Christmas Traditions Old & New II

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Two messages for my mom and dad–  Dad the above picture is for YOU! hehehehe… You will always be the SWEETEST Mr. Scrooge-Grinch around! LOVE YOU!

Mom, here is the link where you can see my Instagram photos on your desktop–  See how easy that is!?  H.A.N.D. always!!!

And to the rest of you—  shall we pretend like it is Christmas for a few more days!??  Hope you are enjoying the last few days of December!


Christmas Traditions Old & New

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If you don’t mind I’m going to pretend like Christmas hasn’t come and gone… let me at least live in la la land for a couple more days!

I hope you’ve had a blessed and beautiful Christmas season thus far!


Santa Sundaes!

For years it’s been my tradition to make themed kits to give out to my friends and loved ones at Christmastime!

This year I whipped up—

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I was inspired to make these “Santa Sundae” boxes from all the fabulous ice cream goodies posted on  Pinterest & by my dear friend Christina who sent me an ICE-CREAM-PARTY-IN-A-BOX for my birthday this year!!

Each box is a bit different, but some of my favorite contents included–

North Pole Napkins

Santa’s Syrup

Snowball Sprinkles

Santa’s Scoop

Yes, I love coming up with the cheesy names– Randy helps too!  :)

copyright-katherine-marie-122213bHere are a few kits from years past:

Christmas Collage Kit

Snowball Fight Survival Kit

Hot Cocoa Kit (this one was for Valentine’s Day but you could easily make it Christmasy)

Mistletoe Survival Kit (from yesterday!)

Three days until CHRISTMAS!!!!

With love and gratitude,

Katherine Marie


Mistletoe Survival Kit

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2013 Card & Santies



2013 Christmas Card!!

This year I sent out a Santa snow globe (idea via Simply Radiant) and year-in-review with my some of my favorite black and whites from 2013.  If you haven’t received your card yet just keep on scrolling down!!  I’m still working on addressing a couple… eeeek… can you believe it is the 21st!?

And a few more pics I took while photographing the snow globe shot —


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Reindeer Treats & Games


“Reideer” Games… like my new spelling?!  I didn’t even notice until I took a picture! hehehe… :)  The carrot eating contest is my favorite!


Ready for Root-DEER floats!!!  (h/t Pinterest)

I adore Mique’s Root Deer Float Kits printable via 30 Days Handmade- HERE!

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Treat Bags and Reindeer Water (h/t Pinterest of course!)

 We needed one more treat for Mason’s class party so Reindeer noses it was!


I’ll leave you with my favorite reindeer joke—

Which reindeer had the cleanest antlers?





Kisses for Baby Jesus

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Christmas Joys

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