The Best Personalized Gifts for Christmas- UNDER $20

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I’m sure you would probably agree that gift giving can be really stressful. There’s so much pressure to ensure it’s a gift that shows you care, but without breaking your bank. Here’s a list of  a personalized gifts- all for under $20! I received #1 and #2 from my younger sister last year and still use both of them daily!

Personalized Starbucks Cup

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Creations by A Davis

Wire Name Bracelet

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Dainty Market

Personalized Cutting Board

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Our Cutting Board

Personalized Notebook

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 Please and Thanks Notes

Personalized Wine Glasses

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Red Arrow Market

Personalized Scarf

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Stylize TN

Personalized Make Up Bag

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The Personal Wedding Co

Personalized iPhone Case

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Rock Steady Cases

 

The Twelve Cocktails of Christmas

12-days-ofIt’s almost that wonderful time of year where we get to eat, drink and be merry! Here’s 12 cocktails to add a little extra something special to your festivities.

 

Christmas Tree Cocktails

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These are almost too pretty to drink! Via CountryLiving.com

Christmas Sangria

11ee62b87edde51b3f1dc27a587d07a4Sangria is always a winner at our house! Get the recipe from Cake N’ Knife

Pomegranate Rosemary Sparkler

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How classy of a cocktail is this? Get the recipe at A House in the Hills

Peppermint Chocolate Martini

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Only THREE ingredients needed to make this delectable concoction. Kuddos to Growing Up Gabel on this one!

Cranberry Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules are ALWAYS a huge hit! I’m pretty sure a dash of cranberry will only up the obsession with this much loved beverage. Get the recipe at Blackberry Babe.

 

Jingle Juice

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This is sure to add a little jingle bell rock to any party. Jingle Juice via Baked Bree.

Hot Buttered Rum

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Just saying the name of this drink makes me mouth water. I feel like I might have to put a limit on the number each guest can have or things might get too crazy. But I probably won’t. Get the mixing instructions from The Kitchen is my Playground.

Butterscotch Martini

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A cream soda based cocktail? I’ll take two! Get the recipe at Living Locutro

Apple Pie on the Rocks

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Nothing like a little fireball to spice up your holiday get together.  Get the recipe at Vegan Yack Attack

Black Ombre Sparkler

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The Cookie Rookie hit a home run with this one! So delicious! Here’s the recipe.

Sugar cookie martini

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How fabulous would this be with some sprinkles added to the rim? Created by Crazy for Crust

 

 

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts

popsicle-stick3Christmas crafts are really just the greatest, aren’t they? My mom still decorates the tree every year with popsicle stick and paper plate crafts my sister made when we were younger.  Hopefully these fun crafts can become a staple ornament on your tree too!

popsicle-stickFor the Rudolph, simply paint 9 popsicle sticks brown. For some added sparkle, we sprinkled on brown glitter to his antler sticks. Once the sticks were glued together, we added plastic eyes, a pipe cleaner nose and his mouth cut out of black construction paper.

 

popsicle-stick1For the snowman, start by painting 9 popsicle sticks white. The nose, hat and mouth are all from construction paper. We used a hole punch to make the circles for his mouth. Twist together a few colorful pipe cleaners to make the scarf for his hat!

 

popsicle-stick2To make santa, glue together 9 popsicle sticks, add his hat and mouth from construction paper. For his beard, we unrolled cotton balls and glued them right on! Add eyes and a tassel for his hat and Saint Nick is complete!

 

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These Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees could easily be made into tree ornaments too!

Drunken Pumpkin Spice Latte

1Because sometimes you just need a little bit of kick in your coffee…

As I stood at Starbucks on Monday morning ordering my PSL with my baby strapped to my body, spit up in my hair and day old mascara circling my eyes, I thought to myself “what I wouldn’t give for there be to a little bit of vodka in this coffee”…

And so became my Drunken Pumpkin Spice Latte

Can you imagine how pumped your friends and family will be when they show up to your house for Thanksgiving only to find out you’re serving SPIKED PSL’s? Try not to let the admiration go to your head. Here’s how to whip these up.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 pump Starbucks Dolce Cinnamon Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Rumchata
  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Pinnacle Vodka
  • 1 cup brewed coffee of your choice
  • Optional : Whipped cream, sugar, ground cinnamon to taste.

Start by adding 1/4 cup milk, Rum Chatta, Startbucks Doce Cinnamon Syrup Vodka to a coffee mug. Slowly add 1 cup of coffee on top. If you want to be really fancy, you can slowly drip down a large spoon to separate it the same way your favorite barista does. Add Sugar, whipped cream and cinnamon if you prefer. Sit back and enjoy!

23 DIY Kids Halloween Costumes

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It’s officially Fall, y’all! Halloween will be here before we know it so it’s time to start thinking COSTUMES! There’s a certain sense to pride every crafty mom takes in making the best and most creative costume on the block. Here’s a list of 23 to get your wheels rolling on what your little one will dress up as this year! Don’t forget to follow LBL on Facebook and Instagram for more Festive Fall posts!

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Stick Figure Costume Via All For The Boys

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Spider Man from Dollar Store Materials Via Mad In Crafts

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Jelly Fish Costume via Almost the Real Thing
diy-statue-of-liberty-halloween-costume-for-kidsStatue of Liberty Via Me Sew Crazy

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Uno Card via Super Moms 360

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Unicorn Costume from Craftaholics Anonymous

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Buzz Lightyear Via Fun At Home With Kids

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 Owl via Hub Pages

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Minions via Coolest Homemade Costumes

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Easy Mac Via Costume-Works

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Jelly Beans Via Wizzley.com

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Gypsy Costume via This Mama Makes Stuff

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Scuba costume via Artsy Fartsy Mama

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Donut via Studio DIY

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Cruella De Vil via Pop Sugar Mom
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Army man via Wild Ink Press

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Pizza Costume via U-Create Craffts
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Snail Costume via Oh Happy Day

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Baby Owl via Girl Loves Glam

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Peacock via The Train to Crazy

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Willy Wonka via Mitch and Mickey

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Garden Gnome via Sponfull

 

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