Cake Bites

Just in time for the holidays! Everyone has heard of the adorable cake pops.. here's my twist.

Bake desired cake mix as directed. Let cool, then crumble into a bowl. Mix in 1 16oz tub of your fave frosting, then put in the fridge. After at least an hour or so, take out and form little bite size balls. Then dip them in chocolate and add sprinkles. YUM!

add on {fabric flower}

  Here's a fun and easy flower that you can add to just about anything.

  Start out by cutting desired width of fabric the entire length of the ream. Keep in mind that the size of your flower will be double the size you cut. For this one I did 1 inch. For a less "fluffy" flower, do a shorter piece of fabric.

Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end. Then do a running stitch on one side from end to end, lightly pulling as you go.. it will start to curl up as you go.

When you get to the end, stitch through all layers so it holds together. For the middle.. You can use whatever you'd like: button, jewel etc. I used some leftover fabric to make a ball, then wrapped/sewed more fabric around it (so it makes a little pin cushion thingy). To each her own :]
 Lastly, decide what you want to attach it to.. pin, clip, headband, pillow, whatever!

There you have it! Here's a bigger one that I did with a shorter piece of fabric. Let me know if you have any questions :]

Credit goes to V and Co 


{Christmas Advents} Magnet Board

 All this snow has got me excited for Christmas! This cute countdown was brought to you by my good friend Romney. She invited me over to craft it up at her place :]

Romney found this cute Christmas themed paper at the craft store. All she had to do was cut and laminate them. Then we attached magnets on the back of each one.

Then she printed off some fun Christmas/winter activities.. We cut them into little strips; folded them and placed one activity behind each magnet. Starting with December first, you and your family can enjoy fun activities as you countdown to Christmas! Some of the activities that were bigger, or took more time could be placed behind the days that fell on the weekend.

If you don't already have a magnet board.. they sell some at the craft store (usually unfinished).

For some other cute {Christmas Advents}.. Click here and scroll down the page.

Rose Cuff Bracelet

The credit for this one goes to my awesome sister, Amber :] A few months ago, my sis and I were trying to come up with something cute to make for my brother's wedding.. This was our "no sew" take on these adorable rose cuff bracelets. You can find the original tutorial here.

 We used ribbon instead of felt, and just folded and hot glued the ends so they didn't fray. We also used the adhesive velcro. All the girls in my family wore these for the wedding.. even the little girls had some :] Super cute and super easy!!

Amber- Sorry I beat you to posting this.. You can add your pics to the post :]


Pine Cone Swag

 What you'll need

-pine cones
-copper wire


-First, bake the cones on a foil-lined cookie sheet for about 45 minutes to an hour at 200 degrees. This kills any bugs or spider mites that live in them. This also allows the seeds to fall out and sap to dry up.
-Paint your pine cones
-Wrap the wire around the bottom of the cone, slipping the wire between the open scales.
-Tie staggering ribbon lengths to pine cones and tie all together at the top.

Credit goes to familyfun.com
Love that magazine/website!