Fabric-wrapped tabletop trees {101 Days of Christmas}

We've wrapped styrofoam trees in burlap, covered them in cupcake liners and feathers, coated them in glitter, and stuck gum drops in them, so it only seemed fair that we try wrapping them in fabric this year! It took me a couple tries to get this just right, but I love how it turned out,…

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Easy eggnog fudge {101 Days of Christmas}

I love eggnog and I love fudge, but what really makes this recipe great is that it uses just a few simple ingredients and doesn't require a candy thermometer, so it's easy to whip together whenever you have a craving for eggnog! This is also a great recipe to make with kids (or to have…

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Maple chip biscuits {101 Days of Christmas}

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I am not sure there are words to adequately describe just how tasty these are, but I promise you need to try them. With all the crispy, buttery goodness of homemade biscuits plus the unmistakable flavor of maple syrup, these mouthwatering biscuits would be perfect for Christmas morning (move over, cinnamon rolls!) or a Christmas brunch. I…

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Gluten-free gingerbread {101 Days of Christmas}

Gingerbread is one of the quintessential flavors of Christmas, and King Arthur Flour's Gluten-Free Baking Mix makes it easy to adapt this Christmas favorite for family or friends who can't have the traditional cookies. With royal icing piped on top, these cookies are both cute and tasty. My family loved them as much as regular gingerbread,…

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Burlap bow ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

Although last year was "the year of burlap," I couldn't resist trying one more burlap project this year! These sweet ornaments would look beautiful as the only decoration on a simple Christmas tree or sprinkled among your regular ornaments. Supplies: wired burlap ribbon twine hot glue gun Directions: Cut two lengths of ribbon, 8" and 6" long.…

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Honor the fallen with Wreaths Across America {101 Days of Christmas}

Our girls are part of our local American Heritage Girls troop, and I love the emphasis on serving the community and honoring our country. Last year we did those things through many different events, and one of my favorites was the wreath ceremony that took place at a local cemetery in Winchester, VA. There were many Civil War…

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Handwritten printable gift tags {101 Days of Christmas}

Growing up, we always bought the packs of colorful, illustrated "Santa" tags for $1-2, but I love that the internet makes it so easy to find pretty, trendy tags that match your style without the designer price of some of the high end brands in the store. This year, I'm excited to use these "handwritten"…

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German pfeffernüsse {101 Days of Christmas}

Pfeffernüsse, aka pepper nuts, are a traditional German cookie featuring aromatic spices and a sweet icing. Like any good cookie recipe, there are dozens and dozens of variations of the spices and ingredients used, but all bakers agree that the result is a spicy, dry cookie that is small enough to grab by the handful! As…

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DIY reed diffusers {101 Days of Christmas}

A reed diffuser is another way to embrace the scents of Christmas throughout the holiday season. While the scent won't be as strong as a room spray or an electronic diffuser, these will add a light scent to the air, especially when used to a smaller room. The options for scent combinations are virtually endless, as are the…

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Hot cocoa in a jar {101 Days of Christmas}

I haven't been able to stop thinking about this idea since I made meringue angel kisses a few weeks ago, and sure enough, these little jars turned out just like store-bought individual hot chocolate packets...except so much cuter! To start, I modified the Alton Brown hot cocoa mix from our first 101 Days of Christmas to make individual servings.…

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