DIY Sharpie Coffee Mug

(Family Features) Chase the chill away with a mug filled with your favorite coffee, cocoa or cider. Sip in style with a DIY Scalloped Sharpie Mug. These pretty pieces also make great gifts, especially when filled with bite-size treats and wrapped with a shimmery ribbon. Or if you’re planning on entertaining, make several in different colors to help your guests keep tabs on their own toasty beverages.

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Envelope Pillow Cover Instructions

(Family Features) Let the blustery winds blow while you stay warm inside and while away the wintry hours with cozy crafts that keep you warm.

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Easy Mini Apple Pies with Vanilla Whipped Cream

(Family Features) As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. Here is one recipe that McCormick created this year: mini apple pies with vanilla whipped cream.

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Vintage Thanksgiving Scrapbook Tags – Free Printable

Here are some tags made from cute Thanksgiving postcards that I found on Tuckdb.  They are approximately 3″ by 5″.  Hopefully, you can use these in your scrapbooking or crafts.

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Heirloom Decorations to Pass Down through the Generations

Part of the charm of the Christmas holiday is the traditions that we participate in and pass down. Part of these traditions are simply the things we do, such as following a particular recipe or listening to a specific story every year. Other traditions go as deep as the decorations that are passed down through the generations.

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The Christmas Eve Miracle

I just saw this video and had to share it. If this isn’t a faith booster, I don’t know what is!

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Online Versus In-Store Shopping – Pros and Cons of Each

Christmas is getting close, and Black Friday is even closer.  It’s time to start thinking about shopping for gifts for your friends and family. With the internet, there are a lot more possibilities than just the local mall for gift shopping, but can you trust buying items online? There are a lot of pros and cons to both shopping online and in store.

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8 Ways to Make the Holiday Season Less Hectic

There are a lot of words to describe the holidays. Joyful, cheerful, bright, and togetherness are some words that people use. Chaotic, hectic, and stress-inducing are a few others.

This year, take some steps to make your holidays less hectic. Using a few simple tips, take the edge off the stress and spend more time enjoying the holidays rather than trying not to tear your hair out.

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Christmas Crafts for Kids

Kids love crafts, and the holidays are the perfect time to put together fun and festive creative projects. Here are some ideas to not only keep your kids busy and happy.

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How to Decorate with Christmas Garlands

That wonderful time of year is here again.  It’s time to start decorating for the holidays.  This is the time when you can turn your home into a showpiece for the comfort and cheer that the holidays bring.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Tags

Here are three printable Thanksgiving tags that I made for you.  The images themselves are in the public domain from antique postcards.  They could be used in scrapbooking, card-making, or other crafts.  Just click the image to enlarge.  Hope you enjoy them!  The url at the bottom of the sheet is from my other vintage image blog.

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8 Tips for Creating a Time Management Plan

Creating a time management plan keeps you from wasting time.  Having a plan makes every hour count, ensures that you get to work more quickly and helps distribute your time over all the tasks that you need to do each day, week, month and year.  Creating a time management plan is an imperative if you want to be successful and productive.

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Free Printable Vintage Scrapbook Tags

Here are some free printable scrapbook tags for you.  The images are from a book called “The Birthday Week,” from 1884.  I took the images from my other site  Just click on each image to enlarge and print.  If you don’t have a color printer, which I don’t either, I’ve had good results by mailing printables to Staples.  You can even have them sent back to you by mail, or you can pick them up in the store.  You may know of other places which do this also.  Please feel free to share that in the comments.

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Hand Held Pie Recipe

(Family Features) Everyone loves traditional holiday fare – mom’s stuffing, grandma’s sugar cookies, or that best-kept secret recipe that keeps friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?

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3 Festive Homemade Thanksgiving Decorations

How to Make Your Own Festive Thanksgiving Decorations

Thanksgiving is a time of year when the evenings are getting dark earlier, the chill is beginning to set in, and the lovely autumn leaves of October are off the trees. The fairs and festivals of summer are over, and people are spending more time indoors. Beautiful and inviting decorations can help make this a festive, inviting time. Here are some ideas on how to create your own Thanksgiving decorations.

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