Lots of fun festive stuff to share today so let’s get right down to it.
one. I love this little surprise Minted dropped off on my doorstep. So pretty!
two. Christmas cards have been filling our mailbox all week
and I couldn’t be happier. The past few years I’ve displayed all our
cards using ribbons (post here)
but they don’t hold enough and I end up clipping them in front of each
other. So, I need a new idea for displaying all of them at once! Help!
three. Looking for a festive appetizer to bring to your next
holiday party? I have a few super easy ideas for ya!
Grinch Kabobs: My friend Mel makes these every year for our cookie swap and they are always such a hit!
Veggie Christmas Tree Platter: Because sometimes it’s nice to eat a tomato in between too many sugar cookies.
Ho Ho Punch: 1 bottle of chilled champagne, 1 bottle of chilled ginger ale, and 2 packages of frozen strawberries, partially thawed.
Pineapple Pecan Cheeseball: Lastly, you must make the most delicious cheese ball ever at least once this season!
four. Caroline’s teachers have been teaching her class about the nativity story and Jesus. I know she’s still so young but she is such a sponge these days so I’d like to think some of the lessons are making an impression on her. Last year one of my favorite gifts Caroline received was the Fisher-Price Little People Nativity Set. It may be just another toy for her this year but I am excited for her to grasp the true meaning behind the nativity story in years to come.
Side note: If you’re looking for another Christ-centered gift for the toddler in your life, Caroline also loves the Plush Noah’s Ark Set.
five. We’ve been deck, deck, deckin’ the halls over here this week! The tree is taking forever to finish because Caroline is obsessed with removing and then hanging the ornaments over and over again. Plus I can’t reach the top of my tree to put my bow up yet. Anyway, two of my favorite festive items this season are from the CoraLee Boutique Christmas line! First up is the Monogrammed Juco Skirt. I have been searching for the perfect tree skirt for years and this one is perfect! And below is my new Christmas Tree Wooden Monogram! Matt made a wreath for our front door with our tree scraps and my wooden monogrammed fit perfectly in the center.
Also, because Courtney of CoraLee Boutique is super sweet and generous, she is offering all my readers a 25% discount on all monogrammed items! Just use the promo code CAROLINACHARM25 at checkout! Make sure to place your orders by December 15 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.