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LAYERING A FROZEN PARTY TABLE

Almost all the action at our at-home birthday parties takes place in the dining room.  That’s where I set up the buffet table and where guests deposit birthday presents and pick up party favors.  Because of that fact, I usually concentrate most of the party decorations in the dining room where they will have the most impact.  For my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I worked a little harder on decorating the food table especially.  I have been watching some instructional … [Read More...]

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INEXPENSIVE FROZEN BIRTHDAY PARTY DECORATIONS

Instead of buying all licensed Frozen merchandise for my Elsa-obsessed daughter’s birthday party this year, I decided to save money by using decorations that were either A) things I already owned or B) bought from the dollar store.  If you hit the dollar store between late September through late December, you are likely to find plenty of Christmas decorations that work equally well for a Frozen themed party.  You might already have items in your own home that you can use to turn your … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #229

WELCOME TO THE 229th MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the party.  … [Read More...]

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PLUTONIUM GIVEAWAY

I am celebrating today!  Select Joann stores around the country have started stocking Plutonium spray paint, and now you can also order it online via the Joann website!  I love that all of Plutonium’s beautiful colors are now available to you so easily. You know how much I love Plutonium!  You can read all about my partnership with them here. Even though I am celebrating, YOU get the gift.  One winner will receive a case of Plutonium in her choice of colors AND a custom … [Read More...]

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HOT PUMPKIN CIDER TEA RECIPE

There are certain questions in life that demand you take a definite stance. Are you a dog person or a cat person?  Toilet paper under the roll or over the roll?  Coffee or tea?  For most of the year, I am coffee all the way.  I mean, I have even painted signs about my love of coffee.  Hot tea is nice when I have the flu, but otherwise I don’t really drink much of it.  Until Fall, that is.  Something about the dipping temps just makes me want to snuggle in under … [Read More...]

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TWO ADDICTIVELY SPICY DIPS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love spicy food, but I love tasty food more.  The problem with many spicy dishes, especially snacks and appetizers, is that they focus totally on the heat and forget to add in some flavor.  These two dips have a decent bite to them, but they are also so delicious that you will keep going back for more. The first dip uses roasted poblano peppers for flavor and spice, and … [Read More...]

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THINGS GO WRONG – A HOME IMPROVEMENT PARABLE

First, I want to thank you for the response to my bathroom makeover reveal.  The fact you think it is as pretty as I do makes me happy.  You guys have super good taste, you know.  The bathroom took a long time to finish, mostly because the actual process of redecorating was not as streamlined as my project tutorials make it seem.  I’m not saying the instructions are unreliable, you should definitely follow those instructions if you are going to try the projects … [Read More...]