Holidays

Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging

DIY Valentine's Day Wall Hanging

This Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging is inspired by my favorite Valentine’s Day candy – conversation hearts. I made two versions of it.  One has the names of my family members and the other has some conversation heart inspired sayings. One of…

No Sew Fortune Cookies

These no sew fortune cookie. are perfect for the Chinese New Year Celebration

We just finished our New Years celebrations and it seems a long way until the next New Year.  But if you celebrate Chinese traditions, your new Year is soon to come! These no sew fortune cookies are fun to make…

Chinese New Year Celebrations and Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese calendar.  In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on Saturday. January 28 – almost a month later than our normal…

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas tree Cupcakes

These sweet little Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so festive looking and have a healthy surprise lurking under that rich green frosting! They will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table, for sure! The holidays are a time when sweet…

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

One of my favorite types of crafts to do are those that re-use, recycle or re-make crafts that I have already finished. Doing this saves me money, saves me time and gives me a great “I helped to save the…

Christmas Ornament Door Hanger

Christmas ornament Door hanger

My husband and I changed the front door to our home last year. Instead of a solid door, we now have an oval shaped glass panel in it.  I love this look, but it makes it hard to use wreaths…

Peppermint Bark Recipe with Holiday Shapes

Holiday shaped peppermint bark

Peppermint bark is one of those desserts that just seems to spell Christmas.  The delicious combination of white and dark chocolate come together in layers and is topped with crushed peppermint sticks. What is not to like about that? Oh…

DIY Santa Claus Wall Hanging

This adorable Santa Claus wall hanging is made from recycled wood from an old door frame. He adds a nice rustic Christmas decoration to your holiday decor.

My husband and I have been doing over our kitchen pantry, so I have a lot of left over wood.  One of my favorite craft projects to do is re-purpose items that would end up in the trash. This DIY…

Bottle Cap Snowmen DIY Ornaments

These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

One of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, when my daughter was little, was to make Christmas crafts and let her take part in the process. These little bottle cap snowmen DIY ornaments are very easy to…

Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments

These fun paintbrush ornaments will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Nothing is more satisfying for me than using ordinary household items and a few inexpensive craft supplies to created fun and whimsical Christmas decorations.  This trio of Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments all started out their lives as a simple Dollar Store…

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving will soon be upon us.  I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for new recipes to serve my family and friends each year.  I have my normal traditions but also like to bring out something new…

Thanksgiving Autumn Leaf Cookies

Plate of Thanksgiving autumn leaf cookies.

I was born in Maine and fall has always been my favorite time of the year.  I used to love watching the leaves change colors and make a spectacular view when the weather was getting colder.  I live in North…

DIY Holiday Peppermint Candle

Peppermint Candle

T’was the night before Christmas, when all though the house, we had candles with peppermints tempting the mouse! Oh, wait.  I don’t think I have that one quite right!   This pretty DIY Peppermint Candle with have us dreaming of sugar…

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

This cute Snowman Paintbrush Ornament is very easy to make and will look cute either as a wall hanging or sitting front and center on your Christmas tree. I love to make easy Christmas crafts. Since I manage three blogs…

Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

This adorable light bulb snowman ornament is all dressed up for the cold in his blue scarf and hat.  He would make a really cute addition to your Christmas tree. One of my favorite things to do is to make…

Indoor S’mores – A Rainy Day Treat

Indoor S'mores

These Indoor s’mores are the perfect rainy day treat to make the kids feel as though they are on a camping trip, no matter what the weather is. Today is National S’mores Day!  When the weather is raining cats and…

Patriotic Recipe Ideas

These Patriotic recipe ideas will get your holiday entertaining off to a great start. The Fourth of July is such a fun time to have friends over.  Many people have the day off, so it gives us a chance to entertain…