How To Plan a Fun Treasure Hunt

Even though this treasure chest filled with candy is a fun find for most kids, the real treasure is in the hunt! From picture clues to word scrambles and anagrams, the kids enjoyed hours of fun during our latest treasure hunt.  Now our lively youthful group varied in ages from 5-15 which worked great with the …

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FROZEN RASPBERRY PIE

This delicious Frozen Raspberry Pie is a delightful mix of flavors and textures.  The raspberries combined with lemon juice are so fresh, the whipped egg whites and whipped cream are so light and fluffy, and the toasted almonds in the crust adds the perfect amount of crunchiness.  The other thing I love about this pie is …

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WALK ABOUT TACO BAR

Our family just loves tacos, so when we were planning some fun food for cousin’s camping week we thought tacos in bag would be perfect!  This is such a fun way to serve tacos and setting up the taco bar was really a nice and easy way to do it. This was quite simple since I …

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CINNAMON SWIRL BANANA BREAD

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The cinnamon and sugar mixture swirled through this moist banana bread batter before baking takes this classic sweet bread to another level of yumminess!  Oh and the aroma while baking, is completely divine turning any house into a cozy, delightful home with happy inhabitants!  My bread is always loaded with rich banana flavor because I use really …

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SMILE SNACK PLATES

Yes darling, I did say, “Time to play with your food.”  Well maybe not play, but let’s be creative and have some fun with snack time! To be honest, I do not remember when we started with these smile snack plates.  It is not uncommon to hear, “Can I make a smiley plate?”  at our house.  …

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CD SCRAPBOOK

I just love making mini scrapbooks!  I think part of the appeal is that I can complete one in an afternoon where as my other albums are always a work in process.  I also love projects with a theme so that I can dive into all of the related embellishments!  Lastly, I love giving mini albums …

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STACKED FLOWER POTS

These stacked flower pots show another great example of how to add height to your containers.  I already shared how to add height with grapevines and garden accessories, now I’d like to share the way my mom stacked up some terracotta pots. This is real simple but the vertical display can offer much more visual appeal then a …

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CANDY COOKIES

Hummmm… What do we want for snack today, candy or cookies?  Well, we couldn’t decide so this is what we ended up with – CANDY COOKIES and happily so   Now we are thinking of many more combinations to try, but this first combination really was wonderful and needs no alterations! CANDY COOKIE INGREDIENTS 2 Sticks Room Temperature Butter …

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HOW TO MAKE A NO SEW MUSTACHE PILLOW

What do you get when you are invited to a mustache birthday party?  Hummmmmm…. why not make a no sew mustache pillow out of duck tape?!  This is such a fun and easy project, you should make one even if you are not invited to a mustache party!!! Don’t you want one! Well then, let’s see… …

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CHILDREN’S WRITING COMPETITIONS

Growing up I was really never a huge fan of writing or reading, however, having children can change many things.  My daughter for instance has gotten so excited about books she has read that she has definitely influenced me to relax a little and enjoy reading more.  Some of my favorite things to read now are …

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KNOCK OFF MACKENZIE CHILDS CHAIR

This is a true trash to treasure project.  Trash?  Yes, it came out of a pile of trash and into my craft room for a Mackenzie Childs makeover!  And now I cannot wait to find another one!  Want to see the before?…  And now for a little inspiration… Ok, so my chair is a little …

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GARDEN BENCH WITH BIRD HOUSE

I am truly amazed what an afternoon with spray paint can do.  Such bright transformations can be accomplished making something old new again   Take for instance this REALY old garden bench! It almost looked like the woods were consuming it as it faded into the landscape.  I think it was a pretty lavender in …

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