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Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

Now that we have had our biggest Christmas get-together (yesterday! it was really nice to see all my family), I can post pictures of some of the handmade gifts I made this season. I embroidered and then made this bag for my younger sister (pictures aren’t the best, sorry!): front of the bag Inside pocket … Continue reading

Mmm! Cake Pops

Mmm! Cake Pops

My Gram gave me a cake pop machine for Christmas, so the Wee One and I tried it out today. It is made by the Keebler elves, so you know anything that comes from it must be tasty. We certainly weren’t disappointed! We used funfetti cake mix (my Gram had given it to me), crushed … Continue reading

Pumpkin & Eggnog Baked French Toast

Pumpkin & Eggnog Baked French Toast

Now that I am almost all better (just a cough hanging on), I am back in the kitchen! I made a yummy baked french toast this Boxing Day morning. I altered this recipe to make it. And I totally cheated and didn’t let it sit overnight, so I am sure it would taste even yummier … Continue reading

Last minute Christmas fun

Last minute Christmas fun

We did some low key Christmas coloring Saturday. I found these great Charlie Brown Christmas coloring pages that the Wee One and I enjoyed coloring. Perfect for toddlers with fevers. Sunday we finally made Christmas cookies! As it turns out, we only had weird colors of food coloring, but they still look festive. I used … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Homemade Yumminess

A Handmade Holiday: Homemade Yumminess

I have a cookie swap party to go to this afternoon, so I thought it was the perfect time to share another great handmade gift you could do: food! There are so many yummy and easy options out there, like Pumpkin Butter (this is on my list to make) from Dandee. Or how about some … Continue reading

Do Something Nice… and yummy

Do Something Nice… and yummy

Today’s advent calendar activity is “Do something nice for someone else.” The Wee One and I decided we would do something nice for the Middl’n and made him his favorite kind of cookie bars, Brown Sugar Bars. They are pure sugar and terrible for you, so I don’t make then often, which makes them a … Continue reading

A Handmade Holiday: Cinnamon Ornaments

A Handmade Holiday: Cinnamon Ornaments

This project is a tradition in my family. My mom used to make cinnamon ornaments when I was a kid, and now I make them with the kiddos. It is easy, inexpensive (especially if you use cinnamon from the dollar store), and fun. Sounds like a win in my book! I used this recipe to … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cupcakes!

Pumpkin Cupcakes!

My mom called me the other night to tell me about something she saw on Pinterest that she thought I might like: Pumpkin Cupcakes. It is just one box of cake mix and one 15 oz can (I think that is the ounces; it’s the regular sized can not the double) of pumpkin. Stir together, … Continue reading

Cinnamon Vanilla Popovers

Cinnamon Vanilla Popovers

When I was a kid, my mom would make popovers as a special treat for my siblings and I. (She may have made them regularly, but I┬áremember them as being something special!) She would serve them warm from the oven with butter and jam and they really couldn’t be beat. I’m not sure why I … Continue reading