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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 […]



from the archives: Thanksgiving plan from beginning to end

I always cook Thanksgiving, because I love the challenge. Well, more like because I don’t feel like traveling anywhere. Every year I get better at it, which makes sense because I started pretty low on the “Thanksgiving cooking ability” scale. To organize myself last year, since I had a lot more guests than I’ll have […]



Wednesday Links: Fun food and craft finds

My 7 year old daughter made this beautiful drawing for her dad (an army reservist who has paid a visit to Iraq) in honor of Veterans Day. Did you get a chance to honor the veterans in your life? I hope so.   your Wednesday Links (you can follow all of the links at Pinterest): […]



Thanksgiving roundup from the archives

Geez. These holidays are passing us by with frightening speed, aren’t they? Did you have a scary Halloween? My oldest went as a “Haunted Butterfly.” You see, this summer, she saw a pair of butterfly wings in a museum. She desperately wanted them, but they cost $20. I made a deal. I would buy the […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and my car

You know why I’m sharing this photo? Because this space is supposed to be about life in DC. And this is my life in DC (well, also the elections, but these two don’t care about that). Once a week, my youngest (on the left, you can see her leg covered in marker, as she likes […]