Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Totally love this idea!

I am getting ready for my annual Charity Girlfriend Party this Friday.  I am cleaning and getting food prep done this week.  I thought I was all done planning things for this party and then I saw something really cute on my bff Diana's blog Nana Diana Takes A Break that she does with ginger bread boys for guest leaving her home.

Light bulb went off!!  

Here is Diana's post on this cute idea.

I baked Angel Wing Sprinkle Cookies for the girls coming to the party and thought how fun would it be to tie these off in bags and hang them on my advent calendar on my back door.  That way each girl can take a cookie as they leave the party.

All these girls that come to the party are sweet angels in my life so these cookies are a nice reminder of how they make my life sweeter to have them in it.

Thanks Diana for letting me steal,  oh wait steal is such an ugly word,  I mean borrow and be inspired by your idea!!! Yeah that is what it was!!!!

This is my Chalkboard Advent Calendar.  Each day has a cute little brown paper bag.  The brown bags have seen better days so next year I will have to come up with something cute to hang on this calendar instead of the bags.  I am sure I can find something creative and fun.

I baked my "famous" asked for angel wing sugar cookies and sprinkled each one with fairy dust sprinkles.  I then tied them off in a cello bag and hung them on the Advent Calendar.
The recipe for these sugar cookies can be found here on my pinterest board.  So easy to make and so yummy.

Here they are hung on the calendar ready for each girl that leaves the party to take one home for the car ride.  You always need a roader treat for the car ride home right?!!!!

Thanks Diana for this fun little idea.  I loved her gingerbread men hung by her front door and each guest as they leave cuts a little guy to take home.  Super sweet.  That Diana is the hostess with the mostess.

As we slide on down to the big day.  Enjoy all the decorating, shopping, wrapping and baking prep.
I have most of my stuff done and am a head of the game this year.  Just feels like I can relax and enjoy the holidays more being on top of things.

Big Hugs,
Thanks for your visit.
Kris

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Ornaments

  Hope your Thanksgiving was full of wonderful time with family and friends.

I have started my Christmas decor and wanted to show you some of my ornaments on my tree for this year.

My tree each year has many angel ornaments that I have collected or were gifted over the years.  Of course front and center is my beautiful angel Hope.  She is dressed in a vintage Christening gown and wears her pretty jeweled crown.


Hope wears my grandmothers angel brooch.  My sweet grandmother lived to be 2 months short of her 100 birthday.  She always had a pretty pin on her sweaters and this angel was one of her favorites.  So happy to have it on my Hope angel.




My Hope sign added into the tree.










Hope looks so pretty at night with the tree all a glow.


Along with my angel ornaments I like to add nature to the tree too.











Pretty chandelier ornaments add some sweet bling to the tree.




This ornament was gifted to me on a package last year from a dear friend.
















































This is just a sampling of all my ornaments I add to my tree each year.  They all have such wonderful memories attached to them.



 Are you getting your Christmas decor going?  Enjoy this beautiful time of year.  May all your lights sparkle and glow when you plug them in!!!!!!  Happy Decorating.
Hugs,
Kris
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Let The Holidays Begin!

Hi Everyone
Hope your Turkey Day was wonderful.  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for in this family and it was nice to join hands and eat delicious  food around our family table.

Now it is onto the down hill slide into Christmas!


I wanted to show you this cute and  inexpensive advent calendar idea.

Target had these advent calendars with chocolates inside each little door for $2.50.

Target had all sorts of different designs.

My youngest daughter's boyfriend is a huge Star Wars fan so I got this one to make for him.

Abby my 6 year old granddaughter is into Trolls so this one was a cute choice for her.

Every year I make each of my two daughters, SIL and now grand girls an advent calendar that I give them at Thanksgiving.  It is just a fun little tradition we have.  So each year I try to make a craft out of the advent calendars I give them.






I also found this cute Hersey Kisses Calendar at Cracker Barrel.  My daughter loves Hersey's kisses so this one was a cute choice for her.  Love that she gets a little kiss of chocolate each day of advent.


I got these tiny clothes pins with gold and silver glitter on them in the dollar bins at Target.  Gotta love those dollar bins at Target!

I took Elmer's glue and put a strip of glue on each little advent door.



I then added a glitter clip to each of the windows of the advent calendar.  This way I can add something personal to each day and clip it on with the glitter clips.  Each day you get a chocolate inside the window with a little message or toy attached on the outside too.  Just makes these cute little chocolate advent calendars a little more personal and fun.



For my daughters and SIL I added a $1 lottery ticket on each of the windows.
My adult kids love the lottery ticket scratch offs along with a yummy chocolate each day.



I used these fun crackers that you pop open to reveal a small prize on Abby's Troll Advent.  She loves to pop these open to see what fun little prize she got for the day.

These Advent Calendars are just a fun little way to give a sweet treat to your loved ones each day until Christmas.


Now on to another fun item to show you.

I wanted to show you a cute little party favor I did for each of the girls coming to my girlfriend party next week.

I got these cute tote bags at TJ Maxx for 99 cents.  Just adorable and each girl will have a sweet tote to take home all the goodies from the party.  Oh la la just too fun and cute!

I just rolled them up and tied them off with some white ribbon.

Easy Peasy cute 99 cent favor to give each girlfriend at the party.
Some of the sweet tote bags they have out at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx this year are just adorable.  I like to use recycle bags when I go shopping so these are not only eco friendly but super cute.

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now let the shopping, wrapping, baking begin!!!!
Have a great week as we head into the festive days ahead.
Hugs,
Kris