• crockpot caramel apple butter | DIY gift idea
  • how to make a photo collage blanket | DIY gift idea
  • kids’ holiday masks to print and color
  • how to cut snowflakes {video tutorial + free templates}
  • wood slice photo transfer + PSE 15 giveaway

crockpot caramel apple butter | DIY gift idea

This recipe for caramel apple butter is easy to make in the crockpot and tastes amazing! Wonderful DIY Christmas gift idea. Comes with free labels for the jars. Slow cooker recipe.

I’m not sure where apple butter has been all my life, but I recently discovered it and wow it’s amazing. I want to put it on everything: pancakes and English muffins and toast and ice cream. And graham crackers. Don’t get me wrong, I love homemade jam, but right now it’s apple butter all the way. […]

how to make a photo collage blanket | DIY gift idea

This is gorgeous! How to make a photo collage quilt or blanket using Photoshop Elements. I really want to make one!

If you’re looking for an extra special handmade gift for someone this holiday season, I have a great idea for you: make a photo collage blanket. Take someone’s favorite photos, have them printed on fabric, and add a fuzzy backing for the coolest gift ever. Seriously, who wouldn’t love one of these? For today’s post, […]

kids’ holiday masks to print and color

Printable holiday masks for kids to color. Easy and cheap Christmas craft for kids - perfect for classroom parties!

If you signed up to help with the kids’ Christmas party this year, or are just looking for a fun, easy, and inexpensive Christmas craft to do at home, this post is for you. Today I’m sharing free downloads for three holiday masks to print and color. There are three different designs: a snowman, Rudolph, and Santa. All you […]

how to cut snowflakes {video tutorial + free templates}

Cutting out snowflakes is one of our favorite holiday traditions! Learn how to cut snowflakes with this video tutorial and free snowflake templates. Easy Christmas or winter craft for kids.

One of our favorite holiday traditions growing up was cutting out paper snowflakes. Every year we would set aside one evening to sit around the dinner table and cut designs, making enough snowflakes to tape up on all the windows so that even if it didn’t snow it would still look festive. This year I […]

wood slice photo transfer + PSE 15 giveaway

Very cool! Learn how to transfer a photo to a wood slice for a cool DIY home decor piece. Great handmade gift idea, too!

It’s that time again! No, not the time when I confess to eating too much ice cream OR the time when I rant about laundry (why is there always so much!?!?) No, it’s the time when I get to show you another thing I made with Photoshop Elements 15 and give away a software box […]

funny t-shirts for teens + other hard to shop for people

Huge list of funny t-shirts for guys, girls, teenagers, men, or anyone else who's hard to shop for. Great Christmas gift ideas for teens. Funny tee shirts.

Ok, teenagers are notoriously hard to shop for when it comes to Christmas and birthdays, right? They’re picky, they want things that are uber expensive, or they say they just want money. Sometimes you just want a gift that will make your teen smile without breaking the bank. Having three teens of my own, I’ve discovered […]

the very best dinner rolls recipe + video tutorial

This is THE BEST easy homemade dinner rolls recipe, and there's even a video tutorial that walks you through every step of the instructions. You can use this recipe to make bread, cinnamon rolls, breadsticks, and more! It's delicious.

I hear a lot of people say: “I wish I knew how to make bread.” That’s because homemade bread is about the yummiest thing in the world. But making bread seems intimidating, and figuring out when to fit learning something new in amongst all the laundry and errands and carpool, etc., just seems like too much […]

25 adorable Christmas treats to make with your kids

25 adorable Christmas treats to make with your kids! Easy Christmas desserts and edible gift ideas.

Ok, there are a lot of things I enjoy about Christmas, but I will admit that making Christmas treats ranks pretty high on my list of best things about the season. For starters, I really like treats. And there’s something about Christmas that makes everything a bit more magical, even the dessert. I grew up making treats […]