After Christmas Shopping Haul

My favorite day of the year for shopping is the day after Christmas. I have a plan every year and I want to share it with you!

This year I walked away with so many goodies and you can to if you have a good plan in place! Take a look at mine!

I hope you enjoyed!


Homemade Christmas Idea for People in Your Life

Here is an idea that I put together that is perfect for teachers, neighbors, friends, the mail carrier, just about anyone! To see both parts to this gift click the video link below now. Just click the center to watch the video.

Here is an idea of what the goodies look like!

I hope you get the chance to make these goodies and give to the special people in your life!
Merry Christmas!!!


Christmas Gift for the Teachers in Your Life

Here is a holiday gift that I put together for my son's teachers. Once they hit middle school and have multiple teachers along with helps and the administrative helpers gifts can really add up fast. I want to be sure to give them something special and an item they can use.

Here is an idea...........I gave this gift a theme, "All wrapped up for the Holiday's"

Here is what you will need:
Wrapping paper
One piece of Holiday paper
Hershey kisses
One packet of Hot Chocolate
Ornament or bow

Final gift put together...........................I was able to put this together for $5.00 a gift!!!!! What a great Teachers gift so they can go home and wrap gifts with a great cup of hot chocolate and little kisses.

Here is a step by step video on how to put this together.

I hope you found this help and I would love to have subscribe to my channel.

Merry Christmas!!!!


Snowman Christmas Holiday Treats

The Snowman Christmas Treats are so easy to make and a treat the kids will love......and grown ups!

All you need:
Mike and Ike Candy
Lollipop sticks

They really are the cutest treat to put out during a holiday party or even Christmas morning brunch. Take a look at this video where I give you step by step directions! I hope you are enjoying the videos!


So Whats For Dinner Haul Ideas

I am always looking for ideas to make for dinner so its something new I can give my family. The reason I started my blog way back in 2011 was so I could help others with ideas on everything. So here is a look into the start of our week with dinner.

Hope you walk away with ideas.

Hope you enjoyed and I always love hearing your feedback!


Santa Hat How To Plus Video

We made the cutest holiday treat today which is perfect for this Christmas. Let me show you just how easy it is to put these together and your guest will think you went the extra mile for them!

You will need:
Cream Cheese
Splash of Milk
Ziplock bag

I have personally made a step by step video to walk you through the steps on how to put these together. Its the perfect weekend project for you and your little ones.

They are so cute and festive for this Christmas Season.

For step by step directions take a look at this video!


Poppy Seed Lemon Glaze Bread Recipe

Here is a new recipe I tried this week and had to share. With the holiday season here its fun to have breakfast items on hand that you can make for guest or as easy morning items. This Poppy Seed Lemon Glazed Bread is so good right out of the oven.

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp lemon zest (from about 3 lemons)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Lemon Glaze
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Look how great the poppy seed look in the batter. Yum!

You can see the lemon shavings in the batter also.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8 by 4-inch baking dish, set aside.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt for 20 seconds, set aside. Add sugar and lemon zest to the the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Rub lemon zest with sugar using your fingertips, until the mixture becomes moist and pale yellow. Add butter to sugar mixture and whip on medium speed until pale and fluffy (if not using a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl while mixing, then occasionally throughout entire mixing process, stop mixer and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl). Mix in eggs one at a time, adding in vanilla with last egg.
In (microwave safe) liquid measuring cup used to measure milk, whisk together the milk with sour cream. Heat mixture in microwave just until no longer cold (you basically want room temp here, without having to leave this dairy out to reach room temp).
Working in three separate batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture (to the butter/sugar mixture) alternating with 1/2 of the milk mixture and 1 Tbsp lemon juice (each time), and mixing just until combined after each addition. Bake in preheated oven 45 - 55 minutes, tenting with foil at 40 minutes (don't let foil touch loaf), until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean (or with a few small crumbs). Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes in loaf pan (and no longer than 8 minutes or it won't be as porous and absorb the lemon glaze as well), then invert loaf onto a wire rack and brush top with the lemon glaze (it will take several coats but use it all. Give it a second between coats to absorb as needed). Let loaf cool on wire rackl (I also recommend covering it with a extra large bowl if you have one to seal in some of the moisture), then cut into slices. Store in an airtight container.
For the lemon glaze:
Combine lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and heat in microwave on HIGH power (or over stove top on small saucepan, med-high heat) and heat in 15 second intervals, whisking between intervals until sugar has dissolve and mixture is hot.

Above is the bread right out of the oven.

I pour the hot glaze over it while its still in the tin so the bread can really absorb it.

You can see the delicious glaze and its so good. Hope you enjoy this bread.

Happy Holidays!!!!!


Guest Bedroom Christmas Tree Tour

I love adding to my Christmas collection every year. Last year one of my goals was to build my collection of silver, blue, and teal ornaments for my guest bedroom. I must say I am so happy with the my tree. When my guest stay in this bedroom I know they will feel right at home. I just love the look.

Here are a couple of pictures of my tree that is in my guest bedroom but I know you will also enjoy the video tour which I have also included below. Enjoy!

Just click the link below and take a tour of my guest bedroom and watch as the tree is put up!

So what do you think? I would love your feedback. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!!


My First Alabama Football Game

 Eddie and I had a great opportunity to attend an Alabama Football Game this past weekend and we had a blast. Here are just a couple of pictures from our day. I'm not going into a lot of details in this post because the pictures really do all the talking. Here is a small look into our day!

We left early in that morning so we could spend all day downtown.

The stadium was stunning.

We started off by catching the Homecoming Parade and then headed downtown to lunch.

We ate at Steamers for lunch which was really good. I will say we were worried at first because when we arrived and stepped up to the hostess desk to give our name one of the employees dropped an entire drink on Eddie's leg. He is such a good guy and told her he was ok and would air dry. We had lunch outside with friends we ran into and he let his pants dry. He sets such an example that you don't let things like that mess up your day!

Getting ready to go it to the stadium to watch the game.

I was so excited to grab a quick photo with the cheerleaders.

Then it was time to go in for the big game!

So many fun memories made!!! We had so much fun and I can not wait until next year to go again!!!!

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