Category Archive: Holiday

HOW TO POUND FLOWERS 101- OUR COLORFUL ATTEMPT

Inspired by my mom’s beautiful blooming garden, we decided to try flower pounding – our attempt to hammer flowers until we have art. 🙂   In true Nana Lin fashion, my mom had everything set up for us including ice teas with fresh mint – what fun!  Our copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos would be a great addition …

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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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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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More Simple Valentine Treats- Nutella Ritz Suckers

If you want to make some adorable & yummy simple Valentine treats this may be the perfect recipe for you.  With 5 ingredients and a half an hour you can whip these up and the kids can help too! This is so simple and the variations are limitless with lots of cookie and cracker options, …

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How to Make an Exploding Book with Pop Ups!

    Are you ready to have lots of fun and impress all your friends?  Well check out the latest version of our favorite paper project…the Exploding Book with Pop Ups!  This was so much fun and once I figured out how to add three heart pop ups it took me under one hour to make …

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The Cats Meow – Valentine Bark

This post comes to you from Nana Lin’s kitchen – thanks for sharing mom 🙂  She comes up with the most amazing sweet treats for her Valentines and thankfully I am one of them!!!  Like her Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Pretzels!  I drool at the thought of them!  Well this year she added some more yummy treats …

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VALENTINE COCOA- Strawberry White Chocolate Cocoa Mix & Packaging

I love pink, strawberries, white chocolate, and packaging gifts in baggies and jars, so I am thrilled to share our Valentine’s Cocoa Mix and packaging ideas with you!  This is simple to whip up, requiring only a few necessary ingredients with optional topping!   LET’S START WITH OUR VALENTINE COCOA SINGLE SERVING PACKAGES… Decide how many …

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