Category Archive: faves

Easy DIY: Mint Tin Toys

I ordered these tin boxes from Paper Mart and saw these cute little play sets, so I thought I’d make some for Easter using pom poms.   

Make This: Heart-shaped Cake Pops

  I decided to give cake pops another try after I had stumbled upon these tips from SugarKissed.net.  After chilling the cake balls, I quickly shaped them into hearts. I formed them into egg… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Leather Gift Card Holders and Envelope Wallets

This is the perfect way to take gift cards to another level. Especially when you’re stuck with buying set denominations because sometimes you don’t want to give $50 gift cards but $10 doesn’t… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Roll Pillow Box Advent

I saw this cute idea on North Story and thought they would make a better advent calendar than the matchbox one from last year. (While they looked adorable, the matchboxes were much harder… Continue reading

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: 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… Continue reading

Party Time: Pokemon Birthday Party

For Elliott’s last single-digit birthday, he chose Pokemon as the theme. The YMCA provided the perfect space for the kids to run around and I didn’t have to worry about possibly being rained… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Paper Hyacinths

I felt guilty throwing away all the scraps from the paper flowers I made, so I decided to try and make paper hyacinths. I taped together two toilet paper tubes as the base… Continue reading