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mini cupcake cookies (and a cupcake decorating kit)

Cupcakes! Only cookies. And bite-size ones. This way you can appease both the cupcake and cookie lovers. I made these for my niece’s tenth birthday, part of a theme present. Back when she turned six–since she’s pretty much a mini-me, unlike my own two girls–I gave her all my favorite cookie and marshmallow decorating tools. […]



birthday Chex mix for Tablespoon

Warning: This Chex mix is crazy addictive. I couldn’t stop eating it when I was photographing it. Also, the little birthday candies mean you can personalize it for the birthday boy or girl. So really, it’s practically perfect. (Perfect would be calorie-free.) To make birthday Chex mix, visit Tablespoon.¬†   Feel free to share (nicely)! […]



traditional housewarming gift: bucket of awesome (with a free printable)

  Recently I went a-searchin’ for a housewarming gift for recently-married relatives of ours moving into a new home. Of course, I hit up google and Pinterest. I found a few that spoke of a¬†traditional housewarming gift (a tradition I, for one, have never heard of) wherein you put together an assortment of symbolic goods. […]



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 […]