DIY on a Dime: Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs

diy on a dime chocolate marshmallow eggs

Dipping marshmallows in chocolate is a classic way to combine two great flavors. Egg-shaped marshmallows and sprinkles make it all the more fun. During a recent trip to Target, I stumbled across a bag of jumbo egg-shaped marshmallows. While we don’t do The Bunny around here, I do like eggs as a symbol of new […]

DIY on a Dime: Embroidery Floss Eggs

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Looking for a fun craft that adds to your spring decor? Life as MOM contributor Janel demonstrates how to make “yarn eggs” with the more economical embroidery floss. This is a fun, albeit somewhat messy, craft that your kids will enjoy making. It’s a tad advanced for the young ones to do without significant help. […]

Special Recipes for Easter

Jesus-Cake

Looking to establish some Easter traditions? Try one (or more) of these recipes for a memorable time with family and friends. Ultimate Carrot Cake Easter will be upon us in just a matter of weeks. I don’t want to miss what I believe to be the most important holiday of all. So, I’m culling different […]

DIY on a Dime: Easter

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Discover inexpensive ways to celebrate the Easter holiday. I’m a firm believer in creating traditions and special memories for our kids and for ourselves. Rituals revisited over the years help us to mark the days, witness growth in ourselves and in others, and appreciate the passing of time. However, I know the frustration of feeling […]

DIY on a Dime: Put a Little Heart into It

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Celebrate Valentine’s day with a few simple, yet heartsy touches that won’t cost much. After a grocery trip in which I saw normal $6 bouquets jacked up to $16, I instructed my husband not to buy flowers until Friday. Why pay $10 more because it’s Valentine’s Day? Yes, out of the mouth of the woman […]

DIY on a Dime: Microwaveable Heat Packs

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Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric. What a cute and cozy gift! As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am cold all the time. I have no idea how I […]

DIY on a Dime: Big Puffy Heart Tarts

Big Puffy heart tart

Puff pastry and your favorite jam come together easily in these big puffy heart tarts. I love a good theme. And Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to get heartsy. I’ve even gone so far as to don a red sweatshirt emblazoned with puffy paint hearts. Even without being a kindergarten teacher. That’s how cheesey I […]

DIY on a Dime: FREE Printable Marvel Valentine (Boy Friendly)

Marvel Valentine

Last year I wowed my boys when I designed this Super-Mario-inspired Valentine. I decided to follow-up our current Marvel Universe infatuation with a marvelous valentine for this year. This one is super simple to pull together and packs a big ka-pow for the guys in your midst. This Valentine treat capitalizes on a young child’s […]