Finger Foods

Finger Foods

Joe and I were planning out our Christmas menu last night and it made me giggle how much we love our finger foods.  I swear we've decided on 6 different finger foods and it's just us and my parents coming.  It's Christmas though so we're entitled to it, right?!  The thing that I love about Finger Foods is that most of them can be eaten any time of … Read More...

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Christmas is such a magical time of the year and making memories with those you love is priceless. My best friend since junior high and I got together with her grand kids to make gingerbread houses this weekend. Last year I made one for them and a few weeks ago when we talked about getting the girls their dad said that he thought the girls would … Read More...

Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you believe that Christmas is a week away?!  I'm seriously not ready.  I feel like I have about a million and one things left to do and I just keep adding more and more to my plate.  I've come to the realization that I need to make some of my Last … Read More...

DIY Christmas Decorations: Marquee Star

DIY Christmas Decorations Marquee Star

Hello The NY  Melrose Family readers! Tara again from Anything & Everything sharing a super easy DIY Christmas Decorations.  My Marquee Star made with paint stir sticks! I always seem to have an abundance of paint sticks laying around wasting space, so I finally took action and made something fun and unique with them! With just some paint, and … Read More...

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Popcorn by Honey Lamb and I

You've probably noticed my recent infatuation with all things popcorn lately.  It's even taking over my IG account as you've seen all the behind the scenes recipe development.  I decided to stick with the theme when I was choosing my favorite link from last week.  With over 600 posts shared you all did not make my decision easy.   This Peppermint … Read More...

Perfect Last Minute Gift Ideas for Him

Perfect Last Minute Gifts for Him

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Great Clubs for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a him in your life that is difficult to find that perfect gift for?  No matter if it's your dad, brother, husband or boyfriend, finding the perfect can be difficult.  My husband is like that.  Unless, of course I'm looking to spend … Read More...

How to Protect iPhones

Protect iPhones

Last Spring my brother-in-law got married on Captiva Island in Florida. We all traveled down for the wedding and my husband's side of the family all stayed in a house that we rented. Now this is going to sound a little like the Christmas song the 12 Days of Christmas, but here we go anyway. The house consisted of my family of four {4.5 year old and … Read More...

Easy Holiday Appetizers

Easy Holiday Appetizers

We are in the midst of the holiday season, which entails all sorts of activities that you've probably already seen on my IG account.  This weekend is especially busy with my side of the family's annual Christmas Party and then our Christmas Cookie Exchange the following day.  I'm need all sorts of inspiration.  Luckily, I've been collecting … Read More...


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