Sunday, December 21, 2014

Peanut Butter Buckeyes!!! {Simple Recipe}



Last year, I decided to branch out from my usual round of holiday baking and tried Buckeyes. What a total success! My family could barely share them with anyone! Pretty easy, chocolate and peanut butter goodness! Here it goes:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Enjoying the Holidays!}


Ok, I know, I know--it is crunch time! Hanukkah has started and we are in single digits to Christmas! Definitely, a brilliantly magical time of year! But, the last push can be trying! Try to take some time away and enjoy one of the fun family events this weekend. Here are some that sound particularly interesting to us!

Thursday, December 18


December 18-21 Holiday Store, The Grove, Glenview, purchase items handcrafted by local artists, free admission!

Friday, December 19


December 19 Winter Solstice Celebration, Elmhurst Art Museum, 3:00PM-7:00PM, Visit with Santa, enjoy cookies, create artwork and view current exhibits, free!

December 19 Winter Figure Skating Exhibition, Glenview Ice Center, Glenview, 5-8 PM, free!

December 19-January 4 Winter Carnival, Glenview, character skates, hockey events, Enchanted Skate Breakfast, other events, some require registration, see schedule for times and costs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Winter Break Events in the Chicago Suburbs


In T-minus three days, kids in our area will be running out of the schools ready for some much anticipated time off. Our challenge as parents is always how to keep them occupied! Fortunately, I have been able to round up some free ideas for fun over the next couple of weeks:

Winter Walk-ins at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove 1:00PM-3:30PM December 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 and January 2, try your hands at a new craft and take a spin around the museum, free admission (donations appreciated), schedule:

December 22 Pinecone bird feeder
December 23 Snowflake suncatcher
December 24 Felt heart project
December 26 Greeting card collage frame
December 29 Make butter
December 30 Squawking Chicken
December 31 New Year’s Horn
January 2 Scrapbook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Festive Cardstock Christmas Ornament Craft


Each season, I enjoy working on a little craft with my daughter. I have been spying cardstock ornaments pop up all over the past few weeks and thought hmmmm....I think we could work on one of these together! I found one over at Hometown Perch that is PERFECT for children my daughter's age so we gave it a whirl. I am glad we tried because it really is an excellent project for 9-year-olds. Now that I have worked on a couple with her, she can easily do some on her own! Plus, they are cute!

Friday, December 12, 2014