Friday Favorites – Week 300 – With Fun Christmas Features

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!  And Merry Christmas to you all!  Yay!  I hope you all have a lovely and blessed holiday filled with fun and cheer!

I just had a lovely time celebrating Christmas Eve with some of my family, and we still have a couple of celebrations to go!  With all the fun and the hustle and bustle, I decided to cheat tonight and do a re-run of a few previous features from this month.  I think that’s allowed, right? LOL.

Also, I just want to take a moment and recognize the fact that this is party number 300!  Woohoo! That’s a lot of link ups!  And yes, there will be a celebratory giveaway, but I’m going to have it post-week 300.  I wanted to do it on the week we hit 300, but on holidays we don’t see nearly as many party visitors, and also I decided it would be best to postpone till after the year, so that more people will be able to enter.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get to this week’s features and party!  Merry Christmas!

Friday Favorites Link Party

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Simply Sweet Home
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MustLoveHome

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The Chunky Chef

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Snowman Candy Bars

Snowman Candy Bars from The Gracious Wife

DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath from The Beautydojo

Pretty Plaid Jar Gift

 Pretty Plaid Jar Gift from The Country Chic Cottage

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15 Holiday Gifts for Coffee Drinkers

15 Gifts for Coffee Drinkers

Are you done with your holiday shopping?  I just love holiday gift giving, and I love it even better when you can give a gift that you KNOW someone will love.

Do you ever find yourself just buying gifts that require no thought at all?  Things like gift cards or general audience gifts that could be for anyone (or the “token gift” as I like to call it).  If so, then you should really reconsider your gift giving.  Whether you’re spending $5 or $50, it is the THOUGHT that counts.

Before buying another gift card or scented candle, think about what your gift recipient really loves.  What are their hobbies? What are they passionate about?  And if don’t know the answers to these questions, then find the answer by asking another family member or friend, or even by checking out the person’s Facebook or other social media profiles. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 299 – With Fun Christmas Foods

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!  Can you believe we are only one week away from Christmas!  AH!  I don’t know about you but I still have a lot of presents to wrap and a few to buy.  And I still have to decide what to cook! Eek!

And on a less important note, next week is week 300 of our party! Woot!  I wanted to host a giveaway to celebrate this, but since holidays are usually a “slow week” for the party, I may postpone a giveaway for a few weeks.  So just stay tuned!

As for this week, we have an array of fun Christmas foods.  I know you will LOVE these!

Also, while you’re here, I invite you to enter our giveaways from Vera Premium Dog Treats and a Rockwell Tools BladeRunner Saw!

Friday Favorites Link Party

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Simply Sweet Home
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MustLoveHome

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The Chunky Chef

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Reindeer Cookie

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies from Always Made with Love

Snowman Candy Bars

Snowman Candy Bars from The Gracious Wife

Spinach Tortilla Roll-Up Tree

Spinach Tortilla Roll-Up Tree from Living on Cloud Nine

Christmas Cookies

7 Christmas Cookies from Woman of Many Roles

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Holiday Gift Giving with Fresh Market

Holiday Gift Giving with Fresh Market

We are just over a week away from the biggest gift giving day of the year:  Christmas!  If you are still shopping, I have some fun gift giving ideas from Fresh Market!  The grocery chain has a number items that are perfect gifts for everyone on your list from family members to friends and coworkers.

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping and an Easy Holiday Brunch

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Holiday Brunch Table

As we prepare for the holidays, the love, joy, and cheer can quickly turn in to stress, frustration, and a little bit of bah humbug, especially if you are designated cook and the hostest with mostest, but it doesn’t have to be that way! There are so many ways you can simplify during holidays the so that it’s enjoyable for everyone, including yourself! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 298 – With Christmas Wreaths

Seasons Greetings!  Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  For this week’s party, I’m featuring one of my favorite types of decor:  the wreath!

This group of wreaths are all especially for the holiday season, and they are all do it yourself crafts!  Hope you enjoy!

After you link up your posts, I’d also love to invite you to enter these great giveaways: Vera Dog Treat Giveaway  and the $10 Paypal Giveaway.

 

Friday Favorites Link Party

Hosted by:

Simply Sweet Home
Twitter | Facebook | Google + | Pinterest | Instagram

MustLoveHome

Twitter | Facebook | Google + | Pinterest | Instagram

The Chunky Chef

Twitter | Facebook | Google + | Pinterest

DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath from The Beautydojo

 

Felt Wreath

Easy Felt Wreath from Across the Blvd

Snow Wreath

Snow Wreath from The Country Chic Cottage

Thanks for partying with us each week. Please link up below!



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Making A Men’s Essentials Stocking for Your Teen and Spouse

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Mens Essentials Stocking

Christmas is just around the corner!  Have you done all your holiday shopping yet?  Our son is 15, and believe it or not, we’ve not only bought almost all of his presents, but we’ve actually already given him most of his gifts.  I think it started back in October; our Etsy shop had a huge order, and we decided to splurge on a few things.

In that whole process, we decided to go ahead and buy him a computer desk that he’s been begging us for.  Then his computer chair needed replacing….next we took advantage of some Black Friday clothing sales and decided to let him go ahead and have those items so that he could wear them to school, and I guess you could say that it then spiraled out of control with a video game here and a video game there, etc.

But we’re still going to get him one or two “fun gifts” and some essentials so that he will have something to open for Christmas! [Read more…]

Caramel Pecan Tassies and a Giveaway!

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Caramel Tassies

There’s nothing like a delicious platter of cookies and holiday sweets to get me in the Christmas spirit!  And I love baking my own, just as much as I love trying everyone else’s!  Betty Crocker has a whole host of products that make it easy for anyone to make “semi-homemade” desserts.

I’ve always loved baking with Betty Crocker cake mixes, but most recently I decided to get creative with their cookie mixes!  Today I’m going to share how I used Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix to make some delicious Caramel Pecan Tassies! [Read more…]

A Coca-Cola Holiday and 2 DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Ornament Tutorials

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Coca-Cola Holiday

With Christmas and holiday parties right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on drinks!  This year Coca-Cola has added even more fun to the festivities with their special holiday inspired Share a Coke bottles!  These 8.5 inch aluminum bottles are the perfect size for parties.  They also have little Coca-Cola Christmas balls on them, and they feature cute message like, “Share a Coke with Santa.”  How fun!  With cute bottles like this, who needs fancy glassware?

Coca-Cola is also helping us celebrate the season with a #SipsofJoy Twitter Party on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST. RSVP here.

I got my Coca-Cola products through a special Cartwheel offer at Target.  Just visit this Share a Coke page and enter the Twitter id of a friend or family member. When you do, they will get a 20% off Coca-Cola Cartwheel offer, and YOU will get a 20% off Cartwheel offer! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Cookies + SPLENDA® SWEET SWAPS™ and a Giveaway!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

The holiday baking season has officially begun at my house!  I love baking everything from cakes and pies to cookies and candies, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of sharing these treats with others.  But over the years, I’ve found that more and more people in my family have diets that require them to lower their sugar intake, which means they can’t partake in all the holiday goodies.  And still others are skipping out on the dessert, because they don’t want to put on “the extra pounds.”

Since I can’t eat all the desserts all by myself,  I’ve decided to try a few recipes with SPLENDA®.

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