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Posted on August 7, 2017

DIY: 1st Day of School Sign

DIY For The Home/ Uncategorized

I was browsing on Pinterest, per usual, and came across quite a few of these awesome signs that parents were using for their kid’s first day of school.  Most of them were pre-made and available for purchase.  However, with only a few days left before the school year started,Read More

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Posted on April 7, 2017

DIY: Phenomenal Pineapple Upside Down Cake

DIY/ DIY Recipes

As much as I would love to say I made this from scratch, I can’t.  Yes, this was made from cake mix out of the box folks.  However, there are tons of ingredients added, therefore I suppose you could say I made the pineapple upside down cake from “semi-scratch”.  Is that a thing? Well I made it a thing.Read More

Posted on January 29, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls With a Valentine’s Day Twist!

DIY Recipes

You want to make something quick, yummy, and Valentin’s Day oriented without all the work?  This is the perfect treat! Trust me, these look fancy but they only take 15 minutes to make, 10 of which they’re in the oven and that requires no work at all.

HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED

1 Container of Pilsbury Cinnamon Rolls (gave me 9 shapes)

Red food coloring

Cookie Sheet/ Aluminum pan for baking

Optional: sprinkles, Vanilla Bean ice cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Create shapes with the cinnamon roll dough.  Don’t get frustrated, these do not come apart easily.  Use your play-doh skills to roll and form shapes.

3.  While the shapes are in the oven, microwave icing cup (comes inside of cinnamon roll container ) for 10 seconds, this will make it easier to stir the food coloring in.  Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to icing.

4.  Bake cinnamon roll shapes for 10 minutes, then add red drizzle and sprinkles.  Add vanilla bean ice cream on the side to dip shapes into.

Posted on January 3, 2017

DIY: Ring Light For Less Than $15

DIY/ DIY For The Home/ Makeup

If you are considering creating YouTube videos or social media tutorials, the first piece of recommended equipment is a ‘ring light’.  Ring Lights provide an EVEN amount of light for your background.  They illuminate the subject in focus and give a soft but bright finish to your photos and videos.  These things can really get up there in price!  I have personally seen them range anywhere from $75-300, and honestly I still plan on getting an official one, but this DIY Ring Light will do for now.  Here’s everything you need and all the steps below for creating your very own ring light.

 

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Posted on January 1, 2017

Teddy Graham Mini Cheesecakes

DIY/ DIY Recipes

A perfect cheesecake option for kids!!!

 

I created these treats because my daughter loves cheesecake!  However, we all know kids waste so much food!  My daughter had a random request for cheesecake but it just didn’t feel right buying a six-year old a big fancy cheesecake.  For some reason, this dessert, cheesecake, seems to be dedicated to adults.  I personally have never seen a children’s cheesecake.  I put a fun spin on it by incorporating Nabisco’s Teddy Grahams for the crust and toppings.Read More

Posted on December 26, 2016

Fast & Fun French Toast

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This is definitely my “go to” breakfast item when I want something fancier than cereal but takes less than 10 minutes to make. Read More

Posted on December 7, 2016

Pinterest is a Liar!

DIY/ DIY Recipes

I blame my daughter’s school for this Pinterest disaster.  They have the weirdest “politically correct policies”.  They don’t allow the kids to wear costumes on Halloween, you can’t bring anything that says ‘Merry Christmas’, it has to say ‘ Happy Holidays’, and they don’t celebrate birthdays.  But yet, they’re closed for Christopher Columbus day, the man that stole America.  I try to be understanding about their rules, but c’mon birthdays?  I talked to her teacher about this and she totally agreed.  She said that she allows the kids to bring in treats, as long as they’re in the kid’s backpacks and no one else can see them bringing them in.  So I got to thinking, hmm what 20 things can I make/ buy to put in her backpack as a birthday treat that won’t kill some kid with a peanut allergy?  Eureka!  Cake pops!  The more I looked up the recipe for these, the more I decided I was going to take the easy route and buy them.  Then I saw them, ‘Sprinkled Oreo Pops’.  They looked amazing, every recipe started with “quick and easy”, and some even said “cake pop alternative”.  I looked up a few recipes and none of them had more than 5 steps.  Sounds perfect right?

I went to Michael’s craft store and only spent $11 on supplies, then to Publix and spent $6.  Not a bad deal, so far this is a great plan!  I proceeded to follow the directions, melted the candy melts and set aside 20 Oreo cookies.
      I slid the sticks into the Oreos nice and easy.  Oh yes, this is just like they said it would be, quick and easy.  I stirred the candy melts and even started to take pictures to make my own Pinterest post.  That’s when things started to take a turn for the worst.
     I dipped the Oreos in the bowl and they fell right off of the stick.  So I tried taking the stick out, dipping them first with my finger, and then putting the stick in.  The candy started to harden and soon I wasn’t sure if this was melted candy or nail polish.  This was turning into a mess and by the third one, I was completely over it.  My daughter was too, and she only had the one job of putting on the sprinkles!  Nevertheless, I made 20 of these ugly things and the whole time I kept thinking about how I should have just bought cake pops.  Perhaps this was payback for trying to break the rules, but what I have come to conclusion of is that, Pinterest is a liar!
Posted on December 7, 2016

To Carve or Paint? Pumpkin Woes of 2016

DIY/ DIY For The Home

I’m not sure when painting pumpkins came into play, as a kid they were always carved.  I feel like if I even suggested painting pumpkins as a kid, my parents might have thought I was from a different planet.  It was a tradition to go pick a pumpkin, bring it home to carve, and bake the pumpkin seeds.  When I googled carving pumpkins this year, I started to see alternatives. Read More

Posted on December 7, 2016

DIY Initial Christmas Wreath for less than $20 and less than 30 minutes to make!

DIY/ DIY For The Home

      My favorite part of the holidays is being creative with various crafts and baking!  The total cost of supplies for this project was $19.76 and total time to make it was about 30 minutes.  The best part is I get to use this again for years to come, well unless we need to add an additional initial for a husband.  Wishful Thinking, ha!

 

 Here’s what I used:

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