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2014 Recap Blog Hop

Good Morning!

I can’t believe it is time to recap the year 2014 already…..

When I sat down to really think about everything that has happened this past year {and what I really wanted to share with you} I became a little hesitant.

You see in real life I have no issue telling you anything you want to know about me. Perhaps sometimes I even say a little too much. But, that’s just me.

In the blogging world I tend to hold back a little for some reason. In 2015, I’m going to focus on being more open with you about my life, because being an avid blog reader myself it seems the posts I enjoy the most are about other blogger’s lives.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love seeing their crafts and home décor too…but being open and sharing things is really what blogging is all about.

Not to mention…I’m not really being my true self if I don’t open up a little more. So, what better time to start being open than with my 2014 recap!

Here we go…

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Erma’s Latest Shenanigans

Merry Christmas!

I know things have been a little quiet around here this week. I’ve been preparing for Christmas and finally just decided to kick back and enjoy the holiday season a little more myself.

But…I couldn’t go a week without sharing some of Erma’s latest shenanigan’s with you of course!

And let me just say…there were some great ones 🙂

So for your Christmas enjoyment here’s what Erma the Elf was up to last week…

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Good Morning!

For those of you that have your Christmas shopping done kudos to you.

For those of you that wait until the last minute like I do…good luck!

When it comes to shopping for gifts I am so the typical man running around the mall like a chicken with it’s head cut-off.

But…in my case procrastination always pays off…and usually I find some great deals!

So for all of you last-minute shoppers…I have put together a few gift ideas to help make your shopping experience a little less stressful 🙂

Let’s start with some gift ideas for the women in your life…

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DIY Gift Tags

Hello Friends!

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet!?

Hopefully…because Christmas is about a week away…yikes.

For those of you that have all of your shopping done, and are ready to wrap those presents today’s craft is for you…DIY gift tags!

Head on over to My Crafty Spot for the full tutorial.

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Erma the Elf’s Latest Happenings

Good Morning!

Last week I introduced you to our crazy elf Erma.

Luckily, she went a little easy on us with her shenanigans this past week…but nonetheless she had a few tricks up her sleeve {as always}.

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Here’s what she’s been up to lately…

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Christmas Table Setting Ideas

Happy Friday!

One thing I love about the holidays is all of the holiday parties.

I can’t get enough of them…if only I had more to go to!

Are you hosting a holiday party this year?

If so you are in luck…I have some great table setting ideas to share with you today!

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Holiday Song Inspired Project Blog Hop

Good Morning!

I’m pretty positive that I was a singer in a past life.

I love nothing more {well…except for maybe the Real Housewives of course} than jamming to some tunes in my car, at work, in the shower…when it comes to my “performances” I’m not picky.

If you ever pass me “performing” in my car just smile and wave 🙂

So when I heard about making a craft inspired by a holiday song the performer in me perked right up!

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Meet Erma the Elf

Good Morning!

Today I’d like to introduce you to someone that makes our holidays a little brighter.

Someone that is mischievous, tacky and completely out of her mind at times….

Meet Erma…Erma the Elf!

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Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Good Morning!

In the spirit of the weekend, holidays and what can seem like endless Christmas shopping…wouldn’t it be nice to win a little something for yourself!?

I’ve teamed up with the My Cooking Spot and My Crafty Spot contributors to give one of you lucky readers $175 to Target!  Right in time for the holidays to get all of your shopping done!

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Christmas Home Tour

Hello!

One of my favorite things to look at on blogs are the home tours. And if it’s a Christmas home tour…well that’s just icing on the cake!

Today I’m thrilled to be joining 30+ bloggers for the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour hosted by Carrie from Lovely Etc.

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You can find links to all of the other fab tours at the end of this post.

Now without further ado I’d like to welcome you to the Purple Palace Christmas Home Tour!

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