Cousin Carnival

Keeping kids busy during the summer is quite a job don’t you think. I remember the summer days when my kids would nag me about being bored and I was always looking for ideas to keep them busy. If you have the same problem hopefully we can help solve a few of those issues for you today.

I’ve joined with several other talented bloggers to come up with some ideas to help you out. You can find all their fun activities below the Cousin Carnival I did for my grand kids.

Watching clown making balloon art.

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Simple Easter Bunny Craft

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I love a quick and easy craft, don’t you? This Easter bunny craft is just that and it turned out as cute as I imagined.

Framed Easter Bunny Decor

Here’s how you can make your own.

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Christmas Stocking Alternatives

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Several Stocking Ideas

On Christmas morning the first thing our family does is check our stockings. It’s so fun to see the little gifts hidden inside. I got wondering if anyone uses anything other than stockings and found some great ideas. Here are the Christmas stocking alternatives I found. You will also find a variety of Christmas stocking ideas from my blogging friends below. 

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Sugar Cookie Decorating Kit

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Sugar Cookies and Frosting

Gift giving during the holidays is always fun, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to give. Here’s an idea for a sugar cookie decoration kit that anyone any age would enjoy. You will also find some additional sweet treat ideas from some of my favorite blogging buddies. Keep reading to see all the yumminess.

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Christmas Home Tour 2018

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Welcome to our Christmas home tour 2018. I’m so excited for Christmas this year. There are years where I’m just not feeling it. Does that ever happen to you? I am always inspired by seeing how others decorate their homes for Christmas and I hope I can give you some ideas and inspiration. 

Front Porch Rocking Chair

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Christmas Tree Topper Ideas

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Christmas Tree Toppers

It’s always been hard for me to decide what to put on top of my Christmas trees. I don’t know why. I’ve had the classic star and an angel in the past and while those are great I want something a little more unique and that flows with the decor on the tree. So, I did some research and I thought I’d share some of the options for Christmas Tree Toppers I found in case you’ve struggled, too. 

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Christmas Gift Bag Ideas

Christmas Gift Bags

I love giving gifts at Christmastime and I like to make opening them special, too. I’ve been known to freeze gift cards in a block of ice or doing a treasure hunt with gifts. I love the look on my family’s faces when they have to go through several layers of gift wrap or tape to get inside. Today I’m showing you some fun Christmas gift bag ideas that are easy and inexpensive and make the gifts feel extra special. Plus, the bags can be used over and over.

Be sure to scroll down and see all the other great gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends.

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Christmas Tablescape Ideas

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Pretty Christmas Tablescapes

December is already flying by so fast. I wish it would slow down just a bit so I can savor every moment. I just recently completed my Christmas decorating which now allows me to relax a little more. Creating a magical and cozy Christmas atmosphere is important to me, but does take some time. Today I want to show you my Christmas tablescape ideas as well as share the ideas of nine of my blogger friends. 

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Sea Salt Caramel Sauce

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Caramel Sauce Gifts

One of my favorite gifts to give neighbors and friends is a food gift and I love sweets and goodies in return. It’s Christmas after all and yummy sweets are necessary don’t you think. This year I decided to give a Sea Salt Vanilla Caramel Sauce in a jar. Continue reading below to see how to make it.

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Outdoor Christmas Decor

Christmas wreaths on double doors

Welcome to my front porch! For me Christmas decor adds so much to the feeling of the holiday. It’s not the most important part of Christmas, but it sure helps me enjoy it so much more. Today I want to show you my outdoor Christmas decor. It makes me so happy. You can see what I did below.

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