Stuffed Calamari, Seven Fishes and Christmas Eve Memories

Stuffed Calamari Recipe - A Traditional Italian Christmas Eve dish PM9

It's me, again. Mr. Claire.  As my Irish wife (who is busy wrapping gifts so I'm hiding) may have already told you, I’m Italian-American and I hail from Boston, and if you know anybody from that particular region and ancestry, my strong regional and family roots (and this Stuffed Calamari … [Read more...]

Do It Yourself Lip Scrub | Holiday Gifts You Can Make

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Hi everyone!  It's me Laura - ALC Beauty Contributor and and the blogger behind My Newest Addiction. I am back again bringing you a fabulous Do It Yourself Lip Scrub today. Not only are lip scrubs simple to make, you probably already have everything in your pantry!  I love these … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chocolate Peppermint Clusters | Holiday Baking

Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters PM3

Well, I can tell that the final count down to the holidays is here because everyone at work is scrambling to wrap things up before many will take time off for Christmas.  It's been nuts and I haven't had much time to sit down and write.  I am glad I HAVE had a chance to try out some new … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chenille Reindeer | Little Miss Celebration

Candy Cane Chenille Reindeer Craft

 Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration!  Tomorrow, it’s all about family, blessings, turkey & pumpkin pie and then - bam! Full-scale Christmas! I’m pretty crazy about all things Christmas and holiday crafting. Today, I’m sharing a super easy craft that the whole family … [Read more...]

All Things Creative | The Christmas Edition + A $250 Giveaway!

All Things Creative Giveaway

I can't believe we are in month ELEVEN of our amazing All Things Creative series.  It has been such a fun year for the ten of us as we have shared themed collections each month packed with inspiration and ideas just for YOU, our fabulous readers.  You are the reason we are … [Read more...]

Easy Dollar Store Christmas Candle Sticks | Holiday Crafts

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Every year when we pull out all of the tubs of holiday decorations and lights it's always like Christmas comes a little early for me.   Aside from key things - like, you know, the tree -  I tend to forget all of the decorations and special table linens and just all the little things … [Read more...]

No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Pie | Simply Gloria

No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Pie - delicious and easy holiday recipes by

Hello, my friends!  It's me Gloria from I'm back with another sweet treat for you.  This time, I'm sharing with you a no-bake dessert that is absolutely divine!   A creamy eggnog cheesecake filling inside a ginger snap cookie crust.  All the flavors … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles | Christmas In July

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We are getting into the "dog days of Summer".  It's in the upper 90s most days here and all I want to do is get in the pool BUT... I still have to think ahead.   Sometimes the best time to buy something is off season and when I saw these little flower pots at the dollar store I was pretty … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour & DIY Pepperberry Ornament Placecards

Holiday Pillows

Well, hi there!  I actually wasn't expecting holiday guests for another couple of weeks but that's perfectly ok, my friend, because I'm just so glad you're here.  I'm joining a bunch of fabulous bloggers - 30 in total! - on a 12 Days Of Christmas Home Tour. Each of our posts is a little different … [Read more...]

Christmas In July: Series Recap & $100 Giveaway Reminder!


How is everyone's Summer going?  Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  If you were able to stop by last weekend you know that I was hosting a fun "Christmas In July" series with six fantastic bloggers - it was so much fun! Here's a recap of what everyone brought to the series and don't forget  - … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Traditions: How To Make Homemade Pierogies

It doesn't matter to me how you choose to spell it - pierogi, perogi, pirogi…  just know that I WILL eat them.  Pierogies are a traditional Polish dumpling of sorts that are stuffed with a cheesy potato mixture or sometimes with sauerkraut, ground beef or even fruit (although I have never tried a … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Best of The Weekend #5

Happy Monday and welcome to the "Best Of The Weekend #5"!!  This one going up a bit later than usual today but, hey. I was wrapping gifts.   (< --- she's lying) Rats, foiled again!  Well I hope that you are all finished with your shopping because I, for one, am waaaayyyyy behind, this year. … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Handmade Holiday Gift Tags {sweater embellished!}


Hey y'all!!  I hope you have had a great weekend! Last year after Christmas I bought some holiday stickers and some holiday craft tape at 75% off  that I had completely forgotten about (I AM my Mother… and I am ok with that).  As I was looking at these festive items all together it made me think … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home – Ornament Holiday Burlap Banner

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You recall I mentioned that I had bought 4 yards of burlap in my Burlap "Believe" Pillow post?  So of course I am trying to make all sorts of things since the pillow hardly used any of the burlap at all! I have seen a TON of burlap banners this year, almost all of them as hanging triangles and a … [Read more...]

The Holidays At Home: Holiday Pillow Feature & TGIF!

Please raise your hand if you are as happy as I am that it is Friday!! I wanted to take a moment to share how very grateful I am for all of my new followers on both this blog and on the "A Little Claireification" FaceBook page  and also for Julie, over at  Julie is over … [Read more...]