DIY Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays + HM #259

Crafty, creative DIY Christmas Ornaments. Plus, link up at Home Matters with recipes, decor, DIY, more. #DIYChristmasOrnaments #Ornaments #HomeMattersParty

DIY Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays + HM #259

I love decorating for Christmas. Each year we pull out the decorations and the heartfelt joy of cherished memories of Christmases past abound. Each little ornament brings back wonderful memories of family and friends. Whether the ornaments were handmade or store-bought, there is always a story attached, a sentimental feeling. This week, the gals of Home Matters are sharing DIY Christmas Ornaments with you. Great ideas for Christmas parties, hostess gifts, crafting with your kids or girlfriends, caroling parties, whatever. We hope you enjoy and have a blessed Christmas season!

 

DIY Paper Tree Ornaments with Template from Agnes @ Hello, Wonderful

 

Rudolf Wood Slice Ornament from AngelaThe Inspiration Edit

 

27 Quick and Easy Pinecone Ornaments from Kimberly @ Farm Food Family

 

Christmas Song Chalkboard DIY Ornaments from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

 

DIY Christmas Ornaments for the Holidays Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Thanksgiving Decor for Every Family Style

Next Week’s Theme: Christmas Party Ideas



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All Is Calm, All Is Bright – Free Christmas Printable from Maria @ Tinselbox

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Cranberry Cheeseball Recipe from Ashley @ Simply Designing

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Wood Slice Christmas Tree from Claire @ Pillar Box Blue

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South African Crunchies Recipe from Stacey @ Simply Living, Creative Learning

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Neutral Turkey Pallet Sign from Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

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DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas + HM #212

Great holiday ideas for DIY ornaments gift wrap. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #DIYornaments #GiftWrap #HomeMattersParty

DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas + HM #212

I love this time of  year and all the creativity that goes with it. The gals of Home Matters are bringing you some fun and awesome ideas for ornaments and gift wrapping. Enjoy and celebrate creatively!

 

16 Ingenious Gift Wrapping Hacks from Ananda @ A Piece of Rainbow

 

Gingerbread House Papaer Bag Gift Wrap Idea from Lucy @ Craftberry Bush

 

Cinnamon Scented Ornaments Gift Tags from Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker

 

Christmas Song Chalkboard DIY Ornaments from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

DIY Ornaments / Gift Wrap Ideas Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: Holiday/End-of-Year Prep

Next Week’s Theme: Holiday Foods and Drinks



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Ashley @ Sweetpea LifestyleFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Donna @ Modern On MonticelloFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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Emily @ Domestic DeadlineFacebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright – Free Christmas Printable from Ashley @ Simply Designing

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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer from Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

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DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments from Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Jar Cozies DIY from Diana @ Diana Rambles

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No-Bake Penguin Cookies from Erin @ Delilghtful E Made

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

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  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
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Christmas Music Playlist & Karaoke

Christmas Music is a tradition that I cherish! Whether it is a traditional carol, a crooners sentimental or jaunty tune, or something fresh and new, they had me at Christmas. I’ll admit it, I’m hooked.

Christmas Music

Playlist & Karaoke

I absolutely LOVE Christmas Music! It plays throughout the holiday season in my house and car starting the day after Thanksgiving (sometimes even Thanksgiving night), and runs through New Year’s Eve.

Christmastime just wouldn’t be the same without the varying artists from past to present crooning through my decked halls. And of course, Rory and I singing along.

The music fo Christmas brings joy and happiness, but it also brings wonderful memories of Christmases past. Memories of my mother’s favorite Christmas Carol, “Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella,” to mine and Luke’s special song, “Santa Baby,” to, “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.” I love every moment.

I have a Christmas Playlist that provides us hours of Christmasy entertainment. You will find songs from Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Eartha Kitt, Brenda Lee, The Ronettes, Harry Belafonte, Kings College Choir, Wham, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, The Irish Rovers, and so, so many more… Luke and I have been together for three years today, so give a listen to Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt in the playlist for us. Happy Anniversary, honey!

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Please enjoy the Christmas music and have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Christmas Music Playlist:

 

If you like to sing, try these super fun Christmas Editions of Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke!

Christmas Karaoke:

Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

What is your favorite Christmas Song?

Is Christmas Music one of your traditions?

 

 

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8 – Christmas Carols Edition

Let your heart be filled with the sounds and joys of Christmas — Sing Christmas karaoke with your family and friends. You can even do it on your own. Enjoy!

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Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

 

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke #8!

Let’s put our Christmas hearts to voice and sing praises to the Reason for the Season!
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8
CHRISTMAS CAROLS EDITION
on Life With Lorelai…

https://youtu.be/LEhpsLS50N4

O Holy Night

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

https://youtu.be/KUrYlRfTek0

Away In A Manger

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

We Three Kings of Orient Are

https://youtu.be/3x7cm8vgAyE

The First Noel

https://youtu.be/BJSkfGNTtXw

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Angels We Have Heard On High

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joy To The World

https://youtu.be/yXBWQeL4Mw4

Silent Night

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #8. I hope you enjoyed it.

I hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

 

 

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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7 – Christmas Edition 2

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

On Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen,
On Comet, and Cupid, and Donner, and Blitzen!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION 2 of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke on Life With Lorelai.
Christmastime is here! Let’s have some Holly Jolly fun!

https://youtu.be/1D_N1H51HJs

Silver Bells

Winter Wonderland

https://youtu.be/Sh4GMSRbrr8

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Nat King Cole

https://youtu.be/Y1D2J5WP53Q

Sleigh Ride

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

https://youtu.be/9ygHtciwhsw

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas by Gayla Peevey

https://youtu.be/4N6X-VAcOV4

Last Christmas by Wham

https://youtu.be/0UnTYo-uJZw

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by The Carpenters

This has been Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #7

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

Still feel like singing? Check out the other
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Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 – Christmas Edition

Photo – Peanuts – Charles Schulz

It’s Time to Sing Karaoke!

Fa La La La La, Lalalala!

Now that you’ve warmed up your vocal chords, it’s time for the CHRISTMAS EDITION of
Go Ahead… Sing Karaoke #6 on Life With Lorelai.
Get your Christmas spirit flowing and let’s have some fun!

https://youtu.be/fiEVj2ex8S8

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin

https://youtu.be/WMC8Pf97G_4

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

https://youtu.be/BlKkyljGeeA

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

https://youtu.be/Xk_Bs3Jpstg

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

https://youtu.be/kENif9FmseE

Baby It’s Cold Outside by Glee

https://youtu.be/cBirXuxjrEI

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Hopefully the Sing karaoke #6 has pit you in a holly jolly mood.

Did you had a Christmasy good time?

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs?

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