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    Spreading The Sweetness with Holiday TakeAlongs…

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    This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid® on behalf of Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

    ♥The Holiday season is in full swing + we all know what that means…time to share some sweet memories♥

    I LOVE the holiday season, not just because of the festive decor, music + yummy treats, but because it is the season of giving. While presents are great, one of the best gifts are gifts made with love + from the heart..so naturally I show my love for my family + friends through baking…yummy gingerbread cookies of course!

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    Whether you are trying to think of what to gift your family, friends, or just about anyone…I always feel baked treats coming from the heart are always a great idea. The one struggle with gifting baked goods for the holidays is how to gift them! What are you going to wrap them in? How can you find a way to gift them that is practical but also festive? Well…I am pretty sure I found a solution – Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs®.

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    We baked and designed some gingerbread cookies over the Thanksgiving holiday and began spreading the joy (and sweetness) early by gifting our creations to our friends, coworkers + neighbors. We sealed them up in the Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® that are for a limited time only in festive holiday colors like green, red + gold available at your local Walmart (my go-to) place to shop for everything Holiday!

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    TakeAlongs® holiday containers are perfect to take on-the-go to holiday gatherings, cookie swaps, or for gifting baked goods. This year we plan on doing a cookie swap with some of our close friends (some gingerbread swapping to see who gets the most creative). What is great about TakeAlongs® is that they come in a variety of sizes so they can fit all types of baked goods from cookies, to cupcakes, to brownies, to cake + more! Another awesome thing about TakeAlongs® is that although they come in festive holiday colors, they are translucent enough so you can get a peek at your treats when gifting or swapping!

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    Will you be spreading sweetness this season?

    Happy Baking + Happy Gifting!



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    Make + Create With Ace…

    missyonmadison 31daysofcolor acehardware islandinthesun coloroftheday diy artsandcrafts woodencrate paintbrushes monogramnotebook missy purplepaint clarkandkensington blogger diyblog diyblogger crafts michaelscrafts masonjar blueflowers pinkflowers spring kingcharlescavalier kingcharlescavalierspaniel paintroller paitnandprimerinone moleskin whitejournal whitemoleskinnotebook staplesHappy Sunday Funday Ya’ll! I haven’t done ‘Arts + Crafts’ since I was a little Girl Scout back in the day, but when Ace Hardware wrote to me about their new 31 Days Of Color paint campaign where they picked 31 bloggers to create fun projects each using a different color from the line I knew it was time for me to unleash my inner child and get creative!

    *Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples.  I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.*

    missyonmadison 31daysofcolor acehardware islandinthesun coloroftheday diy artsandcrafts woodencrate paintbrushes monogramnotebook missy purplepaint clarkandkensington blogger diyblog diyblogger crafts michaelscrafts masonjar blueflowers pinkflowers spring kingcharlescavalier kingcharlescavalierspaniel paintroller paitnandprimerinone moleskin whitejournal whitemoleskinnotebook staplesThe color I received was ‘Island In The Sun‘…pretty suiting for a girl whose favorite color is purple and a girl who wishes she was writing this post from an island in the sun haha 😉 What is even more amusing is this hue of purple is pretty much identical to the color of my room! (Talk about coincidence) I actually completed two different projects with the paint kit Ace Hardware provided (it had ‘Island In The Sun’ paint + primer in one, a roller and a paint tray), so here is a list of what you will need to get the job done:

    Paint from Ace Hardware’s ‘Paint Studio’ (whatever shade is your favorite!) What I also love about this paint line is that it is a paint + primer in one! (one less thing you need to buy!)

    -A Wooden Crate

    -A Paint Roller

    -A Paint Brush

    -A Paint Tray

    -An Xacto Knife (although my dad used a razor blade instead)

    White Moleskin Journal (I bought a ‘Poppin’ Journal from Staples…same idea)

    missyonmadison 31daysofcolor acehardware islandinthesun coloroftheday diy artsandcrafts woodencrate paintbrushes monogramnotebook missy purplepaint clarkandkensington blogger diyblog diyblogger crafts michaelscrafts masonjar blueflowers pinkflowers spring kingcharlescavalier kingcharlescavalierspaniel paintroller paitnandprimerinone moleskin whitejournal whitemoleskinnotebook staplesmissyonmadison 31daysofcolor acehardware islandinthesun coloroftheday diy artsandcrafts woodencrate paintbrushes monogramnotebook missy purplepaint clarkandkensington blogger diyblog diyblogger crafts michaelscrafts masonjar blueflowers pinkflowers spring kingcharlescavalier kingcharlescavalierspaniel paintroller paitnandprimerinone moleskin whitejournal whitemoleskinnotebook staplesMy first project was to paint this cute wooden crate I got…I have been feeling artsy lately because I want to buy a nice new desk for my room to set up my blogging workshop (typically I sit on my bed with my MacBook Air, but as blogging is slowly becoming a little bit like a second full time job for me, I have been thinking a nice little office area would be ideal). This project is simple…simply pour a little paint into the paint trayroll the roller in the paint and tap it on the tray to remove excess and then begin paintingvoila!


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    My second project took a little more work…I used Photoshop to create a ‘Missy‘ graphic. I printed it and then my dad assisted me (because I am a total clutz and didn’t want to hurt myself) with using an Xacto Knife to cut out the center of the image, so the paper became a stencil I could tape to my journal for me to paint in

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    Because the paper is so flimsy, I used a little piece of cardboard to hold down the paper as I painted within the stencil so the paint wouldn’t spread. Once I finished painting in the whole stencil in, I peeled up the tape and mission complete!

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    Two cute desk accessories that are great for your office whether it’s a home office or a corporate space…these personal touches will make you smile throughout the day and add a little bit of ‘You’ wherever you go.

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    *Going To The Paint Studio At Ace Is Like Going To Your Neighbor*

    Wooden Crate // Paint Roller // Paint Brush // White Journal // Xacto Knife // Paint Tray // Ace Hardware ‘Island In The Sun’ Paint

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