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Nutter Butter Snowmen Cookies {no bake}

Nutter Butter Snowmen Cookies {no bake}

Is it snowing where you live today?  Chances are you are being blessed with beautiful white snow today and if you aren't, let's make believe you are!  Here is a fun cooking craft you can do with the kids and they'll love the final outcome - cute Nutter Butter Snowmen cookies!  There is no baking involved, just some melted chocolate and a lot of fun! Nutter Butter Snowmen Cookies Snowmen Cookie Ingredients: 1 package  Nutter Butter Cookies 1 package of Ghirardelli White Chocolate Wafers Variety of  colors M & M candies Royal Icing Ingredients:  2 egg whites 1 C powder sugar 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 1 tsp vanilla Black gel food coloring Snowmen Cookie Directions: Before you begin, line a...

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Dessert Dip Recipes for the Sweet Tooth in all of us

Dessert Dip Recipes for the Sweet Tooth in all of us

I've heard people say that they don't have much of a sweet tooth.  I can't even imagine not having a sweet tooth!  I love sweets and so does my family!  If you have any get togethers coming up, instead of bringing the usual desserts, why not try a one of these dessert dip recipes instead?  Here are 15 dessert dip recipes that are sure to please the sweet tooth in you! 15 Dessert Dip Recipes Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip | I wash you Dry - I had to stare at this recipe for a bit because it just looked too good to be true.  I'll be hitting the treadmill for a bit tonight! Canoli Dip | Cooking Classy - The best part of a canoli are the creamy insides.  Ditch the breading and just go straight for...

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Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Making Christmas Crafts is part of the season, isn't it?  While the kids wait for Christmas to come, try some of these fun crafts with them.  They'll be entertained for a while and you can add to your holiday decorations.  I remember making ornaments for our tree growing up and my mother still has them.  They are some of her favorite keepsakes! Christmas Crafts for Children Paint Chip Christmas Tree Ornaments - Me and My Inklings - You can do so much with Paint chips including turning them into cute ornaments!  Check them out!! Frozen Play Dough - Krystal Skitsch - What's Frozen play dough?  Click through and see for yourself! Salt Dough Ornaments - A Party of Four -  I love making salt...

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Christmas Mantel Ideas for your Home

Christmas Mantel Ideas for your Home

  Christmas Mantel Ideas for your Home I'm always looking for Christmas mantel ideas.  I have two mantels in my house and plenty of decorations for them to look different.  It's seriously one of my favorite things to do besides decorate the Christmas tree, is to decorate my mantel.  One of them was the first thing I did this season too!  We didn't even have our tree up but I still decorated it.   That being said, I'm not into super fancy decorations.  I wish I was but I don't have an eye for it.  So I like to drool over other peoples mantels while going through Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite Christmas Mantel Ideas that I wanted to share with you. Snowflake and Mercury Mantel...

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15 DIY Christmas Ornaments

15 DIY Christmas Ornaments

15 DIY Christmas Ornaments My girls and I love to go nuts decorating for the holidays.  You can never have enough ornaments!  Growing up we would always make ornaments as crafts with my mother  and she saved every single one to hang on the tree each year. Our tree never lacked in ornaments.  My girls make them in school every year too!  I love putting those on the tree.  Make some of your ornaments and memories with these DIY christmas ornaments! 15 DIY Christmas Ornaments Button Wreath Ornament | Domestic Mommyhood – Gather some old buttons or buy new ones and get together as a family and make these adorable button ornaments! Our First Ornament | Views from the Ville – If you’re a new...

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7 Days of Children’s Christmas Stories {Making Holiday Memories}

7 Days of Children’s Christmas Stories {Making Holiday Memories}

Right now it's all about making memories and starting traditions.  Here is something fun we will be doing with our girls that I thought I'd share.  One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is reading Children's Christmas Stories. When my kids were little, we had a lot of Children's Christmas books and they loved reading them every year.  But with all the books we had in the house, sometimes it's hard to locate them and then there was finding the time to read them.  A few years back, I came up with a solution and we did this for years. 7 Days of Children's Christmas Stories I wrapped 7 of our Children's Christmas stories the week before Christmas and each night till Christmas Eve, the...

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15 Stuffing Recipes for Fall

15 Stuffing Recipes for Fall

I know it's still early but the Fall is approaching so I wanted to get a kickstart on the fall posts.  Stuffing is a staple item during the fall and especially at Thanksgiving time. It can be made in many different ways and taste great every time! Check out the 15 stuffing recipes we found to be yummy enough to share! 15 Stuffing Recipes Quinoa Stuffing | Just Us Four - Quinoa is all the rage these days and for a good reason! It tastes great and is a healthy alternative! Easy cornbread Dressing | A Worthey Read - Using cornbread in your stuffing is a classic movie.  There are a few ways to make it using cornbread and this is one of our favorites! Wild Rice Stuffing | Wendy’s Hat - I had...

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12 Gluten-Free Recipes for Quick Dinners!

12 Gluten-Free Recipes for Quick Dinners!

A lot of people are going Gluten-Free for one reason or another and if you cook a lot, it can really put a damper on some of your favorite recipes.  Below you'll find a list of 12 Gluten-Free Recipes that are quick and easy to make, which is perfect for the Back To School season! 12 Quick Gluten-Free Recipes Honey Mustard Zoodles | Vegetarian Mama – This is a cute and very colorful quick dinner that is perfect for any gluten-free family on the go! Black Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole | Julia’s Album – If you want Mexican night but don’t have the time for it, try this yummy casserole that wraps all of Mexican cooking in to one dish! Skillet Chicken Fajitas | Recipe Runner – Fajitas are...

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10 ways to Increase the Resale Value of your Home

What are the best ways to increase the resale value of your home? After purchasing your first home, you'll probably need some time to adjust to your new ownership costs. Maintaining and repairing various aspects of this investment can be costly and daunting. To keep your property on par with other homes in the market, you'll often need to invest in home improvement projects. After all, it's worthwhile to put in some effort to make your property look a lot more attractive to potential buyers. Below are the best home improvements to increase value to your home: Improve your kitchen area The kitchen is an essential room in your entire home. Kitchens go into so much use, and buyers pay special...

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15 Fall Centerpieces to Liven up any Room!

15 Fall Centerpieces to Liven up any Room!

Fall is pretty much here which means it's time for the decorating to begin! There are far too many holidays in the fall to miss out on all the great decorating ideas! Try one of these fall centerpieces that we loved! 15 Fall Centerpieces Kitchen Table Fall Harvest Centerpiece |Simmworks Family – Check out this adorable way to use a mini log look alike along with dried corn and candles to make a cute centerpiece for your dining table this fall! Simple Fall Centerpiece | About a Mom – If you’re stuck on deciding what to do for some fall décor inside your home, settle for this simple yet adorable pumpkin centerpiece filled with fall colored flowers! Halloween Pumpkin Centerpiece | Busy Mommy...

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15 Front Porch Design Ideas for Fall

15 Front Porch Design Ideas for Fall

  The fall seems to be the perfect time to start decorating your front porch for all the holidays to come.  If you're running dry on some ideas for great decorations, check below for some awesome front porch design ideas we found! 15 Front Porch Design Ideas for Fall Frugal Mom, Eh? | Repurpose old wood and place your own designs on it to match your other fall décor! Just 2 Sisters | Have your kids assist in decorating by helping them make a sign with your house number as well as carving some early pumpkins specifically with fall décor in mind. Just Us Four | Use cornstalks, gourds, and lanterns to spruce up the porch without being extravagant! Designs of Homes | Here’s a cheap fall porch...

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15 Apple Pie Variation Recipes for the Fall

15 Apple Pie Variation Recipes for the Fall

  It is apple picking time and that means I will have plenty to bake with!  Apple pie is great for every part of the year but we often see it more around the fall than anything.  It's great for a Thanksgiving dessert and I don't know many people who don't love it.  There are plenty of ways to make an apple pie.  Check below for a few variations we enjoyed! 15 Apple Pie Recipes Dutch Apple Pie | Cincy Shopper - This apple pie recipe is for the classic Dutch version which never fails to be a hit for any vent. Apple Pie Dumplings | Spend with Pennies - These dumplings are not your normal every day dumplings.  Underneath these dumplings is that thick apple pie filling. Extremely good. Apple...

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20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer

20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer

I don't know very many people who don't absolutely swoon over great desserts.  Summer is all about bright colors cold drinks, and ice cream.  It's only fitting that the perfect summer desserts fit in to one of those famous summer categories. Check below for 20 dessert recipes that scream, "It's summer!" 20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer Fruit Pizza | Mrs. Happy Homemaker - This fruit pizza is absolutely adorable and not only taste great but is healthy for you! Very Berry Cheesecake Salad | The Recipe Critic - If you don't like the crust on a cheesecake, try this dip with whatever type of cracker you would like! No-Bake Summer Berry Cheesecake | The Chew - Baking in the summer can...

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8 Coloring Tips to Use Gel Pens Effectively

Gel pens are difficult to control but can make your art vibrant and beautiful. Check out this article for some tips and tricks for using gel pens. You can get really creative with gel pens because of their vibrant colors. However, if you do not know how to use them, things can get messy quickly. Gel pens are very different from your typical coloring tools, such as crayons or watercolors. But once you get the hang of it, you can make some beautiful pieces of artwork. They are kind of similar to color pencils since they work on the same principles but are more difficult to control. We will take a look at some creative coloring tips and techniques for using gel pens to improve your artwork....

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26 Ways to Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party

26 Ways to Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party

  Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party It's that time of the year to celebrate the beginning of summer and the 4th of July!  It'll be here before we know it so it's time to start preparing.  There is nothing I love more than the colors Red, White and Blue together - festive, colorful and bright!  If you enjoy a 4th of July party theme, check out these 26 ways to add Red, White & Blue to your 4th of July Party. 4th of July Decorations Ideas The first thing you want to do is plan the decorations!  Here are some great DIY ways to decorate your party from the invites to the table! First you'll need to send out invites.  Print out these cute yet simple Fourth of July...

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