Monday, December 22

Happy Holidays! ...homemade gingerbread playdough

Hi frosted family!! It's been a LONG time since I have said hello! Been focusing on a new chapter in my life and doing fantastic! Trying to make the decision to come back to blogging for 2015 - I definitely miss interacting with all of you! I hope everyone is doing well and the season is bringing cheer and happiness!

 I only made one homemade gift this year, but I love how they turned out so sharing with you guys!  I used a traditional playdough recipe (see below).  Mason jars, snip of fabric, made the labels on the computer, then punched a gingerbread guy out with a paper punch.  Ran the labels through my Xryon machine to make them sticky.  A few embellishments and ta-da! cooking the playdough made the house smell fantastic!!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup water

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Monday, July 21

Harry Potter Party Ideas & Inspiration

In honor of my sister and nephew coming to town...I have to do a Harry Potter post (she is a MAJOR fan!).  I have done a few before...check them out here (link)

Set up some fancy drinks (all that would be served at Hogwarts!) on a travel trunk! Source

Roche with velum wings (or even feathers) make perfect and delicious Snitches! Source and tutorial

A little involved but you can't have a Harry Potter party without wands! Sticks, glue and some time will make these unforgettable favors! Source and tutorial

I always love to see an activity for the kids... let everyone adopt and decorate an owl! Source

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Thursday, July 17

Party dessert ideas!

Feels SOO good to be back! I got some really good news today, had lunch with a new friend and really enjoyed this weather! let's celebrate by kicking this party back on with some great summer party dessert ideas!

Who doesn't think of banana splits when you think of summer?! Wouldn't this fun presentation look great on top of a scope of ice cream?!  Source and tutorial  (buy sticks here - link)

How about serving these beautiful bites?!  Meringue "bowls" with an orange or lemon curd (note: I can eat the curd by itself, you don't even need to make me anything to hold it lol!) Source

Who can say no to anything related to s'mores?!  These strawberry "s'mores" would not only be a fan favorite, but they are almost too beautiful to eat! Source and tutorial

Have you ever seen these pineapple flowers? I always swear I am going to make them and always forget about them! Definitely going on my to-do list this summer! Source and tutorial

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Thursday, March 27

Spring/Easter Ideas and Inspiration: Carrots

Though it doesn't feel like Spring yet here, I am getting the itch for Spring cleaning! I have spent all week between rearranging rooms and being sick :( boo! It's hard to believe that Christmas wasn't last week! So I guess we better start thinking about Spring and Easter (if you celebrate)!

Here are some carrot ideas/inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

Transform chocolate dipped pretzels & crushed cookies into "bunny food"! Source and tutorial

Turn wooden prop eggs (or even hard boiled eggs!) into "carrots" using some felt! These would be adorable in some cookie "dirt"! Source and tutorial  (buy wooden eggs here - link)

What could be more fun than pulling a strawberry "carrot" from your cupcake? Talk about a 2 for 1 dessert! Source and tutorial

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Thursday, March 20

Happy World Frog Day! Frog party ideas and inspiration

There certainly a holiday for everything! Today's observance of Frog Day hits home here, though. With Spring here, we get a ton of peeper frogs around our pond/woods. These little guys put up such a racket for the Spring mating season! They say you can hear their peeps a mile away...for us, we have to shut the windows sometimes to hear the tv! Hope you are having a great 1st day of Spring!

Break out the sherbert and serve up this fun little guy today! Source and tutorial

Have some fun and make these frog party blowers! Source and tutorial

Make some chocolate frogs! Use craft paper to cut out lily pads! Source (buy mold here - link)

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Monday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day! - Last min ideas!

We woke to A LOT of snow for our St. Patty's Day - boo! Come on Spring already!

If you are looking for some last minute ideas to add a little green in your day... hopefully these ideas will inspire!
Run out and grab a few buckets (craft store or dollar store), some gold spray paint if you can't find gold buckets.  Add coloring pages, rainbow of crayons and you have a great treat for when the kids get home! (if you aren't stuck in the snow like us heehee) Source 

Whip up some candied green popcorn for snack tonight! Source and tutorial

and for a little fun, how about some sparkly green playdough!? Source and recipe 

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Tuesday, March 4

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

I started my day with fresh blueberry pancakes, so I am definitely feeling fat on this Tuesday heehee... 

Here are a few fun things to Frost up your Fat Tuesday celebration...

You have to do a king cake! And with Mardi Gras it is all about color, masks and beads! (well, at least to those of us outside the south looking in ;o)  Source

...oh and I forgot drinking ;o)  Even if you want to make fun virgin ones, these sugar rimmed shots are so cute! Source and tutorial

To end the evening festivities, let all the kids (and adults!) decorate cookie masks! Source and tutorial

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