DIY Winter Pillowcases

One of the best things about Pinterest is that you are able to get your hand on how-to guides instantly. This was especially nice for me as my future in-laws gifted me a wonderful sewing machine for Christmas! I wanted to start the machine (and me) off with something simple, a set of pillowcases was the easy pick. I went to Pinterest for a how to and the below step by step video showed up. Exactly what I needed! She made the tutorial clear on the burrito method, which was a new way of making a pillowcase for me. Needless to say, my confidence in this sewing machine is now ready to take on more projects!

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Disney Themed Interchangeable HOME Sign

A few weeks back I shared that I was commissioned to do two of these interchangeable home signs for one of my friends. Drumroll please…. It’s finished! It was completed a few weeks before Christmas but with the 12 Days of Cookies, I didn’t have time to get this one up. I am so excited to share how it turned out with all of you! Check out the video below and make sure to subscribe to see more fun crafts.

Let me know your favorite! I am between the gingerbread Mickey or the Jack-O-Lantern Mickey.

Easy Biscuits and Gravy

This last weekend my fiancé and I had a few of our close friends over for a Christmas brunch and gift exchange. We couldn’t have everyone because of current circumstances but the few we did have over was special. It was a group of the guys (all are in our line at the wedding), so it seemed like a perfect time to test a few recipes out. This one ended up being my favorite that I tried and since I only had a small piece by the end of the meal, it was everyone’s favorite.

The hands on time was minimal and it was super easy. If you are a fan of biscuits and gravy I highly recommend trying this out. Make sure to subscribe to Take2Create for more recipes and craft ideas!

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Gnome Place Like Home for the Holidays

Merry Christmas Everyone! I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday. There is no place like home for the holidays like the song puts so well, so I’ve added a new cutout to our HOME sign to celebrate. This Christmas gnome has been greeting us for a few weeks now when we enter our home, and I felt he was the perfect way to send our season’s greetings to all of you.

1st Day of Cookie – Glazed Cider Cookies

There’s a special chill to the air around Christmas for me, almost like the cold winter air is mixed with holiday spirit making it crisper and somehow more welcoming against my bare face. This Christmas might be a little different in how it is celebrated but the Christmas chill is a comfort this year to me. So while I snuggle under a blanket writing this with a half-eaten glazed cider cookie next to me, I hope you all feel the warmth of the holiday season like a hot cup of spiced cider as well.

Merry Christmas Eve!

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Christmas Trivia Game

My fiancé and I have a fun tradition of playing a game or two of Christmas trivia on Christmas Eve together. This year, I was put in charge of putting together a virtual holiday activity for my team at work and of course I chose a game of trivia as one of the options! I’ve attached a PDF of the questions and answers for you and your family to play and enjoy this holiday season.  

Do you have a tradition on Christmas Eve? If you do I would love to hear about it! Comment below with your Christmas Eve traditions or how well you did on the trivia game!

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2nd Day of Cookie – Gingerbread Teddy Bears

We couldn’t help ourselves when we saw these cute teddy bear cookies! With Christmas only a few days away, we were excited to make a little toy lookalike cookie in the famous gingerbread flavor. While it may not be as fancy as when Queen Elizabeth I would make gingerbread characters for her honorary guests, these little bears are too adorable not to try. These cookies are prepping me for the next holiday activity tonight with my fiancé, gingerbread house decorating!

These gingerbread teddy bears are such a fun activity for little kids! The trick was that we used 3 different sizes cookie scoops to make our lives easier. We made these with my nephew and it was a blast!

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Christmas Scavenger Hunt

I was assigned to host our group’s virtual holiday party this year and I was so excited! All of my coworkers agreed who better to host a Christmas activity than the person who has been listening to Christmas music since October 1st. I had two activities planned: Trivia and a Scavenger Hunt. Tomorrow I am posting the trivia game but today I am giving you the supplies for a scavenger hunt (PDF to download is below). We did this on a Zoom meeting but it would also work with your own families at home.

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3rd Day of Cookie – Malted Sugar Cookies

One of the shake flavors I love in the summer is a vanilla malt, all thanks to my dad. That’s his favorite flavor and even though chocolate is always a good option for me, I find myself ordering vanilla malt shakes when asked now. Dipping french fries in a vanilla malt? Perfect mix of salty and sweet and a little bit of caramel (how I feel malt tastes). We are always looking for a twist on a sugar cookie that will beat our classic almond sugar cookie, and this one is definitely a contender!

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