Candy Making For Kids {Reserve Your Copy!}

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Candy Making For Kids Book
Candy Making For Kids by Courtney Dial Whitmore

Hey ya'll! My second book is now available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Woohoo! I'm so excited about this cute book. It's full of easy recipes for kids. Seriously, not a one uses a candy thermometer. These are truly kid-ready with holiday-themed treats to perfect candies for favors, rainy day fun, or a fun activity for a party! “There is nothing more fun than entertaining … { read more }

How to make Pink Party Popcorn!

PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS
PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS
PINK PARTY POPCORN INGREDIENTS

Hi Friends! Any popcorn lovers? I'm definitely a popcorn lover. Popcorn is a delicious and easy party food (you don't even have to turn on the oven). I've seen a few different flavored popcorn ideas floating around Pinterest so it had my wheels turning this weekend as I watched college basketball with the fiance and puppy. Feeling rather girly, I decided to create PINK PARTY POPCORN! I'm telling … { read more }

Push-Up Pops Confetti Shooters!

You Are My Fave!
push-up pop confetti shooter

Finding new ways to use my favorite things makes me giddy. Like these Push-Up Pop Confetti Shooters created by Sharon for You Are My Fave! Lots of celebrations deserve a blast-off of sparkly confetti! Instead of buying confetti shooters, make your own with push-up pop containers! How cute?! For the full DIY details + images, visit You Are My Fave! For places to purchase the Push-Up … { read more }

A Royal Spa Party for Princess Charlee’s 5th Birthday

Princess Party
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Those of us with birthdays so close to the Holidays have a general understanding of somewhat understated birthday celebrations, but for this little princess (and a personal favorite of mine), Charlee's Royal Spa Party was nothing less than extraordinary.  Eden Day Spa hosted a pampering soiree for Princess Charlee and her royal companions.  Adorable personal (and handmade) details were definitely … { read more }

Valentine’s Day Cookie Pop Tutorial

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valentine's day cookie pops

Valentine's Day is a little over a month away - can you believe it? Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's full of pink, red, and CUTE! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events has stopped by to share a delicious little Valentine's tutorial - Cranberry Cookie Pop Tutorial. Whip up these cuties for Valentine's day parties, treats for your loved ones, etc! Recipe 2 1/4 CUPS … { read more }

Christmas Cheer for Your Co-Workers

Santa lent me one of his little "elves" for the delivery!
Muddy Buddies
marshmallow treat

For me and many others, my work family is as much a part of my life as my real family, but adding another 27 people to my Christmas list can get quite costly. Since I have been on a baking bonanza for the last 3 weeks I decided to put together some bite-size treats for my co-workers. Working with materials I already had on hand, I was able to package them in a personalized way to give my … { read more }

{Freebie} “Snow Day” Drinks + Treats Gift Set

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snowdayprintables_FINAL (1)
how to make biscotti

Today’s homemade DIY gift idea is a set of three hot drinks and sweet treats, perfectly paired for snuggling up in front of a cozy fire.  These gift sets are so simple to make (even the marshmallows!), but look impressive and taste great. Enjoy! After blending up the drink mixes and baking up the sweet treats (recipes below), package them up in kraft coffee bags and clear plastic bags from The … { read more }

DIY Holiday Tablescape with Martha Stewart Crafts

Holiday Tablescape
Painted Pine Cone Place Card
Holiday Candleholder

Holiday decorating is one of my favorite times of the year, and I officially can decorate full force after Thanksgiving this Thursday! In the spirit of holiday decorating, I have some great (and quick!) holiday projects I wanted to share with you all. Using Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts products, I created three very easy projects that will dress up your dinner table in no time during the … { read more }

5 Thanksgiving DIYs for your Little “Turkeys”

thanksgiving activity table for kids
pin the tail on the turkey
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I definitely know and enjoy my role on Thanksgiving Day cooking in the kitchen and while that is entertainment enough for me, it is important to consider all the little turkeys that by mid-day have watched just about all the giant inflatables floating down 34th Street to last them a full year.  In an effort to keep the “when are we going to eat”-s down to a minimum, these fun and totally DIY and … { read more }

{Decorate} 5 DIY Fall Wreaths

square fall autumn leaf wreath tutorial
acorn fall wreath
yarn and felt floral fall wreath

Spice things up with  festive fall wreath at your front door! I'll admit that I usually only break out a wreath during Christmas season, but this year I wanted to jazz things up a little earlier. I've done the work for you, scouring the web for the cutest fall wreath ideas. Some are very simple DIYs and others take a bit more work - but they're all very doable! VINTAGE PAPER LEAF WREATH by … { read more }