Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide

Baby's First Christmas Gift Guide - such sweet ideas for little ones!

Baby's First Christmas - it's been quite a few years since we've had one of those happen around our house! We're expecting a new grandson any day now, and I had almost forgot just how fun it is to shop for a tiny human. When JCPenney asked me to create a holiday gift guide for them, I knew exactly what I'd choose - Baby's First Christmas. Baby's … [Read more...]

Hidden Valley Ranch Cheese Bread

Hidden Valley Ranch Cheese Bread - a fun twist to boring cheese bread with the flavors of ranch inside. I'm making this for our next potluck!

When the days grow shorter, the air gets cooler and the leaves get a little prettier, my family loves to build a good bonfire. It's our favorite way to chill out and spend some un-plugged family time together. But before we build a fire, first we fill our bellies with some good, warm food. Our standard family meal in the cooler months is … [Read more...]

Christmas Caroling + a Hot Cocoa Bar

Beautiful ideas for outdoor Christmas decorating - complete with a hot chocolate bar. Such a fun way to add some Christmas flair to an outdoor space!

*This post is sponsored by Kirkland's Christmasland* Christmas is always a nostalgic time of year. Maybe it's because we try to uphold family traditions, or that we're trying to slow down and reconnect with things that really matter. The best Christmas memories I have with my family is those spent with my grandparents, where there were dozens … [Read more...]

Kids Christmas Craft: Holiday Garland

Hello, Laura here from Left on Peninsula Road with a kids Christmas craft project for you. These colorful paint-marbled ornaments and garland only require a few supplies which you might already have on hand! Over the years we have amassed quite a collection of Christmas ornaments for our tree. It's a really good thing we have a tall one! Some of … [Read more...]

Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

What a fun twist on a pumpkin roll. It looks delicious and I've gotta try it. Says it's easy - so I guess I'm adding Pecan Pumpkin Roll to my Thanksgiving menu.

Hey there Shabby Creek Cottage readers, it's Laura from Inspiration for Moms. It's fall and I couldn't be happier! I've been driving around town soaking up all the beautiful colors. For some reason, my car keeps ending up at Trader Joe's. I think it's because of all the mini white pumpkins I can't stop buying. They're so stinkin' cute! Speaking of … [Read more...]

Christmas Printable: Silent Night (set of four)

Set of four Silent Night Christmas printables - these would look so pretty on my Christmas mantel this year, framed and hung all together!

Hi there Shabby Creek Readers! How are you today. It's Andrea from The Cottage Market. You are probably gearing up for the Holiday Season that is upon us so I thought that it was time to start sharing some Free Printables (more Holiday Printables are coming soon : ). Today we have a 4 part set featuring Silent Night. A simple but elegant array that … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Storage: 25 Buckets, Baskets and Bins


Don't know what it is, but farmhouse decor particularly draws me in this time of year. Perhaps it's the cozy, nostalgic prospect of homes filled with food, friends and family all season long that makes me want to hoard all of the rustic and industrial goodness I come across at markets and on my screen. The problem is, my home is already filled … [Read more...]

Bourbon BBQ Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

Bourbon BBQ Chicken recipe - a slow cooker recipe that is fall off the bone tender, easy, and finger licking delicious!

If you ask my family, bourbon bbq crock pot chicken is the only kind to have. Being a Tennessee girl, and since Jack Daniels is just over an hour away, I've had more than my fair share of bourbon. But this recipe is my absolute favorite way to have it. And since it's only three ingredients, it's so simple that anyone can make this crock pot chicken … [Read more...]

Ideas for hosting a pumpkin carving party

Pumpkin carving party ideas - host the best party of the Halloween season with these great tips!

*thanks to 3M for partnering with me on this post* Pumpkin carving has to be the most anticipated part of the Halloween season at my house. Turning those fruits into spooky and fun scenes, we can spend hours on pumpkin carving alone. So this year we invited a few of my daughter's friends over for a bring your own pumpkin carving party. With just a … [Read more...]

Spooky Spider S’mores for Halloween

spider s'mores

Hi, Laura here from Left on Peninsula Road. If you've ever stopped by my blog, you've probably noticed that cute seasonal s’mores are a favorite of mine! For this Halloween, I've come up with a cute sweet and salty version that goes together easily with a few ingredients and a microwave. Wrap them up in little cellophane bags for a quick and easy … [Read more...]