Chocolate peppermint M&M cookies {101 Days of Christmas)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S®. All opinions are 100% mine. Yesterday I shared an easy "layered' brownie recipe with you from the back of the Glad holiday containers package, but Glad & M&M'S also asked me to come up with my own holiday recipe. I knew…

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Black & white peppermint layer brownies {101 Days of Christmas}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S®. All opinions are 100% mine. I love holiday baking and probably spend more time in the kitchen during the holidays (even outside of this crazy 101 Days of Christmas series!) than the rest of the year combined! But packaging up those treats…

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“Thanks a latte” gift card envelope {101 Days of Christmas}

I think Starbucks gift cards make the perfect gift for a coffee lover (assuming they're a Starbucks fan!), but these gift card envelopes are perfect no matter which one is your favorite coffee shop. Just print and cut along the outside line of each template. Use a hobby knife to cut along the short line on…

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Paula Deen’s caramel corn {101 Days of Christmas}

Friends of ours gave me a tin of this popcorn at our end-of-the-year celebration for our homeschool group, and I sent her a message just as soon as I took my first bite because it's that good! I wouldn't even call myself a caramel popcorn fan, but I seriously could not stop eating this stuff. It…

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Chocolate chunk & toasted pecan oatmeal cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

Looking for a "healthier" Christmas cookie that doesn't sacrifice taste in the process? This is the one! Made with white whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats and coconut sugar, these oatmeal cookies meet my criteria for perfect oatmeal cookies -- slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. With toasted pecans and dark chocolate, they're…

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Kids linen spray {101 Days of Christmas}

I don't know about your kids, but mine tend to get keyed up during the holidays...and that's even without the sugar! This kid-safe linen spray that Christina at Plant Therapy shared is perfect for helping your littles one calm down at bedtime throughout the holiday season. Supplies: vodka or witch hazel water Plant Therapy's Kid Safe…

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Printable sparkle box cards {101 Days of Christmas}

We discovered Jill Hardie's The Sparkle Box a couple of years ago, but last year was the first year that we really made it a big part of our holiday celebration. It's one we all really enjoyed, though, and I'm excited to be doing it again this year. The book tells the story of a little boy and his…

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Printable cone angels {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: One of my goals for the Christmas season is to set aside more time for craft projects. Some days' schedules naturally allow for that more than others. For those days when things get busy, I love having a quick and easy craft…

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Merry & bright desktop background {101 Days of Christmas}

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope today is a day filled with love and gratitude for each of you! As we officially kick off the holiday season, grab this peaceful background image to use as a reminder to look for the joy and magic when the stress and chaos starts to overwhelm you! To download the image to use as…

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Royal icing shapes and decorations {101 Days of Christmas}

I think royal icing just might be my favorite discovery of 2014. It's easy to make at home, lasts forever in the fridge (which will be perfect next birthday season, when we have four birthdays in six weeks!) and can be used in so many different ways -- to decorate cookies, hold graham cracker houses together, and now...to…

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