Condo Blues: December 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 457

Wow! 2018 has flown by! It's time to link up your fantastic recipes, projects, and posts for the last party of the year!

Let's Party!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dog Theme Christmas Tree Decor and Friday Favorites Linky Party 456

I like to switch up my collection of Christmas tree ornaments and decorations from year to year. It's a fun little challenge to keep things looking fresh by trying to create a loose theme based on the decoration in the Ornament Storage tub or whatever weird stuff we have around the house. For example, I used a Groot Halloween mask as a tree topper and childhood action figures on our small "fun" tree when someone challenged me to make a Marvel hero Christmas tree. But most years the theme is generally If You Like It Put It On the Main Tree, If It is Red Stick It On The Tree, or Stuff We Haven't Stuck On The Tree For Awhile. Creative, I know.

But this year we have an actual theme for our main Christmas tree - DOGS! - in honor of our best girl Lacey!

Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 455

We're counting down to Christmas and the end of the year and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

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Hamilton Beach Air Fryer Giveaway!

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

How to Make an Outdoor Mod Podge Christmas Sign

I decorated outside my house with two lighted Santa Dachshund decorations similar to these as my crazy dog lady homage to our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dachshund mix Lacey. (Disclosure; I am including affiliate links in this post for your convenience.)

Lacey Condo Blues
I fell asleep while Lisa was decorating the Christmas tree and woke up in a Christmas collar! 
She's bonkers about decorating for the holidays.

In the d├ęcor world, an odd number of decorations is usually more visually pleasing than even numbers which is why my two little Christmas dogs looked a little sad and lonely. I wanted to make a DIY vertical Christmas sign to fill that visual void but I don’t have big stencils to paint it or fancy die cutting machine to use vinyl letters.  Instead I used my crafty BFF Mod Podge to make a weather resistant outdoor decoration.

Yes! You can use Mod Podge on outdoor decorating projects and it will brave the elements – as long as you use the right formula. Keep reading and I’ll tell you how!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Friday Favorites Linky Party 454

Wow friends you made it very difficult to pick ONE favorite project, recipe, or post idea to feature in today's link party because there were so many awesome ideas! I absolutely love that!

So please, as a favorite to me, make my job a little harder and keep bringing the awesome! Thank you!

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$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Hamilton Beach Air Fryer Giveaway!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Air Fryer Falafel Recipe

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Hamilton Beach. I have received the a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer for review, however, all opinions are my own. #ad #HamiltonBeach

I love a good falafel but hate the idea of the big mess it makes when you deep fry it on the stove in the kitchen. The idea of my chickpea goodness swimming in a pot of oil before it hits my plate and into my belly.  But not so, when you make falafel in an air fryer!

Keeping reading and I'll teach you how to make this easy air fryer falafel recipe! Pin this post to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friends!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10 Meaningful and Inexpensive Gift Ideas Under $25

I am one of those rare people who actually likes to shop for Christmas gifts. I shop year round for items that are a mix of heartfelt, practical, necessary, and/or treat yo’ self quirky cool. When December comes around, I usually finish the rest of my shopping for meaningful gifts on Amazon in December.


on Amazon.

And on a budget.

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Well, check out my holiday gift guide of ideas below and keep reading to the bottom of this post to enter my $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!