This week I’ve been wrapping and shipping out Christmas gifts like a mad women and have been trying to plan out the last details for our Elf on the Shelf. My stepson also notified me that chocolate chip cookies are the ONLY acceptable option to bake for Santa Claus (since they’re his favorite), so I’m on the hunt for the perfect recipe. If you’re still in the mood for some holiday baking, this gingerbread bundt cake recipe should definitely be added to your list. It tastes like how I imagine the holiday season would, if the holiday season had a taste. It’s got all of those warm and spicy notes and the glaze is sooooo good too.
With everything going on in my life these last few months, I’m a little behind on my holiday gifts. I just finished crossing everything off of my shopping list, but I haven’t even started wrapping anything yet. Luckily, I’ll still be able to wrap the prettiest packages and they won’t take me very long thanks to this DIY wax seal holiday gift wrap idea! It’s so easy to do and looks so chic!
There’s just something so magical about the scents that bring back so many memories during the holiday season. One of those scents for me is cinnamon roasted almonds being made at the local mall. Granted, I probably loved being at the mall and shopping just as much, but we’d always buy a little paper cone filled with these amazing cinnamon and sugar coated nuts every year, and it’s one of those traditions that I grew up loving and associated with the holidays.
Now that I’m older, I try to avoid the mall crowds as much as possible, ha, but I still LIVE for this sweet treat, so I found a way to make my own cinnamon roasted almonds at home, which I can make in my pj’s without even having to leave the house. The recipe is so easy to make and your house will smell amazing while they bake too! [Read more…]
If you’re still a little behind on the holiday decorating or have yet to get very crafty so far this month, I have a SUPER easy DIY project that you can whip up in an afternoon and it will check off both of those boxes for you! This DIY holiday gift box wreath is so cute and you’ll be shocked at how easy it is to put together.
Now that we’ve covered the girls and the guys, it’s time to talk about some stocking stuffer ideas for kids! I wanted to put together some items that aren’t sweets and are things that kids will actually use. Some of them will even help your lives go a little easier too 😉 Getting them out from in front of a screen and doing something different was also up there on the top of my list, so a lot of these items are great for families, letting them get creative, or learning a few things too. [Read more…]
Tis’ the season for gift giving and one of my VERY favorite things to shop for is stocking stuffers! I love thinking outside of the box and filling up stockings with gifts that people will actually use and enjoy. It’s too easy to fill a stocking with junk that’s just going to sit and get dusty, so take the time to put a little more energy into them and grab some unexpected stocking stuffer gifts that will be a hit! I’ll be sharing 3 different stocking stuffer gift lists this week, and today it’s all about stocking stuffer ideas for her! [Read more…]
Today, I’m sharing the easiest white hot chocolate recipe that you can fix and forget in the crockpot and the CUTEST North Pole stir sticks that will get everyone into the holiday spirit! This North Pole hot chocolate is so easy to make and so much fun to drink! It’s the perfect whimsical treat to sip while sitting near the tree and reading Christmas stories with the kids, or while wrapping presents and listening to your favorite Christmas music! And don’t worry….there’s no age limit for this yummy drink! 😉
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If you guys are anything like me, your pets are members of your family. And including them during the holiday season is a no-brainer for me! Just like the rest of my family, they each have their very own stocking and they also get a festive holiday dinner, just like the rest of the family! I also like to put together a fun little gift basket for each of them every year.
It’s a really fun way to include them during the holidays and even though they probably don’t understand the whole “holiday” thing, they sure do get excited when they smell treats! 😉 If you have dogs or a family member or friend with a dog, you’ll definitely want to make sure to include a dog holiday gift basket on your shopping list this year!
In today’s post I’m sharing some easy ideas for you to put together your very own dog holiday gift basket for your own four-legged family members! And if you don’t have a dog, putting one together for a friend or for your local animal shelter is just as much fun too!