DIY Minecraft Party! Part ONE



Like most kids his age, my son is totally OBSESSED with any and all things Minecraft so, of course, we are having a Minecraft themed birthday party for him! Everything pictured above was made fairly cheap with simple supplies that I had around the house!

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The party bags are envelopes, and green cardstock paper with creeper face drawn on with sharpies. I applied the creepers faces to the envelopes with modge podge.

The masks are pieces of cardboard with construction paper modge podged to them. I used another long strip of cardboard folded in half to make the handle. I covered the handles with construction paper and then stapled and modged podged them to the head pieces.

The creeper toss was made out of an old lamp shade frame but I think a small trash can would work just as well. I covered it with green craft paper from smartfab and stapled a creeper face to it that I made with cardstock paper and a sharpie.

The “sandbags” for the creeper toss game are made from red and white felt sewn together. I didn’t have sand so I used popcorn kernels in ziplock bags to weigh them down. I wrote TNT on the white felt with sharpies.

The invitations are simply green cardstock with black cardstock creeper faces modge podged to them.

The pinata is just an old cardboard box. I cut part of the back of it out and replaced the cardboard with heavy duty green construction paper. Then, I covered the box with green construction paper, added green construction paper strips to give it more of a pinata look, and then added a black construction paper creeper face. Finally, I added a hanger to the top of the box.

Hope you can find some inspiration for your own Minecraft party!



Super Hero Capes!!


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So Bug’s big ole’ birthday bash is in June so I wanted to get a head start and get some of my party favors out of the way! Bug likes Marvel everything or anything super hero related so I’m going with a super hero theme for his party. SO what pops in your brain when ya think of super heroes??

That’s right, jellybean! Ya think of Super Awesome, Super Hero CAPES!!

Soooo, I used my spiffy decoration fabric that was sent to me by Smart-Fab and got to work today and I must say, these capes are gonna be super cute!! Smart-Fab has a bunch of color options so you can use their decoration fabric for practically anything. I’ve heard of people using it for table cloths, wreaths, sewing, and so on. I’m pretty impressed with the quality and durability of the paper.

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The paper is colorful, super easy to work with, and even disposable so it’s perfect for kid’s parties, seasonal, or school activities.

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1. Cut out a large rectangle for the cape

2. Cut out a red diamond shape & a letter

3. Glue the diamond shape and the letter together with fabric glue

4. Sew or Glue the diamond onto the cape

5. Sew or Glue two pieces of ribbon to each of the top corners of the cape for ties.


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I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!

For more inspiration-

SmartFab’s Pinterest Page

SmartFab’s Facebook Page

SmartFab’s Twitter


*I received this product free of charge in order to conduct this review. All opinions expressed are my own, pinky swear! :)


8 Easter ideas that don’t suck.



Hippoty Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way!!

I used to have a little stuffed bunny that sang that sh*t over and over and OVER again. It’s burned into my brain like a brand on a cow’s ass. Anywho! I scoured the internet for all sorts of cute n’ cuddly easter goodness and I must say, I found some pretty sweet stuffs! Hope ya’ll enjoy! Hoppy Easter!!

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0b09af615a345800239438c366907055Glow Eggs


Magic Balloon Treats


Bunny Bread


Bunny Face Cookies on a Stick


Easter Strawberries

0fb40f4b86229de1247870a7bd5e5f24Thumb Bunny Loves You Easter Cards

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7 St Patty’s Day Crafts that don’t suck.

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I Looooooove St. Patrick’s day!! Maybe it’s because I’m Irish or maybe it’s just because I love the color green! Either way, I love to decorate for the holidays so I have been on the lookout for some cute, simple crafts to do. I love these ideas so I wanted to share!


Shamrock Tree

Bellpepper Shamrocks

Thumbprint Shamrocks

Clover Jar

St Pattys House Plant

Rice Crispie Clover

Rainbow Cookies

Lucky Me Photo Board

Hope you enjoy your holiday!

P.S. My smart phone auto corrects to “St. Party’s Day” whenever I type “St. Patty’s Day”. Maybe these smart phones are smarter than we thought! ;)

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SUPER Yummy SUPER Cheesy Crock Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe!

MacnCheeseI try to eat pretty healthy but every once in awhile ya gotta have a cheat day right? Well this is my absolute favorite Mac and Cheese recipe EVER so I wanted to share!! It’s super easy and super cheesy! Enjoy!Untitledzzz

 2 Cups uncooked Elbow Macaroni

2 strips of Bacon

3 tablespoons of Butter

2 1/2 cups of Shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 can condensed Cheddar cheese soup

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

1 cup Milk


First, boil the noodles until they’re half way cooked. Drain them and set them aside. In another pan mix your butter and your shredded cheddar until it’s melted. Next, put your noodles in your crock pot along with your melted cheddar cheese, condensed cheese soup, sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for two hours or on high for one hour, depending on how big of a hurry you are in. Be sure to stir every 1/2 hour to spread the cheese evenly. About 15 minutes before the mac and cheese is done I start cooking my bacon. When it’s fully cooked and slightly crispy, crumble and sprinkle on top.


*This is a spin-off of my favorite Paula Dean Mac & Cheese recipe.





Cherry Cheese Cake Perfection!



2 Cups Graham cracker crumbs

3 Tbsp Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

5 Tbsp of Butter

4 packages of Philidelphia Cream Cheese

4 Eggs

1 cup granulated Sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 tsp Vanilla

Preferably Fresh Cherries but you can use Cherry Filling


First, start out by pre-heating your oven to 325 F. Next, Mix your graham cracker crumbs, 3 Tbsp Sugar, and butter together. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. With a mixer, beat the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla until it’s well blended. Mix the eggs in one at a time making sure each one is blended before adding the next. Then, pour the mix into the crust. Bake for 55 minutes or until center is set. Loosen cake from pan, cool before removing the rim. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Homemade Cherry Filling-


6 cups pitted Cherries

1/2 cup Water

2/3 cup Sugar (amount may vary if you use sour cherries)

2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

4 Tbsp Cornstarch

1/4 tsp Almond Extract


Combine cherries, lemon juice, water, sugar, and cornstarch in a sauce pan. Stir. Then,  bring the mix to a boil. Next, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 additional minutes, stirring often. Finally, stir in the almond extract last. Blend well. Refrigerate.