Sweet Treats

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Creme Wafers

Creme Wafers

Do you have a special Christmas cookie that you make year after year? That would be creme wafers for me. My Mom has made these delightful little cookies for as long as I can remember, and I am excited to share these with you! The recipe originally comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that is filled with awesome retro…

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Party Ideas

A Cozy Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

What goes better with cold December nights then a warm cup of hot chocolate? A little booze thrown in there doesn’t hurt. This weekend I hosted a cookie exchange with some of my girlfriends, and set up a cozy sweet little hot chocolate bar to help get us in the holiday spirit. A hot chocolate bar is easy to set…

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DIY

DIY Glittery Vintage Car Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Car Christmas Ornaments

Have I mentioned how much I love bottle brush trees this year? Everywhere we go any Christmas displays or ornaments using these cute whimsical little trees totally catches my eye. I especially love those darling little vintage car Christmas ornaments that seems to be popping up in all the shops. I thought how easy would these be to make? The…

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Cakes

The Absolute Best Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

best coconut layer cake recipe

The absolute best coconut layer cake recipe. Those are bold words aren’t they? This recipe is honestly divine. It has so much coconut flavor and the toasted coconut topping adds a delightful crunchy texture. This cake is covered and filled with a decadent Swiss meringue buttercream, it’s rich and tastes of a dreamy tropical holiday. Sold yet? Read on to…

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Party Ideas

Bright and Fun Mimosa Bar Ideas

Mimosa Bar Ideas

What do you do when your lovely sister has a birthday? Ply her with cake and booze of course! And if it’s before noon mimosas are totally acceptable. It’s been so dreary here lately. Every time I look outside it seems like all the color has been removed and replaced with shades of gray. So when I decided to do…

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DIY

Pottery Barn-Inspired Felt Garland

Pottery Barn Inspired Felt Garland DIY

I wanted to go unconventional for my mantle this year. We pained the fireplace wall a beautiful teal last year and my traditional green and red decor just wasn’t working with it. So this year I decided to go with the Caribbean blue and add in some bright pinks and glittery golds. To bring it all together I wanted a…

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Party Ideas

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

Christmas cookie decorating party

We have officially kicked off the holiday season in our house. We watched a Muppet’s Family Christmas, started listening to the Christmas station, and the holiday baking has begun. My kids love decorating sugar cookies, so this year I thought I would invite over a few of their friends and make things a little more festive. A holiday cookie decorating…

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Sweet Treats

The Best Ever Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

Christmas sugar cookies recipe

Everyone says they have the best Christmas sugar cookies recipe don’t they? Well, they’re wrong, I do. Seriously though, this is the best sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever tasted. It’s soft, flavorful, and the dough is easy to work with. I love making these cookies. They’re cute and you can decorate them in so many ways for any occasion. In…

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DIY

DIY Glittery Pine Cone Pineapple Christmas Ornament

Pine cone pineapple Christmas ornament

In honor of our latest pineapple express I decided to make an adorable pine cone pineapple Christmas ornament for our tree. Don’t know what a pineapple express is? Consider yourself lucky! It’s an absurd amount of rain in a short period of time, along with unseasonably warm weather. They’re commonplace around here, and even though I tire of the rain,…

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DIY

DIY – How to Make Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

make tissue paper tassel garland

Tissue paper tassel garland is trending right now and has been for some time. It can be used for any style of party and for just about any type of decor. I’ve seen it on dessert tables, used for backdrops, hung from the ceiling, and tied to balloon strings. Tassel garland can be as thin or as thick as you…

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