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Christmas Scented Packages

Christmas Scented Packages Nothing beats the anticipation of getting a present for the holidays and wondering what’s inside.  It’s even more exciting if the wrapping on the present is pretty and inviting.  One way to capture the spirit and scent of Christmas with your gift wrapping is by using a collection of dried fruit and herbs tied with a satin ribbon or some twine.  Things like dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, greenery cuttings, rosemary sprigs, and star anise make packages look festive and smell even better.  The aromatic bouquet stand…

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Personalizing Holiday Cards

Personalizing Holiday Cards Sending out holiday cards is not as common as it once was, so when we do send them out, we want to make sure they’re memorable and reflect who we are.  A lot of that has to do with branding and identifying a style that consistently represents us.  Have you ever received a card or a present from someone and known exactly who it was from because you recognized their style?  That’s just one example of branding.  One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from a…

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Holidays - Printable

Most Wonderful Time of The Year

  Most Wonderful Time of The Year I’ve always loved plaid, and I especially love it at Christmas time.  There’s nothing more festive to me than seeing colorful red and green tartans decorating the home for the holidays.  It’s such a fun pattern on linens, throws, pillows, and especially Christmas packages.  I wanted to combine my love of Christmas with my love of plaid to create a holiday printable for the most wonderful time of the year.  There are actually two variations of this printable–one in red and white and…

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Holidays - Homemaking

Christmas Gingerbread Cake

Christmas Gingerbread Cake Gingerbread is the smell of Christmas to me.  The yummy combination of molasses, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger immediately lifts my spirit and puts me in a Christmas mood!  What’s so great about this Christmas gingerbread cake is that it’s easy to make and decorate, plus it tastes delicious!  If you’re looking for a dessert for your holiday meal or a gift for someone special, try this tempting goody…you’ll be so glad you did! Recipe For the gingerbread cake, I used Allrecipe’s instructions and frosted it with buttercream. …

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Creating Home - Holidays

Christmas Plaid Tablescape

Christmas Plaid Tablescape Decorating for the holidays is so much fun–especially tablescapes because you can use your creativity over and over again to come up with something new every time!  My favorite items to collect are table linens, dishes, stemware and flatware, and I try to come up with new ways to use them as I rotate them throughout the season.  Today’s Christmas plaid tablescape has some elements that I’ve shared before, but with some new twists! Layering I’ve found the key to interesting tablescapes is layering.  Whenever I design…

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