Recipes, crafts and activities for Christmas and advent.

Festive red and green Christmas Pinwheel Cookies are fun and easy to make from a basic sugar cookie dough. Just roll, layer, slice and bake. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by those red and white candy cane cookies.  I even tried to make them when[…]

Check out this list of the best gifts for tween girls that your favorite tween will LOVE! Shopping for tween girls can be tricky as they are on the cusp between girlhood and teenagedom. It’s a hard place to be! In general, most tween girls don’t really want[…]

Make a wine cork snowman with old wine corks, glue, paint, and an old sweater. This snowman is cute for Christmas or all winter long. We are obsessed with wine cork crafts this year! My sister always has a big bin full of them and it was time[…]

Make snowman Christmas tree ornaments using recycled natural wine corks, paint and fleece! These wine cork Christmas ornaments are easy to make and are perfect gifts.

A French toast bake full of buttery pecan flavor and baked in a cast iron skillet, make this filling breakfast recipe on a chilly fall morning or to welcome Santa on Christmas. At the beginning of September, my thoughts start to wander to all things fall like pumpkins,[…]

This easy spiced cranberry cider cocktail recipe uses only three ingredients and is perfect for your holiday parties! Chelsey from Budget Girl! Over Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law visited and she introduced us to this awesome new drink. Just three simple ingredients: spiced rum, cranberry juice, and hard apple cider. Who[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]