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Happy weekend and welcome to another Friday Finds here at KCL! I don't know about you guys, but we have actually been able to use our heater this week. I'm so excited that sweater weather is finally here! It's time to cozy up with some hot cocoa and watch my favorite scary movies. My husband and I love Halloween, and we love to relax at home with a good movie or show. Several new scary shows are streaming as of today, so we will definitely be staying in and watching Netflix. Whether you're staying in or going out, enjoy your weekend, and enjoy these incredible seasonal picks. Happy shopping!


At AfterHours Decals & More they carry gifts and home goods like candles and personalized wedding gifts, but with Halloween coming up, I really wanted to share their seasonal Autumn-themed decor with you. Among my favorites are their Halloween door decals (pictured above) and their set of witch pun Halloween stemless wine glasses.


I prefer the ready-made set, but if you're…

Handmade Holiday Gifts: Affordable Ways to Wrap Homemade Goodies


The holidays are a time to give yummy, handmade treats. Personally, I love to give handmade yummies for Christmas and holiday hostess gifts. It's actually how I started out making chocolates professionally. I had so much fun wrapping them up in beautiful packaging, and everyone always raved about the taste and quality, I figured I had better try to turn it into more than a hobby.


Though I didn't just give treats because of my passion for cooking. On the contrary, it was born out of necessity. As a new mom (with a lot of new in-laws), I struggled financially to give to all of my friends and family something special for the holidays. I knew that making something homemade in bulk was the most affordable way to be able to give everyone something for Christmas. Though I was determined to create something that was equally beautiful as it was delicious.


No matter what the handmade treat is you want to make for the holidays, you can always bet it will look professional and gourmet when tied off with a shiny, satin ribbon. Even if all you can afford are inexpensive cello bags, they still look like something out of a sweet boutique with a cute little ribbon on top. However I often use brown tin-tie bakery bags (the kind I use for packaging my chocolates). They make a simple bag of homemade goodies look so much more substantial and professional. You can add a little gift tag or a small ornament to dress it up even more. I like to use those mini gift tags I find in the gift wrap section at the grocery store or near the candy wrapping supplies in the craft shop. I also love to use dollar store ornaments as affordable and festive gift toppers. If you have a hard time making the perfect bow, the holidays are the perfect time to stock up on pre-tied mini bows. I always get the mini red velvet bows. They're often held together with twisty ties attached, which makes it very easy to affix them to packages.

How do you like to dress up homemade treats?


*Images by Krisztina Williams. All rights reserved. 


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  1. You certainly do good putting these together!

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  2. These look amazing! I always do homemade gifts and this year I wanted to do caramel popcorn but had no idea how to make it look good enough for a gift amd not just like a bag of popcorn! Thank you for the cute and creative ideas!

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome!:) Have a Merry Christmas!

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