Printable CLASSIC HOLIDAY Design Collection by andersruff on Etsy

via etsy.com My favorite new Etsy seller is Anders Ruff!! I could look at their digital designs for hours. The creativity they put into market their products is top notch and I have a feeling I am going to be sending many people their way for custom design packages!

12 Days of Sickness: Elementary School Edition

On the first day of sickness my school age kid gave to me a big case of the cooties. One the second day of sickness my school age kid gave to me two puking kids and a big case of the cooties. On the third day of sickness my school age kid gave to me […]

Mango and the Christmas Ribbon {Review & Giveaway!!}

Emili went to the Whirligig Festival a few weeks ago, cause well, we are kinda geeky like that. While she was there, she met children’s book author, Janice Lynn Falk. She writes a delightful series of books about an orange cat named Mango. Janice decided to write the book after her family was adopted by a stray […]

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Decorate Your Tree with Handmade Ornaments

Tiny Upcycled Book Ornaments by paragraphcove Personalized Family Star Ornaments SET OF 5 by justhatched Reversible Upcycled Christmas tree decorations with accompanying poem by allyadeney recycled bicycle ornament by 1byliz Baby Girl First Christmas Ornament – Loving Words with Green Liner by PaperTigerNStitches Redwork Snowman Ornament by CherieWheeler Traditional Christmas Set of 6 Pinwheel Ornaments […]

Handmade Christmas Stockings

Give your mantel a personal touch this holiday season with a handmade Christmas stocking. Find a unique stocking for each member of your family. Santa will not want to put a lump of coal in these wonderful handmade creations! Red, Green and White Classic Vintage Chenille Christmas Stocking (Stockings featured in Paula Deen’s Christmas 2010 Special […]

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

via bhg.com So many people have asked me how I host my cookie swaps, that I thought instead of writing a lengthy post on it, I would take you to my source. Better Homes and Gardens. I love them and the information on their site and they are my go to source when I need […]

Our Best Bites: Oreo Turkeys and Cookie Pilgrim Hats

via ourbestbites.com These little turkeys are so cute! I just had to share!

Childhood Memories: Yearning for More

DISCLAIMER: This post details Domestic Violence. If you cannot handle reading about it, please stop here. My friend Cecily Kellog posted about childhood memories of her own and the memories her daughter, Tori, will carry with her. Which just made me sit here and ponder my own memories of childhood. I have them, but the […]

Stocking the Pantry: Holiday Cooking Essentials

It’s that time of year. Yes, I said it. Halloween is a few weeks away and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be knocking down the front door. You know what that means? It’s time to start holiday baking! To make things a little easier, I am sharing pantry essentials. I buy mine […]