My Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme.

My Christmas Tree 2016: Garden Theme

Few things in life can make me feel like a kid again.  My Christmas tree is definitely one of those things.  Just looking at a Christmas tree can bring back all the wonder and excitement of childhood.  The Trisha Dishes Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme which adds elements of romance and a touch […]

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy! Check out these fabulous ideas.

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Every year, my mother’s family comes from all over the country to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  Siblings, cousins, and second cousins talk, play, eat, and eat some more.  We have ruthless board game battles, share stories of years long gone, and catch up on each other’s lives.  Even though the celebrations […]

This cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookie combines all my favorite flavors into one fabulous cookie.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Cranberries and white chocolate and oatmeal… Oh My!  Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe combines all of my favorite flavors into one delicious cookie. Affiliate Links are included.  Commissions from these links help to support this blog.  Thank you! Preheat the oven to 350°F.  I prepared my baking sheet with parchment paper although cooking […]

How to make a cat scratcher.

How To Make a Cat Scratcher

It started with a desire to build something for our furry feline family members.  As one of the cats tried to sharpen his claws on a piece of furniture, it became clear that my husband would be making a cat scratcher.  As a teacher, I know that no’s work better when there are also yes’s. […]

Upcycled Jar Into An Apothecary-Styled Candy Jar

I love upcycled jar projects, because we always have so many jars that would otherwise just get tossed.  This project is especially useful because I actually need a nice-sized candy jar.  My supply list will be included at the end of this post. Affiliate links included. Directions: Step 1: Find an empty jar in the […]

Using Stencil Designs for Original Artwork for Your Home

*Affiliate Links Included Stencil designs bring out the artist in me.  I love paintings, but I am not artistic.  You may remember my story about my college art teacher calling my papier mache lizard “road kill”.  This is my natural skill set, but that doesn’t stop me from using resources to overcome my crafting deficits. […]

The Best Way to Enjoy Marshmallow Peeps

  The sugar coating on the outside melts and then hardens into this wonderful crunch shell.  The marshmallow becomes gooey, melty goodness.  If you haven’t tried it, you should!! Affiliate links are included for your convenience.  I may receive a commission from clicks or purchases through these links.  

Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts for My Husband

Regardless of the size of our Christmas budget, our kids get the most of it. Every year, my husband and I sit down and discuss what our Christmas budget will be.  Every year, we squeeze in money for family, some friends, our favorite charities, but we always seem to leave each other off of the […]

Dear Santa: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

*This post may contain affiliate links.  I may receive a commission for purchases made through the links, but my opinion is entirely my own.  The links are provided for your convenience. I’m pretty sure I made Santa’s “Nice List” this year! I’m giving you a sneak peek into my wish list.  Naughty or nice, you […]

My Christmas Tree 2015

I love everything about Christmas!  I love the lights, the scents, the music, the movies, the TV specials, the decorations, the wonder, the excitement, the generosity, the Nativity, and the Christmas tree.  Come see what fun we had decorating our Christmas Tree 2015 in honor of my son, Wyatt. Affiliate links are included.  Commissions from […]