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Craft Book Review: Duct Tape Mania!

Let’s talk about something sticky. Duct tape. My friend,  Amanda Formaro, creative genius over at Crafts by Amanda, has published her first two craft books for kids ages 6 to 12 in the Mania series: Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania. I’ve already covered rubber bands. Now it’s DUCT TAPE that makes me manic. […]



inside Sugarlicious: fairy woodland petits fours and marshmallows

With my new handy, dandy, fancy blog schedule (over there in the sidebar) meant to keep me organized, Fridays are devoted to the archives. I have 5 1/2 years of sweets on here and they get lost so quickly. These strolls down memory lane are probably more for me than for you, as I care […]



Just for Kix: dried pineapple flowers for the 4th of July

Although they do take a couple hours of time invested in the oven, dried pineapple flowers dyed for the 4th of July are really easy to make. And oh so pretty. Learn to make red and blue pineapple flowers HERE at Kix. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected […]



some cookie daisies for you today

Here’s a quick ray of sunshine for you. Breath of fresh air? Dash of salt? Whatever you need today. I made these to donate to a fundraising event for the Calvary Women’s shelter here in Washington DC. I have a friend who works to make the event a success for this amazing place. Learn more […]



how to make hand-drawn flower cookies for Mother’s Day

  Mom, if you’re reading this before Mother’s Day, then you didn’t heed my warning to not go to my blog before Monday. Tsk. Tsk. I think these may be my favorite Mother’s Day cookies thus far. Every year my mom gets cookies, because cookies don’t clutter up her house. That’s why they are the […]