Love Bug Chocolate Covered Oreo Valentine Cookies

These love bug cookies are a quick Valentine’s Day dessert that are perfect for classroom parties or a special lunchbox treat.  You can whip out a bunch of these in about half an hour with just a few supplies.

– Oreo Cookies
– Parchment paper
– Mini Candy Eyes (we also found some candy mustaches
– Red Chocolate Candy Melts
– Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or Black Chocolate Candy Melts
– Small Ziploc bag
– Sprinkles – we found Valentine’s sprinkles at Michaels

Melt the red chocolate candy melts according to package directions. …

Ski Trip Packing List

Ski Trip Packing Checklist

The thought of taking the entire family skiing can be a little overwhelming with all of the necessary layers and equipment that each person will need. Take a look at the items below and print off our ski trip packing list. We put off our first family ski trip a couple years longer than we should have.…

Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Frame

How To Make A Conversation Heart Frame

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Time to deck the mantel with pastels and candy hearts.  We have created this simple tutorial to help you create this adorable Conversation Heart Valentine’s Day Frame.


  • 5×7 picture frame
  • White spray paint – use a paint + primer one like if you plan on changing the color of the frame
  • Conversation heart candies – we used Brachs
  • Glue gun and extra glue sticks

Start with a frame with a thin flat edge.  …

You’ve Been Elfed Printable Hang Tags and Gift Tags

Printable You’ve Been Elfed Gift Tags

Last year, one of our amazing neighbors “Elfed” us. What in the world is that you ask? If you’ve heard of “booing” or “boozing” your neighbors at Halloween time, this is the Christmas version.  You pack up a few goodies, we like to include some treats for the kids and some for mom and dad as well, and once it turns dark you sneak up and leave it on their doorstep with a note for your unsuspecting recipient.  …