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Cookie Exchange at the 1905 Cottage!

It's my favorite time of year! And I'm so excited because this is the first year that the 1905 cottage addition is done. I can't wait to spend Christmas in our new home. And one of my favorite traditions is the annual Cookie Exchange. This is the fifth year I have hosted and it really is my favorite. I LOVE meeting new friends and the cookies are amazing. You will love it too! You just make … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Hi there TT&J Readers!! I'm Kristyn from Lil' Luna, and I'm so happy to be here today. Jen is my FAVORITE, and is one of the nicest friends ever. So grateful for her friendship and the constant inspiration she provides. The girl is a creative genius! :) Today I wanted to share a simple recipe for Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa. It has become the kids' new favorite winter drink … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: Recycled Shirt Cuff Pouch

Hi everyone! My name is Cindy and you can find me over at Skip to my Lou. I blog about crafts, sewing, crochet and beautiful handmade gift ideas. I also love celebrating teachers and have hundreds of teacher appreciation gift ideas. I hope you will come visit me if you are looking for more fun crafts and activities. This recycled shirt cuff pouch is the perfect way to wrap up something small … [Read more...]

Christmas Wish List Ornaments with free printables!

Hi there! It's Jen and Jodie from Eighteen25 and we're back again to show you how to whip up some perfect little Christmas Wish List ornaments. You know we are crazy for Jen's Home+Made line and we knew we had to come up with something using these Kraft Pocket Tags. We love to see what the kids have asked Santa for in years past so we thought this was a fun way to preserve those. Here's … [Read more...]

[$100 Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway] Christmas Decorations You Can Make That Don’t Attract Pests

One of my favorite all-time projects for the Christmas season has been sturdy topiaries. This project shows you how to bring a natural look to your mantel and Christmas decor without worrying about attracting pests. (These Christmas decorating tips brought to you by Orkin.) I love holiday DIY - obviously! But I was surprised to learn, and you might be, too, that a lot of holiday decorations … [Read more...]

Naughty Coal Candy

Hey there guys! I'm Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks back sharing another recipe here on Tatertots and Jello. I hate to be the one to say it but can you believe there are only 7 weeks and 2 days until Christmas? While I don't start decorating for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving I am already working on recipes and crafts for the holidays. Today I am sharing a quick and easy recipe for Naughty Coal … [Read more...]

DIY Snowy Wreath Tutorial

Happy Tuesday! It's Holly from My Sister's Suitcase here to share an easy holiday DIY project with you. Now that Halloween is over, it's okay to work on a few Christmas decorations, right?? I like to make a new wreath every year (here's my winter woods wreath from last year), and this year I'm really loving the contrast of white with bright colors. I found an easy way to make a snowy wreath with … [Read more...]

2015 “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Tree and Decor!

It's November and the Christmas season is coming soon!! This year has flown by so fast. I love the holidays and one of my favorite parts of blogging over the past few years has been Michaels Stores annual Christmas Tree Challenge. I love a theme tree!! And since this year is the first year that we will be spending Christmas at the cottage, I loved the idea of basing this year's theme on the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Christmas Breakfast & Brunch Recipes!

Christmas breakfast with the family is one of our favorite traditions. I was so excited this weekend to find these great ideas ... ... 25 Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes! Yum! Read on and get inspired for your own family get-togethers: Mixed Berry Breakfast Cups @ Simply Stacie   Ham, Egg, and Cheese Monkey Bread @ The Seasoned Mom Easy Almond Danish @ Modern Christian … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Last Minute Neighbor and Friend Gifts!

It's that time -- time to share a little holiday cheer with neighbors and friends. Don't have any ideas yet? It's not too late! Check out these great ideas for neighbor gifts... ... 20 last-minute neighbor and friend gifts! Lip Balm Printable Gift Idea @ Dimple Prints   Chai Tea Mix @ Five Heart Home Snow Mason Jar Gift @ Thirty Handmade Days  Chocolate Sugar Lip Scrub @ Live Laugh … [Read more...]