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Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

It's November, which to many over-enthusiastic holiday lovers means CHRISTMAS! Yes, I love Thanksgiving as well—it's just one big holiday celebration for me from now to the end of the year. So far, I've refrained from putting up my Christmas tree, but that doesn't mean I can't prepare, right? This past weekend, I spent some time making some ornaments. I love to create handmade ornaments to add to my little tree each year. 
Lately I've been interested in popsicle stick crafts. I found some super cute ideas on Pinterest (see the links to my Holiday Crafts and Food board and specific posts below). I like that such a simple material can have so many possibilities. Just add paint and glue!
I was able to get my kids involved for part of my craft day. They are ages 2 and 3, so they didn't do much beyond just paint a few popsicle sticks. I turned these painted sticks into little Santa Claus ornaments—two for each daughter as they're bound to ruin some of them …

Miniature S'mores

I don't know what it is, but I am fascinated by items in miniature form. Things just seem a bit more charming and fun when they've been scaled down in size. So when I spotted a box of bite-sized graham cracker squares in the grocery store the other day, I of course thought, "Omigoshthesewouldmakethecutestlittlesmores..." So I made some. And they were yummy.

Materials:
-Honey Maid Lil' Squares graham crackers
-Hershey's Drops candies
-mini marshmallows
-toothpicks
-tealight*
(*It goes without saying that you should be cautious with an open flame, especially with all those sugary, and very flammable, marshmallows around.)

I stuck a mini marshmallow on the end of a toothpick and roasted it over a tealight. Because the chocolate candies are rounded, it helps to hold it over the flame for a second or two to melt it a little so it sticks to the graham cracker more securely. An added bonus about these little guys is that you can make and eat several without feeling…

Quick Snack Ideas

Easy. Simple. Yummy.
garlic bagel chips + parmesan shavings


apple slices + sandwich pepperoni (Sweeter apples work better for this. This is also good with a slice of cheddar cheese)


raspberries + ready-to-eat cheesecake filling + chocolate-covered graham cookies or Oreos