Conversation Hearts Garland – FREE Printable!!

  Happy Valentine’s Day! Ok, I am a day early, but I finally got around to decorating and I can totally feel the love now! I just love how cute the little Valentine’s Day conversation hearts are, but I really don’t like eating them at all. They are a classic Valentine’s Day tradition, but putting them on the wall seems like a much better idea than eating them, to me! This is a super simple, super cheap decorating idea, that requires nothing more than a…Continue Reading “Conversation Hearts Garland – FREE Printable!!”

Valentine’s Chex Mix

  Welcome to the first edition of Monday Munchies! I just love making chex mix for my coworkers. I have the best coworkers in the world, and I love to show my appreciation through food! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show how much you love those around you too! This is a super simple chex mix that doesn’t even require heating anything up!   PrintValentine’s Chex Mix Ingredients5 Cups Vanilla Chex 1 Cup Vanilla Almonds (I used Emerald brand) 1 Cup Pretzels 2 Cups…Continue Reading “Valentine’s Chex Mix”

Eggnog Muddy Buddies Chex Mix

  Several weeks ago, I found these Eggnog Candy Melts at Walmart. I grabbed them, not knowing exactly what I would use them for, but knew I would come up with something great.     Although Christmas is over, it is still pretty chilly, and that means it is the perfect weather for eggnog. I love eggnog! I also love snack mixes! I decided these eggnog candy melts would be the perfect addition to this Christmasy chex mix. I added craisins, pistachios and mixed nuts…Continue Reading “Eggnog Muddy Buddies Chex Mix”

New Year’s Resolutions

  Happy New Year! This is the time of year when we reflect on the previous year, determine what parts we were happy with, and what we would like to change in the coming year. But the problem with new year’s resolutions is that the vast majority of people have good intentions, but get sidetracked along the way. Life gets in the way. At least that’s what seems to happen to me every year!   But for me, this year will be different! I recently…Continue Reading “New Year’s Resolutions”

32 Stocking Stuffers Under $25

  Am I the only one who has a hard time finding non-candy stocking stuffers for my family? Don’t get me wrong, candy is great, but an entire stocking filled with candy is a bit much. I don’t really remember much of what my parents put in our stocking, other than candy, nuts, and fresh fruit (bananas, apples and oranges). I like to be a little more creative than that though, so I’ve compiled a list of stocking stuffers, for kids of all ages, under…Continue Reading “32 Stocking Stuffers Under $25”

Chicken and Tomato Flatbread Pizza

  Lately flatbreads have become very popular, and I don’t know about you, but I just loooove them! But the right bread can make or break a flatbread pizza. Recently I saw someone buying these in the store, and it sparked my interest to make my own at home. I just threw together a few things I already had on hand, and it came out great!     Ingredients: 1 Stonefire Naan, garlic flavor 1-2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 C Boar’s Head Everroast…Continue Reading “Chicken and Tomato Flatbread Pizza”

Gamma’s Green Bean Casserole

  Ever since I was little, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving has been green bean casserole. As I grew up, I began to realize that the reason this was my favorite dish was because of the way it was prepared. With Gamma’s love, and a lot of CHEESE! The first time I noticed the recipe for this casserole on the side of a can of green beans, and it did not include cheese at all, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had no idea that most…Continue Reading “Gamma’s Green Bean Casserole”

Thanksgiving Footprint Turkey Puppet

Remember the other day, when I told you about my non-messy child? Well, I wanted to do another no-mess Thanksgiving art project with him, so I decided on making a footprint turkey puppet. Baby feet are just so cute, and I want to capture his little feet in as many different ways as I possibly can while he’s still little.   I had originally planned on tracing his foot and cutting it out, but I wanted to be able to see his toes, so I decided…Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Footprint Turkey Puppet”

Gobble, Gobble, Thanksgiving Art

Being a former preschool teacher means I have an endless supply of art activities just stored away in my brain, each related to a specific theme. Thanksgiving art projects are one of my favorites, because you can do so much with handprints and footprints. And who doesn’t love adorable little tiny handprints and footprints??   Little G was sick recently, with yet another ear infection, so while he was home with me, I decided to fill the day with some art projects to keep him busy….Continue Reading “Gobble, Gobble, Thanksgiving Art”

Zombie Eyeballs – YUM!

I love Halloween, and I am a sucker for all easy, cute, dessert recipes. But I am especially a sucker for sweet treats that I can easily bring in to share with my coworkers, whom I adore! When I came across these adorable Zombie Eyeball  treats, on eighteen25, I knew I just had to make some of my own!   I had just seen some caramel apple flavored green candy melts that looked just like the ones used in this recipe, so I decided I wanted to try those out…Continue Reading “Zombie Eyeballs – YUM!”