Snowball Cookie Recipe

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There’s just something about being snowed in close to Christmas that makes me want to bake cookies.  Maybe it’s the way the oven helps heat the house a little more, maybe it’s the smell of the cookies cooling on the counter, or maybe it’s snuggling in your sweats and enjoying some freshly baked cookies with […]

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White Hot Chocolate with Caramel & Toffee

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This post is sponsored by West Elm.  All content and opinions are always 100% my own. I have a love/hate relationship with the approaching winter months.  While I hate saying goodbye to the longer days and crunchy leaves, I LOVE the coziness of winter.  There’s just something about snuggling up under a warm blanket with […]

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Winter Wreath: Pine Cones and Coffee Filters

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It’s always a little depressing for me to take down Christmas decorations.  But I do admit to liking the clean slate that January brings, and I love minimally decorating for the winter season.  This year I made a winter wreath out of pine cones and coffee filters: First – my new favorite way to make […]

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GP: The Scrappy Housewife: holiday burlap banner tutorial

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I am excited for you all to meet Christina.  What?  Another Christina blogger?  Oh yes.  We have many similarities (she goes into it below) it’s a little creepy.  But not creepy?  This super cute tutorial she’s sharing – for a holiday burlap banner!  OK maybe it’s a little creepy, because this is totally something I […]

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Picture Frame Tray

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Just the other week, we had a little storm in my area. It was named “Hurricane Sandy”. Not sure if you’ve heard of it Well stinkin’ Sandy knocked out my power for 4 long days, and I haven’t ever been so thankful for running water, hot showers, flushed toilets, and the internet!  I know that […]

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