April Fool’s Day with Young Kids

Growing up April Fool’s Day was one of my mom’s favorite holidays. One very memorable April 1st we woke up to no breakfast food in the kitchen. The milk, cereal, and fruit was all tried to the tree outside our house. My middle school sister was mortified she had to go out to get her breakfast, which made it all Read More…

Reasons I Love You and other Valentines

Last week I shared a few kids Valentine’s Day ideas but what about for the grown up person in your life? I know that some people would be pretty excited about getting those crazy straws, but sometimes you want to do something a little different then what you would do for the kids. The first thing I am doing for Read More…

Non-Candy Valentines

I have a hard time imagining giving Valentine’s without candy. I know it isn’t nice but I remember going home with all my school Valentines, taking all the candy ones out and throwing away most of the rest. They were all little cards that come in the boxes you know, with the givers favorite characters on them, one was just Read More…

Yard Ghosts

I don’t like to store holiday decorations, I do have a couple boxes of Christmas decorations and tablecloths to change with the seasons, but for the most part my house is decorated the same all year round. After I was first married I saw directions for making yard ghosts, it was out of things we already had and there was Read More…

Candyland Game Cake Replica

My shop has been WAY busier than I expected it to be for the holiday season, thus the reason for my absence. I haven’t got to do all the crafting I was planning on doing for Christmas but I was able to have some fun creating besides making jewelry 24/7. I was asked, along with a number of ladies at Read More…

Halloween Treats

This year I made Halloween treat plates. Partially because I just was itching to try some new treats and partially because I don’t know if I will be doing one for Christmas this year. It sure is going to be a busy holiday season. I am doing a number of holiday bazaars and craft shows and I’m so excited. A Read More…

Candy Scarecrow

Cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good…Got to love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. My son was singing that on the way back to the car at the pumpkin patch while he ran around with his own ‘candy man’. While we were buying our pumpkins, he spied the fun sweet treat. Ok, it was Read More…

Candy Molds, Take II

Several years back my sister and I decided to make chocolate candies and goodies for Christmas. They didn’t go so well. Neither of us had any idea what we were doing and I, like with most things, didn’t really follow directions and just tried to figure it out in my head. Since that time I have stayed away from the Read More…

Easy Bat Decor

I love decorating for the holidays but sometimes it can be 1.) expensive 2.)time consuming and 3.) take up a lot of space. So this year I’ve tried to find things that aren’t any of these three. One of them is making some paper bats. They are so simple and look really great, at least in my opinion. All you Read More…

Spooky Candle Holders

For several months now I have been wanting to do some fun Halloween decorations. I didn’t do much last year, I’m not sure why but I’m sure there was a good reason. But for this year I REALLY wanted to get/make some fun, spooky decorations.

Mini Cheesecloth Ghosts

I saw this idea somewhere and I wish I could remember where but I don’t. Anyways, it’s a variation on what my family used to do when I was a kid. We would make ‘ghosts’ out of cheese cloth and sugar, it was a great family tradition. This is the same idea but using a fabric stiffener instead of sugar, Read More…

Super Hero Fathers Day Gift Idea

I know, I know. I really should be studying. And trust me I am like a mad woman. Though I haven’t done much cooking, cleaning, playing with kids or laundry in the past week, I have learned how to calculate covariance, correlation coefficient and now know the importance of Central Limit Therom. Interesting right? Yeah, I could care less about Read More…

Fourth of July Luminaries

For some reason I was itching to do a Fourth of July craft. I thought about it and thought about it. and here’s what I came up with Fourth of July Luminaries. I’m so smittin’ with these! Supplies: Tin cans Sharpie Hammer and nail Gloves Take off the label and clean Now begin putting on your dot design with a Read More…