Cozy Coozy

cozy coozy

Crocheting is one of the crafty arts that can be tricky at first, but very rewarding once mastered.  There are many styles that can be learned, but I think that double-crochet is one of the easier methods to learn for a beginner.  This DIY mug cozy coozy can be made by all skill levels.  It [...]

Carrot-Coconut Soup


There are Christmas bins, boxes of presents to be wrapped/shipped and piles of laundry all over my house – but it’s not stopping me from making another pot of this velvety carrot-coconut soup for the second time in a week. I first got wind of this recipe while reading one of my favorite blogs, Orangette. I [...]

Christmas Paper Garland

paper garland

My sister is a crafting fool when it comes to making something festive to decorate her house with. She amazes me all of the time with the stuff she comes up with. When I saw that she made a paper garland look like this, I had to find out how in the world she did [...]

Angelle’s Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

frosted cut out cookies

My BFF Joy is back to give us another favorite family recipe for the holidays. Sugar cookies are a weakness of mine, so when Joy had me try these years ago, back in college, I could have eaten the entire batch if left alone. Over the weekend we had a cookie decorating party with Oliver [...]

Gingerbread Pancakes

gingerbread pancakes

My sister and nieces came over Sunday and we had a cookie decorating party that left us frazzled, happy, and sprinkles everywhere. I made these gingerbread pancakes for breakfast to nourish all of our bellies in preparation for that mad cookie decorating and they were demolished in a matter of minutes. I’ll have to say, [...]

Mantra Band Bracelet Giveaway!

mantra band pic

  Can I tell you something? This week has been hectic. With all the catching up to do from Thanksgiving week, family in town, and a house full of sicklings, loads of laundry have gone untouched and just looking at it scares me enough to turn around and walk away. I have bins of Christmas [...]