a fun play on the cute butcher … [Read more...]

Free Printable Gift Card Holder

Good Morning TT&J readers! Brooke here from All Things Thrifty, and I am so thrilled to be posting today! Jen is one of my dear friends and the nicest person you will ever meet! What a privilege it is to be here!! Today I am sharing a fun gift idea that can be for just about anyone.... but is especially for the "hard to shop for" person in your life! I have created the cutest … [Read more...]

Grateful For You Printable Cards

Hi Everyone! It's Kiki from Kiki and Company back today to share a fun new printable to make this November one to remember. I don't know about you, but I have a LOT of people that have made a great difference in my life. Some I have never told, some I tell all of the time. Since this is the month of Thanksgiving, I thought this would be the perfect time to write some letters to people who have … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 18 Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas Part Two!

There were so many creative and time-saving Thanksgiving ideas yesterday that I couldn't fit them all in one post! Here are... 18 more Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * * Thanksgiving Cornucopia Table Setting @ Club Chica Circle Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving Tags @ Bloom Designs Online Geometric Clay Place Card Holders @ Delineate Your … [Read more...]