Christmas traditions to start with your spouse

Fun Christmas Traditions to Start With Your Spouse

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Reminder! If you are doing holiday shopping, don’t forget to activate your cash back from your Ebates account. This is the time of year when I get the most back (if I actually remember to activate it)! I also install the bookmark tool because it notifies me to activate my cash back any time I […]

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Mini Grinch Kabobs

Mini Grinch Kabobs

Mini Grinch Kabobs   Ingredients:  1 cup washed and dried green seedless grapes1 cup strawberries, tops trimmed1 cup sliced bananas1 cup mini marshmallowsToothpicks Directions: 1. On each toothpick stack 1 grape, 1 strawberry cut side touching grape, banana slice, and marshmallow. 2. If you have an edible food marker, draw little Grinch faces on each […]

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Colored Popcorn Recipe

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Colored Popcorn Recipe Ingredients: For EACH batch: 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil ¼ cup light corn syrup ¼ teaspoon liquid food coloring (add more for darker colors, less for lighter colors) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ⅓ cup unpopped popcorn kernels Directions: 1. In a large microwave safe glass bowl, melt butter for 30-40 seconds […]

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felt Christmas tree for toddlers to decorate over and over

Toddler Felt Tree Tutorial

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Due to several email requests, I thought I’d give you a quick tutorial for how I made my felt toddler Christmas Tree that I mentioned in my post on Fun and Unique Christmas Traditions. But first, I wanted to express my gratitude for day #8. Today I’m grateful for prayer. I try to be the […]

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Christmas Brunch

Christmas Brunch Recipes

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Christmas Breakfast Recipes Whether you’re hosting the entire family or it’s just mom, dad, and the kids, we have collected some very tasty breakfast casseroles to try out this year. Want to start out the night before or if you’re always the first up, we have both. Sweet or savory, or maybe make one of […]

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Sausage and Egg Overnight Casserole

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Sausage and Egg Overnight Casserole Ingredients: 2 (12 ounce) packages breakfast sausage links 1 cup chopped green onions 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 (4 ounce) can diced mild green chilies ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 (30 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese 12 eggs 1 cup milk ½ […]

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Overnight Oatmeal Bake

Overnight Oatmeal Bake   Ingredients:  ⅓ cup half-and-half1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon butter, melted1 teaspoon vanillaCooking spray3½ cups water2 cups uncooked rolled oats2 medium sweet apples, such as Fuji or Gala, cut into ½ inch pieces (about 2 cups)⅓ cup raisins2 teaspoons apple pie spice¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. In a […]

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Overnight French Toast Bake

Overnight French Toast Bake   Ingredients:  1 loaf French bread8 large eggs2 cups heavy whipping cream1 cup milk2 tablespoons sugar2 teaspoons vanilla½ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg⅛ teaspoon salt  Topping:1 cup butter1 cup packed light brown sugar1 cup chopped pecans2 tablespoons light corn syrup¾ teaspoon cinnamon¼ teaspoon nutmeg Directions: 1. Slice the bread into 20 1-inch […]

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Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole

Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole

Ham and Cheese Overnight Casserole   Ingredients:  11 ounce package baby spinach8 large eggs1 cup milk2 tablespoons Dijon mustard1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary¼ teaspoon ground pepper4 cups whole grain bread1 cup diced ham steak½ cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers¾ cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese Directions: 1. In a large covered saucepan, heat spinach […]

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Crock Pot Eggnog Monkey Bread

Crock Pot Eggnog Monkey Bread   Ingredients: 3 containers refrigerated biscuits, separated and cut in half1½ cups eggnog1 egg, lightly beaten1½ teaspoons cinnamon, divided1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 1. Line a 4- to 5-quart crock pot with aluminum foil and grease with shortening. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggnog, egg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and […]

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Cranberry Orange Overnight Sour Cream Coffeecake

Cranberry Orange Overnight Sour Cream Coffeecake   Ingredients: Streusel:⅓ cup packed light brown sugar⅓ cup granulated sugar⅓ cup all-purpose flour4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces and chilled1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped Cake:3 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon grated orange zest¼ teaspoon […]

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Chai Pear Breakfast Cake

Chai Pear Breakfast Cake   Ingredients: 3 medium pears, peeled, halved, cored, and sliced½ cup packed brown sugar¼ cup butter, softened2 teaspoons ground ginger¾ cup packed brown sugar½ cup butter, softened1 egg½ cup molasses2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon salt½ cup warm strong-brewed chai teaGreek yogurt, optionalGround […]

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Need some ideas to fill those stockings with care? We’re here to help! The following are lists of tiny treasures to put in your loved ones’ stockings this year. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Boys Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Girls Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teenage & […]

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mummy pumpkins

Mummy Pumpkins: Easiest Craft EVER!

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Happy October 1st everyone! On a sad note, we are on government shutdown. However, as of right now the internet isn’t shut down so I thought I share these cheery pumpkin mummies with you to temporarily help take your mind off the peril that exists in our government. Typically, this is how crafts go for […]

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Lots of fun & creative Birthday Ideas For Husband

Birthday Ideas For Husband: 24+ Ways to Celebrate Him

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Looking for some creative birthday ideas for your husband? Ones that are both meaningful and fun? How about if you’re looking to celebrate your husband’s birthday with no money, or on some husband birthday ideas on a budget? You’ve come to the right place!  My husband’s birthday ideas are one of the things I really enjoy […]

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plastic tablecloth wreath Halloween

Halloween Tablecloth Wreath for under $5

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I got the crafty itch this week, and being that Halloween is right around the corner I decided to do a wreath.  I really like my coffee filter wreath, but it’s more of an indoor wreath since it would shrivel up and die if a rain or snow storm ever came it’s way. So I […]

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flannel board felt book

How to Make A Felt Book

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I am super excited about this felt book tutorial!  I love all the quiet book ideas that are floating around, but after reading about how many hours they take to make and that it can cost upwards of $50 to make one, I came up with a better idea.  I loved my flannel board growing […]

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Easter printout

Easter Printout: “We’ve Been Egged!”

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Who doesn’t love a fun Easter Printout?  Here’s a fun Idea for Kid’s Easter enjoyment!  If you know me, I like anything sneaky and fun.  Here’s our new Easter tradition! Kind of like “You’ve Been Boo’d” only Easter Style!  If you’ve ever wanted to egg someone’s house, now is your chance.  Release the rebel inside! […]

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Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments There are about a bazillion ways to make a homemade ornament;one favorite is the popcorn glass ball. Buy a box of plain, clear glass tree ornaments. You an often find them at the dollar store during the holiday season. Take off the metal top, and fill the ball 1/3 full of popcorn. […]

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Bead and Pipecleaner Ornaments

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

Bead and Pipe Cleaner Ornaments Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. To make the bead and pipe cleaner ornaments, you need common pipe cleaners in desired colors and acrylic beads. Two types of beads are particularly effective when strung on pipe cleaners. One […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies Jar Gift

Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed2 cups quick cooking oatmeal3/4 cup raisins Assembly: 1. Sift together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda and salt, then place in the […]

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Mom's Relaxation Basket

Moms Relaxation Basket

Make a Mom’s Relaxation Basket Line a pretty basket with pastel tissue paper and fill with: Gourmet Coffee MixCoffee MugPaperback bookChocolatesDecorative bookmarkScented candle

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix Mug

Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix Mug

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Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Mix in a Mug Ingredients: 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon finely chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Measure into small Ziploc baggie, seal & shake to combineMeasure into a separate small baggie 5 Crushed peppermint candies & 1/2 cup mini marshmallows. Place in a Mug lined with […]

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Winter Warmth Gift Basket

Winter Warmth Gift Basket

Winter Warmth Gift Basket Fill a white basket with the following: *Homemade Peppermint Cocoa Mix Ingredients: 3 (4 1/2-inch) peppermint sticks1 cup powdered sugar1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa Measure all ingredients into a blender, grind until powdery and well blended.Vacuum seal mix or store covered.Per Mug: 1/4 cup mix, boiling water to […]

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