Oreo Chicks

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Spring is here, and I thought some cute little Oreo Chicks would be SO fun! Aren't they adorable! My kids helped with these--I love being able to work with them in the kitchen, and when it's around holiday, it's always exciting. We had a great time!   They're perfect for school classrooms, Easter parties and egg hunts, and even as favors at your Easter table. They've always been a huge hit whenever I've served them, and who can resist a chocolate covered Oreo?  Not me!!! ITEMS YOU NEED: Double Stuf Oreos Yellow Candy Melts Orange Candy Melts Pretzel Sticks Mini Chocolate Chips DIRECTIONS: 1. Melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions. 2. Dip Oreos into the … [Continue reading...]

{older than dirt}


Tonight we went to a surprise party for one of our closest friends 40th birthday, and it was just SO fun. He was totally surprised, and his wife did a fabulous job planning and executing it. We laughed and laughed, ate a ton of yummy food, and did A LOT of teasing.You can't have a milestone birthday without some ribbing!We did use actual dirt, but you could also crush up Oreos instead, to make it edible!You could also do several of these jars, and use them as centerpieces for a milestone party...ITEMS NEEDED:mason jardirt (or crushed Oreos)ribbontag--scrapbook paper, card stock, distress inkvinyl (I used the Wish I Was Taller font)You can download tags for the 30th, 40th, 50th, and 60th … [Continue reading...]

{giveaway} Shabby Apple


****GIVEAWAY CLOSED***How would you like to celebrate spring with a darling new dress?I would!Shabby Apple has THE most darling women's dresses. There are just SO many that I love.-- {LOVE}The styles of their vintage dresses are so flattering, along with the fabulous colors they come in. I would like one of each, please!Well, I'm thrilled to tell you that this week, you have a chance to win this beauty!TO ENTER:(you MUST be a brown paper packages follower and have a US shipping address to enter)~Please leave a separate comment for each entry~1. Visit Shabby Apple, then come back and tell me your favorite dress!2. Like Shabby Apple on … [Continue reading...]



Guess what!?Brown paper packages is finally joining the rest of the world, and now has a facebook page!Wahoo!I'd love to have all of you like me. :)Check out my left sidebar, I made it easy for you......In other news, I went through my second ipod in 7 months today, thanks to the rain.It was raining while I was running, but it wasn't a downpour. I had it either under my jacket, or zipped inside the pocket the whole time.Ugh.Right now it's sitting in our 50 lb. bag or rice, and I'm hoping it will magically bring it back to life. I don't think my husband will be too excited about buying a third one in less than year. … [Continue reading...]

{yummy easter menu ideas}


Don't you just love holidays? It's all about the food, baby. I love deciding what we're going to eat, and whether it's trying new recipes, or enjoying our family favorites, it's wonderful!Easter is one of my favorites, because I love ham. In fact, I'm still trying to get my family to eat ham on Thanksgiving, but so far that's a no go. It's also springtime, which is my second favorite season (after fall), and that means that the world is starting to be green again, and that lemon, and strawberries, and bright fresh flavors are sounding perfect.So...I went on the search this week and just looked for recipes that caught my eye. I found SO many that I wanted to try...HOW do I choose? Whether … [Continue reading...]

{little boys’ faux ties}


It's a tradition--new ties for Easter. The girls always get new dresses, and I try my darndest to get them all to "go" together. It wouldn't be so hard, except that my oldest (a boy) refuses to wear anything pink. LOL. This year I decided to make it easier on myself and skipped the pink--the girls are in pale yellow and white, while the boys are in navy and white.Am I the only one that makes myself crazy trying to find Easter outfits? Autie, over at iCandy handmade shows us how to make these darling faux ties...I just might have to pull out my sewing machine for this one! Think of all the possibilities...any fabric you want! Even pink!Click HERE for the tutorial!..... … [Continue reading...]