Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We want to wish all of our friends out there a fantastic Christmas and New Year!  2011 has been a truly amazing year and we feel so blessed to have such wonderful fans, readers and customers out there.  You guys are awesome! We’re signing off until January 2 when we’ll once again begin blogging, tweeting and Facebooking like crazy about candy, events, gifts and other fun and exciting things.

New Year’s Eve Family Fun

New Year’s Eve Family Fun

Not everyone is up for crazy all-night New Year’s Eve celebrations at nightclubs or friends houses.  Sometimes the best New Year’s Eve’s are spent with your family, enjoying each other’s company, especially if you have little kids at home.  There are so many ways to make ringing in the New Year fun and memorable for your kids, and one of my favorite ways to create a really special occasion with.

Awesome Homemade Gift Ideas

Awesome Homemade Gift Ideas

Time is running out (and many stores are out of stock) to buy those fabulous Christmas gifts for your friends, family and co-workers.  Now is the time to start considering some homemade gift options for those people you haven’t purchased gifts for yet.  Homemade gifts are underrated and are usually among the more thoughtful and memorable gifts each year.  Some of our favorite websites have put out incredible homemade gift.

Mini S’mores Cup Recipe!

Mini S’mores Cup Recipe!

Happy Friday Everyone! We thought we would share with you this DE-LIC-OUS Mini S’Mores Cup Recipe that we found on The TomKat Studio’s website.  Anyone whose been following our blog for a while knows that we pretty much write something about s’mores once a month – we just can’t get enough of these! Don’t these just look amazing?  If you’re interested in getting TomKat Studio’s recipe, as well as downloading.

Holiday Crafts to do with Your Kids!

Holiday Crafts to do with Your Kids!

Christmas season is one of the best times of the year to get crafty and make fun things with your children.  They’re out of school for a few weeks, it’s snowy outside, Santa Clause hasn’t come yet so there are no new toys to play with … get our your glue gun, construction paper and glitter and have some fun watching your kids be imaginative and creative! We’ve collected some.

Ohhhh, Hot Toddy Bar!

Ohhhh, Hot Toddy Bar!

Ok, so how much fun does this Hot Toddy bar look?  Our friends over at Pizzazzerie put this lovely little sweets and drinks bar together and I am just so in love with it!  Let’s face it – we’re all obsessed with Starbucks’ Peppermint Hot Chocolate and fancy spicy drinks for the holidays, so why not make your own (and include some drinks with spirits, too!) for the whole family to.

Best Deals – $50 on Christmas Candy

Best Deals – $50 on Christmas Candy

It’s no secret that people spend a lot of money on Christmas candy, cookies, fudge and sweets.  I know I’ve already spent a small fortune on cookie ingredients alone, not counting all the candy and other sweets.  It’s one of the things that goes with the season and I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t make special treats or buy extra candy to savor and/or share with.

Vintage Choo-Choo-Train Birthday Party!

Vintage Choo-Choo-Train Birthday Party!

I saw these vintage choo-choo-train birthday party pictures on Kara’s Party Ideas and just had to share them here.  How cute is this party?  I think my son would flip out with a choo-choo-train party. It’s the highlight of his week when I take him to the train station to watch the trains come and go, so a whole train-themed party is right up his alley. Anyway, I particularly like bright.

Christmas Candy Buffet

Christmas Candy Buffet

Check out this candy buffet photo that we found on Martha Stewart’s Craft Blog - is this awesome, or what? Ok, now think about this – why not have a green and/or red themed candy buffet for your Christmas or New Year’s party, or even at your home for the holiday season?  Wouldn’t something like this make an amazing (and edible) display for your sideboard or buffet table? Here are some.

Really Awesome Chanukah Candy!

Really Awesome Chanukah Candy!

It would be a shame if we forgot to mention the fantastic, fabulous Chanukah candy available this season.  The Festival of Lights begins this year on December 20 and ends on Dec. 28, so there is still plenty of time to get your Chanukah candy before it begins.  Here are a few of my favorites this season. Mom n Pops Chanukah Pops – Mom n Pops makes some really amazing.