Archives for 2012

Chocolate Caramel Chex Mix Recipe

Do you have big party plans for New Year’s Eve? Some years we attend a neighborhood party, other years we spend a quiet night at home with our kids. Usually our decision is based on healthy vs. sick kids. Not quite sure which route we will be going this year, but either way yummy food […]

Favorite Projects from 2012

Um, wow, can you believe that 2012 is almost over? Me neither! It has been a crazy year at our house, full of changes. Mostly good, a few not so great. I didn’t get all the projects accomplished that I planned, but we did make progress! And we have a few major makeovers that are […]

Favorite Recipes from 2012

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas! Ours was nice and relaxing, spent with just my family and my parents. We missed all the cousins, aunts, and uncles, but my kiddos sure enjoyed the one on one time with grandma and grandpa! As the year winds down, I thought I’d share some […]

Our Christmas Cards, Finally!

Just got our custom Christmas cards from Minted delivered today. Thank heavens they were offering a heck of a deal on 2-day shipping, because it took me forever to get the photos taken so I could design the cards. Yikes! My older boys were totally not thrilled that I made them wear Santa hats, but […]

Easy Christmas Gift Idea–Reindeer Noses

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for quick and easy Christmas gifts. Sometimes I need gifts that be produced in large quantities in not much time. You know, like for kids’ classrooms, church youth groups, neighbors, co-workers, etc. A couple of years ago I found a really cute Christmas gift idea […]

Red and Green Christmas Mantel

It may have taken me 62 tries and 23 trips to the store (give or take a few), but I finally have my Christmas mantel decorated. And the sun finally peeked its head out so I could snap a few shots. My first Christmas miracle of the season. 😉 I went with traditional red and […]

Hot Fudge Sauce {Christmas Neighbor Gift Idea}

Here is the second recipe from my “Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen” series. Hot fudge sauce! I found these cute little glass jars at Tai Pan Trading, and just knew I had to use them for Christmas neighbor gifts this year. Although I must admit, I am saving several for myself because I just love […]

Pistachio Kiss Cookies {Christmas Cookie Recipe}

Pistachio Kiss Cookies- Pudding mix makes these Christmas cookies so soft and yummy. You’ll love them! I had great plans to do an entire week of “Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen”.  The plan was to have the first post up yesterday, with all the others finished and scheduled. But then sick kids, broken cars, church […]