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Busy Little Crafting Bees

for you!

We have been crafting like crazy around here. A little too crazy if you ask me but I’m thankful for my job and let’s face it, I love it. I’m especially proud of the latest craft we did for The Shiksa: Homemade Hot Chocolate Pouches! She made up the recipe, I made up the packaging. It’s a winner. The hot chocolate is DELICIOUS!!! I don’t think I’ll ever buy store bought again. It’s so easy too. Three ingredients! Seriously. Get yourself over there and make a batch.

Happy Holiday Cheer

Eight Crazy Nights of Cocoa?

Everybody Loves Hot Chocolate

Even Bug, the pickiest eater on the planet who claims she doesn’t like sweet things, loved it. Mmmmmm! mmmm!

Her masterpiece

Then there was the salt dough ornament craft that Little E and I did together on Alpha+Mom. That was so fun. It makes me miss Bug when she was that age.


I think salt dough ornaments should be required in Parenting 101.


We also made an abacus menorah on Alpha+Mom. That’s kind of crazy thing to make but fun. Actually, Bug skipped that craft. That’s okay. I don’t mind crafting all by myself.

Hanukkah Wrapping Paper

Some Hanukkah Wrapping Paper.

stamp stamp stamp

Stamp! Stamp! Stamp!

Fire! Fire!

We also made another menorah on a paint stick that turned out super cute but unfortunately was a fire hazard so that post got pulled. I hate it when that happens.

We’ve been a little busy, how about you?


  • Jen

    Sometimes fire hazards are the most fun :P Looks like a lot of fun crafts. I love seeing all those happy pictures of Bug. Such a great age :)

  • Sonja

    It’s all cute, but I like the menorahs best of all. I wonder how confused Noah would get if I mixed another story into the Santa/baby Jesus swirl that’s already in his mind… might be worth it for a cute craft.

  • lauren

    i saw that you made up these pouches for the hot chocolate, and they are exactly what i have been looking for for a gift but i was wondering, is there a way to edit them? or could you direct me to an editable temple or something? just wondering. My family makes this heirloom drink every year so id love to package it with edited text

    thanks happy holidays

  • mamalang

    Can I just say that the pic of Bug with the packages all wrapped up looks like something out of a catalog. :)

    And they all look like fun. Yay for getting paid to craft :)

  • sarammoe

    SAJ – thank you so much for the awesome hot chocolate gift idea and template! I’ve been making them this afternoon and I love them! You’re so creative and I’m so thankful you share your creativity with those of us who are basically able to follow directions. :) You make me look good. :) Thank you!!!!