5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

Happy Cinco de Mayo! While the meaning behind this Mexican-American holiday is unknown by many, everyone enjoys getting together with their friends and family to celebrate. Besides the beautiful dresses and dancing, there’s always lots of food and piñatas for the kids. Adults can have piñatas, too, but if you’re too shy for the mad […]

The Best Fresh Flavored Ice Cubes

The Best Fresh Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer and ice go together like winter and fire. You can survive without them, but it’s not recommended. Ice cream, ice pops, and ice cubes not only help you to cool off, but they’re also great treats to make without heating up the kitchen with a hot oven. Flavored ice cubes are especially easy and […]

12 Creative Ways to Say “Good-Bye”

ten creative ways to say goodbye

For many people, the word “good-bye” is uncomfortable and confusing. Depending on the situation, goodbyes are either too emotional or not emotional enough. They’re both happy and sad, last too long or too short, and basically cause a lot of awkward behavior. Sometimes, it’s helpful to have a thoughtful gift or card and a good […]

16 Ways to Upcycle Egg Cartons

There are so many useful and fun crafts you can make with egg cartons, that you could probably make something new every time you buy eggs. This short list is just the tip of the iceberg and will hopefully inspire dozens of other creative ideas. The Best Ways to Upcycle Egg Cartons 1. Egg Carton […]

5 Suggestions for Choosing the Best Cookbook

5 Suggestions for Choosing the Best Cookbook

The cookbook section of the bookstore seems too large. Its size is baffling when one considers how nearly all recipes are on websites or in magazines alongside ‘handy tips’ for color-coordinating the kitchen and dining room tablecloth. Why would one purchase a cookbook with these other options? Is it tradition? Tangibility? The attractive photographs? It […]

9 Great Ways to Use a Wax Seal Stamp

great ways to use a wax seal stamp

Wax seal stamps might seem too antiquated to use every day, but they can be unexpectedly handy once you have one. Because they’re so sophisticated by themselves, you don’t have to add much else to a letter or label to make it look impressive. But you can use wax seal stamps for much more than […]

14 True Shots of New York

New York isn’t so much a city. It’s more of an idea, an abstract dream of affluence and success. Obviously, the real city is more complex than its image. If you visit, you might notice: 1. Bad Weather. Bet they never told you about that one. 2. Flashy Shoes. 3. The Brutal Tyranny of Yellow […]

18 Homemade Halloween Costumes

As Halloween approaches and the thought of buying yet another mass-produced costume from a retail shop doesn’t seem all that appealing, why not make your own at a fraction of the cost?  Here are 18 homemade Halloween masks and costumes that we loved and that are sure to be a hit at your next party! The Best […]

A Recipe for Homemade Eggnog that Actually Tastes as Good as Store bought!

I love eggnog season. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect store bought eggnog. There are many that have fallen short that were either too this, or too that. None of them tasted just quite right. But I’ve always dreamed of having the perfect eggnog recipe for our holiday parties and to save on my […]

20 Unique Garlands and Banners

The best garlands are worth keeping even after the party is over. They’re creative, festive, and perfect above fireplaces or across empty walls, giving a courteous nod to every unbirthday of the year. I also enjoy having a banner on my fireplace for every holiday season. So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite banners […]