10 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make with Your Kids

Do you smell that? Mmmm...that's the smell of fresh baked sugar cookies and gingerbread men coming out of the oven. Do you see that? Wow! I can see twinkling lights and stockings hung by the fire. I'm daydreaming, of course, but it's Christmastime!! It's time to pull out the totes of Christmas decorations. It's time to dig through our favorite cookbooks and find those yummy recipes we make year after year. It's time to make memories with our kids and make some new Christmas ornaments for the tree. Today I've got ten DIY ornaments you can make with your kids. They're easy enough for all ages. So, pick your favorites, make a list, head out to the craft store and pick up the supplies needed to have an afternoon of ornament making. {You may already have the supplies in your craft closet if … [Read more...]

Why I Still Send Holiday Cards by Snail Mail – And You Should Too!

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post. Holiday Cards: It’s that time of year again! Right after Thanksgiving, my kids and I feel the excitement of opening up our mailbox again! Who will we get a card from? How much have their kids grown? Who looks different? What exciting news will we hear?  Wow, one card more original than the other! We appreciate all of them so much that we even put them on display and look at them all the time. At the end of the season, we have a hard time bringing them down! With so much technology, this is the one tradition that I will not give up! My computer and phone are flooded with emails, texts and more all day long. The old-fashioned mailbox is often filled with junk mail and bills. But in … [Read more...]

15 Fabulous Digital Photo Gifts

  Whether you are looking for a gift for your favorite Photographer or your Grandparents who have absolutely everything our picks should help you see all the fabulous options available that are not only fun but practical too!   Personalized Pillows These pillows are so cute & definitely something I hadn’t seen before. They would be a great addition to your family room couch or that of your Parent’s & Grandparents too. The baby pillow could be a sweet addition to the nursery or a great “welcome to the world” gift. Classic Calendars This is a long-time favorite of my family in particular. This is something that I give my brother & sister as well as my parents and nieces and nephews every year for Christmas. You are able to upload your photos and can add specific special … [Read more...]

15 Citrus Recipes for Fall

In the South, citrus fruits are thought to be primarily Summer fruits. However, our Northern friends tend to enjoy citrus more in the Fall months. Little did I know, as a Southerner, that there are so many Fall recipes that feature citrus fruits as a main ingredient or, at the very least, a complimenting ingredient. Today I have quite a few recipes that include a piece of citrus fruit in its repertoire. From breakfast to dessert, you're sure to find a recipe here that will delight your taste buds! /1/ Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Pistachios - The flavor of this grapefruit will explode in your mouth! Coupled with honey and pistachios, you're sure to have a delectable breakfast with this recipe. /2/ Cranberry Orange Muffins - Muffins are never a bad idea for breakfast. Make … [Read more...]

11 unique back to school lunch ideas

11 unique back to school lunch ideas to get you through the school year! It's hard to believe that it's back to school time.  I feel like summer just started and we were excited to stay up late and play in the pool.  It's time to switch gears and focus on getting prepped for the new school year though.  One of the big things is back to school lunches.  If you are looking for unique back to school lunch ideas, you're in luck!  I have gathered 11 great ideas that go beyond the plain ham and cheese sandwich. Easy baked mac and cheese cups  // I love that you can make a big batch of these and have them ready for the week. Pizza pasta salad // Have a picky eater?  I bet they will LOVE this yummy pizza pasta salad! Baked corn tortilla cheese dogs // I love the combination of … [Read more...]

Mastering Manual Mode – Part 1: Aperture

Do you have an interest in photography but don't know where to start? Do you want to have more control over the photos that your camera takes? Are you looking to take the next step in your photography but are, perhaps, a little intimidated? Then this series is just for you! We will take a closer look at shooting in manual mode in this four part series: Aperture Shutter speed ISO Hints & Tips. At the end you should have a better understanding of how to shoot in manual mode. But do't worry - no fancy jargon here (or the least amount possible!) and we have plenty of photos to help you out along the way. Ready to get started? Aperture The easiest way for me to define "aperture" is, it is the size of the hole that allows light in when you are taking a picture. Aperture … [Read more...]