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Great Ideas — 20 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Ideas!!

Last Minute Preparations are happening all across the United States for a VERY thankful HOLIDAY. Families are preparing for relatives to arrive, lists are being made and checked off.   ...And Tatertots and Jello is no exception we are busy checking out the FABULOUS link ups.  Let us help you finish up those last minute decorating ideas with quick, easy, fast ideas.  Be sure to check out the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas – – 20 Beautiful Christmas Projects!!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.    Ev'rywhere you go;  Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again  With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas  Toys in ev'ry store  But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be  On your own front door. " There were so many Gorgeous Christmas Projects linked up, I just had to … [Read more...]

Make a Thankful Jar Centerpiece {Thanksgiving Jars}!!

While I am going through the awesome link-ups in the Weekend Wrap Up Party this week, here's an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your Thanksgiving this year -- Thankful Jars: Here's a last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. You can make this for next to nothing. The first thing I did was I took some spaghetti jars and took the labels off Then I poured a small amount of paint in … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap up Party – – and For All Time Clocks Giveaway!!

WOOT WOOT!!! It's FRIDAY -- Welcome to the Party!! Update -- a winner has been announced. It's Carrie from Project Possessed. Congratulations Carrie!! Today's giveaway is from a fabulous company -- who's all about Preserving time, oh and a little bit of memories all at the same time!! For All Time Clocks has a  love for beautiful, handmade clocks with a digital design … [Read more...]

Make a Bejeweled Christmas Tree {holiday tutorial}!!

Hi, my name is Anna, and I blog at My Life and Kids. I'm thrilled to be visiting at Tatertots & Jello today! I had three kids in three years and whew has my life changed! Just a few years ago I had a job I loved, a house in the city and a social life. Now I stay home with my three kids, I live in the suburbs, I wear mom jeans, AND I drive a minivan! In my spare time, I blog about it all … [Read more...]

Making the Perfect French Macaron!!

I had the wonderful opportunity to get together with some great friends last Saturday at Shelley's home for a FABULOUS night of Macaron baking, taught by the adorable Mercedes White from Mercedes Macarons. Me, Lara, Elizabeth, Shelley, Amy, Amelia, Emily, Mercedes {Thank you Elizabeth  of Dear Lizzy for the great photos} I learned so much!! First of all -- do you know what the … [Read more...]

Make a Holiday Stenciled Sign {Christmas tutorial}

I am getting so excited to get my Holiday Decorations out. It snowed a few days ago and I just couldn't resist making something festive and Christmas-y! I decided to make a Holiday project using some of the new MS paint and mediums. I had a broken, old shelf sitting out in my garage waiting for the trash. I cut off the broken part, then cut the good part half and  reattached the pieces … [Read more...]

Getting Organized — How to Organize Your Closet & Dresser!!

Hello there Tatertots & Jello readers, I am super excited to be back here with you!  Today I am sharing with you how I organize my dresser and closet.  Yep, I am actually going to show you insidemy dresser and closet {gasp}!!! Usually dressers and closets look organized from the outside but do you ever wonder what is going on behind closed doors or inside the dresser drawers?  Well I … [Read more...]

What Sparks your Creativity?

  What did we do before Pinterest came into our lives? I am a visual person and I love that I can create a board there with ideas for a room and that room comes to life for me. I did that for my Kitchen Redmodel and even though I came up with my own style and projects for the space, having that visual board as inspiration really sparked my creativity. I know I have mentioned my … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Holiday Ladder — to display cards or advent calendars {Christmas tutorial}

This might be my favorite project of 2011... I don't know. I really like it a lot. I have been looking for a good place to hang holiday cards. Then I had to come up for a project for our little web show -- Get A Little Creative in June and I thought a ladder might be a festive idea. I looked around for a vintage ladder at some thrift stores, but after coming up empty-handed, I decided to try my … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — { 23 DeliciousThanksgiving Recipes}

This might be the most DELICIOUS time of the year. Can you believe there is less than TWO weeks until Thanksgiving?? There were amazing recipe link-ups this week-- be sure to check them out for Thanksgiving culinary inspiration!!!     Chocolate Pilgrim's Hats @ The Gunny Sack Indian Corn Cupcakes @ Reading Confetti  Pumpkin Spice Cookies @ My Computer is my Canvas Pumpkin Cupcakes @ … [Read more...]

Great Ideas – – {28 Thankful Projects}

Ooh, the preparations that are currently happening in our homes!  Some of us are busy preparing for Thanksgiving while some of us are preparing for Christmas.  Either way, it is the busiest time of the year.  With so many things occurring it is easy to forgot what the true meaning behind both of the holidays are!  Make sure you STOP and appreciate the little things, because life, my friends, is … [Read more...]

Make Holiday Favors — Handmade Cinnamon Butter!!

  Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! Happy Fall!! Today I am going to share with you a really great favor for your Thanksgiving guests. I really love to send friends and family home with a little something that helps them remember the good times we shared at Thanksgiving. It is a simple recipe, packaged up extra cute. What I love about this is you can do these a few days in advance and have them … [Read more...]

Million Moms Challenge — When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go Quite as Expected…

I'm taking a small detour today from handmade goodness to talk about something that I am passionate about-- Healthy Mothers and Babies. Did you know that very 90 seconds a woman needlessly loses her life in pregnancy or childbirth??  And  80% of these deaths are preventable. I am proud to be a part of ABC News' Million Moms Challenge. If we find 100,000 people who sign on to the Million … [Read more...]

Getting Organized — My Family Message Center {take two}

I am not a naturally organized person. So one of the things that’s hard when my kids go back to school is keeping track of all of the papers and notes that come home in their backpacks. There have been many times that some “crucial” papers have been accidentally swept into the garbage in one of my efforts to tidy up my kitchen. And the kitchen is where everything seems to get dumped after … [Read more...]