Quick and Easy Gifts

quick and easy crafts

I wanted to share with you gift ideas for people on your holiday list that you want to be sure to remember this Christmas. Folks like the gardeners, house cleaners, your kid’s teachers, the person who cuts your hair, co-workers and neighbors. These are people that you might not  know well enough to come up […]

Holiday Home Decor

Holiday Home Decor

You may, or may not, have time to put up and decorate a Christmas tree. But there are a number of other options you might consider to help instill the holiday spirit in your home. A ribbon wreath is easy to make and uses left over scraps of ribbon you will likely have as you […]

Laughing All the Way

more ornaments

Trimming the tree is likely to be a tradition you and your kids and grandkids will remember with love and laughter. What could possible make it better? If some of the ornaments are handmade by you and your family, you will increase the fun exponentially. Although my family had many beautiful ornaments, none made us […]

Holiday Ornaments

holiday ornaments

Decorating the Christmas tree is such a great tradition in my family. After my Dad put on the lights, and re-wired a branch or two (to fill in the empty spaces) we would all hang the ornaments together with The Carpenter¹s Christmas Album blaring in the background. There was much laughing and singing and I […]

Countdown to Christmas

christmas crafting diy

Advent calendars are one of my favorite holiday decorations. Not only do they look great but they provide a little surprise every day during December. The gifts can be tree ornaments, candies and small craft supplies AND you can even sprinkle in a couple of really nice gifts like jewelry for a super surprise.  (I […]

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

thanksgiving paper

Is it cheating if the pumpkins you bring to a Thanksgiving dinner are made of paper? Well, if you are traveling by plane to your holiday destination, this may be your best option. If you are flying home for a family celebration, or if you just want to change it up a little this Thanksgiving, […]

Thanksgiving Revisited

thanksgiving revisited

Here¹s the thing about Thanksgiving. There are no costumes to make, no gifts to buy. It is just a glorious time to visit with friends and family, sit around the dining table, eat, drink and visit. I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family this year! I hope the same for all of […]

Hand Made Christmas Cards – the Sequel

handmade Christmas cards

I know Christmas seems a long way off, but if you count the days or weeks you will see there is not a ton of time left for card creation. I know, I do it every year. It is a labor of love but I ALWAYS  wish I started earlier, so I am  trying to […]

Giving Thanks

giving thanks

With November coming, I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes family and food – two of my favorite things.  Last year I made a paper pie. With input from Quincy and Addison (ages 8 and 10 at the time), we had all varieties of pie slices. Each wedge had an embellishment to add to […]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

beginning to look like Christmas

I know it seems early for Christmas, but if you are planning to make your own holiday cards and your Christmas card list is greater than five,  you probably want to get started. And if you want to include a family photo in your card, no worries, many of these cards can easily include a […]