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wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and painting pottery

Painting my gnome at All Fired Up in Cleveland Park here in Washington DC. Many moons ago (in 1998) I managed the paint-your-own pottery store owned by All Fired Up’s predecessors. Weird to be back there in the painting chair. Note my daughter is painting a rainbow unicorn (of course) and she has her toy […]



champagne, shoes and cupcakes AND more birthday cookie ideas

Here are a few pretty-in-pink cookies I made by request for a friend to give to her friend as a birthday gift. What says birthday celebration to you? I’m loving the champagne glasses (though mine would be a glass of Pinot Grigio and definitely with cheese and crackers).     Here are a few just-for-birthday […]



Father’s Day roundup from the archives

Father’s Day is a mere two days away! Don’t worry, there is still time to whip something up that looks like you remembered weeks ago. Here are some ideas from the archives. Easy beer bottle art.     Make POP! cookies.     Reaching way back. Cookies by kids.   Make dad pizza on a […]



Just for Kix: Father’s Day snack mix

Even if the dad in your life doesn’t have a mustache and doesn’t wear ties, this tie n’ mustache snack mix rocks, methinks. And you can always substitute something else for the mustache and ties. Hammers, bowling bowls, Spock, whatever. make mustache and tie snack mix HERE at Kix Feel free to share (nicely)! While […]



Just for Kix: How to make a fruit bouquet for mom

You know those expensive flower fruit bouquets? Turns out it’s pretty easy to make them. Plus, the cereal in the mason jar works really, really well to hold the sticks, so you don’t have to worry about cutting Styrofoam and jamming it in a container. I mean, surprisingly well. Just jam those skewers in there […]