Mince Pie Puffs

Last year at Christmas time I went a bit crazy and made so much from absolute scratch.  It was great, don't get me wrong, but this year I'm trying to go a bit easier on myself.  My recipes are just as tasty, but a bit quicker and less involved.  This version of my classic mince pie is absolute tribute to that.  So, if you find yourself craving those Christmas treats and the smells that just HAVE to fill the house, check out the website over the next few days for some easy ideas....more

Classmate Holiday Gift: Candy Cane Hot Chocolate

Each year my kiddos want to give a gift to their classmates before they depart for the Christmas break. With two kids in school, and A LOT of kids in their classrooms, that can get to be pretty expensive! We also have the added complication in our school district that students are not allowed to bring homemade items. I get it, but Ugh! I could whip up a batch of cookies for super cheap! ...more

Candy-Cane Cupcakes

Cupcakes are my absolute  favourite things to make. I love piping, it’s the only art work I create (I’m a terrible drawer and painter), you can be so creative with them and there are so many possibilities for beautiful and tasty combinations.According to one of the lovely ladies in my mothers group, these are the BEST cupcakes I’ve made so far, and she’s eaten alllloooottt of my cupcakes, so that’s a good endorsement ;-). These are super delicious though, they aren’t overly sweet, the icing is soft and creamy and they are super festive, what more could you want....more

How to Simplify Your Christmas Shopping AKA How to Stay Sane, and Save Money During the Holidays!

Today is a special edition of Money Management Mondays; The Christmas Edition! If you follow these tips, it will not only save you a bundle, (!) but it will ensure that you will stay sane, and anctually enjoy the Holiday Season! http://www.mypeacelovelife.com/blog/how-to-simplifycheapify-your-christm... ...more

All I Want For Christmas Is A Stuffed Pork Belly That Crackles!

Nothing beats the smell of crackling roast pork at home, during Christmas, with rosemary and basil fragrance roaming the air. It compliments the jingles that play continuously on the radio and the end-of-year festive aura that lingers everywhere....more

Revamped and Restyled Retro Christmas Village

My mother recently gave me her old Christmas village. These little snow-capped ceramic homes decorated my parents' house all through my teenage years. My three-year-old son is slightly obsessed with the miniature "winter wonderland" displays at our local craft store, and Mom still had all the pieces of her village boxed up to pass on for Baxter to enjoy. The catch: I was not in love. I'm a Kitschmas kind of gal, and this village was way too traditional for my taste. Lucky for me, there is nothing a can of spray paint and some glitter can't fix. ...more
I have a sudden urge to go thrift store shopping to find things to paint.more

12 Days of Christmas: The Betty Christmases

My mom, Nancy, is posting a different Christmas memory for 12 days. She gave me her blessing to repost them here. It’s amazing how a life story can be told through the lens of a certain day....more

My Neighbor's Decorations Are Ruining My Christmas

Dear Mouthy Housewives,One of my neighbors really loves Christmas. Like, really, really, really loves Christmas. ...more
Take the Grinch stick out of your bum! It's Christmas, who cares if she has a ton of ...more

These Speculoos Christmas Cookies Are a Party In Your Mouth

What could be perfect on your dessert spread this Christmas than homemade traditional Speculoos (Biscoff) Cookies? These spice cookies are a huge hit in Europe, specifically Belgium at Christmas, but are now popular all over the world. ...more

No Christmas Spirit Here

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