8 Easy Kitchen Hacks for Busy Moms

This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own. It's the holidays, it's the end of the year, and the kids are home for Winter Break. What will all of us busy moms do to stay merry and bright?? How will we remain sane until they go back to school in 2016?? I have 8 Kitchen Hacks that will, at least, keep our kitchen more organized and tidy while the kids are home non-stop for two weeks. /1/ Want to make a quick and easy breakfast using only your waffle maker?? Try making cinnamon rolls or hash browns in your waffle maker! Easy clean and no piles of dirty dishes. /2/ Next time you bake brownies, use a plastic knife to cut brownies and never have a gooey-gooey, crumby mess again. It works, I promise. image via /3/ The kids will surely be in and out of the … [Read more...]

Oh-So Yummy Holiday Panini’s!

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. I love entertaining during the holidays! I especially like it when I’m organized and can throw a stress-free easy holiday party. My go to recipe are super simple mini Panini’s. They can be filled ahead and then ready to be cooked in just a few minutes. And there’s always a filling to please everyone! What can be better than that? A few weeks ago, I shared my holiday shopping trip to Walmart where I purchased all the stuff I needed for my party. Now I’m ready to reveal my Oh-So Yummy Holiday Panini recipes. They are a super simple effortless way to entertain this season. My star ingredient is the delicious King’s Hawaiian rolls “Original Hawaiian Sweet 12 Pack Dinner Rolls” for the … [Read more...]

The 8-Day Table Manners Boot Camp!

Have you ever seen pigs eat at the farm? The farmer pours the food down and the pigs all swarm the food in a feeding frenzy. They will grab, push, snort and gulp down as much food as possible. Do you ever feel that your kids resemble the pigs?                                         How do we tame our kids table manners before the holidays? To prep your kid and remind them to mind their table manners, we have put together an 8-day boot camp! Eight essential skills to work on each day and then a final day to put it all together. Ready to get started? Day 1. WAIT UNTIL EVERYONE IS SEATED TO START This is sometimes really … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Garlands

Our fireplace mantle is always the first thing I decorate for the Christmas holiday season. This year I stepped up my crafty edge and made my own bows for the mantle and the front entryway. Using garland is an easy way to spruce up any part of your house, including you mantle. Here are a few easy ways to decorate using Christmas garlands! This "Believe" Garland is made with silver cupcake liners and shared by Organize and Decorate Everything. Sneak Peak: Current Projects made this Christmas Garland that is also used for Advent. I love the simplicity and beauty of these lettered vintage tags by Snippet & Ink. There are some many easy variations to this idea. You could even have each family member make a garland of their favorite Christmas word. And this Pine Cone Garland … [Read more...]

Fantastic Holiday Cards with Minted!

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post. Is your holiday card ready? Every year I vow to have my card done on time and ready to mail by December 1st. But life gets busy and once again I have missed the deadline. Thankfully there are wonderful resources to help!! I personally LOVE minted.com! They offer everything from smart and chic to luxe letterhead and the perfect style and card to fit every budget. You can use one or multiple photos. There are different themes, layouts and an incredibly large variety of printing types from flat to custom. And Minted will even help you address your cards. What a great feature to give you that added little help this holiday season. Now for the hard decision…which one? The first thing I do … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Elf Missions! {FREE PRINTABLES}

"MOM, HE'S BAAACK!" Much to my kids delight, our Elf on the Shelf has joined us again. My kids are so excited that they even made him a little welcome back sign. This time my plan is to have Zac (the name we chose for our little Elf) encourage healthy habits, good social skills and wonderful manners! All of his missions are simple and easy to recreate. They also offer 'teachable moments' to talk to your children about kindness, respect and character development. What do you need to get started? Just download these FREE printables - , and . Cut out each mission and tape it to a craft stick. There are sixteen ready-made missions and a blank page to create your own. The possibilities are endless! Ready to get started? Mission 1 - Healthy Habits  A little reminder to take … [Read more...]