Author archives: Maysem

Spiced White Hot Chocolate on a Stick

The cold season has arrived! That means it’s time to break out the winter coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. It also means time to bring out the hot chocolate! One of my favorite ways to keep warm during the cold season is with a nice cup of hot chocolate. I decided to do some experimentation with some hot chocolate recipes… on a stick! And I’ve come up with two […]

Coffee Filters & Old Book Pages

I tend to avoid doing projects that call for printing because my printer isn’t very nice to me. ;) However, I’ve been loving all the printing on old book pages projects that I’ve come across that I decided to just go for it. Nothing major. Just a small job that I figured that even my not so nice printer can handle. It really doesn’t take much to print on book […]

Happy Thanksgiving

When my four year old nephew Gabriel was asked what will he be having on Thanksgiving, he responded “Turkey, corn, mash potatoes…. pie, cake, and cookies…” Then he finished it off with full on enthusiasm… “I’m going to get fat!” Yup we sure are, and we plan on enjoying every bite! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Enjoy your turkey and all the other yummy goodness!

Candy Cane Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies

To some, they’re Muddy Buddies. To others, they’re Puppy Chow. While to a few others, it’s neither. We may not agree on the name but we certainly can agree that they are so good! And quite addicting. Once you start munching on them, you will not stop… and you won’t realize what you are doing until they are gone! They are definitely an easy treat to whip up… and lately I’ve been […]

Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie {with Joe Joe's Crust}

I think it’s already been established that I LOVE Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe Joe’s cookies. Since it’s been established, I think we can go straight to the treat I have for you today. Yes, it sure does involve using the Candy Cane Joe Joe’s! Last year, I shared these Candy Cane Cookie Truffles using Joe Joe’s, and they were heavenly! To get the recipe, feel free to jump over […]

Winter Wreath {Makeover}

Just like I did with my fall wreath, I decided to give my winter wreath a makeover. I admit, I can get bored of some things sometimes and do like to change it up a bit. Hence the reason I’m a seasonal home decorator! A couple of years ago I made this wreath. I decided to change it up with some subtractions and some new additions. The new additions being […]

Paper Straw Snowflake

Today I have for you  an easy peasy winter craft. A craft that can be put together in a matter of minutes! A paper straw snowflake! All you need is two straws and fuzzy yarn to make these cuties. For the tools, you will need scissors and a hot glue gun. Start out by cutting two straws in half. I wasn’t anal about the halves being evenly cut. I guesstimated […]

Hot Chocolate Kit

With the winter season fast approaching, what tastier way to keep warm than with hot chocolate. I wanted to share the sweet warmth, so I put together a few hot chocolate kits to gift. Hot chocolate is a gift of warmth that you can never go wrong with… not with me at least! With these simple supplies, I was able to put together fun and unique packaging for my kit. Also, […]

Winter Inspiration

Is it too soon to start talking winter? I know we still have Thanksgiving to get through, but I’m too excited to start sharing some winter ideas with everyone. Right after fall, winter is my second favorite season. Sure the freezing cold may not be so fun, but who can resist a good snowfall? I know I can’t. So, if you don’t mind, I’m ready to talk winter! Today I […]

Thanksgiving Favor & Place Card Setting

In the last post I shared a new favorite cookie recipe of mine… Spiced cardamom cookies. I’m going to be using these cookies for my Thanksgiving favors which can also be used as place card settings. Want to see how I packaged them? I’ve been loving all the printed burlap that have become available in fabric stores. As soon as I saw these three printed burlap, I knew I needed […]