M&M Christmas Crack

You will need:

*Saltine Crackers

*2 sticks melted butter

*1 1/2 cup brown sugar

*3 cups baking chips of choice-I used milk chocolate and peanut butter

*Toppings of choice-I used mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles

The first thing you will want to do is line your cookie sheet with foil and place your saltine crackers in a single layer on the pan.

Next you will want to combine your butter and brown sugar. You can do this either in the microwave or on the stove top. You will want your mixture to come to a rolling boil for 3-4 minutes before you pour it over the crackers. After you have your mixture evenly spread over the crackers you will then put this into a 350 degree over for 5 minutes.

Immediately after you remove the pan from the oven you will spread your baking chips over your crackers. Let them sit for just a couple minutes and then they will be melted just enough to spread evenly over the crackers. Now it’s time to add your toppings. I chose mini M&Ms and holiday sprinkles for this batch. The possibilities are endless as far as the toppings go but a few of my favorites also include, heath bar baking chips and chopped pecans!

To finish off the Christmas crack you will want to stick it in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours. Once it is fully set you can peel the foil back and begin cracking pieces off and that’s all there is to it!

DIY “Ho Ho Ho” Christmas Sign

You will need:

-board of choice-I found mine at Hobby Lobby

-letters to spell “ho ho ho”-I got mine at Hobby Lobby

-Apple Barrel paint-I used “Tuscan Red” and “Christmas Green”

-Embellishments of choice-I found the truck I used at Hobby Lobby

-Ribbon if a bow is desired

-E6000

-Hot Glue Gun-Click HERE for the affiliate link for the one I use on my live videos.

The first thing I did was paint all of the “H” letters with my “Tuscan Red” color and all of the “O” letters with my “Christmas Green” color. Any paint will work for this.

Once my letters were dry I used E6000 and hot glue to secure them down. If you don’t plan on using your sign outside then you would be fine just using the hot glue, however, if you plan to use your sign outside, you will want to use the E6000 to adhere your letters. The reason for me using both is so that the hot glue will secure the letters down while the E6000 cures as it takes up to 24 hours to fully cure.

Once I had my letters and my truck glued down I moved on to the bow. You can watch my bow tutorial HERE or you can follow the pictures below to make it also.

Once I had my bow made I stapled it to my sign! If your not a bow maker or just don’t want to take the time to make one you could certainly just buy one to use. They have some super cute ones at the store for sure!

And just like that you have an adorable Christmas sign you can use outdoors as porch decor or indoors for wall decor.

Crockpot Turkey and Noodles

Ingredients:

*Turkey

*Turkey drippings

*Turkey base

*Celery

*Carrot

*Onion

*Minced garlic

*Egg noodles

*Salt & Pepper

This is the perfect way to use up that left over turkey from your holiday dinner. And not to mention it will make your house smell amazing!

The first thing you will want to do is reserve your turkey juices/drippings from the pan you cooked your turkey in. If your like my family we make our gravy from these drippings as well but usually there is more than enough to use for both. Next, I turn my crockpot on low and add my turkey drippings, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to my pot. I like to let this simmer for an hour or so.

Once I am done with that, I add 2 tablespoons of turkey base, 3-5 cups of water depending on how big of a batch you are making, and my leftover turkey that I have cut up. Add salt and pepper and any other seasonings you like. I let this cook 2-3 hours and then I turn my crockpot to high and add in my egg noodles.

Once your noodles are fully cooked you are ready to enjoy!

2020 Christmas Tree

Our tree this year is definitely one of of my favorites we have ever had. As many of you know, we get a real tree every year. Now, usually we have our tree up way before now, but we didn’t have fresh trees available to us until this week. So you better bet we were one of the first people to get one when they finally did show up! Haha!

This year our tree looks a little different than usual. Each year I get my kiddos a new ornament for the tree. This year instead of them putting their ornaments on our main tree in our family room we decided they would put their ornaments on their little trees in their bedrooms. So that meant that I got the main tree all to myself and of course I had to write about it! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love seeing all of the kids’ ornaments hanging on our main tree but as you can imagine we are getting quite the collection of ornaments so they decided they are just gonna pick a few of their favorites to add to the trees in their rooms.

So…onto our main tree. I simply started off by using this beautiful deco mesh that I found at Hobby Lobby. I started at the top and worked my way down to the bottom just tucking and twisting the deco mesh until I got it the way I wanted it.

Yes, I know…it doesn’t look like anything special at this point…But, just wait!

Next, I added the lights. I use LED lights that can change from white to multi-colored depending what my theme is each year.

Now, its time to fill in the holes and make the tree look full. I like to use a variety of different picks and ornaments. The ones I used this year I found at Hobby Lobby and Walmart. I also used this Dollar Tree Truck that I made over to fill the big hole in the front of the tree. You can find the blog post with on how I created the truck HERE!

This may just be my favorite part of the tree!

Next, I just continued filling in the tree with my picks.

I also added this “Farmhouse Greetings” ornament that I made on a live. You can find that video HERE.

And to finish the tree off we added our star! I found this at Wal-mart a few years back.

I absolutely LOVE how our tree turned out this year!

Dollar Tree Truck Makeover

Supplies:

*Red truck from Dollar Tree

*Christmas pick

*Paint-I used Waverly chalk paint “Celery”, Apple Barrel “Tuscan Red”, “Black”, and “Pewter Gray”.

*Embellishments of your choice

Now, don’t get me wrong, this little truck is cute as it is but just wait until you see it after I get done with it!

To start off I removed the tree from the back of the truck. Next, I painted the body of the truck with my “tuscan red” paint.

Next, I painted my tires with my black paint and the fenders with my “celery” paint.

Once those were dry, I took my gray and added some highlight color to the tires. I also, took my “celery” color and added some highlights to the body of the truck.

Next, I added a little mini ornament embellishment on the door of the truck. I found these in the Christmas section at Wal-mart.

To finish off the truck, I used a Christmas pick to replace the tree that was in the back of the truck. I found my pick at Wal-mart. I simply cut down the stem and hot glued the top of the pick to the back of the truck.

Well, what do you think? Quite the transformation, right? I just love how it turned out!

2020 Walmart Christmas Finds

Walmart definitely hit it out of the park when it comes to their 2020 Christmas goods! I wanted to share a sneak peek of some of my favorite items I spotted the other day when I was there. You better bet I stocked up on lots of these and more than likely be going back for more!

First off, I’m gonna start with their holiday ribbon! So stinkin’ cute you guys! My new favorite is definitely the sage green!

If you are a fan of gnomes, Walmart has got the cutest ones! I wanted to buy them all!

There are seriously so many different styles of decor so your sure to find the one that fits you best! Its so exciting to see the different color schemes and styles from year to year.

I’m a sucker for some cute greens. They have cutest wreaths, swags, and little decorative trees. These go great with any Christmas/Winter decor.

These mini ornaments make the cutest little embellishments on any project so I always stock up on these! Also, if your kiddos like to have their own mini tree in their bedroom these work perfectly for that as well.

Is this not the cutest little tree stand/collar for a little mini tree!

These cute little Christmas picks were calling my name! I like to use these as fillers in my tree and use them a lot as embellishments on projects also.

As always they have a ton of gift bags to choose from. Not only to I use these for gifts but I also craft with these a lot! In my eyes you can never have to many. A cute gift bag and some mod podge can do wonders. HaHa

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek and find some inspiration for the holiday season.