Christmas Card Holder


Like most of us, each year we get so many Christmas cards and each year we don't really know what to do with them.  Do we put them on the fridge?  Do we set them out on the mantle?  I don't know about you, but I just never like how those options look. So this year I decided to do something a little different.  One of our good family friends gave us this door, which was original to a home built in 1908.  In our old house it served as our ... read more

Homemade Chili

1-Chili is simmering with diced tomatoes, lean ground beef, kidney beans, chili beans - Weight Watchers points included

In the fall and winter, one of my favorite foods is chili. It's easy to make, fills you up, and tastes great.  And what's even better is that it's easy to freeze, which makes for a quick homemade meal during the holidays when everyone's schedules are so crazy! Here are the ingredients you'll need... [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:17] First you will brown the meat...while this is happening you can chop the onion and green ... read more

DIY Map Magnets

1-Map Magnets...DIY. Great gift for Christmas

I saw this recently and thought it was a great idea and would make a perfect gift for Christmas!  I got my supplies from my local Dollar Tree & Target and probably spent about $5.00 total. Items you will need: Map Glass Beads Rubber Cement or Modge Podge Exacto Knife Self Adhesive Magnets And that's simple! First you'll want to decide which places on the map you want to use.  You could do places you've travelled ... read more

Homemade Dog Treats with Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

1-Christmas Tree Dog Treats in the Oven. Homemade with Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

For the holidays, we always like to do something special for our dogs...typically it's embarrassing them by making them dress up in some sort of outfit.  But we also like to give them a stocking full of goodies. This year I thought it would be nice to make both Teddy and Starbuck a homemade treat that I know they will love. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:16] First, you will add all of the ingredients together... After this, use a whisk ... read more

Fall trip to Asheville

View from Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Leaves changing colors. Fall in the Mountains

I know we've said it before, but we'll say it again...we love Fall!  And where better to spend some time during this season than in the mountains of North Carolina, specifically Asheville. Kara (honey bee two) and I decided this was where we wanted to go this year for our vacation.  It's close to Atlanta and there is so much to do there. We rented this cute little cabin, that was only 5 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and 15 minutes to ... read more