May Day envelopes.

May Day Envelopes from nelliebellie.com

We love the idea of May Day. Granted, dropping things off on people’s doorsteps nowadays is probably not such a good idea. Even if it IS a basket full of goodies. But, these little envelopes full of flowers can’t possibly be mistaken for anything other then sweet and thoughtful. Unless you live in Minnesota where we are currently under INCHES of snow (hopefully it will be green grass by May 1st!). … [Read more...]

3 easter crafts.

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 I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. We decided to make you some Easter crafts when working with #CollectiveBias and #ColorfulCreations.  So, we went on over to Walmart and picked up a variety of Crayola options to work … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Valentines

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In case you lot are anything like us, and left your Valentine's Day plans 'til the last minute, we've got you covered.  (Head over to our Valentine's gallery for a full list of our great ideas.) Today we've got the perfect Valentines to make it look like you worked really hard and planned in advance.  You can let people think you thought them up.  We can deal with … [Read more...]

21 quick and easy entertaining tips & recipes

21 quick & easy entertaining ideas

Are you scared of hosting parties? Does the word entertaining scare the bejeebers out of you? Don't fret. I've got you covered with these quick and easy entertaining ideas and recipes. You'll be an entertaining pro in no time! Well, maybe that's a bit high in the expectation department. How about we shoot for a comfortable entertainer? These sweet little Petit Fours are made with pre-made pound … [Read more...]

He loved it: best wireless!

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For Christmas as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I bought my husband a smart phone from Walmart because he is awesome, wonderful, and mine. I told you about my awesome man. I told you what I was getting him for Christmas...and why. I got him a new Smartphone from the Unlimited Plans by Walmart Family Mobile. Did he like it you wonder? Yes, his cheap wireless plan and smartphone was … [Read more...]

Tips for the Holidays

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This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. It's almost here!! Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming...family is coming, family is coming! Gulp. If you are like me, you are about to be descended upon in one fashion or another for Christmas. It's wonderful. Noisy. Messy. And sometimes a bit overwhelming. Can I let you in on a wee little secret? shhhh. Bed … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour

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What? You expected beautiful photo's. And, children lined up in a row with matching outfits and halo's around their heads? Christmas tree's dripping with ornaments, and garland lining every surface? Yeah, well. I love those things. On other people's kids. In other people's homes. Us? We have chosen to forgo the traditional stuff that goes along with the Christmas season and exchange it for … [Read more...]

Give a gift with purpose.

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and WE’VE Built but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GiftaStory  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO” This sponsored post is for a beautiful necklace. And, when the opportunity came to work with this company--- it was with the idea that I would write a fashion post with styled outfits and such. A post in which the … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Chalkboard Christmas Trees

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The Christmas decor is on a diet this year around here. We have a candy covered Christmas tree (more on that on another post!), Advent calendar wall,  Santa key, Joy plaque, and red and white placed strategically. And, these quick and easy chalkboard trees. The end. ---But, you know...in a small apartment a little goes a very, very long way!  Chalkboard TreesThese trees are easy as … [Read more...]

Peppermint Chocolate-covered Pretzels

Peppermint Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Technically the title of this treat should be -- Peppermint milk-chocolate drizzled white-chocolate-covered pretzels. But, that seems a bit much to try to fit. So, I made sure to include all the necessary adjectives...peppermint and chocolate-covered. That seems to be the most important and I'm all about Peppermint and Chocolate together! So, Peppermint Chocolate-covered Pretzels, it … [Read more...]