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// Finding a creative gift for a baby boy is sometimes difficult.  Having two girls of my own, I know that it's easy to find all sorts of cute things for them.  When my nephew was born, he got a lot of second hand toys, and had an abundant amount of clothing.  So I wanted […] continue reading...

My sister recently moved and had to decide if she would keep all of her spices in the cupboard, like at her old house, or try something new.  She wanted to keep her kitchen counters clutter-free, while also making effective use of space.  It was an easy decision once she saw the layout of her […] continue reading...

Anything rainbow themed is sure to be fun because of all the bright colors involved. I made these rainbow cookies using a sugar cookie recipe and simple circle shaped cookie cutters. You can also use a plastic cup to cut out the circles. After cutting out the circle, cut it in half to get the […] continue reading...

There are so many baby picture ideas, but using monthly signs for baby pictures has become quite popular. My sister decided that she would take monthly baby photos for her new baby and asked me to make month signs for her to use. At first, I was using my Cricut to cut out cardstock elephants […] continue reading...

I always want to make some sort of treat such as sugar cookies decorated with icing for every occasion........and for any reason at all. However, they are quite time consuming to make, so this year I have decided to keep it simple for Valentine's Day. Here are some easy Valentine's ideas for kids. Perfect for […] continue reading...

Every fall, we visit a local pumpkin farm where you get to pick your own pumpkin. It's a lot of fun especially for the kids! Usually the farm is full of pumpkins, but this year happened to be an unfavorable year for growing anything really. The above picture is from last year as this year's […] continue reading...

When I go shopping, I usually head for the mall. Seldom do I think of browsing the aisles of the dollar store except for when I happen to be shopping near one. The dollar store is generally known for having  a great selection of gift bags, party cups, plates and napkins. However, lately I have […] continue reading...

Rarely do I eat eggplant let alone purchase it. Since I have been receiving a basket of organic vegetables every week, there have been vegetables in it such as egg plant. Now, I had to think of what to do with the eggplant. Do you peel eggplant? How do you cook eggplant? What are some […] continue reading...

I love iced tea and when I don't have any lemons or limes around, I opt for simple sweet iced tea. Instead of green tea, I steep some orange pekoe tea for about 1o minutes and then add sugar. The amount of sugar, as well as the number of tea bags and steep time varies […] continue reading...

This time of year canning is very popular. I have never been interested in it, but my sister started doing it last year with some friends. This year she has already canned rhubarb jam and strawberry lemon preserve. She also likes canning tomatoes since they are so versatile and easy to use throughout the year. […] continue reading...