Dec 10

Chocolate Necklace DIY

Today I’m partnering with Lindt to bring you the DIY for these fun little holiday party necklaces. I’m a big fan of making festive decorations that your guests can wear (remember these and these?) These necklaces are even more awesome because they double as favors (or hang them on each chair for a dinner party for your guests to enjoy later.) Lindt LINDOR Truffles are perfect for these because their packaging is so shiny and colorful like jewels (I love the LINDOR Truffles and how they melt in your mouth!) They also make great gifts for co-workers and neighbors and can double as holiday garlands around the house. Last month I went to the Lindt Chocolate factory in New Hampshire where I got to see the process and high Swiss standards of their Master Chocolatiers. I’ve been a fan for years so it was really impressive to see. Click through below for the full instructions!

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Dec 9

Custom Phone Cases as Gifts

Are you one of those people who’s already finished all their holiday shopping? If not, you should check out Pear Tree Greetings. I’ve worked with them before to design our family Christmas cards and Valentines cards for the kids. This year, they approached me about designing custom gifts from their site. I really loved all the options for phone covers, so I ordered a bunch that featured photos from my Instagram account. Once I found a template I liked, the whole process literally took me less than 10 minutes. The cases are easy to customize – you can add words, change the fonts, or use multiple photos. I got them in the mail a week later and was really happy with the awesome quality! I can’t wait to share them with my friends. Have you ever made custom gifts before?

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This post is sponsored by Pear Tree Greetings: Photo Cards, Announcements, Invitations and More!  

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

Dec 8

Modern Holiday Decorating

Here’s a little peak at our living room bookcases all decorated for Christmas. When I’m styling my home for the holidays, I like to use things I already have but add in some modern festive touches. For my shelves I added a banner and lots of mini trees to turn the shelves into a little forest.  I like that the decorations aren’t overwhelming and instead are just subtle touches. I love this perfect gold tray to serve treats (or hold cookies for Santa.) I also bought two of these benches that work great as extra seating for a party or in the guest room to hold suitcases when guests come.

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This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy.

Sources: Gold Tray, Happy Holidays Garland, Tufted Bench, Tinsel Garland

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

Dec 5

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

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1. The most colorful advent calendar ever!
2. Erin Jang kills it again.
3. I wish I would’ve thought of this.
4. Are you kidding me? These are too cute.
5. To make and wear to all those holiday parties this time of year…

Dec 5

Bluelounge

With all the electronics we use these days we have lots of chargers and cords in every room that aren’t very pretty or practical. Bluelounge has a new line of products for Target that solve the problem of what to do with all of those unsightly cords. They design beautiful and practical cable management tools. I used Cable Box Mini to hide the big tangle of cords that always sticks out from under our Christmas tree. It’s perfect, with a bow on it, it looks like a present and easily blends in. Now there’s only one cord that reaches to the outlet.  I also used their Cable Drops to guide the cord along the wall so it’s less noticeable. The final result looks way more organized. Check out all of their products here!

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This post is sponsored by Bluelounge: clever products to simplify your digital lifestyle. 

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day