Pumpkin Party Favors

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pumpkin favors


If you are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary for a party or school treats, looks no further.  Martha Stewart has some really clever ideas for this, including these awesome little favors.  You can get the instructions here.

  1.  small balloons
  2. orange and black tissue paper
  3. dilute glue
  4. pop balloon and pull out from hole
  5. fill with treats
  6. cover and glue with orange tissue

YouTube Kids

Finally, when my kids want to see funny videos they are not exposed to sex, drugs and age inappropriate media!  Thank you for thinking of the kids!

My kids often have to go on YouTube for school which leads them to believe that YouTube is a safe environment for them.  But when they come home, I don’t always have the time to hover over their shoulder while making dinner.  This seems to be a pretty safe alternative to watch funny videos!


Love Note Tote

love note tote


This adorable little purse can be made in under an hour and with things you already have in your home.  We have made so many of these over the years that I started thinking of other uses for them.  😉

The original idea came from familyfun.com in 2007.  Since then, the company has gone through changes so it is hard to find this cute little craft so I am providing it from my stash of cool kid crafts!

Love Note Tote


  • 2 paper plates
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • colored paper
  • ribbon
  • glitter


  1. Fold both paper plates in half, placing one inside the other on an angle to form a heart. Staple together.
  2. Round top edges with scissors. Then punch holes in the top center of heart, front and back.
  3. Decorate as desired.
  4. Add decorative ribbon, tying knots on inside of heart.