Frozen-Inspired Doughnut Olaf

 I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Ummm. . .Happy Halloween? I know, I know. I never cease to amaze you, right? I should be posting something about ghosts or spiders today! Nope, not me. Not today. Do you know why? Snow is expected today. We’re going to have to wear our snowsuits while trick-or-treating tonight. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit {Read More}

Self-Draining Shrimp Cocktail Party Tray

When you think about New Year’s Eve, what comes to mind? On a grand scale, I think about fireworks, champagne toasts, the big count down, elaborate evening gowns and everything that sparkles. Have I ever experienced a New Year’s celebration like that? Not a once. But a girl can dream, right? Honestly, I really don’t need anything that elaborate to ring in the new year. To me, New Year’s Eve is an occasion meant to be spent with friends and family talking {Read More}

Snow Ice Cream

  I think it’s snowed every day for the past week. Christmas Eve we drove home in an absolute blizzard. Today was finally a day at home to unwind. The past couple days were crazy so it was definitely a welcome change. I couldn’t help but look outside at all of the light, fluffy snow. Although I’m a bit sick of it already, it is pretty. Pretty enough. . .well, to eat. Let me start with one of my disclaimers again. By {Read More}

Snowman Soup Treat Bags

Every year I try to come up with a sweet treat for my son’s classmates for Christmas. About a month ago I made up my mind that we would put together a treat bag filled with a cocoa packet, marshmallows and a little toy. That was a month ago. Last week when I was out shopping I ran across some cute snowman favor bags at Walmart, so I grabbed them. Then, while out on Pinterest I ran into a pin for {Read More}

Ice Luminary

  It’s single digit weather here in Wisconsin right now and everyone is bundling up to stay warm. You don’t leave your house without warming your car, you tell the kids they need to find “inside” things to do and  99.9% of most conversations start out weather-related. It’s cold, people, but the perfect kind of cold for making ice luminaries. I make them every year in preparation for New Year’s Eve. I don’t always make them at the same time {Read More}

Reindeer Oreo Treats

  So, I’m starting to feel the holiday crunch. Along with all of the planning comes yummy treats to share with your family and friends. One of the things we love most here at our house are Oreos. These Reindeer Oreo Treats are bound to steal the hearts of kids AND “kids at heart.” Here’s what you’ll need to make one of the reindeer: Ingredients Double-Stuffed Oreo Wilton’s Candy Dip (I used the light cocoa flavor) Tree-shaped pretzel Candy google {Read More}

Merry & Bright Christmas Label

It’s sure been hectic around here. We had sickness move through the family before and after Thanksgiving and so I’ve had to put my blogging on hold for a couple days to get everyone back to good health. Now that we’re feeling normal again (well, as normal as possible), life can continue as scheduled (fingers crossed). When I was Christmas shopping last year, I ran across a little Christmas “pail” like this one at one of the major department stores and I {Read More}

Illuminated Snow Scene in a Jar

   As a child I loved snow globes. It’s like a little magical place inside of a jar. To this day, I have an admiration for anything glass with something cute or beautiful inside it. And it’s not only the glass and the scene inside. . . if it’s lit, it’s even more magical. Today I’m going to show you how you can make your very own illuminated snow scene right inside of a mason jar. I have to say that when I thought of this, {Read More}

85 Christmas Card Sentiments

  Do you send out Christmas cards to your family and friends? I do, but barely. I actually get a bit stressed about it each year. What picture can we use in our card this year, what should the card say, how should it look, color or black and white? I love the “idea” of Christmas cards and I remember as a child watching my mom fill her’s out, often writing a personal message in each and every one. Well, it’s confession time. {Read More}

10 Awesome Effects Videos for Fall and Winter

  I stumbled across the concept of an effects video years ago when my husband and I saw an advertisement for them on television. We thought it was a cool concept and knew it would look great on our big screen downstairs so we ordered a DVD and awaited its arrival. When it was delivered, we popped it into our DVD player and sat there in awe, surrounded by nature and faux fireplaces on our big screen. Our 5-year-old was just a toddler at the time {Read More}