Merry Kissmass to You} Last Minute Gift Idea

Merry Kissmass to You

Still scrambling for some last minute gift ideas?  I’ve got you covered today. I wanted to do a little something for my Activity Day girls for Christmas.  I am no longer their leader but I am still t heir friend!  My girls and I love the EOS lip balm so I bought a package of them at Costco. I added in some Hershey’s Kisses and then a cute little  gift tag, a little cellophane bag and some twine  and I was good to go! What girl doesn’t love a good [Continue Reading…]

Frozen Themed Hot Chocolate Bar

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A Frozen themed hot chocolate bar is the perfect way to celebrate your first snowfall, a birthday celebration for your Frozen fans or just because! Since I don’t have any little ones living at my house I was a little late to the Frozen game. It took me several months to finally watch the movie after it came out and after I heard the song “Let it Go” about a million times.  I have to say I loved it! So this winter I thought it might be fun to have [Continue Reading…]

Pistachio Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pistachio & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

The name of this cookie may be a mouthful but y our mouth will love these cookies! Today I am participating in a fun Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap which was hosted by Julie Espy of White Lights on Wednesday who puts together all those amazing roundup posts here on the blog.  I chose one of my favorite Christmas cookies and gave that recipe to another blogger and then they gave me one of their favorite cookie recipes.  We then make each other’s recipe!  Lucky me got matched up with Aubrey [Continue Reading…]

Homemade Soft Caramels

Homemade Soft Caramels

Homemade Soft Caramels are amazing.  So soft, chewy and delicious! Candy making is as big a part of our holidays as cookie baking is.  My mom has always been a fudge maker and she makes a mean divinity which I have never been able to make.  Each Christmas she makes a batch for my brother.  Maybe one of these years I’ll get some too. I think she likes my brother better than she likes me. My grandmother was a candy maker too.  Today’s recipe is her caramel recipe.  We’ve been [Continue Reading…]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Ho Ho Ho! Welcome back to another edition of Inspiration Monday Linky Party. The place were you are featured on 7 blogs… I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle Redhead Can Decorate| | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom While we are all busy preparing for the holidays, it’s nice to be able to sit down and relax while browsing through Inspiration Monday Party. The amount of creativity and Inspiration here is a true blessing. We hope you enjoy [Continue Reading…]

Relief Society Christmas Party Idea}Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Relief Society Christmas Party Idea

Why Christmas Tress Aren’t Perfect was the theme of our Relief Society Christmas Party.  A wonderful evening! Today I am sharing a fun party we had for the women’s organization at church.  As many of you know, I am a Mormon and in our church we have an organization for the women 18 and older called the Relief Society.  It is actually the oldest women’s organization in the United States and was founded in 1842.  It is a philanthropic and educational organization.  I am part of the Relief Society Presidency. [Continue Reading…]

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Butternut Squash soup is a delightful blend of flavors and it’s dairy free! A party is always a good excuse to experiment with a new recipe, right?!  That’s my entertaining philosophy.  I know it can be a bit risky but most of the time it works out for me.  There was that one dinner party disaster but fortunately they are few and far between. I was hosting my Ugly Christmas Sweater Tea Party last week and I was in charge of soup. My Beach Babe girlfriends are all great [Continue Reading…]

2014 Holiday Home Decor}Part Two

Holiday Decor 2014

Today I am going to share the rest of the Christmas decor in my home.  Since I redeocrated my living room and dining room earlier this year I feel like the rest of my house doesn’t fit anymore.  There is definitely a difference in style.  I’ve already got plans for some more redecorating after the first of the year!  My husband can’t wait!!! I use the more traditional red and green Christmas colors in the decor in my family room.  My family room is a very difficult room to take pictures [Continue Reading…]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmellows

It’s the 10th of the month! This month my friends and I got busy with the theme GOLD.  It’s kind of perfect for the holidays right?  Check out my post and then hop on over to visit all of the others It is hot chocolate season at our house.  It is our hot beverage of choice.  And if you are going to have hot chocolate, you must have marshmallows.  Lots of marshmallows.  We love the little mini marshmallows you buy at the store, is there anything better than a handful of mini [Continue Reading…]