Archive for Holidays

Give the Gift of Family Memories

The holidays always make me nostalgic.  I love finding the perfect gift idea for everyone on my list, but sometimes you manage to hit the jackpot with a gift idea.  This year join me in giving the gift of family memories with Thymes Frasier Fir candles.  If you’ve ever had a fresh Christmas tree then you know the type of memories that I’m talking about.   Let me take you …continue reading


Printable Santa Wish List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Toys“R“Us for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not sure who gets more excited for Christmas, my girls or me.  There are people out there that can’t stand the fact that Christmas trees are in stores the day after Halloween.  I am not one of those people.  I love it!  In order to get ahead of the craziness …continue reading


Penguin Pudding Cups

 We love cute, easy holiday inspiration.  Since both of my girls are at an age where they appreciate the cuteness, I take full advantage of it because before I know it I’ll have teenagers that want nothing to do with all my cuteness.  Although, who in their right mind could possibly say no to these Penguin Pudding Cups?  They are just too cute!   Penguin Pudding Cups I love crafting …continue reading

Family Photo Book Gift Idea

There are gift ideas and there are personal, gorgeous gift ideas that get a reaction out of the gift recipient.  I love giving the gift that gets “that” reaction.  I especially love it when I’m able to get that from a family member.  It means I’ve done my job.  This Family Photo Book Gift Idea is one of those gifts. Family Photo Book Gift Idea My girls love seeing themselves …continue reading


Skeleton Rice Krispies Pull Apart Cake

Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Are you ready for all the spooktacular fun?  We created a Skeleton Rice Krispies® Pull Apart Cake that is easy and delicious.  The kids loved watching the skeleton come to life right in front of them as we molded each Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies® treat into a bone. This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Kellogg’s®Rice Krispies®.  Skeleton Rice Krispies Pull Apart Cake Kellogg’s®Rice …continue reading


Thankful Handprint Pumpkin

I just have to share this project again!  It adorns our kitchen table every Fall and it’s always admired.  Isn’t there just something about those itty bitty handprints that just do you in?  I love decorating with them as you’ve seen from my Sea Life Hand Print art.  With the time of Thanksgiving upon us, I am always reminded of how thankful I am for my beautiful family.  This time last year …continue reading


St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

These Colorful Slice and Bake St.Patrick’s Day Cookies are an easy, festive way to enjoy colorful and bright sugar cookies without using a single drop of frosting! Colorful Slice and Bake St.Patrick’s Day Cookies Hi Everyone! This is Aida from The Crafting Foodie, and I’m so excited to share my Colorful Slice and Bake St. Patrick’s Day Cookies with you.  As always I’m super excited to share some of my …continue reading


Printable Bunny Basket

Hello Melrose Family fans, it’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. Easter is coming, and I just realized how close it is! Anytime Easter is in March, it sneaks up on me. So with only a couple weeks until Easter, it’s time to start crafting all things bunnies. That is why I made these adorable Free Printable Bunny Baskets. FREE PRINTABLE BUNNY BASKETS   These bunny baskets actually came about because …continue reading


St. Patty’s Day Melted Crayon Art

This St. Patty’s Day Melted Crayon Art is one of my favorite projects to date! But maybe not for the reason you’d guess…. Oh, it turned out beautifully, and I’m displaying it proudly. This may contain affiliate links.  Please only purchase if you could use the items recommended. But my favorite part of this melted crayon project is that my youngest daughter helped me create it. “Helped” doesn’t really do …continue reading


Easy Carrot Cake Recipes

Can you feel Spring in the air?  It’s here in NC, which makes me want a carrot cake recipe.  I’m not talking about one with loads of cream cheese frosting and full of sugar either.  I want something delicious and still nutritious.  Plus something quick and easy is always in my repertoire.  These Easy Carrot Cake Recipes are just that!


Easter Bunny Egg Ring

This may contain affiliate links. Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner already?  It’s in March this year, which means that Spring time comes that much earlier.  At least that’s my thinking living in North Carolina now.  It’ll be in the high 60’s this weekend!  In order to get a little spring in your step about history, I made this adorable Easter Bunny Egg Ring that is …continue reading

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