Holiday Treat Recipes: Christmas Crunch

I've done a fun popcorn recipe for so many holidays this year, starting back with Cupid's Crunch, that I had to do something for Christmas.  These are just so fun to make, so EASY to do, and always a crowd pleaser.  This time, we packaged most of it up into treat bags to share with ...

Holiday Treat Recipes: Fondant Snowman Cupcakes

Time for another one of our holiday treat recipes! We're going back to cupcakes with fondant today...and listen, don't be afraid of it.  If you are nervous, order Satin Ice. Really. It's easy to use and SO simple to open a package in lieu of making your own. You can be a fondant maniac in ...

Stocking Stuffers for Men

I don't know about you, but finding fun and cute things to fill my kids' stockings is, well fun to do! For the mister? Um...it isn't that I don't find it fun...it's just a lot harder.  I have to challenge myself to think of ideas.  In talking to friends and family, this seems to be ...

DIY Gift Idea: Melted Snowman Ornament

Check out this super cute Melted Snowman Ornament that is very simple and very inexpensive to make.  Lots of fun - this is a great group craft idea! Items Needed: Sea Salt- Black Polymer Clay Orange Polymer Clay Clear Plastic or Glass Ornament Glitter (Optional)   Directions: Mold 4-5 round balls and a top hat out of the black polymer clay and allow to ...

Cherishing holiday memories #PCholiday

Every year when we take ornaments out to decorate the tree, I share the stories behind each one as we take them out and place them on the tree.  This one, I tell my kids, was made by my sister Debbie, when she was in high school.  Even at 8, 6, and 4, I hear ...

What’s your favorite holiday coffee? Merry Mugmas! #DunkinMugUp

For those of you who don't already know, Christmas is a BIG DEAL in my home....really, in my extended family.  When I say Christmas, I really mean the entire time between Thanksgiving week's beginning and the end of New Year's Day.  There's a lot of sappy and emotional stuff, of course, but I'll save that ...

Elf on the Shelf Ideas That’ll Leave Them Puzzled

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Got elves?  Check out these creative elf on the shelf ideas! Don't forget to check out our Elf on the Shelf alernatives for some other fun elf friends!  It's that time of the year when the family tradition of your beloved Elf on the Shelf makes his appearance. As tradition continues, the mischief your Elf gets ...

The Perfect Pairing for Dinner- or, My Favorite Side Dishes

Betty Crocker, a classic brand that most American households are familiar with, has a line of delicious and mouthwatering Specialty Potato side dishes  that can make any meal complete.  From Au Gratin to Classic Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker has something for every weeknight dinner. Now, many of you know that I'm not Betty Crocker.  I'm not ...

8 Tips to Stay Healthier in the Winter

During the winter months, many people are prone to illness. For children in schools, and many professions relating to health care, it can make us all even more susceptible.  The reason for this is that they have not or are not eating the proper foods that help to build their immune system. Eating properly is ...

Holiday Lights in Connecticut at Lake Compounce

This past Friday, my family and I were invited to attend the opening night of Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut.  We were very excited to attend this event, since we are all enamored with all things Christmas and the kids absolutely love theme parks!  We bundled up (most of the attractions are ...