Happy New Year! I thought I’d start 2017 off by sharing my top 10 posts of 2016. I’m really proud to share this collection of the most popular recipes, DIY projects and printables from The Birch Cottage blog for 2016. 2016 was a great year for The Birch Cottage blog. I celebrated my one year blog anniversary and reached multiple goals and milestones. I met a
Did you know you can make a homemade windshield de-icer? Just three simple ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) combined in a spray bottle and you’ve got yourself a homemade windshield de-icer. Yesterday morning when I went to warm up my car before heading out the door to work, I found my car doors frozen shut. The day before we received a gift
This homemade hot chocolate mix recipe is a quick and easy last minute DIY Christmas gift idea! Christmas and all the work that goes into holiday preparation can be stressful. Having some homemade gifts that you can whip up in a jiffy or already have on hand, can be a real sanity saver. Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe Hot chocolate and Christmas go together like winter and
I have fallen in love with my bread machine and I want you to do the same! I’m hoping that by sharing my 5 reasons you need a bread machine, you’ll find new reasons to love your bread maker, too! Do you use a bread machine? Do you have a bread machine or bread maker you received as a gift years ago and have just
I feel I would be neglecting my duties as a mom to our three children who so proudly serve in our military and as an American citizen if I failed to mention anything to you about National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2016. I am also very proud to share with you that the NJROTC students from one of my local high school’s (and where I
I’ve been on a roll creating Plaid Christmas Prints lately. You may have seen my Deer Plaid Christmas Prints or maybe even my Christmas Gift Tags. I just think they’re adorable and keep finding new ways to incorporate plaid into my Christmas projects. These plaid Joy, Peace, Merry Christmas and Noel Plaid Christmas prints are no exception! Farmhouse Christmas Decor You can add subtle touches of
UPDATE: This problem has been resolved. If you experience any problems accessing content on The Birch Cottage blog, please let me know! Thanks for your patience! There’s good news and bad news. Good news, my blog is experiencing slightly more traffic than anticipated. Bad news, my hosting server is having a difficult time keeping up with the demands of my blog. Needless to say, The
I’ve had a lot of fun this year creating printables for you and today’s plaid Christmas prints are no exception. I’m really pleased to be sharing these plaid Christmas prints with you. There are 17 plaid Christmas prints in all! Plaid Christmas Prints Plaid seems to be everywhere you look this year, especially buffalo plaid. I’ve created not one but 17 plaid Christmas prints for you.
If you’ve been following The Birch Cottage blog for any period of time, you probably know that Lenny and I have seven children. We do a LOT of our Christmas shopping online and have for years. This year, I thought I would share some of our online shopping expertise with you by sharing some of our favorite gift ideas for the men in your life.
Does it seem like Thanksgiving was just yesterday? (My attempt at humor.) I do hope you had a fantastic holiday! Now, sleigh bells ring, are you listening…. it will be Christmas before you know it! To help you with your holiday preparations, I made some printable Christmas Gift Tags just for you! There are a lot (probably 1,000’s) of Christmas gift tag printables available online.
As Thanksgiving draws near here in the United States, I wanted to show my gratitude for each of you by creating some Thanksgiving prints. This year as I count all the blessings in my life, I can’t help but count you and give thanks. These free printable Thanksgiving prints are a small token of my gratitude and, hopefully, will serve as a gentle reminder that we
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and before you know it, Christmas will be here! If your family is anything like my family, as the holidays draw near, you’re looking for easy homemade Christmas gift ideas. Well, today, I’m sharing my Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. This sugar scrub is made from vanilla, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and coconut