Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Okay y’all, I’m going to share one of my all-time favorite holiday recipes with you.  Everyone in our house absolutely loves this Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.  Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s a change from the same ole hot chocolate you always have.  One of the most appealing features of this recipe for me is that it is super easy peasy to make for everyone in our house.  You can easily double the recipe to take to the office or

HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL HOLIDAY MEAL

How To Host A Frugal Holiday Meal

HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL HOLIDAY MEAL With the holidays fast approaching you may be in a panic about how you can afford to host your traditional holiday meal. Use our tricks for How To Host A Frugal Holiday Meal and enjoy a great day with your family and friends at half the cost. Not only can you have all the foods you expect and desire, but you can do so without spending more than you can afford to. HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL HOLIDAY MEAL Go Potluck: One of

Handprint Snowman Christmas Ornaments

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Handprint Snowman Christmas Ornaments Gather your supplies: Plain ornaments (I used red, plastic) White acrylic craft paint (I used Tempra paint because we did this as a craft with many children, but acrylic lasts much longer) Paint brush Black and orange acrylic paint Towel for drying ornaments Get to work: You can use plastic or glass ornaments. Paint sticks better on glass, but I love plastic for durability. Paint your child’s hand with white paint of choice. Carefully, set the ornament in your child’s hand and have them gently hold

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Candy Cane Wreath

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This project was so much fun and surprisingly EASY! I have seen these all over the place and decided to attempt my own. I did put my own spin on it since I am convinced that this will not last through the Christmas season without the cardboard reinforcement I used. You can decorate these as you see fit. It cost me around $5 to make this one. I would not recommend hanging these on a door as they will be fragile. Gather your supplies: 20 Candy canes Hot glue gun

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Hot Chocolate Reindeer

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  These are so super easy and fun to make!  You can change them up and give them your own personal touches. Gather your supplies: 7 ~  pastry bags 7 ~  brown pipe cleaners 7 ~  red pom poms 14 ~  wiggly eyes 1 bag miniature marshmallows 1 bag chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate) 1 batch of hot chocolate mix below Get to making:  Add 2/3 cups of hot chocolate mix in the pastry bag (be sure to work it all the way down to the tip of the

Thrifty DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

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Each one of these handmade gifts cost less than $5 to make and have so much more meaning than purchasing something from the store. If you collect jars and scraps; some of these gifts won’t cost you a dime to make! I have made each of these and each of them are easy enough for my children who are 14, 9, & 7, to help me create!   I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.  I will be continually adding new projects to this list throughout

Super Simple Orange Marmalade

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This is SO EASY and tastes GREAT!  You can use this on biscuits, toast, crackers, or anything else you would use preserves on 🙂  This makes a great gift idea and if you live in south Louisiana; you should be able to gather oranges for free!  The oranges fresh off the tree are the best because they have a thin skin.  This is how we made ours: Gather your supplies: 2 oranges (the thinner the skin, the better) 1 cup of sugar 4 Tablespoons water A sprinkle of cinnamon 3

Gift Brownies & Cookie Cutters

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Here’s another super easy and fun Christmas craft that can be easily converted into a super cute gift idea!  These are simply brownies poured into cookie cutters, then baked and decorated!  You can give as many as you want!  This is a great way to give someone a new set of cookie cutters 😀  THAT’S IT!  Here’s how we did it: Gather your supplies: 15-30 metal cookie cutters (depending on the size) Prepared brownie mix of your choice Christmas edible decorations of your choice (M&M minis and Christmas sprinkles work