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This year skip the mall! Make a one of a kind Christmas “stocking” for her by shopping through small business online and use PayPal at check out for easy shopping and returns. A few years ago I saw an idea for girlfriends to swap names and fill each[…]

Coffee beans and spice make hard lotion bars smell delicious and great for skin. While I was making a batch of cinnamon and clove lotion bars, I kept thinking that a coffee hard lotion bar would smell delicious with the cinnamon and clove. The coffee beans on the[…]

Hang a mug of hot cocoa Christmas ornament on your Christmas tree! Made with just a few basic craft supplies and a great craft for kids! My kids love to make homemade Christmas ornaments for our tree.  We usually play around with different types of clay ornaments or homemade[…]

Head to the grocery store deli aisle for easy store bought appetizers for a gorgeous holiday spread! Every early December I get the idea that my husband and I should have a little Christmas party. Nothing big just some wine and appetizers. Then after I’ve sent out the[…]

Homemade lotion bars are easy to make with just three ingredients plus essential oils. Making your own soaps, lotions, shaving cream and other beauty products is super easy. I fell in love with DIYing these items years ago.  You generally will need a few basic supplies and then[…]

Create family memories with a ping pong table from our sponsor, Killerspin! UnPlugNPlay this holiday season as you spend more time together having fun. With Christmas just a few weeks away, I’ve been seeing a lot of friends asking for non-screen gift ideas for their kids. I feel[…]

Whimsical popcorn wrappers make a bag of microwave popcorn in to a movie night Christmas gift. The cost of giving gifts to teachers, co-workers, neighbors and more can add up quickly. But I have the perfect solution! Give the gift of a movie night when you wrap a[…]

Kick up chocolate fudge with Mint OREOS in this easy mint OREO Fudge Recipe! Fudge is my favorite candy to make.  Butter pecan fudge is my absolute favorite.  It’s closely followed by Cookies and Cream Fudge, which is basically an OREO cookie in fudge form.   Every winter[…]

Make a candy garland out of felt for a colorful decoration for Christmas, birthdays or any sweet time! A few years ago I saw some felt candy ornaments floating around the internet and I fell in love with them.  They looked fairly simple to make. But it seemed[…]

Let your family Christmas tree tell the story of your family through ornament and decorations collected throughout the years. Add them to a gorgeous tree from our sponsor, Tree Classics, to create an unforgettable Christmas tradition. I spend an insane amount of time on Pinterest. Christmas is one[…]