Category: Holidays

Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas and Tips for the Perfect Present

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

For the ultimate in Holiday gift wrapping, look no further than these 23 creative Christmas gift wrap ideas. From recycled paper to using items from your garden, these ideas will add a special touch to your presents this year.  I love wrapping Christmas gifts almost as much as I do receiving them!  I find it…

Christmas Quotes and Graphics

Christmas quotes and graphics

The holidays are such a lot of fun. Everyone seems to be in the festive mood and fun. Christmas quotes and graphics are really great way to share the holidays with loved ones.   Christmas printables and graphic are a great idea to use as holiday greeting cards, inserts in gift baskets and for using in Christmas crafts. Enjoy…

Easy DIY Alphabet Block Christmas Tree

DIY alphabet block Christmas tree

Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom? The alphabet block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. One of my favorite types of DIY projects are those that recycle old items into something new and decorative for the home. See my…

The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

Kissing under the mistletoe

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  December 1st is National Mistletoe Day.  Since the plant is a symbol of Christmas and, for many, the Christmas season starts on this day, lets find out…

Printable Christmas Gift Tags – Holiday Labels with Messages

Printable Christmas Holiday labels

These printable Christmas gift tags are the perfect way to send just the right message to your gift recipients.  Each of these holiday labels has a different Christmas message on it.  One will be just perfect for your friend or family member. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is heading our way this year. It…

DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

Peppermint Candle

This DIY peppermint candle will add a festive looks and aroma to any table.  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this holiday decor project is to make! Grab a bag of peppermints and let’s get started on this fun Christmas project.. T’was the night before Christmas, when all though the house, we had candles with…

Clay Pot Snowman – Easy Terracotta Christmas Project

This clay pot snowman is right at home near a bowl of peppermints

This Clay Pot Snowman project is an easy craft to do with kids. Using garden pots for crafts is a fun way to recycle left over items into an adorable terracotta Christmas project that will add a touch of holiday decor to any table. Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the…

Gingerbread House Tutorial

Did you know that December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day? Making Gingerbread houses has always been one of my favorite Christmas memories.  My daughter and I would make one each year and it was always one of the highlights of the Christmas season.   There are almost 2000 National Days in the year. This is…

Candy Corn Turkey Cupcakes – Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Idea

Cute turkey cupcakes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and dessert is a big part of the celebration. The kids will love these candy corn turkey cupcakes and you can let them join you in making them. These adorable little Thanksgiving cupcakes use candy corn, Malted milk box and some candy eyes that end up making the traditional…

Magic Reindeer Food – DIY Project to Delight The Children

Magic Reindeer Food

This Magic Reindeer Food Recipe is so much fun to make. All kids (and grownups) will love to sprinkle the reindeer snack in their yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. Many households make cookies for Santa Claus to leave out on Christmas Eve, but what about his…

Mini Pumpkin Planters for Succulents – Fall Decor Idea

Succulent planter box

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day. What perfect way to celebrate than to make these adorable mini pumpkin planters for my succulents. I love succulents. They are easy to grow, perfect for a beginning gardener and so pretty to look at. I have done a variation of this project in larger form on my gardening…

DIY Spider Ice Cubes – Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

Halloween drink with cockroach ice cube

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood at your Halloween party. Spook up your Halloween party with Spider Ice Cubes The bug ice cubes…

Thanksgiving DIY Cookie Train

Thanksgiving DIY cookie train

How adorable is this Thanksgiving DIY cookie train?  This delightful holiday centerpiece will delight both the youngsters and the young at heart. This Thanksgiving train will have your child “toot tooting” all through Thanksgiving day!  The project is not only fun to make, it’s a great dessert idea too. For another fun Thanksgiving dessert idea, check out…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins – Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins for Fall

Fluffy pumpkin muffins with cheesecake topping

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall!  And since October 21 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, that makes it a great day to try this recipe! There are lots of fun food days in October. National Cake Decorating Day…

Leaf Cookies – A Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe that Looks Like Fall

Plate of Thanksgiving autumn leaf cookies.

Make these autumn leaf cookies to bring the color of leaves and the feel of fall to your holiday table. Pumpkin spice creamer gives this Thanksgiving Cookie recipe a very seasonal flavor For another fun Thanksgiving dessert idea, check out these candy corn turkey cupcakes. They are also a delight and fun to make. I…

Oreo Mummy Pops – Halloween Mummy Cookie Pop Recipe

Oreo mummy pops

These Oreo mummy pops are a spooky snack on a stick. They are super easy to make and perfect for a Halloween party or for handing out to trick or treaters. Since October 28 is National Chocolate Day, these fun cookie pops are the perfect way to celebrate, white chocolate style! National days give us a…

Fall and Halloween Wreath Ideas – Making Outdoor Wreaths

Wreath ideas for front door

From burlap wreaths covered with bats to a colorful Halloween mesh wreath made with a black kitty cat center, these fall and Halloween wreath ideas will capture the spirit of the season in a spooky and fun way. The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling.  I love this time of the year,…

Witch Legs Decor – Halloween Decorations with Witches Feet

Witches feet decorations

These witch legs decoration ideas will make sure that the wicked witch won’t be flying away on her broom any time soon! Instead her feet and legs are being used in garden planters, as table legs and in so many other freaky ways! Making your own Witches Legs Decorations This is such a fun time to…

Candy Corn Pudding Pops

Candy corn pudding pops

This is such a fun time of the year for spending time in the kitchen. It’s sort of a cross between cooking and crafting.  These candy corn pudding pops are a fun treat to make and are the perfect choice for those who love the traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving candy corn. Did you know that…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holiday season.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. Since October 1 is National Home Made Cookie day, it’s the…

Pretzel Recipes to Celebrate National Pretzel Day

These 20 Homemade Pretzel Recipes feature savory and sweet pretzel recipes as well as seasonal and sweet dessert recipes using pretzels.

April 26 is celebrated National Pretzel Day. Pretzels are great on their own and can also be used in so many recipes to add a salty crunch to them. In honor of this fun National Day, I have put together a collection of over 20 of my favorite Pretzel Recipes.   Some of these recipes…