Celebrate Earth Month with a Green Works Giveaway

Enter to win a Green Works prize package that includes a $100 Target gift card, along with several Green Works products that are perfect for spring cleaning, DIY, or upcycling projects.

Yesterday I shared how to upcycle vintage cake tins into awesome kitchen light fixtures. Today I'm super excited to partner with Green Works, in offering a giveaway! Just wait until you see everything this giveaway includes. Woohoo! If you're working on an upcycling project of your own or a Green Work of Art, Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner does {Read More...}

How to Upcycle Vintage Cake Tins to DIY Light Fixtures

Create a farmhouse kitchen look with DIY light fixtures upcycled from vintage cake tins. How to create a charming look with affordable and simple kitchen lighting.

Earth Day gives me reason to share yet another project, aka a Green Work of Art we've been working on, only this time with a vintage flare. I can't even tell you how much I'm loving my vintage cake tins upcycled to DIY light fixtures. They are the first step to a farmhouse kitchen transformation I'm working on. A little paint goes a long way, as do {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 128}

Inspire Me Wednesday Travel, Earth Day, Gardening, and Food Features {Adventures of Mel}

Today just so happens to be Earth Day, and to celebrate, a few of this week's features are geared toward gardening, the great outdoors, and more. You'll even find a delicious cake decorated especially for this day. Be sure to check out our features, and link up your own crafts, DIY projects, recipes, and travel adventures! Happy Wednesday and Happy {Read More...}

How to Make Truffula Tree Cake Pops

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, make your own Truffula Tree Cake Pops, using cotton candy. Just in time for Earth Day or even a fun snack to add to your list of Dr. Seuss birthday party ideas. Scrumptious too!

If you've watched Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, you've seen those beautiful, colorful, cloud-like Truffula Trees. Well, back when I was in my cake pop making craze, I racked my brain for a creative cake pop idea. That's when I remembered Earth Day.... and then I thought of The Lorax and how perfect Truffula Tree cake pops would be for this occasion. So, I {Read More...}

How to Fight Child Hunger Here and Now

Kids have the best ideas, especially when it comes to issues like that of child hunger and making sure other kids have the food they need. How you (and your family) can get involved in the fight against child hunger in your own community, right here… right now.

Child hunger in the United States... Yes, child hunger does exist all over the world, but it also exists right here at home. Hunger may affect the neighbor next door; it may affect your child's classmate or a friend who's just really good at hiding it or ashamed to talk about it. When I think about hungry kids, it makes me sad. Though I've never {Read More...}

Inspire Me Wednesday Linky Party {Issue 127}

Inspire Me Wednesday Recipe, Printable, and Sewing Craft Features {Adventures of Mel}

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, people are hitting their local garden centers like they're goin' out of style. This week's features are full of inspiration for the spring season, including yummy foods, handy printable crafts, and a travel adventure that will probably make you want to hop on a plane. Be sure to link up {Read More...}

Kid Recipes: Easy Minecraft Cake

Hosting a Minecraft party? Celebrating with a Minecraft birthday? How to make an easy Minecraft cake with a simple cake mix recipe that doubles as a fun kid recipe. Add in Oreos, cream cheese, and strawberries. But be warned! It’s such a scrumptious cake, it will vanish into thin air!

That's right! We have another Minecraft Cake for all you Minecraft fans. Only this time we added Oreos, cream cheese, and strawberries into the whole shebang. This particular cake is based on Cake from the Minecraft game. Jacob started talking about making it a little while ago, and we began to think about how we'd make this epic cake. Between this {Read More...}

Experience gMovies: Free Trial and Giveaway

gMovies Faith Friendly Movies

It's Friday, and on most Fridays around our home, that means family movie night! Woot! I love movie night. We usually let the kids pick out what we're going to watch. Out come the movie snacks and on goes the movie. Now we have even more options with gMovies. Stay tuned because I'm offering all of my readers a 2-week FREE trial below, and 1 reader {Read More...}