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Is it time to start wrapping gifts already? The holidays sure snuck up fast, so if you are looking for some gift wrapping tips and ways to save a little time, you have come to the right place. While peel and stick gift tags are great, you may not always have them on hand. Or, perhaps you are looking for ways to switch up your gift tag game. Whatever the case may be, here are 7 household items you can use as gift tags instead! Take a look at these suggestions and see if they come in handy for you this holiday season.

7 Household Items You Can Use as Gift Tags

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1. Old greeting cards.
Use scalloped scissors and a little ribbon to make tags out of old greeting cards. Just cut out a small square or oval and tape it to the gift as is or use ribbon to make a hanging tag. This is a fun way to reuse those old holiday greeting cards and turn them into something functional.

2. Extra wrapping paper.
This tip is an oldie but a goodie! Make tags out of extra wrapping paper you have. You can cut out squares or ovals with scalloped scissors, or add some ribbon to create a tag. Chances are you have extra paper around, so use it up to make quick and easy gift tags.

3. Brown paper bags.
Brown paper bags can be made into some rustic yet lovely gift tags. Use scissors, either regular or scalloped to create quick gift tags. You can even embellish them further with twine, ribbon, or stamps. Plain or decorated, they look like something Martha herself would approve of. So grab your brown paper bags or lunch sacks and give this a try.

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4. Scrapbook or craft paper.
Take any scrapbook or craft paper you have and transform it into gift tags. You can cut out squares or ovals with scalloped scissors, or add some ribbon to create a tag. Use stamps or glitter to decorate the tags further, or just use them as if the colors and patterns are decorative enough.

5. Use your junk mail.
Why not? Take those colorful envelopes or even plain envelopes and put some colorful stamps or décor on them. You most likely will just be recycling your junk mail anyways, so why not put it to good use? Try using the scraps from your junk mail a try and see what excellent gift tags it can make.

6. Magazine clippings.
Find decorative pictures in a magazine and clip them out for fast tags. Look for something with color but a simple enough spot that you can write in. Then just clip, write, and tape to your gift. Easy! Home and garden type magazines will have tons of choices to pick from.

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7. Cut up an old shirt box.
Cut up an old shirt box to make quick and easy gift tags. Tie on some twine or ribbon for an extra touch, or use markers and stamps to add some color. These will be nice and sturdy since they are cut from cardboard, so you don’t need to worry about them holding up.

Don’t worry if you don’t have holiday gift tags on hand. Instead, try one of these 7 household items you can use as gift tags instead.

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So the official trailer for Marvel Avengers: Endgame came out on Friday, December 7th. And if you have not watched it, you need to ASAP. I watched while I was sick in bed but did not the full effect since I was hyped up on cold medicine. I needed a few days to get better and watch it again to fully process what I was seeing.

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So in the beginning, we see Iron Man sending a message to Mrs. Potts, his love interest, about this being the end while he is drifting in space. So I’ve never really been a fan of Iron Man (#TeamCap) but I have to say I was a bit sad during this part as it could be the end for him and I hate to see another Avenger go.

Next, we see Cap cry. And that’s where I start to break down and cry with him. And did you notice that the hair is cut and beard is gone? Does that mean he went back in time or he got a haircut and a shave?

And Thor has a haircut as well but did you also notice that Black Widow’s hair is still the same from Infinity War. Does that mean only certain people can go back in time or are they changing their look so they look like they are from that time?

Then you see The Hulk upset with the pictures of Ant-Man and Peter Parker on the screens next to him. What does that mean? Are they still alive? Which brings me to the end where Ant-Man shows up outside the door asking to be buzzed in. Both Cap and Black Widow are questioning if it’s an old message but what I’m really thinking is that Scott Lang is there help them go back in time.

And then we can’t forget the appearance of Hawkeye where he looks oh my gosh…so hot! I cannot wait to find out what happens in this scene between Hawkeye and Black Widow.

The poster shows the logo turning to dust but at the end of the trailer, the pieces go back into place meaning it’s possible they went back in time to fix the broken pieces.

I can’t wait for more clues in upcoming trailers! See AVENGERS: ENDGAME in theaters April 26, 2019!

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It’s that time of year for holiday baking and these gluten free gingerbread men cookies are the perfect addition to the cookie platter. I’m using an old fashion gingerbread cookie cutter passed down from my grandma but I also like this Wilton gingerbread cookie cutter if you don’t have one.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

Yields: 25-30 cookies

Ingredients-3-1Ingredients for the Cookies

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons xanthan gum (omit if already included in your flour blend)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Ingredients for the Icing

  • 1 large egg white (use pasteurized eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

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In a large mixing bowl, add gluten-free all-purpose flour, xanthan gum, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.

InProcess_2-3-1Whisk to combine dry ingredients. Add softened butter, molasses, honey, egg, and vanilla to the bowl and stir well to incorporate.

 

Place two pieces of parchment paper on a clean flat surface. Divide the dough into two sections. Roll out one section of the dough to at least a ¼ inch thickness.

Tip: Place an additional piece of parchment paper on top of the dough to roll out if it’s too sticky, and a floured rolling pin isn’t doing the trick.

Repeat this process with the second half of dough on the separate piece of parchment paper. Once both sections of dough are rolled out, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

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After the dough is firm, remove one section from the freezer and use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men shapes and place on the prepared baking sheets.

Tip: Use a thin spatula to transfer the cutouts to baking sheets – it helps to keep the gingerbread men intact.

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Bake for 8 minutes on middle rack in the oven. Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet. Repeat this process with the second section of dough.

Note: this dough is much easier to work with after freezing so it’s best to keep the dough in the freezer right up until it’s time to cut the shapes and bake.

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While the cookies are cooling, prepare the icing: Place the egg white and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl.

Beat for 2 minutes using a hand mixer. Add in the confectioners’ sugar and beat on low for 20 seconds before increasing the speed to high.

Continue beating the ingredients for another 3-4 minutes or until the icing is a glossy and thick consistency.

Transfer icing to a small sandwich bag and use scissors snip off one small corner. Use the icing to decorate as desired. The icing will harden as it cools.

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 43 minutes

Yield: 25-30 Cookies

Ingredients

    For the cookies:
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons xanthan gum (omit if already included in your flour blend)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
    For the icing:
  • 1 large egg white (use pasteurized eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add gluten free all-purpose flour, xanthan gum, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Whisk to combine dry ingredients. Add softened butter, molasses, honey, egg and vanilla to the bowl and stir well to incorporate.
  2. Place two pieces of parchment paper on a clean flat surface. Divide the dough into two sections. Roll out one section of the dough to at least a ¼ inch thickness. Tip: Place an additional piece of parchment paper on top of the dough to roll out if it’s too sticky, and a floured rolling pin isn’t doing the trick. Repeat this process with the second half of dough on the separate piece of parchment paper. Once both sections of dough are rolled out, place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. After dough is firm, remove one section from the freezer and use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men shapes and place on the prepared baking sheets. Tip: Use a thin spatula to transfer the cutouts to baking sheets – it helps to keep the gingerbread men intact. Bake for 8 minutes on middle rack in the oven. Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet. Repeat this process with the second section of dough. Note: this dough is much easier to work with after freezing so it’s best to keep the dough in the freezer right up until it’s time to cut the shapes and bake.
  5. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the icing: Place the egg white and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes using a hand mixer. Add in the confectioners’ sugar and beat on low for 20 seconds before increasing the speed to high. Continue beating the ingredients for another 3-4 minutes or until the icing is a glossy and thick consistency. Transfer icing to a small sandwich bag and use scissors snip off one small corner. Use the icing to decorate as desired. The icing will harden as it cools.
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This post was sponsored by Amazon Handmade as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Sometimes a handmade gift means so much more than a store-bought gift. When you give the gift of handmade it shows that you care while supporting the person who made the gift. Introducing Amazon Handmade where you can find handcrafted unique gifts for anyone on your list with an option to personalize.

This year, I’m saving my time of spending it in the stores and doing all of my holiday shopping online at Amazon.com.  3 reasons why Amazon is the place to shop: convenient, prime two-day shipping and everything is in one place.

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While browsing through Amazon Handmade, I was able to find gifts for her, him, kids, pets, hostess, and more. This made it easy to go down my list and check mark items off one by one.

Here are the items I purchased for those on my list! 

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Fetch burlap dog toy storage tote from Minnie and Maude

This natural burlap storage tote with cream cotton lining and handles is perfect to hold all of my dog’s toys. Being that it is 13″x11″x8.25″ will make it easy for him to get the toys out of the tote. And it’s hand printed using eco-friendly inks so I know it is safe for my pet. I love how it has a distressed look and goes with my home decor.

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I Am So Freaking Merry Coffee Mug by Create Your Joy

This cute little 11 oz. stainless steel camp cup is perfect for sipping coffee, tea, hot chocolate or for desktop storage of pens and pencils. You can even pair it with some beverage packages and create a gift basket for the holidays. Premium, full color, professional transferred image creates a vibrant, long-lasting design. Dishwasher safe; hand wash is recommended for maximum lifespan.

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I love supporting a small business and Now to December 31st Amazon will have certain items on promotion for Prime Members at 20% off. You can’t beat that! Find a large list of Amazon handmade products and give the gift of a hand-crafted item to those you love.

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This holiday add some festive cheer to the appetizer table with this recipe for Christmas Holly Avocado Deviled Eggs. Made with avocado makes it extra creamy, delicious to eat and it’s green.  I love how the garnish turns it into a Christmas Holly without even trying. With this recipe just taking 15 minutes to make after boiling the eggs, you can whip this up in no time for your party.

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Christmas Holly Avocado Deviled Eggs

Yields:  12 deviled eggs

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cayenne pepper to taste

For Garnish

  • 1 small tomato, diced small
  • Extra cilantro leaves

Directions

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Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and place on a platter. Remove the yolks and set aside.

In a medium bowl, add avocado, lime, cilantro, egg yolks from 3 whole yolks (discard the remaining yolks), salt and pepper to taste and optional cayenne pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth.

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Optional: If using a piping bag and tip to fill the eggs, place the ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until smooth. This gives a smoother consistency and breaks down the cilantro better, which will avoid clogging the piping tip when adding the filling. Skip this step if you are simply spooning in the filling.

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InProcess_5-3If piping the filling into the eggs, spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Fill each egg with avocado filling.

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Garnish with 2 cilantro leaves and 2-3 diced tomato pieces to resemble Christmas Holly.

Refrigerate eggs until ready to serve.

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Note: This recipe should be prepared the same day as serving. The lime helps the avocado to keep its green color for several hours.

Christmas Holly Avocado Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 large avocado
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: cayenne pepper to taste
    For Garnish:
  • 1 small tomato, diced small
  • Extra cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and place on a platter. Remove the yolks and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add avocado, lime, cilantro, egg yolks from 3 whole yolks (discard the remaining yolks), salt and pepper to taste and optional cayenne pepper. Mash with a fork until smooth.
  3. Optional: If using a piping bag and tip to fill the eggs, place the ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until smooth. This gives a smoother consistency and breaks down the cilantro better, which will avoid clogging the piping tip when adding the filling. Skip this step if you are simply spooning in the filling.
  4. If piping the filling into the eggs, spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Fill each egg with avocado filling.
  5. Garnish with 2 cilantro leaves and 2-3 diced tomato pieces to resemble Christmas Holly.
  6. Refrigerate eggs until ready to serve.

This recipe should be prepared the same day as serving. The lime helps the avocado to keep its green color for several hours.

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If you’re looking for other holiday recipes, try these! 

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North Pole Cupcakes + Free Printable

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Homemade Cherry Cordials

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Easy Eggnog Fudge

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It’s my favorite time of year because Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Movies will be airing on ABC Family up until Christmas Day. Enjoy the complete list of movies broken down by time and day with your family!

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas Movies 2018 Schedule

Saturday, Dec.  1

  • 7:00 a.m – “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”
  • 9:05 a.m. – “Home Alone 3”
  • 11:10 a.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)
  • 1:15 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 3:20 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 5:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 7:35 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Life-Size”

 

Sunday, Dec.  2

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Home Alone 3”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Eight Crazy Nights”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 1:05 p.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 2:35 p.m. – “Life-Size”
  • 4:40 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 6:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 9:00 p.m. – “Life-Size 2” Freeform Original Feature Premiere
  • 11:00 p.m. – “The Holiday”

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Monday, Dec.  3

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 8:30 a.m. – “Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”
  • 12:00 p.m. – “The Truth About Christmas”
  • 2:10 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 5:25 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”
  • 7:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 9:30 p.m. – “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special” Freeform Original Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “The Family Stone”

 

Tuesday, Dec.  4

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”
  • 8:00 a.m. – “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special”
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Love the Coopers”
  • 2:05 p.m. – “The Family Stone”
  • 4:10 p.m. – “This Christmas” Freeform Premiere
  • 6:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 8:55 p.m.  – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Home Alone 3”

 

Wednesday, Dec.  5

  • 7:00 a.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” (2017)
  • 12:00 p.m. – “Home Alone 3”
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 4:05 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 5:10 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 6:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1998)

 

Thursday, Dec.  6

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups”
  • 12:00 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 2:05 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 3:10 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 4:50 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 6:55 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”

 

Friday, Dec. 7

  • 7:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”
  • 1:10 p.m. – “Unaccompanied Minors”
  • 3:15 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story”
  • 5:15 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 7:20 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 9:50 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “A Belle for Christmas” Freeform Premiere

 

Saturday, Dec.  8

  • 7:00 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
  • 8:00 a.m. – “A Belle for Christmas”
  • 10:10 a.m. – “Unaccompanied Minors”
  • 12:15 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 2:20 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 4:25 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 5:30 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 8:00 p.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” (2018) Freeform Original Premiere
  • 9:00 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 11:00 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 1:00 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” (2018)

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Sunday, Dec.  9

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 9:30 a.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 10:35 a.m. – “Life-Size”
  • 12:40 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”
  • 2:45 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 4:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 6:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 9:00 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 11:35 p.m. – “Love the Coopers”

 

Monday, Dec.  10

  • 7:00 a.m. – “This Christmas”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” (2018)
  • 12:00 p.m. – “Love the Coopers”
  • 2:35 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 4:40 p.m.  – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 6:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 9:00 p.m. – “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas” Freeform Original Feature Premiere
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”

 

Tuesday, Dec.  11

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Unaccompanied Minors”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special”
  • 12:35 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 2:40 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 4:20 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”
  • 6:25 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 8:30 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Finding Nemo”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”

 

Wednesday, Dec.  12

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 3:00 p.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 4:30 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 6:30 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Finding Nemo”
  • 9:00 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”

 

Thursday, Dec.  13

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas”
  • 1:05 p.m. – “This Christmas”
  • 3:40 p.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”
  • 5:45 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Deck the Halls”

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Friday, Dec.  14

  • 7:00 a.m. – “The Family Stone”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Angels Sing”
  • 1:05 p.m. – “The Mistle-Tones”
  • 3:10 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 5:15 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 7:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 9:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 11:30 p.m. – “The Family Stone”

 

Saturday, Dec.  15

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 10:30 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 12:35 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 2:40 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story”
  • 4:40 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 6:45 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”

 

Sunday, Dec.  16

  • 7:00 a.m. – “A Belle for Christmas”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 12:00 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story”
  • 2:00 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 2”
  • 4:05 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story 3”
  • 6:35 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 11:20 p.m. – “A Miracle on Christmas Lake” Freeform Premiere

 

Monday, Dec.  17

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Angels Sing”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”
  • 1:00 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 3:05 p.m. – “Deck the Halls”
  • 5:10 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 7:15 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “Paddington”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”

 

Tuesday, Dec.  18

  • 7:00 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Mickey’s A Christmas Carol”
  • 8:00 a.m. – “Call Me Claus”
  • 10:00 a.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 11:35 a.m. – “Paddington”
  • 1:35 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 3:40 p.m. – “The Truth About Christmas”
  • 5:45 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 8:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “12 Dates of Christmas”

 

Wednesday, Dec.  19

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Snow”
  • 9:00 a.m. – “Snow 2: Brain Freeze”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “The Family Stone”
  • 1:00 p.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic” (2018)
  • 2:00 p.m. – “The Holiday”
  • 5:05 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 7:10 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s The Incredibles”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Life-Size”

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Thursday, Dec.  20

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Pop Up Santa Holiday Special”
  • 8:30 a.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 10:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Life-Size”
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”
  • 3:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 5:35 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town”
  • 6:40 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s The Incredibles”
  • 9:20 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 11:25 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”
  • 1:30 a.m. – “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”

 

Friday, Dec.  21

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
  • 8:30 a.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 10:00 a.m. – “The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special”
  • 10:30 a.m. – “Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Love the Coopers”
  • 3:00 p.m. – “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
  • 5:05 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 7:10 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “No Sleep ‘Til Christmas”

 

Saturday, Dec.  22

  • 7:00 a.m. – “A Miracle on Christmas Lake”
  • 9:40 a.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 11:50 a.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 1:55 p.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot”
  • 2:25 p.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing”
  • 2:55 p.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”
  • 3:25 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 5:05 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 7:45 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 9:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

 

Sunday, Dec.  23

  • 7:00 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure”
  • 9:40 p.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 11:45 a.m. – “DisneyPixar’s Toy Story That Time Forgot”
  • 12:15 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town”
  • 1:20 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 3:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 5:05 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 7:10 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 11:55 p.m. – “Life-Size 2”

 

Monday, Dec.  24

  • 7:30 a.m. – “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 2:05 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”
  • 4:10 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 6:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
  • 8:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

 

Tuesday, Dec.  25

  • 7:00 a.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing”
  • 7:30 a.m. – “Disney’s Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”
  • 8:00 a.m. – “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas”
  • 11:00 a.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”
  • 12:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (2009)
  • 2:40 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”
  • 4:45 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”
  • 6:50 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”
  • 8:55 p.m.  – “Disney’s The Lion King”
  • 12:00 a.m. – “Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride”

DIY-Rustic-Rudolph-Ornament

I love a rustic tree look and this will be my second year of decorating for the holidays with a rustic theme. There are so many ornaments you can make yourself that go nicely with the theme and look great on your tree. I had so much fun making this DIY rustic reindeer ornaments and wanted to share how you can do it too. It just requires some simple supplies and takes a few minutes to make. You can even use them as a gift topper paired with rustic wrapping paper and ribbon. Enjoy!

Rustic Reindeer Ornament 

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Supplies Needed Per Ornament

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 jingle bells
  • 1 red pom pom
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 6-inch thin ribbon or thick string
  • Hot glue gun

Directions

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Place two cinnamon sticks together to form a “V” shape. Add a drop of glue to the point where the two ends meet and press and hold in place to secure. Add 1 cinnamon stick horizontally near the top of the “V” shape. Place drops of hot glue where the horizontal cinnamon stick meets the “V” sticks and secure it in place.

InProcess_2-1InProcess_3-1On the “V” under the horizontal cinnamon stick, add drops of glue for the two eyes and press them in place.

InProcess_4-1Add a drop of glue where the point of the “V” meets and add a red pom pom for the nose.

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Turn the ornament over and add two drops of glue on each side of the “V” under the horizontal cinnamon stick. InProcess_6-1Press each end of the string in place. Allow the glue to dry to completely before hanging the ornament or placing on a gift.

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Looking for some more Christmas DIYs? Check out these! 

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Elf Snot Slime

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DIY Naughty or Nice Dog Treat Jar

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Reindeer Poop + FREE Printable Bag Toppers

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Mani-Pedi Gift in a Jar

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We’ve waited 6 years for Ralph to make an appearance again and today is the day he is doing that with the new sequel Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet now playing in theaters everywhere. I got the chance to screen it on Monday and absolutely loved it. From the witty humor to the Easter eggs it is a definite must see with the family. Check out my reasons to see it.

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Reasons to See Wreck-It Ralph 2

The Princess Scene
This scene where they are lounging around in comfy clothes definitely steals the show. And you may see them pop up again later in the movie.

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Humor
There are several inside jokes of online viral videos, internet stuff, and Disney characters that kids and adults will understand. You will be laughing throughout the film and may even recognize a YouTube star.

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Life Lessons
There is a line where Yesss the head algorithm at BuzzzTube says to Ralph. “Rule #1 is never to look at the comments on the internet.” This is very true as comments can be hurtful and think it is a life lesson not just for kids but for adults as well.

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Easter Eggs
Lots of Easter eggs to look out for throughout the film for Marvel, Star Wars, Moana and other Disney hints. Check out the scene where they are at eBay, you will see Rapunzel’s frying pan, Vladimir’s unicorn from Tangled, and the magic lamp from Aladdin. There is also another scene where Mr. Litwak, the owner of the arcade, gets on the internet where you will notice in the background some Star Wars collector plates. These are just a few Easter Eggs I found. There are plenty more. How many did you find?

About Wreck-It Ralph 2

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”

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It’s time to make your list cause JCPenney is the one-stop holiday shopping destination for everyone on your list. They’ve got the best deals the year during Black Friday!

You can start shopping now online or you can shop instore starting at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. While shopping in store you will be greeted with an envelope containing a coupon worth $10 off $10, $100 off $100 or a $500 off $500 or more purchase, while supplies last.

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Stores will remain open for the Black Friday sale through 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 and re-open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 for the “Black Friday Extended” sale.

I’ve already started shopping early and got some awesome deals. Check out some of the hot deals you can get right now!!

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For Her

Women’s St. John’s Bay® Holiday Tee – $4.99

MixIt Touchtech Gloves and MixIt Fluffy Gloves – $1.99

Xersion Puffer Coat – $19.99

Chi Flat Iron – $59.99

Liz Claiborne Pashmina – $7.99

FitBit Versa Smartwatch – $149.95

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For Him

St. John’s Bay Flannel Shirt – $9.99

“12 Days of Socks” Gift Box – $14.99

Xersion Puffer Coat – $19.99

Q7 Smartwatch – $25.00

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For Kids

Carter’s Apparel – $4.99-$11.99

JoJo Siwa Bow Gift Set – $29.99 *only at JCPenney

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For Pets

Matching Adult St. John’s Bay Cable Knit Sweater – $8.99 

St. John’s “Bark” Cable Knit Sweater for Dogs – $4.99

Matching Adult St. John’s Bay Puffer Vest – $14.99

St. John’s “Bark” Puffer Vest for Dogs – $4.99

What deals are you most excited for? 

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Check out these 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips before you head out.

Disclosure: I received some of the products featured in exchange for this post. 

This post was sponsored by wet n wild as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

dressy-look

Tis’ the season for holiday parties! This is the time of year where we can dress up while having a festive celebration with friends and co-workers over food and drinks. I love changing up from my everyday makeup to a different look to go with my outfit for the parties.

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I’ve recently discovered the new wet n wild MegaGlo Body Luminizer at Walmart available in three shades of Heart of Rosegold, Gold Rush, and Invested in Bronze. It’s so easy to add a bit of shimmer anywhere on your body from the micro-fine pearl pigments in the product. Plus it’s lightweight, moisturizing, and free of cruelty, gluten, and paraben.

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When getting ready for my holiday parties, I like to add a few drops to different parts of my body for a luminous effect that’s perfect for any holiday party. All you need to do is shake well, pump and apply to where you want to shimmer. I’m loving the Heart of Rosegold color and think it perfect to pair up with a little black dress and some sparkly jewelry. Plus, Rosegold is trending now.

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I’ve created a few holiday party looks from casual, semi-casual and dressy that you can wear to your next event. I also added the wet n wild MegaGlo Body Luminizer Heart of Rosegold to my cheeks, eyes, and neck with each look.

Holiday Party Looks

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Casual Holiday Look – colorful ankle pants with a black free flowy top, flats, hoops, bracelet, clutch.

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Semi-Casual Holiday Look -black ankle pants with a velvet crush top that is lighter in color, heels, dangling earrings, bracelet, clutch.

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Dressy Holiday Look – little black dress or a festive dress that fits the occasion along with booties, dangling earrings, bracelet, clutch.

Which holiday look is your favorite? 

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Not only can you wear the wet n wild MegaGlo Body Luminizer anywhere anytime, it also makes a nice gift for the holidays and is available at Walmart for an affordable price of $9.93.