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Easiest Holiday Meals Ever (aka Merriest Mama Ever!)

I love how fancy the holidays are. Everything is all lit up and decorated so nice. I don’t like to make a super elaborate or fancy meal. I’m not that great in the kitchen, so the idea is overwhelming. What I have is a solution for those who want to make something that is delicious, and looks extravagant, yet is super easy! You can DOWNLOAD all 55 Tips for stress-free and easy holiday cooking from all your favorite food bloggers. I’m so happy the Ultimate Bundles team decided to put together a little something special this year… PS Want to be a part of the Ultimate Bundles team? Sign up Here! They asked homemaking and meal planning experts to share 55 of their very best tips for a stress-free, joy-filled holiday season, and then put them all together into a free downloadable guide to make this season merrier. This year,…

Holiday Pizza Special with Red Baron

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and its advertiser, all opinions are mine alone. #RedBaronHolidaySavings #CollectiveBias Pizza is our go-to for holiday movie nights this time of year. Anyone getting out all their favorite movies like I am? There’s something about the holiday movies I can’t resist, and pizza even makes it that much cozier. Craving a delicious, deep dish fix for dinner? Looking to save you and your family time and money during this busy holiday season? Pick up Red Baron® Deep Dish Single Serve Pizza from your local Sam’s Club! Don’t miss this great Ibotta offer! When you buy Red Baron® Deep Dish Pizzas at Sam’s Club, you will earn $2.50! *Offer available through 12/31/17.

5 Ways To Make Your Holiday Cards Totally Stand Out

It’s holiday card time! I am so weird with holiday cards. I am either way too ambitious and want to make them totally gorgeous, or I don’t do them at all. Why can’t I just be normal?? Anyways, I have some great ways to make your beautiful, family holiday cards totally stand out and leave an impression with your family and friends. Here’s how you can go big with your cards this year First, make them into ornaments, rather than your average card. I think this is genius because everyone will automatically want to put them on the tree. I found that Minted is a great place to do this. They have so many beautiful options on making your photos into gorgeous ornament holiday cards. They’ve of course got a great deal going on for the holidays with this coupon I saw on their site! Enjoy 20% off holiday cards $150+, 15% off $100+. Code: BRIGHT17,…

The Unexpected Place To Find The BEST Holiday Decor

I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping these days, and I WISH I would have stumbled upon Minted earlier. Seriously kicking myself. I could’ve let you all know about their beautiful pieces with FREE Shipping. I was looking for personalized stockings, and I found these: I am in love with this fawn-themed one!! Had I known this existed, I would have a totally different aesthetic going on right now! I also NEED these reversible tree skirts. How adorable are these? And there is a fawn one to match my new fawn decor obsession. You can also grab yourself a super cute holiday apron while you are cooking and baking. I also found these art pieces to be completely stunning! And you can’t leave without seeing their Holiday pillows and throws Seriously have fun shopping, and let me know if you get anything super special this year! …

12 Super Fast Ways To Make Extra Christmas Cash

This time of year can be full of joy, yet also filled with a lot of financial pressure. Many of us can’t really afford the extra spending, but want to jump in and buy meaningful gifts for our children, friends and family. I have a post for those who literally can’t spend a dime, but want to give great gifts. Check that out for ideas to make your friends and family feel extra special, and like they got something great. Most of us just need a little extra Christmas cash this time of year, so rather than cutting into savings or racking up the credit cards, here are some ways to make some quick cash to spend on all those holiday gifts. These are FAST ways to make cash. Not the sign up and get paid 30 days later. These are the ideas that will get you paid on the spot…

13 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Tutorials

I love attempting to make my own gifts and decor. Even if it doesn’t turn out, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing I made it myself. I also love the process of creating something, so here I have some totally gorgeous DIY Christmas decor tutorials to really make your home magical this year! If you love DIY, you will also love my post, The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY.  That one is huge on Pinterest now, so make sure to save it for later!  DIY: MINI CHRISTMAS TREE TOPIARIES by Joanna Gaines DIY PAPER BALL ORNAMENTS by Nalle’s House DIY SEQUIN PILLOW by The Proper Blog GLAM HOLIDAY BAR CART by Bliss At Home DIY CLOCK ADVENT CALENDAR by Thrifty and Chic DIY ADVENT COUNTDOWN by Sisters Suitcase Blog DIY CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS CENTERPIECE by A Piece of Rainbow SHARPIE & DROP CLOTH…

Beautiful + Simple Herb Holiday Wreath

I’ve been so excited to decorate this year for the holidays, but you know what?? I can’t decide on an aesthetic!! I’m struggling to take a direction on whether I do a modern, minimal look, classic Christmas or soft and elegant. I was itching to do at least something, so I made these super simple wreaths. They are part natural and part artificial. I used natural rosemary as the main greenery, so they smell amazing and faux berries and flowers. Here’s what you need: Macrame/Hoop Rings: I grabbed mine at Walmart, which were the wooden for the more bohemian/natural look, and Amazon has the pretty metal ones.  Get the wooden ones on Amazon too. If you want to use the traditional wreath wires, the dollar store has them! Floral Tape: I actually grabbed mine at the dollar store, and it was not that sticky, so this one is probably way…

5 Genius Ways To Escape The Holiday Stress + Rejuvenate

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyHolidayEscape #CollectiveBias Holidays can be so joyous, yet so stressful. For me, I like to have some peace and quiet, where I can think and process my day. I love to chat, have fun and enjoy my family and friends, but I also need that quiet space to desensitize myself. When you are a guest at someone else’s house, it’s super difficult to do that because you may not even have your own guest room. Here are some genius ways to escape the crazy and rejuvenate yourself. 1. Take A “Nap”: You can always tell your guests or others that you need a nap. This is where I actually escape with a magazine, like PEOPLE® magazine (my favorite!!), and veg out a minute. No one will bother you if they think you are…

Why You Need A Kids Thanksgiving Table This year

I have lots of memories of Thanksgiving as a child, where we would cozy up on the floor, picnic style near the adults table. It was so fun and comfortable to have our own space, where my cousins and I could laugh and play/eat. The adults had their own space for all that adult talk we weren’t interested in. Because I have such fond memories of our Thanksgiving picnic, I am completely sold on the tradition for my children, and I put together my own kids table for them this year, complete with a full-on coloring table cloth. I NEED them to stay busy for as long as possible, and being that they are 4.5, 3 and 1, I might get 15 minutes out of the whole thing, but sometimes that 15 minutes feels like an hour. First off, a kids table for Thanksgiving is a great place the kids…

5 Ways To Give BIG Without Spending A Dime

Yep, you can give big this year without spending any money at all. And quite frankly, some of these ideas are better than wine openers or pillow shams from the clearance bin. I’m a frugal mama with a budget and a heart to save, so I really enjoy the creative callable during the holidays! First, make a card with a free printable and offer your time. There is nothing more precious than giving your time to someone.  If it’s a good friend, tell them you want to come over and help them with any projects or things they could use a hand with. Think of some meaningful way to give your time to those you love. Maybe it’s just listening to old stories or cleaning the house for your elderly aunt. Make it personal and make it something they need. Here are some super cute free prints from The Cottage…