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White Christmas Mix: a sweet (& addictive) treat

I’ve been making this recipe … and giving it as a holiday gift … since I was in High School.  It’s come to the point that when I don’t make it in mass quantities to give away

3 Simple (& FUN) DIY Halloween Decorations

The kids and I LOVE decorating the house for Halloween, but recently we came up with these three super simple DIY Halloween Decorations. Window Ghost It can’t get much easier than this one.  Especially if you already

Pumpkin Playdough: A special Halloween treat

As part of the celebration at my daughter’s preschool last year, all of the kids from the entire school go trick-or-treating through the halls.  Parents line the path and pass out NON-FOOD-ITEMS … 100 of them (there’s

a simple wreath for the 4th of July

Just like keeping Food for the Fourth simple, I like to keep the decorations for Independence Day low-key too!  I love creating ribbon and yarn wrapped wreaths because they are quick and easy to to and very

More Playful Pranks for April Fools … the “Play on Words” edition!

My favorite jokes are usually ones that are play on words … and the English language is so wonderful for this!  Here are some past “play on word” pranks I’ve done for April Fools Day … For

Creeper Crazy Minecraft Party!

My son, Henry, was dead set on having a Minecraft Party this year for his 8th birthday.  With all the hype around Minecraft lately, it was pretty easy to gather lots of great ideas for our very

Make a Creeper Mask: a Minecraft CRAFT

For my son’s 8th birthday party we celebrated in Minecraft style!  One of the activities we did at the party was have each guest make a Creeper Mask (an idea I got from Parties 4 Ever).  It was great

Creeper Lanterns: Minecraft Decor

Since I knew that we were having a Minecraft party this year for my son’s 8th birthday, I figured I’d switch out our Coffee Filter Chandelier (yup, that’s right, Coffee Filter Chandelier, you can see it and

Paper Heart Doily Banner

With all the snow, chilly temps, and grey skies around here I wanted something to brighten up our window and bring warmth inside the house.  Doing so was very simple!  All that was needed was some paper

Make a Valentine Mailbox with Duct Tape (includes links to MANY more Valentine Mailboxes too!)

Last year my son Henry (who’s currently about to turn 8) made this simple Angry Bird Valentine Mailbox with Duct Tape to take to school to collect his Valentines. He used a shoebox that had the lid

Easy Kid-Made Scribble Ornaments

I had some clear plastic Christmas bulbs that I purchased from Oriental Trading Company a couple years that we never found the exact right thing to do with them … until now.  I handed them over to

Winter Holiday Class Party

Last year I was one of 3 room moms for my son’s 1st grade class room, here’s the wonderfully wintery class party we put together! There were 8 stations for the kids to go through.  There were