Last-minute Gift Ideas for Men {for under $40}

We are just 9 days away from Christmas. NINE! I'm always on the look out for gift ideas for my man and because I tend to wait until the last minute, I've made a list of ten items that can purchased and shipped before Christmas! All can be ordered through Amazon Prime (yay for two-day shipping!) and are under $40. Score!


31 Bits Holiday House Party

On Friday, I threw a 31 Bits Jewelry Party. The lovely ladies at 31 Bits sent me a big box of jewelry. I invited my friends and we tried on necklaces and bracelets while sipping coffee and cocoa. A nice way to spend a Friday, if you ask me.

Tassel Garland from Twigs & Twirls

Have you seen their jewelry? Do you have some?


Gifts from the Kitchen: Hot Buttered Cider

There's nothing like a warm drink on a cold day to warm you from the inside out. Today I'm sharing a yummy drink that is easy to make...Hot Buttered Cider (or Rum) Mix.

This makes about 10 cups of concentrated mix so it makes enough to give away! It would be a great gift for neighbors, teachers and co-workers.


DIY Gifts for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner and we always try to do some sort of personal, homemade gifts for our kids. And now that our kids are getting a little older, they love getting in on the action too!

Last year, Sweet Pea made her brother Homemade Gak and it was, hands down, his favorite gift. It provided hours of fun!


Hot Cocoa on a Stick

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It's hard to believe we're in December already, but I'm excited to get into the Christmas festivities!

Today I'm over at 30 Days sharing an easy, no bake treat...Hot Cocoa on a Stick! Perfect for the holidays!


Giveaway Winner

Aaaannnndddd, we have a winner for our Holiday Giveaway Pack!


Thanksgiving Menu Schedule {with printable}

In past years, when we've hosted Thanksgiving at our house, I made up a schedule to keep me organized for such a big meal. I recently mentioned this schedule to a few of my friends and they requested a copy.

I thought it would be a helpful list to have on the blog, so for those of you that are Thanksgiving newbies or just want to be more organized for Turkey Day, this list is for you (scroll down for printable).