Fabric · Quilts

Holiday Tree Runner

For Christmas, I wanted to sew something for my mom, as I never had before. She already had a Christmas-themed quilt, so I wanted to do a different project. I saw this adorable table runner in a Missouri Star Quilt Company Idea Book, and thought it would be perfect for her large, farmhouse-style table. The…… Continue reading Holiday Tree Runner

Baking · Desserts

Peppermint Poke Cake

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and holiday season! We had so much fun with family! Chris and I spent Christmas Eve at my parents’ house in Teton Valley, where we watched a classic Hallmark-type Netflix Christmas movie, took the dogs for a walk, and had a delicious dinner of prime rib, Yorkshire puddings,…… Continue reading Peppermint Poke Cake

Art · Teaching

3D Paper Snowman Ornament

I love the Christmas season as a teacher! It is so fun to incorporate Christmas art into our routines and have the kids make gifts for their parents. I wanted to have my students make some sort of ornaments to put on their trees at home, and I found the perfect solution on Red Ted…… Continue reading 3D Paper Snowman Ornament

Crafts · Teaching

DIY Christmas Sharpie Plates

I know I haven’t posted in a while, and it isn’t just because of the busy holiday season. We took a family cruise to the Caribbean, and were gone for the entirety of my Christmas break. Saying that this was the best vacation EVER is a complete understatement. If you’ve never gone to the Caribbean,…… Continue reading DIY Christmas Sharpie Plates

Quilts

No-Hassle Triangles Christmas Quilt

With Christmas coming up, I wanted to do something special for my mother-in-law. I debated between a few different gifts, and finally settled on making a quilt for her Christmas present. I found a pattern that I loved through Nancy’s Notions. The pattern can be found here. I have to say that this pattern was…… Continue reading No-Hassle Triangles Christmas Quilt

Teaching

Should You Give Homework Over Christmas Break? 

I have mixed feelings about giving homework over holiday breaks. It seems that only about half the class (or less) ever remembers to turn in their homework the day after a break, and rarely remember it the week following a break. Instead of assigning regular homework this Christmas, I decided to do things a little…… Continue reading Should You Give Homework Over Christmas Break? 

Crafts

Burlap Christmas Garland

I had seen the cutest, farmhouse style Christmas decoration on Pinterest. It also looked easy, which I was all about! This craft took a strand of clear Christmas lights, scissors, and 2 inch strips of red, green, and brown burlap. The first step is finding a pattern you want to follow to tie your burlap…… Continue reading Burlap Christmas Garland