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Holiday Recipe: Snowmen Cookies


I had so much fun playing with and creating the cute little faces on each snowman cookie! My mother and I made these for the annual cookie trade at the local Baptist church. Snowmen Cookies Shortbread Cookie Ingredients: Adapted from Betty Crocker • 1 cup butter, at room temperature • 3/4 cup sugar • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract • ½ teaspoon almond extract • ½ teaspoon salt • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350° Mix the wet ingredients in a … [Read more...]

Quick Gift Idea: Twizzlers In A Jar


If you’re looking for a super quick gift idea for the holiday season this year, this pretty jar of Twizzlers, courtesy of Catered Crop, is perfect. Not only does it double as decoration, but it serves multiple people, so it would make a fantastic gift for your co-workers while adding a festive touch to the office. You could also bring it as a welcome addition to any Christmas party. To create the look, you’ll need: • A large package of Twizzlers • Quart sized jars with … [Read more...]

Homemade Simmering Spices


It's the season again to come in from the cold and dark nights to warm houses filled with family and friends. The holidays are a time where many are busy entertaining and being entertained, so much so that it may be hard to catch your breath. When you do fill up your lungs with air, the aroma of fresh evergreens, warm roasts, and simmering cider on the stove announces that it is holiday season. Simmering spices are any combination of fragrant botanicals or herbs added to water to steam and … [Read more...]

Quick Gift Idea: Drawstring Gift Bags


Giving gifts is always fun for me. I feel that it's the thought and details that go into that special moment, that truly make that gift extra meaningful. Here is a very easy way to give a gift! I used these soft cotton bags with a drawstring closure and the cutest personalized pinback button and gift tag to take gift giving to the next level. I love that the bag and pin can be used again, making great memories last even longer. The drawstring gift bag fits all kinds of treats and … [Read more...]

Holiday Recipe: Stained Glass Cookies


I’m a huge cookie-baking fan during the holidays, like so many are. Along with my favorite thumbprints, sugars, frosted, and the nutty variety, I wanted something to stand out this year. I was on the hunt for a new recipe— and a new Holiday cookie look! I was inspired by the cookies I saw over at Modern Mom. Stained Glass Cookies Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe. Ingredients: • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 cup … [Read more...]

DIY Potato Stamp Gift Wrap


This craft is great for kids and adults alike! I enlisted my toddler niece Lucy to apply paint to each potato, as I needed it. I gave her all the credit in how beautifully the wrapped presents came out. There are several shapes to choose from, and the sky is the limit. I went with a chevron/tree-like shape, with green paint, a triangle with red paint, and a star with the yellow paint. At first, I was overwhelmed with the decisions: Should I place the shapes close? Should I build with shapes … [Read more...]

Winter Sleepover Party Favors


Ok. So aren't some of your best memories as a child, the fun sleepovers you had? Those late nights, the chatter, the friendships that blossomed and yes… the bags under the eyes! It was all part of the fun, so why not create a winter sleepover party for the kids. Here I have planned a very cozy winter sleepover with hot cocoa and marshmallows, personalized with 'denim' looking labels and gift tags. These packages are kid friendly and will really hit the spot for that cup of warmth in the … [Read more...]

Cookies For Santa + Free Christmas Printables

Cookies For Santa + Free Christmas Printables #gift #tags

Make your Christmas Eve extra special this year by setting out some of your favorite cookies for Santa! Use this free printable "Cookies for Santa" sign to display next to your plate of cookies and milk. And for another holiday party favor idea, send home small stacks of homemade cookies wrapped with bakers twine and a personalized gift tag with your guests so they have something sweet for St. Nick too! The free printable "Cookies For Santa" sign is available in 4 festive colors. Just … [Read more...]

New! Holiday Photo Cards


Spread the holiday cheer this season with custom Holiday Photo Cards from Evermine/My Own Labels! It's easy to choose your favorite design, upload your own photo and add a personalized message. But don't stop there! Decorate your envelopes with matching address labels and custom postage stamps! Here are some of our favorite new holiday designs for 2013... 1. Iconic Christmas Available in 4 colors plus you can choose your own holiday charm! 2. Winter Cheer Available in 3 color … [Read more...]

Free Printable Holiday Gift Wrap & Paper Chain Decoration


Finding the perfect gift wrap can be both expensive and challenging, so this year we've created some free printable gift wrap perfect for wrapping up small gifts this holiday season. Choose from 5 different colors, available in both stripe and polkadot patterns, it's easy to mix and match. Better yet, decorate your wrapped packages with some ribbon and matching custom labels and you have a simple and pretty gift to give. Download these free PDFs and print onto 8.5x11 copy paper. This … [Read more...]