Liza

Jul 222016
 

Last week we celebrated Christmas in July with make-ahead Christmas projects, like my DIY Christmas coasters.  This week we’re continuing the party with holiday-inspired sweet treats and I have adorable Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes to share with you.

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are perfect for winter, Christmas, or Christmas in July!

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes combine a couple of treats I’ve been wanting to make for a long while: ice cream cone cupcakes, and snowmen cupcakes.  I figured the nod to summer using the ice cream cones was especially perfect for Christmas in July. Continue reading »

Jul 142016
 

Blue and silver is probably one of my favorite color combinations for Christmas.  I mean, I love the traditional green and red, too, but silver and blue just seem so classy.  Plus they’re an easy nod to all things winter, so you can extend the use of your decorations for a longer season.

"Bright", "Peace", "Hope" and "Joy" DIY Tile Coasters in silver & blue - perfect for Christmas!

I’ve had some white tiles kicking around in my craft stash that I knew I wanted to turn into coasters.  I just wasn’t exactly sure what kind of coasters. Continue reading »

Jul 112016
 

This shop and my Butterfinger Brownie Trifle recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone – but the deliciousness can easily be yours! #mixinmoments #CollectiveBias

Trifle recipes are some of my favorite.  Most parties, BBQs or potlucks we attended had one, and often is was made by my Mom.  Hers were mostly chocolate, though sometimes she experimented with new flavor combinations.

My Butterfinger Brownie Trifle recipe comes together in just 3 easy steps!

I’m not sure why I don’t make them as often as my Mom did.   For the minimal amount of prep and cooking time, they have a big visual payoff.  All those different layers look – and taste! – so yummy.  Continue reading »

Jul 052016
 

Home and work computers were just coming on the scene when I was a kid.  My Dad had to take a computer class when I was five or six, and because of that we ended up with one of the popular home computers from the early 80s.

STEM learning is fun for preschoolers with the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-PillarViews From the ‘Ville has received the Code-a-Pillar for free in order to review.

He had a book on coding, and I remember he let me read through it and play around with the computer.  I was really young, but I had such a good time making the screen change colors or play music or other things.  It set the stage for a love of computers and coding that I still have now. Continue reading »

Jun 172016
 

There were lots of movies growing up that showed the future and imagined the technology that would, someday, become available.  One of the most fascinating to me as a kid was the concept of virtual reality.  And now not only do we have VR technology, we have mobile virtual reality.

The future is here! Mobile Virtual Reality can come to your home with the Samsung Gear VR

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card
I remember going to an arcade when I was in college, and they had a handful of VR games.  You had to put on these huge pieces of head gear to give you the full VR experience.  I never really expected to see a time when you’d be able to condense the size enough that you’d find them commercially viable. Continue reading »