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gingerbread tree is easy to make with stacked gingerbread cookies and frosting

Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Tree

This gingerbread Christmas tree is much, much easier than a gingerbread house. A fun and easy holiday craft for kids to make!

The Ultimate List of Christmas Cookies for Kids to Make

This list of Christmas Cookies to make with kids features lots of no-bake options, and easy recipes perfect for little ones to make by themselves or with light supervision. Get the kids in the kitchen making Christmas Cookies!

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25+ Christmas Gift Ideas for family & friends (under $50)

These are thoughtful and personal gift ideas my family would love to receive. Best of all is that they fall under $50. Most of them...well under that $50! For a food-loving family: A favorite cookbook. Be sure to include one that is kid-friendly, if there are small

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for the whole family

Finding the perfect ugly sweater is one of our favorite parts about Christmas! Every member in the family gets a new sweater for Christmas, usually something a little on the strange side. This year was no different. Katie got the Tree Rex sweater from H & M

Easy Homemade Pesto Pizza Christmas Trees

Holiday parties are known for their festive appetizers and snacks, just like hostesses are known for their fancy tricks in the kitchen and loads of free time to make all of these great party snacks in advance... Yeah, RIGHT!

We aren't going to win any cook of the year awards for these little homemade pesto pizza Christmas trees, I can promise you. But we WILL win for cute, tasty, and easy pizza appetizers, and that is definitely something that we can appreciate in our busy lives! A huge bonus to this recipe is that making them couldn't be easier and it's a fantastic little recipe to get your kids in the kitchen!

So, for your next holiday party, bust out the pizza dough and pesto and whip these cute little snacks together for your guests. You'll be a great hostess and still have time to hang out and enjoy your party!

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Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

Christmas is right around the corner (THIS weekend! Can you believe it?!) and everyone is rushing for those last-minute gifts that will impress their friends and loved ones. The shopping malls crazy, packed with shoppers scrambling for gifts, there's traffic on every road, and stressed-out parents everywhere! It probably sounds better just to stay at home and not fret with malls and toy stores, right? Of course...but where are your gifts going to come from? Don't worry - we've got you covered.

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Personalized Thumbprint Christmas Gift Tags

The season for gift-giving has arrived and we are so excited! We love the process of finding and giving gifts to the people we love. It’s so much fun thinking up gift ideas and hunting for the perfect presents that will make people smile.

Sure, sometimes it can be a stressful process. What do you get for that family member who seems to have everything? Or the sister who always asks for personal defense weapons, like knives? (True story; she’s going to be a cop. Should we be worried?!) There’s only so many options before you need to come up with something truly creative. But even though it can be a challenge, we enjoy it.

And for us, the actual present is only part of the gift. The packaging is almost as important. Think about it; isn’t it more fun to receive a fancy gift with a giant bow and sparkly paper than a gift wrapped in a plastic bag? We think so.

Enter these adorable customized gift tags!

These fun christmas gift tags are just one of the many gift tag variations we use each year to jazz up our gifts. We’re showing them to you because they are so simple and fast. We know you can make them, you will love them, and the people receiving the gifts will love them even more.

While a toy-free Christmas might not work for everyone, it can be a great chance to teach life-long values to your children in this season of giving!

The Argument for a Toy-Free Christmas

Are you thinking of reducing the amount of toys and stuff you gift your children this Christmas? Let me help convince you of why this is a GREAT decision!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

The holidays are almost here, so it’s such a great time to get creative with your decorating. We all have favorite ornaments we like to bring out and put on our tree every year to make our holidays feel festive and special. These DIY Christmas ornaments are easy to make, simple and don’t require many special supplies—most of us probably already have what we need right on hand. Even if you aren’t super-crafty, these ornaments are easy enough for any and everybody!

Visit Mankato--Christmas Lights Festival

This post brought to you by Visit Mankato Find our full disclosure here. Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! Children are at their brightest during the Holiday season, don't you think? Their faces are shining, their eyes are bright, they even seem to have an extra bounce to

Best Father's Day Gifts for Foodies

Does Dad love to cook? Does he love trying new foods and restaurants? Finding something he will love but doesn't already have (or decided he doesn't want) can be very tricky. I guarantee that Dad will love one of these unique foodie gift ideas.

the BEST Gingerbread Cookies

We adore gingerbread cookies around here, because they never fail to make us feel warm & cozy, happy & healthy, & full of joy! This recipe is tried and true with a good snap and great flavor. You'll love this gingerbread cookie recipe! I simply adore my

Caramel Cookie Cup - a family favorite!

Are you looking for an easy Christmas cookie? These sugar cookie cups are filled with creamy caramel sauce for a delicious and easy cookie! Top them with a bit of sea salt for a perfect flavor combo.

Jam Thumbprint Cookie recipe

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas cookie classic that are baked and frozen in mass quantities in preparation for the Holidays. These easy and tasty cookies are such a favorite that I carve out a few hours on a weekend to bake up a batch.

Chocolate Eclair Bars (Feed a Crowd version)

An old-fashioned recipe made by generations with creamy pudding layered on top of soft graham crackers and topped with a homemade chocolate topping. This version is made on a cookie sheet to create a bar format that stretches the recipe to feed a crowd (like my family was ;)). Note: keep reading for some fun old photos of my family!

DIY Song Lyric Art (canvas & Sharpie!)

You only need 2 materials for this charming DIY Song Lyric Art! A sharpie and a canvas to create a personalized piece of art you'll be proud to have anywhere in your home!

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