Free Printable Santa Letter For Kids

Free Printable Santa Letter For Kids

free printable santa letter

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year! I love filling my house the holiday cheer, spending time with family, and I’ll admit it, the presents are pretty fun too. Lucky for me, my 7 year old still believes in the magic of Santa and gets really excited to write him a letter every year with what she wants. This year we wanted to try something a little different. Instead of asking Santa for random gifts, I wanted to try out the 4 gift path I had seen recently. The 4 gifts are something I want, something I need, something to wear, and something to read! So she can pick out a toy she wants, something she needs (like an electric pencil sharpener), a new outfit, and a new book! I LOVE this idea. Not only does it prevent me from going overboard (which I tend to do) it keeps her from expecting too much as well. And anything to promote reading is awesome with me!  [Read More…]

The Best Christmas Tea ever!

Christmas Tea Recipe

Everyone knows that Southern food just can’t be matched…and drinks are no exception.  I had this
Christmas tea a few years ago, at our small-town bank during a Holiday party, and I was willing to do anything for the recipe. It’s that good. Turns out, it’s from a hometown cookbook that’s just about as old as the town itself. So, if you’re  looking for an autumn tea or Christmas tea recipe, you’ve found it. Look no further. Close all those other recipes you’ve got open, cause this is the one you want to go with.

christmas tea

Christmas Tea Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cinnamon sticks
2 TBSP WHOLE cloves
3 Cups sugar (Haven’t made it with Splenda, but I’m sure you could!)
1 qt. boiling water
1 qt. strong tea (REALLY REALLY STRONG)
Juice of 3 lemons (Or lemon juice)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water (You can sub some of this for apple cider!)

Directions:

Bring 1 qt water (or cider) to a boil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.  Boil for 5 minutes, then strain out spices.   Add tea and remaining ingredients.  Serve hot or cold!
fall tea

After making this a few times, it’s always best the next day. It’s great fresh, of course, but it’s even better after sitting overnight in the fridge. You can drink this hot or cold. The cinnamon and cloves mesh so well with the tea flavor — and the citrus notes are just the perfect finish. I promise you, if you make this, you will be asked for this Christmas tea recipe, if not crowned the king or queen of the party!

Apple Bread

 

Enjoy with this easy caramel Apple monkey bread or while you are making cookies.

Easy sugar cookies recipe

While I am drinking my Christmas tea. I am working on my under $5 gift idea

holiday traditions

 What will you do while drinking your Christmas tea?

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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10 Thanksgiving Sides That Are Easy To Make And Taste Great

10 Thanksgiving Sides That Are Easy To Make And Taste Great

10 Thanksgiving Sides That Are Easy To Make And Taste Great

Now that Halloween is over, we can officially start getting excited about the holiday season! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Why? Because who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to food, family, and being thankful? Exactly! This year it’s my turn to host Thanksgiving for my family, so I have started planning my menu for the evening. So while I was doing my research I thought I would share some great Thanksgiving Sides that are easy to make and taste great. I’m all about food that is easy and tastes good. How about you? Here are some of my favorites: [Read More…]

DIY Ghost Mirror Halloween Project

DIY Ghost Mirror Halloween Project

ghost mirror

You guys, Halloween is almost here! I am SO excited! I am already sneaking a few decorations up here and there. Only a few at a time so my husband doesn’t get too mad at me haha! Now while I love my Halloween decorations, what I don’t love is having to spend tons of money on them. I don’t know what it is about holiday items being so expensive, but it drives me nuts. So rather than shelling out the money at the big box stores, I find out way’s I can make Halloween decorations at home! So this week I decided to try my hand at a DIY Creepy Ghost Mirror which was inspired by something I saw in the store for $30 that I wasn’t going to spend ha! This project cost me…$2 to make. Yes really! And the cool thing about it is that you can only see the “ghost” if you are standing right in front of it. If you stand beside it it just looks like a dusty old mirror. Keep on reading if you would like to learn how to make one of your own! [Read More…]

Crazy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Crazy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Crazy pumpkins Cookies Recipe

It’s time for another fun Halloween recipe! Don’t you just love food with a good theme? And you would be crazy not to want to nibble on these super cute Crazy Pumpkin Cookies! They would be perfect for a classroom party, to hand out for Trick-or-Treating, or just to have as a fun snack after dinner (and before going out on Halloween. Would you like to learn how to make them? Let’s check it out! [Read More…]