101 Days of Christmas: Gingerbread Snowflake Creams

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I love ginger. Beyond marinating chicken, spicing up my fried rice and making salad dressing zing, ginger is great for baking. It makes me instantly think of the holiday season, curled up in front of my *imaginary* fireplace (someday, someday) with…

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101 Days of Christmas: Hanging Pinecones

Aren't these hanging pinecones amazing? I think they're such a simple, elegant and inexpensive alternative to a wreath. If you're able to gather pinecones rather than purchasing them, it costs even less! And it takes just a few minutes to make. My mom made this to hang on her front door, and I snapped a…

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101 Days of Christmas: Snowman Ornament

My daughter's art teacher (Rita Hester of Tree House Studios for those of you that are local!) made ornaments similar to these with the girls, and I thought they turned out so cute! Simple, easy AND adorable makes them a winner whether you're adding them to your own tree or giving them as gifts. Unfortunately,…

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101 Days of Christmas: Themed Gift Baskets

This post is brought to you by 101 Deals of Christmas at For the Mommas, featuring a steal of a deal every day from now through Christmas: Confession: I have a thing for gift baskets! There's just something about picking a theme and finding the right combination of items to fill a basket or bag…

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101 Days of Christmas: Pocket Pixie Dolls

I was hoping to wait to post this project until I actually finished making my pocket pixie dolls (so I could wow you with my improved skills after my goofy t-shirt bunny!). Unfortunately, we've been super busy, and I'm making slow progress. Even though I'm not done, I wanted to be sure you saw these…

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101 Days of Christmas: Jesse Tree Ornaments (+ Free Printable)

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: A Jesse Tree is an advent project. Each day you color an ornament that represents a bit of the lineage of Christ. The tree begins with creation and stretches through the Old and New Testaments until we reach the wonderful story of…

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101 Days of Christmas: Felt Tree Ornaments

One of my favorite Christmas activities is to make ornaments with my girls. My main goal when searching for ornament ideas is to find very easy projects that they will really enjoy making -- rather than those projects where Mom does most of the work while the kids watch! -- and these are definitely one…

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101 Days of Christmas: Personalized Scrabble Boards

After making these personalized Scrabble ornaments, I started thinking about other ways to use the Scrabble Me! set that I'd purchased (it was only $13 at the time; not sure I would have paid $20 for it!). This cute personalized Scrabble board would make a fun gift for a Scrabble- or board-game loving family. Use…

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