Author Archives: Christy Wagner

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I'm Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with the seriously talented and creative Cyndy, and I look forward to sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

25 Free Printables To Help You Get Organized

Free organizing printables including to do lists and labels.

This time of the new year, when you’re taking down and putting away holiday decorations and finding homes for Christmas gifts, is a great time to get organized. To help you with that, we’ve gathered 25 free printables to help … Continue reading

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Creative New Year’s Eve Drinks and Party Décor

 Blackberry Thyme Sparkler via The Effortless Chic

New Year’s Eve is the night for parties as friends and family gather to celebrate the year that was and ring in the upcoming year. Traditionally, champagne or a similar bubbly booze is the toast of choice as the clock … Continue reading

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20 Christmas Cookie Recipes and Creative Ways to Give Them

Chocolate Sugar Cookies via Sweetopia

  If you’re a baker, you probably share cookies and other baked goods from your kitchen with friends and family, especially at Christmas. Even if you’re not a baker, cookies are easy treats you can make and gift. Today we’ve … Continue reading

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Creative Gift Wrap Ideas and Christmas Printables

Black, white and gold gift wrap via Boxwood Clippings

At Christmastime, you can get creative in so many ways, from your Christmas tree and holiday home décor (have you seen Cyndy’s gorgeous holiday home tour?), to your menu (we collected lots of mouthwatering holiday recipes here), and especially your … Continue reading

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Creative Christmas Recipes to Try this Year

Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Get-togethers abound during the holiday season, and Christmas gatherings give you a wonderful opportunity to try out new recipes, whether you’re cooking for your own family, hosting a few friends, or taking a dish to a party. Today we’ve pulled … Continue reading

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Creative Homemade Christmas Gifts

Entertainer Gift Basket

It often doesn’t take a great deal of effort to hand-make gifts, but the recipients will appreciate your time, talents, and thoughtfulness. Plus, making presents yourself enables you to personalize them specifically for your friends and family and what they … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Easy DIY Christmas Décor Projects

Olive Branch With Gold Bells

Last week, Cyndy shared her tricks from her department store visual design days for how store designers create magical Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. If you missed that post, you can find it here. By the way, her ribbon trick … Continue reading

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25 Creative Built-In Bars and Bar Carts

Converted Closet Bar

It’s the season for festive holiday parties, and having a well-appointed bar might be a key part of your get-togethers. Your bar can take many forms, from a dedicated built-in area, to a converted closet-turned-bar, to a standalone bar cabinet. … Continue reading

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Creative Thanksgiving Tables and Eats

Fall Cocktail Table

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for what you have, celebrate being together, and make new memories. As you host get-togethers this holiday season, these creative Thanksgiving tables, décor, drink, hors d’oeuvre, and … Continue reading

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25 Fall Soups, Chowders and Chilies

Rosemary Chicken and Tortellini Sou

When the temperature starts dropping, I am drawn to meals that warm my family from the inside out. Soups are perfect for that. If fall is in full swing where you are, here are some fantastic fall soups, chowders, bisques, … Continue reading

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