17 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

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Wrap your Gifts in Style with one of these Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas. If you wander through the stores during the holidays, you will be overwhelmed with all of the choices for holiday gift wrapping.  You can buy supplies for wrapping,  of course, but if you take the time to come up with a…

The Many Faces of Winter

Inspirational winter scenes

Winter Scenery Photos For me, winter is a time of reflection.  I think back on the year that has passed and ahead to the one which is yet to come.  As the days get shorter and so much colder, I hunker down and do things that I neglected over the summer when all I did…

Santa’s Phone Number – Fun for the Kids

Fun for the kiddos! Let them call Santa on his very own phone number!

Be sure to Give Santa a Call on his special Phone Number! Hey kids!  Did you know that Santa has his very own phone number?  You can give him a call at the North Pole and he’ll wish you a Merry Christmas and ask you to leave your wish list in a message.It is that…

Christmas Music – You’re Here by Francesca Battistelli

Nativity Scene Listen to Franceso

Beautiful Rendition of You’re Here by Francesca Battistelli I love all types of Christmas music, and am always looking for pieces that I feel are worthy of sharing with my readers.  This beautiful song by Francesca Battistelli is called “You’re Here” and gives us a reminder of the reason for the season. Francesca Battistelli is…

Pentatonix Sings Carol of the Bells

Pentatonix Carol of the Bells

Beautiful Version of the Classic “Carol of the Bells.” I was a music major in college and voice was my specialty.  I cringe, most of the time, today when I hear the way most groups destroy my favorite Christmas music songs.  But that is definitely not the case for this stunning version of Carol of…

20+ Fudge Recipes for the Holidays

20+ holiday fudge recipes at thegardeningcook.com

23 Holiday Fudge Recipes Do you love fudge? So do I.  I don’t eat it during the year because I just don’t have a lot of control when it comes to fudge. But during the holiday season, I always have a pan of it in my fridge. Be sure to check out these favorite fudge…

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Thanksgiving Cornucopia

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia. Time to decorate your table in style. Sure, you can purchase a cornucopia, but why not try making one in the oven.  It’s easy to do if you use frozen bread dough. To Make the centerpiece, you will need the following supplies: Disposable 12-14″ aluminum pizza pan Nonstick cooking spray Baking Sheet…

Pumpkin Recipes for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Round up of Pumpkin Recipes from Soup to Drinks!

It is that time of the year. October 26 is National Pumpkin day. The pumpkins are everywhere and it’s time to think of new and tasty ways to use them after the carving is done and it’s time to think ahead to Halloween and Thanksgiving. These pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to use up…

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Printable Recipe – Vegan Peanut butter fudge. This recipe for vegan peanut butter fudge is easy to do and makes delicious fudge very quickly. Many sweet treats can not be made easily for vegan diets because vegans do not eat butter.  This recipe uses Earth Balance Buttery stick margarine in place of the butter. Be…

Best Christmas Wreath Ideas

Round up of 11 great Holiday wreath ideas

From Halloween through Christmas, it seems that many doors have a wreath of some sort decorating the entry.  These Christmas wreath ideas are the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. Decorate your Door with A Festive Christmas Wreath. Some of these wreaths are simple, and some are very ornate. Some are store bought…

Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Festive Christmas Gumdrop Cookies

Printable Recipe:  Gumdrop Cookies These festive gumdrop cookies are easy to make and very tasty. They would make a lovely addition to your annual cookie exchange. The cookies are full of flavor with a nice mixture of brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter combined with all purpose flour. Gumdrop candies give the cookies some extra…

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

Bailey's Irish Cream Fudge - Just plain delicious!

Are you looking for an idea for a great handmade Christmas present?  This recipe for Bailey’s Irish cream fudge is sure to please your friends. Making Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge The fudge is easy to do.  If you don’t have Bailey’s Irish Cream on hand, try my Homemade Bailey’s recipe. It tastes good, is easy…

Easy DIY Block Christmas Tree

DIY Block Christmas Tree Project

Child’s Block Christmas Tree Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom?    The block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. The project is so easy to do.  To make it you will need the following materials: A large piece of wood…

DIY Cinnamon and Nut Wreath

DIY Cinnamon Nut Wreath.

This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this Cinnamon nut wreath? October 22 is national nut day.  Since we’ll be using nuts as a decoration on the wreath, it’s a good day to get it started.…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake mix 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts 9 inch baking pan 1 can of vanilla frosting…

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Fast and Easy Pine Cone Christmas Trees These do it yourself Christmas Trees are my favorite kind of project.  They make use of things in the house and garden and require very little in the way of anything that needs to be bought at retail.  The grand total for these three trees cost me $2…

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

Meringue Christmas Stocking Cookies

These delicious Christmas stocking cookies will be the highlight of your Christmas dessert table. The meringue cookies are brimming with the flavors of cream cheese and cranberries and are so pretty and festive. I love the texture of meringue cookies. They have a melt in your mouth thing going on that is very appealing, but…

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

Make Your Own Terracotta Pot Candle Holders Gardeners will love these Christmas candle holders. The main part of the design is made by recycling old terracotta pots. I love to recycle common household items into craft projects.  Clay pots are a really fun item to upcycle.   (See my clay pot love bug candy dish for…