I love to take on simple DIY projects in the winter time. I definitely don’t want to be outside so why not spend the weekends making something cute for my house? Click on these fun features to find how-to’s and inspiration to keep the winter-blahs away. Let’s create some fun, friends! [Read more…]
Thank you to HONEY MAID Graham Crackers for sponsoring this post.
I’m big on holiday traditions in our household. My childhood memories are packed full of them and I want my kids to grow up experiencing that same kind of fun. One such tradition that I love at Christmas time is the building, eating, and decorating of gingerbread houses. It simply wouldn’t seem like Christmas without this tradition!
My mother always said that I would eat a piece of candy and then decorate with one. Eat and repeat. She would go to Walmart and purchase a variety of my favorite candy for our gingerbread houses. It was like Christmas came early when I’d see those Walmart bags full of candy sitting atop our kitchen counter in mid December each year.
I enjoy passing down traditions like these to my daughter and she eats it up, literally. I also like to put my own spin on my favorite holiday traditions occasionally. We still shop at Walmart and Walmart.com for candy but instead of making houses of gingerbread, we use HONEY MAID Graham Crackers.
HONEY MAID Graham Crackers provides wholesome nutrition for my growing toddler and she adores the sweet, delicious taste of these graham crackers. It’s a win-win when it comes to a snack time solution and for simplicity in building candy houses!
I love how easy it is to build graham cracker houses, even for tiny fingers. We like to make several miniature houses so eventually we have a little village of them. We pretend like Sour Patch Kids, which just so happens to be my favorite candy of all time, are real kids and Teddy Grahams are their bear friends. Oh how my daughter loves to play “house” with these candies!
When it comes to decorating graham cracker houses, I like to use a miniature muffin pan to sort and display the candy. Not only does it look cute, but it keeps things organized so my little one can concentrate on her edible art. She’s a lot like me, she believes in the “eat and repeat” method too! A muffin pan allows for easy refills of disappearing candy.
Along with an assortment of candy, I also provide icing or melted chocolate which is the glue that sticks the candy to the graham cracker houses. My favorite melting chocolate is the Wilton brand which can be found at Walmart. My toddler and I like to pretend like we are putting shingles on the roof as we “glue” candy to the roofs of our graham cracker houses. It’s so much fun!
Aren’t holiday traditions the best? I hope you will makeHONEY MAID Graham Crackers houses with your family this holiday season! Unlike stale gingerbread, your kids will actually want to eat these after they’ve built and decorated them, and you will too. Tag me on instagram (@jenn_pilgrim) with your graham cracker house creations! I would love to feature them.
Visit HolidayHoneymaid.com to learn more about the different varieties of HONEY MAID Graham Crackers available at Walmart for your next baking project. Merry Christmas, y’all!
We’re so stoked that it’s finally Pumpkinber (it’s what I call the weeks that span September & October) that we decided to feature some pumpkin crafts again this week. Sorry . . . not sorry!! Can’t get enough. Enjoy these spectacular pumpkins.
Welcome to Moonlight & Mason Jars #124
Old is the new “new” y’all and that makes this crafty girl very happy. How fun is it to take something weathered and make it beautiful again? These five Refinished & Repurposed DIY projects from bloggers who linked up with us last week will blow your mind. They’ll also make you want to go antiquing. Thanks for the inspiration ladies! Let’s all share these amazing posts. Deal?
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It finally happened…
I knocked a bottle of garlic salt out of my over-crowded spice cabinet and it shattered to pieces.
My dog ate some so that was the last straw people. I’m tired of not being able to quickly and effortlessly find a certain spice when I need it.
Now presenting the DIY or Buy magnetic spice rack storage solution.
First, get cha some tins.
I bought online at Specialtybottle.com for 55 cents each. These have screw tops. I’ve heard horror stories in researching this project of other spice tin lids coming off & spilling everywhere. I’ve had enough spillage issues.
Second, buy some magnetic strips. I bought mine at the Container Store for $12.99 each.
Third, you’ll need some chalkboard paint. I prefer Hobby Lobby for these kinds of things. The spray paint was $7.49. Just get the spray paint and keep it simple. No need to get a paint brush involved here.
Fourth, you’ll need some adhesive magnets. I bought 1″ magnets. They were $1.49 at Hobby Lobby.
Oh, and don’t forget chalk. Do I really need to post a picture of chalk here? Ok good…moving on.
Wait, I feel bad. Here you go.
That’s all you need! Easy peasy.
Now, spray those babies down. You will want to do an additional coat a few hours after the first one.
Wait several hours and prime the lids by turning the chalk on it’s side and rubbing the lid with it. Then wipe it off with a paper towel. This keeps scratches from occurring as you write on these lids with your chalk. Label your lids, apply your adhesive magnets, mount your magnetic strips to the wall, & enjoy!
This has made my cooking life so much easier and it’s kind of fun to reach up and grab whatever spice I need and unscrew the lid. I give myself a mental pat on the back with each use of this simple spice rack storage system.
It’s totally ok to be lazy and just buy a spice rack like this. Go for it!
Here’s a couple that are for sale.
Click on the photo to purchase.