Christmas Dessert Idea: S’Mores Bark

I found a delicious recipe that looked pretty easy and could easily be made into a Christmas treat.  Since Hobbs had a Christmas potluck at work, I had the perfect excuse to try it! This recipe seems to be Tasty's interpretation of the recipe on the Market Pantry Graham Crackers box. Ingredients: Graham Crackers Cooking Spray 2 Sticks of Butter (1 cup) 2 Cups Marshmallows 1 Bag Chocolate Chips (12 oz) 1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Christmas Sprinkles Instructions: - Measure out … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 51: Merry Christmas!

Theme: Merry Christmas! Colors: Red & Green Share Your Planner! … [Read more...]

7QT: Inspection, VIP, Chocolate Pretzels, & Saturday Laughs

#Updates – I think I have pretty much all the non Christmas Eve gifts wrapped! - After 2 years of not being able to get our TERRIBLE electrician to pass our electrical inspection, we found the single greatest electrician in the world.  If anyone in the Chicagoland area needs someone, I have your guy! - We are so relieved that we passed and it's finally over. We even went out to celebrate. - The whole experience has been so stressful.  Maybe I'll write a post about it... - 2 … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 50: Advent

Theme: Advent / Christmas Colors: Red & Green Materials: Christmas Washi - Michael's Christmas Stickers - Target New Stuff: This is my favorite doodle so far from this month's challenge.  (#DoodleWithUsInDecember) Day 5: Ornament.  This is an ornament from one of my favorite Christmas books as a child: Noel (a Little Golden Book).  Has anyone else read it?? A friend sent me my first Tombows so I've been using YouTube to learn how to use brush lettering: I don't know why my … [Read more...]

7QT: Cupcakes’ Birthday Party & Christmas Tree

#Updates – My little Cupcakes turned SIX! I can't believe it!! ^^^ She wore this crown that her teacher gave her for 3 days.  No joke, haha. - Unfortunately, the first big snow storm of the year was really bad and it fell on her birthday party day so a lot of kids didn't show up.  She still had a fun time though. - We got our Christmas tree up! - ^ Cupcakes wasn't feeling well.  Stomach flu came through our house and it was horrible. - Hobbs' work Christmas party was very nice.  We … [Read more...]

A Joyful St Nick Day to All!

I hope you all had a wonderful St. Nicholas Day yesterday!!  Here are my kids' shoes. He actually said, "Oh Em Gee!  That's crazy!"  Hahaha I did some research and found out that St. Nick used to send coins down chimneys to help children in poverty and to save little girls from brothels.  I think I learned a very long time ago that tangerines were great gifts because they were hard to come by (and therefore expensive) and very sweet. Separating St. Nick and Santa They're not to be … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 49: Advent

Now that Cupcakes' birthday is over, my planner is ready to start preparing for Christmas! Theme: Advent Colors: Red and Green New Stuff Look what I got in the mail!!!!  From my "Secret Santa", but I found out it was from one of my best friends.  I can't believe she remembered I had my eye on these Tombows!!! Thanks Peaches!!!!  Now I just have to learn how to use them! Share your planners! … [Read more...]

DIY Birthday Party Photo Frame

Cupcakes' birthday party is coming up and I spontaneously decided to make one of those Photo Frames... I keep seeing them pop up at birthday events and thought I'd give it a try.  Her theme is Shopkins hence the characters.  You can adjust to fit any theme you'd like. Materials Colorful Poster Board White Foam Board Happy Birthday Letters (I used this great bag) Shopkins Coloring Book Printer Paper Brush Markers Mod Podge & Brush Glitter Scissors Exacto … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 48: Cupcakes’ Birthday

Theme: Cupcakes' Birthday Color: Pink Materials: Sprinkles Washi Tape: Target Cupcakes Washi Tape: Michael's December Calendar and Tracker Share YOUR Planner! … [Read more...]

Garlic Parmesan Fettuccini

I found this recipe on Pinterest and now I can't stop making it! It's scrumptious! And pretty easy so win-win. Give it a try; you may even have all the ingredients already! Ingredients: 8 oz Fettuccini (1/2 a box) 2 Cups Chicken Broth 1 Cup Milk Salt & Pepper (optional) 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 4 teaspoons Minced Garlic 2 Tablespoons Butter 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese 2 Tablespoons Parsley (optional) Instructions: ** Pro Tip: Measure ingredients out ahead of time (learned this … [Read more...]