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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 12th, 2014 | By in Appetizers, Cooking, For Kids, Party Food, Recipes

Have you planned your Thanksgiving dinner yet? Why not add these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to your menu? Sure, they won’t ever replace the traditional pumpkin pie’s honored spot as the main Thanksgiving dessert, but it’s always a good idea to have other options–especially if there are going to be kids. Cookies and kids, after all, are a […]


Pom Pom Throw Pillows

November 10th, 2014 | By in Crafts, Home Decor, Trending 7 Box

Colorful pom poms lend such a cute, whimsical charm to anything, don’t they? If you’ve got a boring couch in a solid color that you want to liven up a bit, decorate it with some pom pom throw pillows! Here’s what you’ll need: -hand sewing needle -sewing thread -felted wool pom poms (for an 18″ […]


DIY Geometric Dresser

November 5th, 2014 | By in Crafts, Decorating, Home Decor, Home Makeover, Interiors, Painting

Nobody likes plain, boring furniture–unless you’re into that minimalist style, of course. But if your home is starved for some color and personality, liven up an otherwise plain piece of furniture–like a dresser, for instance–by painting a geometric pattern on it. Here’s what you’ll need: -a sponge cut in the shape of a triangle -paint -a […]


DIY Bookshelf with Teacup Garden

November 3rd, 2014 | By in Crafts, Gardening, Home Decor, Indoor Plants, Trending 7 Box

Yes, it’s literally a book shelf. Neat, huh? Instead of installing a boring old shelf made of wood, install a DIY bookshelf using an actual book, some jute twine, and some nails. It’s cheap, easy, and it’ll definitely make your place look prettier and more vintage-y! Here’s what you’ll need: -an old book -jute twine […]


Witch Finger Cookies

October 29th, 2014 | By in Appetizers, Cooking, For Kids, Kids, Party Food, Recipes, Snacks

They may look disgusting, but these bloody, severed witch finger cookies are actually quite yummy (they’re really just sugar cookies tinged with green food coloring) and are sure to be a hit with your friends this Halloween. Be warned, though–these cookies look so creepy, your guests are probably going to be too scared to eat […]


Skateboard Swing

October 27th, 2014 | By in Activities, Crafts, Kids, Kids, Play Areas

Here’s a fun DIY project that’ll earn you major cool points with your kids–turn an old skateboard into a backyard tree swing! And it’s super easy, too! Here’s what you’ll need: -old skateboard -two pieces of rope (at least 20 feet in length) So this is really simple. First, choose which tree you’re going to […]


Pumpkin Almond Butter

October 22nd, 2014 | By in Cooking, Kids, Recipes, Snacks

I hope you’re not tired of pumpkin yet, because Pumpkin Almond Butter is actually a thing… and it’s delicious. Here’s what you’ll need: -2 cups unsalted, roasted almonds -⅔ cup canned pumpkin -1 teaspoon cinnamon -1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice -2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup -¼ teaspoon sea salt Ground the almonds in a […]


Jello Worms

October 20th, 2014 | By in Appetizers, Cooking, For Kids, Home Makeover, Kids, Party Food, Recipes, Snacks

Here’s another snack idea for that Halloween party you’ve been planning–jello worms! You’re going to want plenty of creepy/gross Halloween-themed snacks for your guests (who probably worked up a huge appetite while getting their costumes ready for your party) and these homemade jello worms are super easy to make.       Here’s what you’ll […]


Zombie Halloween Cupcakes

October 15th, 2014 | By in Cooking, For Kids, Kids, Party Food, Recipes, Snacks

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party for your friends, these Zombie Halloween Cupcakes would make the perfect dessert! Seriously, you need to make these cupcakes for your guests.       Here’s what you’ll need: Cake batter -1 cup + 2 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour -1/4 cup […]


Baked Sweet Potato Chips

October 13th, 2014 | By in Appetizers, Cooking, Kids, Recipes, Snacks

If you’re like me and you have an insatiable potato chip obsession, it’s pretty hard to maintain a healthy diet. But the thing is, it doesn’t have to be hard. Yes, one bag of potato chips usually contains thousands of calories, but that’s because they’re fried in oil and coated with all kinds of unhealthy additives. […]