Sunday, May 21, 2017

12+ Great Mason Jar Gifts, Recipes, and Crafts and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Do you think our grandmothers would have ever guessed that mason jar crafts and recipes would someday become a thing?
These Mason Jar Crafts Recipes DIY projects look absolutely amazing
I'm so glad that it has because I love an adorable mason jar upcycled DIY or delicious treat made or gifted in one of those iconic jars. And it seems so do you! We've had loads of great Mason Jar DIY projects and recipes linked up and here are over a dozen that popped out at me!
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Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. Here are some posts that people are really enjoying on my blog lately.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Creative Red, White, and Blue Ideas and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

With warmer temperatures finally here to stay, every starts thinking about BBQs, pool time and of course everything red, white and blue. Here are some of the cutest ideas featuring the stars and stripes to inspire your Memorial Day and 4th of July creating!  



Sunday, May 7, 2017

14 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

School is starting to come to an end, so it's time to start thinking about getting something for the fabulous teachers!  These ideas are perfect for teacher appreciation or for the end of the school year. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

10+ Amazing DIY Gifts She'll Love and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Need a gift for that special lady in your life? Whether it's mom, that awesome teacher, neighbor or sis, here are a ton of DIY gifts she will love! unique gifts for mom teacher sister tutorials
Rae Gun guest posting pictureMarissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. Here are some posts that have been super popular on my blog lately!
Yes! Totally agree. I wish I knew all of these when I was pregnant. Great tips for first time moms.
If you know someone Expecting this List of New Moms Tips New Moms Tips is a Must
this is how I always do chocolate covered strawberries!
The best spinach and artichoke dip recipe I have ever had. Only takes 15 minutes and the recipe is crock pot friendly (but does not require a slow cooker)
Super Yummy Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Monday, April 17, 2017

DIY Graduation Projects and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Graduation season is on the way again! After YEARS and YEARS of effort, it's so fun to celebrate the achievement of graduates, big and small. I've gathered up these ideas to help savor the moment by putting a little of ourselves and our craftiness into the moment.Graduation Cupcakes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Star Wars Quilt-in-a-Day

You're going to love this simple Star Wars Quilt-in-a-Day Pattern.  Don't feel limited to Star Wars though...this is a great pattern for any theme.  We'll use easy strip-piecing so that you could put this whole quilt together in a day, start to finish.  Thanks to Fairfield World for their continued support of my creativity and for their help bringing you this pattern.  They provided me with batting and have compensated me for this post.  All thoughts, opinions, patterns, ideas, and enthusiasm are 100% my own.

My daughter is a Fan Girl to the core in several fandoms, but one of her newest loves is Star Wars.  She's been asking for a Star Wars quilt for a while, so she was happy to get this one.

But it's also perfect for your favorite Storm Trooper to lounge on while reading a good book.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easy Chocolate Occamy Eggs

You can make your own chocolate occamy eggs in minutes!  This is a super easy and fun surprise for anyone who loves Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Newt has an occamy egg in the beginning of the Fantastic Beasts film that is hatching while he's trying to track down his niffler...and at the end of the film he gives a suitcase full of their solid silver eggshells to his No-Mag friend Jacob so he can start his bakery.  So their silver eggs aren't a huge plot point...but are definitely one of the awesomely fun details that J.K. Rowling is so good at putting in her stories.

And the best part is you don't have to be super crafty to make your own.

All you need is your favorite kind of chocolate eggs that already have a foil wrapping.

Carefully unwrap the egg.  Flatten the foil as much as possible.  It's best to avoid tearing, but even if you tear the wrapper, this will still work.

Re-wrap the egg with the printed foil on the inside and the silver foil on the outside.

And you're done!  I wanted some forever eggs to keep around after Easter is over, so I also painted some craft eggs with silver paint.  I used both paper-mache eggs and wooden eggs.  The wooden ones are my favorite because they look smoother and have more of a "real" egg weight to them.

And what better Easter "Basket" than to fill up a suitcase reminiscent of Newt Scamander's?  You can find out all the details for how I made my Newt Scamander Easter Basket on the Fairfield site.


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

20+ Easter Foods and Treats and the Weekly Block Party

It's Easter in a week, so it's time to be completely in "Easter mode".  Let all the festivities begin!  There is still plenty of time to do some fun, festive and creative things for Easter and here are some great ideas for you to do this week!