Category Archive: DIY

Pinheads Revisited – Random Acts of Kindness Day 2

The kids are genuinely into the whole idea of the random acts of kindness. Right after breakfast, they were ready to pull their assignments for the day. The Princess likes to argue a… Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

‘Tis the season, as they say, but I wanted the kids to remember that it’s not just the season of getting this year. There are lots of pins on the boards about various… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Countdown (A.K.A. Advent) Calendar

Every year in the weeks before Christmas, we play this really fun game. I buy an Advent calendar, and then everyone guesses what they think might be behind each number before it is… Continue reading

Copycat Devil Dog Cupcakes

Just one more quick copycat Hostess/Drake’s recipe for you. When I made the copycat Yodels, I only needed half of the cake batter, so I used the rest to make these cupcakes. Using… Continue reading

The Hostess With the Mostest – DIY Copycat Twinkie Cupcakes

Last week, America was rocked by some troubling news: Hostess, the 80-plus-year-old company that makes Twinkies announced that it would fold in the wake of a strike by its workers. It seemed that… Continue reading

M&M Thanksgiving Turkey Favors

A few weeks ago, I came across a really cute holiday favor idea for the kids that used M&M’s to make these adorable turkeys. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:    … Continue reading

Stained Glass Mason Jars Using Mod Podge

I found an easy craft on the boards recently involving Mason jars and Mod Podge. The final result looked so pretty, and the technique seemed so easy that I just had to give… Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Tarts with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Topping

Continuing with the pumpkin-themed desserts this week, brings us to a delicious recipe from the boards for bite-sized pumpkin pie tarts. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:     Ingredients: 2 refrigerated… Continue reading

A Monkey Bread Muffin Recipe that Means Business

Like me, most people had never heard of monkey bread until a few years ago, when suddenly it was everywhere. They sell it at state fairs and carnivals; I’ve even seen it on… Continue reading

The Jingle Bell Holiday Shadow Box

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas season. I realize I am a little early, and I promise not to skip over Thanksgiving (which is big here in the States, but not… Continue reading