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Valentine Heart Hot Pads – Free Pattern

Valentine's Day is in less than a month. Valentine's is such a fun holiday, specially for crafters!  I made up this super cute set of Valentine Heart Hot Pads to use in my kitchen this Valentine's Day.  They make great gifts too! This pattern is very easy, it's perfect for beginners!  It uses rows of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches to get the textured look.  To make it heart shaped you just increase and decrease stitches at the appropriate rows. I used Lily's ...

DIY Infused Olive Oil

I just love infused olive oil!  But have you seen the price of infused olive oil at those specialty stores?  Yup, they can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering what's the big deal with infused olive oil and what is it used for.  Infused olive oil adds flavor to just about anything!  You can use it in marinades and dressings; drizzle it on anything you want to add flavor to, even scrambled eggs; you can add it to your cooking oil to give fried food some extra zing; and it makes a ...

DIY Infused Vinegar

Infused Vinegar has become a very popular gourmet staple.  You'll find them in grocery stores and specialty shops.  They can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering why you need infused vinegar and what you'd use it for.  Infused vinegar can be used for so many different things depending on what type of vinegar is infused. Infused vinegar can be made with Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar. You can infuse vinegar with fruits, herbs, or spices.  Fruit infused ...

Last Minute Gifts – 6 Easy & Inexpensive Mixes in a Jar Gifts – And Free Printables Too!

 OMG!  Christmas is in 3 days and you forgot to get gifts for co-workers, neighbors, or whoever!  No worries, deep breathe and relax!  Here are 6 last minute gifts that are easy and inexpensive to make.  Best of all they're yummy!  Here are 6 easy and inexpensive cookie mixes in a mason jar that can be put together in 5 minutes! They will make great gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, and the other folks on your list.  Each jar costs about $5 to make, you can make extras for ...

DIY Gingerbread House

I love Gingerbread Houses!  I love walking thru Gingerbread House displays during the holidays. We make our own Gingerbread House every year, it's one of our Christmas traditions. We've made them using store bought kits as well as making our own out of graham crackers and candies.  In either case our houses never quite look like the pictures, possibly because we never read all the directions. Nonetheless we have lots of fun making them and the kids love to munch on them.   ...

A Sweet Strawberry Costume for You and Your Pup

  Halloween may be over, but a cute costume pattern that works equally well for you and your pup is something that’s just too cute not to see! The team at Shari’s Berries crafted three wonderfully simple strawberry costume tutorials that can be whipped up in just six steps for an easy outfit that can be customized to fit any one and any dog. Ready to get sewing? After making these sweet strawberries, you’ll be looking for excuses to get your pooch dressed up (a strawberry for ...

Tree Trimming Party

Christmas is a time for family and friends, we all love to get together during the holiday season.  If you're looking for an excuse to throw a quick informal get together with friends and family how about a tree trimming party? It shouldn't take long to organize and should be relatively inexpensive to host.  Best of all you get the tree trimmed while visiting with friends and family! Here are some ideas to get you plan your tree trimming party! Since it's a very informal gathering you can ...

You’ve Been Jingled! FREE Printable!

Thanksgiving has come and gone.  The turkey and trimmings have all been gobbled up and we're all stuffed.  It's time to turn our attention to Christmas, my favorite holiday of all! So let's play You've Been Jingled! Christmas is time for sharing and giving.  Here's a fun neighborhood game to help you spread holiday cheer.  It's exactly like the other neighborhood games we played this year during Halloween and Thanksgiving, this one just has a Christmas theme, You've Been Jingled! You've ...

Cheap DIY Christmas Gifts From Your Kitchen

The bests gifts I receive are always homemade ones.  It means that the giver cared enough to take the time to DIY Christmas gifts.  I specially love homemade candies and cookies. Here is a round up of easy and inexpensive DIY Christmas gifts from your kitchen. Homemade mints in pretty jars are great hostess gifts anytime of year. They look pretty, you can make them any color and shape you want.   Learn how to make these cream cheese mints here!   DIY Christmas Gifts in a Jar are ...

15 Cheap Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, that means the kids will be out of school for the very long weekend.  Keep them busy making fun inexpensive Thanksgiving crafts while you're busy in the the kitchen preparing that delicious Thanksgiving Day meal.   You can also set a kids' Thanksgiving table for your little guests and keep them entertained making their own craft projects to take home. Many of these kid's crafts are made using things you have at home or inexpensive supplies you can ...