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Craft Book Review: Paper Fun Mania, Button Mania and Star Wars Mania

Love crafts? Got kids? Then you need to get on board the mania craze with my friend Amanda Formaro‘s books. I have Duct Tape Mania. I have Rubber Band Mania. Now I have her three latest: Paper Fun Mania Button Mania Star Wars Mania (awesome, right?) Each book has over 40 crafts and activites and […]



EASY watermelon pops for summer

So these are simply balls of watermelon on lollipop sticks. That’s it. Hence, the term “easy.” But when you paint the sticks to look like watermelon rind, it looks so much fancier, right? Party-worthy fancy. Pinterest-worthy fancy? I could use the traffic, so I hope so. Hint, hint. You know how I love Americolor and […]



flamingo marshmallows

My two year old looooves the zoo. (As opposed to all those two year olds who can’t stand the place??) ¬†We live in Washington DC, and the National Zoo–which is free, by the way, with free parking for members–rocks so very much. Visits with my two year old are bizarrely more fruitful than any visit […]



Kool-Aid marshmallow pops

Anybody else remember when the Kool-Aid man used to bust through walls? Does he still do that? I haven’t had the stuff since I was a kid, and I haven’t seen a commercial (thank you, Netflix) in about as long. We also had the Kool-Aid man video game for Intellivision. I don’t need to tell […]



easy Star Wars cookies: The landscapes

Gather ’round fellow Star Wars fans. I have some super duper easy cookies you can make to celebrate May the Fourth (be with you). No need to have any kind of decorating skills to make these, so you can devote all your time and energy into appreciating the awesomeness that is Star Wars. Now, mind […]