Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 New Year's Subway Art Printable

2010 was definitely the year of subway art, so it's only fitting to end the year with one last fun printable. Place it in a simple frame and it'll make a great addition to your New Year's table decor. Download the FREE print from Custom Printables HERE

Monday, December 27, 2010

Free New Year's Disco Ball Party Printables

This fun & sassy New Year's disco ball party collection includes an invitation, cupcake toppers, banner, party labels and food tents!

Everything you need to throw a fabulous party to ring in 2011! Just download, print & decorate!

I'm loving the Tiffany Blue (and can't wait to pair it up with lots of silver accessories)! Get the free printables designed by Piggy Bank Parties at Catch My Party HERE

Friday, December 24, 2010

Warmest Wishes!

From our family to yours...

Wishing you a joyous holiday season
Happy New Year!

Cheers to 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coffee Mug Gingerbread House

Simply adorable! Surprise your family Christmas morning with a cup of hot chocolate adorned with a gingerbread house cookie! Get all the details from Not Martha

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Melting Snowman Cookies

Meet my cute little snowman cookie friends!

If you're still needing to bake some holiday treats, these cookies are sure to be a huge hit!

Made with a classic sugar cookie recipe and topped with royal icing (allow the frosting to dribble down the cookie for a puddle effect). The marshmallow heads are popped into the microwave for 20 seconds to give it a wonky shape. Add final features using decorative icing.

My lovely little assistant!

The little ones love to help make the cookies but don't be surprised if they eat more than they make :)

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Magic Reindeer Food

If you're planning on having a children's holiday party or sending treats to their school, Reindeer Food is guaranteed to be a big hit with the little ones! It's great to get them involved with making it and start a new holiday tradition.

On Christmas Eve, sprinkle this magic reindeer food on your lawn. The sparkle of the glitter in the moonlight & the smell of the oats will guide Rudolph to your house!

Want to create some too? Feel free too download my label HERE.

What you'll need:
Dry oatmeal
Cellophane treat bags

*Another option is to use colored sugar. It will still give the sparkly appearance, without being harmful to actual animals who may end up eating it.

Sprinkle it on the lawn, driveway, or apartment patio to entice the reindeer and give them something to munch on while Santa delivers his sleigh of goodies.

Reindeer Food is perfect for those (young & old) who love the magical Christmas season!

Happy Holidays!

I'm linking to these fabulous parties!

Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY Snowman Kit

This is such a fun idea!
Being a California girl, I've only touched snow maybe 4 or 5 times in my entire life (some say I'm winter deprived, some say I'm lucky. Haha)! So being that I've never made a snowman, I'm loving this DIY kit idea from Make It Do. What a cute (and affordable) gift the whole family can enjoy. Get the details HERE

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Preschool Printables

Homeschool Creations has an adorable FREE Gingerbread Baby Preschool Pack filled with all sorts of fun activities. Get it HERE

Confessions of a Homeschooler put together some fun FREE Christmas activities for preschoolers. Get the printables HERE

I printed several of the these and gave them to my daughter's preschool teacher. It's so fun hearing her tell us how she & her classmates had a blast doing the projects and learning from them.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Minty Chocolatey Cookie Goodness!

Tis the season for holiday baking and cookie exchanges!
If you need a quick and easy recipe (my favorite words these days!) then you've got to give these a try. The chocolate chunks and touch of mint make for a perfect combination!

1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food color
1 egg
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

1. Heat oven to 350F. In a large bow, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chunks

2. Using teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

For an extra special touch, drizzle cooled cookies with melted chocolate

Yields 36 cookies.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Personalized Video From Santa

Love this! You can send a FREE personalized video from Santa from the Portable North Pole (PNP) to anyone you like from toddlers to adults. A fun Christmas surprise to send to someone or let the kids watch their very own video over (and over and over) again! Go HERE to get started!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snowmen Cupcakes

Tis the season for yummy treats (yahoo)!
If your short on time or just not the baker-type, you can whip up these adorable snowmen cupcakes using store-bought cupcakes!

  • Dip frosted cupcakes in sparkling sugar
  • Use mini M&M's for the eyes
  • Candy orange slice halves for noses
  • Gumdrops and licorice for the earmuffs
  • And pink sprinkles for rosey cheeks