Mason Jar Christmas Gifts + Free Printable Tag

Mason Jar Christmas Gift

Need an easy, inexpensive, last-minute, DIY gift? Whether is for a teacher, a friend or a neighbor they will love these Mason Jar Christmas Gifts filled with Hershey’s Kisses. The only problem, deciding who to give Santa, the snowman and the elf.  I made these for all of my daughter’s teachers and coaches. It made […]

Easy Idea For Mailman Gifts

Mailman Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. Please tell me I am not the only one who gets positively giddy about a new pack of pens or markers? A coupon and some inspiration is all I need to use as an excuse to add to […]

Yellow Rice And Chicken With Black Beans And Peas

Yellow Rice and Chicken Black Beans

Every family needs a few go-to recipes that are quick, easy and that everyone loves (in other words, that the kids will eat without complaint). For my family one of our top go-to recipes is Yellow Rice and Chicken.  One of the great things about this home-cooked meal is that you can keep all of the ingredients […]

Festive Mini Sugar Cookie Cups ~ Giveaway

Sugar Cookie Cup

We have been doing a lot of holiday baking in our house. For obvious reasons I usually decide what we will bake, but last week K came home all excited about a recipe she found at the grocery store. She was so enthusiastic about baking Festive Mini Sugar Cookie Cups, how could I not agree to baking the […]

Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Years ago my college roommate introduced me to a powdery-white snack her mom made. Until then I had never heard of chocolate and powdered sugar with Chex cereal. (Depending on where you live people call it Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Chex Mix, etc.) At the time I had no idea it was a thing. But it was a delicious treat, and I was completely obsessed.

M&M’s Black & White Peppermint Brownies

M&M's Black & White Peppermint Brownies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ‘Tis the season to be baking! Falalalala-lalalala! (Can you tell I have been listening to Christmas carols too?!) With cookie exchanges, parties and general treat-swapping fun around every corner there is always a new […]

Easy Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Craft

Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Craft

I may not be dreaming of a white Christmas this year (I live in Florida after all), but I adore this snowy-white coffee filter Christmas tree. How could you not?! Simple, elegant and totally easy to DIY. This coffee-inspired craft is sure to warm your Christmas decor. And did I mention that it is totally easy? I […]

DIY Christmas Candles And Other Easy Gift Ideas For Less Than $20

DIY Christmas Candles

I love to give gifts. I enjoy the hunt of finding something unique and different that I am certain the recipient will love. During this gift-giving season, I have a long list of recipients to check off my list. Slowly but surely I am working my way through my list of friends, family and teachers […]

Elf On The Shelf Breakfast Ideas: Printable Letter & Christmas PJs

Elf on the Shelf Breakfast

He’s back! Our Elf on the Shelf, Kringle, has returned. And, in what has become a tradition that my kids talk about for weeks, he arrived with breakfast! Our Elf always arrives the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so his arrival has been anticipated for days weeks.  Elf On The Shelf Printables This year, Kringle thought ahead and a […]

Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls

Rudolph Oreo Cookie Ball

You know when you have an idea of something in your head, and you have to cross your fingers and hope it turns out the way you want? That’s the story behind these Reindeer OREO Cookie Balls. And I am so pleased that they turned out just as cute as I hoped, and they taste as good as they look.

Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Handprint Turkey Crown

Thanksgiving Kids Craft Turkey Crown

A few years ago, K and I made a Thanksgiving Crown for her to wear during Thanksgiving dinner. She was three at the time and so proud of her crown. This year, I decided we would make a crown with her sister (now three), but this time we would make a Turkey Thanksgiving Crown.  Because […]

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles

Last month my husband declared my Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffles, “The best thing you have ever made.” That’s high praise from a man who doesn’t eat much chocolate and certainly isn’t one to sneak back into the fridge to grab another chocolate, but for these truffles that’s just what he did. Since I clearly found […]

Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

I was first introduced to banana bread by my roommate in college. One bite and I was hooked. It became a special treat she would make for me. The perfect banana bread has lots of banana flavor, nuts and is super moist. And many years later, I think I have found my favorite banana bread recipe […]

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

Macoroni and Cheese Cupcakes

Can you believe October is nearly over? Didn’t football season just get started? Now there are just a few weekends left in the season. We had big plans to try to go to a game this year, but this late in the game it looks like we will watch the rest of the season from home […]

Easy Halloween Classroom Treats + Free Printable

Easy Halloween Classroom Treats

I just got back from a cruise yesterday, Halloween is Friday and I realized this morning that I need classroom treats for both daughters (one by tomorrow).  Oh K decided she wants to be a unicorn for “Character Book Day” at school on Friday, which means I need to make a blue unicorn outfit for Friday. […]