Archive for Holidays

Christmas Salad Recipe: Festive Holiday Salad

This sweet, savory, tangy and crunchy Christmas salad is the perfect side for your holiday meal. Candied sliced almonds, pomegranate seeds, and apples add a sweet crunch to this green salad, then it is topped with sharp, tangy cheese and sweet balsamic dressing. You cannot go wrong with this holiday salad. Follow my tips below to make this Christmas salad extra special. Ingredients you will need: 1 bag mixed greens, …continue reading

Holiday Cleaning – 10 Tips To Get Your Home Holiday Ready

These 10 holiday cleaning tips will not only help you keep your house cleaner, but they will also make entertaining easier. Cleaning a house for the holidays shouldn’t be stressful, so follow the guide below to making your holiday cleaning a breeze. This post is sponsored by Branch Basics and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. The holidays can be a very stressful time of the year. Between cooking, …continue reading


Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe

This Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe is perfect for a fall weeknight dinner side, or as a simple, kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dish. The recipe is both healthy and decadent, and is sure to be a hit with the whole family. While the mashed butternut squash with brown sugar and honey is on the “sweet enough” side, you can happily serve it to your family without the guilt! Some Background on this …continue reading


Valentine’s Day Party Ideas: Valentine’s Day Straw Toppers

These straws toppers are super cute Valentine’s Day party ideas. Make them ahead of time to use as table decor or have the kids make them as a fun party craft using the free Valentine’s Day printable!   Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m so excited to share a super easy, super fun little project with you! Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to make …continue reading


Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks

This post has been sponsored by Mott’s®.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Who’s ready for kids classroom holiday parties?  Did I just see you wince a little bit? Don’t worry!  We’re going to make this painless and even save you some money in the process.  Our Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks are the perfect healthier classroom snack idea.   Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks We have a tendency to like to …continue reading


Easy Valentine Pancakes

Wake up your little sweethearts with these easy valentine pancakes on Valentine’s Day! Well hi there! Let me introduce myself, I’m Kristine from Kristine in between! I wanted to stop by, say hello, and share one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes with you, these easy valentine pancakes! These pancakes have sprinkles on the inside and on the outside, making them our favorite pancakes EVER! When my girls where smaller (they …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Mailbox & Printable Valentine Cards

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Hogs & Kisses Valentine

This may contain affiliate links. I’m not sure who looks forward to Valentine’s Day more, my girls or me.  I absolutely  adore creating something cute for Riley’s class.  Even before she went to preschool, I came up with a creative Valentine for the kids at day care.  With this being her first year in school, as a kindergartner, I could not disappoint.  I made sure I didn’t with these adorable …continue reading


Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Cake

Are you ready for all things Christmas?!  I certainly am!  I’m especially ready when it comes to the fun treats and these Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Cake is no exception!  With each new Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies® treats as a new bough of the tree, it gets built right before their eyes. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies®.  Christmas Tree Rice Krispies Cake My girls really found their …continue reading


Rudolph Pudding Cups

Are you looking for the perfect classroom snack idea for the holidays?  Then look no further!  These Rudolph Pudding Cups are so cute and include minimal supplies.  I was inspired to make these after the viral success of my Penguin Pudding Cups. Rudolph Pudding Cups I told you that the supplies needed for these Rudolph Pudding Cups were minimal.  You’ll need {affiliate links}: Chocolate pudding cups Gold & Red pipe cleaners …continue reading


Melted Rudolph Popcorn

Who is your favorite Christmas character?  There are some consistent Christmas characters that appear over at The Melrose Family.  You can easily find Rudolph and certainly the Grinch.  My girls love the holidays and we especially love cute snack ideas that they can help make like this Melted Rudolph Popcorn. It’s simple, easy and so good! Melted Rudolph Popcorn I was inspired by these simple Rudolph candies to make the …continue reading


Tips to Survive Cyber Monday

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s officially Cyber Monday!  Are you ready?  We have some tips to help you survive. Tips for Surviving Cyber Monday Have a Plan It is absolutely necessary to go shopping on Cyber Monday with a plan.  You have to know what family members have already purchased so that you don’t end …continue reading

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