Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable
Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th. If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast.
Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...
Mother’s Day Tea Party – FREE Recipes
I think my most favorite meal is afternoon tea even though it's a meal I rarely get a chance to indulge in these days.
On childhood visits to my grandparents house in the Philippines my grandmother always made sure everyone was home for "merienda", the Filipino version of afternoon tea. The light meal was always served on her wrought iron kitchen table at 4:00 p.m. I don't recall actually having tea, I think my grandfather did, but kids were served juice or hot ...
12 Recipes Using Hard Boiled Easter Eggs
Easter Sunday will be much more perfect if your house is anything like mine you will have at least a couple of dyed hard boiled eggs on your hands before lunchtime.
My first inclination is usually to chop the eggs up and make egg salad sandwiches for lunch for the next few days if not longer.
This year if you want to try something a bit different here are some recipes using hard boiled eggs along with some new twists on old time favorites like egg salad ...
Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs
Jett, my 3 year-old toddler is allergic to eggs, dairy, and peanuts. The common Easter egg stuffers such as chocolates, won't do. I had to get creative. The eggs had to be allergy friendly and still be appealing to a 2 year-old.
Below are Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs for that we used for our Easter Party and Egg hunt:
Mini race cars
Mini monster trucks
Big jeweled rings
Sherbet Easter Basket
It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren. I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive. But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart.
The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart. It’s color is called Sherbet. When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket.
DIY Stenciled Easter Basket
The other day I was looking for Easter baskets at Walmart. There was no shortage! They had Easter baskets in all sizes, materials, styles, and prices. They ranged any where from $0.88 to over $5.00, and that's just for the basket. As to be expected the fancier the basket the more expensive it was. Well I didn't want to pay more that $5 for a cute little basket that had hundreds exactly like it, and of course the cheap plain ones just wouldn't do. So I thought why not buy a cheap ...
DIY Valentine Gifts for Men
Romance is in the air! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and by now most of us moms and grandmothers are winding down our Valentine crafting. Classroom and teacher gifts are done or nearly done, as are gifts for friends and families. By now many of us have had our fill of cutting out hearts and cupids and are ready to move on. But we may have neglected one of the most important people in our lives, our significant other!
Let's be honest, Valentine's Day is ...
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 ...