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jar of sparkly rainbow cookie bites

Who wouldn’t want a jar of sparkly rainbow cookie bites? If you have an answer to that question, these are people I don’t want to meet. (Unless, of course, there are dietary restrictions, allergies, or anything else beyond the control of these poor souls, and then I will happily meet them and spend all day […]



Wednesday Links: 21 DIY egg carton crafts

Egg cartons. They aren’t just for eggs. Some quick searching on the interwebs shows just how clever you folks are with egg cartons. We’re not just talking kids’ crafts, either, but some DIY projects for the grown-ups, too. Below are links to 20 of my favorite egg carton crafts for my Wednesday Links series. Because […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and Zoo Lights

It’s that time of year where we hike up the hill at the┬áNational zoo in the dark with whining children complaining about cold toes: Zoo lights! And it’s much more fabulous than I just described it. Your first thought at entering the zoo and witnessing the colorful lights line the main walk way is, “This […]



the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]



how to make marshmallow snowmen place holders

Place holder, decoration, however you use them… aren’t these plastic spoon snowmen-in-a-pot from Crafts by Amanda the cutest thing in the universe? Cuter than puppies, baby pandas and even this. So I took the snowman challenge and make my own cute snowmen-in-a-pot, marshmallow style. Attach a name and you have a place holder for your […]