Jul 042017
 

Happy 4th of July!  Hope your Independence Day was as fun-filled as ours.

Celebrating the 4th of July at the Houlton Maine Parade

Started off the morning attending a local parade.  I hadn’t been to a small-town parade in over a decade, so it was definitely fun to check this one out.  Bubbles hadn’t been to a parade like this before, either, and she was very excited to see what it was all about. Continue reading »

Feb 152017
 

I have a little confession.  I think I enjoy playing with DIY slime nearly as much as Bubbles does.  It’s relaxing and a good way to de-stress.

Green & Gold DIY Slime for St. Patrick's Day - Great gift or easy craft for kids!

We could use a little de-stressing around here, since everyone’s been sick on and off for the last couple of months.  That means we’re also a little behind on our crafting which is something Bubbles and I love to do together. Continue reading »

Nov 232015
 

Over the next few months you’re likely to host friends and family for a number of different occasions.  We definitely love opening our door to guests though the germs that sneak in with them aren’t quite as welcome.

Create a care basket for your holiday guests, stocked with tissues, antibacterial gel, aspirin and more so that you can share memories without sharing germs

An easy way to help your guests avoid passing germs around while still getting to enjoy each other’s company, is to create an easy Holiday Guest Station in your home.  I keep ours loaded up with anything that drop-in guests could possibly need or want while they’re visiting.  It’s in addition to the House Guest Welcome Baskets that I make up for any guests staying overnight at our home. Continue reading »

Oct 142014
 

This DIY Halloween Candy Dish post is sponsored by the Sverve #smokehousebbq campaign. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the weekend I dug out my Halloween decorations and started to transform our house.  I actually couldn’t believe we’re already only three weeks away from Halloween!  I feel a little behind the ball on getting everything all set up.

DIY Halloween Candy Dish - Made from a terracotta pot! Easy craft for under $5 #SmokehouseBBQ

As I started to lay things out – the table runner, silly spider, ghost in a jar, pumpkins, you name it – I realized I was a little short on candy dishes.  Then I remembered the candy dish that I had made when I was younger as a gift for my Gram.  It was an easy project using terracotta pots, which I knew I had in my craft closet. Continue reading »

Feb 282014
 

I love popcorn and chocolate, and enjoy combining them together into munch mix recipes whenever I have an excuse.  I was organizing my baking “accessories” cabinet the other day, trying to find a more efficient way to store the sprinkles, frostings, and other accouterments.  When I had everything pulled out, I realized I had some green candy melts and thought Bubbles and I could make a fun Leprechaun Munch Mix.

Leprechaun Munch Mix Recipe for St. Patrick's Day

The best thing about a munch mix is you can customize it with whatever you have on hand.  Since this was for St. Patrick’s Day, I used some of the mini chocolate candies I had.  They’re a full rainbow of colors, which is great when you’re trying to find your pot of gold! Continue reading »