14 Chinese New Year Recipes

baked coconut sticky rice cake

Yesterday we shared festive Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. Today we bring you some of our favorite Chinese New Year recipes. . 14 Chinese New Year Recipes . Baked coconut sticky rice cake from Jeanette's Healthy Living . Marbled red vinasse eggs from Pig Pig's Corner . Almond thins from Kitchen Chaos . Hong Kong egg cakes from Ginger and Scotch . Fried laughing balls from Madam Kwong . Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) from Closet Cooking . Homemade fortune cookies from Snap . Chinese spare ribs … [Read more...]

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

I love celebrating holidays that are outside my family's culture and Chinese New Year is one of them. I don't know what it is, but I love all the red and gold and festivities surrounding the holiday. Today I'm sharing some fun Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to help celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. . . 12 Chinese New Year Crafts . Chinese New Year dragon craft from Super Mommy . Chinese style fan from Use Your Coloured Pencils . Cherry blossom tissue paper flower craft from Pink Stripey Socks . Chinese paper lanterns from Snap . Paper … [Read more...]

14 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

14 Valentines Day Breakfast Ideas final

Yesterday we shares some of the most adorable handmade valentines, and what better way to enjoy making those valentines than with a festive Valentine's Day breakfast? Here are 14 super sweet Valentine's Day breakfast ideas. . . 14 Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas . Chocolate-covered strawberry muffins from Sally's Baking Addiction . Sweetheart cinnamon rolls from Lady Behind the Curtain . Sugar cookie waffle sticks from The Sweet Chick . Heart-shaped chocolate chip banana pancakes from Skinnytaste . Heart-shaped cinnamon sugar buns from Two of a Kind . Healthy … [Read more...]

18 Adorabale Handmade Valentines

18 Adorable Handmade Valentines

Valentine's Day is less than a month away. It's time to decide which handmade valentines you and your kids will be passing out this year. To help with your decision, we've rounded up 18 adorable handmade valentines any kid would love to receive. . . 18 Adorable Handmade Valentines . Juicy sweet juice box valentines from Delia Creates . Twinkie minion valentines from The Winthrop Chronicles . Valentine edible box of matches from The 36th Avenue Play-Doh valentines from The Nerd's Wife . Frozen Olaf valentines from One Creative Mommy . Origami heart cards from Omiyage … [Read more...]

Party-Worthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

pear and plum puff pastry tart

What better follow-up to our New Year's Eve party ideas than a post featuring our favorite party-worthy New Year's Eve appetizers? We've rounded up some of the most scrumptious and celebratory appetizers for ringing in the new year. . . 12 Party-Worthy New Year's Eve Appetizers . Blue Cheese guacamole stuffed mushrooms with buffalo sauce from Half Baked Harvest . Soft pretzel bites from Handle the Heat . Jalapeno quinoa corn dip from Pinch of Yum . Pear and plum puff pastry tart with blue cheese from Foodie Crush . Crab rangoon dip from Damn … [Read more...]

Let’s Celebrate! 15 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

DIY tassel garland

Can you believe it's already time to ring in the new year? I swear 2014 was here and gone faster than a pan of brownies, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited to see what 2015 will bring. If you're all about welcoming the new year with a New Year's Eve party, you'll love these New Year's Eve party ideas we've rounded up for you this week. We've found everything from confetti-dipped balloons to a sequin photobooth. . . 15 New Year's Eve Party Ideas . Confetti-dipped balloons from Studio DIY . New Year's Eve centerpiece from No Biggie . DIY tassel garland from Linen, Lace … [Read more...]

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket

Merry Christmas friends!  Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?!  This time of year is so magical, and busy!  With it being so busy you're bound to need a last-minute gift idea at some point. Today I'm sharing this Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket.  It's a perfect last-minute gift idea for anyone, a busy working mom - the neighbors - family - or friends. I tried to keep this gift at around $20 for the total cost, I might have gone over by a smidge because of my mixing bowl.  You can shop the dollar store, and grocery sales to make this idea even more budget friendly. Here's what you … [Read more...]

iTunes Gift Card Christmas Packaging

iTunes printable gift card holder

I've so enjoyed sharing last-minute gift ideas from some of my favorite bloggers! Today my friends Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com are visiting with a fun iTunes gift card Christmas packaging idea. Hello! Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com. We're so excited Tauni invite us over to share a last-minute gift idea. During the holidays we love to keep a stash of gifts handy, because having a gift to pull out at just the right moment is a total #SupermomMoment. A stack of iTunes Gift Cards are a must have for our stash because everybody loves getting one, but … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pistachio Clusters

Pistachio Clusters-scatteredthoughtscraftymom

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year.  Here in Texas, the weather can be crazy in December.  Warm and in the 70s and 80s one day and then drop down to the 40s the next day.  I like to think of that as a good thing.  It always feels like a blessing to have the chance to work in a few final warm weather meals, outfits and outdoor activities before winter really sets in.  Though, like clockwork, every year on the weekend we plan to hang the outdoor holiday lights, the weather always turns out to be the coldest, windiest day in December.  This year was certainly no exception... … [Read more...]

Simple Holly Berry Gift Tags

Simple holly berry gift tag for Christmas - easy and inexpensive way to dress up office tags.

I am absolutely obsessed with fancy gift tags. Typically I scour post-holiday sales for deals on pretty tags I can hang on to. Last year, I didn't make it out to the shops in time and so this year I am making my own! This year I am using a lot of office supplies in my gift wrap. I love the industrial-like supplies mixed with the fancy of Christmas. Plus, I'm using up old supplies and saving money all at the same time. About a year ago, I purchased a bunch of office supply shipping tags. They're a great deal (less than five cents a piece) and can be used for so many different projects - … [Read more...]