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DIY Photo Bookmark

DIY Photo Bookmark

So many people use e-readers today, but I think it’s undeniable that there is still something special about picking up a real, paper-bound book to read. Here is a DIY to make reading a real book even more special — your little one on a bookmark! While browsing Pinterest, I found this article about similar [...]

Recipe Card Kitchen Towels

Recipe Card Kitchen Towels

Recipe cards are pretty much a thing of the past these days… with the ease of finding recipes on the internet and sharing them through blogs and websites like Pinterest, it’s no wonder we don’t spend the time to hand-write a recipe for someone anymore— I know I don’t. I have a folder on my [...]

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

Looking for a last-minute homemade gift for your child’s teacher, your neighbor, friend or the host of a holiday party you’re going to this weekend? Making a batch of cookies would be great, but might take too much time, so I think I have what you need… cookie mix in a jar! This quick and [...]

DIY Christmas Pedicure Basket

DIY Christmas Pedicure Basket

This year, for one of the three family Christmas parties we are attending, we were asked to bring a handmade gift to be auctioned. The proceeds will go to the church that made the space available to us. I am super busy and although I LOVE crafting, it’s been hard for me to find extra [...]

DIY No-Sew Tutu

DIY No-Sew Tutu

One of the easiest and cutest things you can make for your little one is a tutu. Little girls love them! I decided I was going to make one for my niece for Christmas, since I don’t have a little girl of my own… yet! It was so simple; I even did it with my 18-month-old [...]

Maple Pecan Squares

Maple Pecan Squares

A few Christmases ago, I received the Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Baking book as a gift. There are tons of yummy-looking recipes inside. I have yet to make more than a handful of them, but they’ve all been delicious so far. I had been looking for a recipe to make that I could package as a [...]

Four Ingredient White Chocolate Popcorn

Four Ingredient White Chocolate Popcorn

Every Christmas, my mom and I host a Love, Actually movie party for our family and friends (girls only!) in early December. It’s a tradition we started eight years ago and we look forward to it every year. It’s almost like the kick-off to the holiday season for us. We treat our loved ones to [...]

Almost Famous Peppermint Bark

Almost Famous Peppermint Bark

If you’re a fan of William-Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark, then the Food Network Magazine has come to your rescue. Apparently, this chocolate bark is delicious and sells out of stores long before the holidays. The Food Network Magazine has created their version of this beautiful bark so you can make it yourself instead of wait in [...]