Dec 052016
 

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When I shared Gram’s recipe for Corn Fritters with you the other day, I mentioned how this time of year is when I seem to miss her most.  Spending time in the kitchen with her was something I always loved.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

I’m fortunate to have many of my favorite recipes that were hers on recipe cards in her own handwriting.  For many years she always tucked one or two into my stocking at Christmas so I could add them to my collection. Continue reading »

Dec 022016
 

Disney’s The BFG was my surprise hit of 2016.  The story is a childhood favorite for many, so I expected the movie to be good. What I didn’t expect was for it to be great – which it was.

Make these easy DIY Dream Jars inspired by Disney's The BFG! Just 3 items needed, including my free printable labels

The visuals of the movie were especially amazing. One of Bubbles’ favorite parts of the movie was when Sophie and The BFG went to Dream Country to collect the dreams.  It was absolutely magical to watch the dreams zip around while Sophie chased them with delight. Continue reading »

Dec 012016
 

Bubbles loves Shopkins and I have to admit that I do too!  We love the mystery of what’s in the little blind bags and then matching them up to the guide to find the name and rarity.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

She’s been very interested in the advent calendars we’ve seen in stores this year.  I had been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY advent calendar so with her newfound interest in them I decided now was the time. Continue reading »

Nov 302016
 

Watching Christmas and holiday movies is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season.  In fact as a tween and teen (okay, fine, and as a college kid) on Christmas Eve I would stay up as late as I could manage to keep my eyes open and watch them.  Considering we opened gifts at 5 a.m. I think I even managed to pull a few all-nighters.

New Holiday Movies for 2016 include Kate & Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel's Winter Wonderland, and more

I have a few tried and true favorites that I have to watch every year: Elf, The Santa Clause, The Polar Express.  I also like to check out new releases in the hopes of discovering a few new favorites each season. Continue reading »

Nov 292016
 

Finding Dory was one of our favorite movies from this past year.   The entire family was excited when the DVD showed up on our doorstep from our friends at Disney.  To celebrate it’s arrival and our Finding Dory movie night I decided to make some quick Finding Dory pretzels.

These Finding Dory pretzels are a fun and easy partner to a Finding Dory party or movie night. Use candy melts & a couple quick tips to make Dory & Nemo pretzel rods!

I started by making the Dory pretzel rods and then I decided that I also wanted to make Nemo pretzels, too.  No mess and something you can easily eat with your fingers they were the perfect movie night snack. Continue reading »