Dried Citrus Ornaments: Natural Holiday Beauty

So many people loved the dried orange slice garland project, so I thought I’d make some whole dried citrus ornaments to decorate the house this Christmas. This took a little trial and error, but in the end they turned out really nice. I tried lemons, limes, oranges and clementines. The orange and clementines worked out the best,… [Read More]

Make Your Own Holiday Invitations – Free Printables

I like to make my own invitations by creating a graphic that fits 4 to a page, and printing them on an inkjet printer. They allow me to be creative, and they’re inexpensive to make. In light of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the US, I have created a couple of fun prints for you to… [Read More]

How to Make a Sugared Fruit Centerpiece

The holidays, or any special occasion for that matter, require a little something special for the table. Although I love using my flowers for a centerpiece, there are times, like during the winter, or even certain times during the growing season, where I just don’t have the right materials available. You can always buy flowers… [Read More]

18 Ways to Decorate with Fresh Evergreens

Fresh evergreens are commonly used for making wreaths for the holidays.  This group of tutorials will give you some fantastic ideas and techniques, to make your front door the prettiest on the block. If you have evergreens growing in your backyard you can easily cut a few branches to use in your decor. Many big box… [Read More]

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Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

My daughter recently came to visit, and brought a delicious chocolate chip banana bread. She told me that she was learning just how easy and fun quick breads were to make. This reminded me of a recipe for cranberry orange bread that I use to make, and since I found some fresh cranberries in the grocery… [Read More]

Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins with Spinach and Parmesan

This recipe for egg muffins came from my desire to eat a little more healthy. As much as I like food, I’ve never been much of a breakfast person. Also, during the last few months, I’ve been trying to eat really healthy, and have been making eggs for breakfast. Easy Breakfast Egg Muffins  However, there… [Read More]

The Best Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip

My sister invited us over to celebrate her son’s twelfth birthday. I knew there were going to be a lot of people because we have a large family and so does her husband. She is perfectly capable of cooking for a large crowd. In fact, she also writes a blog called My Life Cookbook. Many… [Read More]