Winter Kids Craft: Snowflake Photo Frame Ornaments

Assembling a Snowflake Photo Ornament

My boys were recently introduced to the fact that although snowflakes may look the same from a distance, upon close inspection they are all very unique. I came up with a fun hands-on project to demonstrate that each child also possess traits that make them unique (just like snowflakes!). These cute … Read More...

Inspire Me Wednesday #51

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

DIY Whipped Sugar Cookie Body Butter

Sugar Cookie Body Butter Lotion Tutorial

My skin gets super dry and itchy in winter, and regular lotion just won't cut it. I love using rich and creamy body butter to keep my skin soothed and nourished, so I was thrilled to discover that it is incredible  simple to make at home. This homemade whipped body butter is thick and luxurious, and … Read More...

5-Minute M&M’s Fudge & White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Brownie Bars

Christmas Baking with M&Ms

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Here at Happiness is Homemade headquarters we are all about quick and easy holiday baking, and we're especially fond of recipes that involve M&M's. This year we made two special … Read More...

The Best Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe Ever

Mint Hot Chocolate

Our holiday season is full of parties and visits with family and friends. It's a time to reconnect with our loved ones and catch up over extravagant meals, decadent desserts and more baked goods than you can possible imagine. I love holiday baking, but sometimes I would rather sit on the couch and … Read More...

Winter Kids Craft: Glittery “Stained Glass” Snowflakes

Glitter Glue Snowflake Suncatchers

Every year when I was growing up, my family would attend a holiday festival at our local Waldorf school, and every year I would make a suncatcher from string and glue (similar to these). It was one of my favorite craft activities, and I looked forward to it each year. I knew that my boys would love … Read More...

Inspire Me Wednesday #50

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

How to Make Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

Decorated Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PBandG #CollectiveBias I've been making Honey Maid graham cracker gingerbread houses for my boys every year since my oldest son was two years old (that's six years for those of you who are … Read More...

Kid Made Ornaments: Cupcakes

Kids Craft Cupcake Ornaments

It's time for the Kid-Made Ornament series hosted by Mama Miss, and we're excited to be participating for the second year. Last year my boys made beaded snowflake ornaments, and this year all of the ornaments in the series are inspired by children's literature. Our ornaments are inspired by the … Read More...

Holiday Gift Idea: Bosch GLM 15 Laser Measure

Bosch GLM 15 laser measuring tape

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bosch. All opinions are 100% mine. We recently introduced a new gadget into our lives, and after just a short while, we're already so thrilled with it that I couldn't wait to share it with you! The Bosch GLM 15 laser measure is one of the coolest … Read More...

Winter Kids Craft: Paper Snow Globes

Winter Kids Craft Paper Snow Globe

The weather around here has been cold and rainy this week, so we've been busy making all kinds of kids crafts since that's our go-to rainy day boredom buster. We crafted these cute paper snow globes in just under 20 minutes, and they were a HUGE hit! What You'll Need: Construction Paper - … Read More...

“My Holiday Wishes” Keepsake Ornament Book

Holiday Wishes Keepsake Ornament Book

My favorite holiday ornaments are the ones that hold special meaning - photos, nostalgia, and anything made by my children.  Now that my boys are all old enough to write on their own, I thought it would be fun to create a "My Holiday Wishes" ornament book that would double as a fantastic Christmas … Read More...

Support Our Troops with Comforts from Home

Support Our Troops with Marie Callender's

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With the holiday season upon us, I'd like to take a minute to turn our attention to the American troops who are serving our country, many in far away and dangerous places, while we're busying … Read More...

10 Minute Gift Idea: DIY Natural Citrus Antibacterial Soap

DIY All Natural Citrus Antibacterial Soap in Under Ten Minutes

Our 10-Minute DIY soaps and sugar scrubs are some of our readers' favorite posts, and I've had a few requests lately to add more tutorials for additional scents and varieties. Since cold and flu season is upon us, I wanted to try my hand at making an antibacterial soap that wasn't laden with all … Read More...

Inspire Me Wednesday #48

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Welcome to Inspire Me Wednesday, a weekly link party where you can show off all of your crafts, DIY projects, recipes and creative ideas. I can’t wait to see all the awesome things that you’ve been working on! Last week’s party was FULL of tons of creative ideas and inspiration! A huge thank you … Read More...

Join Us for Dressember 2014

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  Are you participating in Dressember? Dressember is a collaborative movement leveraging fashion and creativity to restore dignity to all women.  What began in 2009 as a quirky style challenge with a clever name spread like wildfire. Dressember is a month of wearing dresses, but it is so … Read More...