Monthly Archives: December 2009

Black Eyed Peas for New Years Day

Happy New Years Eve everyone!  Hope everyone had a lovely 2009 and I can’t wait to see what 2010 will bring… And don’t forget to soak your black eyed peas tonight, so you can make them for luck in the new year!* I love Black Eyed Peas… they are healthy, tasty, and generally kid friendly… Growing up my mom made Hoppin’ John for New Years Day — Black Eyed Peas over rice, topped with onion.… [ KEEP READING ]

Download: Printable Holiday Thank You Note Template for Kids

(New for 2011: Super simple Kindergartner (early writer) version!) The week between Christmas and New Years is a good time to get kids to write thank you notes for the gifts they received, but for young kids, it can be a real pain to get them to write something. These downloadable templates are good solution for that.… [ KEEP READING ]

Holiday Baking – Making Sour Cream Poundcake

Happy Christmas Eve!
I’ve been in baking mode for the last few days, so I thought I’d share one of the things I made…
My first attempt ever at making my grandmother’s recipe for Sour Cream Poundcake. I have always loved this stuff, and it’s my own little holiday tradition that I eat this for breakfast on Christmas morning!… [ KEEP READING ]

Download: Set of Christmas Gift Tags!

Here is a simple set of Christmas themed gift tags for you (made with some of the images from the Little Game Box from friday). It’s also my Illustration Friday for “Undone”, since these will just be thrown away when the wrappings are undone, but they are cute while they last!… [ KEEP READING ]

Tutorials, Downloadables and more!

First off, we had a fun, if hectic trip to Disney last week, and some lovely guest posters while I was away, so if you missed them, be sure to check these out! Tutorial: Make a Bracelet from an old Record Kelly from Tresijas shows us how to make a fun and easy bracelet!… [ KEEP READING ]

The Little Game Box

Here’s a great little stocking stuffer you can make yourself. My 4 year old played a game similar to this* at grandma’s over Thanksgiving, and loved it, so I thought a pocket version would be a great little ‘handmade’ Christmas gift. I’ve included (almost) everything you need to make one for yourself as free downloads!… [ KEEP READING ]