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White cake white frosting with strawberries

I love homemade white cake with white frosting there is something about it....maybe it's more moist, maybe it just seems lighter and fluffier...whatever it is I love it!

I made this cake using a boxed mix and adding sour cream, extra eggs and a hint of orange rind to the cream cheese frosting....my heart be still...there was nothing left!

 I tried to make this a naked cake but I haven't mastered that look very well so I just added lots of strawberries on top and all around the base then I sprinkled the whole thing with powdered sugar.
If anyone is interested in the full recipe leave me a message and I'll be happy to give it to you.
Enjoy your day!

Christmas is over but I wanted to share my dining room with you.


I kind of don't want to acknowledge that Christmas is over yet! Normally I am ready to clean it all up but this year I have just enjoyed every moment of this season! So I am going to share a couple of the rooms I did this year. 
This is the dining room with my new chandelier from WAYFAIR and I simply\hung a few ornaments from it. 

Christmas chandelier, hang ornaments from Chandelier
I used a white textured 
Christmas dining room decorated- The Style Sisters


bright colored ornaments on  White Christmas tree with snowman topper

Christmas wreath with silver tree in middle with pastel garland

Pink ornaments, pastel ornaments in glass dish

Christmas decorations through mirror
I seriously have loved everything about Christmas this year! 


Hope each of you have had a beautiful Christmas and will enjoy the coming new year! 
Karin


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Herb butter recipe with cute free downloadable gift tags for neighbor gift

I have been making herb butter and Cranberry orange butter to give as neighbor gifts this year and I am so happy with how they have turned out. I didn't have to bake a million cookies and I was looking for something savory and unique and this was the perfect thing! 

Herb butter, cranberry orange butter, neighbor gifts, printable tags
The tags and baking twine just finish the cute butter logs off perfectly. You can find these super cute gift tags on Lia Griffith blog she has sooo many cute things to download and print at home you really should check out her blog! These tags are on a PDF that allows you to change the names on the to and from!! They are hosted on world label ready to edit and print off from a PDF file how nice is that!

Lia Griffith printable chalkboard tags
 The herb and cranberry orange butter are just about the easiest things to make in your Cuisinart! 
Cranberry orange butter, Herb butter, neighbor gifts
 I used butter from Costco because they had the best price on butter. I used 4 sticks at once in my Cuisinart mixed with fresh herbs. I used about 1/4 cup chopped Thyme and Rosemary but you can use whatever combination you like. You can't go wrong with fresh herbs of any combination. 
Costco buttter, Kirkland butter, herb butter, cranberry orange butter
For the Cranberry Orange butter I used about 1/2 cup or more of fresh cranberries, 1 tsp of orange rind, 1 Tbsp orange juice, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and mixed it in the cuisinart and it turned the pretty pink color.


You can watch my video of how to make the perfect sized little butter logs and watch until the end and see my blooper reel....
just keeping it real!

Christmas Tree Napkin Fold Tutorial and video

 I love this cute napkin fold for Christmas! You may have seen it on my Winter wonderland tablescape that I did last week...it just makes the place setting look a little more special.


Christmas Tree Napkin fold tutorial
I start with a square napkin 


Fold in half

fold in half again to make a square

 Then simply bring each point on open end opposite of fold to the top middle with each layer slightly lower than the other.
You will end up with a triangle that has layers


Next...flip over and fold each side of the triangle to the opposite side one over the other.
It becomes a bundle. 

Flip over once again so you can see the layers of the Christmas tree.

Fold in each point of the layers underneath each other

Once all the points are folded inside you are done!

You can add a candy cane or a small chocolate for an "ornament" for your guests. 

Here is my quick fast tutorial of the Christmas tree napkin fold


Hope you use this fun napkin fold this Christmas!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland tablescape

I love using bright colors like lime green, red, pink and turquoise at Christmas! 

Winter wonderland tablescape, bright colors for Christmas, Lime Green and red for Christmas The style sisters tablescape
 I set this tablescape using my rattan chargers from Ikea...best deal around I think they are $3.99 ea..cheapest ones I have seen mixed with my Ikea white dinner plates.
Winter wonderland tablescape, bright colors for Christmas, Lime Green and red for Christmas, Christmas breakfast,  The style sisters tablescape
 I have had the lime green and red Christmas salad plates for years..I bought them when we lived in Texas and I just LOVE them! I folded red cloth napkin into a Christmas tree and placed a candy cane on top. Tutorial for Christmas tree fold on blog tomorrow. Green goblets were from Pier 1 a few years ago that I bought on clearance for $1.99 ea!! They work all year long for me.
Winter wonderland tablescape, bright colors for Christmas, Lime Green and red for Christmas The style sisters tablescape
I used fresh pieces of garland strung through my chandelier and hung a few ornaments from the chandy as well. 

Red Christmas tree napkin fold, Winter wonderland tablescape, bright colors for Christmas, Lime Green and red for Christmas The style sisters tablescape
 The centerpiece was quite simple and faux green wreath with a small Christmas tree

 My talented daughter Madeline chalked this adorable Walking in a winter wonderland snowman for me! I wish I could write well but alas not my talent.

Walking in a winter wonderland snowman chalk drawing, Winter wonderland tablescape, bright colors for Christmas, Lime Green and red for Christmas The style sisters tablescape

Christmas Cupcake Toothpicks


 I have had so much fun making these adorable 
Christmas Cupcake toothpicks this year! 
I made some for my Niece's Unicorn and Mermaid baby shower! I will show that shower tomorrow it really turned out amazingly cute! 

I actually made these for my sisters Craft Fair she is going to! 
Christmas cupcake toothpics, Cricut, Glitter Christmas Toothpics, Sled toothpics, Christmas tree toothpicks, Deer head toothpicks. Cupcake toppers.
 I love how they turned out in the pastel pink, green gold and red. 
Christmas cupcake toothpics, Cricut, Glitter Christmas Toothpics, Sled toothpics, Christmas tree toothpicks, Deer head toothpicks. Cupcake toppers
 Even the girl at the UPS store wanted to buy some when I went to ship them to my sister!
 I am thinking of starting to sell them myself.....what would you be willing to purchase a set of 12 for? 
Christmas cupcake toothpics, Cricut, Glitter Christmas Toothpics, Sled toothpics, Christmas tree toothpicks, Deer head toothpicks. Cupcake toppers
If you don't have Cricut machine you really ought to ask Santa for one this year they are AMAZING!


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Pom Pom love for Christmas

I am obsessed with pom poms this year!! I love looking at all the amazing ideas on how to use them as Christmas decorations and I love the bright colors too! Here is a sampling of some I found looking for inspiration on the internet. 

Nest of posies amazing pom pom wreath!!
Pom pom wreath - Nest of posies
 Dig this Chick- Simple pinecone decorations bring back memories for me of being a kid

pom poms on pinecones
 Tater Tots and Jello shows how to make these adorable pom pom Christmas trees and wreath!

pom pom Christmas trees- Tater Tots and Jello
Erin With A Y shares her pom poms on her deer head

pom poms on deer head
I am dying over this pink pom pom Christmas tree pillow from Thistle Wood Farms

pink pom pom christmas tree pillow

Last but not least I still love my own Pom Pom wreath I made a few years ago too!
white pom pom wreath anthropology knock off wreath- The Style Sisters

 Are you going to use Pom Poms in your Christmas decor this year?

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