I love my mother and rely on her often for wisdom and advice to this day. And of course with five kids, motherhood is one of my main identities right now. Here are some ideas for ways to celebrate the mothers in your life.
How to Get Rid of Halloween Candy
The Halloween dilemma – what to do with the 4-6 lbs. candy we end up with at the end of the night?
Festive Date Squares
Classic Date Squares recipe and tutorial for your holiday menu.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe and Tutorial
Green and red Maraschino cherries make this a perfect Christmas treat. Bring it to the holiday party or have it out on Christmas day. It’s a classic and oh so yummy.
How to Stay Healthy When Flying
Flying is probably also the unhealthiest way to travel. It’s not just the jet lag. It is also very easy to catch colds and other bugs in the dry cabin air. So how to minimize the health hazards from air travel?
Make Your Own Valentine’s Love Poppet
Nope, not a typo — poppet is just the older spelling of puppet. As if that statement alone doesn’t make it obvious, I will openly admit that quirky is my thing. Quirky is also my husband’s thing, and our kids. We are a big ole nerd/geek/quirk family. So, when it comes to gifting things, we are […]
Knitted Valentine Treat Bag
In creating a dice bag (geek thing ) for my husband, I was hit by the inspiration fairy. The original pattern for the Cthulu Dice bag that started all of this can be found at http://www.arcanavitae.com. From this, I made minor changes to create a home-knitted Valentine Treat bag that can be gifted to teachers, secretaries, […]
Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
Making gingerbread houses is a tradition in our family. It’s something my husband usually does with the kids while I’m putting together the final Christmas details. This year, my daughter wanted to make gingerbread houses after school with a friend. I was inspired by these graham cracker gingerbread houses from Fountain Avenue Kitchen. Construction projects […]
Gifts for Grown-Ups on a Budget – Trends and Tips!
It’s easy (and fun!) to focus on kid’s toys and present ideas, but today I appeared on KXII to share some of my favorite tips for buying gifts for grown-ups when you are on a budget.
5 Simple Tips for Holiday Entertaining
Holiday entertaining can seem overwhelming – especially if you are busy leading up to the holidays and don’t have tons of time for party planning. I’m excited about this campaign for Sweet Holiday Treat fragrances from Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ which focuses on easy entertaining holiday touches. Here are five simple tips for planning a holiday party that […]
Homemade Holiday Wreath
A few years ago, at a flea market, I found a nifty little bell that inspired me to make a wreath for the holidays. Many years later, that wreath is still in great condition, but I just wanted something different. My husband said he would like a wreath that looked like a wrapped gift. […]
DIY Ornament: “Frosted” Candy Cane Thumbprint Keepsake
Now that my kids are old enough (sort of) at 2 and 3, I thought we would start a new holiday tradition this year and start making an annual DIY ornament! They are not exactly master crafters yet, but they rock at getting their fingers in paint. So I used the inspiration from two Halloween […]