Advent calendars have come along way since I was a child. We used the same card-stock, open the door and see a picture calendar every year. Now there are advent calendars that you open to discover chocolates or toys (we’re trying out this Lego Harry Potter one this year) and others that have you moving […]
11 Halloween Picture Books
Halloween is a time of pumpkins, costumes, and candy, but it is also the season for amazing Halloween picture books. Whether you are looking for something cutesy or spooky this list of our favorite Halloween pictures books should have something perfect for you. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler This […]
The Good Egg – Dye-free Egg Decorating
As pretty as dyed Easter eggs can look I’m not really a fan of the whole process so this year we went with (what I thought was) a less messy version of decorating eggs. Our dye-free Easter eggs were easy to prep for, and while not as mess-free as I thought, still a lot cleaner […]
A Book Lover’s Advent Calendar
Start a new Christmas tradition with a Book Lover’s Advent Calendar.
Do Pinterest hacks actually make the cake better?
Search box cake mixes on Pinterest and in five seconds you will see hundreds of posts about how to make a box cake taste better. Some say to increase the eggs, others to add milk and still say to swap out the oil for butter. I had decided to go with a Funfetti cake (even […]
Homemade Gingerbread Houses – Passing on a tradition
Tomorrow is National Gingerbread House Day so I thought it would be a good time to write about one of my favorite holiday traditions: decorating gingerbread houses with friends and family. I honestly don’t remember the first time I made a gingerbread house, my recipe is so old that the paper is brown from being […]