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30 Perfect Best Friend Gifts

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best friend giftslove her with one of these best friend gifts. These are the perfect gift ideas for your girlfriends on Christmas, birthdays, or just because! Give them one of these and they will feel so loved and appreciated. #bestfriendgifts #bestfriendchristmasgift #bestfriendbirthdaygift #bestfriendgiftideas #creativebestfriendgifts #specialbestfriendgifts #uniquebestfriendgifts #friendgifts #giftguides">She isn't just a friend, she is THE friend! Show your BFF how much you love her with one of these best friend gifts. These are the perfect gifts for friends who fill that special spot in your life! 30 Perfect Best Friend Gifts We all have a special someone in our life who is more ... Read More about 30 Perfect Best Friend Gifts

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Free Template Generators for Boxes, Bags and More!

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Free box template printables

Handy, free and just in time for the holidays! We've rounded up a few of our favorite resources for box template generators, our favorite tutorials for making your own gift boxes, PLUS some free printable downloads that we've created just for you! That's a lot of gift-wrap magic!     

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DIY Ugly Sweater Christmas Garland

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Ugly sweater garland

When did we all decide to stop wearing ugly Christmas sweaters ironically, and switch to wearing them sincerely? Either way, I love a good ugly sweater during the holidays. The tackier, the better, in my opinion! I have my own that I whip out for parties, decked out in kittens and distractingly noisy jingle bells. I decided to celebrate this kitschy theme by making a decorative garland out of mini little sweaters. Turns out, shrinking things only makes them cuter, not uglier!            

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The Cutest Mini Wreaths for Christmas

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Mini wreaths can be such a cute and festive touch when decorating for Christmas. We added mini wreaths to our kitchen cabinets this year, and they are my new favorite thing! In this post, I share how we customized and hung our mini wreaths, plus I've rounded up the cutest mini wreaths out there that ... Read More about The Cutest Mini Wreaths for Christmas

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Winter Kitchen + Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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This post is in partnership with World Market ‘Tis the season to be in the kitchen. Or is that every season? Ha! It’s been two years since we completed our kitchen remodel (well, actually it’s coming up on two years! Our contractor was installing our Dutch door on Christmas eve and the whole space was […]

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Winter Kitchen + Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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This post is in partnership with World Market ‘Tis the season to be in the kitchen. Or is that every season? Ha! It’s been two years since we completed our kitchen remodel (well, actually it’s coming up on two years! Our contractor was installing our Dutch door on Christmas eve and the whole space was […]

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DIY Pom Pom Stockings for Christmas

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DIY pom pom wreatheasy and fun to create with this simple tutorial. #pompomstocking #diychristmasstocking #christmasstocking #DIYpompomstocking #DIYchristmas #DIYholidaydecor #bohoholiday #christmas">If you are tired of traditional Christmas stockings, kick yours up a notch! These DIY pom pom stockings are easy and fun to create with this simple tutorial. Quickly I just have to say that this is my first DIY post since rebranding to Kaleidoscope Living, and I am sooooo friggin' excited. If you missed ... Read More about DIY Pom Pom Stockings for Christmas

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Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Celebrate the Season with Peppermint Christmas Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Photo: Holly Wade

'Tis the season for all things peppermint and I am HERE FOR IT! If you're a kid at heart like me, you know that it's never too cold for ice cream, so these homemade peppermint Christmas cookie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Made with homemade chocolate peppermint sugar cookies cut into scalloped circles, you can use ANY ice cream flavor for the filling and roll the finished ice cream sandwiches in crushed peppermint. Try them with traditional vanilla or cookies & cream ice cream for delicious combos!

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Simple Bench with Hidden Boot Storage

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Boot storage is always tricky.  Boots can take up alot of space, and often need to be laid flat or upside down to protect the leather uppers.

For our hall, we needed some extra shoe storage - but since the space is in the hall, I wanted the storage to blend, and look more like a basic bench than a workhorse storage piece.  

So I designed and we built this simple looking bench.  But of course, there's more!

The front apron is really a drawer face, and inside, you can store up to four pairs of full size boots!  You can also use the drawer for storing shoes, scarves, gloves - you name it!  Or you can use the project as a coffee table and store remote controls, magazines and board games (of course without the slatted drawer bottom).  

We loved this project so much we even devoted a video to making it -

Since we know you'll be wanting to build it to, the free plans are below.  

Please share a finished photo when you are done - we love seeing your projects!

XO Ana

 

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Easy Mantel Idea: Colorful Paper Tree Forest

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Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Ever since I built a mantel a couple of years ago, I'm always on the hunt for fun new ways to decorate it. So as I browsed the paper aisle at my local craft store, it hit me - a folded paper tree forest! I'm a big fan of non-traditional colors, so I bought a few of my favorites and got to work. Click through to check out the full tutorial.