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Angie Holden

Angie Holden

Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage about crafts, DIY, home decor, and recipes. When she is not blogging, you can find her taking care of her husband and three kids in rural Tennessee. Angie loves simple, rustic farmhouse style with a modern twist.

Recipes for awesome no bake summer desserts that you have to try!

There is nothing worse than heating up your kitchen in the summer. Try one of these no bake summer desserts for a refreshing burst of sweetness that requires no oven at all. These desserts are perfect for those long summer days! Start with this strawberry shortcake trifle which almost looks too good to eat! Almost. Want... More

10 lemonade recipes feature

10 Lemonade Recipes

Lemonade recipes make the perfect summer drink. Try one of these ten great ideas for mixing up lemonade on a hot summer day. You are sure to find a recipe your entire family will love. We have classic lemonade, some mixed up combinations, and frozen lemonade as well. You are sure to stay cool this summer... More

Free printable Thanksgiving conversation starters -- print these and add them to a jar for a fun addition to your family table.

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Print these free printable Thanksgiving conversation starters to get the meal off to a great start. Do you ever struggle with interesting conversation? These small slips of paper tucked into a mason jar will save the day. Start by clicking here to print the free file. I just printed... More

8 amazing hot chocolate recipes for this winter and more!

Hot Chocolate Recipes

There is a chill in the air and I really need some hot chocolate recipes. I found 8 amazing ideas for you below. Grab a mug and get cozy with one of these unique hot chocolate recipes. I can't wait to give them all a try. Love dark chocolate? Then this dark hot chocolate recipe... More

Printable Halloween Gift Ideas for Kids -- give out something special this Halloween by printing these fun ideas for FREE!

If you don't want to hand out the same boring treats to the kids printables to your list and give them a treat they will never forget! We will start with a few options that don't involve any candy. You can print these Halloween cootie catchers for an entire class and send the kids home... More

8 Spooky Haunted House Ideas -- great ideas to add some spook to your house or host your own haunted house this Halloween.

Are you preparing for one epic Halloween bash? Get ready with these 8 spooky haunted house ideas. Creepy never looked so good! Get instructions on how to make each of these ideas at the links below then get started on your haunted house creations before the big day hits.  Who will you invite to your... More

Halloween Party Game Ideas -- fun ideas for your Halloween bash!

Halloween Party Game Ideas

Halloween is approaching which means it is time to start planning your Halloween party. Start , Halloween punch recipes, and Halloween party recipes for more help in your planning process. Go big with this monster bean bag toss from White House Black Shutters. A simple piece of plywood becomes a fun game that will keep... More

Host a Pumpkin Carving Party -- great ideas for your own Halloween party!

Host a Pumpkin Carving Party

It is the season for pumpkins, ghosts, ghouls, and bumps in the night. Instead of a typical Halloween party, a fun alternative is to host a pumpkin carving party. We have your complete go to guide on hosting including decor, necessities, printable invitations, and of course pumpkin carving templates. Invite adults and kids alike and either supply... More

10 Unique Pumpkin Pie Recipes -- serve up some pumpkin pie this fall with these amazing and unique recipe ideas.

10 Unique Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Is grandma's pumpkin pie recipe a staple in your fall baking routine? Be sure to add a few of these unique pumpkin pie recipes as well this year. If you love all things pumpkin in the fall, this post is for you! Be sure to check out our other pumpkin recipes because you can never... More

10 Delicious Caramel and Candy Apple Recipes to make your mouth water this fall!

It is officially fall and I am in the mood for some caramel and candy apple recipes. Not just the plain versions, but some ramped up amazing visions! Do you think you can only get these amazing versions at fairs or specialty shops? No! You can make them at home and eat all you wish.... More

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