Think Ink- Conversation Heart Fast Sugar Cookies

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Conversation hearts are a necessary part of the Valentine holiday, even though they taste like chalk! We buy them, give them, and decorate with them because they're cute. These Conversation Heart Fast Sugar Cookies are not only cute, they taste good too! And if you don't have a steady hand, mad piping skills or a projector to provide a guide, never fear! I have a very simple solution for you today, so keep reading! Just start with a basic iced cookie that has dried at least 12 hours. {You … [Read more...]

The Year of the Dragon- 6 Chinese New Year Ideas

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Prosperity, peace, happiness and longevity all symbolize the Chinese New Year, one of the most important and festive Chinese holidays. This is the year of the Dragon, and to kick off the celebrations, here are 6 creative and crafty Chinese New Year ideas: 1. Paper Chain Dragons from Naturally Educational 2. Thumbprint Dragons from Handprint and Footprint Art 3. Paper Lanterns from Craft-Craft 4."Longevity Juice" water labels from Kara's Party Ideas 5. Dragon & Ninja Party from … [Read more...]

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

One of the things I love about winter is that it gives me an excuse to make soup. I am totally a soup girl. While I am always trying new soup to add to my soup recipe box, you are more likely to find me making my favorites over and over and, yes, over again. One of my favorites is Baked Potato Soup. This is a recipe I have used for years. This soup is pretty low maintenance ingredient wise. It comes together SOUPer fast...sorry I had to...This soup is also great as leftovers. Woohoo! Today … [Read more...]

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Last week I bought a fun deal from Social Spark for a personalized picture of Santa "in my home." My kids got a kick out of it, and it took literally 3 minutes to create! Just upload a picture of your home, then get ready to create! There are several different Santa poses to choose from, and you can completely adjust the size and color of the image so it matches your picture. If you'd like your own, take advantage of this deal: $11 for 4 Custom Images and a Video of Santa in your … [Read more...]

All You Need Is LOVE Skirt

All You Need is Love Skirt

I'm calling this skirt the "All You Need is Love Skirt"  but it could be called "The World's Easiest and Most Inexpensive DIY Valentine's skirt". (It's made out of a dollar store T-shirt and some scrap felt and took me less than an hour from start to finish.) Here's what you'll need: *A T-shirt * Felt *Embroidery Floss *Liquid Stitch (optional) *General Sewing Gear---a measuring tape, scissors, a sewing machine...the usual... Here's how to do it: #1.  Find out the needed length of yo … [Read more...]