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The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

If you were to ask what my favorite dinner is, you’d likely hear a quick reply: “Wine and cheese!” There’s just something so classic, so simple about the combination of flavors, plus I’m a sucker for finger foods. Suffice it to say, my idea of the perfect casual gathering of friends and family almost always revolves around a tray full of wine-filled glasses and a board layered with sliced cheeses and accompaniments.

Have you given an at-home wine and cheese party a try? Even if you invite just a couple of other people over, the occasion almost always results in some pretty fantastic conversation and memories. Today, I’m teaming up with Personalization Mall to share a few tips for putting together your own wine and cheese party (complete with custom trayscutting boards and monogramed glasses), so scroll on for my entertaining advice, plus see it all unfold in real time with a video at the end of the post!

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

For our party, we decided to anchor the event with a Personalized Cutting Board (that we had etched with a “W” for Waller) laden down with bite size pieces of cheese, fruit, and meats. To make our at-home wine tasting feel a little more formal and fun, I also personalized an Acrylic Serving Tray with my name, and ordered six Stemless Wine Glasses, each customized with a “W.”

Since these types of exclusively-designed monograms and details are always free at PersonalizationMall.com, I didn’t have to worry about overspending for this party. Really, this type of gathering can be downright cheap when you start thinking about it! Middle shelf wine bottles are often well within budget and pack great flavor (I never can tell the difference, although I probably shouldn’t admit that), and a couple of high quality middle range cheeses go a long way, too. Think: $5 or less for each of your wine and cheese choices.

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

As for cheese board “accessories,” we love to serve things like sliced french bread, crackers, fruit like grapes and green apples (these especially complement cheddar cheeses), plus a few meats like ham and salami for a savory finish. As for sips, make sure to serve at least 2-3 different types of wine and include both white and red varieties, that way you won’t leave anyone’s taste or preference out. Don’t forget to have a carafe of water available on the side though, just in case!

Trying the different combinations of sips and bites is what makes this meal so fun and even a little interactive. Consider making handouts that list the food and drink varieties, then have people share their favorite pairings and notes. Offering this type of list with all of the cheese and wine names also allows everyone the opportunity to recreate their personal favorite flavors and combinations back at home.

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

Ultimately, don’t feel the need to splurge on your wine and cheese party. The main focus of this type of gathering is conversation and experiencing a range of flavors, so consider focusing your investment on customized serving pieces that will last through hundreds of parties in your home rather than just one night.

Sure, the brand behind said serving pieces sponsored this post, but I’m being completely honest when I say that my confidence in how this party unfolded was because of the foundation pieces I ordered beforehand. As you’ve probably gathered, I’m no expert when it comes to wine, and my palate for cheese is hardly refined, but I know what I love to eat and drink, and our monogrammed trays and glasses helped make me feel like my guests enjoyed themselves, too.

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

The Perfect At-Home Cheese Board & Wine Tasting | dreamgreendiy.com + @pmallgifts #ad #pmallgifts #personalizationmall

One final tip? We actually served everything—from the gourmet cheeses and fruit, to the three different wines—right on our coffee table, and had our guests sit on floor pillows around the table. It doesn’t get much cozier or casual than that, but the event still felt ultra fancy. It’s all about balance and enjoying the company of your loved ones over delicious handpicked flavors.

Click “Play” on the video above to see how I brought this casual fête to life in our home, and let me know what types of finger foods and wine or cocktails you love to serve in your own spaces by leaving a comment below!

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A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

It’s March 14, and you know what that means, don’t you? It’s officially time to celebrate Pi Day! In honor of this oh-so-tasty holiday, I teamed up with our pals over at The Farmhaus On Main, a local speciality coffee shop and café run by Bethany and Aaron Mallory, to share a recipe that’s sure to become a favorite.

Ever since the Mallorys opened the Haus’ doors last fall, it has been a go-to for me during the work week as a place to escape my office, and on the weekends when John and I are looking to enjoy a quiet ‘date day.’

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

When Bethany suggested that we collaborate in honor of the handmade pop tarts that they added to their seasonal menu, you know I couldn’t say “Yes!” fast enough. So, early last week, I spent the afternoon over at The Farmhaus watching and documenting as Bethany and Aaron created a pile of scrumptious Mixed Berry Pop Tarts to serve their anxious guests.

Since most of you aren’t local to the Waynesboro, Virginia, area and can’t taste these in store for yourself (what a shame!), Bethany has graciously offered to share the secret recipe for these popular “Pi”-like treats. Scroll on for more photos of the process, plus all the recipe details, too, so you can make them at home in honor of Pi Day.

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts

  • Store-bought pie crust (NOTE: Two boxes yields about 10 pop tarts)
  • Knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Fork
  • Egg (plus water to create an egg wash)
  • Pastry brush
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Stack pie crusts, and cut them into your desired pop tart shape/size—roughly 2-by-4 inches. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay pie crust on sheet. Fill with 2-3 tablespoons of filling (scroll on for instructions). Spread water onto the edges of the bottom pie crust, press the top crust over the filling and lower crust, and then use a fork to press down along the edges.

Cut slits into the top of the crust to allow the filling to expand without exploding in the oven. Mix an egg with some water and brush along the entire top of the pop tart.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, turn and bake for another 10. Keep an eye on them—you’re going for a golden brown crust. Take the tarts out of the oven and allow them to cool. Mix the icing (scroll on for instructions) and spread along the top of the pastry. Add sprinkles, if desired, and serve!

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

For The Filling:

  • 2 cups fresh fruit
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of one lemon

Combine ingredients over medium heat—mash fruit, dissolve sugar. Allow to reduce to jam-like consistency, about 30 minutes on medium-low heat. Ultimately, you’ll want a 2:1 ratio of fruit to sugar with a splash of lemon juice.

For The Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (half and half or milk, depending on preference)
  • 1 tablespoon of cooked filling

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Add more cream or sugar as needed to thicken or loosen consistency. Note that a thick consistency is best so it doesn’t run all over the place.

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

This recipe is just as fun to make as it looks, and was a great way to spend time with my friends. You could even try including your kids, and get their help with measuring ingredients as a way to fuse the sugary motivation with the mathematical inspiration behind this holiday.

If you give our Pi Day recipe a try, don’t forget to tag @dreamgreendiy and @thefarmhausonmain on social media. Now, let’s get to making that pie (err…POP TART)!

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

A Recipe For Homemade Mixed Berry Pop Tarts | dreamgreendiy.com

*Inspired by The Pioneer Woman, adapted recipe by The Farmhaus On Main, photography by Carrie Waller
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A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

I think one of the things you’ll hear most work-from-home professionals say is that managing a consistent schedule and morning routine is one of the hardest parts of the gig. When you don’t have someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re sitting at your desk by a certain hour of the morning, it’s easy to let that alarm slide.

I know I’ve fallen prey to embracing a late start simply because I can, but it’s definitely not the best way to go about things. Not only does it encourage a lazy attitude, but it also kills precious minutes in the day. Since I’m the only one my business answers to, that could be the difference between a paycheck or nada.

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

So, this season I’m working extra hard to make myself feel more answerable to the “boss” version of Carrie. I’ve started waking up with an alarm again, and I try to stick to the same morning routine each and every day.

Now that I’ve recommitted to this type of mentality, I’m finding that I have more freedom to take much-needed breaks throughout the day, and I’m also able to cross much more off my to-do list. Sleeping in an extra 30 minutes to an hour is just not worth the loss of those precious productive moments in my day.

In case you’ve ever wondered what a work-from-home morning might look like, I spent some time last week documenting my wake-up routine, and you can see it in all of its photographed and filmed glory above and below.

Brand New Brass Hardware In ur Mid-Century Kitchen | dreamgreendiy.com

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

It all tends to start with my “alarm” (i.e. Tonks the cat), and then progresses on to a little bit of phone time before moving on to tidying up and choosing what to wear that day. I’m a morning shower-er, so next up is a quick wash, and then I “put my face on” and do my hair. Even if I end up wearing leggings and a T-shirt throughout my work day, I always make it a point to wash my hair and put on makeup. Those simple tasks make me feel so much more awake and ready to tackle my to-do list with energy.

After that, it’s time for a hearty breakfast of toast with an egg (plus a big cup of coffee, of course) before I plop down to get right to work on my computer.

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

Click “Play” on the video above to see my morning routine in action! I’d love to know how you prep yourself for your own work day (whether you work from home or in a traditional office), so tell us your step-by-step schedule in the comments below. Have a great weekend, guys!

A Peek Into My Real-Life Morning Routine | dreamgreendiy.com

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How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

You know me—I love discovering DIY shortcuts to designer home goods any chance I get! So, when a stack of free leather samples ended up in my craft supplies box thanks to inventory turn-over at a local furniture store, you better believe the wheels were spinning in my head. How could I put these pretty, high quality textiles to work in our home?

In the end, I decided to test my tracing skills in order to create my own set of free-to-make leather coasters. The process hardly warrants a step-by-step guide, but just in case you want all the details, scroll on for the 3-step tutorial.

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Leather sample
  • Scissors
  • Something wide and round to trace
  • Permanent marker

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

Step One

Lay your leather sample down on a flat surface, suede-side-up. Place your wide, round object on top. For this, I used an extra large coffee mug, but you could try a bowl or even a round coaster you already have on hand. Trace the round shape onto your leather using a permanent marker.

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

Step Two

Use scissors to carefully and slowly cut out the round coaster shape. Since leather is a pretty thick material, you’ll definitely want to take things slow during this step in order to achieve that perfectly even, round edge.

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

Step Three

Repeat the first two steps however many times you’d like, and then toss your coasters, leather-side-up, on your coffee or dining table. It’s really as simple as that!

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

Since the under-side of leather samples typically is suede, you won’t even need to line them. The naturally grippy texture on the bottom of these free-to-make DIY leather coasters keeps them in place, no matter what surface you lay them on. So, what do you think? Would you try this tutorial on for size? Let me know what color leather you would use in the comments below.

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Make DIY Leather Coasters For Free | dreamgreendiy.com

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DIY Painted Easter Egg Hunt Canvas Bags | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

Need I say more than that letter board message above?! As soon as spring officially kicks off (and by “officially,” I mean that first flowery breath of fresh air), I can’t help but get excited about Easter. It’s such a sweet and happy holiday, two qualities that we could use more and more of these days, plus it typically comes with copious amounts of candy. Sign me up!

To make sure that your own Easter Egg Hunt is as sweet as it can be, I teamed up with Oriental Trading to design a tutorial for DIY Painted Easter Egg Hunt Canvas Bags that will practically double your candy haul this season. How? By turning canvas totes into an up-sized version of the little plastic eggs we all know and love. A bigger container equals lots more room for sugar.

DIY Painted Easter Egg Hunt Canvas Bags | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

To pull it all off, grab the free printable template and craft tutorial over on Oriental Trading, fill your finished bags with candy, and hide the “eggs” around your home, yard, or church lobby just as you always have with the tiny plastic variety. Are you game to give this upgrade a try at your own Easter celebration? Get all the DIY details here and tell me in the comments below what your favorite springtime candy is.

DIY Painted Easter Egg Hunt Canvas Bags | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

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Everything You Need For Your Coffee Station | dreamgreendiy.com

As a 2-person family that enjoys two—sometimes four—cups of coffee every single morning, a small section of our kitchen has inevitably turned into a coffee station.

We have two different kinds of coffee makers set up (a Keurig that we use everyday, and a Nespresso machine that we use when occasional cravings arises), plus canisters for coffee-filled K-cups and sugar. We even have supplies for a French press and a regular programmable coffeemaker that we keep stowed under the cabinet for when we feel like going “old school.”

Case in point, if you’re thinking of setting up your own coffee or tea station at home, this collection of a dozen accessories below should have you outfitted in no time.

  1. Koffee Kult Dark Roast Coffee Beans ($24.69)
  2. Silicone Paper Towel Holder ($34.99)
  3. 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker ($54.17)
  4. Osaka Titanium Coated Pour Over Cone Dripper ($19.99)
  5. Glass Reusable Coffee Cup ($25.24)
  6. Milk Container ($10.71)
  7. Linen and Cotton Dish Cloth ($21)
  8. Smeg 1.7-Liter Kettle ($127.35)
  9. Coffee and Tea French Press ($34.99)
  10. Coffee Bar Coffee Grinder ($16.81)
  11. Mug Stack, Set of 4 ($56.90)
  12. Sweeper and Funnel (it somehow already sold out but here’s a pretty alternative!)

I’ve personally got my eye on that gold Pour Over Cone Dripper and the sweeper and funnel—I don’t mind admitting that I tend to get more coffee grounds on the counter and kitchen floor than into the filter. Did I miss anything you would have included? Link it up in the comments below!

*My promise to you is that the affiliate links featured in this post spotlight items that I use and love myself.
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Two Versions Of A Mid-Week Bento Box Lunch | dreamgreendiy.com

Ahhhhh, meal planning. This weekly task is truly the bane of my existence, and one that I tend to dread way more often than not. I don’t particularly know why—I think it just always ends up being the last thing on my to-do list, and is the “piece of straw that broke the camel’s back.”

John and I do our best to make this tedious activity fun each week by settling together on the couch, pad of paper and pen in hand (and often a glass of wine, too), which certainly helps it feel more leisurely. I now also copy and paste recipe links into emails addressed to John and me as they catch my eye during daily social media scrolling. I file them away into a “Recipes” folder set up in my Gmail inbox and John does the same, that way we have a running list of yummy meals to choose from during those weekly meal planning sit-downs.

Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich Bento Box Lunch Recipe | dreamgreendiy.com

One type of weekday meal that we’ve found ourselves going back to over and over again is the Bento style lunch. I hope I’m using that term correctly (and please correct me if I’m wrong), but I think our American-ized version of this Japanese tradition essentially compartmentalizes take-away meals into sections within a box.

“Bento Box” lunches seem to be all the rage on Pinterest, and we’ve recently started incorporating them into our routine with lots of scrumptious success, so I wanted to share a couple of the combos that really hit the mark for us.

Two Versions Of A Mid-Week Bento Box Lunch | dreamgreendiy.com

Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 5oz. cans Solid White Albacore Tuna in water
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha Ranch (we purchased ours ready-made at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed seasoning
  • 1/2 cup broccoli & carrot slaw (we purchased ours ready-made, but feel free to substitute with hand-chopped broccoli and carrot)
  • 2 slices whole grain bread

Directions:

Open and drain the tuna. Dump it into a bowl, and stir in the dill weed and Sriracha Ranch. Spoon the tuna salad onto a slice of bread. Top with slaw and a second slice of bread, then cut the sandwich into bite-sized squares or triangles.

For this Bento Box lunch, we included the Spicy Tuna Salad Sandwiches, a handful of chopped celery sticks, and a dollop of creamy peanut butter for dipping. My favorite way to cleanly transfer peanut butter from the jar to a Bento Box is using an ice cream scoop that has a trigger release. I also love using paper cupcake liners as separators when my plastic Tupperware doesn’t have enough compartments for everything I want to pack in.

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups Bento Box Lunch Recipe | dreamgreendiy.com

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Directions:

Lay out the first tortilla, and spread with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Slice the banana in half, peel, and place one half in the center of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up and around the banana, and slice into three bite size pieces. Repeat the same steps with the other tortilla, second half of the banana, and the rest of the peanut butter.

For this second Bento Box lunch, we included Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups, a fresh salad topped with blueberries, a pile of chopped pineapple, and two cupcake liners filled with different types of nuts—we like almonds and cashews.

Two Versions Of A Mid-Week Bento Box Lunch | dreamgreendiy.com

By prepping these lunches ahead of time on Sunday night and popping them into the fridge, it makes the Monday morning rush much easier to handle. Have you tried Bento Box lunches out yet? If so, what are your favorite combinations so far?

Two Versions Of A Mid-Week Bento Box Lunch | dreamgreendiy.com

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Mid-century Bar Cart | dreamgreendiy.com

I’ve probably admitted this before, but I’m honestly not very big on over-the-top New Year’s celebrations. John, my sister (who will be in town visiting), and I are homebody sorts, and tend to prefer a cozy evening in as opposed to a raucous night out on the town. So, this New Year’s Eve, you’ll likely find us all holed up here at our house in PJs with popcorn and a good New Year’s movie or two (When Harry Met Sally and Holiday are our favorites!).

One part of the traditional “party” atmosphere that we likely will be enjoying this December 31 though is booze! The three of us are usually wine connoisseurs, but we will definitely by breaking out of our shells in honor of 2017.

In thinking ahead towards our signature celebratory cocktail menu, I’ve pulled together a list of 11 tasty liquored treats from Glitter Guide below. Oh, and in case you’re new around here and didn’t know, I actually spend half my time working by day as the Features Editor for Glitter Guide. I don’t mind admitting that I’m pretty biased towards our cocktail content. We’ve worked with countless talented creatives over the years to put together a ton of original recipes, and you’re invited to read on for a list of the 11 I’ll be choosing from this New Year’s Eve!

  1. Spiked Coffee Candy Cane Cocktail Recipe
  2. Ginger Spiced Cider
  3. The Sacré Sauvage
  4. Chai Tea Cocktail
  5. Strawberry Thyme Sparkler
  6. Rosé Wine Slush
  7. Spiked Peppermint Mocha
  8. Pomegranate Thyme Fizz
  9. No-Fail Party Girl Punch
  10. The Apple Sullivan Cocktail
  11. The Citrus Spritzer Cocktail

Do you have a signature New Year’s cocktail you break out each holiday season? I’m not a big fan of carbonation, so I tend to steer clear of traditional champagne drinks, but I bet a fair share of you love to indulge in some good bubbly in honor of that annual midnight celebration! Leave your tips, recipes, links, and ideas below.

A Roundup of New Years Cocktails To Try Via @GlitterGuide | dreamgreendiy.com

(Photos by Andrea Pesce for Dream Green DIY and Glitter Guide)
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How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

Since John and I moved away from the town where we both were born and raised, we’ve had to rethink how we keep in touch with those we left behind. We’re just an hour and a half away, so we make the trek to town pretty often for one-on-one time with our friends and family, but when things are super busy (think: the holidays) we pretty much rely on long-distance gift exchanges. Most of my closest blogger friends are scattered across the country, too, so mailing gifts is really the only way for me to get cards and presents into their deserving hands.

So, to help streamline things a bit, I decided to introduce the idea of a long-distance cookie exchange into my Christmas routine! It’s the perfect, stress-free way to treat my closest buds to a little something special this time of year, and we don’t have to feel constrained by schedules and miles. We can order and send cookies to our recipients with practically just the click of a button, and my friends still benefit from that irreplaceable tactile experience when they tear into their box of cookies.

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

Although this post isn’t sponsored by them, I wanted to suggest that you try out Milk Jar Cookies for your own long-distance Christmas cookie exchange. They sent our family a big box of sugary treats earlier this season, and John and I have been big, big fans of theirs ever since (my favorite is the Rocky Road!). The fact that they ship makes them a no-brainer for this concept of a cookie mailer. Sadly, the shipping option is currently on hold until the new year because of large holiday demand, but you should definitely bookmark Milk Jar Cookies for Christmas 2017!

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

Of course, if you’re already a pro baker, then, by all means, break out the cookie pan, baking supplies, and sugar. All you have to do is bake your treats, wrap them in plastic, pop them into a box with a card, and seal it with ribbon and a bow before packaging it at the post office.

In case you’re looking to pull names from a digital hat to give your long-distance Christmas cookie exchange a level of intrigue and mystery, try using an online service like DrawNames.com, which allows you to secretly draw a name from your customized list of pals. You can even include a wish list where you could notate things like allergies and flavor preferences.

How To Host A Christmas Cookie Exchange | dreamgreendiy.com

Again, none of the brands that I’m mentioning in this post know that I’m writing about them, but I’ve used them all personally, and think this is truly the makings of one unforgettably tasty Christmas gift exchange. Would you try the concept out for your holiday mailers next year? It could really work for just about any holiday (or even just because), so let’s all keep this idea in our back pockets the next time we experience gift-giving paralysis!

(Photo by Carrie Waller for Glitter Guide; click that link for a list of The Ingredients And Gear You Need To Bake Your Heart Out This Holiday Season)
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10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

I know everyone says roughly the same thing this time of year, but I am crazy busy behind the scenes right now as I hurry to get all caught up (and I’m working ahead, too) in anticipation of Christmas and New Years. Like the majority of the blogging community, I’ll be taking some much-needed time off the week that lies in between the holidays, and hope that you will be able to as well, but in the meantime you’ll find me hustling like mad here in my studio.

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

All this to say that I’m just going to be able to quickly pop in this morning to send you right along to Oriental Trading where I’m sharing a big and juicy feature detailing the 10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table. While there, you’ll get an in-depth breakdown of everything you could ever need to host your own mid-century inspired holiday fête—from plates and other paper party products, to cute martini cups and vintage tabletop decorations, too.

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

This at-home holiday celebration was SUCH a fun one to style and produce, and I hope that you love how it all turned out just as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.

If it hasn’t been said enough this season, I want to take a moment to wish you and yours the very best of holidays. Christmas may still be a week and a half away, but now’s the time to fully embrace all the goodness that goes along with it (think: Christmas music, holiday movies, and hot cocoa). Don’t let it slip by without at least a few more viewings of Elf, ya hear?! Thanks, as always, for following along—both here and over on Oriental Trading!

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

10 Things You Need To Style The Perfect Christmas Dinner Table | dreamgreendiy.com + @orientaltrading

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