Christmas Santa Bucket

Christmas Santa Bucket

HO HO HOLY COW!  Can you believe it's that time of year already?!  We love the giving the goes on during this time of year and, of course, the Christmas decorations!  Here's an easy DIY Christmas Santa Bucket craft that takes no time to make and cute to boot! This Santa bucket would be a cute gift idea for a teacher!  You could fill it with … [Read more...]

Cowboy Christmas Tree


Hat Topper * Handmade Branded Ball Ornaments * Cowboy Ornaments * Western Tree Skirt Got a Christmas Tree Post or Photo? Link directly to it below! I'd love to see! … [Read more...]

Grocery Shopping Tips to Save Time and Money

Something I have decided to implement this New Year is a more frugal way of living. And in my journey to become frugal, I plan to share my tips that I've learned and try,  on to you! I think with the economy like it is right now, it would be in ALL of our best interest to find ways to save money. With that said........ Coupons and … [Read more...]

Reindeer Cookies


I make these every Christmas. They are a big hit with the kids. I believe the recipe came form Pillsbury originally, but you can use any sugar cookie dough. INGREDIENTS 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (or make your own) 64 small pretzel twists 64 semisweet chocolate chips (about … [Read more...]

Just Seeing How Many of You Read My Posts

Christmas is almost here but as for most, it won't be much.  We went with quality of quantity this year so one kid only has 2 gifts to open.  Of course little man will make out this year but he's two and was actually in need of some fun toys!  A couple of things that he doesn't have are boots and jeans but we'll probably hit the stores after the … [Read more...]

Fun with Smuckers and the Stars on Ice

So how many of you watch Stars on Ice or even ice skating in general?  We do and always have so on this Christmas Day , the 25th (on NBC), we will be watching the "Hot Ice, Cool Sounds" presented by Smucker's.  Aside from all the talented skaters like Brian Boitano and Sasha Cohen, Mr. Peter Cetera will be there singing away for us!   It will be a … [Read more...]

Spending the Holidays with Il Divo


What's the holidays here, music is a must!  We love to listen to music during this season, well I do for sure and getting my home ready for company will be so much more fun with the sounds of Il Divo.  My mom loves the group as well as myself. I have both "The Promise" and "The Christmas Collection".  They both are fabulous!  OMG, the Christmas … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up with E-Gift Cards

Since the chances of you buying something online and getting it shipped in time for gift giving are getting slimmer, your best chance is to get a e-gift card. So this weekend, I'm sharing some places where you can buy those last minute e-gift cards. General Shopping E-Gift Cards Amazon Ebay Walmart Special … [Read more...]

My Favorite Ornament

Christmas Ornament

I have many faves actually but this one is close to my heart because my son did the artwork at the age of 5.  Most of my ornaments are western except for a few that are family ones handed down but that year I thought it would be fun to have the kids get creative.  Tyler has always drawn.  He's always been pretty good at it too.  Anyways, since the … [Read more...]

Holiday Almond Popcorn Crunch Candy


In need of a very good treat to give for the holiday?  Almond bark, popcorn, pretzels, peanuts oh my!!  This is the perfect, affordable treat that when wrapped in cute holiday buckets and plastic goody bags, will make anyone smile!   You can make it small and large batches and even use different themed bags & buckets for different … [Read more...]

Reindeer Have to Eat Too!

Okay, so this isn't about real food but I couldn't help but bring it up with Christmas is around the corner.  I mean, reindeer have to eat too! If you don't already know, there's a VERY cool site where you can choose from different packages that include a letter from Santa Claus and even reindeer food!  With 3 different packages, anyone can afford … [Read more...]

Product Submission for Holiday Gift Guide


Do you have a great product or provide a service that is somehow food, cooking, or kitchen organization related???  If so, you can submit it for consideration to be included in My Wooden Spoon's 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. The Holiday Gift Guide will be launching right before Thanksgiving to help families gear up for the upcoming gift giving season … [Read more...]