April 1, 2014
These swiss cheese and red pepper tapenade bruschetta bites are a perfect snack, or a fun appetizer! #lifeingredients

Swiss Cheese and Red Pepper Tapenade Bruschetta Bites #lifeingredients

Thank you to Alpine Lace for sponsoring this post and helping me find a balanced snack to fuel my day!  Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite easy and healthy snack recipes. Paired with Alpine Lace Deli Cheese, my roasted red pepper and artichoke tapenade is a knockout dolloped onto crisp bruchetta, and each one of these little snacks […]

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March 31, 2014
Polka dot trinket dishes by Positively Splendid

Polka-Dotted Trinket Dishes

Each year, it seems like the advent of spring brings plenty of gift-giving opportunities! With Mothers’ Day, graduations, weddings and more, I am always looking for easy handmade gift ideas. These little polka-dotted trinket dishes can be whipped up in no time flat, and they only cost a mere $1 or so to make. They […]

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March 27, 2014
Adorable Easter bunny softie pattern and tutorial at Positively Splendid. So cute and easy to make!

Easter Bunny Softie Pattern and Tutorial #yearofcelebrations

Stitch up a sweet little Easter bunny softie to tuck into the Easter basket of a special child, or to use as a darling addition to your home’s spring decor. Today, I’m sharing the inspiration behind these little cuties, as well as the free pattern and step-by-step tutorial for how to create them. Would you […]

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March 26, 2014
A super simple tutorial for how to make pom poms. No special tools needed!

How to Make Pom-Poms

Handmade pom-poms are some of my favorite secret weapons for easily adding pizzazz to my craft projects, since they add tons of terrific dimension and can be whipped up in just a matter of minutes. Pom-poms are terrific for adorning wearable items like headbands and scarves, or even home decor items like throws, pillows and […]

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March 24, 2014
Decadent brownie trifle: brownies, pudding, whipped cream and toffee all in one fabulous dessert!

Decadent Brownie Trifle Recipe

With the advent of spring, entertaining season is about to hit full stride. This year, arm yourself with a new dessert recipe that is sure to be a hit at any cookout or pot luck: decadent brownie trifle! This dessert recipe features layers of brownies, rich chocolate pudding and sweet whipped cream, all sprinkled with […]

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March 21, 2014
Blueberry Oatmeal Bread with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry-Oatmeal Bread with Lemon Glaze

Two flavors that marry perfectly together are blueberry and lemon, and this blueberry oatmeal bread features both in a quick bread loaf with a scone-like consistency. The oatmeal in this bread imparts a pleasant chewiness to the crumb, and the subtly sweet batter allows the flavor of the fresh berries to truly shine. Serve this […]

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March 19, 2014
Fabric yo-yo's are a great way to use fabric scraps! Free templates with tutorial at Positively Splendid.

Fabric Yo-Yo Tutorial with Free Printable Templates

As you might imagine, I have accumulated quite a stash of fabric scraps over the years. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to put those scraps to use: fabric yo-yo’s! These little gems, which look something like gathered flowers, are perfect for adorning anything from wearable accessories to home decor items, and they […]

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March 17, 2014
Asian strawberry spinach salad. So fresh and delicious!

Asian Strawberry Spinach Salad

With spring strawberries making their annual debut, I am always looking for new, delicious ways to enjoy them. Pies, cakes, and other sweet items are obvious ways to use strawberries, but I also like to incorporate them into my savory dishes, too. This Asian strawberry spinach salad is a fresh, delicious lunch or light dinner, […]

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March 13, 2014
Decorative carrots made with yarn and Styrofoam cones. Simply adorable!

Yarn-Wrapped Carrots

With spring nearly upon us, craft some cute yarn-wrapped carrots to add a pop of fun color to your seasonal decorations. These carrots are perfect for displaying alongside Easter decor, and they require no fussy crafting techniques and just a few very simple supplies. Read on to find out how they are made!

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