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Happy Holidays: Reindeer Food Tubes

The Christmas season is SO magical! One of our favorite holiday traditions is sprinkling a little reindeer food out in the yard on Christmas Eve. A fun holiday activity is making the reindeer food with the kids. I like to have it all done well before Christmas Eve and in years past we've always had a little bowl on the counter until it was sprinkle time. Honestly it drove me a bit nuts having … [Read more...]

Using Basic Layering Pieces to Create 3 Different Holiday Tablescapes !

I love setting a pretty table for different holidays and occasions. And now that I'm all settled into the #1905Cottage, I am so excited to entertain my family and friends in my new dining room! And with so many big holidays coming up I thought it would be fun to try to come up with some tablescape ideas using basic pieces used in different ways for Thanksgiving, Christmas AND New Years. So I … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Snowy Village Book Ends

Hi there Tatertots and Jello readers, I'm Ashley from Cherished Bliss and I'm so excited to stop in today and share this little tutorial with you! This year I've really tried to use everything from our Christmas storage boxes and donate what I don't need anymore. As I was sorting through everything I came across these old Christmas village houses that I remember buying for my husband and … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Mini Christmas Stocking Garland

Hi there Tatertots & Jello readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I'm excited to be sharing a simple Christmas sewing project with you, this Mini Christmas Stocking Garland. These little stockings are not only cute but oh so easy to stitch up! I made five for my garland but you could easily make more to make a longer garland. You can also give the individual stockings as … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Christmas Wish List Ornaments with free printables!

Hi there! It's Jen and Jodie from Eighteen25 and we're back again to show you how to whip up some perfect little Christmas Wish List ornaments. You know we are crazy for Jen's Home+Made line and we knew we had to come up with something using these Kraft Pocket Tags. We love to see what the kids have asked Santa for in years past so we thought this was a fun way to preserve those. Here's … [Read more...]

[$100 Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway] Christmas Decorations You Can Make That Don’t Attract Pests

One of my favorite all-time projects for the Christmas season has been sturdy topiaries. This project shows you how to bring a natural look to your mantel and Christmas decor without worrying about attracting pests. (These Christmas decorating tips brought to you by Orkin.) I love holiday DIY - obviously! But I was surprised to learn, and you might be, too, that a lot of holiday decorations … [Read more...]