A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to connect with the vintage and antique shop, Pink Pig. Vintage and antique are on the top of the list when it comes to personal favorite styles. I not only enjoy receiving vintage gifts I love gifting them as well. Antique items represent beauty, history, comfort and a level of elegance making them must-have items.
Make sure to visit the Pink Pig (check out their gift and sale sections too) and let them know Melissa Creates sent you! Enjoy Holiday shopping for your fave vintage lovers.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored discussion provided by Pink Pig, all opinions are my own. I appreciate your support for companies that help make this blog happen.
Happy December! While October is my favorite month of the year, December is my favorite blog month. I get to share Holiday decor, recipes, DIY projects and all things Holidays with you for 30 days… it’s wonderful, right?
Your Starbucks lovin’ gal is coming at you with a twist on a traditional seasonal sip, hot coca. We all know how I feel about coffee, all I need to survive is coffee and water. During the winter months I add hot cocoa to the mix, it’s ideal on our cold front days. Salted caramel has always been a fave of mine so Starbucks salted caramel hot cocoa is a must have in our home. I’m also an eggnog fan but sadly have dairy sensitives. This year I picked up some Lactaid eggnog and decided to pour some into my salted caramel hot cocoa, obviously it was so good I had to share. Eggnog and hot cocoa, a combo I’ll commit to.
If you’re hosting a Holiday party this year make sure to add this hot cocoa to the drink menu! My husband isn’t an eggnog fan and took a sip before I disclosed the ingredients, he liked it, he liked it a lot. Continue reading
Setting the table is my favorite. My mom always has the table set so I must get it from her. This Holiday season I wanted to set the table in a fun, fancy and personalized way and Jen created a chalkboard editable printable to do just that! Everyone loves a place setting (or is that just my family?) and this paper setting offers an easy inexpensive way to dress the table this year.
I really like the idea of a place setting you can toss after dinner and not stressing over linens that end up with food on them; set it, plate it, toss it.
To add a little extra flair to this free printable I’m sharing a “dress it up even more” DIY over on Blush Printables blog, Oh So Glam. Let’s be honest, you can never go wrong by adding ribbon and glitter.
Enjoy the printable Holiday place setting mats by Blush Printables!
I’m a fan of Black Friday sales and the adventures of shopping on that fun day (who isn’t!?!). I’ve teamed up with Target to chat about my post-Thanksgiving shopping traditions and hear all about yours too!
I head in the store with a game plan, as everyone should. I call my sister and verify what she has on her shopping list for our family members and we cross reference, I then prep my Holiday shopping list for my friends. I LOVE gifting to my friends, especially my blog friends near and far. My sister in law is the black Friday shopping pro so I chat with her after Thanksgiving dinner to see what her game plan is as well. I like to shop but truly love to shop when gift giving is involved.
Today (and everyday) I am so thankful for you, my readers. You make Melissa Creates possible and your support allows me to share more and more.
I’m thankful for year 2 of Blog Fete. This year’s conference was phenomenal.
I’m thankful for my friends and family who support all things Melissa Creates and listen to my blog rambles daily (I’m sure I speak a foreign language to them).
I’m most thankful for the biggest fan of Melissa Creates, my husband.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.