The Rainbow Mermaid {Blog}

Fall Baking: Pumpkin Bread and Printable Gift Tags

Baking Fall Halloween

Fall Baking: Pumpkin Bread and Printable Gift Tags

I love to bake, it makes up for the fact that I can't cook AT ALL!  Of course I'm all about pumpkin spice everything, could I be any more basic?  My favorite fall baking recipe is my pumpkin bread.  I love it because it's easy, freezes well and makes two loaves.  I have to add that I'm lazy when I bake and instead of mixing ingredients in separate bowls like the recipe says, I throw everything in one bowl, mix it all up and it always comes out just fine!   In our house we usually finish both loaves in about a...

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Minnie Mouse Trick or Treat Bags

Disney DIY Halloween Kids

Minnie Mouse Trick or Treat Bags

I've been seeing these canvas trick or treat bag DIY's all over the web lately and thought it would be fun to make our own.  Since we are totally Disney obsessed over here we HAD to make a Minnie bag, which is perfect for Oogie Boogie Bash or Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party!  Supplies Needed: Blank canvas tote bags (we got ours at Michael's for $4.75 each and they are great quality!) Felt, we got a mix of regular felt sheets and the glittery stuff with the sticky back Ribbon and yarn in various colors Fabric glue Scissors, chalk...

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DIY Mermaid Wands

DIY Kids Parties

DIY Mermaid Wands

  These mermaid fairy wands are so easy to make, and make great party favors or room decor. We just used a dowel, some ribbon, a starfish and some hot glue! Gather your materials, you can find bags of starfish on Amazon and ribbon and wooden craft dowels at your local craft store (we got ours at Michaels). Start by cutting different lengths of ribbon, I didn't measure, just cut randomly.  Then tie them to the top of the dowel.  Since our ribbons were on the thick side, I tied 2 or 3 at a time and then secured with...

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Grilled Nutella & Banana Sandwiches

Recipes

Grilled Nutella & Banana Sandwiches

I make these grilled Nutella and banana sandwiches for breakfast once in a blue moon and the kids go nuts for them.  They're not exactly healthy, but we like to pretend they are.  I mean Nutella is made from hazelnuts, and I serve them with berries so they're not all bad.  :) They take 5 minutes to make and are always a BIG hit! Here's the recipe: Adjust ingredients depending on how many sandwiches you want to make Bread (white bread definitely tastes better than wheat, think Wonder Bread or something similar) Nutella Bananas (I used 1 1/2 for 2...

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DIY Cactus Crayons

Cactus DIY Kids Summer

DIY Cactus Crayons

While cleaning out closets, I came across our huge bucket of dull and broken crayons.  I can't stand it when they aren't sharp, so I buy new ones, but then feel bad about being wasteful so into the bucket they go.  We saw these cute silicone molds at Michaels and a lightbulb went off, we can make new crayons out of all the old broken ones!   What you need: Silicone Mold  (We got ours from Michaels, they are the "Celebrate It" brand)Crayons  How to: 1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees 2. Remove the paper from your crayons 3. Break crayons...

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