crafts + cravings

personalized christmas tree

December 18, 2009

Celebrate your little one’s milestone years of Christmas with a super special, personalized tree. We have officially landed in Lebanon for the season and we had to make do with our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. I brought fun, rainbow-striped paper from home and wanted a tree to match. Today while pondering a large grocery store [...]

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hhm holiday craft | diy snowglobe

December 16, 2009

Back to my obsession with snow globes… while I was shopping for a new set I ran across this craft idea at BHG and the possibility of making your own. How awesome is that? You can put whatever you’d like in this magic crystal ball to share for years to come. What You Need A [...]

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great gift idea | 20% off entire order little passports for tiny travelers

December 3, 2009

Use code LPFF2009 at checkout to received 20% off your entire order! Καλωσορίστε στην Αθήνα! Benvenuto in Italia! Willkommen nach Deutschland! I read an article on MSN about how it will be a must for our kids to be proficient in three languages! THREE?!?!  Seems like a tall order considering, besides my overseas friends, I [...]

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hhm recipe: surprise holiday martini

November 18, 2009

Tis the season for holiday parties, great family get-togethers and work events. If you want to be the hostess with the mostess at your next soiree try a fun and festive new cocktail recipe. At HHM we like to promote moms to take a “happy hour” each day to unwind. Although we love more productive [...]

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a perfect holiday touch | homemade truffle recipe

November 12, 2009

Here is another great holiday decor inspiration table from my findings last week at The Affair Minneapolis. This rich design by the crew at Festivities offer a beautiful ensemble for bribing Santa. “Some people get what they want easily…others need a little edge. This table offers him a lot more than plan ol’ milk and [...]

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chalk it up

November 6, 2009

No this isn’t wallpaper, it’s the biggest chalkboard EVER!! I promise we are not stalking you, Project Nursery, but I couldn’t resist using this playroom, what a fabulous idea. I am loving the chalkboard fad these days. I have no clue as to why I am so intrigued by the fact that you can turn anything [...]

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cup a cake | the hottest new playdate accessory

November 5, 2009

The coolest playdate accessory you’ve ever seen! Everyone LOVES cupcakes. So why not bring one for yourself and one for your friend? (It doesn’t matter if you are the mommies or the kids). There are so many awesome bakeries out there that really make cake decorating an art. Pick out a cupcake of your choice [...]

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hhm recipe: squash medley

November 2, 2009

Halloween has come and past and the official holiday season has been kicked off. Stores have begun putting up all the best in festive decor. After black and orange and bundles of candy comes crashing down, it is only seconds until entire designs and setups are covered in ornaments and candy canes. Don’t forget to [...]

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postcard project for a travelin’ tot

October 29, 2009

Are you planning a big family vacation? Do your kids have more Visa and passport stamps by the age of 2 than most adults you know. Well, Shannon and I are among the lucky whose kids have seen so much of the world already. But, they are so young  and probably won’t remember much of [...]

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north shore chicken salad | wild rice so yummy and healthy!

October 25, 2009

If you are looking for a new recipe then look no further!!! For a shower I threw this weekend I was recommended this amazing dish. Even if you are trying to eat healthy this is a total crowd-pleaser. There are so many different textures and levels in taste. You can kick it up a notch [...]

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weelicious wecipes

October 24, 2009

Do you see what I see? How yummy does this Banana/Plum Puree look? My mouth is officially watering over baby food. If you think this looks good, don’t stop here, check out some of the amazing recipes on Catherine McCord’s I found this site on Twitter and I was immediately sucked in. I have [...]

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a true fall dessert | pumpkin tiramisu recipe

October 23, 2009

Ahhhh cinnamon and pumpkin are all some of my favorite scents!  The pure warmth you feel when you walk into a space smelling of apple cinnamon just doesn’t compare. This year my favorite find what cinnamon scented pinecones and I scattered them all over my home to remind me of the upcoming holiday season. This [...]

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holiday luminaries | light up your house

October 20, 2009

If you want to be a house that the kids remember this Halloween, then make sure to invite them to your doorstep with flair. Having great treats isn’t enough these days. Putting forth the effort doesn’t have to break the bank or be too time consuming. Grab a few crafty items from the store and [...]

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hand out healthy halloween treats this year

October 16, 2009

Do your neighborhood kids a favor this year and don’t add to their complete sugar high come this October 31. Back in the day, trick or treating didn’t always mean chasing from house to house for handfuls of goodies or king-sized candy bars. Halloween doesn’t have to belong to the candy companies. The most memorable [...]

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mom tried it | homemade slipper socks

October 16, 2009

We have recently been faced with the dilemma of slip-and-slide baby. As the weather cools down it is time to start wearing warmer PJ’s and to keep socks on those little piggies. So what do you do when you have tile or wood floors in your house? You turn to MomTriedIt for the best DIY [...]

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cake wrecks | never to include in your next function

October 15, 2009

Cake Wrecks is a new blog that I just heard about and had to check out. Cupcakes and desserts are the piece de resistance of any good party so of course there will be some failures along the way. As stated by the founder,” A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, [...]

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make new family traditions this halloween

October 12, 2009

My cousin was telling me about her new idea for Halloween. Her boys are 7 and 9 and cannot wait until they get to dress up for Halloween this year and visit their neighbors and relatives asking the key phrase, “Trick or Treat?” When October 31st rolls around the day can be quite chaotic. Most [...]

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fresh is best!

October 9, 2009

Introducing solids to your growing infant is a huge step. Today, there are soooooooo many options, almost too many. Not to mention all the questions that go with it-especially for the new mommies out there. Where do we being? Fruits or veggies first? Store-bought food or homemade? Organic or not?   Don’t ever forget that we [...]

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meatloaf cupcakes and potato frosting?!?!?!?!

October 9, 2009

For my son’s first birthday I wanted to use super, kid-friendly recipes. A friend of mine saw this awesomely creative recipe on the Fine Furious Life and said it was totally up my alley. At first glance, I have to say, I was a little grossed out, then I thought about the concept of serving [...]

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how to roast pumpkin seeds

October 7, 2009

When carving your family’s pumpkins this year don’t just throw away all the mush! Simply pull out the pumpkin seeds and follow the recipe below to share a healthy and delicious snack with your kids. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds * 2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds * 1 Quart Water * 2 Tablespoons salt * 1 Tablespoon Melted [...]

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