Need a quick gift? Cherry Nut Granola Muffins with Reindeer Clips!

I wanted to come up with something a little different and fun for my coworkers this year.  And of course, I waited until the last minute.  So, I baked up some yummy breakfast muffins using Quaker® Real Medleys® Cherry Almond, and Pecan granola, and packaged them with little handmade reindeer clips. Quick and easy, and it looks like I slaved for hours!  I’d love to share with you my Cherry Nut Granola muffin recipe and my easy reindeer clip tutorial!

cherry nut granola muffins and reindeer clips

They were a huge hit at the office.  Not only are the muffins tasty, and a great better-for-you alternative over all the candy and sweets this time of year, but the cute little reindeer clips can be used year round.  You can easily make a whole batch of muffins and reindeer clips in an evening, and everything for the recipe and the clips can be found at Walmart.  Can’t get much simpler than that!  Want to know how?

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10 Free Knitting and crochet patterns!

Once the chaos of the holiday season starts to come to a close, I find myself wanting to sit quietly by the fire and create something with my crochet hook or knitting needles.  So, I’m always on the look out for cute free patterns to add to my stash.  I found 10 free knitting and crochet patterns that are absolutely awesome.

10 free knitting and crochet patterns

There is a little something here for everyone, so take a look and visit some of these wonderful sites.  Great ideas here and all of them are absolutely free!  You certainly can’t beat that!

Click here for lots of free patterns!

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How about Cocoa Almond Pound Cake? You know you want it!

Looking for ideas for fun desserts, snacks and gifts, I happened across a cool Sleigh display at Walmart featuring Planter’s holiday products.  And the wheels in my brain started turning.  I just love the Planter’s Cocoa Almonds and I’m betting they would make a wonderful Cocoa Almond Pound Cake!  Delicious and perfect for a yummy dessert!

cocoa almond pound cake

The great thing about pound cake is that it only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients together, and the family thinks you’ve been slaving over a hot oven all day long.  That is my kind of dessert!  And the tasty cocoa almonds are the perfect touch, making this easy to make pound cake that much more special.

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Homemade Christmas Ornaments- free ebook!

Do you love free ebooks?  Love handmade ornaments?  Well, I’ve totally got your back!  How about a Homemade Christmas Ornaments FREE eBook with directions for nine different DIY Christmas ornaments?

I had you at “free” didn’t I?

Homemade Christmas Ornaments 9 Easy Ornament Tutorials / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

The folks at All Free Holiday Crafts are offering this FREE eBook called Homemade Christmas Ornaments- 9 Tutorials for Easy Ornaments.  Included in the book are my Skiing Penguin Ornaments and my Paintbrush Santa Ornaments, along with seven other great projects!

penguin holiday ornaments on skis

paintbrush santa ornaments

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Handmade holiday decorations and fun gift ideas!

Craziness.  It is that time of year.  Being a crafter, I usually spend the entire months of October, November and December creating ornaments, decorations, and gifts for Christmas.  I love to put a bit of myself into everything I do.  Unfortunately, that leaves little time to shop for those gifts that simply cannot be made.  Especially this year when I’m trying to sell my house at the same time.

Like I said.  Craziness.

Homemade christmas decorations

So, I wanted to look back this year on some of my more popular projects and give you a few idea of some simple things to make for your home.  How about Ice Candles made with wax, crayons and of course, ice?  You can find the fun tutorial here.  And as long as we have the wax and crayons out, make some beautiful wax covered pine cones for home decor and pretty gifts.

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Eating healthier and 10 things not to do when weighing in…

what not do when weighing yourself

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveV8Protein #CollectiveBias With the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is pretty easy to fall back on bad eating habits.  I know that one of the first places I seem to head when hungry and in a […]

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Unusual Gift Ideas…Etsy Handmade Holiday Gift Guide!

gossiping paisley chickens

Are you familiar with Etsy?  Etsy is an online marketplace just filled with artists and crafters offering their handmade items for sale. You can find so many unique and beautiful gifts on Etsy.  In fact, if you have someone that is difficult to buy for, I’m betting you just might find something unique on Etsy that they […]

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The house is finally on the market! A look at some of the renovation…

kitchen remodel suzys sitcom

Five years ago, we decided that we wanted to get to the point where we could sell our belongings, our house, and move into our RV to become permanent travelers.  You can read about the whole story here.  Things have come to a head over the past few months, and we have been working hard […]

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Christmas Crafting parties and restaurant-inspired appetizers!

christmas ornament crafts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TaiPeiGoodFortune #CollectiveBias A group of my friends and family have been exchanging Christmas ornaments with each other every year for the past 18 years.  We make an ornament for each member of the group and meet the first Saturday in December […]

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Holiday party tips and a fun scented candle giveaway!

christmas crafts and party ideas

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Old Factory Scented Candles!  All opinions are my own. So…the family is all meeting at your house this year for the annual Christmas gathering?  You knew it was coming.  You’ve been dreading the preparation for this event all year.  You see, the issue is that you totally need […]

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