Tag Archive: Tutorials

Candy Serving Tray Tutorial (It’s Edible): 4 Moms Link-Up

This week the 4 Moms are sharing quick and easy holiday recipes. I shared several fun easy recipes in my post on ideas for food gifts, but today I’m going to teach you how to make a festive, edible serving tray.   This is a good idea for taking treats to someone’s home as you…

Simple Boy’s Haircut Tutorial

Simple boy's haircut hair cut nicholas

Cutting hair can save a family hundreds of dollars a year, not to mention the time it saves to not have to schedule and travel to appointments. I’ve been cutting my husband’s and boy’s (and girl’s) hair since God brought them into my life. I’m not an expert and I occasionally have a BIG OOOPS,…

Homemade Cinnamon Gift Tags: Kids Can Make This

cinnamon ornament gift tag Christmas

You’ve probably seen these delightful smelling cinnamon/glue/applesauce Christmas ornaments before. We’ve made them several different years. This year we added puff paint and Sharpies to spiff up our ornaments and to make them do double duty as adorable gift tags. Cinnamon Ornaments 1 1/2 cups cinnamon 1 cup applesauce 1/3 cup white school glue Mix…

Make Your Own Healthy Baby Food

We don’t buy baby food. Well, I did buy a couple jars when Bella (our 10th) was about 8 months old, but other than that we don’t buy baby food. We buy real food and prepare it for our baby. Cheaper, healthier and simpler well not more simple, but still fairly simple. I don’t have…

Cowboy Cupcake Tutorial

Cowboy Cupcakes

After years of not being able to make fun, pretty birthday cakes, the kids and I are completely addicted to crafting adorable cupcakes thanks to  Hello, Cupcake! (Check out our hamburger and ant cupcakes and the spaghetti and meatball cupcakes.) So for Nicholas’ third birthday we decided to do both cowboy and horse cupcakes. These…

Glass Front Cabinet Makeover

Glass front cabinet makeover

We have a great kitchen, it’s bigger than any kitchen we’ve ever had before. However, four out of seven top cabinets in our kitchen have open or glass fronts. Great for displaying pretty china or serving pieces, but not great if you have 10 kids and need the space for food storage. Despite my best…

Whole Wheat Bread Baking 101: 4 Moms

100% Whole wheat bread sliced

Welcome to this week’s edition of 4 Moms, 35 Kids: How Moms of Many Manage.  This week the 4 moms are talking about baking bread, sharing our recipes and inviting you to link up. Our family has been baking our own whole wheat bread for more than 10 years, well except for the pickled wheat…

Marshmallow Gun Tutorial

marhsmallow gun shooter

These marshmallow guns are fun, inexpensive and simple gifts to make.  They are ideal gifts  for kids and husbands of all ages.  Rather than spending big money on Nerf guns, just get yourself over to the hardware store, shell out a few bucks and spend a quiet evening making several of these fun marshmallow shooters….

Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

Savannah flower on headband

I’m sure you’ve seen the little crocheted baby hats with huge flowers on them, so cute.  Since I love making baby hats I was on the look out for a way to inexpensively incorporate these huge flowers, different colors with different hats to match different outfits. These inexpensive, easy to make flower hair clips fit…