Tag: Christmas

Finished Friday: RED HEART JOLLY PICKLE ORNAMENT

This year I wanted to start a new tradition in making each of my kids a Christmas tree ornament. This year I decided to go with something silly and fun. I chose to make the Red Heart Jolly Pickle Ornament which can be found on the Yarnspiration website.

I used various scrap yarns in my stash ( mainly all Red Heart yarn). The eyes I used can be found on Amazon. If you are interested in making some of your own! For the pickle on the far right, I used these eyes & for the others, I used these. Any stuffing will do for the inside.

Do you make your own ornaments too?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies

My family has enjoyed Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies for years. This quick and easy no-bake treat I learned how to make with my mom when I was a young girl. My kids and I now make these cookies with our own twists. The versatility from trying different melting chocolate and topping with a variety of delicious additions such as peppermint, sea salt, and sprinkles have us making these every Holiday season!

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December 2017 Gift Knitting

December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting!  I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time.  Continue reading