Homemade Father’s Day Gifts and Block Party

Father’s Day is coming up this month!  It’s time to celebrate those awesome dads and here are some great ideas to make for the special man in your life. 
Father's Day Gift Ideas easy craft tutorials and printables
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Every year I make something for my husband with our kids’ hand prints.  Here are some of the ones that I have done through out the years :).
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10+ Fairytale Retellings Books to Check Out

Fabulous list of Fairytale retellings. Most are YA books

Retellings are such an interesting book genre. If you think of it just know the story is a retelling is kind of spoiler-y. It also runs the risk of being some one boring or been there and done that -ish. On the other hand when a retelling is done well, it can be amazing! While on one hand it taps into something familiar and beloved it adds new depth and excitement. It’s like the ultimate refashion or makeover.

Today I’m sharing 10+ Fairy Tale retellings to check out. They are all super interesting takes on old favorites. And some happen to be some of my all time favorite books. Click on the book titles or covers to read the official synopses of each book.

cinder by Marissa Meyer, cinderella meets sci-fi. Great book and series - Rae Gun RamblingsThe Lunar Chronicles – This series is SO good. I mentioned before that I thought the idea of the first book Cinder (cyborg Cinderella) was so dumb when I first heard about it. But I was WRONG. SO WRONG. The story while definitely hitting some key Cinderella points is so fresh and fun. And Marissa Meyer the author is like a character genius. Not only are you sure to fall in love with Cinder but the series some how gets better and better. Each book continues the story line but focuses on a different character (don’t worry the characters you fall in love with in the first book are still around). But by the time the series is finished we’ll get Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood (Scarlet), Rapunzle (Cress), Snow White (Winter), and the Evil Stepmother/Queen (Fairest not technically in the series but in the same world). And while the stories pull from fairy tales they really are this masterpiece of one giant brand new awesome story weaving together. If you read any books from this list it’s these. Hands down, they are so great!

entwined fairytale retellingEntwined – A retelling of 12 Dancing Princesses which honestly I am only familiar with through the ballet but this is a fun beautiful story. I got hooked in immediately and it has sprinkles of magic. It almost feels like you’re reading historical fiction but without the slow draggy feel it sometimes has.

tiger lily Peter pan retelling bookTiger Lily – Fans of Peter Pan will want to check out what life was like pre-Wendy Bird. You aren’t going to find perfect characters here and I think that was one of the things I really liked about this book. While each is flawed they all do have great quantities as well. This wasn’t a page turner for me but this time it was okay. It was a book I had to get through slowly which was good in it’s own way.

Crimsocrimson bound fabulous little red riding hood retelling young adult bookn Bound – Me oh my what great big teeth you have. Are you looking for a dark slightly creepy fairy tale retelling? Are you more of a Brother’s Grimm kind of fairy tale reader? Well this take on Little Red Riding Hood is delightfully dark. And you know I am a self proclaimed wimp to horror and scary stuff so it’s not too bad at all just enough to make it good. I’ve been listening to the audiobook and totally sucked in. The story the characters it’s a great one take on the story but with definitely much more to it the same old story. And if you enjoy this book by Rosemund Hodge you’ll want to check out Cruel Beauty which is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. (They are not a series and can be read independent of each other.) The audio versions are a must!

goose girl fairytale retellingThe Books of Bayern – The retelling of The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale and the books that follow in the series are lovely. The first book is The Goose Girl but there are 4 books in the series and I think the third one The River Secrets is my favorite! Book two is one Enna Burning and the last book is Forest Born.They are full of characters with grit and dept who grow and learn from their mistakes and weaknesses. These aren’t just for older teens and adults you can get your tweens both girls and boys in on these too. A great combo of royalty, magic, and friendships.

Wickwicked book reviewed – So wicked was not my favorite but I feel like it was such a huge book and such and interesting retelling that I had to include it in my list. It’s definitely adult and does have mature concepts and it’s not really a feel good book (part of my dislike) but getting the back story of the witches from The Wizard of Oz that is definitely interesting in it’s own way. It’s one of those rare books that I didn’t particularly enjoy but I’m still glad that I read if that makes sense.

 Strastrands of bronze and gold bluebeard fairytale retellingnds of Bronze and Gold – Do you know the story of Bluebeard and his wives. Yeah I didn’t so much but that didn’t stop me from really enjoying this retelling of the tale. It’s a tad bit creepy after all Bluebeard is known for murdering his wives but the story completely sucked me in and was a very entertaining read.

the graveyard book review The Graveyard Book – When I first started reading Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book I really had no idea what I thought. It’s such a different book. It’s whimsical and magical and heart warming and sad all at once. It didn’t take me too long to fall in love with this sweet retelling of The Jungle Book in which the animals are substituted for ghosts raising a  real boy. If you haven’t read it definitely check it out.

court of thorns and roses book reviewA Court of Thorn and Roses – I am just 25% of the way into A court of Thorn and Roses and I’m already in love. It’s Beauty and the Beast but with Fae and Fairies thrown in. Now let me just say that I am not usually a Fae fan. But that being said I feel like Sarah J. Maas is a magician with words. The stories she writes are fantastic. Such original ideas, amazing characters, and great adventure. Keep in mind that this book is categorized as New Adult so for more mature readers it does get a bit steamy. If you want something more YA or just something else awesome you’ll want to check out her Throne of Glass series which is also considered a retelling but I’m not going to say a retelling of what since I actually preferred not knowing that when I read the first few books since I don’t think the retelling aspects come out until a few books in so it might be a bit spoilery.

These books all look awesome. creative fairytale retellings mostly young adult

I know there are more out there but like always I like keeping my book lists to books that I have personally read. What are some of YOUR favorite fairytale retellings?

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25+ Must Read Audiobooks

great list of audiobooks. Great books for Summer reading or road trips

June is Audiobook month and even if you think they are not for you I beg you to hear me out. I wrote a whole big long posts for why you should give audio books a try but in short audiobooks are awesome. Audiobooks and Summer are the perfect match since they are great for road trips, keeping yourself distracted while you tend to house or yard work or even while working out. But really if you like reading I encourage you this June to try an audiobook. I have to this day only met ONE person who after actually trying to listen to audiobooks said they weren’t for her and even since that she’s enjoyed listening to audiobooks of books she’s already read! Lots of people won’t even try but I think if you give them a chance you just might fall in love. After all I too was an extreme naysayer.

If you’re an audiobook newbie I encourage you to try two things this June: listen to the audio version of a book that you have already read and loved. Listen to an audiobook that’s completely new to you.

I’ve listened to A LOT of audiobooks but just for you I’m narrowing it down to my top 25ish. You can click on the title of each to read the synopsis of each of these book. I have personally listened to all of these and loved both the stories and performances for each of these titles. Also a lot of these are series so if you like them you can continue the stories!

Tons of great books to listen too. Audiobooks are great for yard work and road trips

Books for the Whole Family

This first group of books are great for young and old so they would be good candidates for family road trips. They have varying degrees of maturity but if you’re wondering about something specific just ask me and I’ll do my best to give you my opinion. But I would think most Middle Schoolers should be fine with the content.

YA Dystopian, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

All of these have some magical or fantastical element. They are still all Young Adult appropriate but if listening to them with kids I’d use discretion.

Contemporary and Historical Fiction

These are all books with stories and characters that could actually happen. No magic or powers. Some of these have historical settings. Some have characters in odd situations but they are all more realistic than the two groups of books so far.

great list of audiobooks to listen too. perfect books to read for family road trips


Unfortunately years of grad school burned me out on non-fiction so I don’t read a ton but here are a few that I really enjoyed. Sorry if you are into entrepreneurial life and getting kids to eat well haha.

It’s true that some books don’t translate the best to the audio format (like those that flip through time or that you find yourself having to flip back and forth while reading to remember who is who or what is going on) but in my experience there are only a handful of books that I thought were good but just didn’t work listening.

Awesome audiobooks to check out. Great reading list for road trips.

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How to Bypass Color Ink to Print Grayscale

How to force your printer to print black and white even when your color cartridges are empty

It’s true. You can fool your printer and reclaim your ability to print black and white without wasting money on color ink that you won’t really use! I love my Brother Printer but, it makes me SO mad when my printer refuses to print grayscale because one of my color cartridges is low. Why the heck did I buy a printer with separate cartridges in the first place? Luckily it is possible trick the printer into thinking the color cartridges are full and force it to print grayscale.

This trick is SO easy I cannot believe I didn’t figure it out sooner.

Save money on ink by forcing your printer to print grayscale even when the color ink is empty

How to Bypass Color Ink Cartridges to Print Grayscale

Cut a small piece of tape and place it over the window on an empty ink cartridge. Yup it’s that easy!!!

Save money on ink by forcing your printer to print grayscale even when the color ink is empty

For my printer even if I only print grayscale some how my color ink cartridges drain. It’s SO frustrating. Thankfully if you mostly print black and white you can use this trick so that you’re not just throwing money away on color ink.

Save money on ink by bypassing color ink while grayscale printing

Pretty neat right? Spread the word share this with your friends so they won’t be wasting their money either!

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What I Read: 6 Very Different but Good Reads

Need to read all of these books

I’m excited to share the highlights from my last month of reading. If you’ve been following along on Instagram you know what I’ve been reading since I do a weekly reading roll call. It’s so fun sharing my current books and seeing what you guys are reading. But these are my thoughts on some of my favorites that I’ve read and listened to over the last month. To see the full lists check out my Goodreads.

across a star swept-sea by diana peterfreud great ya bookAcross a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant memory. Yet on the isle of Galatea, an uprising against the ruling aristocrats has turned deadly. The revolutionaries’ weapon is a drug that damages their enemies’ brains, and the only hope is rescue by a mysterious spy known as the Wild Poppy.

On the neighboring island of Albion, no one suspects that the Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo… is her most dangerous mission ever.

Though Persis is falling for Justen, she can’t risk showing him her true self, especially once she learns he’s hiding far more than simply his disenchantment with his country’s revolution and his undeniable attraction to the silly socialite he’s pretending to love. His darkest secret could plunge both islands into a new dark age, and Persis realizes that when it comes to Justen Helo, she’s not only risking her heart, she’s risking the world she’s sworn to protect.

This book is technically a sequel but you don’t bump into familiar characters until 300 pages in and even then you don’t NEED book one. It’s a similar word but even then not really. There are so many great things about this fabulous characters, fun fashion, adventures, more than strong females, smart and cute boys, great messages that aren’t preachy at all. And a really fun story. The first book For the Darkness Shows the Stars is excellent too so I say go read that one and then read this one knowing that while it’s down as a sequel it’s more of a companion book and you’ll be meeting a whole new lot of characters that are just as great. My only reservation about both these books in this “series” is that they are slow starters for me. It just takes me a while to get sucked in but when I do I’m in love.

on the fence by Kasie West great YA read for SummerOn the Fence by Kasie West

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Kasie West has not written a book that I haven’t liked yet. Thankfully she seems to be cranking them out. On the Fence is a very cute contemporary story about a real tomboy jock girl who comes from a family of all boys. I love how sporty she is. I love how she is one of the guys. And I love how she starts to figure out who she is as a girl. There’s sweet romance and good characters that you expect from Kasie. I read this book in one day which I don’t do often. I’m not a particularly fast reader but I was just sucked in and didn’t want to stop).

a mad wicked folly by Sharon Biggs WallerA Mad, Wicked, Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

An artist and a revolution and a little romance. I really should read more historical fiction. I need you guys who read that kind of stuff to suggest some good ones! I really liked A Mad, Wicked Folly. The story is so rich and the characters are fantastic. My only complaint is that I wanted to know what happened faster and since I was listening to the audiobook I couldn’t just push forward.

the cuckoo's calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. RowlingThe Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.

And if you thought historical fiction was out of my comfort zone then surely an adult murder mystery detective story is way on a different planet but you know I HAD to read JK Rowling’s (under a pen name) book, The Cuckoo’s Calling. I enjoyed it, it kept my attention the whole stinking time and it was long. Am I aching to read the next, no but I do want to get to it eventually. Am I wishing I had read it sooner, no but I’m happy I read it. I’d say if you’ve been curious do yourself a favor and check it out. I listened to the audiobook which I really enjoyed. And for those of you who are expecting Harry Potter Rowling just know this is an adult book with adult themes and lots of swears just in case you’re uncomfortable with that sort of thing.

The Queen by Kiera Cass the selection seriesThe Queen by Kiera Cass

<em>Before America Singer’s story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince….

Don’t miss this digital original novella set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series. This prequel story takes place before the events of The Selection and is told from the point of view of Prince Maxon’s mother, Amberly. Discover a whole new Selection with this inside look at how Maxon’s parents met—and how an ordinary girl named Amberly became a beloved queen.

I don’t often read novellas but I really liked listening to the story of The Queen from The Selection series. While I liked getting her back story I was a bit disappointed in how she was portrayed. We know she gets the guy in the end (I mean the title and ahem she’s the Queen) but it seems like she got him by blindly and mindlessly doing what he wanted and that rubbed me the wrong way. Not exactly the kind of character I want my nieces reading about. I get that not all characters need to be great but it’s such a short tale it had the feel of “she gets the guy but being a doormat”. Maybe I’m being harsh or hypersensitive but that was my impression. That being said I did enjoy listening to it. You should go listen to the audiobook and come back and tell me what you think.

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill great contemporary young adult bookBeing Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.

Another sports book this time hockey and figure skating. If you need a book for when you want to run away from your life or swap lives with someone else this is for you. It’s got some serious themes but reads in a lighthearted manner making it really kind of great. Cute boys and Summer sports camp complete with some cool friends makes Being Sloane Jacobs a great book to take on your next weekend trip.

These books look good. Need to check them out.

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Scrap Busting Extravaganza Series


Oh hello just popping in to let you know that I’m hanging out over at Flamingo Toes today sharing a very quick and easy Bow Tie Necklace Tutorial as a part of the super duper fun Scrap Busting Series going on! I hope you’ll swing by and check it out.

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The Truth About Naps and Funny Baby Sleep Memes

funny baby sleep memes

I did the stupidist thing in the world yesterday and I’m completely traumatized. So here’s the deal. We’ve been trying to nap train. Teddy is a crap sleeper in general still waking up a few times at night but at least at night I can lay him down and he sleeps for a good 3-4 hours. If he wakes up before then we give him a binky and he cries for a minute or two and goes back down. And I’m sure most of you are saying, “Wait isn’t he almost one and that’s the ‘good’ part of his sleeping? Don’t you want to bash your head into a wall?” And I would say, “Yes, yes I do want to bash my head into a wall.” And to keep from doing that I will post funny baby sleep memes whilst I tell you my tale.


So what happened yesterday? I sat in the room with Teddy to see if that would “help him fall asleep”. You see this is after two weeks of trying to let him cry it out at nap time. After all CIO worked for night. It just took him 2 days and he was going down no problem. But naps are a different story. This is the 4th time I’ve tried to let him cry it out for naps and I vowed that I would be consistent and stick it out. But you know what it’s not working. I don’t care what people say SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T WORK!

the truth about baby sleep The two weeks were interrupted by illness. So it’s really been a week of nap time routine, him snuggling up during the song (just like at bed time) but instead of the roll over and sleep it’s a full on mad angry hysteria. After a while it’s a weaker cry with a minute head down and then up again standing and crying. He did this for 40-70 minutes EVERY time (usually about 55 minutes). then he fell asleep for 20 minutes. It DID NOT get better.  My once happy boy was cranky all day. Falling down, bonking. So we decided to call it quits. We weren’t wimps we freaking let our baby cry for almost an hour twice a day. Having witnessed CIO work for night I don’t think it’s extreme but you could tell there was progress.

Funny letter from baby about keeping Mom from sleeping through the night

A friend said she tried a thing where she stayed in the same room while the kid settled themselves so I thought well I’ll try that. And let me tell you it was torture. At least the other times the cries weren’t full blast or consistent. This was 50 minutes of him totally not getting why I wasn’t helping. I laid right by the side of the pack and play trying to get him to lay next to me. And now I have PTSD like seriously every time I hear him cry I get really stressed and anxious and my heart gets all racey. And guess what he’s a strong willed baby so he is going to cry.

 Funny baby sleep pictures

What am I supposed to do? He’s big now, soon his Magic Sleep Suit won’t fit so I don’t want to put him back in there. And I’d go back to holding him for every nap and just accept that I’ll never get anything done but I feel like I need to teach him how to sleep. People say they lay down by their kids to help them fall asleep but don’t their kids crawl away or start trying to play? People say they rock them down and them put them down. Well that’s just not an option Teddy wakes up INSTANTLY and always has. You wouldn’t even believe how many people told me to just to do quiet time. Tell him he doesn’t have to sleep but no talking. He’s 11 months old he’s not in the room “talking” or noisily playing with his toys. He’s crying and tired and doesn’t know how to fall asleep. And it’s not like he wears himself out and then has a good nap. IF he falls asleep he wakes up after 20 minutes. I’m not exaggerating, we logged ALL OF IT.

 So true

For now we’re back to holding him although this time without his sleep suit since we know we’ll be forced to give it up soon. But if you had a bad DAYTIME sleeper and something BESIDES CRY IT OUT worked for you I’d love to hear. I know people say that I’ve got to do it now because it only get’s harder but you know what else they say? They say they miss just holding their babies, they miss when their boys would snuggle with them. So for now I’m just going to enjoy snuggling him for a little longer. I’ll keep trying to see if he’ll let me put him down and other things but I’m taking my friend’s advice and doing what it takes to stay sane.

Baby sleep humor

I found all the images and the little baby letter on Pinterest. Unfortunately any that included sources were clearly not the original sources. If you know of who I can give credit to for these sillies please let me know.

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What’s for Dinner and a Baby Sweet Potato

Baby Sweet Potato costume! Brilliant and so easy - Rae Gun Ramblings

How was Thanksgiving? Delicious? Did you see my little sweet potato I posted on Instagram? Well I’ll share again here just to be nice ;)

Day Meal
Saturday Eat Out From Scratch
Sunday Thanksgiving Leftovers
Monday Turkey Turnover
Tuesday Eat Out
Wednesday Creamy Salmon Cous Cous and Roasted Green Beans
Thursday Turkey Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder
Friday  Acorn Squash and Sausage

What We Actually Ate:

  • Crab Boil Mac and Cheese
  • Pork and Mash at In-Laws (forgot to take a pic)
  • Chicken Parmasen Casserole (mymom dropped this off for us, she’s a gem like that)
  • Crock Pot Creamy White Chili
  • Thanksgiving
  • Costco Pizza

Thanksgiving Sale Discount Codes

And also one last reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of my Thanksgiving Sale. Hop over to my shop to grab some cute baby clothes and Harry Potter goodies for your friends and family!

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Thanksgiving Sale Update


Hey guys I know I already shared the Thanksigiving codes BUT there was a typo with the other one. I have fixed it in that first blog post but just in case I wanted to give another shout out for the sale! Also I’m extending the sale an extra day because of all the mix ups.

I have at least one of everything pictured above ready to be shipped out in the next week if it’s ordered this weekend! I’ve got tons of “almost ready to ship” items in the shop so the turnaround times are faster than normal!

Happy Shopping. This is perfect for those of you who have Harry Potter lovers or babies in the family or know you’ll be attending some baby showers this spring or even to stock up for your own little ones or for Halloween since I don’t put the costumes on sale any other time.

Just in case you can’t see the image here are some discount codes. You can decide which works for you. The sale is good 11/27 – 12/3.

  • Free World Wide Shipping (no code necessary)
  • 30% off orders of at least 100$ use code 30OFF100
  • 20% off full order (no minimum) use code 20OFF14Thanks

I would love you to share this sale with any one you think might like this!

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Christmas Wonderful Link Party

OG Elf spaghetti! Enjoy a fun dinner with the family with green noodles and marinara sauce. Don't forget the Mozzarella snowballs! Design DazzleDid you know that Santa’s elves have a favorite dinner? Elf spaghetti is what they always choose to eat on Christmas Eve. To see the easy and yummy details go here. You may have seen Design Dazzle‘s 5th annual Christmas Wonderful series is in full swing! We’ve had some fabulous Christmas ideas from some talented bloggers and we’re not done yet…the fun continues through the middle of December! Over the years we’ve shared almost 200 blog posts with hundreds and hundreds of ideas. We thought it would be fun to have a great big link party to celebrate this magical Christmas season because we know YOU have some awesome ideas to share too! Simply link up your project below, which will show up on all of the 25+ blogs participating in our link party. Feel free to link up new projects as well as any past projects that you want to share. The link party ends Decemember 7th. We will be choosing some of our FAVORITE ideas to feature! a few days later The following amazing blogs are participating in our Christmas Wonderful link party:

Design Dazzle | Simply Designing | Made From Pinterest | Mommy Crusader | kiki comin | Frog Prince Paperie | Clean and Scentsible | Paisley Petal Events | Ginger Snap Crafts | Apples 4 Bookworms | Artzy Creations | Not Just a Mommy | The Scrap Shoppe | Confetti Sunshine | Snap | Suzy’s Sitcom | My Daylights | Tips From A Typical Mom | Holy Craft | Sweeten Your Day | Pink Cake Plate | Raegun Ramblings | a girl and a gluegun | Live To Be Inspired | Polka Dot Poplars | hoopla palooza |