Month: December 2012

25 Handmade Christmas Decorations

 This year I decorated our family room in red, white and neutral wood color tones.   If you follow The 36th AVENUE I’m sure you know by now how much I love neutrals. Today I’m sharing 25 Christmas Ideas and Decorations that have in common the neutrals, red and white colors. I love one and each of these projects. Here they are! Wood Slice Wreath by East Coast Creative Blog   DIY Christmas Pillow by Making Home Base.   DIY Twine Christmas Trees Tutorial by The Thrifty Crafter   Gorgeous No Sew Tree Skirt by The Winthrop Chronicles.  ...

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Winter Outfit Ideas

 With Christmas Parties  around the corner I thought to share today a few fun inspirational Winter Outfit Ideas. I’m going to start with a really confortable, casual and simple look. This first outfit is perfect for a family party! Throw your hear in a pony tail and be ready to help in the kitchen, play games, and watch movies in cute, fun, and confortable style!   This next winter outfit is perfect for a shopping day, walking downtown, or even an informal dinner. So cute!     Now the third one is not just fun but perhaps my favorite!...

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25 Edible Neighbor Gifts

It is party day here at The 36th AVENUE  but before you link up I want to show you something… Check out these 25 Edible Neighbor Gifts. Every year for Christmas we love to give some Homemade Treats to our neighbors, family and friends. Being so close to Christmas I thought to share with you some pretty amazing homemade edible gifts. These are not just delicious but beautiful treats that you will enjoy giving and those around you will love receiving, sharing and eating! Good luck picking just one! 1 Krispie Treat Christmas Tree by Cookies and Cups. This is...

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Cranberry Pistachio Bark Recipe

Hi to all of the36thAVENUE’s friends! I’m Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie.com. I love visiting with all of you each month and sharing tasty recipes!   Today… I’m sharing this mouth watering Cranberry Pistachio Bark it’s so Beautiful and Delicious too!   Cranberry Pistachio Bark is a quick and easy Holiday Treat that tastes amazing! I am a dark chocolate lover but if milk chocolate is more your to your liking this recipe works perfectly with either.   Here is the Recipe…  Cranberry Pistachio Bark 1/2 C dried cranberries, chopped 1/2 C pistachios, chopped 1 bag (20 oz)...

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Ginger Bread Recipe

It’s time to put to use use our Ginger Bread Recipe again. Can you believe that Christmas is just two weeks away? We have been having fun over here enjoying the season and during the weekend we took the time to bake some delicious Ginger Bread Houses. We kept one more year our tradition of making with them my kiddo’s adorable Christmas Village. Today I’m sharing here our Ginger Bread Recipe and Free Printable Template for the houses. Ginger Bread Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 6 mins Total time 21 mins   Author: Desiree @the36thavenue Serves: 2 to...

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Free Christmas Game Printable

Hello My Friends! I’m back today ready to share with you our Free Christmas Game Kit .   This is a set of free printables that includes a Memory Card Game and a TIC TAC TOE Board to use with candy pieces.   For the Memory Card Game all you need to do is print two copies of each of the card sheets. The kids should turn them around and try to find the matching card.   For the Tic Tac Toe game just add some pieces of your favorite candy to play.   The winner can take it all!...

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Christmas Printables for Kids

Today I am sharing 10 adorable Christmas Printables that your kids are going to love! These are super cute Christmas activities that are perfect to do with your little ones during Christmas vacation. Enjoy and have fun!    1 Such a cute idea! Print it, laminate it, and have a Christmas Tree and ornaments kit. So cute! Print it over at babalisme 2 DIY Ginger Bread Houses. These are simply adorable! Easy to put together and what a cute little village they would make. There are four more to choose from over at We love to Ilustrate. 3 Here is another...

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25 Christmas Recipes

 Today I am sharing some of my favorite Christmas Recipes from the link party.   I think you know by now how much I love food. Christmas is the season of delicious sweet recipes. Just this week inspired by the season I shared here with you my Candy Cane Dip.   As I was visiting the link party I noticed that I was not the only one that had been busy in the kitchen making yummy Christmas Treats. Are you ready for some serious sweet recipes? Here they are… Enjoy!   Thin Mint Cookies by Create. Craft. Love   Sweet...

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DIY Christmas Ideas

Oh my goodness I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful DIY Christmas Crafts and Ideas that were linked up to the party last week. Here we go! DIY Pear Ornament by A Pumpkin and a Princess. Snow Globe Ornament Craftberry Bush. DIY Chalkboard Ornaments by Clean and Scentsible. I am in love! Cookie Cutter DIY Ornaments by A Spoonful of Sugar. Also from Clean and Scentsible this adorable Hot Cocoa Bar. Shut the front door! I can’t tell you how much I love these DIY Concrete Candle Holders by Monsterscircus. The tutorial is awesome! Talking about modern...

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Christmas Photo Wreath and Giveaway

“It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…” I find the words of Frank Sinatra‘s Christmas Waltz to hold true!   When decorating our home for Christmas adding photos and sentiments from our life always make each display more cherished. And it brings back favorite memories and surrounds us with the ones we love.  These cuties happen to be our nieces who make our lives full of Love and Joy. Follow the steps below to create your own Christmas Photo Wreath.  DIY Christmas Photo Wreath Select your wreath base – I choose a white berry wreath...

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