Key Lime Poke Cake

Poke cakes are so great to make because the entire family can get involved.  There is something about a sheet cake that makes it much more achievable for baking with little boys. Right now my preschooler, the Monkey, loves to “help” whenever I decide to cook, so I try to pick recipes that help won’t mess up.  The Mellow Man loves pie, more than cake, and his favorite is Key Lime Pie, so I decided to make Key Lime Poke Cake.  The recipe is originally from Betty Crocker, but I decided that I wanted to change things up a bit.   It ended up being amazing.  It tastes exactly like Key Lime Pie, but with a cake base.  I was so impressed by the poke cake that I couldn’t wait to share it!

Here's a cake that's easy to make and tastes just like key lime pie! Whip up this Key Lime Poke cake in record time, and enjoy!
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Easy Floral Sugar Scrub

My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too!  However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better.  In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it.  This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it.  Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win.  It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too!  Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers.  Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!

Looking for a homemade gift idea for Mother's Day? This DIY Easy Floral Sugar Scrub can be made in under 10 minutes, with enough to give to several people.
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Springtime Mailbox Refurbishment

It must be nearly spring!  Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects.  When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours.  After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order.  I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend.  With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!

Does your mailbox look weathered and untidy? Don't replace it! You can update it inexpensively with paint and vinyl following this mailbox refurbishment to make your house stand out!
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Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace

I’m so excited about sharing this project today because I saw a variant of the Beauty and the Beast Rose necklace on Pinterest, but it was clearly not any easy DIY jewelry project.   However, I daydreamed about ways to make it easier, make it something that I could do, as I’m a crafter, not a professional jeweler.  Then while browsing the beads section at my local Michael’s store lead me to an idea, and sometimes my ideas don’t work.  Luckily this one did, and I was able to come up with a way to make my very own Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace.  And while the final results aren’t as fancy as those by professional jewelers, I was so pleased by how the final necklace turned out!  This is an easy jewelry craft project to create your very own Beauty and the Beast Rose Necklace that is inspired by the rose in the bell jar from the classic Disney movie!
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Spring Craft Supply Giveaway

This week has been crazy busy for me.  We’ve just wrapped up our preschool’s consignment sale.  It never ceases to amaze me how much a focused group of people can accomplish in a week.  However, the arrival of the scale and the start of Lent along with the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge by White House, Black Shutters has motivated me to be more mindful of all of the things that are coming into my house.  With 3 boys, there is a lot of stuff that comes into our home, and as a crafter, I add my fair share of “stuff” to our home.

Enter today to win a box full of craft goodies. Plus 4 other giveaways at other blogs



However, my hoarding of craft supplies is going to be one lucky reader’s prize.  Along with 4 other bloggers, I am giving away a box full of Craft Supplies this week!  I have filled in my medium-sized Flat Rate Priority Mail box the following:

  • Bronze Finish Hardware
  • Floral die cuts
  • Assorted Sticker Tabs
  • Metallic Paint
  • Chalky finish paint
  • Washi Tape
  • Translucent Duck Tape
  • Stationary
  • Beads
  • Fabric
  • Duck Tape sheets
  • Bottle Caps

And a few other odds and ends that will fit inside the box.

Not only am I giving away a big box of craft supplies, I am participating in a Craft Supply Giveaway Tour that is hosted by Petticoat Junktion.  There are four other amazing boxes full of craft supplies that you can win.  

Here is the box of goodies that you can win over at Petticoat Junktion:

Enter today to win a box full of craft goodies. Plus 4 other giveaways at other blogs

Another box of goodies from The Country Chic Cottage:

Another one from Domestically Speaking:

And last, but not least, a very pretty box of supplies from Postcards from the Ridge:

I do hope you’ll enter to win.  Here’s another shot of all of the goodies in my box.  It is definitely a box full of craft supplies, great for all types of crafting!

Enter now!

You can enter my giveaway for a box full of craft supplies by completing the Rafflecopter here. Plus, make sure that you stop by the 4 other blogs to enter their craft supply giveaways.

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