DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope

It's that time of year to see who has been naughty and nice, and you can bet Santa is making a list and checking it twice. One of my kids favorite things to do as soon as December arrives is write their letters to Santa. This year I thought it would be fun to create a fun DIY Letter to Santa Felt Envelope to use as decorations and a keepsake for those special letters. You may have already seen my Letters to Santa themed Christmas tree that I created for the Michaels Dream Tree … [Read more...]

Mrs. Claus Bakery Kit

Let the Christmas countdown begin!  Today is December 1st and I am looking forward to all things Christmas.  When I think about special Christmas memories and traditions I have, baking cookies is right up there at the top of my list of favorites.  Every year my mom would spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies, letting us lick the spoon and packaging up and delivering treats to neighbors and friends.  This year I want to give the gift of memories and quality time together, … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas

How many of you count down to Christmas? I do, every.single.year. I am like a little kid when it comes to Christmas, and my kids are just as excited as I am, if not more. There is something so magical about counting down the days until Santa arrives, the anticipation is half the fun. Make it easier to count down with these DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas! You can do it as a countdown, or make it even more special and create an advent calendar full of fun little candies, toys, and … [Read more...]

DIY Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Some of my fondest memories of Christmas come back to me while decorating the tree. Our tree is adorned with handmade ornaments from our kids, and ones from my childhood. We even have ornaments from both sides of our family going back to our great grandparents, and though all of these are priceless there’s just something special about making ornaments. That feeling of nostalgia comes over you as you go, year by year through the memories. This is a tradition you can share with your family and one … [Read more...]

Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

Polar Post Christmas Tree – Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

One of the most wondrous things about Christmastime is that irresistible sense of anticipation and excitement that permeates the season. Advent calendars count down the days, twinkling lights make the neighborhood more and more festive, and brightly wrapped presents begin appearing, as if by magic, under the tree. Once again I'm participating in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge and this years tree pays homage to that glorious Christmas season tradition and anticipation that accompanies … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice Party

The holidays can be a merry time filled with laughter and fun, but they can also be stressful. In the midst of the darker winter days, combined with the added stress and craziness from the holiday season, this time of year can feel overwhelming. I know because it's exactly how I've been feeling lately.  With looming deadlines, holiday shopping, and holiday celebrations I started to lose sight of what this time of year is all about.  I decided to fix that and celebrate the light of my life, my … [Read more...]

Christmas Morning Breakfasts

After all of the magic and excitement on Christmas morning you and your family are sure to have worked up an appetite. My family has a tradition of eating scones with honey and butter on Christmas morning, it's one of the things I look forward to every year.  But, my husband has requested that there be a little bit more substance (think bacon and eggs) this year.  Whether you are looking for sweet or savory, these Christmas Morning Breakfasts ideas are all delicious and something that everyone … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Bag Luminaries

The days are getting shorter and colder, this winter light up your porch and welcome guest with beautiful DIY Paper Bag Luminaries. The golden glow of a candle has such a calming effect and these handmade luminaries are a fun and beautiful way to light up the night this holiday season. This holiday I am making a concentrated effort to focus on relationships and moments that really matter with the important people in my life.  I feel so blessed to be surrounded by family and friends that light … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts Under $25

Calling all DIY lovers! And those of you who are trying to save a little bit of cash by making Handmade Gifts Under $25! Handmade gifts come from the heart and show how much you treasure the ones you are giving gift too. Some of these ideas may only take half an hour, or less and we think anyone would be thrilled to get one of these amazing gifts. Do something out of the ordinary.. learn how to arm knit! And make a cute infinity wreath in someone's favorite color!Arm Knit Infinity Scarf Do … [Read more...]