Turtles Candy

I absolutely adore the combination of chocolate, caramel, and nuts. I have a recipe for Chocolate Pecan Caramels that I simply love, and I don’t know why I have never tried making turtles before. Guys, this Turtles Candy is simply amazing! Better than any turtle candies I have ever purchased. The crunchy pecans, the chewy caramel, […]

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Hey there, Lil’ Luna fans!  My name is Katie and I am the blogger behind The Casual Craftlete.  I am a wife and stay at home mom to our three year old daughter.  I started blogging in 2013 to give myself a creative outlet.  Some of the things you will find me sharing are easy diy/craft […]

Homemade Salsa

Who doesn’t love Salsa? I grew up on the stuff (remember – I’m half Mexican!) I’ve always loved a great Homemade Salsa recipe and have tried so many different kinds growing up. I’ve also tried many recipes myself and have enjoyed them all but think I finally found the easiest and yummiest way to make […]

Salsa Verde + Gift Idea

I LOVE Salsa!! Ever since I moved to Texas I haven’t been able to find a Salsa I really like (insert sad face here). Back home we would always get El Sol Salsa found at Sam’s Club, which is made by some family friends. We LOVE it!! Since I haven’t been able to find any […]

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas, friends!! I’m hoping everyone is gathered with friends and family on this special day. It truly brings me so much joy that friends and family gather from all over the world, and especially our country, on this day to spend time with the ones they love most. Maybe it’s the mom in me, but […]

Christmas Home Tour 2016

Christmas is the BEST!!! So many fond memories come to mind when I think of the holiday, and I can’t help but get giddy with excitement when I think of all the fun associated with December. It’s a month of family traditions, service, celebrating the birth of the Savior and enjoying so much beauty!! With […]

Handmade Gift Ideas for Under $5

Gift giving is so much fun, but it can also be pretty expensive. I know this all too well since I have 5 kids, 5 siblings, a gajillion cousins and tons of friends and neighbors that I love to gift to. Having said that, it’s just too much to buy gifts for everyone, and although […]


Hey, it’s me Lily again!! Did you look at the Christmas Pancakes I shared this week?? I hope so, because they are awesome and I think your kids will love them!! I have another recipe to share that I think your whole family will love. They are soft and chewy Gingersnaps. My dad is 100% obsessed […]

Peanut Butter Snowballs + GLAD

I love the holidays and everything that comes with it. The yummy treats – the gift giving – the traditions – the craziness – It makes me so happy!! One of our favorite things to do is make goodies and take them to friends, neighbors and family. I love doing this because it’s something I […]

Christmas Tree Veggie Platter

The holidays are such a fun time to create fun and festive recipes and dishes. There are usually so many activities, get togethers and parties, providing countless opportunities to get creative and have some fun with these plates. One of the items that are always included in our holiday festivities is a Veggie Platter. We […]

Handmade Gift Ideas

I love gift giving, and I especially love making gifts for friends, family and neighbors. Yes, most of these gifts tend to be baked goods, but I also like to get crafty and whip up some custom gifts for those I love most. 😉 I agree that sometimes it’s easier to just buy something, but I […]

Christmas Pancakes

Hi, it’s me Lily again. Do you like Snowman? And do you like Pancakes?? If so, this is the perfect breakfast recipe to make this month. They are Snowman Pancakes, and we made them recently and everyone loved them. In fact, we had them for dinner!! We have breakfast for dinner all the time, but […]

Christmas I Spy

Hey, it’s me Lily again. I had an awesome week!! My family went to Disneyland. My mom and dad asked us if we’d rather get presents for Christmas or if we’d rather go on a family trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. We chose Disneyland, so that’s where we were this weekend. I got […]

Christmas Placemat Printable

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?! I can’t!! As the Christmas season ended last year, I remembering being so sad that I had to say goodbye to my favorite time of year. Fortunately, I was excited for the new year and knew that Christmas would be back in a jiffy. I was right, […]

Eggnog French Toast

Hello blog world! November and December have got to be the two months with the most recipe searches on Pinterest and Google. Everyone is looking for delicious recipes to use for their holiday gatherings. Some of you may even have family or friends staying with you as you celebrate his special season. If so, I […]

Double Peppemint Crunch Cookies

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Family and Food is always a good combination 🙂 For turkey day we stick to pumpkin, and creams, and fruity desserts. But as soon as black Friday hits, it’s all about the peppermint. I’ve shared with you some of our new favorite peppermint recipes, […]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

One of our favorite holiday traditions is to drive around and look at the lights in the neighborhood. We thought we’d make it even more fun by creating this hunt for the kids to do while we drove around. My kids love a challenge so we knew they’d love this game as well. From snowflakes […]

Easy Brownie Christmas Trees

These easy chewy Christmas Brownie Trees are easy to make and add a festive touch to your holiday table!  Kids of all ages will enjoy this tasty treat! Oh boy, it’s almost holiday time – let the baking begin!  Put on your apron, turn on some tunes, sing if you want (I try) and let […]

Peppermint Cheesecake Bars

Gooood Morning! Kellyn here with another great recipe for you. In September and October it was everything Pumpkin. This month and next will be Peppermint, of course 🙂 After all, you can’t welcome in the Christmas season without a delicious peppermint treat. I’m not crazy about plain candy canes, but there is something special about […]

Guess the Christmas Carol Game

I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love Christmas games! A few years ago, we attended a church Christmas party and I was in charge of coming up with a game that everyone could play. Seemed pretty easy but then I realized it’s not so easy to do when you have over 150 people involved. I ended […]

DIY Christmas Wreath

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here. Hello friends, it’s Marie here from Blooming Homestead here to share this beautiful DIY Christmas Wreath with you today. The holidays are upon us and there is nothing I love more than creating custom diy home decor especially for the holidays. It’s always […]

Peppermint Chocolate Delight

Hello, it’s me Lily again! Guess what we did this week? We wrote letters to Santa! Do you know what I’m asking for? That’s okay – I don’t know either. We get one gift from Santa and right now I can’t decide if I want a Lip Gloss Making Kit, a Lego set or Shopkins. […]

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Hi everyone! This is Sarah from Boxwood Clippings here today to show you how to make a fast, fresh and ever so festive Boxwood Wreath! Obviously I love boxwood plants (hence blog name!), but who doesn’t these days?! You see them everywhere and it’s because they are so versatile and add such a great pop […]

Best Family Games – Perfect for Christmas!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here. Who here loves to play games? I’ve loved playing games for as long as I can remember and that’s probably because I’m a competitive person. When I had kids it was a little harder to play games (because I usually had at least […]