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May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve. — Unknown

Need some Christmas celebration inspiration? We’ve got everything from glittering decorations to gingerbread house building tips, eggnog recipes and elves, to family fun events. Even your inner Grinch will find food and drinks that Santa will love year after year.

Don’t Miss Enchant Christmas in Fair Park, Dallas

Don’t Miss Enchant Christmas in Fair Park, Dallas

Enchant Christmas, "the World’s Most Magical Christmas Light Maze & Village" is back in Dallas for 2021, and it's better than ever! We went in the middle of a rainstorm, so if I can still say that when it was pouring down rain, then you know, it's a great event. ...

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Snowday at Galleria Dallas

Snowday at Galleria Dallas

I got a sneak preview of the new SNOWDAY at Galleria Dallas and it is SO much fun! Even my teenager enjoyed it! (That's saying something) This interactive experience includes a realistic train ride, a visit with Santa, and a number of photo opportunities and holiday...

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Is it Time to Replace Your Artificial Christmas Tree?

The holiday countdown has started… It’s time for your annual tree-wrestling match where it’s you vs. the stairs to bring that bad boy down from the attic onto center stage. Maybe you even have more than one tree? Maybe you have dozens! Whether you’re a tree hoarder or...

Christmas Tree Decor Trends

If you liked the Is it too Early to Decorate for Christmas? post (which for me is NO, never too early), you will love this one which continues my chat about Christmas Decor trends with my dear friend Kristin Black, from Decorator’s Warehouse. This time we are talking...

The Christmas Village That Time Forgot

If you love all things Christmas you might be tempted to drop in to North Pole Christmas Village on Pike’s Peak. My recommendation – dont.

Reliant Gingerbread House Challenge

Gingerbread house decorating does not get more intense than the annual Reliant Energy Gingerbread House Decorating Charity Challenge and this year we had 45 minutes to create an award-winner.  No pressure. I mean, there are only thousands of dollars on the line! This...
How to prepare for Elf on the Shelf

How to prepare for Elf on the Shelf

It’s time to prepare for elf n the shelf.  Yes, Moms, I know.  It’s a fun but hard few weeks. Lots of creativity, lots of things to remember. It’s so worth it every morning to see your kids happily find the Elf on the Shelf in its new location and up to whatever...

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Gifts and Gift Subscriptions for Pets

Gifts and Gift Subscriptions for Pets

This post is sponsored by Just Right Pets by Purina. All opinions are my own.  We all struggle to find the perfect gift for our friends, am I right? This time of year, especially, the pressure is high to wow the people that mean the most with standout gifts that...

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4th Annual Reliant Gingerbread House Competition

4th Annual Reliant Gingerbread House Competition

It's become tradition. Every December, I eagerly await the invitation from Reliant Energy to participate in their media showdown for Gingerbread House decorating. It's feeds my inner desire to be on Cake Wars, Cupcake Wars, Halloween Wars, Great British Bake Off,...

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Family Holiday Fun at Enchant Christmas

Family Holiday Fun at Enchant Christmas

This post was sponsored by Enchant Christmas. All opinions are my own. Prepare to be WOWED. Enchant Christmas is a family experience you don’t want to miss. Making it’s first US debut, this incredible holiday experience is really all that.   There are 23+ foot...

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Minty Chocolate Eggnog

Minty Chocolate Eggnog

If you read my recent interview with Stephanie Hollman, you'll know that we were talking about the holidays. Well, egg nog and the holidays. Seems we both have a shared appreciation for the egg drinks this time of year. She is responsible for me craving her recipe for...

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Stephanie Hollman talks about the Holidays

Stephanie Hollman talks about the Holidays

Aside from entertaining us on the hit Bravo TV show, the Real Housewives of Dallas, Stephanie Hollman off camera is a breath of fresh air. Beautiful, down to earth and big hearted, she shared a few minutes of her crazy schedule to chat with me about the upcoming...

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Tips for Decorating A Gingerbread House

Tips for Decorating A Gingerbread House

How cute are all the gingerbread houses that kids decorate each year?! They’re adorable and nothing is more fun than family time for this team project. Well, and eating the candy, right? Half for the house, half for our bellies? Some kids approach decorating a...

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How to make snow globe ornaments

How to make snow globe ornaments

Oh my heart. How I love these snow globe ornaments with little miniature vignettes in them! I’m slightly obsessed with making them, maybe because I stockpiled ornaments when they went on sale last year? Or maybe because they are so stinking cute?! Either way, get...

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