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Welcome Home Saturday: Christmas Time Is Here

Welcome Home Saturday | December 17, 2022

Hi friend! Welcome to week 70 of “Welcome Home Saturday,” a weekly series where several of my friends and I gather every Saturday and meet you here. This Christmas-time edition includes free Christmas printables, gift guides, holiday recipes, DIYs, and more rounded up for you in this one post.


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Welcome Home Saturday: Christmas Time Is Here


Kitchen views 2022 for Christmas

  With Christmas being eight days away, we can say Christmas time is officially here! What fun traditions are you and yours doing over the next week?

A Christmas Time Tradition Revisited: Gingerbread Houses


Baking in the kitchen during the holidays.

Andy and I are hosting our annual gingerbread house decorating party this Sunday. It is one of our very favorites, and we love gifting it to our children and nieces/nephews. This was a tradition that I loved with all of my cousins and grandparents growing up.

Illuminated Gingerbread House on Kitchen countertops.

  In this post, I share tons of fun ideas (candies we use, royal icing recipe, tips to make them last, etc.) to begin this tradition; it’s not too late to begin this year!

Prepping for hosting a holiday party.

  Head HERE to read all about how you, too, can enjoy this fun (and yummy, haha) Christmas tradition.


Protip: Check out this FREE, downloadable, and printable guide containing a tutorial on how to make a gingerbread house using cardboard! This is the exact template my grandfather used when hosting our gingerbread house parties that hold such fond memories for me.


Barefoot Dreams Cape Dupe!


Cozy Wrap!

Many of you have tried the Barefoot Dreams blanket dupe HERE, and now you can try out this amazing cape dupe. Barefoot Dreams is $148, while Time and Tru wraps are only $17. It would be perfect for the holidays and winter months ahead or as a gift; it’s the ultimate cozy. Grab it here!  

Beautiful And Delicious Christmas Morning Breakfast Idea: Fruit Pizza


Fruit Pizza

  This has been a family staple since I was a little girl! You and yours will love this yummy fruit pizza this Christmas season.   Ingredients:
  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough 16.5 oz.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 qt. Blueberries
  • 1 qt. Strawberries
  • 2-3 Rounded Kiwis
  1. Line a round cookie pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Roll out your cookie dough and create a “crust” around the edges.  Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Let cool, then spread the frosting.
  4. Add your fruit.

The Perfect (Last-Minute) Christmas Time Dress


The perfect sweater dress

This Turtleneck Long Sleeve Sweater Dress comes in several colors, and most colors arrive in a couple of days with Prime membership. Perfectly paired with these booties, and you’re all set! Plus, it’s on sale right now! Shop it here!  

ICYMI: Amazon Live: Best Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas



I am sharing 20+ last-minute Christmas gift ideas that arrive in time for Christmas!
Now it is time to see what my amazing blogger friends are sharing this week. And we are thrilled to have Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm. Welcome back, Renae!


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