10 DIY Ornaments to make for your Christmas Tree

10 DIY Ornaments to make for your Christmas Tree

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Christmas time is here, can you guys believe it!? I am getting out all of my decorations on Friday and plan on spending the day putting the up while sipping on hot chocolate and jamming out to some Christmas songs. My favorite part of decorating for Christmas and putting up the tree! Every year my family and I make a new ornament for our tree so we can remember that particular year. It’s one of my daughters favorite traditions so we usually let her pick out the ornament we are going to make each year. So with that in mind I thought I would share with you some of the best DIY ornaments that we found from across the web while searching for the perfect ornament for our family. Perhaps your family perfect DIY ornament is right here on this list! Lets check them out: [Read More…]

Royal Icing for Cookies

Royal icing for cookies

Royal icing for cookies

This icing is great because once the cookies are iced you can layers the colors. You can also stack the cookies without them sticking and best of all the icing is shiny and the colors are vibrant.

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Easy sugar cookies recipe

Easy sugar cookies recipe


Easy sugar cookies recipe

I love a great recipe. I think that  an Easy sugar cookie recipe is just what we need to make our holiday count. We make sugar cookies every year because it is our way to pay it forward and bring joy to others. We love to make people cookies. The reason is simple you make a memory for yourself and your family and you can also help someone else. I honestly enjoy giving these away as much as I like eating them. They make your house smell awesome as well. I can’t address how wonderful it is to do something simple with your family no matter how old or young you are cooking is a great way to create more than a great recipe.

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DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

Now that Thanksgiving is almost here, it’s time to start planning the menu and the decor. Making DIY Thanksgiving party decorations can be easy, inexpensive and fun. Here are a few tips for making your own.

Tips for DIY Thanksgiving Party Decorations

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Celebrating Christmas with $5

Celebrating Christmas with $5

Celebrating Christmas

What is the purpose of the holiday? It seems to me that we have become consumed with spending money to celebrate. I would like to challenge you to a $5 Christmas. What is a $5 Christmas? It is your opportunity to be creative and to remember the reason for the season. I challenge you to doing things and giving gifts that are under $5.

I asked one of my readers on my site www.madamedeals.com what she intended to do since funds were limited this holiday.

“I already plan to have my grandkids go to an assisted living place to visit the elderly. Going to make cookies to bring.   I told the 3 kids that this will be a  small year and hopefully they understood. They are going to sit down on Thanksgiving weekend and we are going to write out Christmas cards to send to the service men and women.” 

It got me thinking how could I create a more meaningful holiday for my children. I want to create something they will remember and come up with a tradition that they will never forget. We already make sugar cookies and decorate them. I decided I would buy a journal for each child and I would write in it. I would take my time to reflect on what makes them special and what I have learned about them or with them this year. I plan on placing their journal in their stockings. I will even do one for my husband. I bought their journals for under $5 each and I think this will be the most memorable gift they have ever received.

 

You can also get some great tips by reading our post planning a party on a budget.

 

 

Frozen games

Frozen Games

frozen games

I love to go to parties with a great theme and an amzing activities. This party was a frozen party and the kids played  frozen games.

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