Farmhouse Style Hot Cocoa Bar

This month DecoArt challenged us to create a project that was warm and cozy for our monthly challenge.  When it comes to warm and cozy during the winter months I can't think of anything better than sipping on a cup of hot cocoa wrapped in a warm blanket.  So, I did what any normal person would do and I created a farmhouse style hot cocoa bar that we can use all winter long! I am a big fan of a styled bar cart, as you may have noticed when I created this DIY Metallic Bar Cart, or … [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 Farmhouse Holiday Vinyl Mug

Baby, it's cold outside! Let's get cozy with a fuzzy blanket and a warm cup of hot cocoa. Of course, not just any mug will do. You'll want to sip your cocoa from a DIY Farmhouse Holiday Vinyl Mug. These custom mugs are perfect for sipping a cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter day. I teamed up with Cricut to share this easy DIY project with you today. As you may already know, I love my Cricut! It is such a versatile crafting tool that allows me to customize and create projects that … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? What kind of crazy shenanigans has your Elf gotten himself into? I have seen so many awesome and creative ways that people have placed their Elves, and I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas so that YOU can have some new ideas for your own Elf. We could all use a little bit of help in the creative department, especially if you have kids who remember little details from last year and you need 25-30 NEW ideas. There are quite a few Elf on the Shelf Ideas … [Read more...]

Halloween Teacher Gift + Cricut Explore Air 2 Review

I often get asked what my favorite craft tool is.  My response is pretty easy, I love my Cricut.  It is such a versatile tool that allows me to create all kinds of projects from home decor to party favors.  I am thrilled to share with you my Cricut Explore Air 2 Review and a quick and easy Halloween project with you today.  Plus, you do not want to miss an epic giveaway at the end of this post! I have owned a Cricut machine for 7 years. Actually, my first machine wasn't technically mine.  My … [Read more...]

Vampire Blood White Hot Chocolate

When you are a kid Halloween is such a magical time. You get to dress up and turn your dream of being a superhero or princess into a reality for one magical night, and there are treats galore.  As a mom I love indulging my kids grand ideas for their costumes and creating extraordinary memories with special spooky treats just for fun.  These Vampire Blood White Hot Chocolate treats are the perfect way to warm your bones after a chilly night of trick-or-treating. The kids will love sipping on … [Read more...]

Frozen Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kenmore. All opinions are 100% mine. Hot Chocolate has long been the quintessential drink of wintertime, offering warmth and comfort in it's steaming mug of chocolaty goodness. But when you live in Texas winter usually doesn't mean freezing temperatures and powdery white snow drifts, especially this year.  So when it's too hot out for hot cocoa you chill out and sip Frozen Hot Chocolate instead! So far we are having a very warm winter, my … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts with Printable Tags

It never fails, at the last minute you remember you needed a gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!  Today I'm sharing 3 easy DIY Christmas Gifts with printable tags that you can make in a hurry for almost everyone on your list. Ever since I created my Oh Deer Coffee … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Bar Cart

During the winter a Hot Cocoa Bar is the perfect way to keep guest warm and toasty when it's chilly outside.  It's simple and fun for all ages and the possibilities are endless.  This year I'm transforming my thrift store bar cart into a Hot Cocoa Bar Cart for our annual Favorite Things Party. This year's Favorite Things Party is going to have a cozy cabin feel with a touch of glam.  Last year I made these darling Oh Deer Coffee Mugs and then after discovering all of the goodies at the Target … [Read more...]

Oh Deer Coffee Mugs

Have you noticed the deer trend creeping up everywhere?  I'm usually not big on trends, but for some reason this is one that got my attention while I was shopping for our "Cocoa for Charity" Hot Cocoa Stand.  Which lead me to create these Oh Deer Coffee Mugs. And this project is so easy to create and the great thing is that when the trend changes I'm not stuck with something that is no longer "cool!"  I am so excited about not only including my cute little Oh Deer Coffee Mugs in my hot cocoa … [Read more...]