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Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies!

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My friend and neighbor graciously shared her grandma's famous sugar cookie recipe with me ... and you! These are sooooo good. I was so thrilled when she agreed to share the recipe with us. Plus, I'll show you how I used some of the Home + Made line to package these for easy gift giving! Here's the recipe -- and some shopping tips for you, too! … [Read more...]

Kids Thanksgiving Treat Idea — Graham Cracker Wheat Stalks!!

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It seems we are always looking for a fun way to present a treat for the holidays or school gatherings. These little graham cracker “wheat stalks” would be so cute lining a kids table at Thanksgiving time. Even better, you could put the older kids in charge of making and displaying them for the younger ones…win win! I used peanutbutter for the filling….but you could use something else if you … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Bring a Pop of Color Into Your Home!

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I love a clean look -- whites and grays are my favorites! But the reason they work so well for me is that I love a hint of color!   The #1905Cottage is so small - I knew a white overall color palette was the way to go. I painted all of the rooms white and concentrated on very simple decor. And I love the way it turned out. I love bringing in different POPS of color for different … [Read more...]

Southwestern Tatertots Casserole Recipe!

Easy and delicious southwestern tatertots casserole. a family taste pleaser!

With a name like Tatertots & Jello - of course I have a tatertots recipe that we love!!! LOL. I started my blog as a personal blog - not knowing what could happen. And I am so grateful for everything that has happened. But here is a recipe that my kids love. And it's SO easy to make!! I am sharing a family favorite at my house. It's a Southwestern Tatertots Casserole. My kids love … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas!

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November's just around the corner, and it's time to start planning for Thanksgiving! To whet your appetite, I'm so excited to feature these great ideas -- 22 DIY Thanksgiving Ideas! Stuffing Thanksgiving Printable @ Nest of Posies  Wheat Bundle Centerpiece @ Uncommon Designs  Gold Tipped Cork Leaf Wreath @ Shaken Together  Elegant Pumpkin Succulent Planter @ Tidy … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 23 Halloween Party Recipes!

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I LOVE this time of the year!  There's nothing more fun than gathering family and friends around and celebrating! Here are 23 easy and amazing Halloween party recipes you can make for a spooky party or family get-together!  Jello Jar Monsters @ Echoes of Laughter  Halloween Macarons @ Steph in Thyme for Landee See, Landee Do  No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jack-o-Lanterns @ Classy … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $200 Skin Care Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

Win Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment (over $200 value!)

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I've been working on taking time for myself this last year -- which as you know, is extra hard to do as a mom! I knew I needed to work on being healthier and happier. I took up running (I'm excited to share more about that soon, too). And I've been eating much healthier. And I've also learned that when I look better, I feel better. When I was younger, I spent a lot of time outside in the sun. I … [Read more...]

Halloween Snack Mixes

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 Hey Tatertots and Jello readers! I'm Aimee from The Elephant of Surprise, where I blog about parties, holidays, and craft ideas for kids. Thanks for having me, Jen--I'm thrilled to be here! Today I'm bringing you guys three tasty Halloween snack mixes that come together in a flash and add a festive, Halloween vibe to snack time. They're also kind of fun to display and pretty to look … [Read more...]

THE Best Basic Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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My friend and neighbor makes the most amazing Peanut Butter Cookies. And for Halloween she dips the wings in chocolate and sprinkles. They are delightful! And I was so thrilled when she agreed to share the recipe with us.   One thing I love about these cookies is that you can shape them into any type of shape for any holiday or occasion. They are delicious! Here's the recipe: … [Read more...]

Easy Paper Plate Halloween Masks!

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I'm so excited to be a part of the new Michaels Makers team, sponsors of this post! This month Michaels asked us to make a costume idea for Halloween. And I thought it would be fun to make some easy masks. This craft is so fun to make with kids. My kids loved making them! I was surprised, even my 15 year old loved coming up with mask ideas. We had a great afternoon together getting … [Read more...]

Halloween Gallery Wall and Free Printables!

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My amazing photographer sister Wendy took some haunted pictures of my kids a couple of years ago when the #1905Cottage was under restoration. They turned out so great and creepy. I thought they would be so fun to have printed from Shutterfly's wood art to create a Halloween Gallery Wall. I love the way the wood grain shows through in their wood wall art. And I thought it would super cool with the … [Read more...]

Halloween Straws Free Printable

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Hi everyone, it's Kiki from Kiki and Company and I am so happy to be back this month sharing another really fun Halloween Straws Free printable project with you! I love the little details that make a party perfect. I thought these straw printables would be perfect for your Halloween bash! This set comes with 3 different options. They are super simple to put together. Simply download, print … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Porch Decor

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One of my favorite things to do for each season or holiday is to decorate my porch! I decided to do something new on my porch at the 1905 cottage: I decided to try a bat theme! I got out my chevron bat wreath and my Halloween countdown calendar (with bats!). And then I added some new elements! So, when Command Brand sent me to the new Command Outdoor products, I couldn't wait to try them out. I … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 DIY Fall and Halloween Wreaths!

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I love both Fall and Halloween, and there were so many good ideas for both linked up this week! I'm excited to share a few of my favorites: 20 DIY Fall & Halloween Wreaths! Easy Monogram Wreath @ The Girl Creative  Black & White BOO Wreath @ The Crafted Sparrow  Flying Witch Wreath @ Landee See Landee Do  Wheat & Burlap Wreath @ Uncommon Designs  … [Read more...]