Category: Seasons

Celebrate Oktoberfest – Recipes to Enjoy during Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest recipes

Celebrate Oktoberfest in style with one of these delicious and hearty recipes.  Be sure to add a few pints of beer for good measure!  It’s one of the really fun traditions of fall. International and National Days give us a good reason to celebrate. This European holiday is observed in Germany and many Americans also…

Halloween Door Decorations – DIY Mummy Door Decoration

mummy door decoration

Halloween door decorations turn any door in your home into a spooky entrance. This mummy door decoration is super easy to do and perfectly eerie to behold. All you need are a few supplies and your door will be a Halloween masterpiece in no time at all. The door cover will make a great prop for…

Halloween Gumball Machine – Bubble Gum Jar for Halloween

Halloween Bubble Gum Jar

This Halloween Gumball Machine is the perfect way to display candy and treats on your Halloween party table. It is easily made with some Dollar Store crafts and a terra cotta pot and saucer. I love using terra cotta pots to make craft projects. (see my clay pot snowman here.)  The pots and saucers can be…

Pumpkin Haystack Cookies – Halloween Butterscotch Haystacks

pumpkin haystack cookies

Two of my favorite treats are haystack cookies and Halloween candy pumpkins.  These cute Pumpkin Haystack Cookies combine both flavors into one delicious recipe and will be the star of your Halloween party table. My mom used to make these for us when we were children and it’s always a recipe that is nostalgic for me and…

White Chocolate Desserts – Celebrate National White Chocolate Day

White chocolate recipes

Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new things come along each year. September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these White Chocolate Desserts? White chocolate is different from it’s darker counterpart since it does not have cocoa solids…

Halloween Scary Snake Basket

Halloween scary snake basket

This Halloween scary snake basket is sure to bring screams of fright and delight to your trick or treating visitors. When I saw it on Etsy, I just knew that I had to make my own version of it for my front steps. The original project was inspired by the movie Beetlejuice. Imagine how people would jump…

Wine Cork Pumpkin – DIY Pumpkin Made from Wine Corks

DIY wine cork pumpkins

Fall is such a fun time of the year.  I get to be a kid again, making fun Halloween recipes and DIY projects. This easy to make Wine Cork Pumpkin comes together in a few hours and looks great in any fall vignette. November 5 is Color the World Orange Day. This easy decor project…

Hurricane Popcorn Table Decoration

Autumn hurricane vase popcorn table decoration

Looking for a fast and easy decoration for your tabletop for fall?  What could be easier than this hurricane lamp popcorn table decoration? This pretty vignette is made from supplies you may have on hand or outside and looks wonderful on the dining room table.  It is perfect for a fall table and can be used…

Salted Pumpkin Fudge – Vegan and Paleo Treat

Salted Pumpkin Fudge

It’s September folks and you know what that means?  2+ months of all things pumpkin! This delicious salted pumpkin fudge is my paleo and vegan alternative to a normal high sugar fudge recipe.  Fudge is one of the most popular forms of candy, especially around holiday time.  There is even a national candy day in…

Watermelon Kiwi Pops

WAtermelon popsicles with kiwi fruit

Summer time in our house means lots of frozen desserts. We also eat a lot of watermelon in the summer months, since it is so plentiful, so I wanted a dessert that combined both into one sweet treat. These watermelon kiwi pops look like summer and have a fresh fruit taste in a frozen form. Making popsicles…

Peeps Centerpiece – Whimsical Table Fun

Peeps Centerpiece

This adorable Peeps Centerpiece will be the hit of your Easter table. The project is simple to do and uses edible grass for an extra tasty treat. The kids will love helping you make this fun table decoration.  (and it will be a miracle if all the candy makes it into the jar!) Join me…

Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail

Easter midnight kiss cocktail

Easter is not just for the kids with this yummy cocktail recipe.  This pretty drink is one that I call an Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail.  It conjures up thoughts of a romantic evening for two before the fun of Easter Egg hunts the next morning. If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to…

Easter Gift Tag Labels – Free Printable

Wrapped Easter Gift

Are you looking for a pretty label to use for a special Easter gift, Mason Jar recipe or Easter Basket?  Do you have a teacher that your child would like to give an Easter gift to?  These adorable Easter Gift Tag Labels will add the perfect personal touch to all your Easter gifts. These gift…

Easter Bunny Gift Bag with a Free Gift Tag Printable

Easter Bunny gift bag

Easter is such a fun time of the year for kids and grown ups alike.  There are Easter egg hunts, family gatherings and lots of opportunities to show your love of someone with a small gift, home made Mason Jar Easter cookie recipe, or a pretty gift basket. This adorable Easter Gift Bag is the…

Shamrock Pretzels – Fun St. Patrick’s Day Snack

Shamrock pretzel

I love playing with food.  Some of my favorite posts on this blog are sweet treats that have me being a bit of a kid while I make them.  These Shamrock Pretzels are simple to make and a lot of fun too.   Twist pretzels are the perfect treat to use for this snack.  They…

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food & DIY

St. Patrick’s day is almost here. What are you planning to do to show the green?  This one day holiday welcomes fun the way we welcome spring at just about the same time – with a bang! These St. Patrick’s Day fun projects bring tasty food, decor and DIY to your home for one green…

Leprechaun Hats – S’Mores Style!

Leprechaun hats

I love fun and easy holiday recipes that tell the story of the celebration by the look of the sweet treat. Desserts like this set the mood for a party and are so whimsical. It’s time for some luck of the Irish with these adorable Leprechaun Hats made with chocolate and marshmallow. It’s almost like…

St. Patrick’s Day Banner

St. Patrick’s Day is a one day holiday that centers around celebrating with friends.  I don’t normally do much in the way of decorating for this fun day, but I do like to have a bit of green around the house. This St. Patrick’s Day Banner is perfect to set the mood for a party.…

St. Patrick’s Day Printable – Irish Blessing

St . Patrick's Day printable - Old Irish Blessing

When my daughter was little, I used to decorate for all of the holidays throughout the year.  I no longer do this other than at the end of the year, but the creative side of me still likes a little bit of seasonal decor when the various holidays roll around.  This is where printables come…

Love Potion Cocktail – Valentine’s Day Drink Recipe

Love Potion Cocktail

Valentine’s day is a special day to show your love of another person in your life in a special way. One way to do this is with fancy cocktail recipes. This simple Love Potion Cocktail is easy to make and so pretty to look at, too. If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure…

Groundhog Day – February 2 – Folklore

Groundhog in the sun

  February 2 is recognized as National Groundhog day and celebrated through out the country as a fun way to predict spring.  Don’t know what a national day is?  Find out all about these special days in my National Days Guide. It is fun to discover more about unusual animals by giving them national days to honor…

Valentine Party Poppers

Valentine Party Poppers and conversation hearts

Are you looking for something fun to add to your Valentine’s Day party?  I don’t have a lot of time to devote to crafting, so easy holiday crafts are a favorite of mine. These fun Valentine Party Poppers are very easy to make, fun to fill and the kids will love to help you make…

Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration

This Wine Cork Heart Door Decoration is perfect for a glass paneled door where a wreath won't work.

My husband and I did a make over on our front door a few years ago. Instead of a solid door, the front door now has an oval panel in the middle of it. I LOVE the way it looks, but it does make it a bit harder to decorate the front door since normal…

Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles

If you are looking for a special dessert for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two, look no further. These Raspberry Cheesecake Truffles and decadent, pretty to look at and very easy to make. They are cross between a cheesecake recipe and a candy treat! Truffles are one of the most popular forms of candy, especially…

Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging

Finished Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging

This Wine Cork Heart Wall Hanging project is very special to me. It started out as a fun project to share on my blog and ended up reminding me of a very special time in my life. Using wine corks in craft projects is a lot of fun, both for the drinking and the making…