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4th of July Strawberries

First time doing this!


Supplies Needed:


Strawberries – the pointier the better!

Lollipop Sticks

White chocolate

Blue Sprinkles




Melt your chocolate the way you want.  I used my melting pot.


Put aside a bowl of blue sprinkles.


While the chocolate is melting, put lollipop sticks in the tops of the strawberries (where the green stuff is).


When the chocolate is done melting, dip each strawberry three quarters of the way in the white chocolate.  You might need a spoon to cover the missed spots.


Let it cool down a LITTLE, but NOT completely and then dip it a little bit in the blue sprinkles.

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Repeat for each strawberry.


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Sugar Cookie Lemon Tarts


I made these for my daughters teacher for teacher appreciation week.

Supplies Needed:

3 eggs
3 egg yolks
baking powder
whipping cream
1 large lemon
powdered sugar (optional)
Parchment paper
Mini muffin tin
Cooking spray



Mix 8 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar in the mixer.  Add in 1 egg until fully mixed.  Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 1/2 cups of flour, and a pinch of salt.  Mix until there are no clumps of flour left.  Wrap the dough in parchment (or wax) paper and put in freezer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 3 egg yolks, 1/4 cup whipping cream, juice from the lemon, and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth.  This is going to be your lemon filling.
By this time, the dough should be ready.  Make little balls and put them into each slot in the muffin pan.
I used a tool from pampered chef to make them into cups, but you can use your thumb or fingers.
If you are using the same tool as me, I lightly coated it in flour before each time so it would not get stuck to the dough.  Make sure the dough is even on all sides.
When they are all done, carefully fill them with the lemon filling, just about to the top of the cookie crust.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden.  Let them cool completely.  Refrigerate before serving, serve chilled.

Optional topping:
Just sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.


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Easy Peazy Cake Pops

Supplies Needed:

Wilton chocolate disks (I used these because they work best in my melter)

Lollipop sticks

Box of Cake Mix

Can of frosting



Start by baking your cake as directed on the box.  When it is done baking, let it cool completely.  Break up the cake and crumb into a large bowl.  You might want to cut off the edges if they are hard.  When you crumble the cake, make sure the crumbs are FINE!  Or else your cake pops will be lumpy.


Next, add in 1/2 can of frosting and mix.  If it is not sticking together, add just a little bit more, but not the whole can or the cake balls will slide off the lollipop sticks.



Now it is time to get a lil messy!  Make round balls out of the mix.  When done, put them in the refrigerator for about an hour to chill.


While the cake balls are chilling, start melting your chocolate, and remember to stir!


After an hour, pull your cake balls out of the fridge two at a time (so they don’t get warm).  Stick a lollipop stick in the chocolate and stick it half way into the cake pop.  Wait about 30 seconds and dip your cake pop half way in the chocolate.  Use a spoon to coat the missed spots and the chocolate drip off.



Decorate as you wish before the chocolate hardens!  Refrigerate for 10 minutes and they are ready to be eaten!





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Marshmallow Crosses for Baptism

These were another favor we used for our twins baptism.


Supplies Needed:

Bags of marshmallows (Depends on how many crosses you want to make)



Treat Bags




Take 4 marshmallows and place on a skewer.  You will need to cut some skewers smaller and carefully for the crossbars.  Place a crossbar thru the second marshmallow and place a marshmallow on each side.  Using a brush, or your hand, or a paper towel, put water all over the fronts of the marshmallows.  Sprinkle your decorations and tap off excess.



Bag and tie.





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Birdcage Card Holder

Supplies Needed:

Bird Cage


Spray Paint



Hot Glue gun + glue



Spray paint the birdcage white. Wait a couple of hours for it to dry completely.


Wrap your ribbon around the entire cage. I chose to use a thick ribbon and a thin, sheer ribbon on top of it.


I tied them together to make a pretty bow.

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I hot glued a flower to the top. Since this was for my twins baptism, I added crystal crosses to the flower and to the bow.

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And here it is displayed at the Baptism:

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DIY Communion or Baptism Invitations

I fell in love with some pretty fancy Communion invitations I saw on Etsy.  But being the crafty person I am, I knew I could do it myself for way cheaper than $8 a card!



Lace – Etsy

Mini Rosaries – Etsy

Silver Glitter scrapbook paper – Pat Catan’s

White Ribbon – Pat Catans

Jewel Embellishments – Michael’s

Printed Pearl paper – thru my professional lab

Glue Dots – Pat Catans

Tape – Walmart


Paper Trimmer (not pictured)

Hot Glue gun (not pictured)


I ordered 5×7 press cards thru my pro lab and got them with a pearl finish.  This might be the only tricky part you may encounter if doing these yourself.  Mpix is a professional lab for consumers and they MIGHT have pearl press cards, but I can’t be sure.  I took the silver glitter scrapbook paper and cut it just a little bit bigger than 5×7 so it would make a nice border around the pearl card.  Take your printed card and wrap lace around it, the ends being on the back.  I used tape to tape it onto the back to hold it in place.  I then took a piece of plain white ribbon and did the same thing.  I had pre cut a bunch of them so I could just grab and not measure.  I had pre made bows using the white ribbon as well.  I used hot glue to glue the bow onto the ribbon.  I then used glue dots to attached the printed card onto the glitter paper.  I added the crystal embellishments to the curves on her name and boom, done.