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9 easter egg decorating ideas (from oh so long ago)

I created these Easter egg decorating ideas FIVE years ago for Reader’s Digest. Five years. In blog years, that’s like twenty. And yet, I still feel like the old fogy blogger who has no clue how this whole interwebs thing works. But I’ve seen these egg ideas floating around, and they have moved locations on […]



Just for Kix: Cereal box sandbox

When I first made this “bring the outdoors in” cereal box sandbox it was snowing outside, I think. Now, spring is a little closer, but it’s still too chilly to run around the backyard barefooted. Learn to make a sandbox from a cereal box HERE at Kix Cereal. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my […]



Just for Kix: Walking cereal box animals

Humility be darned, I’m telling you: I love these walking cereal box animals. So cute and awesome and yes, I made them. And they were easy to make, too. And I may have just pulled a muscle patting myself on the back. By the way, my hardware store didn’t have those brass fastener things that […]



Just for Kix: Healthy edible jewelry

Taking your edible jewelry craft up a notch, these are so much better than candy. My daughter wore a few to her Girl Scouts meeting and came home with the empty strings on her wrist. Make cereal bracelets HERE at Kix.   Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected […]



DIY horse lovers Valentine’s Day cards for the kids AND a free printable

OK, fellow moms at my daughter’s elementary school, I’m stepping up my game. This year, I am not running to Giant on February 13th to dig through the Valentine’s Day card spoils no kid wants. I spent SEVEN, yes, SEVEN dollars on this year’s Valentines. That’s double what I spent last year. Oh, but I […]