Christmas Craft

Every year we have created a homemade Christmas ornament for our friends and family.  I thought I would share what we did this year in hopes you will enjoy it too.  It is simple, non messy(can I get a woot woot), country farmhouse inspired, and easy on the pocket book.  Here is what you’ll need:


Twine- 1$ spot at Target / Glass ornaments, tiny jingle bells, gold wire S hooks- Craft Warehouse / Fresh clippings from your Christmas tree… or your neighbors if you have an artificial 🙂 .


Gather your supplies and I’m sure you can figure out the rest! Have fun and create an adorable ornament to be enjoyed for years to come.  They are also very cute laying in a dish, bowl, or tray for a center piece or as a guest party-favor.


Here it is all completed with that cute little piece of our tree inside.  I like that we will have a part of the tree to carry into next year too!  As a final touch we always add a tag with the year on it so we remember each creation in the years to come.


This year’s ornament is definitely on of my very favorites.  Merry Christmas and happy crafting friends!

Biscuit Sundays

There’s nothing quite like having warm homemade biscuits welcoming a chilly winter morning.  As soon as the cold weather hit, Sunday mornings have become known as our family’s ‘Biscuit Sunday’ tradition.  This particular recipe is easy and tasty.  It can be made with the help of little hands joining in too.  My husband cannot have any dairy so we substitute the milk with almond milk and the butter with coconut oil.  They turn out great.  Each week I toss in a little of this and a little of that so they are changed up a bit.  Keeps it interesting. This morning we enjoyed them sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin spice. Delicious.  Homemade raspberry jam is a must for us too.  Although Honey is delectable too if we are low on our jam supply.


The original recipe is as follows:

2 C flour (I have also used wheat, cornmeal, or coconut flour)

1 Tablespoon Baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 C butter (I use non-dairy butter or coconut oil)

3 Tablespoons shortening (I use coconut oil)

About 3/4 Cup milk  (I use almond or coconut milk)

**I’ve added flax seed, pumpkin puree, 1T sugar mixed in at times.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease baking sheet.

Sift flour and powders into a bowl, use pastry blender to cut in the butter/oil until crumbly.  Then stir in milk to make soft dough.  Roll out and cut biscuits with 2 in cutter.  ( Or I simply plop them onto the baking sheet and press down in center!)

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.  Enjoy, from our farm table to yours.