Archive | July 2010

Planet Earth Crayons

I made these cool planet earth crayons.  This would be a great project for “Earth Day” or making a crayon for each planet while studying about our solar system would be fun!

I went here to find out the colors of the other planets.

Mercury: grey

Venus: yellowish-white

Earth: light blue with white clouds

Mars: red-orange

Jupiter: has orange and white bands

Saturn: pale yellow

Uranus: light blue

Neptune: light blue

Pluto: light brown

Since most cupcake pans have twelve cups you could make a sun, moon and star(add glitter) crayon to use up all the spaces!


Invasion of the Humming Birds

This morning I woke up with hummingbirds at my front and back windows! I guess they were trying to tell me that their feeders were empty and they were ready for breakfast!

Fairy Wands

I found these wands at the dollar store the other day.  I don’t have any “little” girls at home, but I have been wanting to make fairy wands for awhile.  The kids and I had fun decorating them, and they turned out so cute!  I want to start selling fun stuff  like this at my shop downtown, and these are perfect “test” items! If they sell well I will make more elaborate wands, halos, tutus and such.

What I have been working on.

SO my shop has been really busy lately, and up until yesterday I have been slacking…big time! I do have somewhat of an excuse, a sinus infection and bronchitis! I haven’t been feeling well for awhile, and I guess I had a horrible sinus infection that went to my lungs…ugh!! I have been on a cocktail of about 30 medicines(exaggeration!) for the last couple of weeks, and I am now finally starting to feel better.  Anyway, I had a lot of catching up to do.

The washcloth lollipops are a huge seller at my shop.  Probably because they are so inexpensive and cute.  I like to keep the smaller diaper cakes along with the larger ones,  they make really cute inexpensive gifts.  The mini diaper cakes are great for table centerpieces at baby showers as well.

I did a few gift boxes that I filled with washcloth candies, and the cupcakes below!

I desperately need to make more recycled crayons, I have promised myself that I will get those done this weekend!

My favorite BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup any-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 16-ounce baked pizza crust (I use whole wheat thin crust)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Position rack in center of oven. Place large baking sheet on rack and preheat oven to 450°F. for 30 minutes.

Heat olive oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cube and season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet along with onions and sauté until just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Add bbq sauce to chicken and onions.  Arrange chicken on crust, spacing evenly. Top with cheese.

Transfer pizza to hot baking sheet. Bake until bottom of crust is crisp and cheese on top melts, about 14 minutes. Let pizza stand 5 minutes.