DIY Candy Gift Bags for Kids

DIY Candy Gift Bags

So, making candy gift bags for 100 children is more than a good dose of a sweet tooth. These frosted tin-tie bags add to the fun of the party as they give a soft hint as to the delightful treats that hide inside. Soft shadows of candy sticks, gum balls and sour sticks look beautiful… 

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Handmade Crayon Favors

DIY Crayon Favors

Making your own crayons is a popular craft and a great activity you can do with your kids. I used a mini cupcake mold to make our crayons, but you could also try using a fun shaped silicon mold as well. My niece and I had a lot of fun making up a big batch… 

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Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve...

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I've never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it's a lot like cooking. Once you understand … read more >

Soda-Lighted You're My Neighbor!

Simple Gift:...

Block parties are a great way to get to know the people who also call your street home. Where neighbours are friendly, there is an increased sense of community, reduced crime, and pride of ownership (or rentership!). This is why there is a … read more >

Miniature Strawberry Shortcake Favors

Mini Strawberry...

This is the absolute sweetest favor I have ever made! These mini strawberry shortcakes were packaged lovingly for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. The labels, which matched the decor, made them stand out and added that personal touch. A … read more >

Groomsmen Gift: Cocktail Kit

Groomsman Gift: Cocktail...

It’s always a challenge for me to come up with fun gift ideas for men. Finding a gift that is clever, unique and something I know the guys will absolutely love is easier said than done. Luckily, I discovered a great idea - the cocktail kit, … read more >

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored...

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are … read more >

Homemade Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

Simple Gifts:...

This easy four-ingredient sugar scrub is simple to make and inexpensive. It’s the perfect homemade gift for girlfriends or family. I plan to use mine as a housewarming gift, birthday gift and a hostess gift. You could even make these for … read more >

Faerie Terrarium Wedding Favors

Wedding Inspiration:...

Woodland weddings are full of rustic charm, and evoke an ethereal sense of mystery and wonder. That's why we knew we had to get creative with a wedding favor idea that would live up to, and enhance, the surrounding atmosphere for this type … read more >

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Pretzel Treat Baby...

My sister-in-law is pregnant with twin girls! I had so much fun hosting a baby shower for her, and since I’m an artist and designer by trade, I, of course, had to make her my own custom baby shower invitations and favors. I chose a rainbow … read more >

Woodland Bliss Wedding Stationery

Woodland Bliss Wedding...

Here's a new addition for the forest lovers among you: Woodland Bliss, our newest wedding style for woodland-friendly weddings and events. Woodland Bliss comes in subtle color options over a woodgrain background, and blends right in with … read more >

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S’more Trail Mix Baby...

I recently hosted a woodland theme baby shower for a friend and had to share this recipe I made for S’more Trail Mix. It was the perfect favor to send home with guests and a delicious treat to serve at the party as well. This recipe can … read more >