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Crafty activities are always popular in our house. The kids love to stay busy creating and decorating things. This tissue paper "stained glass" art activity was really enjoyable and simple too! All we needed for this activity were: stenciled paper Assorted Colors of Tissue Paper cut into 3-4 inch pieces Glue Sticks Kids Scissors We bought […] continue reading...

Cupcakes are a fabulous year round treat, and since it is holiday season, I decided to dress them up in red and green. These chocolate cupcakes which are filled with peanut butter icing can be decorated in so many ways by simply using a different cupcake liner, a different color of icing and sprinkles. Pastels for Easter […] continue reading...

I love baking during the holidays and I normally make individual cookies for each of my daughter's classmates. However, this time I decided to make giant cookies instead. They were 15 inches tall and so fun to make! I used my huge gingerbread woman and man cookie cutter set that I couldn't resist getting from CopperGifts. […] continue reading...

Every year during the holidays, I try to make a gingerbread house.  I don't usually get organized before making one and end up rushing to finish it. However, I have discovered ways to make it a bit quicker and easier throughout the years. I have put together a list of 1o tips for those of you who also like to […] continue reading...

During the holidays, I like to make treats and put them in nice Treat Boxes or Treat Bags. I hand them out to friends, family, neighbors and often my sister takes some and hands them out to her co-workers! I don't usually put tags or anything fancy on them since I don't always know who […] continue reading...

Sea scallops are delicious wrapped in bacon, dipped in sauce or topped with something special. They are great as appetizers, side dishes or mixed into a main dish. I normally make bacon wrapped scallops, but I had a jar of sliced truffles that I couldn't decide what to do with, so I took the plunge and […] continue reading...

My sister wanted to thank all of her guests for coming to celebrate her son's first birthday so we made some quick thank you cards with blank cards, paint, and a marker. Cards can be made quite easily by typing something on the computer and printing it directly on the blank cards.  Or you can […] continue reading...

There are lots of different things that could be added to tea, and one of those things is sugar. However, there are so many types of sugar to choose from. They all sweeten the tea, but some add a slightly different flavor depending on the type you choose. Simple granulated white sugar or white sugar […] continue reading...

Cupcake toppers are an easy way to dress up your cupcakes and you can easily make them with the printable I created! I usually make treats in the form of cookies for my kids class Halloween party. Last year I made these Sugar Pumpkin Cookies, and tied the treat bags with simply a ribbon. This […] continue reading...

Cookies are great for pretty much any occasion so why not make some festive cookies for the autumn season? These decorated pumpkin cookies are perfect for a fall feast, Thanksgiving or perhaps Halloween. They are fairly simple to make and they only require 2 icing colors. I wasn't hosting a dinner of any sort so I decided to […] continue reading...