Recipes

Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate. I just cannot help myself when it comes to chocolate! I think I may have a serious problem. I'm pretty much addicted. But it's just so good! And so are these cookies! Have you ever had a chocolate lava cake? Those little chocolate cakes with warm gooey chocolate that ooze out of the middle… Continue reading Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies

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Decor, diy

Farmhouse Style Wall Decor

A few years ago I bought two picture frames from a yard sale. They were unique because they were so tall (or long depending on the way you hang them). I had no idea what to do with them so they sat in my closet for a long time collecting dust. I finally decided to… Continue reading Farmhouse Style Wall Decor

Christmas, Holidays

Christmas 2018

I'm usually really good about putting up all the Christmas decorations before the first day of the new year. However, that just didn't happen this year. As I write this my living room is still Christmas. I went to the basement to get the boxes to pack away the Christmas stuff until next year. Boxes… Continue reading Christmas 2018

Crafts

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

I'm back today with more DIY Christmas tree ornaments! I love making my own ornaments and putting a personal touch to my home decor. It means more to me when I know that I made it myself instead of spending a lot of money on it.  I went to a huge craft fair at the… Continue reading Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Recipes

Christmas Baking

This weekend we had plans to visit a farm. Every year the owners of the farm put up thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. On opening night Santa comes and the kids can sit in the sleigh with him and take pictures. There's Christmas music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a campfire. People from all over… Continue reading Christmas Baking

Crafts

Paint Swirl Ornaments

My daughter and I made paint swirl Christmas ornaments yesterday while the snow was slowly melting. We had a lot of fun making these. They are so simple to make, but do take a while because of the drying time. I had bought a set of clear ornaments for a great deal while Black Friday… Continue reading Paint Swirl Ornaments

Holidays

Christmas in Our Town

Every year our small town holds a Christmas event where everyone gathers together downtown. Downtown is completely shut off and the streets are lined with vendors selling their products, delicious food, hot chocolate stands, rides, games, carriage rides, and pictures with Santa. Some of the stores stay open late so people can shop. The performance… Continue reading Christmas in Our Town

Holidays

Elfster Gift Exchange

Recently I was invited to be a part of an Elfster Gift Exchange with other crafty people from all over. (Elftster is a Secret Santa type of gift exchange.) For this exchange our Christmas gifts to each other had to be handmade  and our budget was $10.00 or under. I made a scarf for my… Continue reading Elfster Gift Exchange