Fingerprint salt dough ornament

What a great ornament for the kids to make. Super easy to! Salt dough ornaments have been around forever but Ithink this is a nice spin on the traditional. Great DIY on a snow day. These could be used for gift tags too. Here it goes: Preheat oven to 300. Make the salt dough (recipe…

You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!

Looking for a delicious, easy to make gingerbread recipe? Well I have one for you here. I adapted this recipe from one that my grandmother had. I am not one for rolling out dough but this recipe make an easy to use rolling dough. The cookies baked are nice and soft and delicious. Well here…

Letters from Santa

Letters from Santa? How about a video message? THIS SITE IS AWESOME,! Visit the Portable North Pole website and create a video message for your children for free! You answer a few simple questions, and then you get a video message sent to your Email address for your children. All done for free. Of course…

Twelve days of Christmas… Day 7

Chocolate bark… How easy! I decide to make peppermint chocolate bark this year to give as an additional little something to co workers, teachers, etc. it looked pretty easy on the different Pinterest boards and recipe sites I searched. Melt chocolate and add ingredients: could it really be that simple? Yes it was! I bought…

Twelve days of Christmas …. Day 6

Ornaments…. What is your Christmas tree ornament tradition? What do you do for your children? If you are like me your tree can not handle any more ornaments. I love them and could probably be slightly obsessed. I blame my mother. When we were little every year on Christmas Eve we were given one present-…

Twelve days of Christmas … Day 5

The thrill of the hunt…. How many of you have the opportunity to cut down your own Christmas tree? One of the benefits of living in the middle of the woods is that on the property there are a ton of trees we can use each Christmas! We love walking through the woods, searching for…

Twelve days of Christmas … Day 4

Sweet visions of sugar plums, or gingerbread! To continue with our Christmas traditions we make gingerbread houses with the kids. Not only is it a great activity but we also use them as decorations for the table too. The kids enjoy making the, ( and eating the candy) and I think they look great on…