Easy DIY: Accordion Cards

These cards are super easy to make. Cut a sheet of card stock into 2 1/2 inch strips the length-wise. You should get three strips. Fold them in half and then into quarters.

Walgreens will print out 4×4 photos, so I used a photo app on my phone to make a four-panel photo that I had printed. I then cut them into 2×2 photos and glued them to the panels.


Make This: Chinese Roast Pork

RasaMalaysia has an easy-to-follow recipe for amazing Chinese roast pork. You just need pork belly, garlic, five spice powder and salt. The skin gets super crispy and the pork is moist and flavorful. 


Make This: Almond Fudge Pinecones

These pinecones would make the perfect dessert decoration for the holidays. OhNuts.com has the easy-to-follow instructions. You could just as easily use store-bought fudge, marzipan or fondant. 


Make This: Snack Cake Spiders

Not Martha made these awesome looking spiders out of snack cakes and Pocky sticks.  So much easier than baking!


Easy DIY: Pom Pom Jack-o-Lanterns

Just some pom pom, felt and glue and you have some cute decorations to add to treat bags, on top of pencils or just scattered around the table. 


Easy DIY: Embroided Felt Sugar Skulls

These felt sugar skulls by Casa Artelexia are just fabulous. You could make a bunch and turn them into a fantastic garland for the Day of the Dead.  


Easy DIY: Mini game kit

So my kids were put on a electronics detox recently. This, of course, made for some unpleasant restaurant experiences for everyone. 

Luckily, I came across these party favors I had stashed away in my closet– mini Uno, mini Apples to Apples and a tiny crayon set. I ended up putting them in a small plastic case along with some paper and a robot eraser because they were getting lost and beat up in my bag.  And FYI, the cards are actually nice laminated ones, not flimsy at all. 

I keep this kit in my bag and it makes meals out so much nicer. An added bonus is that we all get to interact with each other.