Candy Corn Painted Pumpkins

This is the most fantastic time of the year, in my humble opinion.  Anything that allows us to be outside enjoying the fresh, crisp fall air is something that I don’t want to miss. With some serious life changes happening in our family this year, projects are getting fewer and far between, but they are also getting more precious, simple, and joy filled too. Here is a fun little after school fall activity that anyone can fit into their busy schedule. Cute little candy corn painted pumpkins – just right to decorate for fall in a sweet and… not so spooky way!

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Gifts For Men – Father’s Day Treat Gift Basket

Need a great practical gift for Dad this father’s day?  Something you know he will love, use, and appreciate?  Take a trip to the local grocery store and stroll up and down each isle with nothing but good old Dad in mind!  Grab a few of those things that you know he loves as a delightful treat and package them up for a thoughtful, yet useful gift this fathers day.  With father’s day right around the corner,  I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit.  What man doesn’t love his favorite snacks and treats in the cupboard for a late night movie or after a long days work.  Stock him up with his favorite treats and make it into a gift to show Dad just how special he is.  This gift is not just for Father’s day – try it for any man on your list during the holidays, to celebrate a birthday, or any occasion!

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A Beer Cake For The Man In Your Life

Birthdays and holidays always leave my baffled when it comes to what to give the men in my life as a gift.  Unless I have a list with a specific tool or electronic devises I am lost, and most likely I don’t have enough money to buy it anyway!  These days I am trying hard to think practical, but still put the time and effort into giving gifts to the men that mean the most to me deserve.  With father’s day right around the corner and today being my handsome hubby’s birthday I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit.  What man doesn’t love a nice cold beer after a hard day, or while grilling out on a nice summer night.  Stock him up with his favorite brew and make it into a cake fit for any man on their special day.   If that man isn’t a beer drinker substitute any beverage that they like!

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Oreo Fluff Recipe – Easy Memorial Day Picnic Dessert

With memorial day weekend all but here I know that a vast majority of you will be spending some time at a get together, cookout, or picnic of some kind.  And from that weekend through the summer months there are lots of opportunities to bring a dish to pass to lots of different types of summer functions.  Here is a simple dessert recipe that is sure to be a hit!  This Oreo Fluff recipe is quick and easy to make, but is packed full of creamy cookie goodness.  Guests of every age will enjoy this light fluffy dessert and I know you won’t leave with leftovers!  Take it to your next function to please a crowd.

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DIY Customized Water Bottles Using Decorative Tape

Looking for a fun way to make serving bottled water extra special at an event or party?  Turn those store bought bottled waters into customized bottles that for fit your event’s decor for just a couple dollars.  A roll of decorative packaging tape is all you need to transform those boring water bottles  to an extraordinary addition to your event!  Not only are these great for events, parties, cookouts, birthdays, and graduations but they are great to keep in the fridge for the kids to grab and go.  We use them in lunches, for sporting events and more.  It’s quick and easy for the kids to keep track of their water bottle at sporting events because they are specially marked and easily identifiable.  This takes only moments and takes bottled water to a new, fun level.

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A House For Our Peeps – Kid’s Easter Activity

I have been enjoying every second of my time with he kids while they are on spring break from school.  It is so making me look forward to summer vacation, projects, and playing all day!  I am also reminded that busy kids are happy kids.  For that reason we have been doing all sorts of projects together to keep  their little hands and minds busy so they don’t have time to cause trouble.  This was a fun Easter activity that the kids had a great time with.  We made candy bird houses for our Peeps, and now have some beautiful little bird houses to display through Easter!  Graham crackers turned bird houses are a sweet way to make a peep house that the kids can decorate any old way they want.  Of course, covering it with candy is an obvious choice.  Not only would this be a great activity to do before Easter, but a great way to use up uneaten candy after the Easter holiday.

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Kid’s Easter Craft – Birds Of A Feather Candy Holder

Here is a fun little craft to get your kid’s excited for Easter!  Little plastic Easter eggs make the perfect base to create a bird that is fun, cute, and that can even store a little surprise!  My kids spent two hours decorating their own little birds and another hour playing with them!  They can be used as decorations, toys, candy holders, or even table decorations for the kid’s Easter table.  They are as fun to play with as they are to make, and are the perfect project to do at home with the kid’s while they are on spring break from school!  Gather some plastic eggs and get busy making them into the cutest little birds of a feather that will always stick together.

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Turn A Boxed Cake Mix Into A Special Numbered Birthday Cake

Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be.  Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top.  Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies.  Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special.  This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting.  This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it!  Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!

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A Fun Way To Wrap A Present For Two

Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family?  If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key!  If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind.  Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together!  By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift.  Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too.  They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.

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Simple And Inexpesnive Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day With Kids

 Next week is a big week in our house.  The festivities begin with Valentine’s day followed by both kids having a birthday within 4 days of that.  It is always an exciting and joyous time for our family!    With a busy and hectic schedule, and the chaos of Christmas time still looming over our heads I have decided to make it my mission, to keep things simple!  One of the things I am planning for this Valentines Day is so simple and inexpensive but still makes the day extra special for the kids.  Along with a little scavenger hunt to share some reasons why their daddy and I love them and homemade heart shaped doughnuts, they will be waking up to a couple of surprises on the 14th of February.

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