Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 Best DIY Party Favor Projects

If you’re always hosting parties, then coming up with fresh ideas for party favors can be challenging. This article will present unique favor ideas, some of which are for kids and others for adults only.

Superhero Banks
Since most kids have a favorite superhero or movie character, this is an easy party favor to make. Paint some mason jars with a character logo or face and cut a slit in the lid large enough to slide in some change. Put in a couple of quarters to start off each kid’s savings. An easier method is to glue an action figure onto the top of each jar, while still leaving room to cut a slit. You can modify these jars into animal banks by gluing each child’s favorite animal on top instead.

S’mores Kits

While many people try to limit sugar intake, especially after a party full of cake and candy, these kits are simply irresistible. Just fill a jar or cello bag with marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate, and a stick and decorate with a bow or ribbon.

Hot Chocolate Mix

This one is fun for both kids and adults. Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and salt for the base, then add any powdered flavors you like. You can make an adult version with a personalized coffee blend featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla in freshly ground coffee beans.


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Gardening Ideas

It's Springtime!! I know some of you are laughing because of some of the snow storms that have happened in the last couple of days, buuttt for the rest of the country, we seems to be experiencing full blown out spring weather.

With that being said, it's garden planting season! I love to see a garden blooming as Spring progresses into Summer. We've had, and by we I mean my in-laws, a garden for a few years now. When we moved in with them I had suggested to my father-in-law that we should plant a garden so that we can have fresh veggies on hand and some in our food storage. He LOVED the idea! So each planting season we decide what we are going plant, but have come to find that we love having fresh beets, squash and tomatoes on hand.

Here are a few planting guides for veggies and flowers.

Veggie Garden Guide

Spring Flower Garden Guide


While searching around I found some fun garden ideas to help inspire you.

Fenced in garden with plots

Garden Wall

Potted Herb Garden

Lushes Flower Garden

Flower Wall

Raised Garden


Have fun with it with a style that will fit you and your time!






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