Sometimes when life gets messy you've got to spread around a little fairy dust to make it through the day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Bags

A few weeks ago I decided to start shopping for Easter gifts for my daycare kids. Instead of purchasing Easter baskets I decided to get gift bags instead...mainly because they were cheaper. Anyone who cares for multiple children knows that buying for kids can add up fast. I was torn between purchasing the $1 already covered in Easter designs bags or the plain yellow two for $1 gift bags. I decided to go the cheaper route and decorate them myself with craft supplies I already had around the house. The result:

Here is a close up:

Supplies used:
 - Yellow gift bags from the "Dollar Tree" two for $1.00
 - Pink and blue glitter ribbon from "Michael's Craft Store" used for the stripes
 - Purple construction paper used for the egg shape and for the name tags
 - Green construction paper used for the dots
 - Light blue ribbon purchased from the $1.00 bin at "Michael's Craft Store" used to tie on the name tags
 - Scissors
 - Glue

It was simple, easy and didn't take too much time!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Recent Recipes

Cookies & Cream Fudge

  • 18oz white chocolate baking squares
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped chocolate creme-filled sandwich cookies
  1. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt white chocolate squares and sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in crushed cookies
  2. Spread evenly into a parchment paper lined 8-inch square dish.
  3. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Turn fudge onto cutting board; peel off paper and cut into squares.
  5. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

Also, this week I made angel food cake with strawberries and cool-whip. It was my first time using a tube cake pan. When I asked my husband if we had one, he said he didn't know what a tube cake pan was. I told him its like a bundt cake pan. He said "oh's in the storage room". I'd like to share the recipe with you, but I didn't use one. I used a box mix I picked up on sale a few months ago that only had me add water. It was super easy. If I find the boxed mix on sale again you can bet it will be in my shopping cart!

Another Tulle Craft Project

What to do with all the leftover colored tulle that I used to make three tutus and a fairy wand? Why not make a tulle with glitter rhinestones head band to go with the tutu and the fairy wand? That's exactly what I did!

Here is the completed set...until I find something else to make using the tulle ;)