December 2016 - Dimples and Tangles

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOU!





Wishing each and every one of you a blessed Christmas and holiday season, filled with comfort and His peace!  I rest in that thought daily, knowing that no matter what, while we celebrate the baby Jesus born in a manger, He is now on His throne and in control of even the smallest details of our lives.

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CREAM CHEESE SAUSAGE DIP, THE HIT OF THE PARTY!


Hello friends!  I'm sure everyone is busy Christmas-ing this week, but I wanted to pop in and share one of our all time favorite party food/appetizer recipes with you, Cream Cheese Sausage Dip.  It could not be easier, and I promise your guests will literally eat it up!

recipe, appetizer, cheese dip

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2016 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR PART 4- MASTER BEDROOM


Today I'm sharing my final Christmas Tour with you, our Master Bedroom.  Can it just be our little secret that I didn't share it as part of another tour because I didn't have it ready yet?  ;)


For the most part, my Christmas decorating in this room consists of adding a few festive accessories and a pillow swap... that's it!  It's nice that the green headboard fits right in for the season.  The red pillows are borrowed from my son's room, the greek key pillows float around the house, and I got the plaid pillow a few years ago at Homegoods, but saw it again this year at Marshall's.

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INEXPENSIVE STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS


I find it so hard to believe that we're only 11 days away from Christmas!  While I'm not finished shopping, I have my game plan ready and Ray and I will get that knocked out on Friday.  For me, many times the stockings are the toughest part to get finished up!  In both of our extended families, we do stockings for everyone with around a $5 limit per person.  So today, I thought I'd share some of my favorite inexpensive stocking stuffers with you, some that are my favorite to give and some that are my favorite to receive.  Sorry, mostly women's and kids' ideas here... the guys are always hard for me!  They usually get Starbucks or their favorite fast food gift cards in their stockings.  Most of these can be picked up at the grocery store or drug store, but I'm including some sources if you want to order online, there's still time if you hurry!


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2016 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR PART 3- FRONT PORCH AND ENTRY



Today I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the Deck the Halls Christmas Home Tour, hosted by the incredibly talented ladies of Decor Gold Designs and Randi Garret Design.  If you found your way here via Randi Garrett Design, can I just tell you how glad I am that you're here?  Randi's exquisite style is such an inspiration to me, and after meeting her in person last summer, I admire her even more!


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SWEET SATURDAY #9


Did you follow along with all of the Christmas Tours this week?  I still have some catching up to do (too busy scrambling to finish up my own tours!), but there were some really festive homes in blogland!  Check out all of the homes with Blogger Stylin' Home Tours here,


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2016 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR PART 2- KITCHEN, BREAKFAST NOOK, AND POWDER BATH


It's an exciting day, it's time for the 2016 Christmas Home Tours hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.  Marty is the sweetest hostess, and has some of the most loyal readers around!  If you're joining us from Life and Home @ 2102, welcome and I'm so glad that you're here!  Vel loves color and especially green just about as much as I do, and I saw plenty of black and white stripes around her pretty Christmas living room, too.

Today I'm sharing my kitchen, breakfast nook, and powder bath all dressed up for Christmas with you.  We're quickly approaching 10 years of living in this house, and have been working on something or another all along the way.

I love traditional red and green at Christmas, but this year I've added some jewel tones to the color palette also, and I'm in love with the mix!

gold lanterns, black and white kitchen

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2016 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR (PART 1)


Hello friends, welcome to our home this Christmas!  I'm thrilled to be part of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours once again, this is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.  Thank you Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. for hosting this incredible group!  If you're coming from A Designer at Home, welcome!  There are so many details to see in Corinna's eclectic, colorful tour.  Today I'm happy to share a our spaces in the main part of the house with you.



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HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S HARD TO BUY FOR? TRY THE ARMOR ALL CAR CARE GIFT PACK


I've started making my list and checking it twice, and hands down, the guys in my family are ALWAYS the hardest to buy for.  But this year, I've found something to make my choice easy for all of them.  I'm picking up this Armor All Car Care Gift Pack for all of those hard to buy for names on my Christmas list.


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ECLECTIC ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS- DIY SNOWMAN


Goodness, did this week fly by or what?  I don't know why, but no matter how hard I try it still takes me at least a full week to decorate for Christmas.  That's a whole week of the house being a wreck (or more of a wreck than normal)!  Remember that mantel I showed you yesterday?  Well, if we had done a 180 with the camera you would have been shocked at the state of things around here.  Real life...  But, I'll get it wrapped up by tomorrow and be ready to share with you next week!

Today I'm excited to join in with some blogging pals as we each share an ornament with you.  Some are DIY projects, some are treasured vintage favorites, some are style statements.  I love how everyone's choices are so varied!


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CHRISTMAS MANTEL, NEW HALL DECOR, AND DIY FAUX SCONCES


When I shifted to using jewel tones on my tree this year, I knew I would continue that through the rest of my Christmas decor this year too.  Along with the tree, I feel like the mantel is the other major player in holiday decor.  If you have a tree and you're mantel is decorated, you don't need much more!  Once again, I found everything that I needed to spruce up my mantel from At Home Stores!


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