Buffalo Check Thanksgiving Table with Cricut

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Happy almost Thanksgiving, y’all! The day to eat all the things is almost here…do you have your stretchy pants ready? I sure do! ;)

I’m super excited to share my latest collaboration with Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels with you because I think you’re gonna love it! If you’re mad for plaid and like to get a little crafty, this Buffalo Check Thanksgiving Table is for you!

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Who loves spending their Thanksgiving washing dishes? Not me!!! Paper plates are a must in our house for Thanksgiving, but they have to be pretty. That’s just how I roll. ;)

A quick trip to Michaels will score ya all the pretty paper goods you need to make your table look magnificent. Martha Stewart has an awesome variety of paper good collections available only at Michaels that will leave you swooning! They’re so pretty, and include all of the goodies you need to make your celebrations look amazing. From plates, cups, and napkins to table runners and favors, you’ll find exactly the perfect pieces to make your gathering complete!

The Martha Stewart Copper Collection is perfect for Thanksgiving, and the tones are so warm & cozy! Pair the goodies with Buffalo Check placemats to create a beautiful, on-trend Thanksgiving table. I found my placemats at HomeGoods, but Buffalo Check is so popular right now, I think you can probably find them just about anywhere.

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Layering plates is a great way to add dimension & visual interest, and it’s just a flat-out pretty look. 3-D pumpkins cut out of card stock and placed on top of a doily at each place setting lend to the harvest vibe and add some color to the table. The pumpkins are so easy to make, and names can even be added if you’d like to use them for place cards. Get the DIY here.

Patterned paper cut into strips transforms into pretty napkins rings and is such an affordable embellishment! Top with a felt ball to mimic a berry and a leaf cut from card stock for a pretty finishing touch.

Anchoring the cups on a patterned napkin helps tie the place setting together. My wheat wreath fell off the window and broke while I was setting my table, so I decided to put the broken wheat pieces to good use. I hot glued them onto gold straws along with some beads to create some custom stir sticks for our cocktails. I’m kinda diggin’ how they turned out. What do you think?

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Buffalo Check Thanksgiving Table with Martha Stewart Party Supplies from Michaels - Jen T by Design #ad #CricutMarthaStewart #MadeWithMichaels #CricutMade #Cricut

Now this is where the fun really starts! Are you ready?

I whipped out my Cricut® Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Bundle to create the sweetest little DIY Thanksgiving table centerpiece that you ever did see!

I used the back side of the canvas polka dot table runner from the Martha Stewart collection at Michaels as a base for the runner, then used my Martha machine to cut all different kinds of flowers and greenery to create a stunning centerpiece. Isn’t it cute?!!

Want to make your own? Keep reading!

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Have you ever made paper flowers before? I’ve only tried a few times, and I’ve gotta admit, it was way too much scissor time for me. I’m just not that patient! Then the Cricut Explore Air 2 came into my life and a whole new world opened up! You guys, if you’re into crafting and don’t have a Cricut machine, the Cricut® Explore Air 2™ Special Edition Martha Stewart Bundle from Michaels should be on your Santa list this year!

It can cut over 100 materials ranging from paper to cork and just about everything in between, and it can write and score, too! Plus, it includes access to thousands of projects in Design Space, and you get twenty-five exclusive Martha Stewart projects with the bundle. You can always get creative and design your very own unique projects, too!

Using the Martha machine to cut paper flowers totally changed my outlook, and now I just might be a paper flower addict! This machine cuts out the flower pieces so fast, literally twice as fast as previous machines, and a gazillion times faster than using scissors!!! I think the hardest part of the whole process is just deciding what colors to use!

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I came across this wreath project in Cricut’s Design Space and fell in love with the flowers. I was looking for a way to add some color to the Buffalo Check placemats and thought these flowers might be the perfect way to do just that.

Once you open the project and click “Make It,” Design Space walks you through cutting the different flowers and greenery. Instructions for creating the flowers once they’ve been cut are included, too. So awesome!

Here are a couple of tips I discovered during this process that I think will be helpful for you.

  • Use a light grip or fabric mat when cutting card stock. A standard grip mat is a bit too tacky and may tear your paper.

  • Instead of peeling the paper off of the mat after it’s been cut, peel the mat away from the paper. (See pic above). I used the spatula (one of the tools included with the Martha Machine Bundle) to lift a corner of the paper away from the mat, then flipped the mat over and peeled it away from the paper. This prevents your paper from bending and curling.

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To style the centerpiece, a vase of vibrant fall leaves makes a great focal point. From there, you can arrange your perfectly cut flowers along the runner on either side of the leaves. I transformed little favor jars from the Martha Copper Collection into vases for some of the flowers to add some height variation to the layout. Mixing in pinecones and votive candles complete the look and add to the ambiance.

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We have a chalkboard in our dining room, and I always incorporate it into whatever is going on in our lives. For our Thanksgiving, I cut an “Eat, Drink, and Be Thankful” image out of white vinyl and added it to our board. (To use this image, search #M8497ED7 in Design Space).

If you’re like me, confetti is always a good idea, so passing up on the fun confetti wands from the Martha Copper Collection just won’t happen. I mean…confetti. :)

Of course, I couldn’t resist jazzing up for the occasion, so I did, and I displayed them in the bin below our chalkboard.

I cut tiny strips of brown card stock, rolled them up, then hot glued them onto orange felt balls to create mini pumpkins. I had extra doilies left over from the place settings, so I used them to create a fringe for the wands. Simply cut the doilies in half, then use scissors to make thin cuts to within about 1/2” of the straight edge. With the foil side in, roll the doily around the wand and secure with hot glue, then bend the strips down to create the fringe.

For the Martha tags, you can write on them or add a festive fall element like I did. I just found a leaf shape in Design Space and cut some out of adhesive foil. String some baker’s twine through the hole, then hot glue the string to the top of the wand. Glue the pumpkin on top.

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Buffalo Check Thanksgiving Table with Martha Stewart Party Supplies from Michaels - Jen T by Design #ad #CricutMarthaStewart #MadeWithMichaels #CricutMade #Cricut

So there you have it, some ideas to help you style a beautiful Buffalo Check Thanksgiving Table! I hope you’ve been inspired, and if you decide to give any of these ideas a whirl, I hope you’ll show me! Tag me on social media @jentbydesign using any of the social accounts below.

I hope your Thanksgiving is full of love, laughter, and lots of yummy food! Hugs to you!!!

Be sure to check out these other projects I’ve done in collaboration with Cricut, Michaels, and Martha Stewart:

  Mint to Be Baby Shower

Mint to Be Baby Shower

  Reach for the Stars Graduation Party

Reach for the Stars Graduation Party

  She’s a SUCCA for Him Bridal Shower

She’s a SUCCA for Him Bridal Shower

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spooky Halloween Dinner Party with Cricut and Martha Stewart

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Grab your ghouls and ghoul-friends because this Spooky Halloween Dinner Party is one they won’t want to miss! If you’re looking for a casual way to celebrate Halloween with your friends, this ghastly gathering is for you!

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If you’ve been to Michaels lately, you’ve probably seen Martha Stewart’s line of “Celebrations” party goodies. There are more than 10 themes available on the Michaels shelves, including a brand new Halloween line!

The new line is eerily awesome, and full of spooktacular pieces! Mix and match your favorites to create a hauntingly horrific Halloween get-together for you and your best pals!

For this frightening feast, we used the skull & snake pieces, then built around that. Some of my favorite elements are the placemats, which are really fun and add cool visual interest to the table, and I loooove the dimensional bats!!! Don’t they look so awesome flying up the wall?

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Each place setting consisted of a Martha Stewart placemat, skull plate, skull & snake napkin, and a skull cup. I used black and white ribbon that I had on hand to secure the cutlery together, then topped it with a skull toy to tie in with the Martha goodies and add some dimension.

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To create the centerpiece, I draped some shear black fabric down the center of the table. A mix of candles, lanterns, pumpkins, leaves, and pinecones were displayed sporadically down the table to add a little dose of color and a warm glow.

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The focal point of the Halloween Dinner Party was the fang-tastic backdrop. I pulled out an old large frame that I’d picked up from a thrift store years ago, propped it onto the table, then draped the Martha “Happy Halloween” banner across it. I adhered those fabulous little bats to the wall around one side of the frame, then hung some mesh gold-flecked pom-poms to the other side to balance out the look. Who knew that a backdrop could look so classy but chilling at the same time?

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The natural elements and candles were carried over to the favor table to create a cohesive look.

I fell in love with the little “toxic” favor bottles in the Martha line, and had to incorporate them into the party. Aren’t they fun?!! Fill them with tiny treats for your guests to take home…such an easy favor idea!

I wanted the snake bags to have a gold element to help tie them into the rest of the decor, so they got a little jazzing up, thanks to my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle, available only at Michaels.

I’m all about adding personalized touches to things, and I absolutely love how I can use the Martha machine to personalize my celebrations!

The Martha Bundle includes 25 exclusive Martha Stewart Projects, and this exclusive skull image is one of them. There are thousands of additional images and projects available in Cricut’s Design Space, and you can totally add/create your own images, too, if that’s your thing. SO many possibilities!!!

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To add the skull to the favor bag, I used Gold Cricut Foil Iron-On. You could totally use Cricut Adhesive Foil, if you prefer, but the iron-on is what I had on hand. The machine can cut over 100 materials, so really, the sky is the limit! ;)

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To get the most perfect cut, set the Smart Set Dial on that beautiful pearlized machine to “Custom” and choose the exact material that you will be cutting. For this project, we chose “Foil-Iron-On.”

When working with iron on, be sure to place the material shiny-side-down on the mat, and make sure to click “mirror image” prior to cutting.

Once the images are cut, use the weeding tool that is included with the bundle to weed away the negative vinyl.

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To adhere the iron-on to the favor bag, I used my Cricut EasyPress2. If you don’t have an EasyPress, you can use an iron, but the EasyPress is ideal for setting the perfect temperature and providing even heat distribution. There is a waxy finish on the bag, so place an old, thin napkin or piece of fabric over it so that it doesn’t stick to your EP2 or iron.

Preheat the bag for about 5 seconds, then position the carrier sheet onto the bag, foil-side-down. Heat according to this guide (because I used an EasyPress Mat, my recommended settings were 295 degrees for 30 seconds). Flip the bag over and heat the back side for an additional 15 seconds.

Peel the carrier sheet away.

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So cool, right? I love how that simple little project really elevated the look of the bags to the next level. Look how nicely it complements the banner now!

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So there you have it! A really creeptacular way to spend an enchanting evening with your besties!

I hope you’ve been inspired, and I hope you’ll give some of these ideas a try!

As always, be sure to tag me on social media so I can see your creations. Links to my social media pages are below.

Happy Halloween!!!

Be sure to check out these other posts I did in partnership with Cricut and Martha Stewart:

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Affiliate links are included in this post, which means If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.

"Bad to the Bone" 80s-Inspired Halloween Party

Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for providing me with fabulous products for this post. All ideas and opinions found in this post are my own.

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Bust out the Aqua Net, shoulder pads, and jelly shoes…we’re bringing the 80s back, baby!

This “Bad to the Bone” 80s-Inspired Halloween Party was so much fun to plan! Bright colors and abstract art elements + skeletons and pumpkins = an 80s Halloween Party that is totally rad…and bad…to the bone. ;)

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Just about everything that was used to make this party come to life was from Oriental Trading. They have such an awesome selection of party goodies, and at such great prices!

I started off by decorating the table with lots of color and patterns. Teal plates sat atop black and white chevron dinner plates to add a splash of color, and pink napkins with black flatware finished off each place setting. To really made the place settings “pop”, I tucked Halloween candy inside cardboard craft rolls and created festive 80s-inspired party crackers to use as place markers. Not only did they look totally gnarly on the table, they doubled as party favors! Get the how to for these fun place markers here.

Oriental Trading’s skeleton print cups were an awesome fit for our “Bad to the Bone” theme (and actually inspired the dancing skeletons in the backdrop). I added some abstract washi tape to the rim of each cup to help it tie into the decor, then added some orange striped straws for a finishing touch.

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What’s a Halloween Party without pumpkins? Pumpkins of different sizes served as the centerpieces for our table. They sat on top of an 80s-inspired abstract table runner that I DIY’d out of Oriental Trading paint chip circles, card stock, and pipe cleaners. It was, like, totally awesome, dude! Get the DIY here.
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The backdrop for the dessert/favor cart just may have been my fave part of the entire party. How fun is that “Bad to the Bone” text with dancing skeletons?!! I whipped up a design that I liked, then uploaded it into Cricut’s Design Space. My Cricut machine cut the backdrop out perfectly, and so fast! I used transfer tape to transfer the text and images to the wall and keep the letters in position. If you’d like to replicate the look, the projects can be found in Design Space here and here.

To give the backdrop some color, I strung more paint chip circles with black baker’s twine, then hung it kind of randomly around the text. Card stock shapes and pipe cleaners filled in the empty spaces to make the backdrop look complete.

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For a totally tubular favor table, Oriental Trading is the place to stock up! Most of their favor goodies are available by the dozen, which is the perfect quantity for a small Halloween party!

We served up bone-shaped erasers, bright plush skulls, bag-of-bones jacks games, and Halloween candy that we tucked inside little black pails.

With the help of the Xyron sticker machine, we transformed card stock shapes, paint chip circles, and ric-rac into stickers that we used to jazz up the favor containers. They looked sooooo totally rad, dude!!! Check out the DIY 80s-Inspired Favor Bucket Tutorial here.
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Cupcakes were decorated with brush-stroke-chocolate fans, candy corn, skulls, and assorted sprinkles for the perfect Halloween treat. To give them visual interest, I displayed them on black and white popcorn boxes.

Such a “Bad to the Bone” 80s-Inspired Halloween Party, huh? If you decide to throw one yourself, I hope you have as much fun as I did!

Be sure to check out the DIYs for the Halloween Party Crackers, and 80s-Inspired Table Runner, and 80s-Inspired Favor Buckets to make your party complete.

Happy Halloween!

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag with Cricut EasyPress 2

Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag with Cricut EasyPress 2

What’s black and white, and magical all over? This adorable Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag!

If your little ghoul is a unicorn lover, this DIY is for you! With the help of a Cricut cutting machine and the new EasyPress 2, you can transform a plain canvas bag into a cute Halloween treat bag that can be used year after year. Oh, and ya might just win Mom of the Year, too. ;)

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DIY Halloween Sugar Scrub Gift Idea with Cricut

DIY Halloween Sugar Scrub Gift Idea with Cricut

Wanna surprise your pals, coworkers, or your kids’ teachers with a fun little Halloween treat? This DIY Halloween Sugar Scrub Gift Idea is sure to do the trick!

We all love a little pampering every now and then, so sugar scrub makes a wicked cool Halloween treat. Tint it to look like candy corn, and it’s just boo-tiful!

To kick it up a notch and make it even more spooktacular, personalize the jars with a sassy saying. I used my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle to jazz up the jars with some fun personalization. If you’ve been following my blog and have seen my “Mint to Be” Baby Shower or my “She’s a Succa for Him” Succulent Bridal Shower, then you know how obsessed I am with my Martha machine.

It can cut over 100 different materials at twice the speed of previous models, and the bundle (which is available exclusively at Michaels) includes twenty-five exclusive Martha Stewart images. This is in addition to the thousands of ready-made projects and images that are available in Cricut’s Design Space! There is so much fun to be had with this bundle!!!

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St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets

St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets

It's inevitable.  Either you're going to forget to wear green on St. Paddy's Day, or you're going to come across someone that did.

Well, if you make these St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets, you can save yourself... and any greenless gals you come across...some potential pinch problems! 

They're ridiculously easy to throw together, they're super inexpensive, but what I love most about them is that they will totally brighten someone's day!

Take some to work with you.  Or to the grocery store.  Send some to school with your kiddos.  They are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone else's face...even yours!

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"Stay Golden" St. Patrick's Day Party

If you wanna show your friends that their friendship is like pure gold, there's no better way than with a "Stay Golden" St. Patrick's Day Party!

This adorable celebration was designed by my gal pal, Annaliese of Made and Sugar and Spice, and I was super excited to design some fun goodies to go along with it.  :)

This party is for sure the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...take a peek below to see for yourself!  

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Mint to Be Galentine's Day Party

When one of my party BFFs, Annaliese of Made of Sugar and Spice Partiesasked me to team up with her on a Galentine's Day Party, I was all in!

You may remember Annaliese from this Back to School Party or this Bootiful Ball Halloween Party that have been featured on the blog...they're just a couple of many collabs that my gal pal and I have teamed up on.

Anyhoo, if you've seen the parties then you know that she and I are two peas in a pod with very similar tastes, so any chance that we get to play together, it's gonna be fun! 

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FREE Valentine's Day Printables using Oriental Trading Goodies

FREE Valentine's Day Printables using Oriental Trading Goodies

Valentine's Day is for lovers, you say?  It's for PUN lovers, if you ask me!

I mean, there is no other holiday that caters to pun-lovin' hearts quite like Valentine's Day.  You can get as corny as you want, and it's widely accepted...that's my kinda holiday!  

So, in honor of all my fellow punny peeps out there, I've created some FREE Valentine's Day Printables just for you.  

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Hot Cocoa Bar - Have a Cup of Cheer!

Hot Cocoa Bar - Have a Cup of Cheer!

I am not a cold weather girl.  As soon as the temps even come close to dipping below 50 degrees, gimme cozy blankets, fires in the fireplace, and hot cocoa...lots of it!  

When I saw these sweater mugs and buffalo plaid to-go cups from Oriental Trading, I thought they'd be great for setting up a Hot Cocoa Bar that could last all through the cold weather season.   

I love the idea, cuz no matter what you've got going on, hot cocoa is always at the ready! 

If you're staying in, grab a sweater mug and cozy up.  If you're heading out, grab a cute disposable cup for the road.  Perfect, right?

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Llama Deck the Halls: Kids Ornament Decorating Party

Llama Deck the Halls:  Kids Ornament Decorating Party

Deck the halls with super cute ornaments, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, LLAMA!

You guys, this may just be my new fave theme:  Llama Deck the Halls, A Kids Ornament Decorating Party!  

It takes the classic kids' ornament party to a whole new level with fun little llamas that are so on trend right now.

This entire party is just so cute I could spit!  ;)

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Christmas Ornament Making Party with Cricut

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It's time to deck the halls, y'all, and what better way to do it than with some of your best pals?

A Christmas Ornament Making Party is a great way to get together with some of your girls, get some quality time in before the holidays get crazy, and create some really cute ornaments for Christmas! 

So gather your friends, whip out your Cricut cutting machine and EasyPress, and follow along as I show you how to create some adorable DIY Christmas ornaments that you can create for your tree, or give as gifts!  

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Pretty Thanksgiving Table Decor

Pretty Thanksgiving Table Decor

Have you ever found a gorgeous table setting online or in a magazine and thought, "That's what I want my Thanksgiving table to look like!"

So, you start following the links to find out what you need to recreate the look, then holy sticker shock! $200 just for flatware for four?!! Too rich for my blood,  especially when our Thanksgiving table will be seating 18 people!

I'm a "make things pretty for not a lot of cash" kinda gal, and I'm happy to tell ya that you can absolutely have pretty Thanksgiving table decor without breaking the bank!

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DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting with Cricut EasyPress

DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting with Cricut EasyPress

When you're hosting a meal, there's nothing more welcoming than a pretty table.

During one of my {far too many} visits to Target, I found these gorgeous flannel place mats and knew they needed to make their way into my cart!

I already had some pretty linen napkins that matched perfectly, and quickly decided that a DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting was gonna have to go down!

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A Bat Halloween Party and a BIG Giveaway!!!

A Bat Halloween Party and a BIG Giveaway!!!

Hey guys!  How did you like all of that amazing Halloween inspiration in the blog hop yesterday?  Weren't those Trunk or Treat ideas so much fun?!!  If you missed it, you can catch up here.

Now, buckle up, because we're at it again today with yet another Halloween Blog Hop...

...and an incredible giveaway! 

I promise ya, you do not wanna miss this, so scroll down and let's get this party started!

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Trunk or Treat Decorating Idea: A No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween

Trunk or Treat Decorating Idea:  A No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween

Hey y'all!!!  The most spooktacular time of year is upon us, and I'm crazy excited!  It's so much fun to come up with cool costume ideas and creative ways to celebrate!  

This year we're trying something new for Halloween...Trunk or Treating! 

The Trunk or Treat trend has taken Halloween by storm, and folks are goin' all out decorating their cars for the kiddos to come trick-or-treating.  

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Cinco de Mayo Round-Up:  Fun Fiesta Ideas

If you're a taco lovin,' chip dippin,' margarita sippin' fanatic like me, then brace yourself because the sweetest of holidays is right around the corner...Cinco de Mayo!!!!

To help you make the most of this (what should be holy) holiday, I've teamed up with some of my fave party gal pals to bring you some fun fiesta ideas that can take your celebration from ehhhh to epic!

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Valentine's Day Party Idea - Owl Ya Need is Love!

Valentine's Day Party Idea - Owl Ya Need is Love!

When I saw the little ceramic owls from Oriental Trading, I knew they were the winner for this year's Valentine's Day party idea!

I'm always game for a giggle, and puns are my jam, so Owls + Valentine's Day = A super cute "Owl Ya Need Is Love" Valentine's Day party!  :)

I don't know about where you live, but here in Williamsburg, "paint parties" are all the rage.

I thought it would be fun to incorporate that trend into our theme and make it a painting party.

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HO, HO, HELLO, my friends!  Happy Holidays!!!

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a little cookie decorating fun, am I right?  

The delicious aroma of cookies baking in the oven, the sweet taste of frosting straight off the spatula, and, of course, popping a few candy decorations into your mouth for every one piece that makes it onto the cookies.  :)

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Cookies & Cocoa Gift Sets ~ The Cutest Christmas Gift Idea!

Cookies & Cocoa Gift Sets ~ The Cutest Christmas Gift Idea!

SQUEAL!!!  You guys, I am so excited to share these "Cookies & Cocoa" Gift Sets with you...they are seriously the cutest little Christmas gift idea ever!

I've teamed up with the incredibly talented cookie master, Leigh, of Baby Gabey Cookies to bring you what we think are the most adorable gifts of the season!

We've done our very best to pack these gift sets with the highest quality goodies, and have truly offered them at the best price we can.

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