Blogmas Day 11…melt and pour your own candy treats.

So easy and a ton of fun. All you need is a bag of chocolate chips, some candy sprinkles and edibles cookie decorations. Put all your candy into cupcake holders to keep everything clean and organized. If you have small humans in your house believe me you will love this little tip. Use all kinds…

Thriftstore treasures…nativity sets. Blogmas day 10

 Nativity sets are always something that warms my heart because it takes me back to my memories with my German grandmother during Christmas. She had such a beautiful nativity set with so much detail, and she loved telling me the story of baby Jesus. Lots of happy memories at Christmas with my grandma. She would…

10 stocking stuffer ideas….Blogmas day 5.

There was a rumor going around our city the day I went shopping for some last minute stocking stuffers. Rumor was that our state might be headed to another lock down, so we headed out for a quick trip to pick up some last minute gifts. I did not stay too long in the store….

Blogmas day 4…Swedish coffee cake

This is a recipe I had in my file for years. I can’t remember where I got it but it is yummy I will say that. Okay, first let me explain about recipes and me. I don’t normally cook in my house because everyone else loves to cook whereas I love to craft and do…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 3.

Fugal gifts to make using dollar store ice trays So much fun seeing what ice trays the dollar stores come out with every holiday. There are pumpkins during the fall, Easter eggs and bunnies for Spring and I have even seen flamingos and flowers during the summer. This Christmas they had little penguins. You don’t…

Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

When it rains it snows…at Our Little Red House that is.

It’s that time of year again. That time of year that makes it impossible to drive up to check on our place because the days we have free are also days when big storms roll into our state. Every time it rains here, it snows up north. We are desert creatures, having been raised in…

Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

ASD table time crafts- Cutting skills.

This month’s project is all about cutting skills. Because Autism spectrum disorder covers different levels, depending on where someone is on the spectrum, they may have really great fine motor skills, where someone else may not. For children who have trouble with scissors and early cutting skills they have squeeze scissors that help get them…