Elf on a Shelf

DIY Lego Table

I saw this awesome table on Pinterest the other day.  But just the picture :(  However, I realize you can get these tables dirt cheap at garage sales or your local thrift store. 


This is awesome for your kiddos, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or in your classroom.  This would make an awesome gift for those you love.

Birthday Ballon Wreath

The other day I stumbled upon this picture on Pinterest with no link. Sad but true.  However I did find the blog which containes the actual tutorial on how to make a balloon wreath.  I think the amount of balloons needed depends on what size wreath you use. Also, you can add a bow, pipe cleaners, birthday hat etc.

Birthday Balloon Wreath!

First you need balloons.  Lots and lots of balloons.

Ice Cream Cone Balloons

This is just the kind of idea that makes our heart go pitter patter. Jazz up your next bunch of helium-filled balloons by turning them into ice cream cones.

Leave it to Martha (and her team) to come up with something so ingenious and simple. All you need is some brown kraft paper folded into a cone shape and attached to the bottom of your balloon. We're definitely trying this the next time we have occasion to buy balloons.

Confetti Balloons

Here is a great idea for a party.  You can coordinate your confetti to match any theme.  Purchase white helium balloons and glue your confetti on the bottom.


** I found this idea on Pinterest. Sorry NO LINK it was just a picture.

Strawberry Pizza

8 ounce package of cream cheese, divided  (I used light cream cheese)


2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled


1 c. baking mix, such as Bisquick


2 Tbsp. honey


1/4 c. granulated sugar


1/4 tsp. lemon zest  (I substituted with 1/2 tsp. pure lemon extract)


1 1/2 quarts of strawberries, cleaned and hulled, sliced in half and lightly patted to dry


white or dark chocolate, for garnish