The best gift I ever…

SWAGG is a free mobile app (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance [Read More...]

Keep ‘em busy {Kids Christmas Crafts}

As of 3pm Friday, I will have three monkeys on the loose for three weeks. Next week promises to be the busiest week of the year. I’m trying to get a tad ahead of the game with ideas on hand to keep the kids entertained. You too? The Idea Room’s nativity finger puppets Shabby Chic Crafts’ gingerbread playdough Sweet & Lovely Crafts’ Thumbprint snowmen tags Art Projects for Kids’ Tissue [Read More...]

‘Twas the week before Christmas…

I’m pretty sure my life looks something like yours right now. Busy with last minute preparations. For no good reason, thought I’d share these iPhone pics of my last few days with you: Life has consisted of these lately- large Dr. Pepper’s {don’t judge} Stop at my favorite store, Target (Tar-jay) & happened upon these beauties.I have Jess for Christmas this year, guess what she’s getting? Jealous? My favorite series [Read More...]

Christmas Morning {Breakfast}

So all the shopping’s done, presents wrapped and cookies are out for Santa. Do you head to bed? Make something for after all the gifts are opened? Even though time’s running out for gift buying, you’ve still got plenty of time to plan for breakfast. Here are a few of my favorites: Melissa’s Favorite Christmas Breakfast from Polka Dot Chair Crafting Chicks breakfast + felt napkin rings Overnight sausage & [Read More...]

Crushed Peppermint

Crushed Peppermint

Remember how last week I shared my homemade peppermint oreos? As I was cleaning up, a simple idea came to me….follow me here…..My kids are in love with hot chocolate these days. If you follow me on Twitter, you saw my tweet a week or so ago: My kids have been begging for it every day since. And I get rock star mom status- it’s a no brainer. So I [Read More...]


For some reason I am behind on Christmas this year. Not much has been bought/made or wrapped. Lots of family has asked what I want and I’ve been stumped. But this week I kept finding things I liked (yes, 2 weeks before Christmas). For reals- things don’t matter. These just caught my eye. Topping my list: Nicole’s classes (which happen to be on sale until the 25th):They all look fantastic [Read More...]

Sweets Version Gift: Homemade Peppermint Oreos

Peppermint Oreos

Yesterday I posted my super duper easy non-sweet simplest gift idea I’m back with a sweet one. But still simple. These would be great for a cookie exchange or neighbor gift. Or for yourself, just because you need a treat to get through the next few crazy weeks…. Because yum- peppermint! Print Homemade Peppermint Oreos IngredientsCookie 1 package of devil’s food cake mix 2 eggs 3/4 cup of shortening [Read More...]

Simple {neighbor/friend} gift idea


As much as I love treats during the holiday season (I really, really do), I enjoy simple little gifts just as much. And by the December 23rd, my waist line can’t handle much more in the way of sweets. So here’s a really really simple gift idea for neighbors or friends that’s has nothing to do with sugar. Get some cute wrapping paper.Attach a card to it. I love this [Read More...]

Christmas Card Display Ideas

So you’re getting all kinds of Christmas cards….now how do you display them? A little conversation from Angry Julie the other day inspired this post- thanks Julie. ;) Christmas Card Canister from BH&G From Family Fun- Christmas tree Martha’s pin up wreath Country Living’s card tree Coming up: -my idea for how to display cards -what to do with all the cards after the holiday season I found these fun [Read More...]