Happy Hanukkah

Today we’re taking a look at Hanukkah related food and fun.

Food:

Hanukkah jelly doughnuts

Sweet potato latkes

Parsnip latkes

Basic potato latkes

Rugalach

Homemade gelt

Beef brisket with dried fruit

Spice and honey roasted carrots

Roast vegetable tsimmes with apricots

Classic challah

Harvest apple challah

Whole wheat challah

Cinnamon apple raisin challah

Honey challah with flax

Roast chicken with wild rice dressing

Horseradish crusted brisket with carrots

Gluten free potato latkes

Fun:

Lighted Star of David

Star of David frosted mirror coasters

Star of David card

Craft stick menorah

Glitter menorah card

Plush Dreidel

Menorah in the mail

Hanukkah candle display (video)

Layered star Hanukkah card

Dreidel gift box

Wood menorah

Noah’s ark menorah

Spinning treasures

Paper dreidel garland

How are you celebrating Hanukkah?

12 Days of Christmas, Day 12

Can you believe that today is the day before Christmas?  Me either! Let the celebrations begin!

Food:

Breakfast: Apple almond cinnamon strata

Snack/Appetizer: Herb and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Dinner: Shrimp risotto

Dessert: Red velvet holiday trifle

Cookie: Christmas peanut butter blossoms

Gluten Free: Turtle brownies

Food Gift: Nutty squash dog treats

Drink: Holiday punch

Fun:

Santa: “We believe” Santa clothesline decoration

Trees/Wreath: Wood pallet and ornament ball tree

Angels: Paper fan angel

Cards: Reindeers in the dark card

Ornaments: Toothpick star

Lights: Christmas town candle and jar

Misc Decor: Clay Christmas lanterns

Games: Christmas tic-tac-toe

12 Days Inspired: Drum ornament

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11

Only one more day in our countdown and tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

Food:

Breakfast: Caramel crunch rolls

Snack/Appetizer: Dilled onion cheese balls

Dinner: Fettuccine with lobster, tomato and saffron

Dessert: Chocolate cheesecake candy cane bars

Cookie: Cinnamon sugar roll cookies

Gluten Free: Cherry and chocolate cheesecake

Food Gift: Individual brownie cheesecakes

Drink: Holiday punch

Fun:

Santa: Santa napkin rings

Trees/Wreath: Semi-circular paper tree

Angels: Angel bells

Cards: Christmas tree card

Ornaments: Gorgeous and creative salt dough ornaments example one, two

Lights: Illuminated grapevine spheres

Misc Decor: Mistletoe pomander

Games: Holiday family feud

12 Days Inspired: Shelf sitting pipers piping

Crafting with Thanks

Today we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with some crafts and creations.

Thanksgiving pie garland

Dyed corn husks

Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving party favor boxes

Harvest time corn husk dolls

Thanksgiving pace mats

Treat bags

Ombre pinecones

40 table setting ideas

Pumpkins:

Chenille pumpkins

Rolled paper pumpkins

Accordion paper pumpkins

Fun with Leaves:

Colorful leaf printing

Corkboard leaf trivets

Thankful tree

Fan folded leaves

Fall leaf painting

Paper leaves of thanks

Turkey Time:

Pom pom paper turkey decorations

Stick turkey

Colorful turkey place cards

Scrap ribbon pinecone turkey

Turkey cone hat

Turkey Thanksgiving bowl-ing

Thanksgiving turkey card

Turkey napkin rings

Turkey cupcakes

Gumdrop turkey

What are you crafting and creating this Thanksgiving?

Monster Mischief

Today for our haunted celebrations we’re taking a look at spooky and cute monsters!

Crafts & Decorations:

Monster ate my laundry

Monster candy boxes

Zombie costume

Monster treat pumpkin

Zombie head bowling

Frankenstein’s head

Monster mouth treat holder

Invitation for monster bash

Frankenstein can monster

Tube monsters

More tube monsters

CD monsters

Glove monsters

Patch monster

Craft stick monster

Blow painted monsters

Sock monsters

Monster pencils

Treats:

Coconut monster cupcakes

Devilish eggs

Monster eyeball cookies

Monster brownie pops

Blue blob

Shrunken head caramel apples

Airhead monster cookies

Mini monster cheese balls

What monsters are you scaring up this Halloween?

Light in the Darkness

Today we’re taking a look at a few spooky and fun crafts you can make for Halloween that have to do with light, other than carving pumpkins for the most part though.

Candy corn candle

Glow in the dark floating head

Chalked jar candle

Day of the dead pumpkin

Galaxy pumpkin

Glowing mustache mummy mason jars

Mason jar spooky lanterns

Black carved skull pumpkin

Glowing ghost balloons

Candle creatures

Shivering bat shades

Shocking silhouettes

Halloween candle display

Recycled bottle candy corn lights

Glowing lanterns

Halloween night lights

Halloween ghost lights

Pumpkin jar lights

Pumpkin glass block light

Ghost with a light

How will you light up Halloween night?

Wicked Wreaths

This year I’ve seen some really awesome Halloween inspired wreaths, so today I’ve got a bunch of spooky wreaths you can create at home.

Black and white rag wreath

Orange and black spiders with mesh

Spooky book inspired wreath

Skull and crossbones

Black crow

Rag wreath

Spooky tutu tulle

Wriggling snake

Black silk flowers

Origami Halloween bat wreath (warning! Autoplay video)

Mini pumpkins

Clay pumpkins

Tasteful bats

Mummy wrap

Spider web

Black paper mache

Classy black crow

Google eyes

Simple eye see you

Candy corn

What wreath will you be creating and hanging this Halloween?