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Tablecloth Play Dresses

I've always wanted to make dress up clothes for my daughters. I made an Elsa princess dress a few years ago that I enjoyed creating, but not much else since then. A few weeks ago around my youngest daughter's birthday, a lightbulb went off. 
You might remember from my last post that I created birthday table displays using inexpensive party decorations, including plastic tablecloths that cost about $1. As I was picking up the latest display, I got the idea to recycle the tablecloth into a play dress! The first one I made was from the pink tablecloth in the display shown above.

I felt I had to create at least one more so they wouldn't fight over one dress, but it soon escalated to a total of four dresses that I made over the following weeks. I bought more tablecloths, solely for the purpose of making dresses this time. It was fun stocking up on different colors, hehe. I drafted my own patterns to my girls' measurements, and I had fun getting creative with different colo…

Miniature S'mores

I don't know what it is, but I am fascinated by items in miniature form. Things just seem a bit more charming and fun when they've been scaled down in size. So when I spotted a box of bite-sized graham cracker squares in the grocery store the other day, I of course thought, "Omigoshthesewouldmakethecutestlittlesmores..." So I made some. And they were yummy.

Materials:
-Honey Maid Lil' Squares graham crackers
-Hershey's Drops candies
-mini marshmallows
-toothpicks
-tealight*
(*It goes without saying that you should be cautious with an open flame, especially with all those sugary, and very flammable, marshmallows around.)

I stuck a mini marshmallow on the end of a toothpick and roasted it over a tealight. Because the chocolate candies are rounded, it helps to hold it over the flame for a second or two to melt it a little so it sticks to the graham cracker more securely. An added bonus about these little guys is that you can make and eat several without feeling…

Quick Snack Ideas

Easy. Simple. Yummy.
garlic bagel chips + parmesan shavings


apple slices + sandwich pepperoni (Sweeter apples work better for this. This is also good with a slice of cheddar cheese)


raspberries + ready-to-eat cheesecake filling + chocolate-covered graham cookies or Oreos