My 3 Monsters: November 2016

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11.25.2016

DIY Donut Stacker for HAPPY Holidays

Happy Black Friday, guys!  Have you recovered from your turkey coma yesterday yet?  I am rearin' to go today because . . . you guys . . . IT'S FINALLY OK TO BE EXCITED ABOUT CHRISTMAS!!  We can finally listen to Christmas music and bake and decorate without fear of judgement.  I mean, that wasn't really stopping me -- I've had my tree up for a couple of weeks already, but now I don't have to apologize for it.   One of my favorite things about this time of year is the HAPPY Holidays series over at Tatertots and Jello.  Honestly, as a crafter, it's one of the best parts of the holiday season.  Where else can you get so much brilliant holiday baking and crafting inspiration?!  I have to pinch myself every single year when I get invited to participate!!  

Looking for a creative way to serve dessert this holiday season?  This DIY Donut Stacker from my3monsters.com is exactly what you need. Your guests will love it!
This year I'm sharing a fun way to serve one of my favorite winter treats -- donuts and hot cocoa.  Sure, you could lay your donuts out in boxes or pile them on plates, but why would you want to when, instead, you could wow all your family and friends by building this DIY Donut Stacker?!  It's like a whole'notha level of post-caroling coolness. 


Looking for a creative way to serve dessert this holiday season?  This DIY Donut Stacker from my3monsters.com is exactly what you need. Your guests will love it!
Because it's Black Friday and I'm all about the bargains, I'm also sharing a free printable that works perfectly as a back drop for your holiday dessert table.  Head over to Tatertots and Jello to download your free printable and get all the details to make your own DIY Donut Stacker!


Happy Holidays, friends!

Amy


11.22.2016

Hand-lettered Holiday Treat Bags

Hi guys!  I'm super excited to be sharing some hand-lettered holiday treat bags today on Lolly Jane. Have you ever wondered how to create your own cool, custom bags?  It's easier than you might think -- so easy, in fact, that you don't need to wait for a special occasion to make them. These treat bags will add a little extra-special oomph to your next family holiday movie night!

Download these super-cute hand-lettered holiday designs from my3monsters.com today on Lolly Jane.  It's easier than you might think to make "custom" treat bags!
Because c'mon, aren't you in the mood to "get your jingle on" by watching Elf curled up on the couch with your kiddos and some hot popcorn?!  I also designed some gift bag toppers that would be great to package neighbor and teacher gifts, or any small gift under your tree this holiday season.

Download these super-cute hand-lettered holiday designs from my3monsters.com today on Lolly Jane.  It's easier than you might think to make "custom" treat bags!
Either way, you can make Christmas extra special by sprinkling on a little hand-lettered goodness this year.  Head over to Lolly Jane to read more and download the files, and invite your friends to join you!

Happy Holidays, friends!

Amy


11.09.2016

Free Floral Thanksgiving Party Printable Set

Hi guys!  Can I just tell you how excited I am for Thanksgiving in a few weeks?!  It's like the grand kick-off to the holiday season.  Plus, I love time with family and big, fancy meals, so Thanksgiving is no-brainer on my favorites list.  {It doesn't hurt that we get a few days off from school and work, too. Just sayin'.)  Today I'm sharing a bunch of printables designed to make hosting a beautiful Thanksgiving party a no-brainer as well.

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.comYou guys, I'm a planner.  The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?  I like to have every little detail squared away well in advance -- especially when it's my turn to host an event like Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm also a very visual thinker, so a couple of weeks before the big day I pull out all my serving dishes to make sure I have enough of everything, and see how it is all going to coordinate. {And to make sure the gravy boats didn't disappear since last year. Ain't nobody got time for hunting down gravy boats on Thanksgiving Day!}   I gather all my cloth napkins and get them pressed an folded.  I decide which sets of dishes to use and settle on a color scheme.  

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com This year I decided on a non-traditional turquoise, navy, green and gold set up.  I also wanted to add a little faux bois wood grain in the mix.  I designed this set of printables around that theme and I am IN LOVE with it.  Like, seriously, I would marry it if it would have me.  In LOVE!  Let me show you all the goodies in this set:

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Every great celebration starts with a pretty invitation.  I had these 5x7 flat cards printed on cardstock at Staples.  All you have to do is cut them out, add the info, and pop them into envelopes.

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
I created a Give Thanks Banner that coordinates with the set to use as part of your decor.  I put mine up on my chickenwire frame and have some small tags and mini clothespins nearby so guests can write things they are thankful for and clip them to the board. 

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Next you need some cute place cards to help tie your table into the theme.  I designed a couple of different versions for y'all.  {I like having options!!}  The first is the simple floral and striped ribbon tent card, shown above.  But if you want to get a little more tricky with it,

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
. . . I designed this napkin wrapper place card as well.  Depending on how you fold your napkin, you can place the silverware inside the napkin {awesome for buffet style serving situations} or place it beside the plate for a more traditional, formal look.  Also, I just now decided to go with gold chargers instead of burlap.  See?  It pays to plan ahead.

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Oh, folks!  I also found these eco-friendly plates made from palm leaves online. They look like wood, but they're disposable.  They're a super-cool option if you are serving a big crowd and want a nicer-than-paper throw-away option.  I'm thinking they might be perfect for the dessert and pie buffet after dinner is cleaned up.

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
If you are serving your food buffet-style, you can use these tent cards to label the dishes.  I always like to know what something is before I put it on my plate.  Thanksgiving plate real estate is valuable y'all, so I want to make sure I have room for all the things I love!  

Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Hosting Thanksgiving?  Take your table to the next level with these darling Thanksgiving Party Printables from my3monsters.com
Finally, send your guests home with a lil' sum'n sum'n for later!  Box up leftovers in these cool take-out boxes so all your guests can have a midnight snack.  Make them extra special by printing these cute labels onto full-sheet mailing labels and cutting them out to make your own custom sticker labels.  



I hope your holiday season is full of beauty and joy, and that you are surrounded by those you love!  What we all need right now is to focus on our blessings and move forward into the future with peace and respect for one another.   Happy Thanksgiving, friends!!
 

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