Big Hero 6: Baymax Movie Treats

Make a fun Baymax popcorn box and rice krispie treat pop for movie night! #BigHero6Release #ad

#BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias You may already know that I'm a huge Disney nerd. There's not a princess or park that I don't love. Now for the confession: I knew I'd like Big Hero 6. I just didn't know that I'd love it. I'm a girly girl and I dig my chick movies. Despite the fact that there's not a princess in sight, it's totally possible this movie made me ugly cry at the beginning and at the end. I guess what I'm trying to say is...it's good. Really, really good. And now it's available on DVD and all of that other good stuff. Ugly cry in the comfort of your home. Who wouldn't want that? Of course movie nights need snacks. Specifically popcorn. And since Baymax is totally my favorite, I wanted to make a cute Baymax popcorn box. I used my Silhouette to create this box, but you can take any white box or bag, then cut and glue on some Baymax eyes.  We have the popcorn covered. I'm also firmly in camp sweet with salty, so that popcorn needs a friend to go along with it. That … [Continue]

Frozen Fever Trailer

Frozen Fever

Despite the fact that yesterday was a snow day and tomorrow promises to be a snow day, I'm still super excited about Frozen Fever. It opens in theaters on March 13th, just before the new live action Cinderella. (Which I'm also crazy excited to see, but you probably already knew that.) I'll be screening everything ahead of time so that I can share everything with you bright and early on opening day. While you wait, check out the new trailer! Have I mentioned that I'm excited about this? I really am. So excited. Like Jessie Spano excited. Just with slightly less singing involved. Oh, Olaf...you'll always be my favorite. … [Continue]

Washi Tape Patchwork Bunny

Make a cute patchwork bunny with washi tape and a paper mache bunny form!

You might guess that I'm a fan of Easter and all things bunny. That's why I'm already decorating for the season...starting with this easy to make patchwork bunny.I spotted the papier-mâché bunnies on a recent craft store hunt. I'm usually the type to see something, dig it, then a few days or weeks later I'll come up with an idea for it. I had the idea to cover one with washi tape while I was still standing in the aisle. I guess my craft brain isn't as slow as I thought it was. At least not this … [Continue]

Best Of Tea Party

First Blush Tea Steeping

Who says tea parties are just for little girls? We're celebrating the release of The Best Of Me on DVD and Blu-ray along with Teavana's limited edition First Blush Tea. Any tea party needs two components: tea and food. Although I love to cook and bake, that doesn't mean I can't cheat a little if I'm trying to save some time. I picked up some premade cookies, cupcakes and chocolate covered rice krispie treats on my last shopping trip. Just plate everything on your party table and let your … [Continue]

Frozen Yogurt Conversation Hearts

It's easy and fun to make frozen yogurt conversation hearts for Valentine's Day! #mullermoment #ad

#MullerMoment #CollectiveBias Have you ever tried to make your own frozen yogurt by...you know...freezing yogurt? Chances are you got a yogurt ice cube rather than the soft and creamy treat you were hoping for. I have the secret. It's actually pretty simple. It's sugar. Well, it's starting off with a really good yogurt then adding sugar. Something about molecules. Science. Blah, blah, blah. Anyway, add sugar and get soft frozen yogurt! And since it's almost Valentine's Day we're going to turn … [Continue]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Granola Mix

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Granola Mix

It's Heart Health Month! We're celebrating with the new Gluten Free Chex Granola Mix now available at Publix. In addition to being gluten free, it's also free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors. It's delicious by the handful or as a topping on yogurt. Want a slightly more decadent treat? Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Mix. Print Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Granola Mix   Ingredients 1 bag Chex Granola Mix ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips … [Continue]

Washi Tape Pony Bead Hearts

Washi Tape Pony Bead Hearts

Back when you made all of those pony bead hearts, a few of them might have turned out...less than pretty. It's OK. You can always remelt. Or you can give them an extreme heart makeover. We going the makeover route today. And we're keeping it simple with washi tape. The white opaque pony beads were my craft fail. That's OK. It made them the perfect victim for my washi experimentation. After a little trial and error, I discovered that the hearts looked best with just one type of washi tape. … [Continue]

Perfect Wedding Gift Inspiration at Target

Retro Kitchen

Did the new year bring a new engagement for yourself or a loved one? The Target Wedding Registry has everything you need to get the happy couple started. It's full of fun gifts that will encourage them to enjoy whatever it is they love to do together. Do they spend time in the kitchen together? How about the KitchenAid Ultra Power 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer or Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware? I love the retro colors available for the mixer. It makes me regret picking out silver for mine! If they're … [Continue]

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 … [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 … [Continue]