Holidays and Occasions

Easter is a holiday that I have loved ever since I was a little girl. There was just something about waking up Sunday morning to a wonderful breakfast, putting on that brand new Easter dress and gloves and heading out to the sunrise service at church. The Easter basket would be brimming full of delectable chocolates and candies and our family would get together in celebration.

Now that I have my own two... Read more
Even though there is currently a thin layer of snow on the ground outside our home, my mind has quickly shifted to spring and all that it brings. I love the thought of blooming flowers, a nice breeze and the Easter season that is upon us. March is also bringing several sweet babies into our lives this year from some close friends. So, spring is highly anticipated!

Browsing iCraft Gifts has brought me great... Read more
Are you feeling lucky? St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and now is a great time to start browsing for the perfect pieces to accent your day. iCraft is full of fun ideas to make sure you aren't left being pinched! Here are a few of my favorite finds.

Silver Clover Leaf Necklace

What a beautiful way to bring the four leaf clover with you all day. It isn't green, but I'm... Read more
It’s that time of year again, where commercially we tell the ones we love that we love them! We all know we don’t need one specific day to do this, and most of us do it on a daily basis.

Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday this year, and for those who work full time, scrambling to leave work to meet your honey for a romantic dinner, you end up paying for over-priced food and sitting in a... Read more
Having kids has made me more interested in creating Valentine's Cards . I love playing around with different textures and coming up with ideas that will make my kids smile. I also love to see some of the gorgeous cards being created by our very own iCraft store owners. You can find so many styles and types to suit your special Valentine. Here are a few of my favorite picks.

Cupcake Valentine Card... Read more
In just a few short days we will be celebrating a New Year! While we generally hang out around our home to ring it in, I do like to have a few fun crafts as well as make the house look festive. I received an old window frame for Christmas that I can hardly wait to use to re-decoracte our mantel. Some of these craft ideas will work perfectly with my gorgeous new/old piece. I hope you enjoy these as much as I... Read more
Once again its that time of year for gift wrapping and gift giving. How many times have you heard people say "good things come in small packages" !

Well here is an idea that I have been using for many years to make little packages for wrapping tiny gifts .

All you need is some greeting cards (used ones work just fine), a ruler, a pencil and some scissors. Almost all greeting cards are... Read more
Growing up, my favorite part of Christmas was opening the stocking . It seems everyone in the family had their own method of doing this. There are the "dumpers" (dump it all out in a pile and then dig through the loot) and the "pickers" (one by one pick things out of the stocking and examine carefully). When I was younger I was definitely a dumper, but now I like to savor every moment of... Read more
I am hosting a cookie exchange and play date this week and I was wondering what to bake this year. Both my girls love the mint flavor and I finally found this recipe that my girls devilishly loved!

Eggless Butter Mint Cookies

I ngredients:

1 cup butter softened

3/4 cup finely crushed butter mints (I used Saybon But'r mints)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp water

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp... Read more
As the year winds down, we gear up for the holidays. We shop, cook, wrap presents, bake, host and attend holiday parties, work events, and decorate the inside and outside of our homes. December is always a whirlwind of activity. Through it all we find ourselves with paper cuts from wrapping presents, flour in our hair, last minute RSVPs that make you re-jig the dinner table setting. And the dreaded mall parking... Read more

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