9 layer Cheesecake, Pie, Cake, heaven on a fork, Heck on your hips!  (PIECAKEN) I saw this cake/cheesecake/pie on Studio 5 from Wendy Paul and just had to make my own version of it for our family Christmas Eve Party.  Our family is all about the food and games!  This cake takes a good amount of […]

9 layer cheesecake, pie, cake heaven on a fork, Heck on your hips! (piecaken)

   Our family sleeps over in the city on the 23 of December we look at the lights on Temple Square,  eat out, swim in the pool and go to a movie.  But my favorite thing to do is look at the windows in the Grand America Hotel.  Its warm inside,  you can eat a macaroon or two and […]

La Bonne Vie at the Grand America

How many wreaths can one girl have?  Really…. I had a day off last week and what did I do make more Christmas decorations.  I just love listening to music and playing with all my ribbons and glue guns  yes that’s plural!! I saw this wreath over at tatertotsandjello made by the darling Tauni Everett.  […]

modern, vintage Holiday wreath tutorial

Now that Christmas is almost here!!  ONE WEEK YIKES.  I wanted to get started on turning my Christmas wreaths into winter wreaths.  I love to have wreaths on my front door because I teach out of my house and I  love to make my students feel welcome when they come up my long drive.  BloomNation has […]

How to create a Winter wreath from your Christmas left overs

 Have I said this yet, that this hack is the easyist one that I did?  Well it’s so easy that I made 10 of these in 20 min that’s including tying the bows and writing on the tag!!  1. grab as many of these you can from Ikea they are a dollar and wash them. […]

Ikea Hack #5 Santas Milk Jug

This “Ikea hack” (Sumula tray 2$) has made an appearance at two weddings and a few  parties I’ve done. I have made it in all sorts of colors.  It is the fastest way to get a matching tray for any party! All you have to do is  spray paint the back of the tray.   skill level beginner […]

Ikea hack #4 neighbor gifts. Decorative trays

This hack was a goodie but oldie for me.  I’ve done this for a few parties to make it more personal.  But I wanted to try something new and easier.  It was a Pintrest fail!!  more on that later.  ok this is very cute and my 12 year old loved helping me, cause well you  […]

Neighbor gifts Ikea hack #3 personalized plate, and free printabl

Day two of the very inexpensive Ikea hacks gifts that you can make for your neighbors.  This one is my favorite one.  I just love how they turned out.  supper easy of course.  so lets get started. You can do this two ways  the first takes a little more time but looks better up close  […]

Neighbor gift Ikea hack number 2 painted bread boards