Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

Panda Cupcakes – It’s Pandamonium Here!

School-aged children brings school-run functions.  I have a few “go to” recipes for these functions, and these panda cupcakes is definitely one of the first ones that we think of.  The best part of this recipe is that my kids love to bake them with me, and can’t wait to decorate the pandas (especially the ears).  A few weeks ago, my daughter and I had “Mommy and Daughter” time by baking these pandas for the youngest’s cheer banquet.  The cupcakes are deceivingly easy to make, as well, all using common stuff you can buy at the grocery store. Panda Cupcakes … Continue Reading →
Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere!

Making fabric bows!!  Bows are so beautiful.  This tutorial is part of a series of 10 posts … all about bows!  I am going to craft or refashion 10 projects using fabric bows in some way or another.  After the series is over, I will come back to each post and add all of the tutorials.  For this bow, you could make it into a hair bow or even just add some flair to a shirt or something.  My daughter has already requested a bunch of hair bows. Making Fabric Bows … Bows, Bows, Bows Everywhere! Sometime around Christmas of last … Continue Reading →
25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

25 Really Cute Bunny Crafts for Easter

I really love bunny crafts. They are so darned cute. Something about the little fluffy white tails marks the beginning of spring. I used to make lots of these little guys when the girls were young, and stuffed them inside of their Easter baskets.  So it makes me super duper happy to write this blog post … all about bunnies, bunnies, and more bunnies! Now that the girls are older, I still get to sneak in some crafts for them.  (Hey, see #6 – the bunny mug!)   Continue Reading →
Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

Fabric Headband Refashion from a Thrifted T-Shirt

I love refashioning and reusing t-shirts and other fabric scraps.  Upcycling all those t-shirts is so eco-conscious. I could write blog posts about all the t-shirt remakes that I do.  Alas, most are reused into cloth napkins, of which I have a variety of uses in my house.  However, the colorful t-shirts are often remade into something else, like upcycling skirts or completely remaking a shirt into a cut-out design.  Let’s turn this thrifted t-shirt into a fabric headband!! Continue Reading →
6 St. Patrick’s Day Refashions

6 St. Patrick’s Day Refashions

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!  You wouldn’t believe how difficult it is to find some refashions for St. Patrick’s Day!!  I looked for a long time on both Pinterest and Google and couldn’t come up with too much.  Here are 6 St. Patrick’s Day Refashions for all you fashionistas out there. Continue Reading →
Bleach Spray Shirt Shamrock DIY Sewing Tutorial for St. Patrick’s Day

Bleach Spray Shirt Shamrock DIY Sewing Tutorial for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy (soon-to-be) St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!  My husband and I do not go out to the bars (almost at all), but we like to round up our friends and celebrate this lighthearted, happy holiday.  I’m always on the look-out for cute t-shirts, too.  Honestly, though, all those shirts at the Salvation Army are so tacky and gross.  I mean, happy is one thing.  Sloppy is quite another.  Today, I’m going to make a bleach spray shirt — out of a shamrock silhouette.  Look below for the DIY, step-by-step sewing tutorial.  And luck o’ the Irish to you! Continue Reading →
Matcha Shamrock Shake Knockoff Recipe

Matcha Shamrock Shake Knockoff Recipe

    A few weeks ago, I was sick as a dog.  Multiple people told me that “something was going around.”  Well, that something was awful.  I don’t get sick very often, so I was even more awful.  And for some reason, I get a huge sweet tooth whenever I am sick. Okay, who am I kidding. I always have one. I think Shamrock Shakes were on my brain because of St. Patrick’s Day, and also everyone in my house was talking about how McDonald’s changed their shakes into “gourmet” shakes, which just means that they get to charge you … Continue Reading →
22 Uses for Used Coffee Grounds

22 Uses for Used Coffee Grounds

I cringe every time I throw out used coffee grounds, but composting them only goes so far because of the high acidic content.  Upcycle it into these 22 useful and awesome ways. 22 Uses for Used Coffee Grounds Seriously, I think I could create an entire compost pile filled with used coffee grounds on a daily basis.  I just loooooove me a good cup of java.  But I feel badly throwing it all down the drain every day.  So I came up with this blog post about 22 different uses … I’ve tried some, and others I really want to … Continue Reading →
A Love Cut Out T-Shirt Refashion for Valentine’s Day

A Love Cut Out T-Shirt Refashion for Valentine’s Day

Remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion that I made for Valentine’s Day? And the heart shaped back cut out t-shirt?  That shirt is one of my favorites.  I wear it out and about a lot.  Like I said last week, tons of people have told me how much they love it, too.  So, we’re going to make more of these lovely upcycled and refashioned t-shirts.  My goal is to have an entire dresser drawer full of these lovelies by the end of the year!   Continue Reading →
Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Refashion a T-Shirt with a Heart Cut Out for Valentine’s Day

Do you remember this heart cut-out t-shirt refashion?  I love that shirt.  Everyone else loves that shirt, too.  I get soooo many compliments on it.  The best part about that t-shirt is that it is a 10 minute, quick sew tutorial.  Well, this year, I have another quick-sew, step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to refashion a plain gray t-shirt into a back heart cutout for Valentine’s Day! Continue Reading →
Bone Broth Soup Recipe – In a Slow Cooker

Bone Broth Soup Recipe – In a Slow Cooker

Our family frequently eats a whole chicken, usually once per week on Sundays during the winter time.  A whole chicken meal makes such an economical meal because you can get at least two meals out of a chicken.  For the second day, I usually make some type of soup with a chicken broth base.  This bone broth soup is so nutritious and yummy.  You can use this recipe for a variety of different things: chicken stock, your chicken recipes, and medicine — how about making your own, homemade chicken noodle soup for the cold & flu season? Continue Reading →
Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

For Christmas, our family makes homemade gifts for each other.  We’ve had this tradition for a long time, so I’m constantly on the hunt for a DIY, homemade gift that does not totally suck.  Like most teenagers, mine have some high standards.  I originally made these cute little key fobs during Christmas a few weeks ago for the women in our family (my kids as well as sister-in-laws, nieces, and friends), but I just haven’t gotten around to writing about it.  Key fobs are so easy to make!  This entire batch of key fobs took me less than 15 minutes. … Continue Reading →