101 Days of Christmas: Read the Christmas Story

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14 This post might look familiar, and it’s true that we run it every year, but I think it’s important enough to repeat […]

101 Days of Christmas: Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve is probably my favorite day of the entire holiday season. It’s a day we pack full with rich, meaningful & fun traditions, and despite the crazyness that inevitably comes from four little girls who are hyped up on the excitement of Christmas, it’s just lovely. It’s only been in the last couple of […]

101 Days of Christmas: Poor Man’s Toffee

I started seeing a lot of different versions of this “poor man’s toffee” last Christmas, and this year I decided to see what the hype was all about. In short, this is one of those super easy last-minute treats to throw together, and the great thing about it is you can really customize it however […]

101 Days of Christmas: Wrapping Paper Bows

Who needs store-bought bows with so many handmade bows to choose from? I first heard of making wrapping paper bows when Amanda from OhAmanda.com posted her gift wrap bows tutorial a few years ago, but it wasn’t until this year that I got around to trying them for myself. I’m not sure why I waited […]

101 Days of Christmas: “Fancy” Cookie Tins

I’m a fan of simple packaging ideas that make a big difference, so today I thought I’d share my two favorite ways for taking a plain ol’ cookie tin and dressing it up a bit — without spray paint, glue or anything else sticky. My dad’s wife taught me the first trick a couple years […]

101 Days of Christmas: More Holiday Cookies {Roundup}

As part of this year’s 101 Days of Christmas series, I’m sharing a roundup each Sunday with more ideas from around the blogosphere! Because you can never have too many cookie recipes in your collection, I’m sharing even more holiday cookie ideas for any last-minute baking you have planned. Whether you like to stick to […]

101 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Painted Gift Tags

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the holidays we like to do at least one simple Christmas craft or activity every day. One of my favorite open-ended activities for kids is painting with cookie cutters. Last year we shared how we used cookie cutters to make gift wrap. This year I am […]

101 Days of Christmas: Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cake

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I am historically bad at Christmas morning breakfast. I love the idea of spice-filled aromas from the oven wafting through our gift-opening, but we spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws and arrive home well after midnight. This means anything that requires […]

101 Days of Christmas: Mini Christmas Coloring Book

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: If you’re looking for something fun to keep the kids occupied, try this printable Christmas activity book. With coloring pages, a word find and a fun mad lib, it would make a fun stocking stuffer, holiday party favor, gift or busy bag […]