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Christmas Countdown Village with My Colors Cardstock!

Christmas Countdown Village with My Colors Cardstock!

Maybe you are like us, and a traditional advent with 25 days to fill with treats and activities sounds like a schedule and sugar overload! So this year we are going with a 12 days to Christmas countdown.
We built these little houses using some of our My Colors Cardstock in the colors Snowbound and Firecracker.  We used a Silhouette and cut files you can download for free with this link. (There is one missing file for the #9 barn, it is a file we purchase from the Silhouette Store) Simply cut them out, glue them together, and decorate as you please! We used silver glitter around the windows and doors and wooden stickers and wreaths from our Winterberry Collection.
We placed our countdown village in this cute shelf from Hobby Lobby, you can find it here. Or just add it to a window ledge or shelf in your home! It's simple to make and only costs the price of some cardstock! We hope it helps bring lots of traditions to your home this Christmas! 
DIY Haunted Forest Cake

DIY Haunted Forest Cake

Whether homemade or purchased at a store you can dress up any cake quickly with this easy Haunted Forest Cake DIY, it's sure to bring lots of oh's and ah's at your next Halloween party! 
All you need:
Patterned Paper is optional
Wooden BBQ Skewers
Glue Gun
Steps:
1. Cut out scalloped cone shapes. You can do this by hand and scallop the bottom with a pair of scalloped shaped scissors or we used a scalloped cone shape from the Silhouette store and cut them on our Silhouette.  
2. Add wooden skewers to the inside of the cones with hot glue.
3. Place the trees and cupcake toppers into the cake at varying heights. We used the witch, pumpkin and we added an extra stick to the ghost to make him float in the trees! 
That is it! Pick up a few of our Halloween banners to add over the cake and it's an adorably easy addition to any Halloween dessert table! We hope you love it! 

Carrot Ginger Citrus Mocktail Perfect for Easter Brunch!

This drink is the perfect addition to an Easter brunch or Spring party. It's full of fresh juice with a little kick of ginger. 
Ingredients: 
Ginger Syrup
1.5 INCH Fresh Ginger 
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water
Mocktail:
Orange Juice
Grapefruit Juice
Apple Juice
Carrot Juice
To make the Ginger Syrup- peel ginger. Add water, sugar and ginger and bring to a soft boil until the sugar is disolved. Turn off the stove and let it cool. 
To make 1 mocktail combine 2 TBLS ginger syrup, 1/4th cup of carrot juice, 1/4th cup of grapefruit juice, 1/2 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup of orange juice and ice! Enjoy.
 
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