Paper Plate Basket for Home Baked Goodies: a Thank You Gift DIY

Home-baked goodies are a meaningful way to engage your littles in creating a gift and saying thank you to teachers, neighbors or others. While the sample baskets below are made by a toddler for daycare staff, there is no reason older children will not have just as much fun and creativity in designing the simple […]

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Red Wine, Madras Curry, Tandoori and Rosemary – Four New Perfect Pear Jam Flavors

I have a generous Asian pear tree that each year delivers me several bushels of fruit.  My go to recipes to preserve are poached, jammed, dried and sauced but I love to play with spices and flavor combinations. Last year the new jam flavors were red wine, madras curry, tandoori and rosemary. Rosemary was the […]

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Broken Heart Glass Candy Recipe

This simple candy recipe is usually found around the Christmas Holiday, but why not use it year round for last minute treat requests. It is simple, pretty quick and not a ton of clean up albeit maybe not the safest to make with the little due to super hot and sticky part (except the breaking/whacking […]

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Baby Prints : Crafts to do to your baby!

For our first arts and crafts time together, Bee and I made Valentine’s day cards and some fun baby prints. IMHO nothing is reeeeaaaalllly off limits (ok a few things) – hands, feet, fingers, buns, ears, bellybutton, nose – pretty sure at some point these will all be memorialized at our house. Whatever you choose […]

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That’s It! Lotion Bars: Shea Butter Beeswax & Coconut Oil

Looking for a simple but luxurious handmade gift idea? This tutorial for three ingredient lotion bars is simple to make, useful, a splurge to buy and great gift for everyone. This craft also marks my first beeswax product, from my backyard hives – another precious gift from my favorite pollinators. Three Ingredient (That’s it!) Lotion […]

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Simple Novelty Blanket Tutorial

“Chancho, when you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.” – Nacho. Need a last minute Father’s Day gift? How about this simple Nacho Libre minky-backed blanket? This tutorial is perfect for all the fun novelty fabric out there, lets you really personalize the gift. I promise this […]

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