25 BEST Bake Sale Treats and Recipes

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
25 Best Bake Sale Treats and Recipes

With all the fairs, holidays, church and school events going on right now we're smack dab in the middle of bake sale season. You know at some point you'll have to face the bake sale table so might as well be prepared. Here's a host of ideas that range from 'I only have 10 minutes to whip up some insanely clever treats' to 'I worked on these for 3 hours and wanna ROCK the bake sale this year!' Choose the one that works best for you, and happy Bake-Saleing! How to Have a Fabulous Bake Sale from … [Read more...]

From Our Home to Yours

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Christmas Ideas and Wrap-Up

Wishing you a {slightly belated} Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year! {cards from Pear Tree Greetings} Everything is belated this week. I just put our Christmas cards in the mail today.  Such is life, right? Prior to Christmas, the temps reached mid-60s so we made our annual trek into the city.  The massive screen at the Comcast Center dazzled.  Note that's just half the screen in this photo. {@MakingLemonade on Instagram} After checking out the outdoor market, we settled in … [Read more...]

Delicious Christmas Menu Recipes + Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Delicious Christmas Menu Recipes + Ideas

Christmas is almost here, do you have your meal plan yet?  I'm so thankful to be hosting friends on Christmas Eve.  Since we have 5 kids coming for dinner and several menu restrictions (including a non-red-meat eater, an only-red-meat-eater, and me, the mostly-gluten-and-dairy-free gal) I'll admit I was perplexed as to what to serve.  Thanks to a recent helpful conversation on Facebook about Christmas meal ideas, we decided on something different this year: appetizers for dinner!  Or if you … [Read more...]

BEST Christmas Punch Recipe: Santa’s Little Helper!

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
BEST Christmas Punch Recipe: Santa's Little Helper

I call this perfect holiday punch recipe 'Santa's Little Helper' for two reasons: one, because it's the name of the scrappy little dog in The Simpsons and I always thought he was cute.  The other is because Mama needs some Santa's Little Helper to get through this massive pile of gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, and halls to deck.  Personally, I use champagne as the bubbly in the punch but if you're hoping NOT to have {double} visions of sugarplums dancing in your head you can substitute Sierra … [Read more...]

Handmade Stenciled Christmas Tree Skirt (No-Sew!)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure .
Handmade No Sew Stenciled Tree Skirt

Once I get an idea into my head, it takes hold and just won't stop-- which is what happened when I decided to stencil a large dropcloth as a handmade no-sew tree skirt this year.  And I'm so glad I persevered, because I'm totally in love with the result even if it took a little while to do all that stenciling!  Now our tree skirt is like a large fluffy snowflake-- protecting the floor from pine needles, allowing the colorful gifts to really pop, and acting as the perfect spot for my son's … [Read more...]