The Creative Collection Link Party

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by this week’s link party, the LAST one before Christmas!!! We’re glad you came! We love to see what you guys are up to each week! Please share your best projects for a chance to be chosen as one of our favorites! xoxo

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Pneumatic Addict| Raspberry Brownie Trifle

 

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The Bewitchin’ Kitchen | DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt 

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Bre Purposed | Christmas Marquee Sign

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Uncommon Designs| Faux Christmas Chalkboard

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Delineate Your Dwelling | Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

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Be Merry Christmas Printable

Live Laugh Rowe | Merry Christmas Printable

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Lemon Thistle | 2015 Printable Calendar

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Tomato Bacon Bites

These bacon bites are filled with spicy tomatoes, swiss cheese, bacon & cream cheese!
 
Hello Classy Clutter readers! Adell here from Baked in Arizona and I’ve got the perfect appetizer for your New Years or Super Bowl party coming up! Speaking of, the super bowl is going to be here in my home state, Arizona! So exciting! Do you have a super bowl watching party? My family always gets together at my parents house to watch. We all bring different appetizers and treats. I pretty much only care about the amazing food, commercials & half time show ;)

 

 

These bites are super quick to make and taste amazing! You seriously can have 45 of these prepped and ready to bake in no time. Love a tasty appetizer that doesn’t take much effort but packs a whole lot of flavor. And who doesn’t love bacon?!

 

Tomato Bacon Bites
Ingredients:
  • 1 (10 ounce) can rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups bacon crumbles*
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese or 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 45 frozen phillo pastry cups, thawed
Directions:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the drained tomatoes, bacon pieces, swiss cheese & cream cheese in a bowl till blended.
  2. Spoon mixture into thawed phillo cups. You want them pretty full. I filled them about 1/2″ above the cups. Place filled cups onto a baking sheet
  3. Bake for 15-20 or until heated and cheese is melted.
  4. NOTES: *I used 1/2 a bag of Costco bacon crumbles. You can bake and crumble your own bacon but this was much easier! Just make sure you use 100% real bacon crumbles. You can use either cream cheese or mayo. I prefer the taste of cream cheese! I have baked these with the pastry cups frozen and it works too. Just bake a little longer if needed. I used original rotel diced tomatoes. If you don’t like things really spicy, use the mild flavor. And if you like them really hot, there is always the hot option :)

 

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Free Printable 12 Month Calendar for 2015

Hello again! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. I am so excited to be here with you today sharing these Black and Gold 2015 Desk Calendars. Stay organized and dress up your workspace with these classy black and gold calendars this year!

Black and Gold Calendars by Paperelli

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I love desk calendars because there are so many ways to use them. You can just lay it on your desk, stick it in a picture frame, on a clipboard, or on an easel. The possibilities are endless!

I would love to see what you do with your calendars! Be sure to tag @paperellidesigns and @classyclutter and show us what you did with your calendar!

Printable Desk Calendars by Paperelli on Classy Clutter

Christmas is just around the corner! Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet? Check out our Paperelli Holiday Collection in the shop!

 

 


5 Kitchen Wants and Wishes from Wayfair.com

This post was sponsored by WayFair.com. All wants, wishes and pleadings with Santa are my own.
 
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Dear Santa,

I have been so good this year! All I want for Christmas is this gorgeous Wayfair Cookware!!! You guys, that even rhymed. I could totally write Christmas songs or something. Totally kidding… but seriously, I’m dying to get my hands on these fabulous kitchen “must-haves” from Wayfair.com.

 

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I’m obsessed with this Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware Set. I love the quality and the copper bottom is so dreamy!

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I am in love with the detail on this Rachael Ray Pendulum salad bowl. I always love pretty salad bowls and serving bowls especially when heading to potluck or something.

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Rachael Ray also has this Cucina Bakeware Set in her collection and I LOVE it. It’s non-stick (a must!!!) and the aqua details go perfectly with my kitchen decor!

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If I am wishing for that gorgeous bakeware, I need this copper beating bowl!!! You know, if you give a mouse a cookie… ;)

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My last pick for my wish list, is this gorgeous Marchesa Rose Dinnerware set. I’m not normally a huge fan of roses printed on things. I mean, I LOVE real roses but for some reason the print or faux scent or “rose” just never did anything for me. This dinnerware set could change my beliefs on all things “rose”. It’s just that good. It’s elegant, feminine but has modern lines and it’s such a pretty crisp white.

If anyone wants to let Santa know that he can save some big bucks while knocking off these 5 things off my wish list this year, that would be fantastic.

Wayfair is having a huge sale on a ton of cookware! Check it out here. There’s also the Cooking and Baking Basics sale here. Dinnerware, Flatware and Drinkware here and Small Appliances & Accessories here. Some of the sales are ending soon, so hurry!

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Enjoy Life Free Printable

The amazing Paperelli has done it again. We just really love this printable and it’s yours to enjoy for free. This is a such great reminder to live in the moment every day. **Update: The typo in Hinckley has been fixed on the download **

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Download The Trick is to Enjoy Life Free Printable

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You make me happy when skies are grey Free Printable Download HERE

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To live with Gratitude Free Printable – Download HERE

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DIY Scallop Stenciled JOY letters and Cricut Explore Giveaway!

We’re SO excited to be a part of Bake, Craft, Sew today! We are guest posting over at Thirty Handmade Days with a super cute project Check out our DIY Stenciled Joy Letters! Head to Thirty Handmade Days for the full tutorial!

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To make things just a little sweeter, you can enter to win this awesome giveaway from Cricut!

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    • (1) $250 Holiday Crafting Bundle!

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Make sure to follow the entire series because you can get a new entry each day by visiting the featured blogger! And they are sharing some awesome ideas for the holidays. A special thanks to Cricut for encouraging a creative holiday season with this cool giveaway.

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No Fail Fudge

Hi Classy Clutter readers! It’s Adell, from Baked in Arizona.

You guys, how is November already half over?! And how is my baby already 5 weeks old? Ah! Time, please slow down. Well, I am excited to share my favorite fudge recipe with you today. With Christmas coming up next month, this should definitely be added to your baking list. You can never go wrong with fudge. Especially this no fail recipe.

 Why do I love fudge so much? Please tell me I am not alone in this. If I am ever at a candy store I will almost always go for the fudge. Must be my serious sweet tooth. I just love it. I love it so much that my Aunt made her No Fail Fudge recipe and we served it at my wedding reception. We had a dessert bar with all sorts of goodies, hot cocoa, and a ice cream stand too! It was like sugar overload, just the way I like it. This fudge is great anytime of the year, but especially at Christmas.  It is a creamy, perfect milk chocolate fudge. You can add nuts, but I didn’t this time. The Hershey bars have almonds so that adds enough for me.

This would be such a fun gift to give at Christmas to teachers, friends or neighbors.

You could add a tag that said: 

May your Christmas be filled with love, joy & a “peace” of fudge!

No Fail Fudge

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 pound mini marshmallows
  • 2 (6.7 ounce) Hershey bars with almonds
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips or 2 cups
  • 2 cups nuts, chopped (optional)
  • Christmas mini m&m’s, for decorating
Directions:
  1. Grease a 9×13″ or 12×16″ pan (for thinner fudge) or line with parchment paper (this way you can lift out of the pan and it’s easier to cut). If you are going to fill cookie cutters, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper then set the cookie cutters out.*
  2. Brake up the candy bars and put in a bowl. Add the chocolate chips and nuts. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows in a large pot over medium-low heat. Using a whisk, bring to a low boil and boil 8 to 9 minutes. Stir constantly.
  4. Remove mixture from the heat and add the bowl of chocolate and nuts. Mix well then pour into prepared pan. Chill before cutting.
  5. *Use a measuring cup to scoop fudge and pour inside the cookie cutters. They may leak a little fudge, but once they are chilled you can trim around the edge. You could also wrap the bottom and sides of the cookie cutters with foil.
  6. Notes: This is a soft, creamy fudge and is best kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Makes 5 pounds.
 
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Thanks for having me today! Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Classy Clutter Photoshoot!

Well, we FINALLY got our pictures done!! You guys, we have had the same profile pic on our blog and social media since 2011! Umm… that was 3 kids ago! We had the most incredibly fun time partying with Brittney of Brittney Gurr Photography! You can check out here site here.  It was more like a party with Brittney and we totally had a blast! It was so fun to be totally nerdy, goofy, and channel our inner America’s Next Top Model. LOL! We are so far from models but it was sooo fun to party and get new, fun shots! I mean, apparently this only happens every 3-4 years so we took advantage! Check out our 80 billion pics!

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Teal dress: Francesca’s

Sequins headbands – Francesca’s (similar here)

Hot pink skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Black and white stripe shirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Gold metallic shirt – Forever 21 (circa 2013!)

Mint Skirt – ASOS

Sequins skirt – Mindy Mae’s Market

Cream and Gold sequins shirt – Greenish.com

Gold/Bronze sequins pants – Nordstrom

“I’m not fancy” tees – Regal Republic Clothing

Floral crowns – Posies Floral

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The Creative Collection Link Party

 

 

 

Welcome back to the party! We’re so glad you’re here! Before we get started, don’t forget to check out this week’s posts that you may have missed!
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Check out our favorites…..

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free knitting pattern for beginners- One easy pattern to fit all sizes
Cactus Mittens  |  Fynes Designs

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Gold Dipped Pencils, Delineate Your Dwelling
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DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor
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A sweet, fun, and cheerful polka dot headboard - perfect for a little girl's room! | www.allthingsgd.com
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Spiced Pear Smoothie from www.thecasualcraftlete.com Spiced Pear Smoothie  |  The Casual Craftlete

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free fall quote chalkboard printables from TheDomesticHeart.com
Free Fall Prints  |  The Domestic Heart

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DIY Mason Jar Snowglobe

Mason Jar Crafts are always fun. While Mallory was in town we were working on a few different crafts and this is one of them that we did. It was very easy and it is also something that I am sure your kids would love to help you create. It would also be a great idea for a teacher gift. They are pretty inexpensive to make and something that could be done quickly.

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To start this is what you will need:

A mason jar

Fake Snow

Figurines that will fit inside the jar

Small White Balls

Fishing line

Needle

and tape

We found everything that we need for this project at Michaels Craft Store. We spray the lid of this jar with our favorite gold spray paint. While that was drying, we simply thread the needle with the fishing line and going through the center of each white ball we start to thread the balls on to a line. To attach the “snow fall” we used packaging tape to tape to the top of the jar lid.

After we finished the snow fall we got our cute snow and tree ready. In order to keep everything in place we used a lid that was from a mailing tube and hot glued the cute figured on to it. anything will work also long as it fits into the mason jar. The lib was nice because it kept everything in place and it also added a little bit of height to our figures.

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We added some of the fake snow in to the bottom of the jar then placed our figures into the jar

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With the snow attached we added the lid and our cute project was finished.

The possibilities are endless with mason jars. We love this simple and cute project. Have you used mason jars for cute craft projects before?

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Here are a few of other ways we have used Mason Jars

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20 Mason Jar Gift Ideas