Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January 2015 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

When I was working on this desktop calendar all I could this was "is it really almost 2016 already?!" I hope you guys like this new wallpaper for a new year! 
Download the wallpaper here and enjoy!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Our day was filled with so much joy and I hope yours was, too! 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple Holiday Gift Wrap

I like to go simple when it comes to Christmas, which is why I decided to go with simple brown wrapping and embellishments. Everyone has four gifts; something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read. 

I used our downloadable Something Tags and instead of writing names on the packages I used our Initial Tags. I added some embellishment along with the tags that kinda of went along with everyone's personalities. In case you didn't guess yet - yes, the camo gifts are for Beard. 

Brown Wrapping Paper | Twine | Bakers Twine | Alphabet Tags | Something Christmas Tags

How are you guys wrapping your gifts this year?


Monday, December 14, 2015

Simple Meat & Cheese Platter

I love hosting parties at our home, but when it comes to preparing - I like to spend the night 70/30 - 70% hanging out with friends and family and 30% getting ready. That's why I was so happy with how that this simple meat and cheese platter turned out.

I was able to pick up everything I needed from Aldi, except for the meat, which came from the deer Beard got this year. Aldi did have some good meat options, though, if you don't have venison beer sticks laying around in your freezer.

You will need:
Venison Beer Sticks (Thanks, Beard!)
Downloadable Food Markers

All I did was cut up the cheese and beer sticks, add some crackers - and garnish with group of grapes in the center! I decided to not cube the cheese, because honestly, isn't it kinda hard to make little cheese and cracker sammiches when the cheese is cubed? 

What about you guys? How do you set up meat and cheese platters when you have parties at your house? I love how versatile this simple offering can be. You can make it your own so easily!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Greenery Wrapped Candles

There are a lot of great bushes and trees to pull inspiration from around my townhouse. I love using fresh greenery in my home decor and projects.

All I did was cut a piece of twine and secured the greenery to the glass candle. This project is simple, but packs a big punch once it's displayed in your home! Make a whole cluster of them and place them all together to make a statement. This would also make a great gift for anyone who loves candles and the outdoors!

How would you guys display these wonderful candles in your home? 


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Arrangement

I wanted to make a holiday arrangement for Christmas/New Years, but I'll be honest - arrangement things like flowers and such isn't really a strong suit of mine. 

I decided to give it a go anyway and gathered five kinds of limbs, including some bare branches from outside.

Once I had gathered a large amount I trimmed them and started filled up the pots I had. I started with the largest - I think they're blue spruce and the tucked in remaining limbs until they looked full. Then I topped it off with the branches!

I placed it in the center of my dining room table and it looks gorgeous! I love the white against the green. Super holiday, but perfect for the whole Winter season!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Silent Night Gift Tags

Happy hump day, guys! I just wanted to share these cute Christmas gift tags that I made.

They're the perfect addition to all your holiday gift wrapping! You can download them here and remember - for personal use only, please!

How would you guys use these tags? Show me on social media with #TNEmakes!


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hostess Coffee Gift

Let's face it... We're already knee deep in the holiday season, which probably means that you have a lot of holiday parties to hit up and you don't know what to bring with you. I'm loving this coffee themed gift! You can just as easily change it up to be hot cocoa or tea and it fits this cooler weather season perfectly!

You will need:
Aldi's Barissimo Coffee
Coffee Mug
Tissue Paper (optional)
Ornaments (optional)

I wrapped these up two different ways. With the first one I included a coffee mug, which offered a cute way to include the tissue paper. Then I just added twine, a tag and a glitter ornament. You could change up the ornament to go along with whatever season you're in.

The second one I just wrapped up with twine and added a tag. I almost like this one better because it's so simple. I also think there's something fun about not having it totally wrapped up, you know?

Do you guys have a person in mind who you know would love this gift? I know I do!



*for personal use only, please! © This Nifty Earth 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Favorite Board & Card Games

It's the season for holiday parties, which means it's also the season for games! I don't know about you guys, but I love games. I put together a list of my favorite  games for today's post.

1. Clue | 2. Loaded Questions | 3. Apples to Apples | 4. Euchre | 5. Life | 6. Settlers of Catan | 7. Set

Do you have any games I should be adding to my collection? I would love to hear them!



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Road Trip Snack Kit

It's the holiday season which probably means you're traveling at least a little bit. Beard's family is several hours away from where we live, so we pack up the car and drive to visit them. Since I get hungry about every 20 minutes, I decided to make a simple little snack kit to take a long with us this year. Creativity born out of necessity, you might say. ;)

I picked up all of the items for my basket at Aldi when I was making our weekly grocery run. I included basics like water, protein bars and trail mix - but mixed it up by adding jerky (my personal favorite) and fruit snacks (because I'm 5 years old inside).

I picked up a small storage container at the dollar store and lined it with a kitchen hand towel before putting in the snacks.

Small Storage Bin | Kitchen Hand Towel | PurAqua Bottled Water | PurAqua Strawberry Water | Simms Beef Jerky | Natures Nectar Unwind Trail Mix | Fit & Active Protein Bars | Simply Nature Fruit Rope | Millville Energy Bars  

What would you guys add to your own road trip snack kit?


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Napkin Rings + Free Printable

I whipped up these cute napkin rings when I was working on the Thanksgiving napkin rings I posted a little while ago. I'm excited for these, because I think I'll actually be able to use them this year when I host Christmas at my house.

You will need:

Card Stock

All you have to do is print off the tags and attach them to your napkins. What I love about these is that you can use them in a lot of different ways. How would you use them?

*for personal use only, please! © This Nifty Earth