DIY Holiday Gift Pouch

By Catherine Cardona /

I’m not sure about you guys, but I love crafting at Christmas time! However, things can get hectic, so I’m always on the lookout for fun and easy projects that also serve a purpose.  That’s why I created these fun gift pouches! They’re perfect for packing up small gifts or cookie mixes, plus they’re reusable! Can’t beat being cute AND eco-friendly. With just a little bit of paint and some creativity, you’ll have a unique set of gift pouches for friends and family. You can even get the kids involved- they’re THAT easy!

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How to Take Last-Minute Photos for Holiday Cards

By Abby Tolbert /

‘Tis the season to be jolly! But let’s be honest, ’tis also the season to rely on your morning cup of coffee to function. With the holidays already demanding lots of your time and energy, the idea of wrestling a toddler into dress clothes for a poised family photo probably seems downright insane daunting. Don’t give up on this year’s holiday cards just yet! Here are our best tips for painless, DIY family holiday photos.  Read More “How to Take Last-Minute Photos for Holiday Cards”

A Twist on Taco Tuesday

By Pinhole Press /

The most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year calls for oversized sweaters and no-frills weeknight meals. Good old fashioned tacos are an infallible household staple, but it might be time to taco-bout “beefing up” tried-and-true taco Tuesday. Although fresh salsa, ground beef, and crispy tortilla shells are a Mexican fare trifecta, one shouldn’t shy away from experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Here are some of our favorite non-conformist taco recipes to spice up your family’s favorite go-to meal.

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DIY Bath Bombs

By Pinhole Press /

Move over, boring bubble baths. Bath bombs have been on the scene for a couple of years and have single-handedly revolutionized the way we unwind and de-stress. Not only do they smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers, but their water-activated explosion of vivacious color is nothing short of a spectacle. The best news? You don’t have to venture into a hectic shopping mall to experience this kaleidoscope of color. 

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Parent Bloggers’ Ultimate Secrets to Make Reading Time with Your Toddler Fun

By Pinhole Press /

Kids have rich imaginations and boundless curiosity, which allow them to see life and everything around them in kaleidoscope colors. Everything seems brighter, more colorful, and more interesting in their eyes.

As parents, we’d love to perpetually keep them as creative and curious as they are now. Both qualities are valuable in that they help little people to understand the world around them and find great delight in it. Reading is one of the best things you can do with your child to enrich their imagination and encourage curiosity.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cut Cookies

By Erica Stoeckeler /

There are a few good reasons why crinkle cut cookies are a holiday tradition:

  1. These cookies are so good you need the holidays to force moderation.
  2. This particular type of cookie offers the perfect amount of sweetness. The deep, rich chocolate flavor will lead you to be satisfied after only a few, yet leave room for you to try a few other sweet treats from the holiday table.
  3. The powder sugar finish creates a festive snowy appearance.  
  4. Crinkle sounds very similar to Kringle, as in Kris Kringle, AKA Santa Claus!

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Robert Redford Cookies

By Abby Tolbert /

Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”