Handmade Valentines and Block Party

Valentine’s Day is the next big holiday and I love making homemade valentines for my kids! This year I am going to be prepared and make them ahead of time, instead of on February 13, LOL. Here are some super fun and cute homemade valentines to make this year.

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15 Clever Organizing Ideas and Block Party

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Christmas Kids Crafts and Block Party

This week the kids get out of school and winter break officially starts! Are you ready for it? It is always crazy chaos at my house because the kids are so excited about Christmas and school being out. Well this year I am going to be prepared and have some awesome Christmas kids crafts for them to do during break! Here are some great ideas to do this week with the kids!

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Gift Giving Hacks for Readers, Geeks and More

I kind of pride myself on being a really GREAT gift giver but this year I am drawing blanks. Thankfully Barnes & Noble has a ton of really cool tools that make gift giving super easy whether you’re looking to give a book or other great gift.

what to read next great tools for picking what book to read for all readers

I personally always believe books are one of the best gifts that you can get anyone regardless of age or interests. But, sometimes deciding WHICH book can be a bit tricky. Last week I was browsing the Barnes & Noble website and got giddy when I tried out the Book Graph for the first time. This little tool is brand new this holiday season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed they’ll keep it year around. It’s a little hidden but to find it click on “books” on the top of BN.com and “Book Graph” is the first option.

Basically you click on a book cover and it leads you down a trail of related books that you can follow to find something new and awesome. With every step there are tons of options and you can click on each image to learn more about the different titles. It was so fun seeing books that I love recommended in this way. They have combined all the knowledge from their book sellers and the wealth of data on which books people tend to buy with other and well, you can see how that would make for a power recommendation tool. I could see this being super addicting. Plus this would be great when shopping for someone who reads a ton or who reads different types of content than what you might be familiar with!

super hero gifts and books for boys girls and kids of all ages

Not only is there the Book Graph, -but there are TONS awesome curated book lists and gift guides.  I love how the guides are more than just gender and age based. Of course you can start there if you want, -but, there are really interesting list themes which you might not think to search for, but lead to some pretty fun present ideas. There’s a whole selection of Super Gifts for Superheroes (a peek at that above), gifts for Game of Thrones Fans, Creative Gifts for Scientist and Makers,  Gifts to Inspire Unstoppable Girls and more.

awesome tips and tools for buying gifts for readers and geeks. books and non-book present tricks and ideas

This my friends is how you get a unique and meaningful gift your love ones will be really excited to get! In addition to lists with both non-book gift ideas as well as fresh reading material there are tons of straight up book lists to guide your gift giving (even if it’s for yourself, I won’t judge) like “Thrilling Books for Teen Readers“. 

And as fun as it is to shop from the convenience of your own home in your jammies, you might want to throw on some clothes because I’m not sure if you are aware, -but in most Barnes & Noble locations this holiday season they have a super special Harry Potter aisle!

Tons of Harry POtter gifts from Barnes and Noble

It is jammed packed FULL of goodies, books, and tons of gift ideas all inspired by the J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s got great goodies from the original series as well as from the Fantastic Beast movie and the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Screenplay. You guys I wanted it all, scarves, wands, games of all sorts, stuffies, DVDs, there’s so many fun things!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever just wandered the non-book isles at Barnes & Noble, but they always have the most fun gifts for kiddos, geeks, and really anyone! I’m actually drooling over the FAO Schwarz Christmas decoration I saw there earlier this week.

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I’ll be doing a live walk through on Facebook this week if you want a little peek around and for you Star Wars fans they have a Star Wars aisle too!!!

So if you’re at a loss of what to give the special people in your life head over to Barnes & NobleBarnes & Noble whether in person or online and you’re sure to find plenty of fun options!

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DIY Nativity Ideas and Block Party

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Christmas Tree Crafts Recipes and Block Party

I love seeing Christmas trees decked out everywhere it’s such a fun part of the holiday season. I find it fun and totally geeky that now Christmas trees have become a symbol in and of themselves.

tons of awesome christmas tree crafts diy decorations recipes and more

So here are a bunch of fun Christmas tree crafts, recipes and more to celebrate this treasured symbol that brings so much joy this time of year!

Washi Tape Tree Card | Pinecone Tree Craft | Tree Quilt with Tutorial

Paper Gift Pouches | Christmas tree serving tray | Christmas Tree Taco Bake

Tree Terrarium  | 3D Christmas Tree Sugar cookies  | felt tree advent calendar

faux stained glass tree ornament  | tree card | Easy Christmas Hair Clips

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Hope your December is off to a great start! Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. If you love all things Christmas make sure to check out all my awesome Christmas Crafts and Recipes (there are hundreds)!

christmas crafts and recipes great easy tutorials and party ideas

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments Tutorial and Block Party

It is officially Christmas season and now is the time to get crafting for decor and presents! We have pulled together some of our very favorite homemade Christmas Ornaments to give you inspiration for this upcoming holiday!

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Book Page Ornaments

Quilted Monogram Ornament

Stick Tree Ornaments

Rustic Winter Truck Ornament

No Sew Quilted Ornament

Thumbprint Ornament

Scented Christmas Ornaments

DIY Minion Ornament

Custom Wood Ornaments

Mickey and Minnie Ornaments

Starfish Santa Ornament

Chalkboard Wood Slice Ornament

Paw Print Snowflake Ornament

Glitter Dinosaur Ornaments

Melted Candy Ornaments

Wood Grain Leather Ornaments

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Traditional and Nontraditional Pie Recipes and Block Party

One of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving dinner is the pie at the end!! I have a major love for sweets :). But sometimes I want more than just apple pie or pumpkin pie. Sometimes I want to change it up and have a different kind ofl pie! Well I have found several yummy traditional and nontraditional pie recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving!

Traditional-and-Nontraditional-Pie-Recipes-great for thanksgiving desserts

Apple Pie Roll Ups

Coconut Cookie Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie Cookies

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Turtle Pecan Pie

Sweet Potato Pie Casserole

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Maple Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Tarts

Pumpkin Crunch Pie

Apple Pie Bites

Apple Pie in a Jar

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Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Crafts and Block Party

Oh my Thanksgiving is just around the corner. These quick and easy turkey kids crafts are perfect for getting in the spirit of the season.

Awesome turkey kids crafts great thanksgiivng diy projects for children

These easy turkey projects for kids will keep little hands busy while big people tend to the feast and the football! They are fun for building exciting for the big day and would make darling decorations!

Personalized Turkey Placemats | Toilet Paper Turkey | Turkey Quiet Page | Turkey Leaf Shirt

Turkey Napkin Ring | Turkey Popsicle Stick Craft | Rice Krispie Turkey Treat | Turkey Candy Pouch

Turkey Fabric Headband | Turkey Pinecode Craft | Turkey Paper Plate Craft | Turkey Golf Craft

Turkey Gift Bags | Turkey Door Decor | Turkey Ribbon Shirt | Turkey Cookie Pops

Turkey Candy Pouches | Turkey Candy Treats | Turkey Rolls | Turkey Wreath

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as your Block Party Guest this week! Here are a few of my projects and recipes I think you might like.

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My New Favorite Craft Tool | Best Spinach Artichoke Dip | Advent Calendar of Giving

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Candy Corn Crafts Recipes and Block Party

Whether or not you like the taste of candy corn, you have to admit it sure is cute! Appreciate the combination of orange, yellow and white without the taste with these fun Candy Corn crafts and recipes.
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