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how to make mini candy Christmas trees

You know how a few days before Christmas you remember you need to make all your cookies to give away? And you look for something easy to make to pad the Christmas tins? Yeah, that’s what these are. Something easy to make to pad the Christmas tins.     Need any fillers, too? Here ya’ […]



sanity-saving graham cracker houses for Christmas

I like making gingerbread houses as much as the next person… but it’s just. So. Much. Work. Especially the assembly part. And sawing down imperfections. And the balancing act. It’s harder than making a house of cards. On a boat. In rough water. So I cheated. I made 2D graham cracker houses with the illusion […]



Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds and Zoo Lights

It’s that time of year where we hike up the hill at the┬áNational zoo in the dark with whining children complaining about cold toes: Zoo lights! And it’s much more fabulous than I just described it. Your first thought at entering the zoo and witnessing the colorful lights line the main walk way is, “This […]



Wednesday Links and the coolest gift guide ever

Bird’s Party is out with her holiday gift guide. And it’s freakin’ mcfrickster’ awesome in its cuteness, because it not only includes gift ideas, but free printables, links to DIY recipes and crafts and party inspiration. Seriously clever. Read it free HERE.   And now, here are more fun food and craft finds. Follow all […]



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 […]