Category Archive: tips

Make This: Mini Apple Pies with Crumble Topping

I couldn’t decide between making an apple pie or an apple crumble, so I combined them into a mini pie. I cut out circles of pie dough and placed them into buttered muffin… Continue reading

Make This: Brainy Cake Pop

While picking up gummy teeth for vampire donuts, I came across gummy brains. The looked just about the right size for the top of cake pops. Happy Halloween!

Make This: Donut Vampire

You’ve probably seen donut vampires somewhere online at some point. I decided to make them this year but I used gummy teeth instead of plastic teeth since I didn’t want to mix inedible… Continue reading

Make This: Candy Heart Sugar Cubes

Here’s something to do with any remaining icing you have–decorate sugar cubes. I saw these on Cute Food for Kids. Instead of piping directly on the cubes, I piped out little hearts, let… Continue reading

Make This: Marshmallow Pops

These bite-sized pops were super easy since I used heart-shaped marshmallows and pretzel sticks. They’re cute enough on their own but I decided to to use the leftover candy melts and sprinkles from the cake… 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: Pick-a-Prize 

For a fun take on the grab bag idea, use paper flowers. I made these for my son’s auctioned reused the boxes from his past Mario party. The green envelopes held a variety… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Make-up Remover Pens

Ali at xovain has the brilliant idea of using Crayola Marker Maker Refills to make her own eye make-up remover pens. The comments also had some great suggestions of making nail polish remover… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Child’s Art Embroidery

My friends’s daughter drew this barn, so I thought it would fun to embroider and make her a small pillow. I took her drawing and used my Crayola lightpad to trace the image.… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Felt Ram Horns

I thought I’d dress up my son as a ram for my Lunar New Year’s card. I was going to just sew a tube and roll it into shape until I saw Gladys… Continue reading