Saturday, December 17, 2016

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 12/18/16

Hello and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Mele Kalikimaka, etc!  Thanks for stopping by twochicksandamom and Snickerdoodle Link Party!  December is such a fun month for link parties so enjoy and share!  A reminder, our party will take a break the next two weeks, 12/24 and 12/31/16 so we can enjoy our holidays as we hope that you will, too.  Thanks for supporting our party and twochicksandamom throughout the year!

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C.R.A.F.T. has a clever idea in which to gift a gift card--just make sure you use candy that your recipient likes or they may never open the jar lol.

It is so cold where I live.  I saw this recipe for Bean with Bacon Soup and immediately warmed up!  Thanks,  A Dish of Daily Life:).

These adorable Embroidered Cork Board Gingerbread Ornaments from Flamingos Toes are just that--adorable!

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Leslie at Lambert's Lately has a tutorial for a DIY Tree Topper and it is easy and festive!

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Oriental Trading Christmas Crafts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Oriental Trading..  All opinions are solely 100% mine.  See our "Disclosure" policy for more info..

Here it is the middle of December and we haven't done any crafting!  The horror!  Oriental Trading to the rescue!  They kindly offered to send twochicksandamom Christmas Craft supplies and decor. Yes please!

Ali Rose invited two good friends to come participate in the fun.  Tanner, Alexus, and Ali had a fun afternoon!  Here are some of the crafts they created:

 Alexus's Christmas Sweater Gift Bag--ta da!

Who doesn't like a Christmas sweater?  A Christmas Sweater Gift Bag is adorable and just right for those smaller gifts.  Ali's bag now sits proudly on a branch of our Christmas Tree.

Magic Color Scratch Christmas Tree Ornaments are awfully fun and the kids used their imagination to bring out their own distinct design.  Simply use the enclosed stylus to scratch out a design. These would be cute as a gift topper also.

Need a bigger bag for Grandma's gift?  Oriental Trading has you covered!  Grandma will love it even more because her favorite grandchild (wait, grandmas don't have favorites...) colored it ESPECIALLY for her!

For the readers in your family, give them Decorate A Christmas Tree Bookmark.  They are double-sided and there are plenty of stickers to decorate both sides.

These DIY Unfinished Wooden Gingerbread Men Ornaments will look cute on the tree, as a tie-on for a gift or gift bag, or make a set for a "theme" tree.  Have your kids make several and place them on the tree each year.  When your child heads off to college or to start out on their own, they will have ornaments with family memories always!

I neglected to get a photo of the kids' finished is a sample photo from Oriental Trading.

What's a party without games?  We chose the Pin the Nose on the Snowman game and we placed the Snowman up fairly high as Tanner is 6'4".  He got the nose spot on, the cheater lol.

Take a look at Oriental Trading.  They have crafting supplies, party supplies and decorations, toys, games, teacher supplies, etc.  All at a great price!  
Thank you, Oriental Trading, the kids had a fun afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Funtastic Friday 105

Funtastic-Friday-Ad-Sq Welcome to Funtastic Friday 105!  Here in Nevada we had a fair amount of snow but now getting a fair amount of rain.  Must be La Nina's fault.....or because I ordered snow boots instead of a raincoat lol.  I am pretty much ready for Christmas, how about you?
Sherry at Olives-n-Okra wants you to know: You still have time to join us for Wrapping Up the Holidays. The theme is gift wrap, cards, tree trimmings, recipes, holiday traditions, and family activities. There is no limit on the number of links you post as long as they are family friendly. Feel free to dust off older posts and share them, too! The party won't be open for too much longer, so be sure to link up soon. On to the party! Funtastic Friday Meet The Hosts
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Melting Moments #ChristmasCookies @ Cooking with Carlee
Angie's favorites | My New Green Cart @ a grace full life | Vintage Style Winter Wonderland Wreath @ Flamingo Toes | Antique Chair Revival @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations |
Sherry's favorites | Pistachio Fudge @ A Pinch of Joy | Homemade Cinnamon Rolls @ the turquoise home | DIY Chalk Signs (Tutorial) @ Inspiration for Moms |
Heidi's favorites | The Polar Express Bell Sign @ Tried & True | Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe @ Home Cooking Memories | Learn to Hand Letter : 20 Fantastic Resources for Beginners @ heart handmade uk |
Debra's favorites | Spinach Ranch Pizza @ Courtney's Cookbook | Christmas Morning Bar Cart @ Giggles Galore | Mocha Peppermint Cookie Bars @ This Gal Cooks |
Lacie's favorites | DIY Teacher Christmas Gift Idea and Free Printable @ Pink Peppermint Design | Peppermint Ritz Kisses @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner | Saint Nickarita - the perfect holiday cocktail! @ Delightful E Made |
Mistie's favorites | Colorful Felt Candy Garland @ Growing Up Gabel | Christmas Tree Braid @ Oh My! Creative | Crazy Cheap Gift Wrapping Ideas That Will Save You Money! @ heart handmade uk |
Kimm's favorites | Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate @ Sweet Pea | Candy Cane Co Printable @ One Thousand Oaks | Stitched Christmas Tree Necklace @ Flamingo Toes |
funtastic-friday-105-host-favorites-donna Donna's favorites | The Christmas Breakfast Table @ A Porch with A Few | Melting Moments #ChristmasCookies @ Cooking with Carlee | Cinnamon Roll Pancakess @ Cooking on the Front Burner |
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday 12/14/16

Well hey there, glad you could stop by twochicksandamom!  How is your holiday season going?  I've been busy but I have also cut back on some of the things I do for Christmas-not too much though because Ali Rose won't hear of it!  My youngest child keeps the fun going in our family!

“Welcome to Oh My Heartsie Girls “Wonderful” Wednesday’s »

This is our 49th Oh My Heartsie Girls “Wonderful” Wednesday’ Linky Party in 2016 and it is our purpose to feature with you some great blogs that linked up with us from last week's party. And this week we have so great Christmas Projects Christmas Goodies, Candies, Printables and DIY Decorations!!! We're happy to have you join us and share what you have going on your blogs.
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Chatfield Court Christmas Home Tour 2016 Feature Pick by Christine // Light and Savvy Chatfield Court // Christmas Home Tour 2016 (Pin It To Share)
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