Quick & Easy “gotcha” Spaghetti & Meatballs

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This has been in my vault for years. But, in the last few days I found the source. So, I won't give you the play by play tutorial. I will simply let you go to the big dawgs. I'll just say... It's easy. It's fun. It's a disgusting mess of frosting, cake, and candy. Which I don't like. (mean mom) But my kid's love. Here is the link to Family Fun's page. Fake Spaghetti and … [Read more...]

My black thumb can turn green?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ScottsĀ® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are looking for the Stinky Linky Party...read this post and then go HERE. My H and I own a nursery. Of sorts. We wholesale ferns and wildflowers across the country. You would think growing some flowers in pots would be easy peasy for me.Nope...it's a running joke that I can't keep plants … [Read more...]

Pfister and Rebuilding Together!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pfister for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So , I use plumbing products. Thank goodness. Because, that means I have plumbing...and I love that! I especially love that one of the great plumbing product companies...Pfister Faucets is joining forces with Rebuilding Together to help communities in need! Rebuilding Together is a national … [Read more...]

Decadent Doggy Dessert

Decadent Doggie Dessert for an April Fool's joke from nelliebellie.com

Why make a gorgeous cake out of dog food?  Because I can.  And it's fun.  And because I can.  Three really good reasons.   April Fool's Day is a great time to use my photography skills to trick you into thinking something could be delicious, and to trick my family as well. Moral of the story: Just because you see a beautiful picture of something on the internet doesn't … [Read more...]

Fake-out grilled cheese and tomato-e soup!

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We do April Fool's in this house. We do it long before April 1st and long after. It eventually gets old. And annoying. You can only get sprayed by the faucet so many times before you just want to scream. But...I have my own little fake-out's that I use on the kids. They almost always involve food. Cause, the little cuties *ahem* still don't cook for themselves...slackers. I have a couple … [Read more...]

Vintagey Spring Bag

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I love bags. I hate the prices. I love Spring. I hate the prices. (of springy things.) So, I made my own Spring Bag. I took a iece of fabric and cut it into a shape of sorts... The fabric is pretty blue. Soft. With a nice pattern. I sewed that up on all 3 sides. And added a vintage cowboy print for a liner. And vintage lace to the outside. I really should have done this BEFORE adding the … [Read more...]

fringe necklace.

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We love the idea of finding new and interesting ways to use up old materials.  We live in small spaces, so we just can't hang on to everything hoping it will one day be useful.  So we ask ourselves: "how can we use this now?"  That's where this necklace came from.   That's also how we got the gold shell cake plate, our giraffe bookends, our bottle centerpiece, and the … [Read more...]

repurpose fabric scraps: door wreath

I had this sad, old, hay wreathy thing sitting in my crafting supplies pile. Just sitting there. Looking pathetic. I took pity and found an idea on Pinterest... don't get excited...it's just my old wreath with rags tied on. And a cut up sweater. then I hung some butterflies from old hardware and tied that on to the wreath with yarn...so sweet! I'm loving it. What do you got laying around your … [Read more...]