Holiday · Recipes

Milk Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares & Phat Cow Rocky Road Fudge

The recipe for these Milk Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares is as simple as can be. First you bake the shortbread, then layer homemade caramel and milk chocolate on top. They taste heavenly, almost identical to Twix bars if you’re looking for a comparison. You won’t need more than a few bites to curb your sweet… Continue reading Milk Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Squares & Phat Cow Rocky Road Fudge

Crochet · DIY Crafts · Gift Idea · Holiday

10 DIY Gift Ideas

The only thing more special than receiving a handmade gift is crafting one. Today I am sharing a compilation post of my 10 favorite hand crafted gifts that I have shared on this blog. In this post you will find handmade gifts with accompanying tips and tutorials. Most are simple enough for beginners and you should… Continue reading 10 DIY Gift Ideas

DIY Crafts · Gift Idea · Holiday

DIY Mod Podge Photo Ornament

This do-it-yourself project is inexpensive, requires only a few basic materials, and is easy enough for the beginner crafter. Just use your leftover school, holiday, or Santa photo prints to create a keepsake ornament! Get creative with your ornament shape, color combinations, and decorations to make it your own… and whatever you do, don’t forget to make… Continue reading DIY Mod Podge Photo Ornament

Gift Idea · Holiday · Recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

If you’re looking to make a homemade gift this holiday season, why not try a jar gift? They are easy, inexpensive, and loads of fun to create. I made a few of these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie jars at a craft event recently and am excited to gift them in the coming weeks. The… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

DIY Crafts · Gift Idea

DIY Button Paper Clip Bookmarks

I attended a craft event recently where I made these fun button paper clip bookmarks. The possibilities are endless when you layer buttons with embellishments to create unique designs and color combinations. The cost averaged out to around $0.50 per bookmark, making them an affordable DIY gift idea. All you’ll need are paper clips, assorted… Continue reading DIY Button Paper Clip Bookmarks

Crochet · DIY Crafts · Fall

Crochet Turkey Coaster Pattern

I had a lot of fun working up this cute crochet turkey coaster and thought I would pop in today to share the pattern with you. I uncovered it on Pinterest, which led me to Yarn Pixie’s site, which led me to the free pattern. Her instructions are clear, easy to follow, and it works… Continue reading Crochet Turkey Coaster Pattern

Fall · Recipes

Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

I stumbled upon this recipe a few years ago and fell in love. I’ve prepared it every Fall since, usually for my husband’s birthday (pumpkin is his favorite), but it’s also proven to be a big hit at holiday gatherings.  The cake is sweet, rich, and moist… and when paired with a light, citrus frosting, you have the perfect… Continue reading Harvest Pumpkin Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting