Tutorial: Whimsical Snowmen Blockheads

By Misty Van StaaverenI love creating whimsical little characters I call Blockheads.  Here are some wintry snowman blockheads with an easy tutorial so you can create these silly little guys by yourself or with your kids.  They are great for mantles, table centerpieces, or even the front porch.  I like to group mine together in threes.   ...more

Top Tips to Save Money, Lessen Stress on Holiday Travel

Are you planning on traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year? The holidays bring so many wonderful memories for me; however, the holiday travel is not one of them.Travel can be a dirty word when it comes to gathering together with family and loved ones. But here are some great tips to lesson the stress of traveling while also saving money. And be sure to check out my post about how to survive traveling with a toddler or baby....more

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie I decided to try a new apple recipe and came across a recipe that used refrigerated cinnamon roll dough for the crust, of an apple pie.View Post...more

How to Have a Happy Holiday

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Pumpkin risotto with parmesan sauce recipe

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Vices of the Holidays and How to Avoid Them

The Holidays are knocking on our doors and begging to be let in. Most of us remember them as a time for great times with friends and family but where there’s enjoyment there is always the possibility that a vice will sneak up and take it from you. Here are a few of the major vices of the holiday season and how to avoid them.Fighting...more

My “I Challenge ALL Claims to the Ultimate Brine” Turkey Brine

 I’ve always claimed to roast the best turkey in the world but with this brine; I’m totally right.  Modest-shmodest; you have to try this recipe, it’s insane!http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/my-i-challenge-all-claims-to-the-ultimate-brine-turkey-brine/ ...more

Holiday Decorating Etiquette

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....in September? Here are some pointers on when to hang the mistletoe and paint the eggs! ...more

Adventures in Seuss Land

We spent some time in Seuss Landing. I must say that I had tons of fun. I love the rides that don't shake my intestines or rearrange my anatomy, if you know what I mean. This place was made just for me!We begin with the fish - a swim, a spray, and a little splatter. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue..here we go.<a href="http://focusonhealthyliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/015.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-large wp-image-1227" alt="015" src="http://focusonhealthyliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/015-1024x768.jpg" width="1024" height="768" /></a>...more