9 Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers

The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!
The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included! The holidays can get hectic. Ease some of your stress during Thanksgiving and Christmas by creating these simple holiday appetizers. You’ll have everyone begging for the recipe when you bring these cheesy holiday appetizers to your next party. Go ahead and try all of them. I know you want to. Give your friends and family an extra special treat with the free treat recipe included!

For most of us, the holidays can get pretty stressful.  With all the parties and events to attend, shopping there is to do, and planning to coordinate, we end up feeling anxious and run down.  Not at all joyous and relaxed as the word holiday is meant to imply.  A huge part of the festive season is eating.  Everywhere we turn there's food to be tasted.  You probably have obligations to bring a dish or two to a certain event.  Let me ease some of your stress by suggesting some Deliciously Simple Cheesy Holiday Appetizers.

All of these ideas are so simple you'll be left wondering why you've been spending your time making boring cheese balls and basic bruschetta as your go-to Holiday Appetizers.

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Ultimate Gift Guide in 2020

Ultimate Gift Guide 2017. Find inspiration for everyone on your Christmas List. Save time and money buying presents by grabbing ideas from this list.
Ultimate Gift Guide 2017. Find inspiration for everyone on your Christmas List. Save time and money buying presents by grabbing ideas from this list. Ultimate Gift Guide 2017. Find inspiration for everyone on your Christmas List. Save time and money buying presents by grabbing ideas from this list.

As the Christmas season draws near, we're all busy thinking about gifts.  The stores are filled with tacky mugs and tasteless sweaters, urging you to make some much-regretted purchases for everyone on your list.  Commercials of expensive gadgets flood the TV.  All you want is to make your presents memorable and thoughtful.  Something the recipient will actually use and not just stuff in a closet never to be seen again.  Enter, The Ultimate Gift Guide.

I bet there's at least a couple individuals on your list who are notoriously hard to buy for.  Enter, The Ultimate Gift Guide.

If you started your shopping early, there's no doubt you still have a few gifts or stocking-stuffers to pick up.  Enter, The Ultimate Gift Guide.

Whether you're looking for gifts for kids, men, women, or trying to stay under budget, I've got an idea for you!  I've put together this MEGA list to give you some inspiration and motivation to get your shopping done before the rush gets real.

By knowing what you want to pick up, you'll be in and out of the store quick enough that you only have to listen to one awful rendition of “Jingle Bells”.

So grab your pen and paper and get list-ing.

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The Most Delicious Holiday Leftovers Round Up in 2020

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! Holiday leftovers are the most wonderful thing. For one day. They get pretty boring pretty quick. Don’t get me wrong, a turkey sandwich still rocks my socks, but check out these 15 different recipes to have your leftovers tasting like a totally different dish each time. With minimal effort, you can transform those holiday leftovers into delicious meals everyone is sure to love. You won’t feel bad feeding your guests leftovers when they’ve been re-made into yummy snacks and dishes. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

It's here already!  No, not my latest amazon parcel.  Although that was pretty exciting, too.  I'm talking about the final post of my September Christmas Series!!  Wow did that month go by fast.  Meaning, our new baby is due to arrive, like, any time.  EEK!  Okay, before I get sidetracked with onesies and little hats, let's talk about Holiday Leftovers.

Yep, this week we're talkin' food.  And oh. em. gee. let me tell ya, I had a helluva time staying on task when I was doing this round up.  Do you know how freakin' awesome food bloggers are at photography?!  Seriously.  If the recipe is good, there's no need to torture us with the tantalizing pictures.  Not to mention the drool on my laptop.  Oops.

Lucky for you, I'm sharing all those photos here!  Don't worry, I won't judge if your tongue hangs out the whole time and your phone screen ends up soaking wet.

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How To Keep Your Kids’ Routine Over the Holidays

With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.With a free printable!! All kids need some sort of routine and structure for their day. The holiday season can be rough on that. Try these tips and pieces of advice to keep your family in a happy mood all Christmas. With a few simple planning strategies, your children will go from the naughty list to the nice list in no-time flat. You’ll be more prepared and organized, leaving little room for stress and anxiety. Christmas will become a pleasant experience for everyone involved.

As I'm writing this I'm marveling at the fact that we're already at week 3 of my September Christmas series!  Which has me realizing…less than three weeks from now is the expected due date of our second sweet baby!  Meaning – I will have 2 kids to keep on track this Christmas.  2 kids with different routines, nap times, etc.  It's bringing me up to some tips and advice for keeping your kids' routine somewhat normal over the holiday season.

Week 1 – Adorable Christmas Treats

Week 2 – Christmas Mess

Special Post – DIY Christmas Gifts

Routine is super important with babies and children.  While older kids can handle it a little better, all little ones need structure in their lives.  It doesn't take long to notice when your children have been out of sorts for a few days.  They become grumpy, non-compliant, tired, and easily irritable.

Last year was our first holiday season with Sweet Girl.  Before she was born I had decided I wanted to try sleep training via The Baby Whisperer method – highly recommend.  I'll explain in a future post, but we had her sleeping through the night after 5 days of trying this at 2+ weeks old.  Because of our structured routine, Christmas was slightly nerve-inducing for me.  I wasn't uptight about it, but I knew I wanted to keep some semblance of normal in her little 8-month-old life to avoid a set back.

Since we were paranoid first time parents, we implemented a few strategies to help keep her on routine.  And, lucky for you, I'm here to share them!

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The Best Ways to Keep Up On Holiday Mess in 2020

Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them!
Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them! Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them! Deal with Christmas Mess. Follow these tips and pointers to keep up with your clutter, gifts, and guests. When you find yourself zapped from running here, there and everywhere, you'll be glad you've implemented these quick and easy ideas to keep your house tidy, mind sane, and family happy. Let me know how they worked for you. Got any more to add? I'd love to hear them!

Here we are at week 2 of my September Christmas series.  In case you missed it, last week I posted a quick roundup of some adorable Christmas Treats.  Today we're going to tackle the dreaded Christmas Mess.

Arguably the busiest time of year for a lot of families, it seems like the Christmas season has become synonymous with clutter, mess, and havoc.  Because we're running here, there and everywhere, we have little time and energy to clean up around us.  Not to mention all the new items coming into our homes.

If this isn't you and your family, please, tell us your secrets!  The rest of us struggle year after year with energy-zapping Christmas mess.  I'm going to help you by outlining a few strategies to implement in attempt to keep the clutter and mess to a minimum.

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The Absolute Cutest Christmas Treats

Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.
Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family. Adorable Christmas Treat ideas. Fun for any gathering this holiday season. Simple and more labour intense projects for every skill set. Get your kids and husband involved for some great family memories. Maybe you'll even start a new tradition! Fun Christmas gifts for anyone on your list. Send them to any party for easy guest favourites. Christmas is coming so start thinking about what you want to make this holiday season for your friends and family.

Happy Fall Y'all!  Here we are in September and all I can think about is Christmas.  Yes, you read that right.  I'm dreaming of sugar plumbs and pretty wrapping paper.  Today, specifically, I'm thinking about Cute Christmas Treats!  All the yummy goodies we get to indulge in during the holiday season.

And it's totally acceptable because it's the holidays!  And that New Year's Resolution is right around the corner.

This month I'm taking a break from the regular fall work to post solely about the Christmas season.  Yep, September is Christmas month over here at Hampers&Hiccups.  Imagine garland and tinsel strewn about my office, Christmas carols blasting from my speakers, and bells a jinglin' as I dance around my sewing studio.

Hey, I need to do something to get me in the spirit of things!

To kick off this month-long series, I've rounded up some adorable ideas for Christmas Treats.  They're so cute you'll be dying to try them all.

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What You Need to Know to Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early

Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season.
Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season. Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season.
Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season.
Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season.

Early Christmas Shopping. Why you want to. Why you need to. Why you should. Tips to save money, time and stress. Easy Christmas Shopping. Shopping done early. Less stress. Less hassle. Save money. Enjoy your holiday season.Call me crazy, but I'm already starting my early Christmas shopping for this year! With our second baby expected at the beginning of October, I'm trying to get ahead on all things fall and winter.  This includes Halloween costumes, garden and yard work, meal planning and, of course, Christmas preparations!

Yes, I'll admit that every year I have great intentions of shopping throughout the year to lighten the expense at Christmas.

This has previously backfired on me.

I'll forget what I've bought, or found “better” gifts later on.  Sending our budget into a tailspin.

I've developed a few tips to help [myself] with the early Christmas shopping.  I'll also list some reasons why you should start!  Even if you're not expecting a fall or winter baby.

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