Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party and December Delights

Thanks for joining us today--I am sure that you are probably busy with all that the month has to offer (or demand lol).

Staci received some cute Christmas items from Oriental Trading--you can see those here.

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.
Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!
We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
While you're here, we'd love for you to grab our new party button.
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Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.
If you're featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!
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~On to the Features~
All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!

Make sure that you stop by each Snickerdoodle host's blog--we all choose our own features! 
Dizzy Busy and Hungry has a delicious recipe for Double Chocolate Crunch Cookies! 

Most Clicked:
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Thank you for partying with us!
Let's see what you have to share!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Funtastic Friday 156 and Christmas Fun

Funtastic Friday Poster


How has your December been so far?  I have been busy with my college course work (only 3 more classes to go before I earn my Master's degree!), decorating for Christmas, and cleaning for our family coming for Christmas.

Staci received some goodies from Oriental Trading to decorate for Christmas.  You can view her post here.

We’re looking for a few more bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, get in touch with me or one of the other hosts.


We would love it if you followed us on social media. Funtastic Friday Party Hosts
Snowman Hat from Thrift Store Items Across the Blvd
Snowman Hat from Thrift Store Items @ Across the Boulevard
melting snowman cookies
Debra's favorite - Easy Melted Snowman Cookies @ Somewhat Simple

Sherry's favorite - Sinterklaas Hot Chocolate @ Howling at the Moon
How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture
Heidi's favorite - How to Flock A Christmas Tree with A Can of Ceiling Texture @ Repurpose and Upcycle

Donna's favorite - The Cutest Homemade Snowman Ornaments Ever @ Crystal & Co.

Cristy's favorite - Printable Christmas Tags and Gift Wrapping @ Building Our Hive
Chocolate Rice Krispie Gingerbread Pops. These are SO cute and super easy to make. Such a fun Christmas treat perfect for parties or class treats.
Lacie's favorite - Chocolate Rice Krispie Gingerbread Men Pops @ Clean and Scentisible
If you’re linking up and joining the party, please grab a button or link back to Olives & Okra or one of the party hosts (right-click on the image and save the image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on the image and save the image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Thumbnail1

All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board.
We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available in your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party. Tweet about the party, please!

Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and image on social media and on my blog, Olives & Okra. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.


  1. Post as many links as you like
  2. Family friendly posts only
  3. Old posts are welcome
  4. Comments are greatly appreciated
  5. Show fellow bloggers link love

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Party in Your PJs 186 and December Delights

Welcome to another Link Party with Party in Your PJs!  December is in full swing and I actually have almost all of my shopping done.  Not all of my wrapping or decorating but hey, I'm trying. How about you?

Staci shared some of the cute Christmas Decorations that she received from Oriental Trading.

Meet the hosts of Party in Your PJs:

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Features from Party in Your PJs 185:

Don't Sweat the Recipe has a yummy recipe for Gingerbread Cookies.
decorated cookies on a slate 
Building Our Hive shared a tutorial for a cute Christmas Banner printable. 
The Dedicated House has tips on Under the Sink Organization, which I need. 
Sink Organization 
Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers!
Don't forget to visit each of the hosts' blog as we each choose our own Features--you could be Featured, too!

Thanks for joining us and have a great week!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Decorations - Oriental Trading

Oriental Trading provided items free of charge for us for our review.  All opinions are our own.  Please see our DISCLOSURE POLICY .

Hey y'all!

We are all set up for Christmas in our house and it feels so nice!  Oriental Trading was so awesome (again!) and sent us some adorable decorations.  Like any Christmas decorations, we had a lot of fun putting them up.  They have so many great decorations - it was hard to decide which ones to get.  Rudolph to winter wonderland to religious items-- you can find whatever you're looking for.

The cute little Nordic Noel Nativity Playset pictured above is great if you have little ones!  Our 18 month old can play with it and we don't have to worry one bit.  He also thinks the camel and sheep make horse noises so it's fun when he plays with them.

These adorable nutcracker cups are fun for little ones, too!  Parker enjoys playing them with when he isn't drinking out of them.  Great little gifts for your friends' little kids, too. Unfortunately, these are no longer on the website.  They have tons of great little Christmas cups for your kiddos though!  

This is their Light-Up Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® Wall Hanging.  His nose lights up our kitchen!  Parker insists on his nose being on at all times that we are at the house.  

We also got this cute little snowman bowl!  He's perfect for the center of our table and of course filled with goodies!  Unfortunately, I could no longer find this on their website and it told me it has been discontinued.  They have plenty of other cute little bowls just like him though!

Of course we can't forget the delicious treats sitting in our cute little snowman! Hershey's® Christmas Santa Snacks Chocolate Candy Assortment has 3 of our favorite treats.  I'm definitely going to need to get more to keep it full!

Last but not least are these cute Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® & Friends Window Clings!  They are nice and big for your neighbors to see and who doesn't love Rudolph?!  Parker had a lot of fun helping us clean the windows and put these up.  He loves to have us open his blinds so he can see the ones on his bedroom window.

As always, Oriental Trading did not disappoint and we are looking forward to putting these decorations up every year!  Make sure you check these out and their large selection at Oriental Trading.

Have a great Christmas season!

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