Simple DIY Wine Sleeve

Wine makes the perfect holiday hostess gift (or stocking stuffer). Why not dress up just a bit and make it even better! I created this simple little wine sleeve and neck charm (that doubles as a Christmas ornament) to make a bottle of wine even more festive! With just a couple items from the craft [...]

Star Wars Craft: Personalized Pillowcase


This was a fun DIY Star Wars Craft project for me! I got to combine my sons favorite thing- Star Wars, with my favorite thing- my Silhouette. My son is getting a room redo before/during/after Christmas. While I have been carefully picking up great sale items to go with the new Star Wars comforter, I [...]

Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe: Shop the Pantry

chicken quinoa CASSEROLE LABEL

Guess what happened again last week? It's kind of becoming a tradition in this house.  Thursdays roll around, the meal plan has gone awry (usually because someone decides to bring lunch and grabs leftovers I meant to have for dinner that night) and most of our groceries have been eaten and dinner still needs to be made! [...]

Peppermint Buttercream Hot Cocoa Cupcakes


When the holidays hit I love trying to find new ways to enjoy favorite flavors of the season.  What says winter and Christmas more than Hot Cocoa and Peppermint?  I combined them into a delicious semi homemade cupcake with a totally from scratch peppermint buttercream - and let me tell you, it is so good. [...]

Cranberry Turkey Grilled Cheese Bites


During the holidays I struggle with oven space, there are appetizers, main dishes, and desserts to get out- different times, different temperatures, and never enough shelves.  I cook a lot on a day to day basis anyway, but the holidays even more so.  I don’t have room for a second full size oven but I [...]

Moments that Make Memories


The holidays are fast approaching and with the holidays comes wish lists.  Younger children start thinking about their list for Santa and the older kids are putting lists together for mom and dad.  I'm putting together a holiday wish list too but mine is a different kind of wish list.  I'm wishing for special time [...]

Having the Smart Talk about Smart Technology Use

Having the Smart Talk about Smart Technology Use

Last year for Christmas Ella received a smartphone.  She’s an awesome kid and it was an awesome gift.  She’s been really great this last year about how she’s using it and what she uses it for but she is getting older.  While she’s still an awesome kid, as kids get older they get more curious [...]

Pork & Apple Stuffing Bites


I participated in the National Pork Board Porksgiving program as a member of One2One Network. I received compensation but all opinions are my own. The National Pork Board (NPB) is celebrating “Porksgiving” – a time for giving back (with pork) to those who give back– from November 2, 2015 through the end of the year. Creating a delicious meal for friends [...]

Elf on the Shelf Massage Table Printable Elf on the Shelf Idea

elf on the shelf massage table pin

Here's a fun Massage Table - a printable Elf on the Shelf idea- for your overworked scout elf. Look, it is hard work running back and forth to the North Pole to report to Santa..and all those hijinks? Sprinkles in the toilet, hiding in the freezer, etc...STRESSFUL . Poor little guy (gal) could use a good [...]

Setting You Free, But My Baby You Always Will Be

My Baby You Always will Be

 This post is sponsored by Huggies Little Movers Diapers It's been four years since I started the finishing touches on the nursery and stenciled the words "Let Him Sleep for When He Wakes He Will Move Mountains" onto the wall above the crib.  The nursery was perfect, and that sweet boy has been moving mountains [...]

How to host a holiday cookie swap they won’t forget!


It's the most wonderful time of the year... we've all heard the songs.  Sang the songs.  We've also shopped the shops and baked the goodies.  One thing I haven't done myself, although I've attended and loved when others hosted, is to host a holiday cookie swap.  When Tiny Prints reached out and asked if I'd like [...]