Monkey Plate Shaker for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve party with kids can actually be a lot of fun. But you need to prepare for it: play some fun family games and to make it more special craft a plate shaker for the monkey year of 2016…. Continue Reading →

Plan and Prepare a Red and Green Meal

We have been doing an activity Advent calendar for many years, and even though my girls are now 11 and 13, they still love this annual tradition. To keep this mama sane, most of the activities are super-easy, no-prep things,… Continue Reading →

Circle Crochet Holiday Garland

The season of crochet is upon us! There’s something about colder weather that brings out the yarn and hook and I start to crochet up a storm. I’m also starting to think about holiday decor, especially for the December season…. Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… Continue Reading →

Stained Glass Turkey Craft

Turkey day is on it’s way! Time to decorate your house with fun Thanksgiving decorations. We’re crafting these festive window decorations – Stained Glass Turkeys! Your kids can make the turkey’s feathers with any color of tissue paper to shine… Continue Reading →

13 Ideas to Celebrate National Doughnut Day

Let’s talk about donuts for a minute. I think we can all agree that donuts are not only delicious, but they are super trendy and all over the internet right now! National Doughnut Day is always the first week of June (best… Continue Reading →

13 Tricks for an April Fool’s Day Treat

Do you get tricked on April Fool’s Day or do you do the tricking? Either way, I’ve rounded up 13 tricks for an April Fool’s Day treats! These are silly, funny, and everyone involved will love it! 1. A Mashed… Continue Reading →

Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and… Continue Reading →

DIY Orange Surprise Balls

Growing up, my mom would always put oranges in our stockings. It was a yearly tradition. I spotted this cute stocking stuffer idea for DIY orange surprise balls on the M&T Spotlight page! Kimmy from Making Mondays gives us the tutorial for making… Continue Reading →

Gingerbread Bundt Cake With Pear Caramel Glaze

I love anything gingerbread! I almost love it more than pumpkin flavor (gasp!). Also, anything that has some sort of caramel topping is a 10 in my book! This gingerbread bundt cake with pear caramel glaze instantly stood out to… Continue Reading →

Gift Guide for Some Good ol’ Family Fun

I’ve recently signed up with Ebay to start gathering super cool items for a gift guide collection. Today I’m featuring some fabulous gifts for the whole family. Be sure to check it out and follow my collection. Whether you’re traveling during… Continue Reading →

DIY Personalized Christmas Mug

I always love a good homemade gift. They are personal, fun to make, and it shows the receiver that you really care. These “cup of cheer” personalized mugs that I spotted are the perfect DIY gift! The Spark & Chemistry blog… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the Holidays with the ABC’s

Join us in celebrating the holidays this season from A to Z. We’re crafting advents and icicles, trees and yarn poms. Find all sorts of fun crafts and activities for the whole family in our Holiday ABC series. Holiday activities… Continue Reading →

Caramel Spice Thumbprint Cookies

Does your mouth start to water when you look at these cookies from the M&T Spotlight page? Because mine definitely does! Caramel, white chocolate, and chopped pecans all in one cookie? Yes, please. I feel like these thumbprint cookies from Trish… Continue Reading →

Paper Scrap Fall Trees

We’re just starting to see some fall colors in our neighborhood, which makes me so happy. I love fall! Even though we’re still a few days away from the official first day of autumn, my girls and I were ready… Continue Reading →

Turkey Table Favors for Your Thanksgiving Table

We’ve made these turkey favors before, even with an updated look, but this year, we’re trying to go on the healthier side with what we offer inside. So I’ve added a nuts, seeds, and berries mix to our cute little… Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions

“What’s the next holiday coming up??” is the question I’m asked, without fail, the day after EVERY holiday.  My kids super-love holidays.  And, you’ve probably figured out by now, that I love traditions…SO, why not delve right into the next… Continue Reading →

What Holiday Tunes Are Playing in Your Home?

We’ve been rocking out to the holiday tunes since the day after Thanksgiving. We don’t usually listen to holiday music any other time of the year, so we make sure to listen to it all. month. long. How about you?… Continue Reading →

Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies

I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but I am already excited about Christmas. I love Christmas music, trimming the tree, holiday parties, and all of the other festivities, but the best part is the holiday baking. I go cookie crazy! I… Continue Reading →

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