Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

Have you decided what to give your children’s teachers for Christmas this year? When I taught school, I received many thoughtful gifts from parents and students. My favorites were gift cards, homemade and store-bought goodies (let’s face it — I have a sweet tooth!) and fun things the kids made for me. Today I’ve collected … Read More

Amazing Million Dollar Double Chocolate Fudge Recipe

I may or may not have eaten fudge with my breakfast this morning. And yesterday. And with my lunch. I am not ashamed. I finally whipped up a batch of my mom and Grandmother’s famous Million Dollar fudge early enough in the season to share the fudge recipe with all of you before Christmas. It’s … Read More

Holiday White Chocolate Popcorn with Sea Salt

White chocolate popcorn is one of my favorite Christmas treats. The chocolate, salt and popcorn are such a yummy combination. Also, something about popcorn in a recipe makes me feel like I’m consuming fewer calories. Am I right? I decided to tackle making it myself this year, and I love the results! With festively colored … Read More

Combine Mad Libs and iMovies for the perfect party game!

Hi, everyone. Sorry I’ve been AWOL so long. My family is still in the middle of a move, but I’ve managed to find a few minutes to share one of my favorite new party ideas! I’ve mashed together the classic game of Mad Libs and the modern trend of creating iMovie trailers. The result is tons of … Read More

Simple Service Projects for Teens to Try Today!

Do you have teenagers or younger children looking for opportunities to serve in the community? We’re always on the lookout for great service projects for teens and kids. A favorite project in our home is making simple fleece blankets. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, and it’s fun to throw in a favorite movie or visit … Read More

The Cutest Paper Christmas Trees!

You guys, I’m sharing the cutest paper Christmas tree craft today! I’ve had this idea kicking around ever since I made these paper cone Santas. I guess I’m stuck in a paper cone phase. (And what a fun phase to be stuck in! They make the most amazing crafts!) So cute, right? I know. The hardest … Read More

25 Amazing Santa Kids Crafts to Try Right Now!

I love December. The kids have vacation, so there’s lots of extra time for serving and crafting! Today I’m sharing a little “ho, ho, ho” magic with Christmas crafts that feature Santa Claus! Amazing Santa Claus Christmas Crafts RELATED: 80+ Projects to Make with Your Kids, The Brilliant Christmas Tradition Your Family Should Start Today, Super … Read More

Easy Steps to Build a Gingerbread House with Graham Crackers

Last week I showed you how to assemble Gingerbread Houses in minutes, but I only showed how to assemble a house with gluten-free crackers. Since regular graham crackers have a different shape, I wanted to show you how to build a regular graham cracker gingerbread house, too! How to Build a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House I hope you … Read More

The brilliant Christmas tradition your family should start today!

Last year, our family started the best Christmas tradition ever! Since our extended family often gets together for the holidays (with 24 people in one house), we are always on the lookout for meaningful activities to do together each night for Christmas devotionals. This year, two of my sisters brought handbells, and a new tradition … Read More

Turn any surface into a Lego table in minutes!

We have an addiction at my house. It’s Legos. My kids cannot get enough Legos! I have finally put my foot down and said no more, but I still need a place for the kids to play with the Legos they already own. We’ve always wanted a Lego table, but we don’t have the space … Read More