Mini Santa Hat Cheesecakes {Gluten Free}

Santa hat cheesecake bites

Hi there Shabby Creek friends! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back with a very festive treat. Christmas is only a few weeks away and if you're looking for a cute holiday dessert to impress your family and friends, look no further! My Gluten-Free Mini Santa Hat Cheesecakes not only look cute, they taste divine!   I have always … [Read more...]

Christmas Cocktail: Cran-Merry-Tini

Christmas Cocktail

A few months ago I took a trip to Chicago. If you know me at all you know of my great love of Fall Out Boy. And I know that Pete Wentz owns a bar in the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago called Angels and Kings. So with 11 million cool things to do in Chicago, that bar was at the very tip top of my list. Like if I did nothing else, I was gonna go. And I … [Read more...]

10 Kitchen Organizing Tips

Living with a small kitchen, I know that organization is key. We don't have a ton of storage, which means that we have to make the absolute most of what we have to keep everything in order. Part of my strategy is to only keep the things we use the most in the easiest to reach areas, but also to cull out to remove things we don't need at all. I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters

Easy Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters PM3

Hi there and  Happy Holidays to you all, my sweet Shabby Creek friends!  It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification and it's time for me to share one last slow cooker recipe until the new year is upon us and I am allll about some easy holiday baking, how about you? These Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Clusters could not be simpler and they are … [Read more...]

Triple-Layer Eggnog Pie (no bake dessert recipe)

Easy Triple-Layer Eggnog Pie

As soon as I see eggnog in the grocery store, I know that Christmas is really on its way. My grandmother made the best eggnog I've ever had, but sadly I didn't get her recipe before she passed away a few years ago. I buy some every year and it always brings back fond memories of Christmas Eve at her house surrounded by family and friends. You know… … [Read more...]

craft this: Mini-Melted Snowman Ornaments

mini-melted snowman ornament

Melted snowman ornaments aren't really a new thing - but when my daughter wanted me to make her one I knew I had to put my own spin on it. And I really didn't want to have to go buy stuff to make it (like clear ornaments) so I came up with this quick craft idea - and it turned out so cute that I wanted to share it with you! I stared with … [Read more...]

Learning to enjoy entertaining

Boxwood Wreath

Last week on Instagram, I shared a short post about how we learned to have faith in timing. More specifically it was about the fact that I had grand ideas of entertaining friends, when we really didn't have any. I know that might sound a bit shocking coming from a girl who's basically lived her whole life in one house, but it's true. We just didn't … [Read more...]

Easy memory ornaments

Vacation Ornaments

The beach is my happy place. The sound of the waves, the smell of salt air - it truly does soothe my soul. Every time we go to the beach, we always bring back a bit of sand, and I've had little bits from here and there for a couple of years but never knew what to do with it - but I finally figured out how to with these easy memory ornaments. It's a … [Read more...]

How to wrap a gift – tips from a pro

how to wrap a gift - tips from a pro

Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things about the holiday season- pretty paper… pretty ribbons… all the pretties! This year I asked my friend Kasey to help me, and I had no idea I was doing it all wrong! I thought I was doing it right - I mean, they always turned out pretty. As a former department store manager, she not only wrapped about a … [Read more...]

Easy DIY bar sign

easy diy bar sign

The writer in me can't seem to get enough quotes: song lyrics, book quotes, movie lines - they're all up for grabs. It's a fun way for me to bring the things we love into our home in a very personal way. When I decided to create a little sign to go above our bar, I knew I wouldn't want something ordinary. So I thought long and hard and finally … [Read more...]