Easy Semaphore Flag Tutorial

I love sneaking in some education along with the fun at any party I throw, including the nautical Rain Gutter Regatta birthday.  In the midst of all the sailboat-racing fun, we learned about communicating with semaphore flags.

Nautical Fishnet Favor or Treat Bag Tutorial

For the Rain Gutter Regatta party, I'd already decided that I wanted to make homemade goldfish crackers

But how to package them for the boxed lunches?  In little nautical favor/treat bags that look like fish nets, of course!

Easy Rainbow Ribbon Gift Wrap Tutorial

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I'm 1) obsessed with beautiful gift wrap and packaging, and 2) trying to only use solid color papers and embellish for different events, in a (probably futile) attempt to curb my addiction to beautiful papers.  Sometimes I use pretty ribbons or balloons or natural materials.

Easy Felt Unicorn Horn Headband Tutorial

Lucky you, TODAY is the day I write up the unicorn horn headband tutorial!

Start by making a bunch of felt flowers (see yesterday's post for three different felt flower tutorials).

Marvelous Homemade Marmalade Recipe and Tutorial

Remember the itsy bitsy bottles of limoncello I made for my card gifts for the SNAP conference?  The conference was in Salt Lake City, and I didn't want to offend anyone who might not want limoncello, so I decided to make a great big batch of homemade marmalade as well.  

Miniature Limoncello Bottle Favor Tutorial

In yesterday's limoncello tutorial post, I promised to share the details of my packaging and bottling.  

I absolutely love how these little bottles turned out!  

Limoncello Tutorial and Recipe

Have you ever had limoncello?  Stunningly cold straight from the freezer, sweet, and full of bright (but not sour) lemon flavor?  It tastes like the essence of summer.  

Crystal Snowflake Headband Tutorial Inspired by Disney's Movie, Frozen

If you have children of a certain age, they're probably obsessed with Disney's Frozen.  It's a sweet movie (even if it pretty much bears no resemblence to The Snow Queen, on which it's allegedly based), and if we're going to have a movie requested every single day, I'm glad it's one I at least like.

Inexpensive, Easy, Glorious Gift Bag Tutorial

I'm all about entertaining on a slim budget, so I often hit the dollar store for inspiration and supplies.  Sure, the stuff in there isn't all that great on its own (at least usually), but with just a little bit of creativity, it can be transformed into something custom and beautiful.

Homemade Valentines: Sweet Candy Button Hearts Tutorial

I made some birthday cookies for a friend this weekend, and ended up with leftover royal icing.  Rather than throw it away, I was inspired to update my homemade candy buttons tutorial with a Valentine's Day twist.

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