7 Recipes that Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Do you still have some Thanksgiving leftovers to use up?  Check out these 7 recipes that use Thanksgiving leftovers in the most recent Yummy Mummy Club newsletter!

What are your favourite ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers?

More Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Karen from Abundance on a Dime has two great recipes for last minute gifts!  Cracker Toffee (pictured above) and Chocolate Barks!  Yum!

Have you got an expectant mom on your list?  How about a recipe for Belly Burecipe for Belly Butter from Keeper of the Home?

Cookie Dough Truffles…yes please!  Don’t they look delicious?

Here’s a great idea for a kid’s gift!  Gingerbread playdough from Creative Juices!

These snack bags from Angry Chicken would be a breeze to sew!  Maybe you could fill them with some treats?

This is so pretty!  For the tea cup and candle lover on your list!

This just looks divine!  Tidy Mom has a recipe for Cinnamon Honey Butter!

A Homemade Christmas Gift: Candle Gift


Today’s homemade Christmas gift idea is perfect for a last-minute gift!  Create a thoughtful candle gift this idea that includes a cute printable tag from Lil’ Luna!


Last-Minute Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

There always seems to be the need for a last-minute gift around Christmas time. From that impromtu Saturday night dinner to the appy party on Christmas Eve, there’s always a host to give a gift to! Check out these easy and inspiring last minute homemade Christmas gift ideas:

Here’s a great recipe for Vanilla Sugar!  (And some other cute ideas)

Kelleigh Ratzlaff shows us how to make a wonderful Sugar Scrub!  She even has instructions on how to make the neat box pictured in the above photo.

Sunset magazine has four different recipes for homemade hot chocolate in a jar!  Great idea!

I know some girlfriends that would love some homemade body oil and body dusting powder!

These crock-pot Sugared Cinnamon Almonds would look great in a glass canning jar!

I’m liking this gift idea for Year Round Yum!  Each time the recipient empties the contents, they’re entitled to a refill!

Now I think this is a genius idea for disguising a gift card you’re giving!

Have you got any great last-minute gift ideas you could share?  Send your idea or post to me here!

Free Printable Christmas Activity Pack for Kids

christmas activity pack

Looking for activity ideas to keep the kids happy and entertained this Christmas? You’ll love this FREE printable Christmas activity pack from BusyThings!

8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas: Get Your House Holiday Ready

Holiday cleaning checklist

Can you believe we’re one week away from Christmas day?  Wow!  Time sure flies when you’re having fun! (or being busy?)  Since we’re one week away from Christmas, this also means we’ve reached the last week of the 8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas series!  I sure hope you enjoyed it.  I also hope it helped you to have a more simple and manageable holiday season!

Christmas usually involves company and no one likes to show their guests a good time in a messy home.  So, today, I’ve got a printable Get Your House Holiday Ready Checklist!  It includes suggestions of cleaning tasks to do each day leading up to Christmas day.  There’s even plenty of room for you to add your own tasks.  I kept it fairly simple, because really, who has time for crazy cleaning this time of year?

Remember, these are suggestions only!  Click on the image below or here to print your holiday cleaning list.

Holiday Ready Cleaning List

What tasks are on your holiday cleaning list?  Are you ready for Christmas?

Here are the rest of the posts in the 8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas series:

8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas

Over 25 Clutter-Free Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Over 25 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you still looking to keep Christmas simple and clutter-free this year? Head over to Setting My Intention to see the list Angela put together of over 25 ideas for clutter-free homemade Christmas gift ideas!

A Homemade Christmas Gift: No Sew Dish Towel Apron

No Sew Dish Towel Apron

Today’s homemade gift idea can’t get much simpler. So, I happen to think it would make a perfect last-minute gift!  Simply head to your nearest dollar store, pick up a fancy dish towel and some ribbon and get started!

Here’s how to create a No Sew Dish Towel Apron that any chef would love to receive:

DIY No Sew Dish Towel Apron

Supplies needed:

  • Thick ribbon, at least 1 yard
  • Cotton dishtowel
  • Iron on fabric tape or fabric adhesive
  • Scissors


  1. Begin by folding your towel into the size of apron you want. You can fold it down to about 8 inches by 8 inches square for a child, or simply fold the towel in half for an adult. If you wish for a longer apron, manipulate the fabric to get the shape you wish. For the sample you see here, I folded the towel once in half, then folded each end in about 2 inches.
  2. Apply a strip of iron on fabric tape OR fabric adhesive to the inside of your folded seams. Press and iron the towel if needed. The idea is to use the tape or adhesive to secure the shape of the towel.
  3. Apply a length of adhesive tape or glue to the top of your towel. Press the length of ribbon into it. Press and iron if needed. The ribbon should now be adhered to the towel, leaving you two lengths on each side for tying.
  4. Once your adhesive is dry or ironed in place, your towel can be used. Simply use the excess ribbon as ties, tying them behind your back to hold the apron in place.

    no sew dish towel apron 2

A Homemade Christmas Gift: Fleece Ear Warmers

Whip up some simple fleece ear warmers to keep the ears of your loved ones toasty for today’s Homemade Christmas Gift!


8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas: Tie Up Loose Ends

8 Weeks to a More Organized Christmas

Can you believe there are only two posts left in this series before Christmas day?? Crazy!

This week, we’re going to focus on tying up loose ends! (Or in other words, finish the things we skipped over 😉 )

That means we’ll:

  • finish shopping for gifts
  • send out those remaining Christmas cards
  • bake delicious cookies
  • buy as many groceries as possible for Christmas day
  • finish decking the halls
  • do those holiday activities that you want to do
  • wrap gifts

What do you still have to finish?  I’ll admit, I have to get our Christmas cards sent out still!  I’m also waiting for some gifts to arrive in the mail so I haven’t started wrapping yet.  But, I like to do that all in one sitting while I watch a Christmas movie! 🙂

For fun, I’m leaving you with a link to Christmas music playlists and a list of Christmas movies to watch!

If you’re looking for some Christmas music, check out Songza for some fabulous playlists that you can listen to 24 hours a day.

Here are some Christmas movies I think you might enjoy:

  • The Holiday
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Bishop’s Wife
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • A Christmas Story
  • Elf
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Polar Express
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Buddies
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • Scrooge
  • The Snowman
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Frosty Returns
  • Holiday Inn
  • Home Alone
  • Home Alone 2
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Jack Frost
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Love Actually
  • The Santa Clause
  • White Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

Do you have any other Christmas movies on your ‘must watch’ list?  How are you coming along in your Christmas preparations?

Here are the posts in the 8 Weeks to a Simpler Christmas series so far: