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8 sweet treats for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, this post is dedicated to things that grow. And it’s sort of ridiculous that I post about things that grow when in real life I can’t make ANYTHING grow. It’s terribly sad, actually, how horrible I am at getting things to grow. I want to be good at it. You’d […]



8 sweet treats for Easter and bonus easter egg decorating ideas

Aah, another stroll through the archives for some of my favorite Easter treats to make. As always, find all the season ideas up there in the Seasonal button. There are a bunch of spring things in there, too. And at the end of this post I link to some Easter egg decorating ideas I did […]



roundup from the archives: 22 SPRING treats and sweets

While patches of snow still cover the ground here in Washington DC, it’s time to post the roundup from the archives anyway. Maybe that will encourage the birds to come back. Though I not so secretly don’t mind that the groundhog saw his shadow. I like winter. It’s quieter and cozier. Although the amount of […]



easiest ever flower cupcake toppers

So I made cupcakes for my friend’s daughter’s sixth birthday, and I wanted to dress them up with something. First the now-six year old wanted mermaids. Then maybe Superwoman. Then costumes? I don’t know what I’d have done for that last one. Then she didn’t care. So a 70 percent-off-fake-flower sale at Michaels decided for […]



family portrait cookies and other cookie gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Followers may notice my recent obsession with these portrait cookies. I started with this gift for my niece. The next year I made these favors for her art-themed birthday party. And now, portrait cookies for my mom for Mother’s Day. This is my mom.   This is my brother and his family.   This is […]