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Gingerbread House Ideas and Tips

Start a new family tradition or add something new to an old one! These gingerbread house ideas and time-tested tips and tricks for planning, assembling, and decorating your creation will help you along the way. Here’s the Never-Fail Gingerbread Recipe and while you’re at it, try a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub or Chewy Gingerbread Cookies!   […] The …

Gingerbread House Recipe

This gingerbread house recipe is time-tested and allows you unlimited options to be creative! Plus, it tastes delicious 😉  Also try our Pumpkin Steamers Recipe, 11 Delicious Holiday Treat Recipes and Christmas Breakfast Ideas Gingerbread House Recipe When you’re building a gingerbread house from scratch, the gingerbread recipe you use makes a big difference. Be sure to […] The …

Stocking Stuffers For Teens Under $10

Teen stocking stuffers that they will love! Find items they will love under $10. Plan ahead and find some great ideas with our list. More gift guides: gift ideas for cat lovers, gift ideas for everyone on your list, and sentimental gift ideas. Teens can sometimes seem hard to buy for! Especially when it comes to stocking stuffers. […] The …

Winter Decorations: Snowman Wreath

Celebrate the chilly season with this easy winter decoration! Our easy, no-sew no-glue snowman wreath can be made in one afternoon. For more winter decoration ideas, check out snowman door decorating kit, a fun collection of DIY outdoor winter decor, and 25+ Best Winter Wreaths. I saw this cute duct tape wreath by Jones Design […] The …

11 Easy DIY Christmas Cards

Spread some Christmas magic with one of these easy DIY Christmas cards. Get crafty and in the Christmas spirit and send some Christmas cheer. Need more Christmas craft ideas: Christmas gifts to make for tweens, Christmas crafts for kids, and advent calendar garlands. While holiday greetings in all forms are certainly welcome this time of […] The …

Recessed Light Fixtures for a Low Ceiling

Wondering how to install lights in a basement with a low ceiling and shallow clearance? We found a great affordable light fixture for low ceilings! This thin LED light requires only 3/4″ clearance and is easy to install.   See more about our basement remodel updates here, including the exposed ceiling in the rest of the […] The …

Blueberry Scone Recipe

Homemade blueberry scones for the win! Sweet (but not too sweet) they’ll pair perfectly with a warm drink on a chilly day. Stave off the chill with a batch of Homemade Wassail or Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa.   Tips for making this Blueberry Scone Recipe Getting the texture and moisture right in a baked scone […] The …

Useful Stocking Stuffers under $10 for Dad and Mom

Useful stocking stuffers are the best! Find things Mom and Dad need under $10. Plan ahead and find some great ideas with our list. More gift guides: gift ideas for cat lovers, gift ideas for everyone on your list, and sentimental gift ideas. Christmas time is coming, we love to get ahead on what we […] The …

Basement Remodel Update (with Exposed Ceiling)

We’re renovating the basement in our 1960’s house! See where we’re at now with the basement remodel, what we’ve done so far, and how we plan to modernize this basement, including the exposed ceiling beams.  See the other projects we’ve done in this home (the Birch House) here, and catch up on all the Birch […] The …

21 Sentimental Gifts to DIY this Christmas

 Here are some perfect simple sentimental gifts to DIY this Christmas (or anytime!) for everyone – from your spouse to your grandma! While you’re at it, take a look at DIY Christmas Gifts for under $10, $20 and $50 and Gifts for Kids to Make on Their Own and great ideas for Holiday Neighbor Gifts. […] The …