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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Read more...]

Cupid Cocoa Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!  It's not to late to play cupid and spread a little love with these fun Cupid Cocoa Valentines.  It's been so chilly lately that I thought it would be fun to deliver a little love to our friends and neighbors to help them warm up this Valentine's Day. You really don't need much to make these little valentine gifts.  Here is what I included in ours: Cupid Cocoa (packets of milk chocolate hot cocoa) Hugs and Kisses Heart Sprinkles Heart Shaped … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa & Truffles

This year I had lots of teacher gifts to make and wanted to give them something practical that I knew they would use so I purchased several gift cards, but that seemed a little too boring.  I decided to also send along some treats and made DIY hot cocoa packets & truffles. I couldn't resist ordering these bags and scoops from Pick Your Plum.   I added some washi tape to the bags and then I filled them with hot cocoa powder and marshmallows.  I spray painted small berry baskets gold and … [Read more...]