Chick Fruit Cups

Chick Fruit Cups

Have you noticed the trend around here for the holidays?  We have a thing for creating healthy snacks using fruit cups lately and what better way to celebrate the Spring with Chick Fruit Cups.  They are the perfect non-candy Easter basket idea.  Plus, they work perfectly for a school like Riley’s where there are a ton […]

No Sew Bunnies

Roly Poly No Sew Bunnies

Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration and I’m very excited to be visiting with Jenny and all of you here at The NY Melrose Family. Let’s hope that the brutal winter weather is pretty much behind us so we can focus on spring and Easter! Today, with a little fabric, felt & Styrofoam, […]

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub

Now that the holidays are over, I feel like I can focus more on myself.  If you’ve been watching my IG you’ve seen that I’m eating better and exercising.  I’m trying my best to take  care of myself for my girls.  I want them to see me at my best so that they can internalize […]

Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you believe that Christmas is a week away?!  I’m seriously not ready.  I feel like I have about a million and one things left to do and I just keep adding more and more to […]

Unique Gifts for Kids

Unique Gifts for Kids

I absolutely love creating gifts from jars.  Last year I created Minty Snowmen filled with a gorgeous Milk & Honey Sugar Scrub for Riley’s teachers.  This year I wanted to make sure that I made a little something for all the children in her class.  Our Frankenstein Halloween Treats went over so well that I […]

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

Mason Jar Lid Snowman Ornaments

Hello NY Melrose Family Readers! Christy here again from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer sharing easy and fun snowman ornaments made from mason jar lids! I bought two cases of mason jars to hold tea lights for our Halloween Display on Halloween night, and I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the lids. I […]

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Every Christmas I do my best to create a handmade ornament with my girls.  Without fail we always create the snowmen from their fingerprints.  It’s fun to see how much they’ve grown year after year.  I also like to create a handmade Christmas ornament to go with one of our Mason Jar Gifts for Riley’s […]

Frankenstein Halloween Treats

Frankenstein Halloween Treats

Now that it is October, I am so excited to start sharing some of our Halloween ideas.  Riley’s preschool only allows packaged items to be brought in, which broke my heart last year because I was super excited to make one of the gorgeous Halloween Desserts.  I refused to just purchase a package of Halloween […]


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