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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address, 1863 God bless America.  Read More →

Patriotic Dessert Pinwheels

Patriotic Dessert Pinwheels
I simply love the look of dessert toppers, they are a wonderful addition to just about any yummy treat. Rather than the usual cupcake and topper, I wanted to try something a little bit different this Fourth of July… Welcome, the patriotic pinwheel and mini cheesecake. Yay! I know that there are probably a zillion pinwheel tutorials available, but the version I made was so simple (I already had... 

Red White and Blue Wreath Tutorial

Red White and Blue Wreath Tutorial
It’s hard to believe we are well into summer… I blame it on the weather (it has been unusually wet and cold here in Utah) and the fact that I have not had a seasonal wreath on my door since March 1 (when I took down the Valentine’s Day wreath). Anyway…I absolutely love the Fourth of July. It is seriously one of my favorite holidays. Follows right after Christmas for me (confession:... 

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July
Hope you have a happy holiday! This year, we are once again celebrating with pop rockets. We found this fun idea over on Alpha Mom last year. (Check out the great tutorial and photos they have for this project.) The kids really enjoyed making them and popping them open. In the past we followed the tutorial and filled the rockets with confetti, however after weeks of cleaning up little bits of paper... 
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