Mexican wedding cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

These little cookies go by many names—Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, walnut snowballs, etc. The Mexican version, also called polvoróns, are made with finely chopped pecans, and the result is a soft, crumbly cookie. My grandmother always made walnut snowballs when I was little, but the girls and I decided to try this version to take as […]

Felt pennant banner {101 Days of Christmas}

I have a thing for banners. They’re such a happy, easy way to dress up a window, mantle, shelf or…piano, and there are so many easy options. I especially like this felt banner because it’s extremely forgiving. I didn’t use a template for my pieces and they are definitely not perfect, but it still looks festive […]

Tips & tricks for perfect candy cane cookies {101 Days of Christmas}

These candy cane cookies are a staple of our Christmas celebration (although, if I’m honest, I end up eating most of them myself!). Every time I share a picture of them on social media, though, people ask questions or share their stories of failed cookies. Since this is the one “impressive” thing I can do in […]

Three ways to serve your local community {101 Days of Christmas}

While our family has taken the opportunity to raise money to purchase farm animals for families around the world through World Vision—both through the girls’ hot cocoa stand (which raised $120!) and the fundraiser here at Life Your Way—I think it’s important to look for ways to serve our local communities as well. Here are a […]