project & recipe rewind: the best of Christmas past

Can you believe today is the last day of November?!  My, how time flies!!  Before December is officially here, how about a crafty and delicious walk down memory lane?  Here are some of my favorite projects and recipes from last year’s holiday season! 

I hosted a “Pretty Packages” Pinspired Party for about 25 ladies at my house (can you say crazy?!) where we all crafted fun and inexpensive ways to give hand made gifts!  There were so many fun tutorials that I packed them into two posts that you don’t want to miss!

Part 1 of the party is found here and includes notebook paper gift tags, paper clip book marks, CD sleeve cookie holders, brown paper packages tied up with strings and prettily paper cello bags! 

Part 2 is here and has candy cane kisses pretzel sandwiches, a pretty little box and brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal hand scrub!!  I also shared my “Hands Down, You’re the Best Teacher” gifts!

I also used manila tags from the office supply store to make this Christmas Light Shabby Tag Banner!  Love the bright colors!

I repurposed a cast off frame and created a sweetly striped frame for ornaments, cards or photos! Here is my Candy Cane Striped Frame!  Stay tuned … she’ll be making an appearance in another post soon!

Finally, I whipped up an advent frame with brightly colored beribboned trees to count down to any fun winter/holiday activity:  Ribbon Trees Advent Frame!

 Now, since you know I wouldn’t neglect your sweet tooth, how about these yummy vanilla nutmeg cookies with eggnog glaze?

For my easy gingerbread sandwich cookies, I used store bought cookie dough and whipped up a cinnamon-y cream cheese filling!

This year, the blog will be brimming with yummy recipes, easy decorating ideas and crafty tutorials that will inspire you throughout the holiday season!  ‘Tis the season to be jolly!!

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