• Holiday,  Recipes

    Raspberry Treats

    Easiest little sweet treat and it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. These are PERFECT for a charcuterie board! Cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy this sweet-y!  I’m a fan of melting chocolate. It’s fun to work with. It also reminds me of my FAVE – chocolate covered strawberries!  If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you’ll love these!  What You Need: Melting Chocolate 8oz – I like the Dolci Frutta  Fresh Raspberries 6oz Ice Tray (This is the one I use) What You’ll Do: Melt the chocolate! Melt as directed.  Add a little bit of chocolate to the bottom of each cube in the tray. Use 1/2 of the chocolate. The…

  • Decor,  Garden,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    5 Tips Keep Fresh Cut Flowers Thriving

    Valentine’s Day is LOVE day, but it’s also flower day in my book! I’m not a florist, but my mom was before I was born so I’ve learned a lot about florals from her. She taught me a few tips and tricks I wanted to share. Flowers are such a sweet gesture. I love receiving them personally. I don’t know about you but I want to keep my fresh flowers alive for as long as possible! These tips will help you make the most of your gorgeous arrangement. First things first! TRIM! Trim each stem about 3/4 of an inch at an angle. Then, simply place them in water! Remember, they’re…

  • Decor,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    After Christmas

    As much as I love decorating for Christmas in our home, I also love taking the decor down when Christmas is over. Taking down the tree, pulling down the garland, and sweeping my house… I love a fresh clean slate after Christmas. Below I’m sharing the steps I take perosnally when putting away my Christmas decor I cannot emphasize this one enough… Containers! I make sure I have plenty of large containers with lids to keep all of my precious Christmas trinkets safe during the off-season. Ideally, I love the clear containers so I can see what’s in them without having to open them back up. Before anything else, I start by taking down my Christmas…

  • Holiday,  Homemaking,  Recipes

    Fruitcake Balls

    Let me start by saying this is a recipe my mom made ever Christmas Eve of the Eve. I have WONDERFUL memories of growing up being at home eating these the week of Christmas. With that being said, my mom doesn’t measure ingredients when she cooks. She simply throws it all together and it always turns out amazing! So I’m going to give the measurements I use. You can give or take. The goal is to have a consistence that you can shape into a ball coated in powdered sugar! This pair great with a warm cup of coffee! What You’ll Need: About 2 cups graham cracker crumbs About 2…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Eggnog Punch

    I recently made this super yummy eggnog punch for a family gathering and shared a timelapse of it on my IG. Since everyone ended up wanting the recipe, I’m sharing it below! What you’ll need: 2-liters of ginger ale chilled 1 carton of eggnog 8 scoops of vanilla ice cream gold sprinkles (optional but festive!) Instructions: Add all ingredients together in a large bowl. I used a glass bowl because I think the colors of the beverage are pretty! Then, top it with gold sprinkles (you can use any sprinkles you already have). Serve and enjoy! This was a hit among the family. It’s such an easy recipe that only requires three…

  • Holiday

    Gingerbread House Fun

    Can you believe Christmas is only one week away?! Last weekend we hosted my family’s Christmas on the Russell side, so I decided to get each couple and each of the kids a gingerbread house to decorate! I bought the prebuilt ones which you can find HERE. In my opinion, the prebuilt houses are much more fun since you don’t have to spend the time trying to make the walls stick together.. you can just get straight to the fun part. The gingerbread house kit comes with candy to decorate, but I’m extra so I grabbed more while I was at the store. I got red twists, marshmellows, shredded coconut,…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Eggnog Recipe

    Eggnog is a seasonal favorite in our home. I’ve loved eggnog ever since I was a little girl. My parents bought the “ready made from the store kind” for me growing up. It’s good but nothing beats a cold cup of good ol’ homemade eggnog. Once you have a sip of homemade eggnog, you’ll never want to buy it from the store again! We found all the ingredients for our eggnog at WALMART! One stop at Walmart and you’ll have everything you need for a nice Christmas morning breakfast of muffins and eggnog! From holiday hosting and entertaining to family meals and Christmas traditions, Walmart has everything you will ever need…

  • Holiday,  Items I Love

    Out of the Box Gift Idea – Walmart+

    It’s that time of year again…. holiday shopping! If you’re like me, it seems to get more difficult every year to think of a good Christmas gift for everyone on Santa’s list. Needing some ideas? I’ve got a good one! And it’s something that Aaron and I use all the time and love. This is such a fun out-of-the-box gift idea! Ready for it? Gift your loved one, family members, friend, coworker, or even your boss a Walmart+ membership! It’s a gift that keeps giving all year long. For $12.95 per month or $98 per year, you could gift them this amazing membership that helps save time and money. This membership has…

  • Decor,  DIY,  Holiday,  Homemaking

    DIY Pumpkin Painting

    One of my favorite times of the year is fall. The cooler weather, the pretty home decor, cozy blankets, warm fires, and of course….pumpkin painting! If you’ve never painted pumpkins before, you have to try it this year. It’s so much fun and they blend perfectly with any home decor you may have whether it’s autumn OR Halloween.  In order to paint the pumpkins, all I do is paint them once and then again adding flour to the paint – the flour will help the paint “stick” to the pumpkins so you don’t have to worry about paint streaks or fading. I personally LOVE the color bone by Clark and Kensing which…

  • Holiday,  Recipes

    Fourth of July Trail Mix

    The Fourth of July is such a fun holiday! All things red, white and blue mixed with SUMMER! My festive heart loves it! This is an EASY throw together trail mix that’s yummy and has RED, WHITE, AND BLUE! It’s perfect to enjoy as a Fourth of July snack! Also great by the pool!  What You’ll Need:  3 cups LIFE cereal  2 cups chocolate covered pretzels  2 cups mini marshmallows  1 cup chocolate covered raisins  1 cup pretzels  1 pkg red, white & blue M&M’s   What You’ll Do: Combine everything listed above and serve it in a cute bowl! To be extra festive you can add a little decor…

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