Announcing: Creative Spark Link Party (and a Giveaway!)

Creative Spark Link Party

Today is an exciting day, my friends! Because today marks my first official day as a host for the Creative Spark Link Party! I am so honored and excited to be joined three awesome blogs to host this weekly link-up party. And I hope you’ll come back every Wednesday to check it out. If you’re a blogger yourself, link-up your recent crafts and DIYs (it’s super easy, I promise!). If you’re not a blogger, come on by for a weekly dose of creative inspiration!

And with that, welcome to Week 33 of the Creative Spark Link Party!

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Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies. 2014 Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap via

Tis the season for sweets!

And do I have something delicious to share with you today! I baked up a batch of these scrumptious Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle for a fun event that’s happening across blogland today—a Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap! It’s sort of like a cookie exchange, but since it’s happening online, we’re swapping recipes instead of actual cookies.

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Snowy Wonderland Christmas Mantel

  Snowy Wonderland Christmas Mantel via

My visions never come to life as I expect them to. Take our Christmas mantel: for months, I was envisioning a sort of rustic woodlands type of setting. Plenty of evergreens, frost-covered branches, textures of wood and fur. Basically like Pottery Barn Ski Lodge. But, in true Emily fashion, that’s not what I wound up with! Instead, it came to life as more of a Snowy Wonderland Christmas Mantel. But, it looks pretty beautiful (in my humble opinion), so I’m okay that I strayed from my own vision!

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