Why Buy Candy, When You Can Make it at Home?

Have you ever wondered how to make our favorite candy? These food bloggers make it look easy and give you the details on making this candy at home. So, why buy candy when you can make it at home? Let's dive into the delicious treats!1/ Snickers - How Sweet It Is 2/ Candy Buttons - Sandy Toes and Popsicles 3/ Crunch Bars - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures 4/ 3 Musketeers - Eclectic Whatnot 5/ Oreos - My Kitchen Addiction6/ Chocolate Bars - Chocolate Covered Katie 7/ Reeses Cups - Handle the Heat 8/Brown Butter Caramels - Eclectic Recipes 9/ Butterfingers - Blue-Eyed Bakers 10/ Gummies - Blissfully Domestic11/ Peppermint Patties - Smells Like Home 12/ Twix - Whisked. 13/ Almond Joys - Sophistimom 14/ Kit-Kat Bars - Oh She Glows 15/ Jelly Beans - Cupcake Project [sc:adsense ] For the … [Read more...]

22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

I like giving friends and family gifts that aren't store-bought, but I especially love giving my KIDS something handmade. To me, it's so cool to have a one-of-a-kind gift that was made with love. Here are more than twenty DIY gift ideas that would be perfect for your little ones. Whether you need a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just because, there are tons of great ideas here for you.Mini Coloring Tote  by LBG Studio - My kids love to color and this tote would let them take it on-the-go for those times a quiet distraction is necessary.Play Dough by Untrained Housewife - What more is there to say - play dough and kids go together like milk and cookies!Super Hero' Fort Kit by Megan + Andy - Every super hero needs a good hide out. Make an "everything you need" secret fort kit … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift DIY and Tutorial Round-Up

Whether you're looking to create a homemade gift for Christmas, birthday, Hanukkah or other special occasion, these tutorials and DIY gift ideas are sure to have something you'll love.You'll find gift ideas for the Hostess, moms, kids, guys, teens, and of course - a thing or two for yourself as well.This is a great collection of Hostess gifts that you make yourself. Some very cute and special gifts for youngsters.[nggallery id=14]  Which is your favorite? I see two or three (dozen) that I'm dying to try! Did we leave something out? If you have a favorite Gift DIY leave it in the comments below. … [Read more...]

7 Back-to-School Teacher’s Gifts

We received a postcard in the mail yesterday informing us that middle school orientation is only weeks away. Like, three weeks. How did the summer go by so quickly? The countdown is on and back-to-school shopping and preparation is eminent. As with each school year, I enjoy sending my kids with gifts for the new teachers. I think it's a way to tell the teacher on day one that you appreciate all that they will be doing for your children five days a week for the next nine months.Today I've gathered 7 Back-to-School Teacher's Gift ideas that go beyond the traditional 'apple for teacher'./1/ Apples Teacher's Gift Basket - I know I said these gifts would go beyond 'apples for teacher' but, this one is different. This basket is filled with all things apple scented or flavored. A fun … [Read more...]

10 Baby Gifts You Can Sew!

Is there anything more precious than a baby shower? Handmade gifts garner awwws like nothing else and become beloved mementos long after baby has outgrown them. If you're handy with a sewing machine, creating a keepsake baby gift is simple. These ten handmade gifts for baby can be sewn up in a jiffy and will be loved and appreciated by everyone from the new mama to great-grandma to babylove!This project is so simple! An old cotton sweater and a piece of flannel combined to create a set of soft and luxurious washcloths for baby's first bathtime. [Things For Boys]Remember the colorful baby ring stackers? Try sewing this adorable fabric version for a soft handmade toy for baby! [Rust and Sunshine]Baby shoes are a classic baby shower gift, aren't they? These beautiful leather … [Read more...]

5 Mother’s Day Craft Projects For Kids

Mother's Day is getting closer. I know this because I can already feel the euphoria of being able to sleep in and possibly get breakfast in bed served to me by my two little men. Since Mother's Day is coming I thought it might be fun to do some Mother's Day inspired crafts with my boys. I found some great Mother's Day craft project ideas across the web, and I am going to share them with you!Colorful Celery Bouquet by April. Project Directions Can be found here. Photo Source: April's Little Family.Beauty Mask Craft by Disney Family Fun. Click here for instructions. Photo Source: Disney Family Fun. Mom 'n' Me Wooden Spoons Mother's Day Craft by Kaboose. Click here for instructions. Photo Source: KabooseSilhouettes Mother's Day Craft by Free Kids Crafts. Click here for … [Read more...]