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...]

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...]

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe With Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought I would dig through my recipe box and see what I could find. I ran across this recipe that I had clipped from a magazine probably 20+ years ago... and never made. So I gave it a chance... it combines chocolate chip cookies and Hershey’s Kisses... how could you go wrong, right? The ingredients are super simple... 1 bag (9 oz) … [Read more...]

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day If you are celebrating New Years in the southeast or have a family history from that area, chances are you will be partaking in black eyed peas in some form or another. These flavorful legumes are said to bring luck and prosperity throughout the coming year when they are the first food eaten on New Year’s Day.  On our search for a delicious option we ran across many that I thought you might … [Read more...]

25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food

25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food   So you’ve decided to host the New Years Eve party for your friends and family... or maybe you just need a few ideas for a quiet night at home with the kids... now what? It’s time to start making your list of decorations, food and activities to keep the festivities going! Never fear... we’ve scoured the web in search of some fun, inviting, easy and entertaining ways to … [Read more...]

25 New Years Crafts for Kids

25 New Years Crafts for Kids   The kids are home from school, the gifts are unwrapped and already forgotten and a few “I’m bored”s have been heard. It’s time to break out the craft items and give the littles something to do! New Year Eve/Day celebrations are fun to craft for. Girls love the sparkle, boys love the noisemakers... and I love spending the time with them at the kitchen table creating memories and fun crafts to … [Read more...]

The Making of the Cinderella Cake | Buttercream Transfer Method

The Making of the Cinderella Cake | Buttercream Transfer Method McKenna's birthday was drawing near and I had planned on just having a low key family birthday. I honestly didn't think she would care if we had a "theme" for her birthday so I was going to pick. I very much enjoy picking the theme while I can, usually something simple and easy. I had a hard time getting excited and motivated to make her last cake and so I was a little worried I … [Read more...]

How To Remove Washed and Dried On Stickers From Clothes

How To Remove Stickers From Clothes It never fails. My kids will be wearing a brand new shirt and decide they need to adorn it with a sticker... and forget to take it off before throwing it in the hamper. I used to check every single piece of clothing (including pockets), but with six people in the house that is just not feasible time wise anymore. I’ve asked and reminded the children many times but sometimes they forget. Emma went with me to … [Read more...]

Oriental Coleslaw Recipe

Oriental Coleslaw Recipe I am not a coleslaw lover, so years ago when I was offered a scoop of this Oriental Coleslaw at a Boy Scout get together... well let’s just say I accepted it so as to not hurt her feelings. Two bites in I realized how amazing this slaw was and as I finished off the scoop she gave me I was trying to figure out how to ask for seconds without looking greedy. I was fortunate that she was flattered when I asked for the recipe … [Read more...]