Hot Cocoa Bar with Marshmallow Snowman Stirrers

On Christmas Eve this year we served a spread of food, desserts and drinks.  We usually leave the Keurig on with a bowl of KCups and if we remember, we’ll stick some hot chocolate packets on the counter as well. This year, I decided that we just HAD to set up a HOT COCOA BAR.  … Read more

Perler Bead Cookie Cutter Holiday Ornaments

Every year, for better or worse, my friend Amy and I make some sort of holiday tree ornament en masse with the kiddies. We try to pick something easy and cute, something that we can gift to the grandmothers, aunties, etc. Inevitably, almost every year, we run into some sort of issue while knee-deep in … Read more

Simple Halloween and Fall Decorating Ideas

Gourds. Every year I look at the piles and piles of gourds that are for sale – you can find them everywhere from the local farm to your neighborhood Walmart. Usually cheap in price, gourds are colorful and certainly symbolic of the fall/harvest/Halloween season. Be that as it were, every year I’d find myself stumped … Read more

Easy Halloween Craft: Mason Jar Mummies

Bob and I threw these together yesterday and put them on our kitchen windowsill. I still can’t believe how something so simple could end up being one of my very favorite decorations! To make your own little family of mummies, here’s what you need: Mason Jars (any size, up to you) Googly Eyes Glue (I … Read more

How to Make Ribbon Card Holder and Holiday Clothespins

Every year I look forward to getting Christmas cards – they are always one of the highlights of my holiday season! Now that Lily is a little older, I love putting cards as they arrive on the table in a stack – and telling her that she has some mail to open. She is always … Read more