Christmas Cookie Exchange Party For Kids


Several Christmas traditions never go out of style- and one of those is for sure a cookie exchange party!  Who would pass up the chance to bring their own cookies and get to try a few dozen others!?  I love how Auntie Bea's Bakery set up the dessert table as a Cookie Exchange, but had a little twist on the party, letting the kids decorate their own gingerbread house cookies.  Instead of your … [Read more...]

Holiday Cracker Toffee Bark With Chocolate and Almonds

Toffee Bark - Cracker, chocolate, almond, pretzel break apart bark

often called 'holiday crack' this recipe for cracker toffee bark would qualify for that title. i used my grandma's cracker toffee recipe and jazzed it up a bit with pretzels and almonds to add more on the salty side to this salty -sweet combo.  if you have not made this before - you are in for a serious treat. i highly recommend giving this away as a gift for friends and neighbors as QUICKLY as … [Read more...]

DIY: Ideas to Decorate Clear Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Hi, Michelle here from Michelle’s Party Plan-It  sharing 4 easy ways to decorate clear ornaments for your Christmas Tree!  Not only is this an easy project to do with the kids, but these ornaments make great teacher, hostess and grandparent gifts. Handmade gifts are the best, and if you love to DIY as much as I do, chances are you have most of the items needed for this project on hand! To … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Dramatically Strengthen Family Memories and Traditions

5 easy tips and tricks to dramatically strengthen family memories and traditions

did you know that family memories are the strongest when associated with multiple senses? my strongest holiday memories growing up were ones where we were listening to music, holiday scents filled the air, we were tasting treats or savory dishes, cooking in the kitchen and getting messy - all incorporating sight, smell, taste, sounds, and touch. as i strive to make family traditions and memories … [Read more...]

Cranberry Ginger Orange Holiday Drink

Cranberry Ginger Orange Holiday Drink - 4 ingredients - amazing at ANY holiday party!

this recipe is always a HUGE hit at our holiday parties! this thanksgiving it was a favorite of all the guests! it is easy and only 4 ingredients. its my go-to during the holidays! all you need for this drink is equal parts of.... cranberry juice orange juice apple cider ginger ale garnish with fresh cranberries and sliced oranges and apples! if you are hosting an event with kids, i … [Read more...]

Aloha Energy Bites – Pineapple Coconut Protein Balls

Aloha Energy Protein Bites - with pineapple, coconut, macadamia nut and vegan protein powder

this protein packed recipe will have you dreaming of the islands and summer! aloha bites with vegan protein powder and delicious island flavors make these pineapple coconut protein balls the best!  this post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Aloha, but all my opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog … [Read more...]

Amazing Holiday Treats To Make This Year!


I have a confession; I use Pinterest maybe a little more than the average person should. I pin everything and anything that catches my eye, and I'm always thinking to myself - 'That could come in handy some day' so I pin it anyways. With my busy schedule these days, there's no way I'm ever going to tackle my long list of drool worthy recipes I've gathered unless I plan to open a bakery in the near … [Read more...]

Sparkle, Glitz, & Glam Frozen Party Ideas


Talk about beautiful Frozen Party Ideas & inspiration!  Frozen is one of the most popular party themes this year and it is no doubt that everyone has their own taste when it comes to planning one of these parties for their princesses!  You can go so many different routes with it!  Lynda, from Storybook Bliss, decided to use lots of glass, glitter, and a ton of sparkle in her version of the … [Read more...]

6 Clever Ideas: How to Style Awkward Corners In Your Home

6 Ways to Style that Awkward Corner

I'm sure we all have that awkward corner in the house that you never know what to do with, what to put there, or how to style it so it doesn't look like such an eye sore.  With the holidays right around the corner and family members making their travel arrangements to head your way, I'm sure that dreadful corner is exactly what you don't want haunting you in your sleep. No need to worry anymore … [Read more...]

Jelly Belly Gift Ideas & Stocking Stuffers

Jelly Belly Stocking Stuffer 2

stocking stuffers from Jelly Belly that are perfect for the whole family! products for girls and boys as well as family or neighbor gifts! this Jelly Belly gift ideas & stocking stuffers post is sponsored by Jelly Belly but all opinions are my own. thank you for supporting the amazing brands that make this blog possible!  if you have been a reader for a while, then you already know my … [Read more...]

Cranberry & Mustard Holiday Tablescape

Holiday Centerpiece Tablescape - Cranberry and Mustard 5

did you all have a wonderful thanksgiving?! i sure did! we hosted several families for a potluck 'friendsgiving' and had so much amazing food! it was wonderful to have a full house when we all are so far from our families and nice to be with our resident/military pseudo family! this year i wanted to do a holiday tablescape with decor that could stand the test of time through the fall and into the … [Read more...]

Win $10,000 with Nabisco – Pin your Holiday!

Wheat thins and warm apple pie dip

enter to win $10,000 by pinning your holiday ideas! *this is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own* recently i shared my tips for hosting a 'friendsgiving' and i'm happy to report that it went amazing this year! we had a full house, but that is the way it's supposed to be - we had a great time. one of the tips i gave was to plan for lots of appetizers -don't let people get hangry … [Read more...]

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