Category Archives: Recipes & Tutorials

How to Cute-ify Lunch With Del Monte


    Thanks to Del Monte for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion. Is your lunchbox in need of a wake up call? Want to make sure your kiddo makes friends at lunch? Here’s a cool craft that is sure to add character to your children’s lunch or snack hour. Click through to Casa…

Insta DIY Shakespeare Costume


It was about 8 pm when my 8 yr old son dropped the bomb on me. “Mom! I need a Shakespeare costume tomorrow! Its totally important. I forgot to tell you!” This sort of stuff always happens around here. Good thing I am so crafty, right? Here’s what I used to whip up this instant…

DIY Decorated Padlocks for Paris Bridge of Locks


Have you seen the Bridge of Locks? Photo Credit: Trek Earth. My teenaged daughters are obsessed with doing this. The tradition is this: you place a lock on the grate on a bridge over the Seine. Then you throw the key in the river and walk away. The lock is a symbol of your love,…

DIY Luggage Tags for Family Travel

IMG_8638 providedMomfluential with these items for review. The thoughts, ideas and opinions expressed are strictly my own. Feel free to shop their full line of laminating machines. You can get all kinds of cool office supplies at Staples and then use them for totally non office related crafts. Or you can be boring and use them…

Tiramisu Brownies & Keurig’s Barista Prima (RECIPE)


Disclosure: As a K-cup Ambassador I received samples of coffee and baking supplies from Keurig in order to test this recipe. All opinions are my own. I’m of the opinion that the Tiramisu brownies would have been spectacular but as my daughter hates chocolate (must be a gene mutation) we prepared a plainer recipe. Let…

#iamcurious Pin It To WIN an #ipad Mini

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Disclosure: I am consulting with, aiding them in their efforts to publicize their launch and content, via social media. Curious is a new video learning site where you can learn all sorts of things from vetted instructors. Lean how to make a mentos/soda-pop volcano,  how to use your DSLR camera,…

Polka Dot Ice Cream Cake Tutorial


My daughter just celebrated her birthday with two friends. They decided to have a skating party, which meant no work for me. Which does not compute around here. So I brought the cake. Rainbow colored polka dots was about perfect for a 13yo party. Fun but not babyish. Who doesn’t love polka dots? We were…

Oh Haman, You’re such a PITA


Earlier today I posted a recipe for Pitzataschen – ie Pita Pizzas that look like Hamentaschen.  It got me thinking of other purim snacks that I could whip up in a flash. Since I cannot get out the pita bread, without someone in my family doing a deep fridge dive for hummous and olives –…

Purim Party Pit-zaTaschen


Need a quick, super easy snack for your kid’s Purim party at pre-school? Note to the non-Jews: Technically these are just Pita Pizzas ok? They are triangular-hat-shaped because the villian of the Purim story, Haman, wore a triangular hat. And now we eat his hat.  Yum. Mostly we eat  ”Hamantaschen” that are cookie-like and sweet….

Behold the Snackadium: Why I Want to Host a Superbowl Party

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I don’t even watch the Superbowl, but after looking at these Snackadiums I am overwhelmed with an urge to host a party just so I can construct one of these big bad beautiful buffets.  Sure they are a little gross, and full of things you probably should not ever eat (slim jim goal posts?) but…