Creamy Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Creamy Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup - No Diets Allowed

I'm not sure where you live, but our Utah weather just dropped from 68 degrees to 30 degrees within a couple of days.  Baby, it's cold outside!  I guess it shouldn't surprise me since Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Are you ready?  Well, even if you don't have a recipe for your fabulous Thanksgiving Turkey quite yet, I have a plan for how you can use up all that leftover turkey.     Am I the only one who obsesses over soup recipes during cold weather? Trust me... this creamy leftover turkey noodle soup will quickly become a family favorite. You may want to cook two … [Read more...]

15 DIY Holiday Wreaths

DIY gold and polka dots wreath

Yesterday we were all about decorating your holiday mantel, but your holiday decor wouldn't be complete without a wreath on the front door. Or above the mantel. Or in the living. Heck, I'll take a festive holiday wreath wherever I can get it! Here are 15 DIY holiday wreaths that would look fabulous no matter where you hang them. . . 15 DIY Holiday Wreaths . Christmas calling birds wreath from Crafting Chicks . Pom pom posie wreath from Nest of Posies . Plastic PVS wreath from Today's Nest . Vintage jewelry Christmas wreath from My Honey's Place . DIY Christmas wreath … [Read more...]

15 Festive Holiday Mantels

Joy holiday mantel

Thanksgiving is in just a few days, which means it's nearly time for your mantel to get all festive for the holiday season. A decorated mantel is probably my favorite aspect of holiday decorating (though mine could use an overhaul). Here are 15 festive holiday mantels we'd love to see over any fireplace. . . 15 Festive Holiday Mantels . Vintage-inspired holiday mantel from SAS Interiors . Holiday mantel from Kristen's Creations . Christmas mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage . Christmas mantel with chalkboard tutorial from Finding Home . Holiday mantel from Evolution of … [Read more...]

18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

DIY printable forest advent calendar

I can still remember the awesome Christmas advent calendar my mom had hanging in our hallway during the holidays. It featured the inside view of a bear family's home and you moved the little bear to a new location every day. The advent calendar was embellished with buttons and sequins and ribbon and I wax nostalgic every time I think of it. That's why I'm in love with these DIY advent calendars—any one of these would be a perfect way to count down to Christmas. . . 18 DIY Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown . Easy no sew burlap advent calendar from Finding Home . DIY … [Read more...]

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas + Giveaway

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas by Kami Biggler @nobiggie

You guys, I was so excited to hop out to my mailbox the other day and find a sweet gift from my friend Kami. There's nothing like a little happy mail to brighten your day, right?! Normally I wouldn't write up a whole post on fun mail from a friend, but Kami's package gave me the perfect incentive to gush over her new book Washi Tape Christmas, share an Amazon affiliate link so that you can purchase if you like and hold a washi-fabulous giveaway! Washi Tape Christmas One of the things I really love about Kami, is that she always creates clever projects (both on her blog and in this book) … [Read more...]

Cranberry Sauce Hand Pies

cranberry sauce hand pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I've got a big trip coming up and then I'll be back home just in time to start preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house-  for 20 plus people.  I'm starting to feel just a little bit stressed just thinking about everything that needs to get done before then.  It doesn't help that just last weekend, my hubby decided our master closet needed to be repainted, and by pulling everything out of the master closet- it somehow caused the rest of the house to explode too!  Luckily, I have my Mother and Father right next door to help out with all the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Side Dishes the Entire Family Will Love

Thanksgiving Side Dishes the Entire Family Will Love

As much as I love the changing colors and arrival of sweater weather, my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the food. In fact, that's my favorite thing about October through December—all the glorious appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Today we're sharing Thanksgiving side dishes the entire family will love. And if they don't, they can go ahead and skip that slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. ... ... Thanksgiving Side Dishes the Entire Family Will Love ... Crispy potato roast from Joyously Domestic ... Balsamic brown sugar Brussels sprouts from Sweetpea Lifestyle ... Slow … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Crafts Kids of All Ages Will Love

Thankgsiving kids crafts turkey cups

Before you know it, fall break will be here and you'll be wondering how to keep the kids from going beyond their typical controlled chaos. Because we have your best interests (and sanity) at heart, we've rounded up some fun and easy Thanksgiving kids crafts perfect for keeping little hands least for a moment. ... ... Thanksgiving Crafts Kids of All Ages Will Love ... Indian corn craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning ... Terra cotta pot turkey from Crafty Morning ... Gratitude turkey from Happiness is Homemade ... Popsicle stick scarecrow magnet from This Girl's … [Read more...]

Mini Pallet Ornaments

Mini Pallet Sign Ornaments

Hello friends!  We are getting so close to one of my very favorite holidays, it seems so hard to believe that Christmas is two months away.  If you have visited me on my blog The Crafted Sparrow during Christmas before you know that I love to make ornaments for my tree.  These fun Mini Pallet Ornaments will be filling my tree this year with my store bought ornaments. Supplies: -  popsicle sticks -  Cricut Explore Cutting Machine -  vinyl -  glue gun -  white acrylic paint -  red acrylic paint -  green acrylic paint -  1" foam paint brush -  small round pouncer foam brush -  jute … [Read more...]

The Tastiest Roast Turkey Recipes

mayonnaise roasted turkey

Though it can be too early to put up Christmas decor, it's never too early to start planning your Thanksgiving turkey. Whether you're cooking a whole turkey or its just-as-tasty counterpart the turkey breast, we've rounded up the tastiest roast turkey recipes on the web. ... ... 14 of the Tastiest Roast Turkey Recipes ... Juicy roast turkey breast from Foodie Crush ... Simplest, easiest method to cooking a turkey from The Kitchn ... Orange herb roasted turkey breast from Inspired Taste ... Roast spatchcocked turkey from The Bitten Word ... Mayonnaise roasted turkey … [Read more...]