Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

I just love all of the paper straws I see in the party supplies or in the baking aisle.  They come in so many patterns and colors.  I recently found these blue paper straws with snowflakes at the dollar store and thought they would make a fun craft.  The last few days have been so, ...

Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Nextbook 10.1 2-in-1 (Giveaway)

cranberry bbq turkey meatballs

I am forever looking up recipes on my phone when cooking but the screen is never quite big enough to show enough of the recipe and I can never find a good way to prop the phone while I cook.  This week while making Cranberry BBQ Turkey Meatballs for a get together I used our ...

Unwrapping the Lumia 635

Sometimes it seems our family is behind the times when it comes to our kids and gadgets.  My children have never had an electronic device of their own, not a cell phone, a gaming device, or even an MP3 player.  This year though, my daughter received a Nokia Lumia 635 for Christmas.  We'd recently decided she ...

Ribbon Christmas Tree

ribbon christmas tree

I love to add something special to my gift wrapping.  Sometimes it is a simple piece of pine or berries, other times I tie a little ornament on, but this year I've made a simple Ribbon Christmas Tree for my packages.  Well, actually I made lots of them for my holiday gift giving.  They are ...

Holiday Poinsettia Paper Wreath Tutorial

paper-wreath-tutorial

We've all seen those beautiful Paper Wreath tutorials on Pinterest.  I have loved them for months but haven't set aside the time to make one or been able to decide what look I wanted...book pages, bright summer colors, or sheet music.  Recently our friends at Staples asked us to go shopping for a few Staples ...

Lighted Christmas Garland With Fabric Scraps

Lighted Garland with Fabric Scraps

When I was a child, well still to this day, my mom always decorated her Christmas tree with thick gold garland.  While I love my mom's tree, I've never put garland on my own tree until now.  This year I made my own garland, Lighted Christmas Garland with fabric scraps in red and green! I love ...

Chunky Pear and Cranberry Bread

Chunky Pear and Cranberry Bread

This time of year I love to add cranberries to my baked goods.  I especially like to add cranberries with pears like in this delicious Chunky Pear and Cranberry Bread.  It's a great breakfast bread with a similar consistency to a muffin but also makes a wonderful dessert bread.  It is perfect for gifting as ...

Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles

Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles

These little Oreo Cookie Truffles are easy to make and delicious.  The chocolate and coconut are a great flavor combination.  Coated in blue candy and topped with shredded coconut makes them perfect for the upcoming holidays.  They would also be a great treat for a "Frozen" themed birthday or party. Coconut Oreo Cookie Truffles Ingredients: 1 package Oreo Cookies ...

Practicing Soccer Skills At Home

Practicing Soccer Skills at Home

My two older children, ages 9 & 10, love soccer and wish they could practice their Soccer Skills and play year round.  In our little rural area they only offer youth soccer in the fall and it seems the season just flies by with not enough opportunity for the kids to really work on the ...

Fabric Scrap Fall Wreath

Fabric Scrap Fall Wreath

I love wreaths and am maybe even a little addicted to making one for every holiday and season.  This is a really simple Fall Wreath made from fabric scraps and a few other inexpensive items.  It's a great wreath for anywhere in the home and will look beautiful through Thanksgiving. Fabric Scrap Fall Wreath Supplies: several colors and ...