The blessings of Christmas

Christmas card front

I love Christmas!!  I think I love it so much because of the blessings I feel so abundantly this time of year.  I am blessed with an amazing family “who I absolutely adore”… each one of them bring me so much joy into my life.  So thankful for the Savior, Jesus Christ, who lived and died for all of us. so that wonderful days like

Christmas concerts bring the spirit of the season


One of my favorite things each Christmas season is attending our family’s favorite Christmas concert.  Somehow hearing the music of Christmas and spending time with my family is just what I need to completely immerse myself in the spirit of the season.  We attended the Eclipse concert tonight and, as always, came away feeling closer to the Christ-child and really wanting to feel that way

O Christmas Tree


O Christmas Tree They’re everywhere… cone Christmas trees.  So, this week I’m doing a “how to” on making your own instead of buying them.  This way you can create yours to match your own style and decor.  Here are some of the cutest ones I’ve seen… Fabric (or paper) instructions from Budget Decorator can be found HERE Fabric Covered Trees instructions from The Creative Exchange

O Holy Night

O holy night Christmas banner

As you have probably noticed in the last few weeks, I have been in a designing and creating phase.  Well, this week is no different and I’m excited to share another one with you.  Here is my “O HOLY NIGHT” free Christmas printable. Download HERE… and Merry Christmas (a little early).  FYI… this table is five feet long.  When I cut this out, I cut

Cooking and Baking Equivalents… free printable


I love to bake and it seems that I don’t have enough time (or make time) to do some fun baking but maybe, with winter coming, I’ll be inside long enough to whip up some yummy things.  My favorite is making cupcakes although I did make an apple pie (thanks Holly) two weeks ago and it could be a new favorite.   You can’t go

Got Gratitude?

Attitude of Gratitude

The month of November always helps me remember to have more GRATITUDE and to be more thankful for all the many, many blessings that I have in my life!   I love my family, I adore my friends, I believe in the gospel that blesses my life every day, and I have so much where so many others go without.   I have seen a

Spooky Halloween dinner with Food Cards

Bloody Eyeballs

Our annual family Halloween dinner is one of my favorite things about this holiday!  It’s fun coming up with a new menu, creative names for the food, and finding a few new decorating ideas.  So, here’s my menu and the pics from our dinner last night.   I used glow-in-the-dark fangs for my napkin holder along with a spider and a straw.  Plain black plates

All things PUMPKIN… with a few free printables


This time of year I just can’t get enough of PUMPKIN!  Cookies, cakes, dips, muffins, cupcakes, smoothies, shakes… oh my!  So I’ve put together my favorite pumpkin recipes (with links) and I included three free Halloween printables… Trick or Treat burlap banner, a Happy Halloween banner, and a “you’ve been PUMPED” neighborhood treat sheet.  I love fall, I love pumpkin anything, and I love Halloween

Fall in Love bridal shower and caramel apple “how to”

I can't help falling

Last Saturday we had a shower for my new daughter-in-law to-be, Gaelyn!  We are so excited to have her in our family!  Not only is she talented, hard working, beautiful, and fun but she is the perfect match for my son Parker!  We are really blessed.  I came up with the name after looking at all the fun fall ideas and the “fall in love”

Looking forward to General Conference…

lds words

For those of you who are not familiar with General Conference… it happens twice a year and it’s a conference where we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have the opportunity to hear from our beloved Prophet and other church leaders.  It lasts for two days for a total of five 2-hour sessions.  We will hear talks on how we