Natural Decorated Sugar Cookies Decorate your christmas cookies with Coconut Cranberry and pistachios MyMommaToldMe.com

Natural Sugar Cookie Decorations

Here’s an easy way to elevate the simple Christmas sugar cookie to gourmet status!   I’d much rather reach for one of my Grandma’s Butter Ball cookies than a sugar cookie–but these More »

Apple Crisp Recipe with Store bought granola and cinnamon Recipe

Apple Crisp Recipe

Despite the 100 degree weather here in California, we are in the beginning of the Fall season!  Comfort food.  Holidays.  Oh boy!  My skinny jeans are actually shaking with fear!  Even though More »

Disney Frozen Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

Frozen Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Make your very own super-cute Frozen Christmas ornaments with a few items from your local craft store!  These cute little embellished frames would also be prefect gift tags for a little girl’s More »

Frozen’s Olaf CD Sleeve Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Frozen Christmas Ornament Make an Olaf CD sleeve ornement

I came across this wonderful idea of making a simple paper craft diorama while on a family trip to the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose back in August.  After finishing my Frozen Christmas Tree back in May, I thought this CD diorama idea would make a wonderful holiday ornament that kiddos could make at

Frozen Olaf Christmas Ornament

Disney Frozen Olaf CD Sleeve Christmas Ornament MyMommaToldMe.com

After creating ornaments for an Elsa and Anna themed Frozen Christmas tree last summer, I thought it’s about time I showed our beloved snowman Olaf some love too!  Here is my Olaf CD sleeve Christmas ornament craft (click here for full tutorial)! This is the picture that inspired my diorama-like CD sleeve Olaf Christmas ornament! 

Toilet Tube Thanksgiving Pilgrim and Indians Playset

Toilet tube thanksgiving pilgrim and indian playset MyMommaToldMe.com

We had so much fun creating this toilet tube Thanksgiving play set!  We started off with just a papa indian and then I went nuts creating a whole two families while my 5-year-old son had quickly lost interest! These toilet tube creations ended up having so much character!  My favorite is the little indian girl

Thanksgiving Toilet Tube Turkey Craft

Toilet Tube Craft Cute Paper Turkey Thanksgiving Craft by MyMommaToldMe.com

I had been saving toilet tubes for a rainy day!  With a bored kindergartner who was getting super-interested in the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I finally found the perfect way to use my stash!  Behold!  Our super-cute toilet tube turkey! She was super-easy to create!  We wrapped the tube with brown construction paper and secured with

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 38

Day 38 What to eat on Dr Fuhrmans Eat to Live Nutritarian plan

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan again, (yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman  until I reach that magic number!  I will be posting

Cupcake Themed Christmas Tree

Cupcake Themed Christmas tree by MyMommaToldMe.com

I have a thing for themed Christmas trees (see Frozen Tree, Chinese New Years Tree)!  What can I say?  It started at a young age and I’ve never grown out of it!  Here is my latest creation: a cupcake tree!  Last year my Pinterest board, “Gifts for the Cupcake Queen” was selected for the 2013

Cupcake Christmas Tree Ornament Collection

Cupcake Christmas Ornament Collection MyMommaToldMe.com

After a year of collecting cupcake Christmas ornaments on sale (tip: wait till after Christmas to scoop these up, they end up going back on sale next Christmas but cost waaaay more!), I am ready to decorate my my daughter’s cupcake-themed mini Christmas tree!  Check out the completed cupcake Christmas tree here!  Here are some

Cupcake Christmas Tree Skirt

Cupcake Christmas Tree Skirt MyMommaToldMe.com

Have you seen the new cupcake Christmas tree?!  Make sure to check it out here and see more shots of the beautifully sweet little ornaments here!  I contemplated making a more elaborate cupcake themed tree skirt, but my ambitions are always to big for my “to do” list!  Instead I opted to re-use my favorite

Natural Sugar Cookie Decorations

Natural Decorated Sugar Cookies Decorate your christmas cookies with Coconut Cranberry and pistachios MyMommaToldMe.com

Here’s an easy way to elevate the simple Christmas sugar cookie to gourmet status!   I’d much rather reach for one of my Grandma’s Butter Ball cookies than a sugar cookie–but these cookies really changed my mind!  I picked up this Trader Joe’s sugar cookie mix kit a few years back and made these beautiful

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 37

Day 37 What to Eat on Dr Fuhrman Eat to Live Nutritarian Plan menu ideas

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan again, (yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman  until I reach that magic number!  I will be posting

The Power of Paint: Two-Tone Kitchen

DIY two tone Kitchen painting kitchen cabinets galley kitchen layout cheap kitchen remodel ideas MyMommaToldMe.com

This was our kitchen on the day of the open house.  As a first-time home buyer, I focused mostly on the negative aspects of the kitchen: it was a galley layout, it was small (with a dining room and breakfast nook feet away from each other) and OH MY LORD the cabinets were just blinding

Eat to Live: What I Ate on Day 36

Day 36 What to eat on Dr Fuhrman Eat to Live 6 week Nutritarian plan menu plan ideas

Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan again, (yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)!  My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman  until I reach that magic number!  I will be posting

Eye Candy

Stella and Dot Eye Cendy neckalce hot pink jewelry Holiday card styling ideas

I broke down and sampled the Stella & Dot Eye Candy necklace in Hot Pink.  I already had it in emerald green, thinking it would be a safer color choice for customers, but the pink kept beckoning to me: buy me, buy me!  Boy oh boy am I glad I duplicated this piece!  My mom

Halloween Witch Lantern Craft Tutorial

diy halloween decoration milk jug witch lantern craft by MyMommaToldMe.com

Don’t want to spend a lot of money on Halloween decorations?  Last year we were on a serious Halloween-decorating-budget and here’s what we did!  And here’s another budget-friendly find that proves that homemade decorations can be seriously stylish without seriously setting you back! This milk jug witch lantern is a great craftivity to do with

Hostess Rewards Graphics

Stella and Dot What do Hostesses get Infographic Holiday 2014 Stella Dot trunk show ideas Hostess Rewards MyMomma

I’ve been a Stella & Dot stylist for almost a year and a half now and I am so excited for our 2014 holiday season!  So much color, so much sparkle and so many great gifts!  This is undoubtedly the best time to be a Stella & Dot hostess!  So I made a few images

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