Fold-Up Stationery Box

                  This project makes a great gift. Inside you’ll find lots of fun surprises to delight you–or the paper lover on your gift list. While you have all your supplies out, why…

How to Dry Garden Basil

Now is the time, my friends, to dry your basil so you can enjoy it all winter long. You’ve been plucking fresh basil to use in your recipes all summer, but before we know it summer will be gone and…

Russian/Friendship Tea Mix

Here’s a blast from the past that’s sure to make you smile–Russian tea, sometimes called friendship tea. I have had this in my recipe box for decades. Even after tweaking the ingredients, the taste still brings me back and is…

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

                    I can’t say enough good things about these yummy cupcakes! They are packed with real bananas yet light and fluffy. Paired with smooth cream cheese icing, you have a winner…

Truck Cake

I’ll show you the details of how to make this truck cake. It’s easier than you think and a large part can be done ahead of time to make the party day a little easier! It was definitely a big…

Napkin Fold Card

                Here is a simple project that will give your card giving extra pizzazz. It’s versatile enough to make for any occasion and requires few supplies. It would also make a fun mini…

Power Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

                A kale salad just doesn’t sound appetizing. I know kale is good for a person, but I’ve tried to eat it before and, well, no thank you! I wasn’t impressed. Fast forward…

Making Ricotta Cheese

  Apparently, today is National Cheese Day–I didn’t even know that was a thing. It’s a good thing that yesterday I decided to make homemade ricotta cheese to celebrate. I visited a cheese factory once and it seemed as if…

Shaker Card

                    I had one last little frame left from Tales of a French Muse design paper by Sincerely Rina. What to do with it? I didn’t want to toss it in…

Tickets & Playbills — Memory Boxes & Collages

I love going to the theater–the movie theater, the community theater, or the Kennedy Center. I love free concerts in the park just as much as the National Philharmonic–if there’s a stage, I’m there. Since I go to so many…

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