DIY | Repurposing a Dresser Into A Television Stand

We recently joined the flat screen television generation and parted ways with our huge clutter catching entertainment center. Although the flat screen is mounted on the wall, I still felt like we needed a table of some sort underneath. After a little shopping around we realized that most television stands on the market were very overpriced or cheaply made and wouldn’t last long. That’s when we had to get creative and started thinking about … [Read more...]

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style   For our 25th wedding anniversary my oldest daughter presented us with this family tree wall hanging. I absolutely LOVED it and wanted to share in hopes it might help spark a creative (& fairly simple) gift for a loved one in your lives! You will need: Scrabble letters to spell the names/words you choose 2 pieces of contrasting scrapbook paper scissors or razor blade to cut … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies Easter is just around the corner and my kids are already begging for bunny goodies. These fun sugar cookies are stacked and combined in a fun way that looks like the Easter Bunny from behind! Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla … [Read more...]

Strawberry Carrots

Strawberry Carrots We like to spice up our spread on Easter with a few fun themed foods. These fun strawberries are easy to make and get the kids to eat some fruit before emptying their Easter basket. They also make a fun surprise as your addition to any pot luck. INGREDIENTS 1 lb Strawberries 8 oz Orange Candy Melting Chips Orange Sparkling Sugar (optional) DIRECTIONS Gently fluff stems upward on strawberries. Place … [Read more...]

Cadbury Chocolate Easter Chicks

Cadbury Chocolate Easter Chicks The kids and I were playing around with one of my favorite Easter candies today... the Cadbury cream egg. We had just finished melting chocolates for another project and I had a little left in my bowl. Within a few minutes we were giggling and chopping away at the melting chocolates and these little babies were born. We used: * Cadbury Cream Eggs (you can use the carmel eggs... any chocolate egg candy … [Read more...]

Spring Chick Cupcakes

Spring Chick Cupcakes As much as I love decorating cakes, it just takes too much time out of my day(s) to do so. I have grown to love decorating cupcakes because they are usually quicker, just as cute and a great way to keep portion control in check! These Spring Chicks are fairly simple to achieve. You will need: * Yellow frosting * Yellow sugar crystals * Chocolate Chips * White frosting * Orange frosting * … [Read more...]

Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest

 Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest My oldest was home from college this past weekend and we ended up snowed in (yeah!). So she and I decided to play around in the kitchen to pass the time. I remembered seeing these birds nests a while back and decided we should give it a try. They are all over the internet, so I honestly can’t say where this originated from but my method was from trial and error because I only saw the … [Read more...]

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share a fun recipe that added a little Irish "zip" to a fun green velvet cupcake recipe. We hope you have a fun (and safe) St. Patty's Day! (Yield 12 cupcakes) INGREDIENTS Cupcakes: 1 1/4 cup Flour 1 cup Sugar 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 Egg 1/2 cup Oil 1/2 cup Milk 1 tsp … [Read more...]

Over The Rainbow Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe

Over The Rainbow Copycat Shamrock Shake Recipe If you are on the hunt for a little extra Luck 'O the Irish this St. Patty's Day, this quick and easy Shamrock Shake Recipe should do the trick! My kids LOVE these and they are so easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream 1 Cup of Milk Mint Extract Green Food Coloring Whipped Crème Air Heads Rainbow Candy (optional) In a blender add 2 cups of vanilla Ice Cream. Add 1 cup … [Read more...]