DIY Burlap Table Runner for holiday entertaining

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspireWithCheese #CollectiveBias When my doorbell rings unexpectedly during the holiday season it usually is followed by a neighbor delivering cookies or a friend dropping by their family card. Most days that unexpected doorbell ring makes me want to run and hide because I'm not prepared with an easy holiday entertaining plan for our home. This year we are ready! The easy burlap table Read More... {Read More...}

Holiday dog treat wreath

At eight years old, our Siberian Husky Sophie is still just as hyper and excited for a good game of "run out the front door when no one is looking" as she was the first time she went out on her own adventure as a puppy. Lucky for us, she's also highly motivated by treats and toys. Our thankful dog treat wreath scored us extra doggy love and a turkey Sophie didn't sneak in and steal from the dinner table. During the holiday season and a house full of yummy treats for people, we are kicking up Read More... {Read More...}

Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayJoy #CollectiveBias The holidays are a time to enjoy the wonderful season with family and friends. But that special time of year also brings added tension to your home when preparing for guests and events. Memories of the holidays in my childhood home are very special to me and I want to create those lasting memories with my children, too. For me, a holiday home begins with Read More... {Read More...}

Thankful dog treat wreath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #PAWsomeGifts #ClausAndPaws #CollectiveBias Our eight year old Siberian Husky, Sophie, is the sweetest and most kind dog. She loves snuggling up to our daughters, kissing their ouchies, and helping find their favorite lost toys. Eight years ago she was the best student in her puppy obedience class and is always on her best behavior when she wants to show off her Read More... {Read More...}

Reindeer Jar Holiday Gift

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MerryAndBright #CollectiveBias There are so many ways to make holidays merry and bright. This year we are spreading holiday cheer by elfing our neighbors with American Greetings and M&M's from Walmart along with some fun crafts like our reindeer jar holiday gift. Our daughters are growing up knowing the holidays are not about gifts, but instead, about the warm and fuzzies Read More... {Read More...}

A Christmas Story fan holiday essentials

The iconic film playing in my home hundreds of times each holiday season has created countless family memories. I've loved A Christmas Story for as long as I can remember watching holiday films with my family. The 1983 Christmas comedy is loved by so many and I know I'm not alone in proclaiming to be the ultimate fan. In our neighborhood every year there is a home with a leg lamp displayed in the front window. Although I would love to have that exact lamp in my home shining brightly from our Read More... {Read More...}

Holiday ready tips for parents

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone #KidfreshToTheRescue #CollectiveBias It's our favorite time of year and we are getting ready for all the seasonal fun. But getting holiday ready isn't just about singing along at your child's school program or addressing your favorite holiday cards. It's also about making sure you don't let the business get in the way of actually enjoying the season. This holiday season I took a much Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Sweater Stocking for Teacher

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #SkittlesBeard #SweetSelfie #CollectiveBias Each year I have a long list of DIY gifts I want to make and then slowly as we get closer to the holidays, I realize I'll never find the time to craft my way through the season. This year I'm starting early and already have teacher gifts complete! My DIY sweater stocking for teacher is filled with craft supplies and favorite Read More... {Read More...}

How to decorate with washable slime

This week we decorated our courtyard for a Slimer party. The washable slime decoration was also perfect for Halloween! Now we have a slimed entrance ready for trick or treaters! It's easy to decorate with washable slime and just as easy to clean up. The "slime" is actually just washable sidewalk chalk paint. How to decorate with washable slime Supplies: green RoseArt Washable Sidewalk Chalk Paint (affiliate link) paintbrush water Mix the chalk and water according Read More... {Read More...}

JELL-O Zombie Donuts Recipe

Zombie donuts are a perfect treat for Halloween and to celebrate the premier of your favorite zombie show. JELL-O Zombie Donuts are ooey, gooey chocolate treats oozing green zombie guts. Are zombie guts green? Who really knows but these donuts are! JELL-O Zombie Donuts Recipe Ingredients: Lime JELL-O Green chocolate melts Green sparkle gel White cake mix (prepared according to box instructions)  Fold the lime JELL-O into your prepared cake mix.  Pour the Read More... {Read More...}