Last Minute Gift Basket~

Today I'm partnering up with HomeGoods (one of my favorite stores) to share a gift basket idea that I created using wonderful items I found there.

Here's the thing...if you're a procrastinator, there are still all kinds of wonderful gift ideas at HomeGoods...I just picked up these goodies this last week, and the gift basket turned out wonderfully!

I started by deciding on a theme.  I thought it might be fun to gather up some useful - but pretty - items for the bathroom.  Just because something is useful doesn't mean it can't be fun to look at, right?

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Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

With just one week to go until Christmas, life is getting pretty exciting around here!  We've been battling the stomach flu for the past week, so now I have to make up for lost time.  How about you?  How are your Holiday preparations coming?

And since we're on the subject of the holidays...I have a few fun holiday-related posts to share with you for this week's Frugal Round-up!

First up, I love this Pottery Barn-inspired acorn and driftwood garland shared by Table and Hearth.  So simple and pretty!

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Creatively Christmas~

The single biggest blessing of blogging for me is the friendships I have made.  How else could I have connected with such amazingly talented people all across the world?  It's like having a giant creative brain trust of real-life friends.  Absolutely amazing - and I'm so grateful for it!

One of my real-life blogging friends is the incredibly talented Jennifer Rizzo.  She is an amazing artist chock full of creativity! She also has a huge heart!  I just LOVE her!

So today, I'm very excited to share with you her new book, Creatively Christmas

In her book, Jen shares fun stories, wonderful Christmas crafts, and beautiful Christmas home tours.  (She's a Christmas house tour ninja - you may recall that I participated in her Holiday Housewalk last week along with 30 or so other amazing bloggers!)

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