Category: arts, crafts & recipes

  • oreo truffles | a christmas tradition

    Back in 2007, I stumbled upon the magic that is an Oreo Truffle. I started making them, much to the delight of my family and the firehouse. They are quick, easy and delicious! They are also affectionately referred to as Christmas Crack by a select few. Now a little note about the Gina Oreo Truffle:…

  • m&m christmas story | holiday printable

    I stumbled upon this adorable Christmas treat on Pinterest over the weekend and took some time last night making a batch for Grace’s class. It’s easy to make, simple and tells a wonderful story. You may not want to create this treat for a public school (Grace is in a Christian pre-school) but hey, I…

  • christmas crafting for any age | 2012 edition

    For as long as I’ve been Blogging (8 years now!), I’ve always made it a point to share our family’s Christmas crafts. Many people tell me they look forward to these particular entries (no pressure, right?!) and while I don’t have any truly new and ingenious ideas this year, hopefully you’ll still find something that…

  • crunchy asian salad | from the kitchen

    Mmm… I made this delicious Crunchy Asian Salad yesterday that was really simple to make and made lots!  It definitely has some things in there that might not be kid favorites: nuts, seeds, slaw… but me and the mr. loved it!  I pinned the original recipe from here. I did make some changes though. Read…

  • homemade slime | crafting with kids

    Since we had “science experiment” still to check off on our Summer Fun List, I began looking for some super-quick and simple ideas to get that accomplished. I originally wanted to make oobleck with them. The idea of oobleck on it’s own didn’t sound too appealing (my kids aren’t really young enough to be in…

  • box full of sunshine

    When we were on vacation, I got the news that my friend’s mother had sadly lost her battle with cancer. Since I wasn’t home to attend any of the services, I wanted to do something for my friend and her family. I stumbled on this idea on Pinterest the other night and knew I had…

  • the making of a photo | long island newborn photographer

    Last week I crocheted these two monster hats. A day later, I had this set-up ready for a newborn. And then, the finished product: Cutest little monster I ever did see! And I do so *love* seeing my vision come together. :)