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Gift Ideas for The Twelve Days of Christmas Days 7-9

I love doing the 12 Days of Christmas! But sometimes thinking of what to give can be difficult. So here are gift ideas (most are under $10.00) for days 7-9 of The 12 Days of Christmas… Day 7: Seven Swans a Swimming A Swan Bracelet Swan figurine toy Swan swimming suit Swan Princess Pin Brooch

How to Make a Dollar Store Christmas Wreath

My friend wanted to make a Christmas Wreath. She asked me how to make one inexpensively—if at all possible. I told her to come on over. In just a few hours, we went shopping at the dollar store, set out the supplies, and made a wreath! Although I already had the wreath base that I bought

Gift Ideas for The Twelve Days of Christmas Days 4-6

I love doing the 12 Days of Christmas. Sometimes thinking of what to give can be the most difficult part. So here are gift ideas for days 4-6 of the 12 Days of Christmas… Day 4: Four Calling Birds Four Calling Birds Snowbabies Dream Figurine  Four Calling Birds Christmas Ornament A Bird call  Four Calling

DIY Deluxe Pedicure Gift Box

I’m of European decent. I call myself a ‘European mutt.’ Included in my family tree are ancestors who are German, Swiss, Dutch, Danish, English, Swedish, and Irish. Thus, the desert dry-hot and desert dry-cold weather does nothing but dry out and damage my skin. It seems like no matter what I do, my feet are always

Gift Ideas for The Twelve Days of Christmas Days 1-3

Below you will find gift ideas for the first 3 days of the 12 Days of Christmas. I’ll be posting a few more times for the last 9. Some gifts are expensive, others inexpensive, most are between $5-$10.00. Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree A Partridge in a Pear Tree book with good

How to Gift the Twelve Days of Christmas to a Recipient

When I was maybe six or seven, I remember my great grandfather saying that he had had the 12 Days of Christmas gifted to him anonymously. He spoke fondly of receiving a gift each day and trying to find out who the giver was (which he never did do). I was so grateful that someone

How to Make a Fondant Cake For Beginners

I’ve never used fondant until last week. And to be honest I have always been a little scared to try it. But I decided to give it a whirl when I was out shopping for my daughter’s first birthday and I found this multi pack of different colors of fondant on sale. It wasn’t nearly as

D.I.Y. Easy Winter Wreath

I made this winter wreath a few years ago, and I still love it a lot. It was very simple and inexpensive. Further, it is great for all winter, not just Christmas. Instructions  #1- Get a grapevine wreath.  They are very inexpensive here, can be found at craft stores, or if you have an old

Quick and Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe has been in our family for over 50 years. It is so moist, simple, quick, and delicious. In under 15 minutes I can have the banana bread baking in my oven and making my home smell delicious. When topped with fresh butter, it is craving worthy! Directions 1. Preheat oven to

Top Retailers Offering Price Match Guarantees

  Many major retailers offer a price match guarantee in their store’s policy. Price matching saves you money and is particularly handy when you would like to make a one-stop shop, when you have a gift card for a store that will match a competitor’s lower price, if you have a discount code or coupon that

The Best Vanilla Bean Frosting

I helped throw this Little Peanut Elephant Baby shower found here and my friend made the most delicious cupcakes (I photographed them below). The frosting is literally the BEST vanilla bean frosting I’ve ever had. It holds its shape nicely for frosting cakes and cupcakes, yet is super soft and smooth when eating. It even

$250 ETSY Gift Card Giveaway

I love Etsy and have found some amazing and unique treasures on the webstore. Like these BabyBoomsie Mocs that my daughter is wearing. They are very high quality, comfortable, and have held up really well! And this artwork for my daughter’s nursery found Here. and here. So because I love Etsy and my readers so much, I’m giving away

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

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