The Melrose Family


Cranberry Dinner Party Appetizer & Last Minute Shopping Spree Giveaway

I absolutely love finger food as appetizers.  For me the holidays are all about the appetizers and desserts.  That’s mainly because I have the habit of filling up on appetizers, like me Christmas Tree Pinwheels.  The best part about this Cranberry Dinner party appetizer is that they are perfect for a low key family Christmas to a formal cocktail party.  Plus, the flavors are absolutely divine together.  The cranberry is sweet while the cream cheese gives it a creamy finish.  The secret ingredient in these cranberry crackers is the horseradish.  Yep, you read that right.  Horseradish!  Zing and yum all in one bite size appetizer.  You’ll want to print this recipe for sure, but I’m not just sharing this recipe.  I’m also offering two $250 Amazon gift cards to give you a Last Minute Shopping Spree!

 Cranberry Dinner Party Appetizer

Dinner Party Appetizer

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Christmas Tree Pinwheels

If there is one thing I love, you all know by now it’s throwing a good party{i.e. Party Projects}.  I love the littlest details to come together from the food to the decor, which is why I created my Party Planning Guide Printable.  For our annual family Christmas party, I’m bringing this adorable Christmas Appetizer Recipe.  It’s so simple to put together and it tastes great.  Even my dad, who can be quite picky, specifically asked for the Christmas tree shaped pinwheels.  Plus, since we are on the countdown to getting the Christmas shopping done, I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Christmas Cookie Exchange Bloggers to bring you a $150 VISA Gift Card.

Christmas Appetizer Recipe

Christmas Appetizer Recipe

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Princess Party Favors

We are celebrating Riley’s 4th birthday this weekend with a Shabby Chic Birthday Party.  I am so excited to share our Princess Party Favors because they are the perfect favor gift for the princesses and princes in your life.  The best part is that these favor gifts come together with minimal supplies as necklaces and pins that would even make a great stocking stuffer.

Princess Party Favors


Princess Party Favors

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Children’s Artwork Gallery Wall & Cut It Out Frames Giveaway

Preschool started this year for Riley, which means she comes home singing all sorts of new songs and she comes home with tons of adorable projects.  Our refrigerator was becoming overrun with them.  Any time you opened the refrigerator something was bound to fall off and for my OCD husband it was not working.  So I created a Children’s Artwork Gallery Wall in her bedroom using Cut It Out Frames and clothespins.  The best part is that I have giveaway for you to win some of your own frames from Cut It Out Frames.  Woohoo!

Children’s Artwork Gallery Wall

Children's Artwork Gallery Wall

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BBQ Beer Pulled Pork & Giveaway

I am so excited to introduce to you Jaime from Mom’s Test Kitchen!  She is absolutely fabulous and she’s here to share a delicious recipe that I’m pretty sure Joe will love.  It’s definitely a must try here in the Melrose household. ******************************************************************************* Hey y’all! I am so honored to be guest posting here at The …

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