Pony Bead Heart Necklace

Easy to make heart necklace with glue on bail. Heart is made from pony beads!

Ready for another idea for how to use your pony bead hearts? Today I have an easy peasy heart necklace for you! Start by picking your favorite heart. Got it? Now you just need to decide: glue or drill?If you want to drill, all you need to do is drill a hole and add your chain. If you want a more traditional pendant, add a glue on bail and some jewelry glue to the mix. Just add a little glue to the back of the bail and a little glue to the back of the heart. Wait a minute and then stick them together. Give everything a day to cure.  Add your chain and you're ready to wear! Don't forget to check out all of the fun Pony Bead Heart ideas I'm collecting for Valentine's Day!   … [Continue]

American Girl Mini Tea Cakes

It's easy and fun to make these American Girl Mini Tea Cakes

On January 1, American Girl introduced their 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas. Grace is a avid baker and an entrepreneur. Hey-we have that in common! In addition to the doll and adorable accessories, American Girl also created the For Goodness, Bake! initiative to celebrate Grace's debut. 1 in 5 children is food insecure. Through a partnership with No Kid Hungry, you can register to host a bake sale in your community. Every dollar raised means 10 meals for those in need. As a special bonus, registered participants will be entered into a sweepstakes with a chance to win American Girl prizes! To get you started on your bake sale ideas, I made these kid-friendly and delicious mini tea cakes. We're using the word "cake" here in the loosest sense of the word...since it's really just a candy covered peanut butter cracker. But they look like cakes. That means it counts, right? While you can make your own, I saved a step and started with pre-made mini crackers.I heated candy melts in the … [Continue]

Cinnamon Roll Heart Kabobs

Cinnamon Roll Heart Kabobs

#WarmUpYourDay #CollectiveBias If food is a love language, I'm fluent in cinnamon rolls. Nothing says "good morning" quite like the smell of cinnamon wafting up from the kitchen. Well...I suppose actually saying "good morning" comes close. Given the choice, however, I'll choose cinnamon rolls every time. I mean it. Every. Time. And I'm not just saying that because I need to be awake for a solid hour each morning before I'm willing to talk to another human...Cinnamon rolls, in addition to being a … [Continue]

Blueberry Mint Lemonade Two Ways


It's always a great idea to include more fruits and veggies in your day. They're delicious and they're good for you. Yet most of us don't get enough. Blueberries are one easy way to pack a powerful dose of healthy into your day. They're just 80 calories per serving and they're full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Also, they're delicious. Seriously...I can eat them like candy, straight from the carton. I can also eat candy like candy, straight from the carton. There's just one big difference. If … [Continue]

DIY Magnetic Poetry Shopping List

You'll love this easy to make DIY magnetic poetry style shopping list!

I have a confession. I big puffy heart love label makers. Remember those labelers with the dial and the trigger where you'd impress the letters onto the label tape? I had so many of those as a kid. Yeah, I considered a label maker a toy. Don't judge. The label options are a wee bit better now, thanks to technology. Brother makes a whole slew of labelers for you to choose from. I live for their QWERTY keyboard and preview screen after a childhood spent making irrevocable spelling mistakes on … [Continue]

Pony Bead Heart Earrings

Easy to make pony bead heart earrings!

Remember when we made all of those pony bead hearts and you were all, "But what am I gonna do with these pony bead hearts?" I'm back with an idea...perhaps the easiest one of all. We're going to make earrings! Start by looking at your stash of hearts and picking out two of your favorites. Next you'll want to grab your jewelry making supplies. Two earrings, two jump rings and some pliers. Use your drill and a small drill bit to place a hole in each heart near the edge. When you're doing the … [Continue]

Pony Bead Hearts

Make easy and fun plastic hearts from Pony Beads! They're a great start to your Valentine's Day crafting projects!

It's time to think about Valentine's Day! I love the elementary school age version of Valentine's Day. It's full of hearts and crafts and cute little candies in pink and red. The adult's version? Bleh. That's why I'm sticking to fun and mostly kid-friendly Valentine's Day ideas this year. Need great couples ideas? Boy have you come to the wrong blog...I have a notebook full of fun ideas for these Pony Bead hearts. Seriously, I could show you...but that would ruin the surprise. Just stay tuned … [Continue]

Onion Dipping Sauce

Onion Dipping Sauce

So remember yesterday when I was making a spicy frosting for sweet potato fries? I promised you I'd be back with a recipe today for a delicious onion dipping sauce. Promise kept. This is perfect for onion rings, blooming onions and probably anything else you can think of. Yes...it's basically a hack of those sauces you get when you order a blooming onion at a restaurant. I know you're always wanted to know how to make this at home. You're welcome. Print Onion Dipping Sauce   … [Continue]

Spicy Sweet Potato Fry Frosting

Easy and delicious sweet and spicy sweet potato fry frosting dip recipe! #gametimegrub #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias It's a special time of year. It's that time when you put away the Christmas lights and get ready for the best night of television there is. I'm talking about that night when all of the big brands break out their best commercials. Apparently there's also a football game between commercials. Who knew? I kid...I kid. Of course there's a football game. It's a big … [Continue]

Today Is A Great Day Chalkboard

It's so easy to make a "great day to" chalkboard with your Silhouette!

It's always a great day to do something. It's a great day to make something. It's a great day to bake something. It's a great day to take a nap. It's just a matter of figuring out what it's a great day to do. Once you figure that out, let everyone know with your super cute new chalkboard. Start with any chalkboard. I bought this one, but you can make your own with chalkboard paint on pretty much any surface. This one came with a rope for hanging, but I swapped that out for some ribbon. I'm … [Continue]