Archive for diy projects

Parfait & Smoothie Recipes

I love eating tons of fresh fruit.  Any way I can eat is fine by me.  It’s kind of like chocolate for me.  Do you have this same issue?  Regardless if you do or not, these Parfait & Smoothie Recipes are going to have you craving some fresh fruit.  So grab a spoon and the fresh fruit in your fridge because we’re making parfaits and smoothies today! Parfait & Smoothie …continue reading


Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Popcorn Hearts

Hello! It’s Kati from Houseful of Handmade. Today I am excited to share the perfect last minute Valentine’s Day treat: Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Popcorn Hearts! I absolutely love Rice Krispie Treats. I don’t know if it is because I remember making them weekly as a child (they are the easiest treat to make on your own as a kid) or because I really just adore marshmallows of any kind. But …continue reading


Love Bug Popcorn

We’ve been talking a LOT about Valentine’s Day around here.  I’m sure you’ve seen on SnapChat {melrosefamily} that our mantle for Valentine’s Day has been up since the new year.  What?!  I don’t mess around when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  We started our Random Acts of Kindness February 1st and it’s made the month so much more fun and meaningful.  This Love Bug Popcorn was the perfect treat to …continue reading


Whimsy Wednesdays 206

I want to be the first to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day.  It is one of my favorite holidays and we took a step further by making it our month for Random Acts of Kindness.  You probably caught us over on SnapChat {melrosefamily} sharing our latest adventures.  I highly recommend doing it for February.  It’s the perfect way to remind the girls to show others that they care. …continue reading

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

There is nothing quite like celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kiddos.  The girls have made this month the season of love with our Random Acts of Kindness.  We have done everything from delivering cookies to the local police department, which you probably saw on SnapChat {melrosefamily}, to delivering the perfect gift idea to our neighbors that includes this amazing Red Velvet Hot Chocolate.  So fun! Red Velvet Hot Chocolate This recipe for …continue reading


Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake

This festive and fun Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake is made with a flavorful, moist red velvet cake and it’s slathered with the fluffiest vanilla frosting and topped with heart shaped sugar cookies. Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than this Red Ombre Cake! Valentine’s Day Red Ombre Cake   Valentine’s Day is huge in our house. It’s not because I only have daughters. (Who says guys can’t love Valentine’s Day …continue reading


Top Brunch Ideas

I have a brunch planned for later this week so I only thought it would be appropriate to share some of the fabulous brunch idea that I’m trying to decide between.  There’s something about the impending Spring that makes me excited for brunch.  Plus, with Easter being early this year, it’s the perfect time to start collecting some ideas. Top Brunch Ideas


St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Swiffer for the Mom it Forward Network. If you’ve hung around here long enough,  you know our love for St. Patrick’s Day.  We take it very seriously with our Leprechaun Tradition and our Corned Beef and Cabbage is one for the books.   So it shouldn’t be a surprise that we are getting ready in advance with these great St. Patrick’s Day Crafts …continue reading


DIY Personalized Valentine’s Gift Bag

I love to add extra special touches to our family celebrations with simple DIY projects! This year for Valentine’s Day, we’re having a festive (and quick) before school breakfast. To let my family know how much I love them, I created these gift bags filled with treats to give them during our breakfast. And the best part is that I made them in less than 30 minutes! DIY Personalized Valentine’s …continue reading


Tips for Photographing Winter Fun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Panasonic LUMIX for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As many of you know, we moved from an hour north of New York City down to just outside of Charlotte, N.C.  It has taken some adjusting, but the biggest adjustment came about two weeks ago when we had our first snow storm of the season, and when I say …continue reading


Whimsy Wednesdays 205

There’s nothing like comfort food for Super Bowl.  I especially love when it involves corn chips.  This Chili Corn Chip Casserole from Busy Being Jennifer just got moved to our Super Bowl menu and I’m pretty sure you want tot add it to yours. If you’re ready to party,  just click below to join on in and be sure to follow along with me on Facebook !  Once you’ve linked …continue reading

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