Category Archives: Creative Inspiration

Book Review: Crazy Sweet Creations

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

If you enjoy making beautiful desserts, Crazy Sweet Creations (hardcover, Mango Publishing) is the cookbook for you! Authored by Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning You Tube series How to Cook That, this book is filled with tips on how to create eye-catching cupcakes and cakes, tarts, pastries, and more.

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Ideas for a Christmas Gathering

Yesterday I went to my first Christmas party of the season! It was a gathering with coworkers, and it was at our department manager’s home. The entire house was so beautifully decorated for the holidays! I wanted to share some photos with you to give you some holiday decorating inspiration and entertaining ideas!

Their front door is adorned with an eye-catching handknitted wreath, welcoming you inside this cozy home. This wreath was made by my manager’s wife Gayla, who is very talented at creating home decor, and also has her own business called Jubilee Fabric.

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Book Review: Feels Like Home

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

This book had me at the title: Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours (Worthy Publishing). A place “uniquely yours” sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?! Why would we want to live amid the blah walls of a home (or townhome or apartment) when we can transform it into a place we love to be—a place that is truly a reflection of our style and personality? Author Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed) and DIY/Home blogger at missmustardseed.com, shares a volume of helpful and budget-friendly tips, DIY project ideas, and decorating inspiration to help you turn your home into that special place you’ve always dreamed of.

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Summer Fun with Green Toys

I received review samples of the toy products shown above; all opinions are mine.

Summer is going by much too fast—time really does fly when you’re having fun! And one way to make summer more fun for the kiddos in your life is with Green Toys®! If you’re not familiar with Green Toys®, this company creates super-fun, super-cute toys—all made in the USA and all made out of 100% recycled materials (mainly plastic). Isn’t that great? So not only do these toys provide loads of fun for kids, they help reduce waste in the environment.

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A Basketful of Fun!

Basket of Fun @ NancyCI received review samples of the toy products shown above; all opinions are mine.

Want to make your child’s Easter basket extra fun? Or maybe you have grandchildren or nieces and nephews you’re shopping for. Consider these super-fun toys that make a great addition to an Easter basket, and also make wonderful gifts for birthdays or other special events or holidays throughout the year. These toys encourage play activity as well as help develop learning skills. There’s a great selection of toys shown here for children of all ages, and I’ll tell you a little more about them! Continue reading