Monster Brownies and Vampire Coke for Movie Night

Monster Brownies and Vampire Coca-Cola

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItAMovieNight #CollectiveBias I love … [Continue reading]

Gingerbread House Party 2015

We did find time to have our annual Gingerbread House party this year. It was a little different, not being able to celebrate the holidays with all of … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot Cider

warm spiced cider in the crock pot

Making Hot Cider in the Crock Pot is super simple, makes the house smell delicious, and perfect for any holiday get-together. And it is insanely … [Continue reading]

Holiday Card Checklist

Whether you've sent out Holiday Cards every year since you moved out of the house, you're a lapsed sender, or this is your first time doing a holiday … [Continue reading]

Why my Elf on the Shelf is Boring

Let me start off by saying that I have no problem with one-upmanship. Or one-upMOMship. I'm totally fine with moms who want to spend thousands of … [Continue reading]

The Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipe Guide

The Ultimate plate of Christmas Cookies

This is the ultimate cookie exchange recipe list. These cookies are all delicious, and there is something here that almost everyone can eat. There are … [Continue reading]

That one time I got to Mingle with Midge and Madge!


I spent the weekend with friends, both new and seasoned, up in Denver, Colorado at the Create - Make - Celebrate Retreat hosted by the fabulous and … [Continue reading]

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Muffins

delicious cherry almond oatmeal muffins

I went to a fun retreat with some crafty gal friends, and had a chance to cook. I love to craft and sew. But I also love to cook. And to bake. We had … [Continue reading]

Pin Cushion Dish

I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books. I'm so excited that Andover has come out with a line of fabric celebrating this fun series of … [Continue reading]

Stardust Quilt (Free Pattern)

stardust quilt front

This stardust quilt was made using Fat Quarters of Art Gallery Fabrics' line "Playing Pop", which can be found in stores now. I used the lighter … [Continue reading]