Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

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I started planning our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, as soon as I talked to the Monkey about our “Mickey Party.”  We wanted the party to focus on the little boys play fort that the Mellow Man designed and built last year.  I particularly wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign since I knew that it would suit both the party and could be used long term with their play fort.  With a few minutes of designing in my Cricut Design Space, a spare 2″x4″ and some handy goodness from the Mellow Man, I was able to create a darling and easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign in under an hour.  Plus, it cost me nothing, and looks incredible.  To me, that is a crafting win.  If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how to do it.

This easy to make Wooden Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sign is perfect for a party or play fort!

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Homemade Mongolian Beef Recipe

There’s a Chinese restaurant near our house that I have been going to for as long as I can remember. Come to think of it, I probably had a birthday party or two there when I was a young child. I love their Mongolian Beef, and even if I’m getting another favorite entree, we always get an order of it because the Mellow Man and the Big One love it too. Several months ago, the Mellow Man decided to learn how to make his own Mongolian Beef.  (As you may recall, he likes cooking too!)He’s perfected and finalized his recipe, and I think that it’s finally ready to share with you. I’m not sure that it’s quicker than take out, but we are now able to have tasty homemade Mongolian Beef any night of the week without having to wait for our take-out order.

Love getting Mongolian Beef when you go to your favorite Chinese Restaurant? You're gonna love this easy to make, super tasty homemade Mongolian Beef recipe! It's delicious.
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Easy DIY Conversation Heart Bookmark

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Mellow Man loves Necco Wafers. They are his favorite candy. I don’t get the attraction to them, but I suspect the best part of Valentine’s Day for him is the Sweethearts.  While I don’t find them that delicious, I would definitely say that Sweethearts are an iconic part of Valentine’s Day.  I mean who doesn’t think of conversation hearts when thinking about Valentine’s Day.  Over the past few months, I’ve been gathering dozens of craft ideas for conversation hearts, and there are a lot of ideas out there.  I’ve seen lots of wonderful recreations of the “hearts in clay and salt dough, and a variety of rings and bracelets made with conversations hearts.  I didn’t think that Mellow Man would appreciate jewelry, so I decided to use an actual conversation heart to create my very own, quick and easy DIY Conversation Heart Bookmark.

Easy to make DIY Conversation Book Mark
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The Best Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Today I’m going to share with you the best, the very best Southern Pecan Pie recipe.  However, I have a confession to make– I don’t actually make this pie.  Mellow Man does.  For some reason, I’m not terribly good with baking pies.  They are a bit of a challenge for me.  I do better with a graham cracker crust, and frozen or creamy pies.  I’m not sure why.  Mellow Man makes me at least one pecan pie every year, and we haven’t always stuck with the same recipe.  However, after many taste tests, I know the recipe that I love best, so he sticks with that one.  Now, this recipe turns out to be the perfect Southern pecan pie– the texture and taste are exactly what you are looking for.  It’s ooey, and gooey, and so sweet.  I promise that when you are done making it, you’ll agree that it’s the best Southern Pecan Pie recipe out there.

Do you love pie? Southern Pecan Pie? I do, and this is, hands down, the best Southern pecan pie recipe that I have found, and I've tried many different recipes. None quite match the gooey texture and sweetness of this recipe. Can't wait for another slice!
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Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box

I attend Snap Conference this past April, and learned about this really awesome event that is hosted by Laura Kelly over at Me and My Inklings and World Market.  It’s a Popcorn Box Party where each blogger takes a popcorn box from World Market and uses craft materials to create a halloween inspired popcorn design.  Sounds amazing right?  Well, I started thinking and thinking, and I got this idea to make a spider web design with fishing line and shimmery black cardstock.  I had the image in my head, so I went looking for spiders.  And while I was shopping for the supplies, I found this amazing and shimmery washi tape, and I thought, “Why should I make the project any harder than I have to?”  You know what I mean?  Sometimes bloggers and crafters go for the  challenging path, rather than the obvious craft solution.  I picked up two rolls of the washi tape, and the end result was adorable, and I got my spiderweb look without all of the hassle.  Here’s how I made my own Spider Web Washi Tape Popcorn Box.

Take your traditional popcorn box to another level with this fun and spooky Spider web design using Washi Tape. This project will take about 30 minutes to create your very own spider web washi tape popcorn box for #PopcornBoxParty2016
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