Holidays, These are a few of my Favorite Things!

I do hope your tinsel is not in a tangle and you are enjoying the festive messy merriment of the season! My house is still in somewhat of a jumble, but I am embracing the fun and letting go of the concept of perfection…

Today I want to share some of my favorite things to do for the holidays in hopes of giving you last minute ideas or even just a smile!

Paint a jar for gifting goodies


Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Jar


Make a festive beverage tub by lining a galvanized tub with a trash bag and then wrapping it in a colorful fabric, and secure it with a ribbon


Santa’s Beverage Sack



Give your friends Christmas in a Stocking by filling a stocking with holiday decorations and goodies






Or fill a stocking with a recipe and the ingredients for dinner, Dinner in a Stocking! 

Everything you need to make Loaded Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili {except the meat}, to put together an easy meal





Set up a Merry Mimosa Bar 🍾 🥂


Merry Mimosa Bar & Sign Tutorial


Make a Candyland Tree






and set up a Sweet Shoppe






This year the Sweet Shoppe is on top of my art cabinet





Make a hometown or state themed holiday tree



Sweet Home Alabama Tree



Make a Snowman!


Fishing Frosty


And my VERY FAVORITE thing to do

Tiny Christmas lights everywhere!


Winter Holiday

Holiday Sparkle Bottle

Hark the Herald Angels Sing


The North Pole


Choir of Angels


Winter Moon


Jingle Jingle!


Another favorite thing is tablescapes and tomorrow is the beginning of the annual Christmas tablescape hop!

You won’t want to miss it!



Home is Where the Boat IsEveryday LivingKnock it Off Kim A casa di Bianca


Life and LindaThe Painted HingePanoplyCorner of Plaid and Paisley


Debbee’s BuzzFollow the Yellow Brick HomeLiving With Thanksgiving
Home and Gardening With Liz


Red Cottage ChroniclesThe Painted Apron | Our Crafty Mom | Celebrate & Decorate


From My Carolina Home | Sweet SensationsMe and My Captain
Zucchini Sisters


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

28 Responses to “Holidays, These are a few of my Favorite Things!”
  1. Jodi says:

    so many wonderful ideas! and i found myself getting lost for a half hour here looking at all the other links to bloggers! thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Rita C. says:

    Tiny lights everywhere is my motto too! You have some great ideas there besides that too, Jenna.

  3. Everything here is pretty and cheerful and I love that! My lovely “prize” from your drawing arrived. Unless I am using it (which I will) it is hanging on the door knob where it has already received many compliments! Thank you!

  4. Wow – so festive!! I LOVE the idea of a “Sweet Shop” – I just need to figure out where to set it up -ughhh…the “littles” would love it, so I will figure out something – thx for the great idea!

  5. pattyanneart says:

    So fun and festive!! I love all of the wonderful ideas.
    I also really love the twinkle lights. ❤️

  6. Sharon Mann says:

    I love the snowman in the bathtub…very clever.

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Yes, love lights! On the tree, the mantle, my dresser, the top of the antique phonograph, never can have too many! I am still puttering inside, have never been this behind in my decorating, but like you trying not to let it get to me and taking it in stride. Looking forward to getting my gift in the mail Miss Jeena, still so pleased that my name was picked. Thanks again. 🎄

    • It should be arriving soon, I mailed it last Monday…let me know when you get it, tracking says it’s still in transit…sorry it’s taking so long! Lights on your dresser sounds so pretty!!

      • Cyndi Raines says:

        No worries, probably slow due to holiday packages and extra mail, Christmas cards, etc. Ha did I say Christmas cards? I still have to get out the small amount I send out! Whew, I better get crackin’! Sorry about your name being misspelled above. That auto-correct drives me crazy! Thanks Jenna. 😄

      • yes, not a fan of auto correct! I still have mountains of things to do 🤪

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh My Goodness YOU are so CREATIVE! The Candyland Tree is amazing! BUT Frosty Fishing in the Tub! IS INCREDIBLE!

  9. I am loving this, it’s giving me the push and inspiration I need to finish my holiday decorating. I am seriously loving the tub! That is super cute.

  10. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, this was such a nice Christmas time post with a lot of great ideas. I really love that winter moon painting you made. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a great week.
    Julie xo

  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Oh Jenna, you have shared some wonderful ideas to get us in the Christmas spirit! Your candy tree is adorable, and I love the idea of dinner in a stocking. That would be a perfect gift for anyone. Thanks for all the terrific ideas! Enjoy your day, sweet friend!!!

  12. Mary says:

    I love all your holiday fun and Christmas cheer Jenna! I need a bottomless glass for a Mimosa bar for the month of December! 😉

  13. lulu says:

    So many favorite things! The last couple of years I have been very minimalist choosing to bring out just a few of my favorite things. Each year they are a little different.

  14. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I like your idea of dinner in a stocking, what a great idea to help a friend in December! ❤️ And I love all your creative decorations… ❄️☃️🌟

  15. Kim says:

    The candy cane tree and sparkle bottle are awesome ideas! Your Christmas decor looks amazing. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!

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