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Homey & Festive Living

Here, you’ll find a little bit of everything. From trusted cookie recipes you can make all year and savory dinners you can have on the table in under an hour, to how to decorate your Christmas tree with style, I’ve got it all. Let’s bring a little celebration into everyday life.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve found joy in the little things that make a house feel like a home—baking a fresh batch of cookies, crocheting a handmade blanket, or simply decorating for the holidays. These simple, but heartfelt activities have always brought me a sense of happiness and fulfillment, and I wanted to create a space where I could share that with others.

The name Kristine in Between reflects the balance I strive for in my life—the sweet spot between the everyday hustle and the special moments worth celebrating. It’s about finding beauty in the ordinary and adding a touch of festivity to even the simplest of days.

For me, this place, Kristine in Between, is so much more than just a website; it really is a reflection of my heart and soul. It’s a place where I can express my creativity, share the things I love, connect with others, and most of all, inspire a sense of warmth and festivity.

So, whether you’re here for a new recipe, an easy craft project, or just a bit of holiday cheer, c’mon in—I’m so grateful you’re here!

The people who give you their food, give you their heart too.

Our Most Popular Recipes

A bowl of chicken enchilada soup topped with cheese, tortilla strips, and avocado.

Crock-Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

A stack of sugar cookies with a bowl of sugar sitting next to them.

Easy No-Roll Sugar Cookies

A Sloppy Joe sitting on a white plate with a few more in the background.

Homemade Sloppy Joes

The best sugar cookie frosting recipe! Sweet and flavorful, perfect for topping sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookie Frosting (Buttercream)

Chicken chili garnished with chopped cilantro and avocado.

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Baked French toast with brioche bread in a casserole dish with a spatula.
A pan of cooked inside out stuffed peppers with a serving spoon in the center.
A Texas sheet cake in the pan and cut into slices with one missing.
Glazed lemon poppy seed cookies on a baking sheet.

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Producing a typical recipe for Kristine in Between averages over 12 hours from beginning to end, and I create, test, and tweak all of my recipes several times to ensure reliability, success, and greatness.

By purchasing through my links, liking and commenting on posts, and most importantly, making and sharing my recipes – you’re enabling me to continue doing what I love. So from the bottom of my heart, a big thank you.


I originally started hobby blogging in 2009. My first blog was called The Pink Sprinkle and I shared mostly personal posts and recipes I grew up eating (and loving).

In 2015 I expanded and moved over to Kristine in Between, where I started blogging about all of my passions professionally. I realized I loved the recipe development and photography just as much as I did the writing—Kristine in Between really took off from there.

For me, it’s all about creating a warm, inviting home, filled with the little joys that make life so special. Whether it’s whipping up a batch of easy sugar cookies, diving into a cozy crochet project, or decking the halls with Christmas decor in July, I try to share ideas that bring comfort and celebration into everyday life.

Homey living is about those simple, heartfelt moments—like gathering around the table for a homemade meal or crafting something beautiful with your own hands. Festive living, on the other hand, is all about embracing the joy and excitement of holidays and special occasions, making them memorable through thoughtful details.

I hope to inspire you to find joy in both the everyday and the extraordinary, creating a life that’s both homey and festive.

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