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Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Kiss Cupcakes

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No Glue Gun Required for this project!

This is a great little cupcake treat that everyone will enjoy.

Peppermint Cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Kiss Cupcakes

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix (any kind will work)

1 Bag Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

Icing

Sprinkles

Cupcake Liners

INSTRUCTIONS:

Mix all ingredients according to the instructions on the back of the cake mix box.

Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Scoop cake mix into the liners filling each 2/3-3/4 of the way full.

Put in the oven and bake for 5 minutes.

During this 5 minutes start unwrapping the amount of kisses you will need.

After 5 minutes of baking, slide the muffin tins out of the oven enough that you can push a kiss down into each one.

Continue baking for required time according to box.

After baking has finished take muffin tins out of the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

Take Cupcakes out of tins and continue to cool before icing.

Once completely cool you can begin icing as desired.

Sprinkle with different colored sprinkles and add another Candy Cane Kiss to the top!

Gifts for the Ladies in your life…

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I absolutely Love LOVE Love jewelry…especially earrings, the danglier the better. But I had a hard time finding a way to store them when they weren’t being worn. But thanks to Pinterest and a few blogs I have come across this fantastic way to organize and store my earrings.

THIS IS ONE THAT I MADE FOR MY BEST FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS WHO LOVES EARRINGS EVEN MORE THAN I DO!

 

Today I’ll show you how to make this lovely Earring Display with a cheap frame, wire mesh (or lace, burlap, ribbon…)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Cheap old or new Frame of any size.

A piece of wire mesh, lace, burlap, picture hanging wire…

Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks

Scissors

Ribbon

To measure the wire mesh or material that you are using…I found it easier to just measure the inset of the frame where the glass would usually go and then measure and cut the material to match your measurements. It is ok to have a little extra…it can always be cut off later or glued down.

Once the material of choice has been cut you can run a line of hot glue down one edge of the frame where you will be placing the material, line up the material and press it down on the glue…Careful not to burn your fingers…Lord knows how many times I burned mine while doing this. Do this all the way around the frame, pulling it as tight as you can. When the material is glued down to the frame, you can glue a piece of ribbon over where the material is glued to the frame.

Add something to hang it on the wall if needed.

I WILL ADD STEP BY STEP PICTURES LATER.

From Santa

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One of the hardest parts of the Christmas Season is finding cute identifiable gift tags from Santa. You want them to look different then the gift tags on the rest of your gifts. I found these cute little guys through Pinterest.  North Pole Gift Tags. Thanks to Brooklyn Limestone my Santa Gift Tags just got even better!

 

Fabric Flower Pom Pom Headband

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I have ONE niece and a GAZILLION nephews…so when I discovered how to make these adorable headbands…my glue gun and needle and thread came out! I couldn’t resist myself and made a bunch of these adorable headbands. I found the Pom Pom Headband Tutorial here on the Little Miss Momma Blog. Here are some of the headbands that I made…I think they turned out pretty good. I Can’t Wait for my Little Annie to open her gift with all her new headbands!

This one is a Kelly Green Pom Pom Headband that I made her for when she comes to my Nephew’s basketball games. His School Colors are Green and White!!

Pale Yellow Pom Pom Headband.

What Little Girl doesn’t need a Pink Pom Pom Flower Headband?!

I Love the way this one turned out! It is a Navy Blue Pom Pom Flower!

Hot Pink…Because you just can’t have enough pink headbands!

 

Stocking Stuffers…

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WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER?

HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH!!!!

It is soooo easy to make and way better than the stuff bought at a store!

This recipe makes the best, most squishiest, longest lasting playdough you have ever played with!

You can make your kids’ favorite colors and put them in cute little containers to throw in their stockings at Christmas!!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1 CUP FLOUR

1 CUP WATER

1/4 CUP SALT

2 tsp. CREAM OF TARTER

1 Tbsp. VEGETABLE OIL

FOOD COLORING OF YOUR CHOICE ( use as many drops to reach your desired color)

Just dump all the ingredients into your pot and give them a good stir.  Enlist some small help if possible – they will think you are magic.

Put your pot on the stove and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it forms into a ball.

As soon as it joins into one big glob, take it off the heat and dump it onto your counter or some wax paper.  Wait for it to cool, then knead it a few times until it is nice and soft.  This is where you have to use a little self control to let the kids have a turn too.:)

This would make a perfect gift for any kid – not just for Christmas, I’m thinking birthdays, party favors, gifts for the classroom kids, cousins, neighbors, anyone!

You can use these printables to decorate your container or choose from many others from ishare.

 

 

Christmas Crafts

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So this Christmas…I had to get a little crafty with my decorations and even a few gifts. I am in love with Christmas time and all the decorations that come with it. Including Santa decorations. Which is why when I found these Santa Cones by Thrifty Decor Chick, I just had to make them myself. Mine look a little different but I didn’t have the bling to put around his belt.