December Glow: 6 Things We’re Radiating About This Month!

December Glow 2014 from the Radiant Rumble Blog


Oh the weather outside is frightful…

December!! Christmas, New Year’s, decorating and celebrating! We are so excited to share things that we’ve found, done, and created with you this month! The following are some things to help celebrate, as well as some things to help you through to the end of the year! (Thinking about future goals, anyone?) Let us know what you think of our list, and our guest post!


Mini Shop by Radiant Rose Creates

We can’t tell you enough how much we love our new shop! Some of you may have checked it out already, so not much time will be spent here. Click the image if you want to visit for the first time, or visit again!


Our Guest Post at Splendry by Radiant Rumble

Our FIRST EVER guest post! Head on over to the lifestyle blog Splendry to check it out!


Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies!!

NOM NOM NOM. We’ve made these before, and they are the bomb. Just try them.


Everest app for goal setting!

With the new year coming on quick, this app might just help you set some goals… and reach them. P.S. This is a sneak peek from our post about goal tips coming to you at the end of the year!


Christmas Verse Printable by Radiant Rose Creates

We created a new printable just for you! Of course, it’s centered around Christmas with a verse and pretty typography. Go ahead and click here, you’ll be redirected to our Christmas 2014 Freebies page to download (you’ll have to click on the “Verse Printable” link once on the page).


Holiday Traditions from 36th Ave - Radiant Rumble Blog

Oh my word, these traditions are adorable. You have got to check them out! If you have small children, they’ll be great to create new family traditions. Even if you don’t, you can still adopt them in your own grown-up (or childish ;D) way!

Have a very Merry Christmas! We will be taking a break all next week to enjoy the holiday and spend time with family. Thanks for reading, we love sharing our monthly glow with you! Like, share, follow, comment… see you on the 30th!

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December Glow: 6 Things We’re Radiating About This Month!

Boy, Have We Got a Guest Post for You!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet! Why? Because, as promised, we had the privilege of guest posting for a blog recently, and we wanted to make an announcement right here on our blog! So, here it goes…

Do you ever need elegant glasses on the fly, that you don’t have to spend a lot of time on, that are cheap, versatile, and possibly even something you already have?

Debuting on the lifestyle blog, Splendry, Radiant Rumble’s FIRST EVER guest post (click the image below to read!):

DIY Christmas Glasses on the blog Splendry by Radiant Rumble

Hope it sparks creativity for your holiday gatherings!

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Boy, Have We Got a Guest Post for You!

8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

Need some ideas for your Christmas party decor? As mentioned in yesterday’s post, event designers can help create what you envision for your special event – and that includes Christmas parties! The following tips were put together by an Radiant Rose Creates, for those that need an extra bit of help for their holiday party gathering. From simple, to budget-friendly, to over the top, this should get you in the mood to style whatever kind of party you’re going to host. Take these tips and run with them – your guests will love you!

Tip #1
Use what you have! You do not have to buy a lot of things to have an elegant party. Below are a few examples on how to get creative with what you have:

Clear Glass Items
Use a sharpie or metallic paint pen, and go to town! Create elegant glasses with little money or effort.

Vases
Even if the vases you have are not even remotely Christmas-themed, you can still use them. Grab some leftover ribbon and wrapping paper, or hit up the 40-50% off sales at Hobby Lobby and Michaels to get a thick roll of Christmas ribbon. Wrap the vase with your product of choice (fabric, even!) and tie it with a ribbon. Insert fake flowers or…

Twigs
Yes! Take white paint, a vase, and a string of lights or ornaments, and you’ve got yourself a chic mini tree!

Random Ornaments
You know those ornaments that are just so random? They don’t go with anything, they aren’t pretty anymore, or maybe they came in a pack of 12 and you’ve somehow lost or broken 9 of them. Gather them up, and get ready to transform them! Use paint, paint pens, glitter, and Mod Podge to give them a makeover. Even if they’re different shapes or sizes, you can still give them a matching facelift. For example, keep it simple, using metallic silver paint and silver glitter. They’ll match with anything you decide to do now and in the future.

Tip #2
Hit up those sales! I know there are plenty of stores out there, but to name a few… Hobby Lobby and Michael’s always have a 40-50% off sale every year on their Christmas decorations. PLUS, for the things not on sale, they also have a coupon on their website every week. Strategic planning and patience can earn you some really good deals on decor for your Christmas party.

Tip #3
Insert nature. If you’re in an area where you it’s available, pick out of your own backyard or take a walk to find things that will look great as they are or even painted. Pinecones, small twigs, leaves, acorns, flowers and even a bag of cranberries all add a bit of life and feeling to your party, no matter how subtle. If the outdoors aren’t your thing, you can buy fake or fresh (craft store sales are great for this, too!).

Tip #4
Use lanterns inside your entryway. Lanterns can provide a whimsical feeling when paired with a string of lights. You already have several ideas for filling them from the above styling tips! You could also fill them with very small Christmas trees, or even create your own village using several lanterns and small Christmas village scene props (like this one).

Tip #5
Be inventive! Take something “normal” and transform it into something it’s not for the evening! Transform your fridge, door or random piece of wood into a snowman for the evening. Fold those cloth napkins like a Christmas tree. Tape ribbon to your cabinet doors to make them look like a present.

Tip #6
Light it up! Hope you don’t mind, but this post already narrowed down some great ideas for Christmas lights! 25 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate with Christmas Lights.

Tip #7
Take it outside. Yet another post that provides great ideas, DIY Front Yard Christmas Decorating Projects.

Tip #8
Make it smell glorious! Nothing says “Christmas” like the smell of baking and a real Christmas tree. If you won’t have either of those when your guests arrive, you have several options, such as candles or oils, but you could also make your own! Check out these 6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas.

These tips for party decor and styling are so simple and easy, and we had fun putting them together for you. If you use one (or all!), or they help spark creativity for another idea, let us know! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

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8 Christmas Party Styling Tips from an Event Designer to You

Our Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe!

Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe
Mmm… Christmas!! The time of year where the lights, decorations, and all of the smells creeping from the kitchen are definitely something to look forward to! I love Christmas, especially the decorating part! I always find an excuse to get something new every single year to put up – whether it be an ornament, or something for the wall. I think I probably have enough for a lifetime, but I can’t help it, because I love Christmas time!

I’ve also always loved baking around the holidays, from pies to cookies to candy to cheesecake… whatever new or old recipe I’ve found that I either know tastes good, or I think might. What is it about this time of year that makes us want to make some of the yummiest, yet probably not so healthy, food we can?! Why don’t we make these things throughout the year to help spread it out a bit? I guess that’s why it’s called “The Holidays”! It’s a time to celebrate with good food and family, and when we do that, we go big!

Through the years, from what I remember, our family has been known to meet for Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, or an early Christmas Day Lunch/Dinner. At these get-togethers, there’s always a few things that get repeatedly asked for, such as my Mother’s rolls or biscuits, and my Grandmother’s Jell-O Salad. Besides a few repeat-worthy dishes, there is always a different smorgasbord of food!

Of course, you would expect the choices to be a bit different from brunch to lunch or dinner, but even then, I don’t remember having the same thing every year. When asked what we have for Christmas Dinner, I shrug and say, “We don’t really have ‘Christmas food’, it’s just whatever.” And it’s true! Usually one person plans the “main meal” and then everyone else brings side dishes, dessert or drinks. One thing is for sure, though: there are always sooo many choices and not enough stomach!! (Anyone still getting over that Thanksgiving Feast??)

So, since we are always sporadic with our Christmas menu, I did want to share something that everyone always asks for! Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, this dish constantly gets rave reviews. In memory of my Grandmother this Christmas Season, here is her Jell-O Salad recipe:

Gma’s Jell-O Salad

2 Cups Boiling Water
1 Pkg Cherry Jell-O
1 Pkg Strawberry Jell-O 
1 13oz Can Crushed Pineapple, drained well
1 Pkg Frozen Strawberries
1 Can Whole Cranberry Sauce

Mix Jell-O with boiling water, add remaining ingredients. Pour into bowl or mold of choice and let set in refrigerator.

Merry Beginning of the Christmas Season! (That’s a thing, right?)

P.S. Did you check out our newly opened Mini Shop? Let us know what you think!

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Our Christmas Meals + Favorite Recipe!

Thanksgiving 2014 Freebies + YOUR Input for Our Online Shop

Thanksgiving 2014 Freebies from Radiant Rose Creates

Today’s post is going to be a bit less talk and a lot more time for input from YOU! So, here goes…

First, we have to say thank you thus far for subscribing, following and sharing. We wouldn’t be here without you. Which brings me to my first point

If Radiant Rose Creates were to open an online shop, what types of things would you want to see there? What types of things would you expect?

We have a few things in mind, but we want to know what YOU have in mind before we start rolling anything out. To give you more of an idea of the direction we may head, here’s a few of our ideas:

Invitations (weddings, birthdays, etc.)
Holiday Cards
Household items (such as mugs, wall art, glass cutting boards & coasters)

Any suggestions on any of these products, or additional products? Drop us a line or use #rrcshopidea!

On to the second point

As the Holidays near and the year winds down, we’re going to be coming out with the stuff. Free stuff. Starting today… !!!

Thanksgiving place setting printables (like the one pictured at the top of this post) + desktop & phone wallpaper, designed by us. Click here to get them! Don’t forget to show us your creations by tagging us and using #rrcthanksgiving! Share & pin if you like, too!

We hope you enjoyed this *very short* post! Don’t forget to use your extra time to drop us a line or use #rrcshopidea – we would REALLY appreciate it!

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Thanksgiving 2014 Freebies + YOUR Input for Our Online Shop

Ways to Get Out of the Holiday Card Rut

Ways to Get Out of the Holiday Card Rut

We all know what comes with every holiday season: the laughter, family time, amazing smells, sparkly things, cool weather… and those holiday cards.

For some, it’s super easy to go out and buy a cute pack of cards to stick in the mail. For others, it’s super easy to create their own cards and stick them in the mail. But almost always, if you’ve been at it long enough, it’s kinda-sorta a tiny bit of a dread – no matter where you fall within those lines. Not because you necessarily don’t want to do it, or that there isn’t a bountiful supply to choose from. Mostly, it’s just because you always want them to be unique, fun, and memorable – something no one would want to throw away. Not a boring, half-felt picture of some turkey or Christmas tree.

The time for cards to be sent off is nearing, so what will you do about it this year?

The following are some ideas that should help you get out of that holiday card rut:

+ Utilize photos, but better
A simply unique example would be the 3-in-1 card from Artifact Uprising. It’s a card, it’s a photo, and it’s a tag. It’s cute, enjoyable, memorable and interactive (businesses could use the photo slot for a photo coupon)!

+ Fold it up
Create a collage of photos with your greeting in the center, and print it on a square piece of paper (you could use scrapbook paper with a holiday print on the back). Then, fold it according to these origami star instructions, buy some envelopes & send it on its way! If photos aren’t your thing, toss the photos and go greeting-only.

+ Go for practicality
Depending on your recipients, they may like a more useful item (especially if you send them out early!), like double-sided coasters! You can get these custom-made at several online print shops (zazzle.com and cafepress.com to name a few) with a photo on one side and a greeting on the other – they’ll be festive, a keepsake, and useful year after year!

+ Send a scent
For the DIYers, these next two may just be what you’ve been looking for… Make DIY Potpourri Satchels (make it into an ornament, too!) and attach a cute, free printable holiday tag as your card. Super easy to make, and it will smell good, too!

+ Send joy
A jar of joy, that is. These little DIY confetti packets would be great as a magnet, as well as a card. Find some festive confetti at your local craft store and include your greeting as the backside (instead of both front and back being clear) of the jar. The recipients will have fun shaking it around to reveal your message and then putting it on their fridge.

+ Fast, but awesome
Most of the above examples are somewhat complicated and/or time-consuming. If you really don’t have the time and want them made for you, here are a few unique sites we think may help:

Printable Wisdom
Artifact Uprising
Holiday Cards Pretty Enough to Frame

Now, get to work! Send out radiant holiday cards that will wow (and maybe even smell like Christmas, too), and tag us in your photos – we’d like to see them!!

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P.S. Don’t forget about our #RadiantGiveaway going on now until Nov 30th!

Ways to Get Out of the Holiday Card Rut