Fresh mint chocolate bars are a refreshing summer bar perfect for picnics and get togethers.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Bars

These are not your child's chocolate bars. No, they are not super sweet or rich or filling in the way that children love. Just a sweet, fresh, tasty, and grown-up treat wonderful for summer picnics and evenings. I serve these with a glass of lemonade (or wine, let's be honest) in the summer and always get an "mmmm, that was nice" response. I realize that bloggers are often trying to give you the best AMAZING desserts or DELICIOUS treats with gorgeous photo's and promises of the BEST thing you've ever eaten or the EASIEST treat you'll ever made. "Mmmmm, that was nice" seems like a let-down ... continue reading...

Firecracker cupcakes are fun and easy to make. Kids love these cupcakes made with red hots and pop rocks. A great patriotic cupcake for the Fourth of July

Doing firecracker cupcakes the right way.

These cupcakes have absolutely no nutritional value, at all. But they have all sorts of giggling value! And that's something. Firecracker cupcakes.  They are cupcakes, which are always fun.  And on top of that, they have hot sauce, pop rocks, and other fun additions. I dare you to try these sometime with your kids and not giggle as you eat them! When I see firecracker cupcakes on Pinterest or other social media I get excited... until I click over and see that it is simply a decorative firecracker cupcake. As in, it's pretty NOT exploding in your mouth stuff. Lame. I want a ... continue reading...

The garden rock caterpillar is a fun, and easy project to make with kids.

garden rock caterpillar.

This fun project was originally posted in July of 2012 but we have updated the information, images, and content to give you better in-process photos and directions. We have been surprised by the popularity of this garden rock caterpillar but are so pleased so many of you are making this with your children and grandchildren. It is so delightful to know that you are heading out to find rocks, twigs, and paint to create an old-fashioned type project that reminds us of days gone by. We hope that this project remains popular and the new updates will help bring it to a new audience of simple craft ... continue reading...