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A Little Extra Bling On the Tree with Mirror Ornaments

We haven’t gotten our tree yet. For our family, the tree is officially found and decorated around ten days before Christmas, but to prepare to make it really sparkle, I decided to make… Continue reading

Santa Hat Party Mix Twist Up

It’s always great to make a holiday mix, both for entertaining and for giving as gifts. I came across a really cute one on the boards recently that included little Santa hats and… Continue reading

Pinheads Revisited – The DIY Christmas Countdown (Advent) Calendar

The other day we started counting down to Christmas with the Advent calendar I made. In practice though, it didn’t work too well. The muffin cups didn’t stick to the pan as well… Continue reading

Unplugged

Day 2 of my year-end ponderings…Unplugged. via Unplugged.

Pinheads Revisited – Random Acts of Kindness Day 2

The kids are genuinely into the whole idea of the random acts of kindness. Right after breakfast, they were ready to pull their assignments for the day. The Princess likes to argue a… Continue reading

The Year In Pictures

Every year I try to keep up with these prompts from ThinkIt.com during the month of December. Here is the first installment: The Year In Pictures. via The Year In Pictures.

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

‘Tis the season, as they say, but I wanted the kids to remember that it’s not just the season of getting this year. There are lots of pins on the boards about various… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Countdown (A.K.A. Advent) Calendar

Every year in the weeks before Christmas, we play this really fun game. I buy an Advent calendar, and then everyone guesses what they think might be behind each number before it is… Continue reading

Banana Bread Brownie Bars

Getting off of the Hostess track…there was a pin a while back that looked pretty interesting. This one was for Banana Bread Brownies. I’m finding more and more that people on Pinterest are… Continue reading

Copycat Devil Dog Cupcakes

Just one more quick copycat Hostess/Drake’s recipe for you. When I made the copycat Yodels, I only needed half of the cake batter, so I used the rest to make these cupcakes. Using… Continue reading