Christmas Crafting

Today we’ve got some last minute (and not so last minute) fun ideas that can be quick or can keep those kids busy for hours!

Lit jars perfect for dark winter nights

Yarn candy canes

Candy cane sign-post

Joy-ful tidings greeting card

Snappy soldiers

Paper drops

Cloth candy canes

Good fortune walnuts

Downhill racers

Sandy gingerbread

Drying mittens greeting card

Spoon snowshoes

Jute and jingle bell decoration

Paper bag ginger-friends

Wood sled

Paper plate angels

Angel ornament

Adorable angel decoration

What are your last minute Christmas preparations and fun ideas?  Merry Christmas!

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Cooking for Christmas

Today I’ve got some delicious recipes to help you enjoy your holidays.  Get ready, Christmas is almost here!

Brunch

Crepes

Gruyere popover sandwich

Chocolate coffee cake

Mini honey fruitcakes

Banana nut french toast

Winter smoothie

Chocolate turnovers

Apple almond cinnamon strata

Appetizers

Crab salad canape

Crispy prosciutto cups with pear

Herb breadsticks

Cheddar biscuits

Cheese fondue

Spinach and goat cheese tartlets

Red curry chicken wings

Flamin’ cajun riblets

Corn cakes with garden relish

Edamame-lemongrass hummus

Dinner

Cranberry chutney

Butternut squash and mussel soup

Baked clams oreganata

Mushroom risotto with peas

Fig and orange glazed ham

Swedish meatballs

Toasted ravioli

Pecan-Parmesan pork

Pork with cherry and wild rice stuffing

Slow-roasted beef tenderloin

So what are your favorite things to cook for the holidays?  Share your ideas in the comments!

Santa and His Little Helpers

Today we’re taking a look at some fun crafts and holiday decorations related to Santa and his little elf helpers.  Don’t forget to share your creative ideas below too!

Shelf sock elves

Elf hat garland

Santa napkin rings

Pasta Christmas elf

Santa card

Craft stick Santa

Boy and girl elf stockings

Santa swizzle sticks

Sleigh and reindeer

Santa votive candles

Elf ornament

More Santa inspired cards

Santa and Rudolf finger puppets

Cute Santa paper ornament

Jolly Santa pillow

Pinecone elves

Santa and bird pillow

Santa stocking

What fun Santa and Elf inspired decorations and crafts do you enjoy?

Celebrating with Animal Friends

Today we’re looking at some cute and friendly animals to help us celebrate the holidays.

Red nosed wreath deer

Reindeer ornaments

Clay pot penguins

Penguin snowglobe

Birds in trees greeting card

Polar bear family card

More reindeer ornaments

Friendly penguin

Friendly reindeer

Almond birds

Felted owl

Reindeer slippers

Dala horse

Partridge ornament

Cardinal ornament

Dove garland

What fun decorations do you have with animal friends?

Celebrating Cookies

We’re continuing our celebration of Christmas today with some delicious cookie recipes!  I love cookies so this is always one of the things I check out at each holiday party!

Santa hats

Chocolate batons

Ice cream treewiches

Apricot thumbprints

White chocolate cranberry

Chocolate espresso snowcaps

Pffernussen

Pecan lace

Honey almond cherry shortbread

Mini peppermint meringue cups

Cranberry noels

Cream cheese walnut cookies

More Santa hats

Madelines

Stareos

Tropical fruitcake cookies

Vanilla crescents

Butter pecan cookies

Rugelach

Santa’s jellybean cookies

Chocolate chip shortbread

Dutch spice

Peppermint candy cane twists

Blackberry strudel

Lemon blueberry

Chai spice cookies

Chocolate melting snowmen

Christmas sandies

Snowball trees

Eggnog spritz

Dreidels

Some healthier options:

Cocoa nutmeg snickerdoodles

Ginger pecan oatmeal crisps

Gingerbread

Gluten free chocolate peppermint snaps

What are your favorite holiday cookies?  Share them below!

It’s a Green Christmas

We’re starting off our month-long celebration of all things holiday with trees and wreaths!  Share your fun project ideas below too!

Trees:

Trio of trees t-shirt

Pine pin and card

Tree place card

Clay pot trees

Elegant engraved tree cards

Creative tree t-shirt

Retro tree card

Crochet tree

Contemporary tree card

Adirondack tree skirt

Christmas tree napkin holder

Embroidered tree

Gift tag with sequins

Wreaths:

Jingle bell wreath

Tubular advent wreath

Confetti wreath

Candy wreath

White pinecone wreath with cardinals

Traditional pinecone wreath

Pinecone star wreath

Folded paper wreath ornament

Quilled wreath ornament