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how to make magic shell marshmallow pops

Oh for Pete’s sake. (No, my mom didn’t take over my blog, I actually use that phrase frequently.) Who knew making your own Magic Shell was so easy? Apparently, half of the internet. Because a lot of people make their own Magic Shell. Apparently. For those unaware of the magic that is Magic Shell–ie. those […]



Just for Kix: dried pineapple flowers for the 4th of July

Although they do take a couple hours of time invested in the oven, dried pineapple flowers dyed for the 4th of July are really easy to make. And oh so pretty. Learn to make red and blue pineapple flowers HERE at Kix. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected […]



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 […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and Rock Creek Park

Biking through Rock Creek Park here in Washington DC on Father’s Day weekend.  Parts of Beach Road through Rock Creek close to cars on the weekends, leaving the winding road open to bikers, hikers and bladers. It’s rather stunning to have a National Park run through the center of DC, from the top to the […]