holiday

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 June 6th (best holiday ever??) and it is the perfect excuse to try out all of those donut recipes and craft […]

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 Potatoes and Gravy Sundae: Martha Stewart shows us how to make this savory side dish […]

Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

by Amy on February 5, 2014

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 get stamping! I often use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of bread, especially for […]

DIY Orange Surprise Balls

by Rachel on December 23, 2013

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 this little stocking surprises! I think kids and adults would love finding these in their […]

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 me over on the  M&T Spotlight page! Kristin from Pastry Affair shares this mouth watering recipe with […]

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 the holidays, staying warm indoors out of the cold, or inviting extended family to your […]

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 on the M&T Spotlight page are the perfect DIY gift! The Spark & Chemistry blog shows us just how easy and fun these mugs are to […]

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 from A to Z! A is for Advent . B is for Bells . C is for Candy Cane . D […]

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 of Mom On Timeout would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving dinner or any holiday party […]

“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 holiday, St. Patrick’s Day? Do y’all know who St. Patrick is?  A while back, I […]

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? Do you rock out to Jingle Bells, Let it Snow, or Baby it’s Cold Outside? […]

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 am kicking off the holiday season with these Oatmeal Pistachio Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are […]

Chocolate Hazelnut Bark

by Two Peas on December 22, 2010

I have been baking up a storm the entire month of December, one of the many reasons I love this time of year. I have made cookies, candies, breads, cake, etc. but I am not finished yet. I am still making last minute treats to give out as gifts to neighbors, friends, and family. I […]

Here are a few places I’ve been hanging out, crafting, chatting, and getting excited about the upcoming winter holidays. We’re having more fun with Santa over at the BabyCenter’s Momformation with this Santa Paper Cone. Fill this with goodies for a ho ho ho-liday gift! Stitch up this darling paper stocking, ready to be filled […]

My in-laws give great neighbor gifts for the holidays. Last year they gave these towel wrapped bottles, spending under $5 each (depending on your bubbly). It’s a quick and cheap way to look fancy and give a great gift. Supplies for Towel Wrapped Bottle: bottle of bubbly – wine, champagne, sparkling cider flour sack towel […]

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Are you ready? I am sure most of you have your menus finalized by now, but in case you forgot to include a salad, I have an easy and delicious recipe to share. This roasted butternut squash salad is one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. I make it every year and […]

I’m happy to announce Make and Takes DIY Holiday Gift Guide for 2009. It’s full of fun, affordable, and crafty DIY projects for your Holiday wish list. There’s something for you, your kids, fun in the kitchen, and crafty DIY books. I’ve also added some of my favorite children’s picture books (those are just for […]

This time of year we seem to read, listen to, and watch the same things every year. What are you Reading, Listening, and Watching this year? Reading: The Polar Express The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Twas the Night Before Christmas Listening: Sufjan Stevens Songs for Christmas December by George Winston A Very Special Christmas 3 […]

Labor Day Holiday

by Marie on August 30, 2008

We’re headed to the beach this weekend, enjoying the Labor Day Holiday. I hope you’re able to enjoy the day as well, even if it means you still have to work. Have a great weekend! I’ll be back in a few days with more craftiness, I’m thinking something with sand & seashells!

4th of July Jell-O

by Marie on July 2, 2008

This year for the 4th of July, I’m in charge of bringing a salad to the family party. I’ve made this fun flag-shaped 4th of July Jell-O before, and it’s always a hit. As I live in the Jell-O Capital of the World, this side dish is perfect for the family party! Supplies for Jell-O […]

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