Category: Winter

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…

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…

Heart Tree – Easy Valentine’s Day Decor

Valentine's Day heart tree makes great seasonal decor

This easy to make Valentine’s Day Heart Tree is an inexpensive but pretty way to dress up a mantle or side table.  It uses branches from your yard and a few Dollar Store supplies and takes just minutes to put together. The finished tree is the perfect way to decorate for Valentine’s Day. Readers of…

Tootsie Pop Flower Valentines – Valentine’s Day Candy Flowers

Tootsie Pop Flower Valentine

Valentine’s Day is such a special day for children.  They love to share treats with their friends and special crushes.  These Tootsie Pop Flower Valentines are a special way to show their friend how much they care, and they are also a lot of fun to make. These Valentine’s Day Candy Flowers do double duty.…

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

  This tastu day is a favorite with food lovers!  January 10 is known as National Bittersweet Chocolate Day.  Most of us probably over-indulged with chocolate during the holidays and now it’s time to celebrate again. Heaven help us! So many of the national days are associated with food in some way.  Any gathering is…

Valentine Cupcake Decorations – Decorating Cupcakes

Easy Valentine Cupcake Decorations

Cooking for Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite things to do. Decorating cupcakes is such a fun way to say “I love you” to your friends and family. And when the sweet saying is accompanied by a sweet treat? Even better! I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite quick and…

Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

cream puffs

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. These light and fluffy pastries filled with cream have a taste that is worthy of celebration! What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes. There seems to be a National Day for pretty much everything you can…

Holiday Mailboxes – Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays

These holiday mailboxes add great curb appeal to your home.

These holiday mailboxes show that Christmas decorations are not just for indoors.  Decorating your mailbox for the holidays is fun, inexpensive and a great way to add holiday curb appeal. Decorations outdoors on the lawn and around the garden really brighten up a front yard and greet your guests in a festive way. Your mailbox…

Christmas Labels – Print out These Christmas Gift Tags

Do you need some last minute Christmas labels?  Why pay retail price for Christmas tags when it is so easy to make your own?  These Christmas gift tags will look perfect on your holiday presents and you can just print them out right on your printer at home! Hand made Christmas gift tags show the recipient…

The Incredible Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge Christmas Shop

The Incredible Christmas Place Sign

If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then a visit to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. Tennessee is a must-see. This amazing Christmas shop celebrates Christmas every day of the year! Join me in a virtual tour of The Incredible Christmas Place. My husband and I toured the Christmas Shop as a part of…

Meringue Cookie for the Holidays – Christmas Snow Flower Cookies

Meringue Snow Flower Cookies

The recipe for these delicate Christmas snow flower cookies use red and green gum drops for their centers.  With its light as air texture, this meringue cookie is perfect for the holidays. Perfect for your cookie swap: Christmas Snow flower Cookies A meringue cookie is made with mainly egg whites and this makes it a naturally low…

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. Pink is such a romantic color.  It is perfect…

Groundhog Day – February 2 – Folklore

Groundhog in the sun

Much of the country is covered in snow in early February, and many people have had enough of winter.  It is no wonder that a common question on Groundhog day is “will the groundhog see his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob on February 2?” February 2 is recognized as National Groundhog day and celebrated through out the country…