The Pretty Ones! Cookie party wrap-up & Cooking Class winners

Thanks for linking up all of your amazing cookie recipies and ideas to our fun Christmas Cookie blog hop!  It’s going to be a great resource for years to come!  My sister already tried out the peppermint whoopie pies and said they were very yummy.  I wanted to feature some of my favs and since […]

Great Gifts – Idea number 4: Personalized Gingerbread Families

Neighbor/friend gifts.  They always get me.  They seem so simple in my mind, but the mass production always leaves me pulling my hair out.  Ever since the infamous star cookie tree incident.  Still, I like to do something thoughtful and fun (and inexpensive) for the people we interact with the most. Last year, in keeping with […]

The Incredible Cookie Party Blog Style

The time has come for our Incredible Christmas Cookie Party (Blog Style).  I’m going to share my favorite holiday cookies with you.  Then you want to check out the cookies from my fellow hostesses… Steph of Somewhat Simple: Pumpkin and Chocolate Cookies Kristyn of Lil Luna: Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies Jax of Aly and Ash: […]

Great Gifts – Idea #3 Cooking Classes (GIVEAWAY!)

I was talking about gift ideas for BSB with my sister (and I have pretty much banned him from the blog this month), and she suggested some sort of cooking class.  It was a great suggestion because he loves to cook, and he loves to learn new things.  He would be thrilled to not have […]

The Annual Christmas Card Parade-(and Shutterfly Opportunity)

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season each year is designing my Christmas Cards.  One of the most stressful parts of my holiday season each year is actually getting them put together and mailed.  I am excited to show you what I’m doing this year.  But, as you might guess, it is designed, […]

My Advent Calendar

  Ready or not, Christmas really is coming!  And as my children beg each day to open their presents that we brought back from their grandparents in Utah, I am reminded of why someone came up with the idea of an advent calendar in the first place.  If you are thinking about putting one together, […]

Super Silhouette Products Giveaway!

Today is the day I get to tell you about the exciting giveaway going on here for the next week and a half!  Some of you know that one of my life’s ambitions is to get the opportunity to giveaway a Silhouette machine on my blog, someday.  Well, today is not that day, but it’s […]

Christmas in July Party–The Tip Junkie Has Spoken

It’s time to wrap-up our wonderful Christmas in July party!  Thanks to everyone who submitted their great ideas for Christmas gifts and projects.  If you are looking for some inspiration, you will want to check them all out here: Laurie, our celebrity judge from Tip Junkie has picked her favorite projects.  Each of the following […]

Christmas in July PARTY–Homemade Gifts and Projects

Come on in!  Do you hear the crackling of wood in the fireplace?  No…it’s just the eggs frying on the sidewalk.  It’s clearly July, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here on the blog!  And we’re having a Christmas in July PARTY! This party is going to be better than I envisioned, […]

Wintry Thank You Cards

Do you send “thank you” cards? It is becoming a lost art. We usually make or write thank you cards, and then forget to deliver or send them. My mother-in-law, unfailingly sends us a thank-you after Christmas and birthday/mother’s day (they are about the same time), and gently reminds us to send them, at least […]