{valentine’s ideas}

Feb
02
14

Well, we are snowed in. The major storm going across the nation visited our lovely town last night, and we have spent the day just lounging around and enjoying being in our pajamas. I (of course) took the opportunity to go online and browse for a bit.Here are a few ideas for Valentine's Day that I just love...Lovesicles, by Craftberry BushHeart Cake, by I am BakerHeart Candy Dishes, by Eighteen25Burlap Pennant, by Craft-O-ManiacRuffle Rosette Heart Shirt, by Occasionally CraftyValentine's Day Pillows, by Slippery Soup.....Good news! I should have a couple of tutorials coming very soon! In anticipation of the big storm, everyone else headed to the grocery store for staples (I already had … [Continue reading...]



{yummy super bowl food}

Feb
01
14

First of all, can I just say how EXCITED I am about the Super Bowl this year? We are huge Steelers fans, and we can't wait! To win, that is. :)The only thing better than the game itself is all the yummy food, and in anticipation of the party we're going to, I thought I would share some the mouthwatering ideas I found in my search......Football Jersey Cookies, by Brown Eyed BakerFootball Cookies, by Brown Eyed Baker.....BBQ Bacon Sliders, by Our Best Bites.....BLT Dip, by The Girl Who Ate Everything.....Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings, by My Baking Addiction.....Loaded Nachos, by Two Peas and their Pod.....Peanut Butter & Chocolate Popcorn, by brown paper packagesThis recipe was created … [Continue reading...]



{monday update}

Jan
31
20

Happy Monday everyone!Well, my plans for the week have changed quite a bit since Saturday. I had several projects I was working on, and excited to get done this weekend when my husband was home.However...Despite the 8-9 inches of snow we received during the night, I still decided to go outside and do my long run on Saturday morning. Doing anything over 5 miles on the treadmill makes me a crazy person, so I threw on my yaktrax, and off I went. Since I'm training for my first marathon, not doing it wasn't an option, so I braved all the looks of the normal people with snowblowers as I went along. The end result? I threw out my back overcompensating for all the snow and haven't been able to … [Continue reading...]



{a place for everything…featuring Tater Tots & Jello}

Jan
28
28

Hi there! I’m Jen from Tatertots &Jello!I’m so excited to be here at Brown Paper Packages -- one of my favorite creative blogs!! I am not a very organized person, but there have been so many wonderful projects floating around the blogworld lately that have really inspired me to try to get my home a little more orderly. I’d love to share my latest project with you – My $6 Makeup Drawer Makeover!! My makeup drawer is always a mess. I am embarrassed to show you the before picture – it is terrible. Basically all of my makeup, lotions and toothpaste is shoved in a drawer. This drawer definitely needed a makeover!I found these containers at my local Dollar Tree.And last week I saw … [Continue reading...]



{valentine’s day tea party}

Jan
27
14

Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a tea party, and I have some fun and yummy ideas for you!I found the cookie recipe on the back of an old favorite--Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. This mix is so versatile, and always popular, but can easily replace it with your own favorite sugar cookie recipe. Then about a week or so ago, I saw some pink hot chocolate mix in Michael's. It was super cute, but also really expensive. It started me thinking, and even though I didn't know how to make true hot chocolate pink (pink + brown??), I did have a yummy white hot chocolate recipe that I could try it with......Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies1 package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix (prepared as … [Continue reading...]



{conversation blocks…revisited}

Jan
27
2

I've had several e-mails asking about the conversation blocks, and what to do if you didn't have a Silhouette or access to vinyl. Well...I've got an easy and inexpensive answer for you! Erica, over at Snippets of Wonderful, created her own version, using a printer and scrapbook paper! SO cute! Using materials you already have on hand is always fabulous!Click HERE for the tutorial. Don't you love that scrapbook paper? Perfect! … [Continue reading...]