Rolo Double Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies


Making Christmas cookies is what you do when you are stuck in your house for 4 days during a crazy Texas ice storm. At least, that’s what we did at my house! Baking not only made me feel better after an exciting trip of mine was canceled, because the airport was pretty much shut down, […]

Elf Printable Sunglasses and Beach Towel


Peter, our Elf on the Shelf, surprised my kids a few days go after school dreaming of summer on the beach! We found him lying in the sun trying to get a tan with sunglasses and a cute beach towel from The North Pole. After the big Texas ice storm, we don’t blame him for […]

Pumpkin, Bacon and Goat Cheese Dip – Appetizers Drizzled with Honey


Let’s get this out of the way, I might be THE only person out there that does not like pumpkin recipes. {GASP!} Pumpkin pie, no way. Pumpkin flavored coffee… yuck! Most of my family does like pumpkin though, so it’s a must have on Thanksgiving. I wanted to create a dip or appetizer that I […]

The Pioneer Woman – A Year of Holidays Book {Giveaway}


If you haven’t heard yet, Ree wrote another fabulous cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks ~ A Year of Holidays! This one is full of her very favorite holiday recipes. I love it because most recipes can be used all year long, not only for holidays. And guess what? Today I’m giving away THREE signed books just […]

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas {Living Creative Thursday}

Marshmallow Rainbow Cake

It’s Living Creative Thursday where I feature YOUR creative ideas! I loved so many of your St. Patrick’s Day ideas that were shared last week. I bet this amazing rainbow cake by The Marshmallow Studio is magically delicious. Join the Living Creative Thursdays Community Project! Each Thursday share your creative projects by leaving a link in the […]

Elf on the Shelf as Elf the Movie

Elf on the Shelf as Elf the Movie | Living Locurto

Peter, my Elf on the Shelf, is becoming rather famous. Did you know he was featured on the home page of last week?

I really can’t believe all of the hype he is getting. Come see what my Elf is up to now!

Elf on the Shelf Kissing Booth {Printable}


Peter is such a creative little Elf On The Shelf! He showed up this weekend inside of a kissing booth!

Instead of kisses of the lip kind, he was giving away Hershey Candy Kisses. Although I’m sure he and his photo booth Barbie friends might have played around doing some real kissing before we woke up! Get the Printable Elf Kissing Booth here.

10 Easy to Make Paper Christmas Ornaments

Paper Christmas Ornament Craft Ideas by Amy Locurto for Parents Magazine

I’m excited to show you these cute and easy to make paper ornaments I made for Parents Magazine!

Some fun news that I don’t think I have shared here yet, is I am a freelance designer for the magazine.  If you are a regular reader of Parents Magazine, you will sometimes see my projects in the magazine and on their website. Parents has always been one of my favorite publications and I’m excited to be creating projects for them! Read about the ornaments and free printables here.

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