HOW TO MAKE A STARBUCKS VANILLA BEAN FRAPPUCCINO

  Where do I start…refreshing, inexpensive, low calories, or just plain yummy?  This copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is all that!  We have had so much fun in the Joyful Daisy test kitchen fine tuning this recipe!  Our copycat version of Starbuck’s Vanilla Bean Frappuccino has only four ingredients, or five when you top it off

MACKINAC ISLAND CLIP ART COLLECTION & PROJECT SHOWCASE

  I am so excited to officially release our latest scrapbooking collection featuring 55 fun Mackinac Island die cuts, titles, and tags with 2 additional bonus files!  In addition, I am also super excied to share our first PROJECT SHOWCASE!  The first of every month I plan to bring you an exciting new digital art collection, as well as, a new …

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Mackinac Island Photos Keepsake- Create a Stand Up Mini Scrapbook

  Create your best Mackinac Island Souvenir with your five favorite vacation photos and our stand up scrapbook!  This is so simple yet so cute!  Don’t keep all your photos in albums or left on your phone!  Print out your favorite five Mackinac Island photos, grab some paper and glue, and take an hour to …

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NANA LIN’S BEST GARDENING TIP

My mom is very excited to share her best garden tip this year that has made her gardening a little more fun and efficient this summer!  Are you ever gardening, you set down your garden tools and then spend the next hour looking for them when very often they are right under your nose?!  Well …

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Exploding Pop Up Mackinac Island Scrapbook

As I have said before, I just cannot get enough of this exploding scrapbook project, whether I am making one in a new theme for myself or another gift.  So I thought I would share with you how to make an exploding scrapbook featuring three basic pop ups and our new Mackinac Island Scrapbook Clip …

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Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Whether you are looking for a great healthy snack or a quick refreshing meal replacement, I am willing to bet you will love my family’s favorite fruit smoothie recipes!  We usually just throw a bunch of our favorite things in a Magic Bullet cup, blend for a few seconds, and then top of with a …

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How to Make Sugar Scrub – SPA PARTY FAVORS

This is so easy, I cannot believe how much I have paid for sugar scrubs in the past!  Not only did we save oodles by not buying a bunch of body scrubs for everyone at Bath and Body, we were also able to customize and match the scrub and packaging with her party them and to top …

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How to Make FLAX SEED EYE BAGS

I am amazed at how much more relaxing it can be to lie down with a flax seed filled eye bag resting gently on your eyes.  Not only does it block out light but the weight of it is rather soothing and relaxing.  I also love having lavender in mine so that I can enjoy the …

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How to Make a Detroit Lions Bank or Keepsake Box

  If you are or know a Detroit Lions fan this is a wonderful project for you!  If not, you may want to see how easy this project is and then adapt it. (See our ELEPHANT BOX at the end of this post.)   We used lots of recycled materials to make our Detroit Lions Bank saving lots of …

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CHERRY TORTE – Great Dessert for Valentine’s Day

This lovely Cherry Torte is a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to enjoy a wonderful array of textures and flavors with the smooth cream and sweet cherry filling to the salty, crunchy nuts and saltines in the crust.  Yuummm! CRUST INGREDIENTS…  1/2 cup finely crushed Saltine crackers (about 14 squares) 3/4 cup …

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Duck Tape & Red Rope Heart Lights

We made these fun inexpensive duck tape heart lights to decorate for Valentine’s Day outside but they would also be great decorations for indoor our outdoor weddings, prom decorations, girl rooms or teen lounges!  I also considered using them to decorate above the living room armoire but the kid’s wanted to see them outside in …

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