alligator cupcake recipe

Alligator Cupcakes Recipe or Gator Cupcakes

Super cute Alligator Cupcakes Recipe. Perfect for a birthday party. If you are a Florida fan, you could make these into Gator cupcakes for football season.

 

Looking for a fun cupcake recipe that isn’t too hard? Check out this super cute Alligator Cupcakes Recipe.These would be perfect for a birthday party.  If you are a Florida fan, you could make these into Gator cupcakes for football season. Just change out the frosting for orange with some blue cupcake liners  or vice versa and you will be the hit of the tailgate party!

Super cute Alligator Cupcakes Recipe. Perfect for a birthday party. If you are a Florida fan, you could make these into Gator cupcakes for football season.

 

Alligator Cupcakes Recipe or Gator Cupcakes
Ingredients
Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1¾ C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1½ TSP Baking Soda
  • 1½ TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • ½ C Oil
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 C Boiling Water
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue gel food coloring
Instructions
Cupcake Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  6. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  7. Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  8. The batter may be a little runny.
  9. Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until ¾ full.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from cupcake pan and place on a wire rack and allow to completely cool.
Frosting Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams
  3. Add the blue gel food coloring and mix well.
  4. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then
  5. Add more powder sugar ½ C at a time and mix well.
  6. Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  7. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  8. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  9. Frost.
  10. Repeat the frosting recipe and directions except for adding green gel food coloring instead of the blue. Once the frosting is done then begin to make your "gator".
Gator Instructions
  1. Using a 13 inch round tip with a pastry bag start building your gator.
  2. Begin by building a basic capital "T" .
  3. After the "T" is completed, start building the eyes by making a medium dollop on each side of the top of the "T".
  4. Place edible eyes in the center of that dollop on each of them.
  5. To make the "gator" nose, add another medium sized dollop to the bottom end of the "T" and add two mini chocolate chips.

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Minion Snack Mix Recipe – Perfect for a Minion Party

Easy Minion Snack Mix recipe. This is perfect for a Minion birthday party or and Minion viewing party.

 

Here is a fun Minion snack mix recipe. This would be great for a Minion themed birthday party or a minion viewing party.  It is simple to make and tasty too! We purchased the sixlets  and candy eyes at Hobby Lobby but any place that sells cake decorating supplies will have them .  A 1 lb bag of yellow sixlets  and Wilton candy eyes are also available at Amazon.

Here area few in process pictures of how to prepare the Minion snack mix recipe. The full recipe and directions are below. It is so easy to prepare with just a few steps but looks so fun and fancy!

Here are the Minion Snack Recipe ingredients.

Minion Snack Mix Ingredients

In a small bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 30-seconds at a time until melted and smooth when stirred.
3. Add in 2-3 drops of blue food dye to melted chocolate, stir, and pour over chex mix.

 In a small bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 30-seconds at a time until melted and smooth when stirred. 3. Add in 2-3 drops of blue food dye to melted chocolate, stir, and pour over chex mix.

Serve and enjoy!  It looks like you have been slaving in the kitchen to make this fancy treat. We won’t tell how easy it was to make.

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Minion Snack Mix Recipe - Perfect for a Minion Party
Ingredients
  • 9 cups Chex Cereal
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Candy Melts
  • 1½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • Yellow Sixlets
  • Wilton Candy Eyes (small size)
  • Blue Food Dye (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Pour Chex into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 30-seconds at a time until melted and smooth when stirred.
  3. Add in 2-3 drops of blue food dye to melted chocolate, stir, and pour over chex mix.
  4. Pour cereal mixture and powdered sugar into a large ziplock bag and shake until fully coated.
  5. Add in sixlets and small candy eyes. (approx ½ cup of each)
  6. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Fresh & Easy Fish Tacos Recipe

 

fresh easy fish taco recipe - Made with fresh simple ingredients

Fresh Easy Fish Tacos Recipe

One of my absolute favorite foods is fish tacos. I often order them at restaurants but this fresh easy fish tacos recipe is great to make at home.  It really is very simple to make but the fresh flavors are amazing! It is essential to use fresh cilantro in this recipe. The cilantro, tomatoes and yogurt sauce make this one seriously yummy dish.  I use corn tortillas  in order for the recipe to be gluten free.

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Fresh and Simple Fish Taco Recipe

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Serves: 4

Fresh and simple fish tacos. Clean eating and can be made gluten free. Easy, fast and full of flavor
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime
  • ½ sweet onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or green or red cabbage, sliced into narrow strips
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound whitefish - Tilapia or other whitefish
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 tortillas (use corn if gluten free)
  • 1 avocado, cut into strips
Instructions
  1. Cut lime in half and juice. Slice other half into wedges.
  2. Combine tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeno, onion, ¼ teaspoon salt and half the lime juice.
  3. In another bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, and remaining lime juice.
  4. Combine coleslaw mix/ cabbage with 2 tablespoons of yogurt sauce in another bowl.
  5. Reserve extra sauce.
  6. Sprinkle whitefish with chili powder, black pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt
  7. Grill fish or cook in olive oil in a large pan. Cook 3 minutes in pan then flip and cook two minutes more.
  8. Serve by placing whitefish on top of tortillas and then adding homemade salsa, cabbage mix, avocado, and yogurt sauce.

 

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Asparagus, Sausage & Quinoa meal

Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe

Looking for a healthy and easy meal? Check out this Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe. This meal is so simple to make but flavorful and sure to become a family favorite.

Looking for a healthy and easy meal? Check out this Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe.  This meal is so simple to make but flavorful and sure to become a family favorite. We all love quinoa in my family and this is a great way to prepare it. My youngest requests it often.

Here are a few in process pictures but be sure to check out the full recipe below.

Saute the fresh asparagus and smoked sausage on medium heat until the asparagus is tender, about 10-15 minutes. I’ve found I didn’t need to add any oil with the sausage.

 

Looking for a healthy and easy meal? Check out this Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe. This meal is so simple to make but flavorful and sure to become a family favorite.

 

Serve immediately. However leftovers also reheat well.

 

Looking for a healthy and easy meal? Check out this Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe. This meal is so simple to make but flavorful and sure to become a family favorite.

 

 

Sausage, Asparagus & Quinoa Meal Recipe

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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 C. uncooked quinoa (makes 2 C. cooked)
  • 1 C. fresh asparagus, washed and the ends cut off
  • 8 oz smoked sausage cut into quarters
  • 2 C. chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Add in the 1 cup of uncooked quinoa. Lower the heat and allow the quinoa to simmer, stirring occasionally, until cooked, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a separate pan, saute the fresh asparagus and smoked sausage on medium heat until the asparagus is tender, about 10-15 minutes. I've found I didn't need to add any oil with the sausage.
  4. Add in the 2 cups of cooked quinoa and continue to saute 5-6 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Leftovers also reheat well.

 

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easy healthy salsa recipe

Easy Healthy Salsa Recipe

easy healthy salsa recipe - just a few simple ingredients and no added sugar

 

Looking for an easy healthy salsa recipe? Here is my favorite. It is so so easy to make but tastes incredible. The fresh flavors blend together so well.  You can use this salsa as a dip with chips but it is also fantastic on tacos or an other Mexican inspired  meal.  You are going to love this so much that you will never want to buy store bought salsa again. It really can’t compare. [Read more…]

make ahead sausage egg cheese muffins recipe

Make Ahead Sausage Egg & Cheese Muffins Recipe

Here is an easy Make Ahead Sausage Egg Cheese Muffins Recipe that will make breakfast a snap!

 

Getting breakfast on the table quickly can be a challenge. This recipe for make ahead sausage egg cheese muffins will make your mornings so easy. You just prepare the sausage egg cheese muffins ahead of time and freeze them. When you are ready to eat them, all you have to do is pop them in the microwave. It is so easy even your kids can prepare them!

Here are a few pictures of the recipe in process. Full recipe is below.

Fill the cups about ¾ of the way full with the hash browns.

spray. Fill the cups about ¾ of the way full with the hash browns.

Take half of the shredded cheese and sprinkle in the bottom of the cups. Repeat with half of the sausage crumble.Whisk the eggs together and fill the cups until almost full. Top with the second half of cheese and sausage.

Top with the second half of cheese and sausage.

Make Ahead Sausage Egg & Cheese Muffins Recipe

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Serves: 12

This easy Make Ahead Sausage Egg & Cheese Muffins Recipe will make your mornings a breeze!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ pound sausage, cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  2. In a large bowl combine the hash browns, butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Fill the cups about ¾ of the way full with the hash browns.
  4. Press with your fingers to mold the hash browns to the cups all the way to the top. Try to make the sides the same thickness all the way around for even cooking. Make sure there are hash browns on the bottom of the cup.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until they are starting to brown. Let cool slightly.
  6. Reduce oven to 350˚.
  7. Take half of the shredded cheese and sprinkle in the bottom of the cups.
  8. Repeat with half of the sausage crumble.
  9. Whisk the eggs together and fill the cups until almost full.
  10. Top with the second half of cheese and sausage.
  11. Bake until eggs are set, 20-25 minutes.
  12. To freeze: Let cool for two hours, then place muffins in a ziploc gallon bag until you're ready to enjoy. Microwave for a few minutes before serving for breakfast.

 

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How To Make an Easy DIY Homework Station Bin

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Check out how to easily make your own diy homework station bin with a shower caddy, tumblers and school supplies.

 

Before you know it school will be here again plus my girls also have summer homework to complete. It seems like we are always scrambling to find everything we need when the girls are doing homework. In order to solve that dilemma, I wanted a dedicated spot for highlighters, pencils, crayons, rulers, paper clips and more. Even though both girls have a desk, they often complete their homework in other spots of the house. Therefore, I made the bin portable with all the necessary supplies plus it looks cute too!

 

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I bought all the supplies to make the DIY Homework Station Bin plus all the school supplies at Dollar General. It cost me under $30 for everything. Save on back to school essentials with Dollar General! I started with a basic shower caddy and my youngest daughter used washi tape and patterned duct tape to give it some style. She also used the sticker letters to add the word homework to the side. The beauty of this project is that you or your kids can decorate it however you like. Dollar General carries a bunch of cute washi tape patterns and duct tape patterns. We picked pink with white polka dots, mustaches and owls.

 

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I bought some tumblers that we decorated as well to hold pencils and highlighters. They fit right inside the shower caddy and give some more organization. It helps when everything has an assigned spot. I also bought some small plastic containers in the kitchen section that are perfect for paper clips!
Check out how to easily make your own diy homework station bin with a shower caddy, tumblers and school supplies.

Overall, I love how this project turned out. It is so easy plus inexpensive as well. I think that this DIY homework station will keep us on track for the upcoming school year!

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DIY Quick Easy Father’s Day Gift -Free Printables Necktie Bottle Tags & Cupcake Toppers

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 Father’s Day is coming up soon. It isn’t too late to make these cute printable ties!

Are you looking for a simple way to make Father’s Day special for the Dads in your life? Then check out these adorable, free printable necktie-shaped bottle tags and cupcake toppers . I included four different tags. Some are more elegant and some are more playful and you can choose which ones fit the Dads in your life. These are so easy to make that even the kids could help cut these out or help assemble them. Plus, you probably already have most of the supplies to complete this project at home! [Read more…]

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Raspberry Banana Bread Recipe

raspberry banana bread

Here is an awesome banana bread recipe that takes it to the next level with added raspberries! This recipe is made with fresh fruit and whole wheat flour.  It is a fun way to get some fresh fruit in your diet while still getting a treat! It is very easy to make and looks like your were slaving in the kitchen. Here are a few in process pictures but be sure to print the full recipe below for all the directions and the raspberry banana bread recipe.

Combine the eggs, milk, butter, mashed bananas, sugar and vanilla mixing well.

mix egg flour butter

 

 

Add in 3/4 cup of the fresh raspberries. Reserve a few to add on top of the mini loaves prior to baking.

mix in raspberries

 

Evenly pour the batter into each of the loaf pans. Add a few of the extra raspberries on top.

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Allow the bread to cool before removing from the pans and enjoy your tasty treat! I am sure you will love this Raspberry Banana Bread recipe.

raspberry banana bread mini loaf recipe

 

Raspberry Banana Bread

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Serves: 4-5 loafs

Try out this tasty Raspberry Banana Bread made with fresh fruit and whole wheat flour.
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ C. milk
  • ½ C. butter, melted
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1¾ C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 C. fresh raspberries
  • 4-5 mini loaf pans
  • non-stick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the mini loaf pans with non-stock cooking spray.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, butter, mashed bananas, sugar and vanilla mixing well.
  3. Add in the whole wheat flour and baking powder.
  4. Finally, add in ¾ cup of the fresh raspberries. Reserve a few to add on top of the mini loaves prior to baking.
  5. Evenly pour the batter into each of the loaf pans. Add a few of the extra raspberries on top.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes on 350 degrees.
  7. Insert a toothpick into the bread around 25 minutes. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
  8. Allow the bread to cool before removing from the pans.

 

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Easy Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Recipe

Looking for a yummy treat? Then you will want to check out this Easy Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Recipe. This is  so easy to make but looks and tastes amazing. How can you go wrong with rice krispies, caramel and chocolate. Plus there is no baking required!  I promise I won't tell anyone how easy it is to make!

Looking for a yummy treat? Then you will want to check out this Easy Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Recipe. This is  so easy to make but looks and tastes amazing. How can you go wrong with rice krispies, caramel and chocolate. Plus there is no baking required!  I promise I won’t tell anyone how easy it is to make! [Read more…]

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Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Easy apple cinnamon rolls recipe with cream cheese frosting. Great for breakfast, brunch or a dessert or treat!

Looking for a special and easy treat for breakfast or brunch? Then you will want to check out this Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe.  This is  so easy to make but is an yummy breakfast treat that everyone will love. I promise I won’t tell anyone how easy it is to make! [Read more…]

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Cookie Sandwich Recipe from Cake Mix

easy cookie sandwich recipe

 

 

Looking for an easy treat recipe? Then check out this  Cookie Sandwich Recipe from Cake Mix. It is so easy to make and you can change the food coloring to fit any holiday. You could tint the cookie sandwich filling red and green for Christmas. In my pictures, the filling is tinted in fun spring colors for Easter or for any Spring celebration. You could tint the icing red for Valentine’s day too. The options are only limited by your filling color choices.  Hope you enjoy!

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Cookie Sandwich Recipe from Cake Mix
Ingredients
  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs and oil until mixture forms a dough.
  4. Form dough into 1" balls and place on prepared sheet gently pressing down to flatten to about 2" round.
  5. Bake for about 8 minutes until edges just start to brown.
  6. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  7. Cream butter in a medium bowl
  8. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  9. Divide into equal size batches of the number of colors desired and add several drops of color to each.
  10. Transfer icing to piping bag or to a zippered bag and clip corner.
  11. Pipe icing onto a cookie starting around edge and filling to middle. Top with another cookie, gently pressing together.

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DIY No Snag Hair Ties

DIY Hair Tie Tutorial with 3 Free Printable Tags and Free Template

DIY No Snag Hair Ties

 

I’m sure you have seen these no-snag hair ties at stores like Anthropologie, Sephora and Claire’s. They are great because they won’t cause breakage to your hair or leave big dents in your hair like regular hair rubber bands. They are made of fold over elastic, which is gentle to the hair and this type of elastic comes in so many fun colors, prints, and textures. I saw some of these hair ties at my local bookstore the other day for $11 for a 4-pack. It costs pennies to make these yourself, plus they are quick and easy to make. You can also attach beads or flowers to jazz them up or just leave them plain. If you scroll down, you can see a hair tie that I made for my daughter with a pretty silver, rhinestone-studded flower attached. They also double as a bracelet until you are ready to put your hair up in a pony. I made this pretty blue set for my good girlfriend and exercise buddy. We go walking together while our kids are at school and I know she will love these for walking and biking. I used the printable template to make a pretty card to hold this set of hair ties, put them in a cellophane bag, tied them with some twine and attached a fun tag. [Read more…]

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Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

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Here are some easy and tasty Mexican recipes that will make any Cinco De Mayo special. We have rounded up everything from healthy salsa to slow cooker meals that are so easy to make. You will love this list of easy Cinco De Mayo recipes! [Read more…]

Affordable Teacher Gift Tea Double Walled Cup

Simple and Affordable Iced Tea Cup Teacher Appreciation Gift or Year-End Gift with Free Printable Tag

Affordable Teacher Gift Tea Double Walled Cup

 This year Teacher Appreciation week is May 4-8 2015.  It is coming up soon so we thought we would share this cute and easy gift idea.

Are you scrambling to find affordable gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week? I just love these double-walled cups and I made this one into an iced tea themed gift for around $5! I use these cups all summer long when I’m on the go and they wash up so nicely. You can fill them with water or any other beverage and I like that they are double-walled and don’t sweat. This one fits perfectly in the cup holder of my car too. This iced tea gift for teachers would make a great year-end gift too or if you have aids or other teaching staff to recognize these won’t break the bank. [Read more…]

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

Where to Find Supplies for Your Cricut Explore Machine

The Cricut Explore and the Cricut Explore Air are the newest generation of Cricut machines from Provocraft. These cool machines have a 12 x 12 mat size and they do so many things like cut shapes, score your items for folding and you can even put pens into your machine to draw and write with your Explore. If you are considering one of these fun machines, check out both models to see which one works best for you.

Finding supplies for your Cricut Explore machine isn’t always easy. While you can find some things at your local craft stores, I feel like I can get better prices on supplies from internet stores, plus everything arrives right at your doorstep. For some supplies like vinyl, I prefer the quality and pricing of other brands of vinyl. I have included lots of tips and resources below to finding the best supplies for your machine. [Read more…]

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing Machines and Supplies for Tweens and Teens

Sewing is a great life skill and if your tween or teen is showing interest in learning how to sew, they would love to receive a machine of their own to learn on. I bought my daughter her first machine at age 11 and, with a few classes, she learned how to do lots of fun, simple projects on her own. There are a lot of machines that are marketed to kids and while they are affordable, most break easily and are a waste of money. There are a few highly-reviewed starter machines that are under $100 and a several that are just over $100, with a variety of great features. We found some great solid machines that will make learning to sew easy and fun, not frustrating. There are also lots of great sewing supplies that your tween or teen will love so they can start this fun new hobby.

My daughter started off with classes at our local Joann fabrics store.  They offer sales on their classes and you will receive a list of supplies, plus one of their coupons. One of her first projects was a pillowcase and they she branched out to a simple pair of PJ shorts, a pair of PJ pants, an apron and more. You can also check out if your local community center has classes as well. If your sewer prefers to venture out on their own, one of our best finds was the simple sewing patterns offered at Walmart stores, in the fabric department. They offer a variety of beginner patterns for just $1-3. There are patterns for purses, bags simple clothing, doll clothing and more. My daughter loves to save her allowance money to fund her next project and I love that she is learning a new life skill. Sewing projects are perfect for staying busy on weekends and over Summer break.  [Read more…]

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DIY Upcycled Chalkboard Easter Eggs

How to upcycle plastic Easter eggs in to cute chalkboard Easter egg decorations. Easy DIY craft chalkboard Easter eggs.

My entire family loves Easter and we always seem to acquire so many plastic Easter eggs after the holiday has come and gone. I always try to think of fun and creative ways to upcycle these boring plastic Easter eggs and this year I decided to do Chalkboard Easter Eggs. These are so easy to make and you and your kids can have so much fun decorating them with designs and cute, short sayings or designs!  [Read more…]

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Easy Sprinkles Gooey Cake Bar Recipes

easy gooey car bar recipe - perfect for Easter or Spring

Easy Sprinkles Gooey Cake Bar Recipe

Looking for an easy Easter treat or dessert for spring?  Then check out this Easy Sprinkles Gooey Cake Bar Recipe. Not only are these super cute, they are super tasty too! So easy that kids can help you make them up.  These are so good I can’t promise how long they will last at your house.

 

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Easter Cupcake Decorations – Carrot Garden Cupcake

eastercupcakedecorations

 

Looking for Easter Cupcake Decorations?  Why not try this super cute Carrot Garden Cupcake. It is makes for the perfect Easter cupcake decorations.  The orange Mike & Ikes with edible Easter grass decorate the cupcake and look like a garden the Easter bunny would love! Kids and adults alike will enjoy eating these cute and tasty Easter cupcake decorations. Plus they are not too hard to make. Cute and easy…the perfect combination. [Read more…]

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Simple Nutella Milkshake Recipe

simple nutella milkshake recipe - Super simple but fun and tasty

Looking for a fun and easy treat for you and your kids? Then you will want to check out this simple nutella milkshake recipe. So easy but looks very special when you add the nutella on the rim and the sprinkles. I promise I won’t tell anyone how easy it is to make this yummy and super cute treat! [Read more…]

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Easy Key Lime Pie In a Jar Recipe

easy key lime pie jar recipe

Looking for a fun spring or summer dessert? Then consider this yummy easy key lime pie in a jar recipe.  This recipe is so easy to make but looks very special. Your friends will be so impressed with this great dessert and you don’t have to tell them how easy it was to make.

If you can’t be in Florida having Key Lime Pie then this is the next best thing. This would work great for dinner parties or even a wedding or baby shower.

Each individual pie is made in 4 oz Jelly Canning Jar. These are available for purchase on Amazon.

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Easy Key Lime Pie In a Jar Recipe
Key Lime Pie in a Jar (Yield 8 jars)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup crushed Graham Crackers
  • 2 tbsp melted Butter
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup fresh Key Lime Juice.
  • Whipped Cream
  • 8 4 oz Jars
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix graham crackers and butter until well mixed.
  3. Press ⅛ of the mixture in the bottom of each jar.
  4. Combine egg yolks, condensed milk and lime juice. Beat just until smooth.
  5. Divide lime mixture evenly between jars.
  6. Place jars on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 1 hour then cover and refrigerate to chill.
  8. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream and lime zest.

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How to make Homemade DIY Mint Bath Salts. It is so easy and super cute too! Includes free printable, These would be perfect for gifts or party favors.

 

With St. Patricks day coming up around the corner it’s such a great time to whip up some homemade gifts to give out to your loved ones. I made these Homemade DIY Mint Bath Salts as a present to myself and they turned out so cute I made a few more batches! [Read more…]

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Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Heart Healthy Chicken Tacos

crock pot or slow cooker heart healthy chicken tacos recipe. So tasty and easy too!

Last week I told you about the awesome Address Your Heart with Campbell’s Pinterest sweepstakes and a little bit about how I am trying to live a more heart healthy life.

Campbell has a whole section on the Campbell’s Kitchen website of easy great recipes that are heart healthy and I adapted their slow cooker chicken taco recipe for my family. It is so easy to make and EVERYONE in my family loved it. That is a huge accomplishment because there always seems to be one person who isn’t very happy with dinner. I will admit both girls were a little worried about the chicken when they saw it but they loved it once they tried it. I didn’t include the green peppers and onions because I knew my daughters would balk at eating those. If you have a more adventurous family, I would be sure to include them. [Read more…]

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Cute and Easy DIY Chalkboard Menu Board

Make your own DIY Chalkboard Menu Board. So easy and cute too! Lots of ways to personalize this project for your home.

 

Chalkboards are such a staple piece in my kitchen and they’re perfect for menu planning, notes, important dates and more. I love to keep a certain style in my kitchen and haven’t been able to find the right chalkboard so I decided to create my own using a gorgeous Paper Mache board, chalkboard paint and a paint brush. This entire project cost under $5 to complete and I’m in love!

Here is how to make your own cute and easy DIY Chalkboard Menu Board or Meal Planner

Supplies Needed:

– Paper Mache Shape (Found at Hobby Lobby for $1.99)

Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint (Found at Michaels $2.99)

– Paint Brush (Found at Dollar Tree, a set of 3 for $1)

Liquid Chalk or white chalk (Found at any craft store or on Amazon)

Directions:

DIY Chalkboard Menu materials chalkboard paint

  1. Lay your Paper Mache piece on a layer of old newspapers, magazines, cardboard or anything to protect your flooring surface.
  2. Using your chalkboard paint start by painting the surface of your chalkboard and then cover the sides with chalkboard paint as well. Allow to dry for 15 minutes or so and apply another layer of chalkboard paint to the top and sides and allow it to dry for another 15 minutes.

    Make your own Chalkboard

  3. Once the entire board is dry take a piece of white chalk and using the side cover the entire board and then erase it with a dry eraser. This will prep the board for your chalk sayings, drawings, menu plans and more. I love to use liquid chalk because it gives a crisper and bolder appearance.
  4. Feel free to hang this board up and place whatever important information you want displayed in your home.
  5. Enjoy your fun new DIY Chalkboard Menu Board!

 

I love how this project is so easy and frugal too but makes a huge impact. You could easily create one for your kid’s room and leave the fun notes or reminders. You could put one in your mud room with things to do etc.  There are so many places a chalkboard would be useful and cute in your home!

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DIY Pony Valentines  with printable baggy toppers. So cute and so easy! Perfect for class Valentine's Day parties.

 

Valentine’s Day is a very special time for every little boy and girl especially when they go to school on the special Holiday. This year I wanted to create something super adorable for my daughter to hand out to her classmates at school and of course I wanted to stay on a budget as well. I didn’t want to give the traditional candy this year as that’s been done over and over again. [Read more…]

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So my kids get a ton of candy for Valentine’s Day so I went on a hunt for some fun Valentine’s Ideas that don’t include candy or sweets.  I got all the ideas from Pinterest and you can click through each one to get directions to make them yourself. [Read more…]

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DIY EOS Lip Balm Valentine’s Day Cards with Free Printables

EverydaySavvy DIY Valentine EOS Lip Balm Card with a Free Printable

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you will love our cute free printable cards, made to hold those cool EOS lip balms. My tween loves to collect different EOS lip balms and these make fun Valentine’s Day treats for kids, tweens, teens or adults. These are so simple to make and we have created two different printable cards. One is Valentine’s Day themed and the other, you can use to give these fun lip balms as small gifts, all year long.

You can buy EOS lip balms just about everywhere. They sell them at Target, Walmart and at most drug stores for around $3-4. I sometimes buy them with coupons at Ulta stores too. CVS and Walgreens carries the Beauty 360 brand, made by Revo, which is a similar size to the EOS lip balm brand. You can also buy the Revo brand at the Dollar Tree, under the name Chap Ice for just a dollar! It is about half the size, but at a better price. I have included smaller printable cards to fit the smaller Dollar Tree Chap Ice/Revo lip balms.

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