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12 Unusual Christmas Wreaths – Decorating Your Front Door

Christmas wreaths are commonly used on front doors, but can also used on mantles and in other areas of the home and garden such as garden gates. Aside from poinsettia plants, Christmas wreaths are one of the most popular ways to decorate your entry for the holiday season.   And nothing quite sets the mood …

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Fudge Brownie Truffles – Tasty Holiday Party Recipe

‘Tis the season for fudge, and brownies, and truffles. These Fudge Brownie Truffles combine all of my favorite tastes in one delicious brownie flavored bite. They are so tasty that they’ll deserve pride of placement on your holiday dessert table. The holidays give me an excuse to cook up a batch or two of my …

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Santa Paint Brush Ornament – DIY Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration

This adorable Santa paint brush ornament is so whimsical and cute. It is very simple to make and inexpensive and will delight the young and young at heart. The step by step directions below will let you make this Santa Claus paintbrush decoration quickly and easily. I have to admit, I am enjoying being a kid …

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Grinch Paintbrush Ornament – DIY Christmas Project with Paintbrushes

My latest creation is this Grinch Paintbrush Ornament. Yes, folks, it is getting to that time of the year. This is the time when my mind goes into overdrive trying to come up with ideas for fun craft decor items to make for the Christmas holiday. Keep reading to see how I turned an ordinary …

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Roasted Root Vegetable Medley – Roasting Vegetables in the Oven

It’s time for a roasted root vegetable medley. This tasty combination is the perfect fall side dish. For me, fall is the time for anything cooked in the oven. I roast vegetables all fall and winter long. Roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness and makes it a cinch to serve them to kids who …

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Best Family Christmas Movies – Must See Xmas Films to Enjoy

These are 10 of the Best Family Christmas Movies that we watch in our home year after year. Are you a fan of watching Xmas movies over the holidays with family? At our house, the tradition starts on Thanksgiving and and continues right up to New Year’s Eve! These are some of my favorite Christmas …

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Cyclamens and Christmas Cactus – 2 Favorite Seasonal Plants

Two holiday plants that I love are cyclamens and Christmas cactus.  Both of these make fabulous indoor plants and give a lot of color to your decor during the cold winter months. During the festive season, there are many different seasonal plants on offer at most garden centers.  They add a lovely touch to your …

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Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles

Today’s featured recipe comes from a friend of mine named Regina who used to blog at Molly Mell.  Regina has sent us this recipe for Brigadeiro – Brazilian White Chocolate Truffles. Regina tells me that normally Brigadeiro is a brown chocolate covered with brown chocolate sprinkles, but since Valentine’s day is coming, she decided to …

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How to Save Money on Holiday Gift Wrapping – Frugal Gift Wrap Ideas

Holiday gift wrapping Does not Mean that you must spend a lot of money on Christmas supplies. There are loads of ways that you can save money. Some take a bit of time and others just take thinking outside the box. There are many items that we have around the home that can be used …

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Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide – 9 Super Kitchen Gift Ideas

Kitchen Gift Guide. Anyone who cooks normally also loves kitchen products and food gadgets, so I have created a Gardening Cook 2014 Kitchen Gift Guide.  If you are looking for something special to treat someone that you love who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this gift guide should give you lots of …

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23 Favorite Holiday Fudge Recipes to Celebrate in Style

This round up features 23 of my Favorite Holiday Fudge Recipes. Some are my own recipes and others have been submitted by blogger friends of mine. The holidays are the one time of the year when I love making fudge and have it on hand all the time. I love it all year round, but my …

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DIY Blue Spruce Stocking Wreath

Make  your Own Blue Spruce Stocking Wreath. A great wreath makes a wonderful welcoming accent to your front door for the holiday season, as well as for other times of the year.  This festive DIY blue spruce stocking wreath is quite different from the circular shaped wreaths so commonly seen at Christmas time and you …

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M & M Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies

These cute M & M Gingerbread Christmas tree cookies will make a great addition to your Christmas buffet table.  They would also be great for your annual cookie exchange. Gingerbread is a common taste during the holidays.  From cookies and houses made of gingerbread, there are lots of options. See my tips for the perfect …

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Tips to Save during the Holidays – Frugal Entertaining

It’s an expensive time of the year! There seem to be so many uses for our dollars when the holidays roll around. These frugal tips will make your holiday season something to remember without breaking the bank. The whole essence of a successful holiday season does not lie in the amount of money you spend, …

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