Baking With Kids

My mom had the day off from work on Thursday so she came into town with my beautiful niece, Madi. We had such a fun day playing games and riding the rides at… Continue reading

Decorated Cut Outs

If you’ve got the time over the holidays, this is a great alternative to the standard sugar cookie (which I will be doing a post on soon!). Piped with royal icing in lots… Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies

I’ve been crazy busy this week working on our family’s Christmas Cookies this week so I’ve been working hard on baking and falling behind on posting about them so I apologize. These Gingerbread… Continue reading

Peppermint Gingerbread House

I love gingerbread houses during the holidays. My dad and I always used to buy the little kits and make them together, and our family used to meet relatives for dinner every December… Continue reading

Sparky’s Quick and Easy Chili

Starting when I was in high school my dad would make this chili (my dad is Sparky, by the way).. and it was always one of my favorite meals he made. I hadn’t… Continue reading

Glitter Stars

I’m always looking for fun crafts that can help decorate the home without breaking the bank, and it doesn’t get much cheaper than this one! All you need to make these is card… Continue reading

Coupon Organizing Tip

As we all start finishing up our Christmas shopping, I know that if all of you are anything like me we are using more coupons now than we do all year long. I’m… Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a staple for everyones Christmastime repertoire, so simple yet so delicious it’s hard to go without them! Last year I made really big cookies that were super thin and… Continue reading

Embellished Designer Christmas Pillows

I’m a big sucker for throw pillows to begin with but when you add embellishments on them and I get all out obsessed. Problem is that with most of the pillows I like,… Continue reading

Kitchen Aid Deluxe Edition

While thinking about what to do for a home tip this week, this one seemed like a no brainer. A few Christmases ago, my parents bought me my first Kitchen Aid mixer. It’s… Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Every year I make the Christmas cookies that are put out for our big Christmas Eve dinner. Once December hits, the time flies by so I like to make 2 or 3 different… Continue reading

Christmas Glitter Wreath

This may be one of my favorite things that I have ever made myself. I love the idea of having the wreath you put on your front door for Christmas time being a… Continue reading

Magazine Trees

We used to make this craft in our Home Economics class in Middle School and I like to keep the tradition alive by making one each year. With the only supplies being a… Continue reading

Tips for Decorating Your Christmas Tree

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I know a lot of your are probably getting ready to start putting up your trees and decorating your houses. We put ours up yesterday and I took… Continue reading

Roast Chicken Dinner

As the holiday season is upon us, I know a lot of you will be hosting parties and be looking for a great menu for dinner. This one is SO easy, it looks great… Continue reading

Croque Monsieur and Onion Soup

Last Thursday was Beaujolais Nouveau opening day and so I wanted to make a traditional French meal for the occasion. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most… Continue reading

A Day to Give Thanks

I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthyThanksgiving holiday today! I have a LOT to be thankful for this year and I want to share some of that with my followers.… Continue reading

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

By now I’m hoping everyone has their menus planned so the food part of Thanksgiving is taken care of but I know some of you may be looking for quick and easy ways… Continue reading

Chain Mail Necklace

I saw a blog post a while back illustrating how to make a chain mail necklace that was much simpler than this and used their technique and ran with it. I like necklaces… Continue reading

My New Home Office

I just want to start out by saying that I cannot take credit for a large part of this room… I follow another blog and fell in love with her desk set up,… Continue reading