I thought I would get a jumpstart on some fun handmade gifts and make pine cone fire starters this year. For my first batch, I used a large red cinnamon-scented candle and a spool of candle wick. Next, I’m excited to experiment with different colors and different scents of wax — it will be a good way for me to get rid of all my candles and Scentsy wax which I no longer use, since I’ve become a fan of diffusing essential oils.
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Want an easy banana pudding recipe? I’ve got the quickest & easiest one ever! I make it ALL the time because it’s so simple. See my homemade banana pudding recipe, plus a fun variation: individual banana pudding cups!
Campfire Cones are the perfect sweet treat for kids of all ages — a great alternative to traditional Campfire Smores. Here’s my favorite Campfire Cones recipe and tasty Smores ideas that work well inside waffle cones. These can be made at home in the oven, on the grill, or on a campfire!
Decorating the wedding car is definitely a fun and creative way to honor (or even embarrass) the newly married couple!. If you’ll be helping to decorate the couple’s wedding car, here are lots of fun ideas for you — including photos of all the best wedding car decorations & supplies to use!
With graduation season upon up, I thought I’d share how to make a DIY grad card yourself. See how to make DIY personalized graduation cards like this one — with the grad’s name, school colors, and graduation year. Plus a matching DIY envelope!
For our birthday party, we had a “Pimp Your Cupcake” station, allowing guests to decorate their own cupcakes. It was a big hit! Here’s everything you need to create a DIY cupcake station dessert bar, plus my tips for setting up a cupcake bar on a budget.
As a fulltime freelance blogger and journalist, I have a unique perspective on which items would make the best gifts for writers. Here are a few of my favorite things…
Before stringing Christmas lights on your car, here’s what you need to know about the type of Christmas lights that work best on vehicles — and how to use a power inverter (not a converter). Plus lots of other fun Christmas car decorations to consider putting on your vehicle this holiday season!
The ultimate list of themed Halloween costume ideas for groups! Whether you’re a parent taking your kids trick-or-treating, a teen going to a Halloween party, or an adult trying to win the costume contest at work — choosing the right costume can make or break your Halloween experience. One of the most fun things for a group of people to do is to celebrate Halloween by dressing up around a theme — so your costumes go together!
See if these Halloween activities are terrifying enough to scare even YOU! Here are 7 intense and scary things to do at night. They’ll leave you wondering why you ever decided to attempt this frightening challenge in the first place!
Adventure gifts make the best Father’s Day gift ideas! It’s never too early to start planning for the perfect gift for Dad – especially with more expensive gifts like these. These are one-of-a-kind experience gifts that ANYONE would be thrilled to receive!
Coming up with a great gift for the guy in your life is always difficult. Whether you’re looking for a gift for Valentine’s Day, his Birthday, or ANY other special occasion… here are 8 smart choices that most guys would appreciate.
Rainbow roses are real roses! They’re made by inserting dye into the stem of the roses while they’re growing. The color gets absorbed by the petals of the flower. They are not easy to make, and they’re hard to find.
Here’s how to have a romantic Valentine’s Day at home – whether you’re planning dinner at home, or you’re just looking for tips to make the evening more romantic.
Whether you’re a football fan or you love someone who is, throwing a Superbowl party is one way to make watching the game (and the Superbowl commercials) a whole lot more fun! Here are my 9 best family-friendly ideas that make your Superbowl parties super popular. For your next football viewing party, try these…
Lots of fun games & activities to play while you’re watching the Big Game (or not watching it). These Super Bowl party ideas will keep everyone entertained – even non football fans and kids!
You can use the Vegas Super Bowl bets from past years to wager bets at your home Superbowl party. (Just for fun, of course.) Here are some great ideas for coming up with Superbowl betting lines.
For your Super Bowl party, here’s the best recipe for ‘original’ Buffalo Wings + Fun football-named cocktails. Like chicken wings? You’ll love this buffalo chicken wings recipe!
Cupcakes are the perfect party food! They can be simple in style or ornately decorated for any occasion — including ALL sports, not just football. So you can take these ideas for football cupcakes right on into the next sporting season that your family enjoys after the Superbowl.
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you’ll appreciate these fun ideas: Super Bowl themes, Superbowl food, Super Bowl party games & DIY Superbowl invitations. It’s the ultimate Super Bowl Party Planning Guide!
Most Valentines gifts you can buy are cute, but once Valentine’s Day is over, the gift is rarely thought of again. Here are 3 homemade Valentine gifts that will be cherished!
One item that I found to be a ‘fun read’ was the book 101 Things To Do Before You’re Old and Boring by Richard Horne and Helen Szirtes. Here are some of the things they say you just have to try before you’re old & gray…
Christmas treats are usually full of fat and sugar. Not these! These 8 healthy Christmas snacks are a cinch to prepare, and they won’t pack on the pounds!
Kids enjoy being on the computer, coloring, and playing games. Here are some fun Thanksgiving games for kids to play online, plus additional online & offline activities that little ones will enjoy.
Thanksgiving trees are placed inside the home or on a porch and enjoyed between the Halloween & Thanksgiving holidays. Photos + ideas for creating your own Thanksgiving tree for the Autumn months.