Pony bead candy canes {101 Days of Christmas}

As a mom, I can often use the reminder that the simplest crafts are the ones that my girls enjoy the most, and this one is no exception. Yesterday afternoon during quiet time, I pulled out the pipe cleaners and pony beads and asked my 5 year old if she could make candy canes. What…

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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas {101 Days of Christmas}

With early sunsets and cold evenings, we enjoy family movie night a little more often in December, and I’m already making lists of which movies we’ll be watching from this year’s 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family. I absolutely love Polar Express, and watching it together is one of our annual Christmas traditions, but we also…

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Skeleton key ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

I'm really wishing I'd posted this idea yesterday just to be "punny," but I unfortunately didn't even think of that until this very moment! I love skeleton keys, and we bought a set from Pottery Barn several years ago for my office. But as we've been redoing the loft to serve as a homeschool room / office…

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Easy no-sew sachets {101 Days of Christmas}

Our master closet has been a nursery for as long as we've lived in this house (even though Jackson has never actually slept in there!), and we have two large Ikea wardrobes in our bedroom instead. The one downside of these wardrobes is that they often leave our clothes smelling stale. I'm not sure what…

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The stockings were hung artwork {101 Days of Christmas}

I first "met" Melissa Beaver through Instagram. I love the way she captures the every day moments of motherhood and her commitment to intentional community. She is also an incredible artist and owner of The Lovely Words, an Etsy shop featuring her prints and Scripture memory cards. I asked Melissa if she'd be interested in creating a…

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Printable candy bar wrappers {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Here's a gift idea that's cute, easy, and fun! These printable Christmas candy bar wrappers are also inexpensive, so you could make a whole basket full to share with friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. or use them as Christmas party favors. As…

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Pine cone and holly berry wreath {101 Days of Christmas}

My mom is the queen of wreaths. Three years ago she made these beautiful hanging pinecones for her front door, but two years ago she was preparing to move and last year she was living in Florida (where pinecones just don't quite fit...), so she hasn't made a Christmas wreath since. But this year...this year…

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Austrian kipferl {101 Days of Christmas}

Ancestor to the croissant, kipferl cookies are fragile crescent-shaped cookies that literally melt in your mouth. Made from ground almonds, they have the slightest hint of almond flavor and a sweet vanilla sugar coating. These cookies are so good that my husband fought over the last cookie of both batches I made. Despite their "fancy" shape, they're…

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Gifts for the person who has everything {101 Days of Christmas}

It's always a challenge to buy gifts for the person who "has everything." Of course these people don't actually have everything, but whether they're wealthy or not, they have all that they want or need, which can make it hard to purchase gifts that will be special and not just create clutter. Photos & Artwork…

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DIY word necklaces {101 Days of Christmas}

I love words. I love to read a quote that resonates in my soul or select a single word that summarizes everything I want to say all by itself. After we made the DIY photo keychains last month, I began looking into different versions of "word" necklaces. I saw many with pages cut from dictionaries, but I…

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