10 Best DIY Faux Christmas Trees

10 Best DIY Faux Christmas Trees

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It’s no real secret that I’m a Christmas tree junkie. Finding that perfect tree and decking it out in the corner of the living room is such a joy for me. But let’s face it – not everyone has the space for a full-sized tree in their home. Also, let’s be real for a minute. Christmas trees aren’t cheap, friends! Which is where today’s round-up of DIY faux Christmas trees come into play! Whether made from washi tape, twigs or …

10 Best DIY Christmas Ornaments

10 Best DIY Christmas Ornaments

Last night we finally got around to decorating our tree, which we cut down this past weekend on our trip to the Christmas tree farm. I dug through boxes of ornaments and baubles, unwrapping each of them in turn while the boys scrambled to find the perfect perch on the tree for each one. Of course we couldn’t skip out on hanging the gingerbread ornaments we made over the weekend. Homemade ornaments are my favorite! My mom always busted out …

Mix It Up: Holiday Cocktails

Mix It Up: Holiday Cocktails

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I can’t believe we’re already closing in on the weekend before Christmas! That happened in a flash, didn’t it? With all flavors of occasions merry and bright occupying most of our schedules over the next several days, I thought a round-up of some particularly festive holiday cocktails was in order. Whether it be channeling your inner mixologist at the big family bash or an impromptu gathering with the neighbors, these cocktails are the perfect excuse for a warm-hearted toast to …

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

Do you guys remember this amazing Christmas shoot that the crazy talented Haley Sheffield shared last year? You guys went crazy for it (as did I) and soon enough it was a huge internet sensation. Not a day goes by that I don’t see those photos popping up all over Pinterest and the free world at large. Well, buckle your seatbelts and prepare for something absolutely stunning. Ruffled recently featured this year’s edition of Kaylee and Bobby’s Christmas love affair and it’s …

Holiday Cocktails with Sierra Mist

Holiday Cocktails with Sierra Mist

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This post was sponsored by Sierra Mist. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help keep The Sweetest Occasion rockin’!

I am so excited to once again be teaming up with the folks at Sierra Mist to bring you some super tasty and festive holiday cocktails in time for all of your celebrations over the next couple of weeks! Using Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, I whipped up two awesome cocktails that are sure to be crowd pleasers. In all honesty, …

DIY Glittery Gumdrop Ornaments

DIY Glittery Gumdrop Ornaments

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Glittery and festive DIY gumdrop ornaments created by Hank + Hunt exclusively for The Sweetest Occasion

The Gift Guide: For The Littles

The Gift Guide: For The Littles

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Let’s talk about the kiddos today, shall we? Shopping for the littles in my life is definitely one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. When rounding up my gift picks, I went with a good combination of keepsake gifts, colorful toys to stimulate the imagination and a few essentials like an awesome electric toothbrush and the perfect winter hat. The only problem for me? Knowing when to stop! Spoiling the kiddos is absolutely something I love to do. …

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part II)

Handmade Holiday Gift Baskets (Part II)

Sweet ideas for holiday gift baskets from The Sweetest Occasion

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

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I’ve never pretended to be a food blogger and there’s a pretty good reason why, my friends. That’s one heck of a tough job taking those impeccably styled and beautiful photos all the while trying to make sure your cocoa isn’t too cold and you don’t have whipped cream flying all over the place! On that note, I won’t lie. While putting together this post there was a bit of an explosion of chocolate and melting whipped cream in my …

Holiday Gift Wrapping Printables

Holiday Gift Wrapping Printables

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A collection of printable holiday tags designed by A Pair of Pears exclusively from The Sweetest Occasion!