Archives for December 2016

Mistletoe Christmas Crate & Cat on the Naughty List

Have you ever watched adorable little children waiting in line for their turn to sit on Santa’s lap, then one of those sweet little cherubs climbs on and proceeds to pull Santa’s beard and push on his belly, just to see if it’s real? Well, if our new little cat was a child, she’d be THAT child. Don’t let looks deceive you. She looks sweet now, but you don’t know what she’s put me through today. I was trying to {Read More}

DIY Christmas Decorations | TotT #49

It’s beginning to look a little like Christmas at my house … finally. I really wasn’t feeling motivated to decorate, but my daughter had a few days off from work and insisted we get busy. We got the tree out of the attic and put the lights on it, and are putting the decorations on right now. While I do that, let’s take a look at some DIY Christmas decorations.  You’re sure to see a few you’ll want to make {Read More}

Hot Chocolate Recipe DIY Chalkboard and Cocoa Bar

My family has been craving hot cocoa, but rather than buy packs at the grocery store, or the even more expensive version from Starbucks, I decided to display a homemade hot chocolate recipe on a pallet frame chalkboard. I plan to make a batch of the homemade mix for each of my kids and attach the recipe card to it. Here’s how I made the hot chocolate recipe chalkboard: I cut pallet wood into two 29″ lengths and two shorter 18″ lengths. I attached the two {Read More}

Simple Christmas Candle Centerpiece

This year the topic of discussion at our Thanksgiving table was all things wedding related. Wedding dates, wedding venues, and wedding colors. One of my sons is engaged, another son is planning to get engaged soon, and so is my niece. I’m overjoyed. Truly. But between bites of turkey and mashed potatoes, my mind was seeing dollar signs lined up like a slot machine. I knew I’d need to tighten my budget’s belt now for all those wedding expenses we will {Read More}

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