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cereal box straw charms

I’m kind of in love with this idea. Am I allowed to admit that? We need more self-love in the world. Or less of it, I forget which. But this is a simple, kid-friendly, practical party craft, so what’s not to love? My latest craft for Kix: Learn to make Cereal Box Straw Charms HERE. […]



drunken rainbow marshmallow pops (as in, vodka-dipped)

OK, super cool party people and anyone in the DC area who may come to my house for a happy hour in the near future, I have something I think you’ll like. Vodka dipped rainbow marshmallow pops. It’s a colorful cocktail and dessert in one, and on a stick no less. And sparkly. And rainbow. […]



“En Kagemand” cookies for a Danish birthday

If you spotted these and visited this post looking for authentic, real-life, honest to goodness Danish cookies… yeeeah, these are so not that. Here’s the story of these “En Kagemand,” or “cake man” cookies that merely evoke tradition rather than stick entirely to it. You see, my good friend is from Denmark. And it was […]



how to make birthday candle cookies

Can’t get much birthday-er than candle cookies. These candles served double duty for both my mom’s birthday and a friend’s. As you can see, when making 40 or 50 or more of a cookie, I don’t like to mess around with multiple consistencies, with outlines and floods and all that. One consistency, that’s it. Outline. […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and riding horses

My daughter riding horses at Meadowbrook Stables, a non-profit stable at the top of Rock Creek Park, just outside of Washington DC in Chevy Chase, MD. If you are in DC or planning a visit with kids, you can also check out the weekend pony rides through the woods at Rock Creek Park Horse Center. […]