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GIFT IDEA | Pecan Praline Dessert Topping

Thursday, December 5

Pecan Praline Dessert Topping...
Let that sink in for a minute.

Now let me help you dream up some ways to incorporate this into your life.
Think pound cakes, ice cream, apples, pancakes, right off the spoon and would
just look at how good it looks on cheesecake.  *gasp*

I shared this delicious recipe years ago and knew it deserved to be shared again.
It's gift-giving season after all and this easy-to-make, delicious treat is something everyone will love.

You should see it on cheesecake! Talk about upleveling your desserts!? (scroll down for the pic).

Enjoy the updated gift tags, recipe and pictures in this post and then be sure to PIN THIS to your "Gift Ideas" Pinterest board.

You need this in you life.
It's delicious...just trust me on this.

Pecan, Praline, Dessert, Gift, Jar, Topping
Yield: Makes 4-6 Jars

Pecan Praline Dessert Topping

Pecan Praline Dessert Topping

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M
This easy-to-make delicious dessert topping can be enjoyed on cheesecake, pound cake, apple slices, pancakes and ice cream. You'll want to gift jars of this to your favorite people.


  • 1 + 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 7 TBSP butter
  • 1 + 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk


How to cook Pecan Praline Dessert Topping

  1. Melt butter over low heat in saucepan; add pecans.
  2. Stir until light brown and the aroma of lightly toasted pecans fills your kitchen.
  3. Add brown sugar and corn syrup.
  4. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in evaporated milk.
  6. Serve warm over ice cream, cheesecake, pound cake, cookies, apples or pancakes.
  7. Store in refrigerator.
  8. Reheat in microwave for 15 seconds.


FOR GIFT GIVING Pour into prepared, sterilized jars with airtight lids. Add cute gifts tags - linked below Store in refrigerator.


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Sure hoping you'll try it my friends!
And if you do...please comment to let me know how yours turned out.

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Glass Jars and Lids
Gift Tags
Circle Craft Punch - optional for making your tags round
Fresh Cedar Pine - a little snippet tied on for the finishing touch - Got mine from Trader Joe's

5 presents are wrapped and under the tree this year - and it's only December 5th!
I'm so happy I could squeal because I actually get to enjoy the pretty gift-wrapping this year.
Truth be told, I'm usually wrapping all of the gifts on Christmas Eve night and kicking myself for not doing it sooner. 

STYLING | Neutral + Natural Gift Wrapping Ideas

Tuesday, December 3

I've got 4 gifts wrapped and under the tree my friends!
That's a feat for me with it only being the third day of December.

Admittedly, I'm usually wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve...always with regret for not doing it sooner so I could enjoy all of the pretty details for more than 8-10 hours.

I promised myself to break that unintentional tradition this year and so far so good.

Along with my rolls of Kraft paper and some fresh eucalyptus, I put together a tray of pretty ribbons, tags, strings, twine, yarn, dried oranges, scissors and tape. Having the supplies gathered together makes it really easy, and convenient, to quickly wrap additional gifts leading up to Christmas.

My gift wrapping usually always starts with either brown kraft or white wrapping paper.
I like to keep it pretty neutral to allow the pretty ribbons, fabrics, greenery and tags to be the stars of the "gift wrapping show". I'm using dried oranges again from last year's Christmas decor and gift wrapping. I love them.

TIP: I also love spritzing the dried oranges with orange and clove essential oils. Makes them deliciously fragrant and adds another special element to the gift giving experience.

This year, my gifts will be adorned with an extra special detail...
...these beautiful "fa-la-la-la-la" gift tags hand-lettered by my sweet friend Aedriel.
She collaborated with Sugar Paper LA to create some gorgeous holiday pretties for Target.
These tags are even more gorgeous in real life because the card stock is nice and thick and
the finish of the lettering mimics letterpress. I'm completely smitten.

This neutral style of gift wrapping reaches far beyond Christmas too. 
The combination of cotton lace, sheer ribbon and fresh eucalyptus makes it versatile enough for a wedding birthday, or any other special occasion gift. 

I'll leave you to soak in the rest of the gift wrapping details. 
Look for the resource list at the bottom to find some of the pretties I'm using this year. 

I love gift wrapping.
If you aren't excited about it, I hope this inspires you.
Adding some fresh, natural elements to your gift wrapping is easy, beautiful and fun!
And the receiver will adore and appreciate the extra effort.

Love you guys!!

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Wide Cotton Lace Ribbon - linked something similar
Dried Oranges
Fresh Eucalyptus - Trader Joe's

Don't leave your dried oranges out if you have animals.
I caught my dog, Hamilton, devouring the oranges right off the packages.
But he's 18 years maybe your pets won't be intrigued in the least. *wink*

CHRISTMAS | 25 Days of Christ Advent Devotional

Tuesday, November 26

The 25 Days of Christ.
It's an advent devotional ornament kit.
It's purpose? To help keep us focused on Christ through the Christmas season. 

25 ornaments.
25 correlating scriptures. 
25 days to cuddle up with your family for a few minutes each day and connect.
And by connect I mean to your family and to the "reason for the season".

I purchased the 25 Days of Christ Unfinished Ornament Kit from New Tradition Crafts a couple of years ago. I left my ornaments raw, instead of painting them, and added neutral finishing touches to a few of them to keep them really simple and as organic as possible. I love them.

The set comes with a book with a reading schedule to keep you on track with which scriptures to read and which ornament to hang each day.

This year, I discovered New Tradition Crafts has something new available called "The Good Shepherd Illustrated Book" to go along with the kit, so I added it this year for our family to use with our ornaments.

Good news! If you want one for your family, I have a coupon code for you to save 15%: PNP15

I decided to share all of the details of my own ornament set this year to show you how I finished mine. I'm hoping it will serve as a guide for those of you who might need help and inspiration with your own kits.

I also wanted to show you the little tree we use to display our ornaments during the 25 Days of Christ. You don't have to have a separate tree like we can use your family Christmas tree if you like. The idea is to do what works for your family...and for your life.

One of the other things about this advent devotional I love is you can easily gear it towards children of all ages. For instance, you can use The Good Shepherd book with younger kids who thrive on visuals. Or you can choose to read directly from the scriptures for older children who aren't interested in "kiddie" activities anymore. 

Basically, it's something I feel our family will never outgrow since it's so adaptable. 

I hope you are inspired to try a set for your own family.
Or at the very least, find ways to stay focused on the magic of the Christmas season.

Don't forget to use the coupon code at checkout to save 15%  ->  PNP15

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I failed last year when it came to staying focused on the "reason for the season".
We didn't even do the 25 Days of Christ.
I was so sad about the lack of "feeling" last Christmas I vowed not to have a repeat.
Just another reason why it worked for me to have my Christmas decor up by Halloween night this year. As crazy as that sounds, it's made such a difference already in making sure I have time to "ENJOY" the holidays.

STYLING | Fall Porch - Idea No. 2

Wednesday, November 13

As I mentioned in my Fall Porch Idea No. 1 Post, 
I was craving charm and simplicity with a warm welcome.

So, I decided to change things up and eliminated the bright orange pumpkins, the sprigs of wheat, pinecones, and some of the other decor and replaced the iron basket with a simplistic $2 thrift store basket to hold my pumpkins.

I added a pretty piece of pottery filled with natural reed grass, a simple blanket next to the basket of pumpkins and a rocking bench cushion topped with a pillow and blanket. 

I'm in love with the overall vibe. 

This was more the "feel" I was going for.
I want to know what YOU think?
Is Idea No. 1 or Idea No. 2 more your speed for Fall decor this year?

Hopefully this post will help you pause when you are decorating your own home - seasonally or every day decor - and ask yourself if the direction you are going is speaking to you. Trends come and go. Decide what makes your home "feel" like home...and go in that direction. You won't be disappointed.

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The changes to the front porch made SUCH a big difference to the overall feeling I get every time I walk out there to water plants or when I'm sitting on the rocker snuggling my Ella Pie. I love it.
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