• 4th of July,  Eat,  Food,  Holidays,  Recipes

    S’mores Bars Recipe

    Happy S’mores Day everybody!! I’ve got a new delicious S’mores recipe you can make to celebrate! Just look at these yummy S’mores Bars (or Dip). They are easy to throw together and they are the perfect ooey gooey summer treat. Print S’mores Bars Recipe Ingredients 1 pkg. Graham Crackers 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 cup melted Butter (1 stick) 3 – Hershey’s Bars or 9 – Reese’s Cups 5 ounces Marshmallows (I cut the big ones in half) 1 tblsp. Water 1 tblsp. Sweet Condensed Milk Instructions Crush Graham crackers up in a zip lock bag using a rolling pin until fine. Mix with melted butter and sugar and press into…

  • Create,  Eat,  Food,  Gift Ideas,  Just for Fun,  Kids Activities,  kids craft,  Printables,  Teacher Gift,  Tutorials

    Back to School Ideas

    The kids are about to head back to school in just a few short weeks so I wanted to share some fun ‘Back to School Ideas’ with you all to help you celebrate! There is just so much talent in the world, I can’t believe how awesome these parties, decorations and treats are! Check them out… 10 Back to School Ideas: 1. This fun Back to School party is so cute and has some free printables! 2. Check out my Teacher Cupcakes Idea – Including a step-by-step on how to make them! Perfect for teachers or a back to school party! 3. Amanda’s Parties also share some cute free printables for this adorable Back to…

  • Baby Shower Ideas,  Cakes,  Eat,  Tutorials

    Cow Cake Tutorial using Marshmallow Fondant

    I made an adorable Cow Cake a while back and posted about it here on the blog. (just a couple pictures) So today I wanted to share a little ‘how-to’ make your own Cow Cake! Isn’t it just adorable… (This post contains affiliate links) I can’t take all the credit for this one, my sister helped me create it. She is the best! Here’s what you’ll need for this cow cake… Supplies: Cake mix of your choice, enough cake pans – 10, 8, and 6 inch round, and small circular ramekin dish(for feet) regular frosting, like vanilla or buttercream marshmallow fondant – I used THIS recipe Gel Food coloring – pink, black, Liquid…

  • Baby gift ideas,  Baby Shoes,  Create,  Gift Ideas,  homemade children's clothing,  Tutorials

    DIY Baby Shoes

    I’ve made a lot of baby shoes over the years. They are the perfect little handmade gift to take to a baby shower or make for your little one! I just wanted to share pictures to give you some cute ideas of the different styles of DIY Baby Shoes you can make using this free Baby Shoe Pattern. (This post contains affiliate links) DIY Baby Girl Shoes: Add a little embellishment like an iron on flower with button center. Make a paper box to gift them in! Embellish with ric-rac, ribbon, buttons… Use Grip-Tight Non Slip Fabric for the soles. So cute! DIY Baby Boy Shoes: Embellish with shapes, buttons, or Iron-on Transfer Paper! So many different ways…

  • Eat,  Food,  Gift Ideas,  Recipes,  Tutorials

    How to make Strawberry Jam – Freezer Jam Version

    Every year I make enough Strawberry Freezer Jam to last a whole year of peanut butter and jelly sandwich making in our house! Today I wanted to show you how to make your own freezer jam using a simple and easy Strawberry Jam Recipe. I like to use the less sugar pectin and buy really ripe strawberries (or Jam Flats)  so that the sweetness is just right! (This post contains affiliate links) This is my super smooth Strawberry Jam Recipe. Because I don’t like chunky jam! If you do like it chunky just skip the “blending” step in this tutorial! Let’s get started… (Printable recipe card below) What you’ll need: Strawberries…

  • Cleaning Tips,  Home,  Laundry Room,  Tips and Tricks,  Tutorials

    How to Clean Front Load Washer

    Ever have a stinky smell coming from your washer? Yeah we probably all have! I’ve got a couple tips to help you keep your front load washer smelling fresh and clean! Learn How to Clean Front Load Washer by removing the excess water build-up and debris. Here’s a video showing you these quick and easy steps…   Here’s what you do: Locate that little compartment on the lower front of your washer. (If your washer doesn’t have this compartment this tutorial won’t work for your machine). Open the door and pull out the tubing and remove the cap. Make sure you have a low dish/Tupperware ready to catch the water. Allow…

  • Craft Room,  Crafts,  Create,  Home,  Home Decor,  Organization

    Craft Room Tour

    A couple years ago my husband created this incredible Craft Space for me to do all my crafting and sewing in! It was a birthday gift. He designed it and built everything so I could have a useful Craft Room that was organized and functional! I have been wanting to share how cute it turned out for some time. It doesn’t always stay this clean but I love having a place for all my crafty things! Check it out… (This post contains affiliate links) *See end of post for where to find organization supplies I used in my Craft Room. And in case your wondering what it looked like before all…

  • 4th of July,  Crafts,  Create,  Holidays,  Kids Activities,  kids craft,  Printables,  Tutorials

    4th of July Kids Craft – Star Hat

    I’ve got a new and exciting part of the blog – some call it vlogging (video blogging). Featuring my 2 cuties Samantha age 9 and Ella age 4. All my kids love to do crafts! You should see all the little scraps of paper laying around my house on a daily basis! I love it that my kids are so creative, it warms my heart. So I decided to get my kids involved with my blog! Thus ‘Sam and Ella’s Crafty Creations’ was born. These girls are so fun and Sam does such a great job describing how to make things and helping her little sister make crafts. So for…

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    My ‘Must Have’ Sewing Supplies

    I love to sew! I first learned how to sew at a very young age, I was about 12 years old. My Mom taught me a little, both my Grandmas are semstresses and I learned a little in Home Ec. Believe me when I say that learning to sew can be a challenge at first but the more you sew the better you get! If you are struggling with your sewing, don’t give up! It is so rewarding the more experience you get so just keep at it. Here is a list of all my favorite sewing gear. Things I use almost every time I sew. Enjoy! (This post contains affiliate…

  • Crafts,  Create,  Enrichment Ideas,  Gift Ideas,  Refashioned Clothing,  Tips and Tricks,  Tutorials,  Young Women Ideas

    Simple and Cheap DIY Extender Slips

    Ever have a skirt or dress that is just a tad too short? Or maybe your legs are just really long so skirts come up too high when you’re sitting down? I know you’ve seen them before… the cute extender slips you can wear under your short skirts and dresses. But I’m here to share a little secret that will help you save money and still have your very own adorable extender slip!! Are you ready to learn how to make your own extender slip for LESS THAN $10. That’s right, you can make your own extender slips for cheap and I’m gonna show you how… So pretty! Store bought…