• Fancy Ice a Cake in Minutes

    Hey there,  I bet you think you can’t make a gorgeous cake in just a few minutes do you ? I am here to share how you can, if you have an icing bag and a fun icing tip. This cake is gorgeous, and it took me about 5 minutes to make, of course, with inexperience I expect it to take you at the most 20 minutes. So let’s start shall we? First thing first.  I flipped my plate over. It’s a larger platter like plate, but still has that concave middle that would make my cake uneven. You can use a flat plate, cake round or do as I…

  • Lemon Lime Stamped Kitchen Towels

    You know that I love to use items that you can find around the house to make crafty stuff with. There is just something so cool about making arts and crafts with found or recycled things. How about we stamp with something found in the kitchen. I have shown you how to stamp kitchen towels using stamps before. What about something that’s not supposed to be a stamp. Something food. How about we make some darling, refreshing, bright, and colorful towels using….Lemons and Limes!! Not only are the colors on these lemon lime stamped kitchen towels, pretty and bright, they will make your kitchen feel so fresh and lovely! These…

  • 2×4 Wooden Penguins

    It’s been a long while since I’ve brought you a new idea for a 2×4 wooden craft. The holidays and winter got here, and I’m less inclined to spend a day out in the cold garage creating. I wanna sit and craft with my blankets or heater on, wishing I was in the south where it’s not so cold. Should I be honest and admit, I started on these back in the fall? I just couldn’t get them finished. I would work on them a little, then leave them sitting for a month or three. Then I wouldn’t have what I needed to finish them, and would put off, or…

  • Zentangle Doodling

    When I began to research how to add interesting things to my art journal, I found that I saw beautiful doodled images. There are a lot of ideas out there that create this doodle called Zentangle. Zentangle is black and white images, very bold, with many patterns and shapes. Some of it is very artistic, creating shapes that are 3D looking with shading. And some of it is just doodles of shapes to fill an area. I love the look of it and I wanted to share my version of it with you. Maybe you can see how I do mine and try it out. I like my less strict…

  • Perler Bead Necklaces

    A couple weeks ago, I got out my collection of Perler beads. You can find a lot of ideas for the beads on Pinterest, they are also called Hama Beads. They are plastic beads that you can melt into fun pixel-ated shapes. Once they are melted together, usually with a medium setting iron, the beads stick together and you can then either hang them or play with them. But, have you thought of making perler bead necklaces with them? The beads are bigger, which is perfect for kids to use. I am showing a more sophisticated color scheme. (How great would these be for mom for Mother’s Day?) However, you…

  • Duct Tape Wrapped Kitchen Clips

    I am all about making fun and cute stuff. How adorable are these Duct Tape Wrapped Kitchen Clips? Yes, binder clips that I use in the kitchen. What, use? You might be surprised how versatile they are. I use them instead of chip clips. They hold the bags so much better. They are great to go in the fridge or freezer too. I keep several dozen handy in a drawer to clip up bags of frozen veggies in the freezer or baggies in the fridge. Yes, they sometimes rust, but that is the beauty. I got a package of 8 for $1. They can last months, even years. If they…

  • From Cheap to Chic Easter Decor

    I am cheap – especially when it comes to decorating and making my own home decor instead of buying it. I watch decor shows on TV, and I am appalled that people spend hundreds on decor. No need. No NEED! If you have some basic pieces around your home, pieces that are the base of your decor, those you can spend a little money on. You can create gorgeous home decor using those basics. Things like bowls, baskets, plates, vases and glassware. You can create your own decor items far far cheaper than going to some pottery shed store and buying a pillow for $100. OK, sure, if you have…

  • The Pistachio Principle: Fool Yourself Full

    Kristen: Friends, today I am sharing a great snack idea using Pistachios in the shell. Over the last two years I have made it a goal to eat healthier, and try to lose weight that has snuck up on me. I’ve managed to lose over 30 pounds. Some times you have heard me talk about our family’s quest to eat less carbs. For us that is limiting our white flour, potatoes and pasta intake. Which hasn’t been that easy. I have more planning ahead for meals to do. However, with the fitness industry booming, there are some great ideas to incorporate into our own lives and getting rid of breads…

  • Chocolate Covered Berry Bunnies

    I recently made Chocolate Covered Strawberry Penguins and boy were they cute! With Easter coming up, I wanted something else to make that was sweet and adorable. I decided to make more chocolate-covered strawberries. The carrot ones are pretty popular, but I wanted something more unique and fun. So, I decided to make some Chocolate Covered Berry Bunnies. I got out my Wilton Candy Melts. These are the pink ones. I put the whole bag into a microwave safe bowl, and set the timer for one minute. Once I stirred them well, they took about another minute to get totally warm and melty. Your time could vary since it was pretty…

  • Banana Bread with Cream Cheese Ribbon

    I never had banana bread in my life, until I baked it myself. I have only had it a handful of times. It’s always super moist and flavorful. I think it might be fool proof, as long as you make sure you bake it correctly. I think it’s a wonderful dessert bread, perfect on it’s own, even better slathered in butter. We often eat it here as a breakfast or after school snack. I have almost always made it with some sort of chocolate addition. I mean, it’s chocolate right? But what about trying other versions too? We went to the Amish Farmers market a couple weeks ago and I…