Festive Party Hairstyles

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I love holiday parties of any kind, but I think the reason why I love them so much is that it gives me an excuse to dress up a little bit. I don’t go to any fancy parties, but I like spending a little extra time on my look when I am going to a party because it makes me feel festive and excited for the party! I created two simple hairstyles that would be great for any festive party you plan to attend, or really just any day you want to try a fun hairstyle!

Festive Party Hairstyles on www.girllovesglam.com

Both of these looks are really easy to create! I love that one has a more voluminous, messy look and the other one is quite straight and sleek so that you can choose the one that best fits your personal style. [Read more…]

Family Gift Ideas Everyone Will Enjoy

This holiday season, I’m swapping gifts with another blogger for her entire family for eBay’s holiday gift exchange. I’ve partnered with eBay to create this post! Enjoy!

I still remember receiving family gifts when I was younger. It may sound strange, but the thoughts of getting a gift as a family was almost more exciting to me than getting an individual gift! It was always such a mystery to see what gift would fit our entire family. It was so much fun to see what the gift givers thought our family would enjoy. Those gifts still go down as some of my favorite gifts I have ever been able to enjoy!

I love the idea of giving a family gift. Instead of purchasing several smaller gifts, you can put your entire gifting budget to one big item that everyone can enjoy. Most of those bigger ticket items aren’t things that families would typically think to spend their own money on, so they make really great gifts! 

I put together a few suggestions to help you find the perfect gift when you need family gift ideas!

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I loved searching for great gift ideas on eBay. It is a site that I can trust and I know that it is full of an incredible variety of items! No matter what types of things the family enjoys, eBay is sure to have something that would make a perfect gift for them! [Read more…]

Christmas Truck Pillow Tutorial and Giveaway

I have become increasingly obsessed with all of the products featuring vintage cars and trucks carrying Christmas trees. It is such a classic holiday symbol and I love all of the decor that I have seen inspired by them. Last year, I picked up a cute cookie jar shaped like a truck with a Christmas tree on top and I bought another little ceramic truck this year. I knew I wanted a new Christmas pillow this year and putting this classic truck was going to be the perfect addition to the pillow! Making this Christmas truck pillow was incredibly easy, so follow along and you can make your own too!

Christmas Truck Pillow Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Our 2016 Christmas Cards

As much as technology has taken over all of our lives, I really appreciate getting traditional mail. I love the act of walking out to the mailbox, pulling out envelopes and opening them up to see what was sent! Everyone knows that this is even better during the holiday season! Seeing family Christmas cards is one of my favorite parts about this season! We have ordered our holiday cards from Shutterfly for the past 7 years! Before we even had kids, I wanted to make it a point to send out cards because I knew that our loved ones would appreciate the thought that went into them.

It is pretty amazing to see how many different styles of holiday cards that Shutterfly has created over the years. There are SO many options now! I usually try a different style each year. This year, we tried out the glitter holiday cards and they are awesome! The sparkle doesn’t rub off and they just make the card look a little more festive!

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Christmas Angel Kids Craft

One thing I love to do as a mom is involve my Harper in holiday decorating. She loves to be included in the process and it is even better when we decorate with something that she has created herself! This year, we made this adorable handprint and footprint angel that can be displayed for years to come.

Christ Centered Christmas Angel Kids Craft on www.girllovesglam.com

I have to give a lot of the credit for this idea to my mom. She has a similar piece of art that my brother made when he was about four years old. My mom made up the idea with finger paint, but I wanted this project to be quick and mess free so we made a few adjustments. I love the idea of creating a craft together that reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. I love thinking about the angels who came to sing and rejoice. We talked a lot about the angels while we made this craft together and it became a great teaching moment while we created this little Christmas angel keepsake together! [Read more…]

Joy Porch Sign Ornament Display

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Remember when I was a bit of a tease and shared the fun Home Depot DIH Workshop project that I was working on? The big day is finally here! It is time to finally share my final project with you! Here is my Joy porch sign ornament display, inspired by the Home Depot DIH Workshop project!

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Customized Children’s Book

We are serious book fans at our house! Having and educator as a husband, I have always known that books would play a big part in how our children were going to be raised. I am so grateful for his love of books because I just didn’t grow up loving books as much as he did. Seeing his love of reading rub off on our daughter has truly been a joy to watch.

Custom Children Book on www.girllovesglam.com

We are constantly on the look out for great children’s books. There are so many children’s books out there! It is sometimes hard to find books that are both enjoyable for the parent and the child to read. We definitely have our favorite authors that we know we can count on, but we are always on the lookout for more great books to add to our collection. [Read more…]

Celebrating a Bold Man this Father’s Day

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I don’t think dads are given as much credit as they should be given. When I was shopping for a Father’s Day card this year, I was sad to see so many cards that made fun of dads. I agree that there should be humor in life, but some of the cards really made me sad! Mothers would be heartbroken if they got a card for Mother’s Day that was as rude as some of these Father’s Day cards were. I believe that Father’s Day should be about celebrating those great men in your life, not making fun of their imperfections.

I have been blessed to have great examples of bold men in my life. My dad was always there for me to cheer me on as I grew up, he taught me important lessons about life, and most importantly showed me what qualities I wanted to find in a future husband. My grandpas were always incredible examples of hard work, perfecting important skills, and knowing how to make good jokes. When my husband came along, I believe I found a great combination of all of those things.

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Holiday Style

It isn’t too late! There is still time to get the perfect gift for the fashionable woman on your Christmas list. JCPenney has all of your last minute holiday needs. With deals on gorgeous styles, you will have enough money to get a gift for a friend and something for yourself too!

JCPenney Christmas Finds on www.girllovesglam.com

I was blown away with all of the great, fashionable pieces that were available at my local JCPenney. JCPenney is known for carrying the best, exclusive brands like Worthington, A.N.A., and Liz Claiborne as well as the national brands everyone loves.  [Read more…]

DIY Christmas Canvas Decor

I am living in a new place this year, so it was fun to be able to create new ideas for my Christmas decor. One thing I really wanted to make were some custom canvases to go above a little table I have on the side of my couch. I looked in the stores for something similar to what I was looking for, but when I couldn’t find anything I liked, I knew I needed to create it myself.

Easy Christmas Canvas Art on www.girllovesglam.com

These two canvases were really quick to whip up! They would be the perfect activity for your next girls’ craft night! [Read more…]