ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule 2015 #25DaysOfChristmas

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule 2015 #25DaysOfChristmas I am so excited to have this list for all of you!  Christmas is my very favorite time of the year <3  Every year many families it around and every movie/show that appears on the ABC 25 Days of Christmas event. What if you could watch them year round without cable? Did you know almost every one of those movies are available on DVD too? Thanks to I Heart the Mart for the list.  Time to grab the popcorn and hot chocolate

Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin

Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin Can’t get enough pumpkin?  Me either!  I have found a great list of some of the most delicious pumpkin recipes around the web.  There are so many pumpkin recipes out there this time of year, it can be hard to decide which ones will actually turn out great and which ones will flop.  I’m a true believer that with a little pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar and eggs; anything can taste yummy LOL  Here are a few of the best out there.  Be sure to let me know

Acadiana Christmas Parades

Acadiana Christmas Parades Photo Credit: Badly Drawn Duck Sunday, November 30 ~ Breaux Bridge Christmas Parade Tuesday, December 2 ~ Rayne Christmas Parade Thursday, December 4 ~ Crowley Christmas Parade Saturday, December 6 ~ Carencro Christmas Parade Saturday, December 6 ~ St. Lucy Christmas Parade Sunday, December 7 ~ Duson Christmas Parade Sunday, December 7 ~ Jeanerette Christmas Parade Sunday, December 7 ~ Sonic Christmas Parade Sunday, December 7 ~ Kiwanis Christmas Parade Thursday, December 11 ~ Downtown Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade Saturday, December 13 ~ New Iberia Christmas Parade Saturday,

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

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

Thrifty DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

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

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

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