Easy Handmade Valentines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these easy handmade valentines that work for both boys and girls. Free printables included! Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to do a little crafting with your kids. Skip the Valentine’s aisle at the store and make something on your own instead. Whether or not you’d like to give candy with […]

Microwaveable Heat Packs: DIY on a Dime

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. 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 […]

Triple Chocolate Sundaes

Three forms of chocolate: brownie, ice cream, and sauce, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat: Triple Chocolate Sundaes. Believe it or not, sundaes are one of the hot food trends of 2017. Yes, all things are made new again when you add funky flavors and modern technology to them. Or beef them up into, […]

Valentine’s Day Fun that You Can DIY on a Dime

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be a hassle or an expensive affair. Check out this simple Valentine’s Day Fun that you can DIY on a dime. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to love on your family and be a little goofy. I have fond memories of my mom doing small, simple things that really […]

5 Cheap Date Night Ideas

FishPapa and I are approaching our 23rd wedding anniversary. We met 25 years ago. Needless to say, we’ve been through richer and poorer, sickness and health. We’ve also had many years of living on the cheap. Some of that was because there was no other choice. The rest of it has been that we know […]

Personal Cherry Crumbles

Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

Chocolate Mint Bars

Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

Tea Time Snacks for Kids of All Ages

Want to add a touch of whimsy to snacks? Looking to enjoy a little tea party with your peeps? Try a few of these tea time snacks for kids of all ages. Tea Time Snacks for Kids One of my few regrets from our trip to London is that we didn’t enjoy afternoon tea like we’ve read […]