• Christmas Decor,  Decor & Organization,  DIY

    DIY Christmas wall decor

      Hi everyone and welcome to our tutorial for this really amazing DIY Christmas wall decor.  This may well become one of our families favorite decorations.     Here’s another look.     I have these decorating the hallway and it adds such a magical touch to an area of the house that is difficult to decorate.  The great thing about these; they are so much easier to make than they look! Gather your supplies:     You will need wooden embroidery hoops like these:   The number of hoops you need will depend on the size of the area you wish to decorate. I used 9 hoops for a…

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    Decor & Organization

    Ornament Tree DIY

    Welcome back.  Today I want to show you how to make this adorable little ornament tree.  I have seen these selling in stores for between $60 and $90 and I thought it didn’t look that difficult to make, so I figured why not give it a try.  You can see my inspiration here.     It only takes a few supplies to get started.  I used a medium sized floral cone because of the size where I planned to display the completed tree, but you can use any size you like.  Here’s one similar to what I used.  If going smaller, I would recommend getting thinner garland and smaller ornaments.…

  • Christmas Party,  Parties,  Sweet Treats

    Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

    The final quick and easy treat for today is chocolate coated marshmallows.  The idea here is to get the delicious taste of a chocolate fountain treat without actually having to get out the chocolate fountain.  My kids love helping coat the marshmallows in chocolate. Simply melt chocolate – I melt the chocolate in the microwave and then use an electric melting pot so that the chocolate stays warm as we are making these and we do not have to rush to finish before the chocolate hardens.   Hold the marshmallow by one end and dunk the other into the melted chocolate.  Then place the half-coated marshmallow onto wax paper to…

  • Christmas Party,  Parties,  Sweet Treats

    Peppermint Bark

    Let’s begin with my son’s favorite, Peppermint Bark.  It’s funny that he likes this at all as he isn’t a big fan of peppermint in general and frequently finds minty flavors to be “too spicy”. Peppermint bark takes about 15 minutes to prepare and another 10 minutes to cool and it only requires 2 ingredients White Chocolate Candy Canes Note: You can use any type of candy cane, however I wouldn’t mix types in the same batch of bark as all types taste a bit different and might not blend very well. The first step is to smash the candy canes.  This step can be quite messy and quiet fun. …

  • Christmas Party,  Parties,  Sweet Treats

    Moose Munch

    Moose Munch Another addictive, and quick, holiday treat is Moose Munch. This scrumptious snack only requires 2 ingredients and some wax paper: caramel popcorn (without peanuts) melted chocolate While you could make the caramel popcorn yourself, the treat would then no longer a quick one to make, so let’s begin with purchased caramel corn.  I often stock up during the Cub Scouts annual popcorn sale. For this treat, I use a chocolate candy coating found in grocery stores, typically in the seasonal baking section.  I melt the chocolate using my microwave’s “melt chocolate” feature – but melting instructions should be listed on the package of chocolate. While the chocolate is…

  • Christmas Party,  Parties,  Sweet Treats

    Quick and Yummy Chocolate Holiday Treats

    Three delicious and super-easy treats we always like to have on hand for the holidays are Peppermint Bark, Moose Munch, and Chocolate Covered Marshmallows.  All three are easy and quick to make.  The Peppermint Bark and Moose Munch can be made ahead of time, but the chocolate marshmallows are best fresh.  All three of these treats are easily transportable. Let’s begin with my son’s favorite, Peppermint Bark.  It’s funny that he likes this at all as he isn’t a big fan of peppermint in general and frequently finds minty flavors to be “too spicy”. Peppermint bark takes about 15 minutes to prepare and another 10 minutes to cool and it…