Holiday Breakfast} Quiche Lorraine

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The first Saturday of December is my annual Holiday Breakfast.  This breakfast is my Christmas gift to the first line team members of my direct sales business.  A way to thank them and celebrate them.  I love the opportunity to spoil and pamper them a little bit and thank them for their hard work. If you’d like to see how I decorated my table and serving area for the breakfast check it out at Your Homebased Parties. Each year the menu is pretty much the same.   Why mess with a good [Continue Reading...]

Sublime Sensations and Swaddles Bath Aprons Giveaway

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Today’s giveaway will be the last one for this year and it’s a double which means two winners!  I am excited to introduce you to two different women and their homebased business.  Both of these business are examples of mother/daughter duos and how they work together and support one another. I discovered Kendra and her yummy Sublime Sensation candles at a boutique I visited a month ago.   It just so happened that I knew her mother too who was helping her that day. Kendra is lucky to have the love and support [Continue Reading...]

Chick ‘n Scratch Jewelry Giveaway Winners

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Happy Monday! We have two winners of the beautiful Chick ‘n Scratch Jewelry. #3 – Lisa – the necklace #37  – Vicki – the earrings Congratulations ladies and a big thank you to Traci of Chick’n Scratch Jewelry for her giveaway.  You still have time to do some holiday shopping so be sure and go over and check out her beautiful things! Lisa and Vicki – you will be receiving an email from me requesting your shipping info!

Deck the Halls!

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My house has been decorated for a little over a week now for Christmas. O.K., except for the banister. I don’t know what it is about the banister but it is my least favorite part of decorating.  I told Tessa that this year I was just going to skip decorating the banister and she told me her entire Christmas would be ruined if I didn’t decorate the banister.  Guess what I’m doing tomorrow? Yes, decorating the banister. I have seen a lot of Holiday Home Tours going on around the blogosphere [Continue Reading...]

Buttercream Frosting} Christmas Cupcakes

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Just a quick post this weekend to show you how to dress up a cupcake for the holidays and to share my go to, always amazing Buttercream Frosting recipe. If you need a fast and easy holiday dessert a Christmas cupcake may be just the thing. I helped a friend out with a church dinner this last week.  They wanted to do cupcakes and wanted to use a cake mix.  I suggested they jazz up the cake mix just a little to give it more of a homemade taste.    They chose [Continue Reading...]

My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Cookies

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Although I always experiment with a few new cookies each holiday season I definitely have my list of favorites, ones I make every year.  The list is getting a little long and today I wanted to share my Top Ten Favorites – in no particular order… I love cookies with something hidden inside – I love that surprise when you bite into it!  Here are two cookies with something fun hidden inside! #1 Snowballs #2 Snickers Cookies No cookie plate is complete without something lemon on it at my house!! [Continue Reading...]

Holiday Food Gifts

Holiday Food Gift Ideas

So what are you giving your friends and neighbors for the holidays this year?  The traditional cookie plate??  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good cookie plate (in fact I’ll do a cookie post this week) but sometimes I like something a little different. Today’s post is full of lots of fun non-cookie treat ideas I have shared in the past that cook and wrap up easy for holiday gift giving! Of course there is all that yummy candy/cookie bark I have been sharing this past week. Reindeer Corn Cookie [Continue Reading...]

Hostess Gift Idea

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The holiday party season is in full swing.  It may be a little old fashioned but I believe in hostess gifts. I know how much work and effort goes into throwing a party and I believe the hostess deserves an extra little something.  I know how much I appreciate it when I receive a hostess gift and the thoughtfulness that has gone into the gesture. Each year I try to come up with some type of hostess gift I can do up ahead of time and have on hand so [Continue Reading...]

Chick ‘n Scratch Jewelry Giveaway

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It’s Monday and another fun giveaway from a homebased mom!  I love introducing you to these amazingly talented women.  Women who have taken then talents and creativity and figured out a way to use them to bless their families and others with their amazing creations. Today I am excited to introduce you to Traci of Chick ‘n Scratch Jewelry.  Traci has both an Etsy shop and a website.  You can also keep up with Traci’s latest creations over at her blog. As you can see from her picture Traci is [Continue Reading...]