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Christmas recipes, party ideas, articles, and more.

It Came Just the Same!

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“He HADN’T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!”
How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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12 Splendiferious Grinch Recipes

Your heart’s a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch…

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But these snacks inspired by the Grinch will have your heart growing to two times its normal size!

Whether you’re brave enough to go see the new Grinch movie (sense my sarcasm?) or you’re just a fan of the original book/movie, these great grinchy treats will have you banging your tartinkers and slanging your sloo-slunkers!

12 Splendiferious Grinch Recipes

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  1. Grinch Cake
  2. Grinch Candy Bark
  3. Grinchy Rice Krispie Treats
  4. Grinch Cake Balls
  5. Grinch Ice Cream
  6. Grinch Smoothie
  7. Grinch Pretzel Bites
  8. Grinch Cookies (dairy free!)
  9. Grinch Cake
  10. Cut-Out Grinch Cookies
  11. Grinch Popcorn
  12. Green Grinch Fudge

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9 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite bookworm? These cute ideas from Etsy are sure to be well-loved by any book lover!

9 Stocking Stuffers for Book Lovers

Light up a cozy reading nook with a themed candle. This little Etsy shop has candles themed for every fandom, including Harry PotterGame of Thrones, and many, many more.

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This Literature of the World map showcases where famous novels took place. This is one piece of art that any bookworm will love!

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Nothing pairs with a good book like a pair of cozy socks! These socks can be customized to be a variety of colors.

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Give your favorite bookworm a cuppa she’ll love with these Novel Teas. Each tea tag contains a quote about books or from a famous author.

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This message in a locket is a great gift for someone close to your heart. Select a pre-made message or customize it to suit your occasion.

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Give your bookworm some flair with this Bookworm pin.

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Every book lover has a collection of mugs…and this Chapter Mug makes a great addition to any collection!

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Track books read, to read and favorite passages with this awesome reading journal.

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Most bookworms will agree…the book is (almost) always better. This cute key chain is the perfect reminder.

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9 Beautiful Advent Calendars

Well, Thanksgiving is a mere hours away which means, according to the law of the land, the countdown to Christmas can OFFICIALLY begin!

Now I know some of you crazy people are already listening to Christmas music and have trees glowing in the windows, but the arrival of Thanksgiving means it’s just full steam ahead until the big day arrives.

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is counting down the days until Santa’s arrival, especially if you have little kids! With these fun advent calendars, you can count down the days until Christmas with some fun little trinkets to help tide the kiddos over!

9 Beautiful Advent Calendars

Kids will love this pretty Bottle Top Calendar. Fill each day with small candies or coins.

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This beautiful Embroidery Hoop Wreath calendar is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas!

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Elegant and decorative, this Paper Cone Advent Calendar can be filled with candies, toys, sweets and more. You could also use this to count down days to a wedding!

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Fill these little Tree-Topped Bottles with fun family activities for a December to remember.

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Kids will love opening these Paper Gingerbread Men to find gift cards, candies, cash and more!

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Use paper cups to craft this adorable Santa Advent Calendar.

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Once you pop, the fun won’t stop! This Balloon Advent Calendar is one you’ll want to repeat year after year!

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This Pink and Copper Advent Calendar is almost to pretty to take apart! Add ornaments and other trinkets to make your calendar extra festive.

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Let the fun rain down with this Chandelier Advent Calendar. This would also be a fun way to count down the hours until New Year’s!

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12 Alternative Christmas Trees

It’s (ALMOST) the most wonderful time of the year…

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I love having a tree in the living room for Christmas; however, my living room is so small that it can barely even hold our furniture, let alone a decorated tree.

I’ve mainly used artificial trees in my years of apartment living but last year I decided to try a small, little tree…a la Charlie Brown. While it made the apartment smell amazing, it also shed needles all over the carpet that I’m STILL finding now almost a year later.

UGH.

This year I’m seriously considering trying an alternative Christmas tree…one that I can hang on the wall or make from something I have around the apartment already.

In case any of you are in the same boat, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite ideas! Made with pieces of wood, ladders, boxes and more, these alternative Christmas trees are a great way to bring the holidays into your home without worrying about needles all over the floor!

12 Alternative Christmas Trees

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Shelf Tree

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Wooden Tree

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Garland Tree

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Box Tree

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Fringe Tree

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Wood Branch Tree

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Ladder Tree

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PVC Pipe Tree

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Fairy Light Tree

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Wooden Plaque Tree

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Trinket Tree

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Framed Ornament Tree

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Merry Christmas!

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December 25, 2017 · 8:33 am

8 Handmade Hostess Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

Are you traveling for the holidays? Thank your hostess for everything they’ve done with one of these awesome homemade hostess gifts. Sure, you can pick up a box of chocolates on the way or spring for a $15 bottle of wine, but what better way to show someone how much you care than with something that’s homemade?

These fun crafts also make great gifts or stocking stuffers, so even if you’re not going to someone else’s house for the holidays, you can make one of these little trinkets for a quick and easy gift idea!

8 Handmade Hostess Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

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  1. Rosemary and Peppermint Scrub
  2. Slate Coasters
  3. Recipe Box
  4. Painted Utensils
  5. Monogrammed Cheese Board
  6. Crystal Wine Stoppers
  7. Hot Chocolate Gift Set
  8. Homemade Vanilla Extract

 

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