Friday, November 30, 2012

"Ugly" Christmas Sweaters

Let the parties begin! It's almost time to whip out your Christmas sweaters. Ugly Christmas sweaters are always a hit, but maybe you want the not so ugly Christmas attire. Something still easy on the eyes, but with a bit of tackiness. 

Christmas Sweaters: Etsy

I love this t-shirt. I've seen it around here and there and finally found it on Etsy. This would be so cute with a cardigan or boyfriend collard button up underneath. Find it on Etsy at the CrazyDogTshirt shop. 

Who couldn't love this? Home Alone is a must see every holiday season! This is also on Etsy at the Donkey Tees Shop. 

Christmas Sweaters: ASOS

How cute is this outfit? I love this two tone simple Christmas sweater paired with a plaid shirt and the always cute beanie with a pom pon. 

Fair Isle prints are always great for the holidays. This black and white sweater is cute for any seasonal party.  

In need of a cardigan? This classic red/green cardigan is simple enough to express your Christmas joy, while still keeping it classy.

If you want to go a little more flashy try this. This print is super cute and is sure to eye catching. 

Whether you're looking for a true ugly sweater or something a little more trendy, I'm certain you are sure to find it! Have fun this season! Be inspired and create! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Easiest DIY Christmas Napkin Holders!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and filled their tummies! The weekend after Thanksgiving for most is filled with extreme Christmas decorating! As I was decorating my dining table I stumbled upon the easiest and cutest DIY Christmas napkin holders! I had four poinsettia tree pics that wrapped my napkins beautifully! In just 3 easy steps you will have a beautiful table setting!

You will need one tree pic and one napkin of your choice. 

Place your napkin up to the top of the decorative embellishment. 

 Wrap the stem of the pic around the napkin.

 And now you have a beautiful and cheap napkin ring! Be inspired and Create!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lets Decorate a Tree or Two!

Who doesn't love to decorate a tree? To start the season off right my friend and I were honored to be able to decorate two 12' trees for a very popular hotel. The first step was to go shopping of course and that we did. 

We needed a lot of mesh, ribbon, ornaments, and picks. This is just half of our selection.

To show how in need they were of our services here is the BEFORE picture of the trees. And yes, you are looking correctly, the trees don't have tops. 

The tree already looked better once we got the old decorations off. 

And here is the AFTER. We kept the two trees similar but switched the colors around. 

Now you might think the one random empty frame is weird, or you might not, but we did have a purpose for it. We walked around Hobby Lobby trying to of the best way to place an advertisement for ourselves and this was absolutely the best! We bought two frames, scrapbook paper, and a glass insert. My friend whipped out her Cricut machine and cut out some fancy vinyl.

And that started my Holiday decorating! This weekend it's my house! Be inspired and create! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fun Gift Ideas

I randomly stumbled across a few items and thought what fun gifts they would make! So then I got to looking around and found a few more that would make good stocking stuffers or small gifts for girls. 

The gifts

 It's never Christmas without "Christmas Vacation"! I found this glass sure to get everyone in the Christmas mood at

And who doesn't love this vintage 1950's Christmas glasses? I think they are adorable! They can be found on Etsy in the "Hoof and Antler" shop. 

The Calendar of Awesome is based on "The Book of Awesome". Everyday it celebrates the little things in life that make you smile, like popping bubble wrap! You can buy it at Barnes and Nobles. 

These Someecards are all over Pinterest and are usually very funny. I would love this calendar! Also from Barnes and Nobles. 

Who doesn't get a good laugh from the "People of Wal-Mart"?  I know a few people who would really appreciate this. You can also find this at Barnes and Nobles. 

Lisa Frank! Urban Outfitters has a few vintage Lisa Frank items. Here is a memo pad that would be a great stocking stuffer. 

Yummy scented hi-liters will make work fun for anyone. Also a great stocking stuffer and also from Urban Outfitters. 

 We are all familiar with this popular saying. I found this notebook at Barnes and Nobles. This is a cute idea for a friend or co-worker. 

Christmas is right around the corner and it's never to early to start your shopping! Be inspired and create, or buy! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Santa's coming soon!

It's almost that time, time to hang the lights, hang the wreaths, put up the stockings and decorate the tree!  I don't have any kids yet, but I did think of this fun idea to do when that time comes. I remember when I was younger and how excited I would get if I got anything in the mail, but think of how excited I would have been if I would have gotten a letter from Santa! What I plan to do for my kids is use the the letter below I created, seal it in an envelope, address it to my children and watch them light up with excitement! 

The Letter

The letter is simple. It's more of a "flyer", but you can make it more personal if you would like. 

The Envelope 

Make a cute personalized envelope, something to get them really excited! 

I can't wait to do this one day! Hope this gives some of you some inspiration! Be inspired and create! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Delicious goodies!

Need a great delicious and fun gift idea? Shari's Berries has all you need! I had the pleasure of trying Shari's Berries 3 years ago and their massive chocolate covered strawberries were amazing! These are always great holiday ideas to send to family and friends or to order for yourself. Here are a few of their yummy creations!

Gold and Silver Cakepops

Gourmet Dipped Fancy Berries

Peanut Butter Bark

Caramel Apples

Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Pops

I think this is enough to get your sweet tooth going! Check them out for more great ideas and products!