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roundup from the archives: 31 ideas for Winter and Christmas treats and sweets

Since the stores have had Christmas stuff out since before Halloween, I suppose I can update my SEASONAL button and share all these winter and Christmas-themed sweets and treats from archives. I not-so-secretly don’t mind the early arrival of Christmas, by the way, seeing as it’s my all-time favorite holiday. Oh yes, fellow Washington DCites, […]



quick craft: chalkboard canisters for collections, storage, gift containers, whatever

I made these canisters for a totally un-sweet reason: To contain my daughter’s ever-growing collection of junk jewelry. But they took minutes to make, and since I thought some of you with collections of things that need containing might appreciate this idea, I’m posting here on my sweets blog. Except wait, these could also be […]



Cereal box haunted house and ghost treat pops

What scary fun to transform a cereal box into a dark and gloomy haunted house. Plus, I made Kix treats-on-sticks turned ghosts complete the ominous scene. This was a trial run I did for my gig at Kix Cereal. And you get it instead. This haunted house makes a perfect backdrop for your Halloween party […]



sticker cupcake toppers AND an easy birthday party for a kid who loves horses

This post is about how I throw parties. I think I may have it in me, both the desire and a fraction of the know-how (given my incessant online presence) to throw the perfect pinterest party. You know, the kind where you wince when the kids actually enter because they will mess up the picture-perfect […]



Flashback Friday: 10 fall treats and sweets from the archives

O’ Autumn. Every year I await your arrival. Your crisp breezes. Your break from the heat and humidity. Your aroma of cinnamon. Your ample apple picking opportunities. Your leaves on my yard. Fall is my season. And yet, when I look back over the years, Fall holds some of my most difficult memories. It was […]