Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Deco Mesh Wreath from a Dollar Store Basket

Every year, I make a new Christmas wreath, or dress up one I have...unless I make a non-traditional wreath. But this year, I was stumped. I was cruising around on pinterest and I stopped in my tracks. Have you ever seen an idea on pinterest, and you thought...why didn't I think of that? And then your mind starts churning on how you could make a good idea even better? That happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I saw this post on how to make a wreath base out of a dollar store laundry basket from A Piece of Rainbow. She had made a beautiful wreath with dried flowers woven into half of a laundry basket. And I just had to visit my local dollar store to see if my store had any....and all they had were these mini baskets - the bottom was only 8 1/2" (I wish I just had this much laundry, don't you? I grabbed one anyway, thinking maybe I could make a wreath still.

And, boy, I'm glad now I couldn't find a bigger basket –look at the result!

Here's what you need: 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-11-30

Howdy folks! How was your Thanksgiving? Last week was a little bit crazy for me. We did a day trip, lot of food, and lots of DIY (finally have a smooth, popcorn free painted ceiling in my living room and kitchen--only took 6 months!). But we got it all done, and decorated most of the way for Christmas, too. 

menu planning monday

Now it's time to settle down and get back to the regular schedule! Here's the plan for the week:

Thursday, November 26, 2015

12 Recipes That Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you a wonderful meal (or more than one!) with friends and family!

Are you looking for recipes to use up all that extra turkey and cranberry sauce? Look no further than these awesome recipes!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mint Chocolate Cool Whip Cookies

The holidays bring parties and cookie swaps! Are you ready with a go-to cookie recipe? I was just introduced to cool whip cookies. Using cake mix and cool whip you can make cookies in no time, and they are just the right level of chewy...so good. This variety is pretty simple - chocolate mint. I think of 2 kinds of cookie when I think of Christmas - gingerbread and mint. So of course I just had to try mint at the first gathering of the season. I'll be bringing these to some other holiday events for sure!