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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Candy Mosaic Art

October 20, 2013 in All Posts, CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT.

This week (with Halloween around the corner), I’m loving Candy Mosaic Art, like the celebrity portraits made by local San Francisco artist Jason Mecier, who is famous for making these intricate works from candy. Some of his candy portraits take 50 hours or more and Mecier also uses trash as his medium, often from the […]

Leftover Halloween Candy Activities

October 29, 2012 in All Posts, Play, Preschool, Preschool Math, Toddler Activities, Toddler Math

Wondering what to do with all of that deadly sinful Halloween candy? Don’t let your leftover Halloween candy go to waste … or to your or your kids’ waists! Instead, hone your little goblins’ MEMORY skills in this fun Find The Candy Under The Cup Game! Join us over at Kids Activities Blog to see […]

{Bake} Stained Glass Cookies

January 31, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

For How to Nest for Less’ Valentine’s Day Craft Series, I shared the recipe for our Stained Glass Heart Cookies on Erin’s blog.  For archival purposes, I’m posting it here, too. You can make these beautiful cookies out of any shape cookie cutter you have on hand, as long as you have the cutter in […]

{Celebrate} Valentine’s Day | Stained Glass Heart Cookies

January 24, 2012 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate, Popular

I’m so excited to be a part of the Valentine’s Day Craft Series hosted by Erin at How to Nest for Less this week! I’m sharing my recipe for Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Heart Cookies today, so head over to Erin’s blog for the full tutorial on how to make these sweet Valentine’s Day treats! […]

{Bake} Salted Double Peppermint Bark

December 10, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Remember this peppermint latte I made with my Simple Peppermint Syrup last weekend? Well, I went a little crazy with the peppermint and made some Salted Double Peppermint Bark, too! Salt and chocolate is my new favorite sweet combination … and I don’t even like chocolate.  I especially don’t like white chocolate, which is why I […]

{Play} Fun With Candy! Making Candy Patterns

November 9, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

I’ve heard from a lot of my mom friends that they’ve instituted one-week and two-week Halloween candy rules, as in, you can eat all you want (or one piece a day) for a week and then it’s all getting thrown out.  In our house, I instituted a one-hour rule, because really, does a 2.75 year […]

{Celebrate} Candy-Filled Halloween Eggs

October 31, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

I have my flaming orange waist-length wig and witch’s garb and am so ready to hit the streets tonight for some trick-or-treating!  Too bad I won’t be eligible for any of the candy since I’m a grown up – although, that’s probably a good thing if I want to win this competition. I’m still nostalgic […]

{Bake} Homemade Halloween Candy Inspiration

October 14, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Raise your hand if you love Pinterest as much as I do! Since I posted our baking experiment for this week already, I’ll send you into the weekend with some drool-worthy homemade Halloween candy pinned to inspire you!  For sources and recipes, just click the image or the links below it. If you’re curious what’s currently brewing […]

{Celebrate} Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice Baby Shower

September 21, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate

When we heard that our good friend was having her third child – a girl after two boys – the first word that came to mind was “Sprinkle!”  The second, of course, was “Pink!” The Theme What could be more girly than a Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice themed baby shower? The Venue The […]

{Celebrate} Candy-Filled Easter Eggs

May 6, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

All the cracking, bashing and crunching made these by far and away the most exciting springtime activity for the kids!  They make a gorgeous hostess gift, too, and you can make them for any occasion. Materials: eggs (white eggs will take color better than brown, but you can do a few uncolored, brown eggs for […]