As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. What makes this treat bag unique is the type of bag that I used. You can purchase treat bags already shaped and colored to look like carrots and fill them with anything you'd … [Read more...]
The perfect favor idea for springtime gatherings.
What better way to head into spring than by hosting a flower arranging class! There is something so soothing, nurturing and creative about experimenting with the many colors of blossoms, petals, stems, and foliage. To me, it is like a blank canvas, awaiting the rich and vibrant hues and textures, ultimately making a masterpiece. In connection to this flower arranging workshop, I will utilize this opportunity to share thoughts about “Nurturing From Within” and “Blossoming from the … [Read more...]
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand-in-hand perfectly, so this year I’ve decided to make several homemade boxes of chocolates to give to my friends and family. Whether you fill them with one type of chocolate, or a wide assortment of homemade and/or store bought varieties, your DIY gift will make your loved ones feel extra special. For my boxes of chocolates, I decided to fill them with homemade chocolate-coffee truffles using one of my favorite recipes. Homemade fudge or … [Read more...]
Please welcome guest blogger, Stacy Dutton. Stacy is the Jr. Art Director at My Own Labels/Evermine. She is a new mother and lover of stationery, pie, and dark chocolate. Today she is sharing her latest idea for her son's first Valentine's Day! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I knew I wanted to do something for all of my son’s classmates at his daycare since it’s his first Valentine’s Day. A typical classroom Valentine involves a cute card with some sort of candy … [Read more...]
Big Hunk Nougat Bars, sold in bulk, make a delicious, budget-friendly favor idea. You can even heat them in the microwave for 12 - 15 seconds and you have instant melt-in-your-mouth, gooey sweet nougat! For a elegant favor idea, I repackaged the bars in flat cello bags with a vintage looking burlap label that matches the hues of the nougat. I am completely hooked on the 'Vintage burlap labels' because they incorporate lovely texture in the the design. Here they resemble burlap which … [Read more...]
When you order heart-shaped tags, they come on a carrier sheet with each tag punched and ready to pop out. After you pop them out, you have not only tags, but the carrier sheet with a bunch of heart-shaped holes in it. There must be something you can do with this. After mulling it over for a while, I remembered the Christmas cards I made last year with my own homemade paper. I had made a paper rectangle mold to use as a guide so all the pieces of homemade paper were the same. That’s when I … [Read more...]
The perfect New Year's Eve party calls for the perfect favors. These Midnight Kiss party favors are both clever and fun to make. Pass them out to all your guests as you count down to midnight! Midnight Kiss Party Favors Supplies Needed: • Cardboard tubes • Tissue paper • Ribbon • Custom rectangle labels • Chocolate kisses Wrap each toilet paper tube in tissue paper and secure with tape. Gather one end and tie closed with ribbon. Fill the tube with chocolate kisses and … [Read more...]