Facebook Marketplace is Perfect for Holiday Gifting!

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Facebook Marketplace is a one-stop-shop to get shopping done this holiday season. I love finding unique, one of-a-kind gifts here. #ad #FacebookMarketplace

This year? I’m taking holiday gifting to whole new levels!

The holidays. Ah. Take a deep breath with me here. In our house, they are the zaniest, most hectic and messy time of year and I really wouldn’t have it any other way. I look at our 18-foot tree and think of how many gifts I still have to buy, and all I can do is smile. That’s our way! We signed up for this, or rather, life handed us some twists and turns. Family is everything.

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And I’m so happy that I’ll be spending Christmas with 21 loved ones! That’s right. We really have a special day together and I love watching all nine grandkids play and bond. My kids are the only cousins to live out-of-state, but there’s no love like cousin love. It’s become super important to me to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone in my large, blended family and I’m excited to have found Facebook Marketplace. It’s an easy, convenient way to discover, buy, and sell items. In fact, you probably see it every day!

I’ve discovered how easy it is to make Facebook Marketplace your one-stop-shop to get holiday shopping done, and also how convenient it is. It’s literally a place I spend a lot of my virtual time because Facebook is kind of everything! You can save money by finding unique gifts in your local area. Not only that, you can also earn extra income and find great deals directly without having to leave Facebook. Buying and selling there is easy and convenient. And bonus – I got to meet some local sellers/artists that had much in common with me.

For some other benefits, you don’t have to download yet another app, or set up a new account on Facebook! And you can easily check out a person’s public Facebook profile before deciding to buy or sell from them. Sometimes it really helps to buy or sell locally, because the chances are high that you have mutual friends in common with your buyer or seller on Facebook Marketplace. And you get to feel good about the transaction. It’s awesome that you can easily communicate over Messenger, and save your searches so that you get alerted when things on your list pop up for sale nearby. That really helped me in looking for local handmade decor, as well as kids’ holiday stuff. I love that you can choose from categories or specific items, and choose how many miles away from you to find the best items. I found a handmade item for Cassidy!

Look at this handmade “Home” sign. Isn’t it perfect for us?

Facebook Marketplace is a one-stop-shop to get shopping done this holiday season. I love finding unique, one of-a-kind gifts here. #ad #FacebookMarketplace

I also found building toys and advent calendars for the kids! So cool how easy and fun it is to buy and sell on Facebook Marketplace. It could be a new DIY project, a gift idea for your spouse, or something for your pet. You could also sell something of yours that would be a real treasure for someone else! It’s great for gifting year-round – for birthdays, thank you gifts, anniversaries, etc. And as for selling, what an awesome way to make extra income for the new year! Side hustle time!

Facebook Marketplace is a one-stop-shop to get shopping done this holiday season. I love finding unique, one of-a-kind gifts here. #ad #FacebookMarketplace

We celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s quite in style, coming together with family and friends. It’s one of our favorite ways to spread joy during the festive season. We have been in full holiday mode for a month now, and it’s been a season of kindness and community. So far, it’s been a completely wonderful holiday season for my kids. We’ve been expanding our horizons with gift giving, and I’ve found wonderful gifting in Facebook Marketplace. I think you will too!

Facebook Marketplace is a one-stop-shop to get shopping done this holiday season. I love finding unique, one of-a-kind gifts here. #ad #FacebookMarketplace

So check out Facebook Marketplace for all your holiday gifting needs!

Have you ever used Facebook Marketplace?

Oh Christmas Tree & Santa Hat Bugle Treats

Oh Christmas Tree!

These Oh Christmas Tree & Santa Hat Bugle Treats are such a delight! Perfect for any last minute holiday parties, classroom parties or get togethers #recipe

I challenge you to not get “Oh Christmas Tree” in your head for the next million hours, because I like challenges.

Maybe you’ll have it in your head for hours but I won’t, because I still have Hamilton songs in my head, and I’m afraid that particular ship isn’t sailing away too fast anytime soon. It’s fine, though. I’m singing those sings, making these treats, and simultaneously planning our upcoming Orlando vacation, so life is sweet right now. And salty, if you’re playing along:

Oh Christmas Tree & Santa Hat Bugle Treats

Oh Christmas Tree & Santa Hat Bugle Treats:

What You Need:

Bugles (Original Flavor)
1 Cup Green Candy Melts
1 Cup Red Candy Melts
½ Cup White Candy Melts
½ Cup Coconut
Star Candies
Holly Candies
Round Sprinkles

ingredients for Oh Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Bugle Treats

What You Do:

1 – Melt the green chocolate candy melts according to package directions because they’re usually right!

2 – Next, dip the bugles and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet

3 – Sprinkle immediately with round sprinkles and add one star on the point of each bugle, and let dry

4 – Then, melt the Red and White candy melts according to package directions

5 – Dip bugles in the red chocolate and lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet

6 – Next, let those dry completely before moving on to the next step

7 – Once those are dried, dip the bottom of the bugle in white chocolate and either add coconut or place a holly candy on the corner, and let dry

8 – Lastly, place one marshmallow on the point of each Santa hat bugle

Now tell me, are you in love with these yet, because I am? Des wanted a Christmas treat that’s both salty and sweet (hey that rhymes) and I said, “How about something like this, for instance?” And he fell in love. D’awwww.

Want to see more sweet and salty Christmas treats? Check out my Santa Hat Triscuit Crackers Appetizers!

So, do you still have Christmas parties to attend? We do!

These Oh Christmas Tree & Santa Hat Bugle Treats are such a delight! Perfect for any last minute holiday parties, classroom parties or get togethers #recipe