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GIVEAWAY: The Complete Photo Guide to CANDY MAKING and How to Make Painted Chocolates

UPDATE: Congratulations to Debby! Her comment was randomly drawn to win. Thank you all for participating!   I’m always so impressed by the work and books by Autumn Carpenter, co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a cake and candy supply store, or a haven for folks like us.Her books are packed with information that is easy […]



16 sweet and unique DIY ideas for Mother’s Day

I thought I’d share my latest creation for Kix Cereal along with some other ideas for Mother’s Day gifts and treats. Of course, there are about 1,762,319,053 more ideas for Mother’s Day on Pinterest, but if you want to NOT be overwhelmed, how about we stick with finding something in these 16? I’ve collected a […]



25 flowers drawn on marshmallows

Flowers! Lots and lots of flowers. All different types of flowers. These are in honor of Spring. And Earth Day. Or Mother’s Day. Or whatever floats your boat.   I do NOT have a green thumb, even though I’ve been getting Better Homes and Gardens for years. I walk by a plant and it starts […]



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 […]