Friday, December 31, 2021

Top 10 Posts of 2021

Here we go with your picks for the top 10 BOH posts in 2021.

Based on how many views,

these were your favorites from 2021.

Funtastic Friday #365

 We had a wonderful Christmas

and hope you did too!

We're still making holiday treats around here.


Cinnamon rolls are some of our favorites!
How about Raquel's gingerbread rolls.
They sound delish! A must try.


And we'll be making a chartcuterie board for New Year's.
You can find our other appetizers to ring in the new year {here}
Plus all our New Year ideas for your celebration {here}

Let's get things started with our last party of 2021...

Friday, December 24, 2021

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Caramel


This is a quick and easy cookie recipe,
perfect if you need a homemade treat last minute.
Chocolatey with a caramel center--yum!

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Funtastic Friday #364

 Merry Christmas!

Celebrating the reason for the season right {here}

Cozy up to some movies and make your favorite cookies.


Like Mrs. Kringle's Gingerbread cookies with a yummy lemon frosting.



And have fun with our Grinch cookies.

Here at the Hive, we want to wish you all a very merry Christmas!

If you're already gearing up for the new year,

print off our 2022 calendar {here}

 In the meantime, let's enjoy some fun holiday posts,
 maybe even find some last-minute inspiration.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Printable 2022 Calendar

 "Don't know about you but I'm feeling 2022!"

(Just had to do that corny play on lyrics.)

But I'm looking for good things from you--2022!

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Funtastic Friday #363

 We're on the downward stretch to Christmas!

Got the Christmas cards sent out today and

finishing all the little details for our first daughter to fly into town.


I'm loving Angela's budget friendly homemade crafts--

wood block presents, cardboard tress and wool sock ornaments!

These would be great for our annual girl's craft party. 

I'm pinning these for next year!


Planning on making some gingerbread houses next week.

Here's our easy pop tart house 

with all the ideas to put the pieces in a kit for your next party 

or to drop off for friends to make. 

Want to make the "real deal" gingerbread house?


Kristin has you covered with the recipe and tips in this post right {here}

On to this week's party!
Especially looking for all your holiday recipes this week...

here we go!


Welcome to Funtastic Friday Link Party!
 Another week of creative HOLIDAY IDEAS, HOLIDAY RECIPES, DECOR, TRAVEL, and more!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Funtastic Friday #362

 Welcome back to another week of your fantastic ideas on Funtastic Friday!

I've been trying to put together friend and neighbor gifts

and Carol's cute Nutcracker candles are perfect.

Such a great idea!

We love Nutcrackers!


If you're still decorating or looking for gift ideas...


Check out some of our finds this year {here}

and from last year {here}

Trying to get all the things bought and wrapped to mail out before the 15th!

Let's get to the party!



Welcome to Funtastic Friday Link Party!
 Where all of your creative HOLIDAY IDEAS, HOLIDAY RECIPES, DECOR, TRAVEL, and more can be found!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Fabulous Finds for Christmas

 It seems like Christmas decor is flying off the shelves this year!

We're rounding up some of our favorite finds.

Perfect items for gifts or for your own home.

Hopefully they are still in stock in store, 

online or you can find something similar.




Let's get to it!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Funtastic Friday #361

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

So excited for this time of year.

Can't wait to get our tree up this weekend.

I'm adding more pinks and natural wood elements to the tree this year.

Loving Joy's wood slice ornaments.

She uses a wood burning tool for the designs!


A natural bead garland would look so pretty on the tree

or a smaller size in a tray on your coffee table. 

If you're looking for ornaments the kids can make...


Check out our woodlands ornamentDala horsewood stableS'mores, or photo in glass ball.

Let's get right to all your inspiration for Christmas

at this week's party!

Welcome to Funtastic Friday #361 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Funtastic Friday #360

 Did you hit the stores for some Black Friday shopping

 or are you more of an online shopper?

'Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas

(if you haven't already started)

I haven't done a thing

so I've got to make my list, check it twice

get shopping and fill in our calendar with holiday events!


The Nutcracker ballet was a tradition at our house
growing up and our family has continued it.
We try to attend a performance every few years.
This year we are so excited to be watching it 
 the New York City Ballet perform this Christmas classic!
What a dream.
Brenda's Nutcracker popsicle stick puppets caught my eye.
What a fun project for the kids at home
or if you're hosting any kid holiday parties. 


You can find the 411 on our annual girl's craft party
The Nutcracker puppets would be the perfect craft.
Add some string and make them into ornaments too!

Looking out for all your holiday ideas at this week's party.

Let's go!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Chartcuterie for a Crowd


Chartcuterie boards are a great appetizer for a crowd.
The perfect snack variety until the "main event" meal!
Today we're putting together a basic board 
with some food you might already have around the house
and a few added in extras.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Funtastic Friday #359

  Happy Thanksgiving all!

Enjoy the whole week with family and friends. 

Lynne shows you how to put together this beautiful arrangement 

for your Thanksgiving table. 

Love that the turkey is a repurposed thrift find!--Lucky!


More table ideas:
our velvet pumpkin place cards


Blessing snack mix with printable tags about Thanksgiving

and all our other Thanksgiving ideas and pie recipes {here}

Can't wait to see what else you link up for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Funtastic Friday #358

 Ready for the weekend?!

Boy I am!

Gearing up for Thanksgiving, 

making all the plans

and menus.


How about Arlene's apple cranberry turnovers.?!

They look amazing and would be so perfect for Thanksgiving.


You can't go wrong with classic apple pie

You can find more pie recipes and Thanksgiving ideas {here}

Can't wait to see all your link ups this week--
let's get to it!

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Liz Marie Inspired White Pumpkins

 This year as I scrolled through Instagram to get some inspo.

for Halloween decor, I stopped dead in my tracks when 

I saw Liz Marie's front porch in white pumpkins!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Funtastic Friday #357

 I love Novembers!


We get a few more weeks of all the Fall vibes-

colorful leaves, high school football, new sweaters, pies, 

hot cider, caramel apples, pumpkins, mums, 

and Thanksgiving!

T'Onna made this beautiful crocheted table runner.

Perfect for November and Thanksgiving.


If you're hosting dinner this year, 
check out our fun  velvet pumpkin place cards.
Save those stems off your Halloween pumpkins for this craft!

Looking forward for all your Thanksgiving link-ups this week at:


Onto our party!

Spooky Hallooween Wreath

 


Here's a simple wreath to add some classy and spooky Halloween vibes 
to your home this year.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dollar Store Day of the Dead Wreath

 We just love the art and designs associated with Day of the Dead.

This Hispanic tradition is prevalent in our community. 

It begins Oct 31 and ends November 2.

Its a celebration to honor and remember loved ones who have passed on

 and help welcome them to their spirit home. 

I was out at the dollar store and was excited to find a wood sugar skull cut out!

I knew we needed this in our Halloween decor!

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Funtastic Friday #356

 Happy Halloween weekend!


Pull out all the fun spooky treats like


More fun food ideas {here} and {here}
Halloween table decor {here}
Trunk-or-Treat idea {here}

Let's get to this week's party!



Friday, October 22, 2021

Funtastic Friday #355

 One week until Halloween!

It's going to be so fun to have trick-or-treaters again this year

and a trunk-or-treat event to attend too!


Are you working on any last minute spooky projects?
Beth created these fun ghosts out of empty plastic bottles, felt and poly-fill batting!
Love this easy craft and that the materials are inexpensive--
you might even have everything sitting around your home!


Carrie has the 411 on making mason jar ghosts.
 Wouldn't these be fun lit up with tea lights on your Halloween table!


Let's get right to this week's Funtastic Friday Link Party!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Funtastic Friday #354

Are you gearing up for Halloween?

Nothing better than starting out the evening with a special holiday dinner.

Set up your own spooktacuar dinner with this table

Decor Lynne has created. 


And add in some of our Halloween table decor ideas.

A simple arrangement you can put together with things from around the house and inexpensive add ins.

Hey all you ghouls and goblins, 

it’s time foe this week’s link party!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Funtastic Friday #353


I'm been surprised not to really find Halloween items in the stores this year.

 Most stores put up a new holiday months in advance, not the case this year.

And one of my favorite stores isn't even carrying Halloween anymore.

Look's like we've got to do a little DIY for this holiday.

We're just into fun Halloween decor here, 

nothing gory or vile.

So we're loving Lisa's cute Frankenstein made from a jar.


Make some of our mad scientist apothecary JARS too
with spooky jar lid toppers 
and printable labels. 

It's time for another link party!
Looking forward to your Halloween ideas!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Funtastic Friday #352

Let's kick off the weekend right,

with the next Funtastic Friday link party!


My husband loves homemade bread-who doesn't?!
I rarely get around to making any but Stacie's soft sandwich bread looks like a recipe we would love.
Inspired to make some homemade bread! 


And try out Kristin's French bread.
or any one of our other bread recipes {here}


Last week was high school Homecoming for us.
Super busy but really fun!
The school hosts a parade in the community 
with different clubs and sports providing the floats.
Some of the elementary and middle school that feed into the HS have floats too.


This year's theme was Hollywood.
Here's the soccer float that our girl's team put together.
Go Lady Cougars!


Let get to the party! 

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