It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! You guys loved my roundup of Halloween snacks and lets face it, Christmas is prime baking season. So I worked hard to compile an even bigger list of nearly 100 Christmas treats that were worth a try. From Christmas cookies, to reindeer treats, these snacks are easy to make and super cute! I cannot wait to get my bake on for the holidays. And I love that there are ideas here that even my boys (2 and 5) can help create. Let’s get this roundup started shall we?
Kit Kat Reindeer Treats
Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones
Semi-Homemade Reindeer Cookies
Reindeer Oreo Pops
Rice Krispie Treat Reindeer
Candy Cane Reindeer Pops
Easy Reindeer Bark
Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies
Peanut Butter Rudolph Cookies
Christmas Tree Cones
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Fruit Platter
Christmas Tree Snacks
Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
Puff Pastry Christmas Trees
Christmas Tree Cupcakes
No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies
Chocolate Covered Christmas Tree Oreos
Christmas Cheeseball Snowman
Snowman Sugar Cookies
Frosted Snowmen on a Stick
Adorable Sweet Snowmen Treats
Snowman Poop and Reindeer Poop
Snowman Pudding Pie
Cookies, Pies and Pretzels
Festive Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Sugar Cookies
Candy Pretzel Sticks
Chocolate Covered Oreos
Iced Sugar Cookies
Gingerbread Spice Cookies
Blue Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Crinkle Cookies
Christmas Candy Cane Cookies
Gingerbread Holly Cookies
No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
Christmas Frosted Graham Crackers
White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies
No Bake Oreo Balls
Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies
Grinch Snowball Cookies
Oreo Polar Bear Cookies
Christmas Mickey Sugar Cookies
Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies
Cinnamon Bear Cookies
Old Fashion Sugar Cookies
Christmas Spice Cookies
No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies
Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies
Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites
Brownies, Fudge and Chocolate Bark
No Bake Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Bars
Easy Reindeer Bark
Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge
Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bark
Gingerbread Holiday Fudge
Mint Chocolate Bark
Oreo Peppermint Bark
Gluten Free, Vegan and Allergy Free Recipes
Gluten Free and Vegan Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Soft Frosted Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
Gluten Free Pumpkin Sweet Patties
Vegan Shortbread with Chocolate Vegan Ganache
*please check the individual recipe and know your dietary restrictions before consuming*
Snack Mix, Puppy Chow and Christmas Crack
Peppermint Puppy Chow
Christmas Puppy Chow
Christmas Crunch Popcorn
Chex Mix Christmas Crack
Candy, Cupcakes and Other Fun
Mickey & Minnie Christmas Donuts
Candy Cane Lollipops
Rice Krispies Ornaments
North Pole Cupcakes
Instant Pot Cranberry Cornbread Jingle Bells
Christmas Popcorn Balls
Santa’s Candy Sleigh
Easiest Ever Mince Pies
Christmas Chocolate Cupcakes
Gingerbread Boy Pops
Santa Hat Jello
Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats
Candy Cane Reindeer Pops
Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes
The Best Gingerbread House Recipe
So there you have it! Theres enough on this list to keep you busy all season long. Make some for yourself, to give out for snacks, and some to leave for Santa. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Do you bake for Christmas? Which recipe are you going to try first?
I think when most people think of affirmations they think of adults. I usually start my day off with positive affirmations for myself, I share affirmations online in my communities and I check out some on social media. I got into the habit of affirming myself daily when a friend started sharing them daily on Facebook. When RJ started preschool our schedule became very different. Mornings were now a rush most days but I never wanted him to start his day with overwhelm. I began having him repeat affirmations on our walks to school and he still says them to himself now. Positive affirmations for children don’t have to be complicated. You start off with things that are simple enough for them to understand, and then you they can develop them over time. Here are 15 positive affirmations for children that are easy to understand.
Halloween is right around the corner and if you know me then you know second to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. We love dressing up, fall is my favorite season and this is the one time candy is plentiful in our house (for about a week). Zayn and I are big on snacks and so I wanted to make sure I got a jump on planning what kind of Halloween treats we would be making this year. These snacks are great to enjoy at home watching movies, give out to teachers at school and some are simple enough for your littles to help you make. I am excited to share this list of 25 super simple Halloween treats.
It is finally officially summer in NYC! School just ended on June 26th so I had weeks and weeks to watch sadly as everyone else started their summer without us. People have already gone on week long summer vacations and here we are at only day 2 of our summer. Like everybody, summer is a different dynamic in this house. We go from 1 to 2 children home all day. The boys are too young for summer camp, cabin fever is real and they are usually on their 85th fight by 10am. Meanwhile mama is just trying to enjoy the fact that we finally can go with the flow. But alas these little people have no chill. So how do you find free or inexpensive summer activities for toddlers?
How often do you find yourself scrolling through your timeline and rolling your eyes? Oh girl on Facebook complaining again. Judgey Judith is on twitter worried about what everybody else is doing. Sara Snoops-A-Lot is all up and down the comments on theshaderoom and the stupid Instagram algorithm keeps showing you her comments over and over again. I feel like everywhere, on all platforms we all have friends that we wonder “why are you here?”. And it’s honestly time for us to stop feeling bad about wanting to get rid of them. You deserve to make your social media a happier place.
You need to clean out your social media sis.
Mental health is real. And with the increased time that people spend on these platforms it should go without saying that we should be filling our timelines with things that are going to fulfill us. I’m talking…. less theshaderoom and more heyfranhey. I recently saw a post (on Facebook of course) about a study being done and finding that people who spend less time on social media are happier. *insert eye roll* Well there’s a shocker. If every time I sign on to Facebook I see Barry Badnews sharing the latest tragedy then of course I’m going to be depressed! Take some time today and take these few minutes to clean up your timelines. Your mind will thank you for it.
5 Ways to Make Your Social Media a Happier Place
- Follow accounts that inspire you. I’m not going to lie I still follow theshaderoom on Instagram. But for every ONE theshaderoom there are TEN heyfranhey’s or blackandwell’s. I try to lean more of my focus on accounts that are going to bring positivity rather than the latest tea.
- Remember, it’s the internet. Not everything is as it appears. Some people only share what they want others to see. Some people overshare just to get attention. At the end of the day everyone has their own personal uses for their social media. You can respect that, and still choose not to partake.
- Treat your online space the same as your house. Are you letting anybody into your house that you don’t like? Yea… it’s the same. It’s still your space.
- Be the positivity. Positive energy is contagious! You can’t expect people to be exactly who you are, but sometimes they don’t know any better. If you’re putting out your positive energy you may just inspire others to do the same.
- Delete delete delete. And stop feeling bad about deleting people! Your friend that you haven’t seen since high school that only messages you occassionaly to sell you ItWorks will get over it sis. If you’re going to spend your time online, you might as well spend it with people you enjoy. And if it’s your auntie and em driving you crazy, at least mute or hide them so you don’t have to deal with it on the regular.
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, making your social media a happier place should be a priority. You can’t control how or what people share but you absolutely have control over what you allow into your space. Fill your timeline with affirmations, people that make you smile, and things that uplift you. Of course you can also choose to stay off social media, take regular breaks or just ignore everyone altogether. Basically what I’m saying is, do what makes you happy sis! Drink your water, mind your business. And don’t forget you’re in control!
Feel like you have a hard time staying happy? Check out this post: 5 Ways to Stay Genuinely Happy When Everything Feels Negative.