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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Together with my friends from Mavens of Money we bring you our hottest posts. This week we’re sharing all about Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas.

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

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Reindeer Food Recipe

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Cards, Tags, and Wrapping Paper

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Thumb Print Ornaments

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Manicure in a Jar

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Body Scrub: Sugar and Sage

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Handprint Art Oven Mitts

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Homemade Vanilla

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Peppermint Candy Bowl and Peppermint Candy Tree

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Hot Chocolate in a Jar

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Sharpie Coffee Mugs

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Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

Christmas Art Project For Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Wreath

Christmas Art Project For Kids

Only a week until Christmas! As of this week my daughter is out of school for the next 2 weeks and I wanted to think of some things to do with her while she was out of school that didn’t involve staring at the TV for 8 hours a day ha! We love doing crafts and anything that is themed makes my heart happy. So my daughter and I decided to try making a Paper Plate Christmas Wreath that she done in class. I love crafts that are not only super cute but are easy to do and cheap! So with my daughters instuction let’s check out how to make this Christmas Art Project For Kids!Continue reading

December 18, 2015

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

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If you’re like me, Cyber Monday and free shipping help me keep my sanity during the holiday hustle at retail shops. The thought of battling the masses is mind numbing, especially when you can stay at home, have items shipped to your door and still save money! Saving and sanity, sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I recently learned that if I’d have kept that humbug attitude, I would’ve missed out some great savings and some free relaxation! Turns out my trip to Walmart was worth it in more ways than one!

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First things first, when I shop at a retail store I’m efficient and frugal. To me, buying in bulk saves me from unneeded trips to the store and helps keep a little holiday jingle in my pocket. Not to mention, preparing for the influx of family makes buying in bulk a necessity! So, I ventured out to tackle my shopping needs when what to my wondering eyes should appear but an awesome opportunity to save money, buy in bulk and be rewarded with some free, relaxing entertainment!Continue reading

Karla’s Korner: Dear Santa

Karla’s Korner: Dear Santa

Karla's Korner: Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

As a little girl you scared me to tears. For the first few years of my little girl life I cried as my parents placed me in your lap. Sitting way up high in that big red sleigh with your bright red suit, hat and long white beard I felt small and afraid; very afraid. As I got older my fears subsided and while I wasn’t really afraid anymore your big presence was still a bit much and by the time I learned the “truth” the fairytale magic was over; our visits were over. Continue reading

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make

Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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It’s only 10 more days until Christmas! Are you still looking for a fun recipe or gift to make? Well then I have something super cute and easy for you to try! I’m talking about my Holiday Recipe Kids Can make, this  Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons! This fun little craft/recipe is easy enough for your kids to do, and it also make for a yummy treat and a sweet gift idea! My daughter and I made these Hot Chocolate Spoons for her teacher and added a gift card to a bookstore so she could enjoy a hot drink and snuggle up with a good book on her Christmas Break. We thought it was pretty cute and clever, ha! Let’s check out how to make them:

Here is how to make my Holiday Recipe Kids Can Make: Homemade Hot Chocolate Spoons

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You Will Need:

  • Melting Chocolate
  • Plastic Spoons
  • parchment paper
  • Toppings (We used crushed peppermint, coconut flakes, and marshmallows)
  • Plastic treat bags
  • ribbon

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First, Melt your chocolate. Lay some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Dip your spoon into your chocolate and make sure you get a good amount on the spoon. You will be only using the chocolate on the spoon for your hot chocolate so you will want to make sure you have a good amount to melt into your milk!

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Next, It’s time to get decorating! This was my daughters favorite part of the project. You can use whatever you can think of for the toppings. We used crushed candy canes, marshmallows and coconut flakes! You could use candies, fruit, nuts, etc! You will want to make sure you do this while your chocolate is still hot and melted.

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Then, after you have decorated your spoons stick them in the freezer for about an hour and let them completely harden. Once they have grab some clear plastic treat bags and wrap your spoons in the bag.

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Finally, Get a little festive! Grab some Christmas ribbon and tie a cute bow around the spoons, stick them in a cute holiday mug (or unwrap them and enjoy them in a warm glass of milk yourself!) and call it a day!

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That’s it! A few simple steps and some sweet ingredients and you have a great holiday treat everyone is sure to love!

Looking for more great Christmas ideas? Check these out:

Christmas Party Ideas For Kids

Christmas Party Ideas For Kids

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Can you believe that Christmas is in 17 days!? I don’t know where this year went, I swear I was just grilling for 4th of July like two weeks ago, ha! So this year we are throwing our first Christmas party this year and we are planning on having quite a few kids running around our house which is something new for us. So while searching the web for some great Christmas Party Ideas for Kids to implement during our party I had a thought that there were probably some of you that were looking for some awesome ideas as well! So let’s check them out shall we? Continue reading