St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St Patricks Day Treats via Snap Creativity

After you're done doing a bit of crafting one of these St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids, you'll want to treat your family to something Irish (or green) inspired. Try one of these St. Patrick's Day treats and see if you're taste buds aren't the luckiest taste buds around. . . St. Patrick's Day Recipes . Green velvet cheesecake from B Lovely Events . St. Patrick's Day rice krispie treats from Classy Clutter . Hidden pot of gold brownie cups from Pizzazzerie . Shamrock lime sherbet punch from The Crafted Sparrow . Homemade shamrock shake from Living Locurto . Cool … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

rainbow St Patricks Day craft for kids

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it's because I'm part Irish or maybe it's because it has to do with rainbows, pots of gold and pinching. Whatever the reason, it's a great one for crafts so we've rounded up some fun St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids. . . St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids . Rainbow preschool craft from The Nerd's Wife . Sparkly lime jello playdough from Plain Vanilla Mom . Bell pepper shamrock stamp craft from Crafty Morning . Lucky shamrock wands from Smart School House . Pot of gold telescope for kids from Smart School House … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole

easy broccoli cheese rice casserole - No Diets Allowed

Here's how I usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I'm out running errands with my kids. As I push my cart down an aisle at Target, I notice a little girl with an adorable green outfit. While passing, I smile and compliment her cute green hair bow. I keep shopping and stop by a woman who has on some lavish green nail polish. I naively continue on my way until a boy runs pass me with a green shirt on. I stop. It's St. Patrick's Day! I quickly scan myself and my kids searching for any sign of green. Nope. No green. Since I want to spare my kids from a pinch-happy child at our library class, I … [Read more...]

12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker Italian meatballs

It's still chilly outside and kids still need to be fed dinner (most nights), so we've rounded up XX weeknight slow cooker meals perfect for all those crazy—and cool—February days. . . 12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes . Slow cooker Italian meatballs from Girl Versus Dough . Crock pot mac and cheese from Is This Really My Life? . Crock pot chicken tikka masala from Table for Two . Crockpot cheesy buffalo chicken pasta from Crockpot Gourmet . Slow cooker chicken burrito bowl from No. 2 Pencil . Easy slow cooker beef burgundy from The Shabby Creek … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Hello friends.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I've started decorating my entry way and as usual I'm sticking to non-traditional colors.  This Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner is the first project I'm sharing from my decor this year. I love using non-traditional colors when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Who says it has to be all red and pink?  One of my favorite things this past year has been black and white stripes, and my love for them isn't going anywhere.  I also know how popular gold still is in decor, so I paired the two up for a lovely … [Read more...]

12 Last-Minute Valentines Ideas

Last-Minute Valentines Ideas

Our Valentine's Day roundups wouldn't be complete without a collection of last-minute valentines ideas. If you're anything like me, last-minute is how you do most everything, so these valentines ideas are sure to come in handy! . . 12 Last-Minute Valentines Ideas . DIY carved initial candle from Hello Natural . Etched valentines glass from Thistlewood Farms . Homemade hand warmers from Repeat Crafter Me . Send a hug from Paging Supermom . Root beer float kit from Thirty Handmade Days . 52 Things I Love About You from Visual Heart . Valentines heart attack … [Read more...]

12 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts

cherry jam heart pie pops

If you're interested in something other than red velvet for Valentine's Day, check out these 12 super sweet Valentine's Day desserts. Your significant other—and your sweet tooth—will thank you. . . 12 Super Sweet Valentine's Day Desserts . Cherry jam heart pie pops from The Sweetest Occasion . Cream-filled chocolate heart-shaped cakes from Worth Pinning . Soft M&M chocolate chip cookies from Averie Cooks . No bake cheesecake truffles from A Beautiful Mess . Strawberry chocolate chip cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction . Mini pies in a cupcake tin from Gimme … [Read more...]

Snap 2015: Welcome Jo-Ann and A Beautiful Mess

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It seems that the older I get, the more quickly time passes. I can hardly believe that Snap is now less than three months away. We've been hard at work for the last nine months to ensure that Snap 2015 is better than ANY of our previous events and we're set to deliver... Today, I am excited to introduce you to our Snap 2015 presenting sponsor....   This is Jo-Ann's second year with us and we're thrilled to have them back! The Jo-Ann team is looking to connect with bloggers interested in working with them on sponsored posts, as well as on their blog The Creative … [Read more...]

Strawberry and Toasted Almond Chocolate Bark

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I admit it, I'm a chocoholic!  Lucky for me, Valentine's day is just around the corner...more reasons to whip up yummy treats like this Strawberry and Toasted Almond Chocolate Bark. I'll definitely take my chocolate fix any way I can.  One of my favorite ways is to make quick candies with Chocolate Almond Bark. (I love using real chocolate when I bake, but Almond Bark melts like a dream in the microwave, so its perfect for quick candies.) I've seen bark made different ways.  You can spread a very thin layer of the bark out on wax paper and then sprinkle your ingredients on top, but I like … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: The Celebration Shoppe

One Word Goal The Celebration Shoppe

Hi everyone! My name is Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe and I’m so thrilled to be here to share my 2015 “WORD” of the year! Let’s start with a bit about who I am. In addition to being a writer, craft and food stylist, creative director of a party and craft supplies line (coming soon!) and photographer, I’m also a blessed mom of two young boys (the most important achievement on this list in my opinion). Okay, on to the WORD! And for you to really understand why I chose this WORD for 2015, I need to give you a bit of background. See...this one, BRAVE, is a repeat! {grin} In late … [Read more...]