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…]

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

halloween tutu

Hello my fellow Halloween lovers! Tomorrow is officially fall, who else is excited!? I am so glad that I have a kid that loves fall holidays as much as I do. Every year at my daughters school they are not allowed to dress up in full Halloween costumes, but they are allowed to dress in Halloween clothing. So I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Halloween Tutu for my daughter to wear! Something that has always amazed me is the price of tutu’s either in store or online. They can get super expensive. This project cost me $5 total, and turned out pretty cute in my oh-so-humble opinion. Would you like to learn how to make one for yourself? Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

How To Do Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup

How To Do Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup

easy broken doll halloween make up

If you have been to my little slice of the web recently, then you know how much I love all things Halloween! Lucky for me, my daughter gets just as excited about it. Now, she isn’t a huge fan of things that are scary, but she does let me dress her up a little creepy from time to time. So I was super excited when she agreed to let me try out this Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup on her. And I think it turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself. And the best part is, you only need 2 colors of makeup and about 20 minutes of your time to achieve this look! Pair this make up with a doll looking dress (I found the one above at goodwill) and you have an easy and spooky Halloween costume. Let’s check out how I did it! [Read more…]

Halloween Breakfast Foods

Halloween Breakfast Foods

easy halloween breakfast ideas

I am that mom. The one that embraces tacky treats for different holidays. I want my kids to have something fun to remember and even pass on when they grow up. I am making Halloween Breakfast Foods. I will however, admit I totally cheat. I make things that are easy and require more creativity than ability. I value time enjoying the meal over the time to create one. I hope you enjoy my little slice of crazy as I share my monster muffin idea for breakfast.

This is what I did I bought a box of corn muffin mix. Then I followed the box and made them. Less time well just buy corn muffins that are already made. You can grab any muffin type. [Read more…]

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

edible graveyard

Can you guys tell that I’m a little bit excited about Halloween this year? Every year we throw a Halloween party for our family and friends, and I’m always looking for fun Halloween food recipes that the kids and adults will like. While grocery shopping over the weekend I of course had to stop by the Halloween section and found the cutest little gravestone peeps! I just knew I had to use them in some type of recipe, and I remember a “cake” my mom used to make me that resembled dirt and worms. That gave me the idea of my Edible Graveyard! My daughter loved the idea, and I thought some of you would too! [Read more…]