Mitten Sugar Cookies & Recipe


I love practicing my cookie decorating skills with a batch of sugar cookie dough on a snowy weekend. I am practicing on a mitten theme this month.   In January, it’s a mitten theme.  I also like to stick to one design to make a streamlined assembly line.   I made these mitten cookies  to mail to my daughter and her roommates in the cold, mid-west [Read more…]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

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I am so excited to share this great idea for the holidays.  It’s a downloadable printable for a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt from Revolution of Mom. What I love about this is it is great fun for all stages and ages.  Grandparents would have fun with this for a weekend at grandma’s or something for “nothing [Read more…]

Stair Case Garland Ideas…


Hi there- I found these stair case garland  ideas in October and I am just now sharing.  My original plan was to change the garland in my home after seeing a friend’s much simpler, cuter idea.  My middle child would call this plan, “hashtag suburban mom probs.”   I didn’t get any garland up this year on [Read more…]

Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas


Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

DIY Dog Treats: Happy Woof-o-Ween

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Hi There- I’m in blog hatin’ hell!  My blog post images are not displaying in my Bloglovin feed. As I work through trial and error I am recycling old posts to see if this “stick” over at Bloglovin.  The posts show, but not the images.  The images show on my feedburner and my images are all [Read more…]

Happy Valentine’s Day to Me


The running joke in my family is that mom buys what she really wants! No amount of online links or photos of my wish list work.  I even posted this on Instagram since my children are over Facebook!   I actually ordered this from Crate and Barrel the day after Christmas when it didn’t show up under the tree!  The good news [Read more…]

Valentine Wreath for Under $5.00

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I love this wreath. My family does not. My son and {first} husband came home from tennis and upon seeing the front door, my youngest son said, “oh no… Dad.. look what mom did.”  He added that it was too early for Valentine decorations. I still like it. The wreath was in the Christmas clearance [Read more…]

DIY Wreath: January Wreath


With much of the country in sub-zero temps, I thought this was a great time to show off my DIY wreath.  All supplies were on clearance  at Michaels.  I grabbed the blue because it reminds me of snow in January! I have it on my pantry door to give it a pop of color!  Click  HERE       to [Read more…]

A Simple Christmas in a Mason Jar


Who doesn’t love mason jars?   So I am constantly finding ways to make easy décor items that can be changed out with the seasons and holidays.  Here is my latest treat for the teachers.  Don’t worry they are not just getting a dozen candy cane balls! Our school does a cash collection. But, this is to [Read more…]

Pumpkin Patch in a Jar

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Here is a fun treat to make for teachers, neighbors or to use in your decorating!  It would look great in an office too! Sidenote: This post should be titled, “the pumpkin patch post that got away.”  I swear I posted this weeks ago!  I went to link it up to a party and 30 [Read more…]