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Holidays / Christmas:

Christmas Recipes:

The Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes
The best Christmas cookie recipes to use for holiday and Christmas cookie exchanges.

Rocky Road Fudge
This rocky road fudge is very easy to make from just a couple of ingredients.

Melted Snowman Cookies
Melted snowman cookies are a fun holiday treat for gift giving.

Snowman on a Stick
Have your elf on the shelf surprise your kids with these snowmen on a stick for breakfast.


Gingerbread Roll
This gingerbread roll cake is absolutely delicious and a great addition to your holiday table.

Crock Pot Chex Mix
How to make chex mix in the crock pot in just a couple of hours.

Candy Cane Bark
This holiday peppermint or candy cane bark can be made into any fun shape with silicone molds.

North Pole Cupcakes
North Pole cupcakes! These fun, festive cupcakes are easy to make and surprise friends and family with this holiday season.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce for Christmas
Homemade hot fudge sauce is the best. Surprise your family and friends this year with this thoughtful, inexpensive gift.

Four Festive Cranberry Recipes for the Holidays
Cranberries are a very versatile holiday food. Not only are they great in cranberry sauce, enjoy them in breads, stuffings, and salads too!

English Toffee
This easy English Toffee recipe has only four ingredients and doesn't require a candy thermometer to make!

Peppermint Oreo Truffles
These peppermint Oreo truffles are a festive holiday dessert to serve your guests for the holidays.

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
These peppermint candy kiss cookies are a fun holiday variation of Hershey's chocolate kiss cookies.

Holiday Peanut Butter Toffee
Peanut butter toffee made from saltine crackers. An easy holiday treat. Yum!

Dipped Marshmallows on a Stick
How to make dipped marshmallows to use to stir hot cocoa. A great holiday gift idea.

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
These homemade peanut butter cups are easy to make for the holidays or any time of year. Four ingredients!

Christmas Decor:

DIY Ornament Wreath
This elegant ornament wreath is very easy to make and can be made from ornaments purchased from the Dollar Store.

Crock Pot Holiday Potpourri
Make your own homemade holiday potpourri for your crock pot with fresh cranberries, orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

Potted Christmas Trees, Is it Worth it?
The pro's and con's of purchasing Christmas trees in pots.

Epsom Salt Snow-Covered Candle Holders
Easy DIY snow covered candle holder made by coating the outside of the candle holder with Epsom salt.

DIY White and Silver Floating Candle Decorations for the Holidays
These white and silver floating candle decorations are easy DIY crafts for the holidays or winter weddings.

DIY Ornament Tree
If you are looking for an easy craft to make to decorate your home for the holidays, then consider making this festive ornament tree made from Christmas ball ornaments.

DIY Silver Grapevine Wreath
You can have this beautiful metallic silver holiday wreath made for your front door in less than an hour.

Easy Apple Centerpiece
This apple centerpiece is a great accent for your holiday decor.

Christmas Crafts:

Six Easy Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers
Six fun snowman crafts for preschoolers to do during the holiday or winter season.

Cinnamon Stick Reindeer Ornament
These cinnamon stick reindeer ornaments are easy to make and give as gift for the holidays.

DIY Peppermint Tray
This DIY tray made from melted peppermints is fun for displaying cupcakes and other holiday treats.

Easy Felt Christmas Tree for Kids
This felt Christmas tree is so easy to make. Kids will love decorating it over and over again.

Two Easy Reindeer Crafts for Kids to Make
Two easy reindeer crafts that kids can make at home during their Christmas vacation from school.

How to Make a Tin Can Luminary
How to make an easy tin can luminary for Christmas or any other holiday.

Keepsake Christmas Ornament Box
How to make a decoupage box to store keepsake Christmas ornaments in.

Candy Trains
These fun easy candy trains are a great inexpensive gift to give to kids for the holidays.

Fun Holiday Math Activities for Kids
Kids love to learn math when fun and games are involved. Here are some fun holiday math activities that any child would enjoy.

Holiday Cards Stitched with Love
Impress your family and friends with simple, homemade holiday cards you can stitch yourself.

Greeting Card Organizer
While making my weekly rounds of yard sales with my mom and daughter, I ran across the neatest little album that was sold by Hallmark many years ago--it is an organizer for greeting cards!

Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
Lighted potpourri jars are a festive addition to any holiday decor. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and make great hostess gifts.

Gift Giving:

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Home Canners
Ten holiday and Christmas gift ideas for home canners and canning enthusiasts.

DIY Travel Sized Sewing Kits
How to make easy DIY travel sized sewing kits from pot holders. A great homemade gift idea for the holidays. We made these to put in shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

5 Ways to De-Spoil Your Kids
It is never too late to de-spoil your kids. Start today, and watch as your children learn how to work hard and become good stewards of their money.

How to Mail a Care Package
How to prepare a care package to send in the mail, including tips for mailing canning jars.

Homemade Dog Biscuits
These homemade dog biscuits are an inexpensive last-minute gift for any dog lover on your holiday gift list.

Ice Cream Sundae Kit
These ice cream sundae kits are easy last minute gifts for the holidays or any time.

5 Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Teachers You Can Do This Week
Five inexpensive DIY holiday gifts for your children's favorite teachers.

3 Inexpensive Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen
Three inexpensive gifts from the kitchen: homemade hot fudge, cookies in a jar, and flavored honey.

Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Teen Girls
Easy stocking stuffer gift ideas for teen girls.

Christmas Traditions:

Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf is fun holiday tradition for the entire family, your children will love sharing in the elf's mischievous adventures.

Magic Candy Canes
Fun new holiday tradition to start with your kids.

Elf Donuts
When you leave Santa his cookies, don't forget to leave some donuts for his elves.

Writing the Perfect Christmas Letter
Tips for writing a family Christmas letter.

A Christmas Ornament Tradition
Ideas for starting a Christmas ornament tradition in your family.


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