Holidays and Occasions

It is finally October and Halloween is right around the corner . I especially love to day dream of different costumes to create for the kids as well as fun sweet treats. Several of our iCraft community members have been busy creating gorgeous Halloween inspired creations that will get you into the spirit. Here are some of my favorite picks.

Candy Corn Soapsickles

Are these for eating or bathing? They... Read more
With so many friends pregnant lately I am in the baby shower planning mood . I really love the idea of a gender reveal party. It is a nice way to surprise family and friends when so many are finding out the gender these days. Here are a few ideas I have seen that I think are absoultely adorable!

Gender Reveal Cake

I had a friend who decided to do a gender reveal cake. All you have to do is bake a cake... Read more
Let's talk about eggs. Easter 2012 is only a few weeks away, the Easter Bunny is setting up shop at the mall, and kids are gearing up for Easter egg hunts in the yard.

Easter 2012 falls on April 8th in 2012, so let's get cracking! Here are a few easy, fun Easter egg crafts and activities for families and kids :
1. Hollow Eggs to hang or display
Creating and decorating hollowed-out Easter... Read more
A few fun and easy ideas for making Valentine's Day 2012 the sweetest one yet!

Sweet things to do on Valentine’s Day, Part One , explored some fun and creative options to make Valentine’s Day unique and memorable this year. Read on for more tips on creating a night to remember for the “him” or “her” in your life:

Create a craft. This is iCraft, after all. Even if you... Read more
Some sweet and simple ways to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Long before it was a Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day was a celebration reserved for enjoying the love in your life. But what to do during those precious hours after work?

“Date night on a Tuesday? No fun,” you might think. But why not?

If you think outside the box, Valentine’s Day 2012 can be a fun and memorable one to... Read more
Every February 14 th , there's no doubt that many women expect to be treated to flowers, fancy dinners, or French perfume. We might be taken on a romantic date night, or spoiled with a special evening. And what do men get?

Neckties. Boxer shorts. A new wallet, maybe. And everyone's favorite gift to the waistline - chocolate!

Ladies, help the man in your life look forward to Valentine’s Day a... Read more
It’s the new year, and we’ve all noticed that pink and red heart-shaped boxes already line the aisles at the local pharmacy. Glittering picture frames and toy gorillas in heart-patterned boxer shorts can’t be far behind. And I can’t believe it! Valentine's Day , already?

See, January presents an interesting dilemma for me. I love the Christmas holidays, and I tend to keep my tree up... Read more
Don’t let lofty goals get in the way of daily victories! Remember, life’s a journey, not a destination.

As we enter the home stretch of 2011, many of us are out and about, shopping or preparing for a big night that celebrates the past year and anticipates a new one.

2012 is just a few short hours away, and with it come new opportunities. Tabula rasa . Time to wake up earlier, get to the gym more... Read more
Every year around Christmas I pickup my camera and walk around the city trying to capture some nice holiday and winter shots. Unfortunately, this year we have no snow in Toronto and it doesn't look very Christmasy outside right now.

Actually, it was so warm this December that my plants on the balcony didn't freeze and I still see flowers when I look through my balcony door. :) That's not the Toronto... Read more
Here's an easy cookie recipe that you might want to try this Christmas. Spicy Salt and Pepper Chocolate Cookies

Cookie Recipe

(Adapted from Marguerite Henderson's - Small Sweet Treats )

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper... Read more



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