Quick & Easy Chicken Pot Pie

With all of the remodeling and moving, a home cooked meal is very welcome for both my boyfriend and I. I’ve made this a few times and it has definitely been added to my go to dishes when I need a meal but don’t have tons of time. The trick? Rotisserie chicken, premade pie crust, and frozen vegetables! With how bare the shelves were around us, I was extra surprised to see those ingredients when I ran in for an emergency meal supplies during the move.

What are your go to quick meals?

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DIY Succulent Pots – Employee Appreciation Day

Today is my first employee appreciation day as a manager and I wanted to do something special to say thank you. I really won the lottery with my whole team! They are hard workers and some of the most caring individuals I know. To avoid any broken diets and to give it a more heartfelt touch, I decided to make them a little gift. I’ve seen these succulent puns on Pinterest a few times and decided to give them a go!

What succulent pun would you put on your creation?

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Peanut Butter Fudge

It is officially after Christmas and I am one hundred percent in my post-holiday blues. While you would think I would be sworn off baking after 12 straight days of it, I’m not at all. In fact, we had a get together with family last night and I decided to whip up a quick batch of peanut butter fudge. Now unfortunately, the family recipe of this is buried somewhere in my parents’ house so this was a trial… and success! It made up so much though that it lasted into a friend brunch today and we still have leftovers at our apartment! Get as many sweets in as I can until the New Year starts, right?

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Christmas Woodland Wreath

Anyone else spend a long time in their local craft stores floral department when prepping for a new wreath? It is one of my favorite things to do when creating a new wreath. Plus it allows me to test a few different concepts before I make a purchase. We have all been there when an idea doesn’t come together like you think, right? Haha. I’ll lay the wreath form in the cart and continue to add or subtract items until the desired look is achieved. The finished wreath is below but click “read more” to see my layout inside of JoAnn’s. This cute woodland Christmas wreath might be one of my favorites! Comment below what your favorite Christmas wreath theme is? I’ve listed some below to get you thinking!

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Whimsical Stocking Holder

With Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” playing through our house, the snow continues to pile up outside (White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie of all time! If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching it ASAP). It’s the first snow day of the season for us and it falls perfectly at the beginning of December. I LOVE snow during Christmastime. There’s something magical about the way Christmas lights glisten against the pristine candy like landscape. The first snow day fell on a weekend which means only one thing… Christmas Craft Project! Our family has some really special stockings that were handmade by my mom years ago. Surprisingly, with such beautiful stockings we didn’t have a stocking holder for them. Command Strips have worked great but we wanted a unique way to display our stockings. My mom and I brainstormed the idea for these whimsical stocking holders while decorating a Gingerbread Train (found at Target) and now we are excited to share it with you!

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Gifting Christmas Gnomes

Tis the season for holiday parties and celebrating with those that you love! What comes with needing to enjoy every moment of the company you’re with is also a need for that perfect gift to thank the hosts. A few posts back I made a little gnome and decided that a handmade gnome would be perfect for the upcoming parties. These little guys are slightly different in design and finish than the previous ones. They have already delighted at an early holiday party that we attended and as gifts for the attendees of our thanksgiving dinner. Would you want to order a few of these for your house or as gifts? Comment below and let me know!

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DIY Gnome

Halloween has just ended and that means Christmas is knocking. With my LOVE of Christmas, I am more than happy to answer! We have seen these cute gnomes for a while now and finally decided to give them a go ourselves tonight. I am SO happy that we did. After we finished, they were so cute that we wanted to name them. We are taking suggestions so comment below with your ideas! Make sure it’s Christmasy though! Continue reading to find out how our gnomes came to life.

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