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...]

Easy teacher holiday gift idea

I am absolutely in love with Christmas music. I would play it all year long if I could get away with it. I’ve accumulated quite the collection over the years from all over the place. The last couple of years I’ve enjoyed Amazon’s 25 days of Free- every day in December they have a free download. So last year we gave our kids teachers a Christmas CD mix that I [Read More...]

Advent-like Holiday Traditions

Yesterday I highlighted advents. Today I want to share a couple of different kind of inexpensive advent-type ideas you can do as a family. You can easily do these today and start a new tradition. savoring the details’ Christmas tradition: Gift wrap 25 Christmas books andopen a book each night to read as a family.She shares specific book titles here.Print 25 stories and compile in a Christmas book via Tip [Read More...]

Advent Eve

Tomorrow is the day to bring out your advents…or hurry and whip one up. A few ideas to make/dream about: {Love Stitched}’s Burlap Advent Calendar Infarrantly Creative’s Dollar Store Adventeighteen 25’s Christmas Advents round upadvent shown from Two Peas in a Bucket Also take a peak at last year’s advent post. What type of advent do you have?