Thank you for another great year. Close to Home could not be successful without the wonderful readers. First, we will share our best recipes of 2016 with you. By best, these are the crafts and recipes that got those most hits in 2016. I also chose one for every season so you can pin them for later. Close to Home would also love to know what you would like to see more or less of in 2017 on our blog. If you have a second to comment that would be so wonderful. We have had a few bumps in 2016 that kept me less motivated on the blog, and I would gain such momentum if my readers shared why they keep coming back. Wishing you and your family health and happiness in 2017. Now for our best crafts & recipes of 2016
Now for our best crafts & recipes of 2016.
This homemade dog cake recipe has been a top post on our blog for a few years. Be sure to check out our other yummy dog treat recipes like these blueberry cupcakes, or our frozen dog treats. Do you ever make homemade dog treats for your pet?
Even though it will be a while until you will find these in your yard, be sure to pin how to preserve acorns for great decorating ideas for the fall.
Get ready for next Halloween by pinning these Chocolate Pretzel Monsters that are as easy as they look.
You can enjoy these Hot Cocoa Pound Cakes all winter long. Warm up after a snow day with a slice of this pound cake and a warm drink. The kids will love it too.
This Easy Fudge Pie recipe is sure to be a top ten dessert at your home too. It is gooey and rich in chocolate flavor and best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Don’t forget your teachers by making them any of these adorable and inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Teacher Gifts Under $5. You also might want to make a batch of this Valentines Day Toffee or Valentines Day Cookies
The craft stores will soon be stocking up on Easter crafts. Grab some extra Easter Eggs to make these Easter Candle Holders. You might also want to make these adorable Easter Bunny Rice Krispie Treats or Easter Cheesecake Slices.
Fourth of July
When Summer rolls around you will be glad you have these two patriotic cookies pinned and ready to bake. Just be on the look out for the red white and blue M&M’s when the temperatures start to rise. It feels so far away.
Kids DIY Ornaments are great keepsakes through the years. Here are some of our favorites. Adults can have some crafting fun too with these Cupcake Ornaments, Pet Ornaments and these Wine Cork Ornaments.
Many of us can’t wait for Spring after a long cold winter. We are sprucing up our tables with beautiful spring tablescapes.