The Shady Porch: Last Minute Christmas Inspiration: Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & Decorations!

12.20.2013

Last Minute Christmas Inspiration: Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & Decorations!

First, (I hope you don't get tired of this!) a heartfelt thank-you to all the participants of this year's Holiday Party! I hoped to see a party that ran a wide gamut...and WOW does it ever...thanks to you! I am so tickled by the wonderful variety of projects; the scope really makes a nice Pinterest board - which is growing in popularity! 
 
Christmas Inspiration: Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & Decorations!
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We have some delicious dishes and desserts that I look forward to trying, and the gift ideas and crafts are so fun and thoughtful, too. I truly do draw inspiration from the various home tours and decorations shared. I hope everyone that contributed or just visited found something that will make this Christmas brighter and better than ever before. 


Best holiday wishes to everyone! 
I pray your Christmas is one of peace, hope and love! 

I will be on vacation until January 6th, so we will see you then, Lord willing. The Rock 'N Share will be back on the 8th under a new name...Party On The Porch. I decided to change the name as part of the blog makeover, which included our move from blogspot to our own dot.com. There are new buttons on the button page that represent the new look and name.



Nutty Maple Date Cookies @ True Blue Baking
Nutty Maple Date Cookies @ True Blue Baking
Dollar Tree DIY: Gleeful Glitter Trees  @ Robyns View
Dollar Tree DIY: Gleeful Glitter Trees  @ Robyns View

Do It Yourself Santa Bread @ Thrifty T's Treasures
Do It Yourself Santa Bread @ Thrifty T's Treasures
Holiday Porch @ Southern Direction
Holiday Porch @ Southern Direction
Fudge @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
Fudge @

Christmas Crafting ~ Yarn Trees @ Exquisitely Unremarkable
Christmas Crafting ~ Yarn Trees @ Exquisitely Unremarkable
Pecan Cobbler @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Pecan Cobbler @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Custom Stockings on a Budget @ Day2Day Super Mom
Custom Stockings on a Budget @ Day2Day Super Mom
Bacon Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar  @ Madame Deals

Bacon Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar 
@ Madame Deals

Tres Leches ("three milks") Cake @ Yesterfood
Tres Leches ("three milks") Cake @ Yesterfood
A Colonial American Hot Mulled Wine Recipe @ Army Wife To Suburban Life

A Colonial American Hot Mulled Wine Recipe
@ Army Wife To Suburban Life

My Christmas Buffet Restyled @ The Charm Of Home
My Christmas Buffet Restyled @ The Charm Of Home
Christmas Ornament Craft @ Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Christmas Ornament Craft @ Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
Eggnog French Toast Bake @ Scarlett's Excellent Adventures
Eggnog French Toast Bake @ Scarlett's Excellent Adventures
Scented Wreath Craft for Kids @ My Nearest & Dearest

Scented Wreath Craft for Kids @ My Nearest & Dearest

DIY Pancho The SnowMan @ Just Dip It In Chocolate
DIY Pancho The SnowMan @ Just Dip It In Chocolate

A Christmas Prayer by Karen L. Oberst
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All!

past feature posts from our 30 Day Holiday Party
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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.