Sweet and Salty Peanutbutter Balls: Sponsored Post


Graham cracker, pretzel…peanut butter…oh…and chocolate. Hello…am I right?? Sometimes all you need is just a little bitty bite of sweet after a meal. This recipe is perfect for that. You can keep them in the fridge…pull one out when you need something sweet. They come together quick and they would also be great to bring to a cookie exchange. I … [Read more...]

DIY party favor: Dry dip mix recipe


You know how I love a useful party favor… this one is yummy too! I researched and tested a few recipes…and tweaked a few here and there…and came up with this Bacon bite dip mix. It is best when made the day before you are going to serve it…to let the flavors come together. You still have time to throw this together for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

5 easy homemade party favors


Tis the season of friends and family coming into our homes….and it is always fun to send them home with something homemade. I rounded up a short list of fun, crafty, homemade favors that come together super quick. Are you throwing any parttaaas this year? What will your favor be? Cupcake Washcloth Decorated Pen Wine Cork key … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Sugar Almond Slow cooker recipe (Party favor)


Again with the slow cooker…. again….is that what you’re saying in your head? What can I say….I’m on a roll I tell ya :) These sweet almonds cook up in quick in the slow cooker and they make your house smell divine. I’m sure you have the ingredients on hand (except the almonds maybe). These cinnamon sugar almonds make great neighbor gifts or party … [Read more...]

Back to School in style..and fun


Hi all!! Winding down from a great family vacation....it was so nice to be at the beach with my family...but it is always nice to come home too. I am so thankful to my mom-in-law who watched Putter dog and kept the house neat while we were away. We are so blessed! I will share a post soon about our vacation fun...but today I am talking a little bit … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Gift


Popsicles, sprinklers, pool and lake days…the sweetness of summer is here! I’m just thrilled there is no more homework for awhile and the kids can just have fun! We were so blessed this year with truly amazing teachers. We wanted to put something a bit homemade together to give them. Something little to just say thanks for making it a great year! … [Read more...]

Great little neck scarf..no sew!


I recently found this amazing blog The Project Corner....and fell in LOVE with this scarf. I had to recreate!! She said it took 5 minutes...and she wasn't lying! WOW --great to give to everyone on your Christmas list this year!Here are the steps...Cut a piece of fleece 4 inches by 26 inches.On the ends...make a 45 degree angle and cut off … [Read more...]

Time Capsule Ornament….

time capsule ornament

I make my kids an ornament every year. When I look at my parents tree every year...I always find the homemade ones first. I love the one of me in First grade---no teeth--and misspelled words in all ! These are the traditions and "artifacts" of a family---where we have been and where we came from. And every year---when we get all our Christmas … [Read more...]

Simple little magnet


 Sometimes the simpliest little crafts are the most memorable to give as a little gift. I thought that these little magnets would make a great little favor---maybe for Thanksgiving ;) Here is what I came up with... I was inspired by this post over at ..let birds fly  . She did a project with an old map. I just used some pretty scrap paper. You … [Read more...]

Way to remember little voices….

In my Real Simple magazine there was a $5 off coupon for Hallmark. I rarely shop there...but I took the coupon out anyway. I had seen the commercials for the recordable books.I was thinking this Christmas it would be kind of fun to capture my kids voices as they read "The Night Before Christmas"  (since I am sure their voices will be changing … [Read more...]