Free Printable Holiday Card

This week’s Creative Market freebies included some more great holiday themed things. So today I’m dropping off a little Printable Holiday Card that you can use as a card, a print, a tag, whatever your little heart desires. (Just don’t sell it to anyone, because then we’d both be in trouble. Ha!) 

Thanksgiving is now just a few days away, and we all know what that means. Holiday madness ensues. There are multiple December holidays (Including my birthday, you know.) and most, if not all, involve wishing well for your friends and family, and gift giving. I’m not one of those people that already has decorations up, and I’ve only begun to THINK about gifts, but I do thoroughly enjoy the holiday season. I routinely forget to mail my holiday cards until it’s too late, so my friends usually end up getting a holiday text message from me. I like to think they love me anyway. 


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Free Holiday Graphic Elements

Hello! I’m just going to pretend I haven’t posted in months and months, and share some freebie cuteness with you today.


My favorite graphic content website, Creative Market, put up a fantastic collection of free holiday graphic elements today. I download their collection of 6 design freebies pretty much every week. The only problem with this is that a lot of the time, I sort of forget about the files. They sit in my downloads folder, lonely, unused. So I’ve decided to share a free design with you each Monday, using one or more of the Creative Market free goods, with hopes that I will put some of these beautifully designed pieces to use.

It’s been a long, uninspiring year for me. Since returning to Florida a couple of weeks ago, I feel like I finally have my creative mojo back, and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for that! That thankfulness and the fast approaching holiday of the same theme have inspired today’s little graphic share. If you’re here, reading this… I just want to say thanks to you. Thanks for visiting my blog, thanks for looking at my content, and thanks for being you! If you like my design, please leave me a comment and say hi. :)


I used the beautiful Rustic Wreath by Star Studios that’s included in this week’s free goods. And the cute Heart & Soul font by Nicki Laatz, which isn’t free this week, but it’s worth every penny. I use it in SO many projects. I have plans for the cute cooking/baking graphics, too. I’ll share that with you soon! But for now, here’s a cute desktop/phone background! Download by clicking on the link for each file underneath the photo. Enjoy!


Desktop | Tablet | Phone

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Recipe: Baked Krab Mac & Cheese

We have arrived in Chicago! It’s been great to catch up with family and friends, and though it’s tough to watch a family member go through scary health stuff, I’m really glad we can be here right now to support our family. It was FREEZING when we got here, but it seems now that spring has finally shown up, and I’m actually wearing flip-flops today! 

My husband and I have been staying with his parents in small-town Illinois. We’ve been having big family dinners every chance we get, and I’ve been cooking like crazy! A big beautiful kitchen with a lake view out the window is pretty much perfect conditions for freestyle cooking. I’ve also discovered a new found appreciation for corned beef. Who knew? :)

This dish, which I’ve decided to call Baked Krab Mac & Cheese was created because we’re waaaaaaay out in the country, and I wanted something a little different. If you’ve ever been to a Chinese buffet, you’ve probably seen the “Krab Bake” on the bar. It’s a buttery, cheesy, oniony dish made with immitation crab meat. It’s surprisingly delicious. I decided to try turning it into mac & cheese. Macaroni and cheese is a dish that I just don’t like. It’s cheese. On pasta. Boring. I know, I know, unamerican. But! I do like it when it’s a little more… interesting. The base sauce for this recipe is sort of like a cheddar alfredo, with a little sour cream and mayo, and lots of old bay, and I imagine you could even trick your kids into eating it, since it is Mac & Cheese and all. I hope you like it!

Baked Krab Mac & Cheese
Serves 8
A yummy, cheesy, crabby, mac and cheese that's simple and quick for a weekday meal.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1 Tbs butter
  2. 3/4 pkg (13 oz) whole grain elbow pasta
  3. 1 12oz package immitation crab meat
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 cup matchstick carrots
  6. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (reserved for on top)
  7. 1 Tbs minced garlic
  8. 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  9. Bread crumbs and freshly minced chives for topping
  1. 2 Tbs flour
  2. 1/2 package cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  4. 1 cup milk, divided
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream
  6. 1/4 cup mayo
  7. 1 tsp sugar
  8. Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. For the sauce, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine half of the milk with the flour, and whisk until combined. Add remaining ingredients and cook, stirring until smooth. Reduce heat to the lowest setting until ready to use, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  4. Meanwhile, In medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, melt butter, then saute onion, garlic and carrots until tender. Add immitation crab and saute until combined.
  5. Combine crab mixture and pasta.
  6. Stir in sauce.
  7. Place in a 9x13 baking dish, and cover with shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh chives and bread crumbs.
  1. You can easily cut this recipe in half to serve 4, or make the whole thing and freeze for a future meal.
  2. You can substitute low fat versions of everything to cut calories.
  3. You can substitute real crab meat for the immitation, I was just trying to be authentic to the recipe from the Chinese restaurant. :)
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