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    Project Idea #7: Christmas Gift Tags (and Giftaway)

    By Ellen Heck on November 30, 2009
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    Here’s a little download-able cheer from our studio to yours: quick and easy Christmas gift tags.  (I think I’m going to go with reverse brown paper bag wrapping this year – both due to our abundance of Trader Joe’s sacks and my fondness for brown paper packages tied up with strings.) However, bland wrapping paper need not result in a

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    Something Lovely: The Starbucks Christmas Cup Is Out

    By Cathy on November 18, 2009
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    Yesterday, when I stumbled into Starbucks and ordered my fancy coffee, out it came in the annual Christmas cup.  Yea!  That means Christmas is around the corner.  We LOVE Christmas around here! However, we won’t talk about anything Christmas here in blogville until after Thanksgiving … no clever ornament ideas, no favorite Christmas recipes, no holiday decoratiing ideas, no Christmas

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  • Have a Monstrous Halloween from Cathy Heck Studio

    By Cathy on October 30, 2009
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    If your Halloween week is like our Halloween week, you might be running out of time to make fun Halloween snacks like the caramel apples we posted earlier. This week, however, when it was the night before advisory snack day, we were needing the purchasable kind of treat.  While shopping at our local Randall’s grocery store, I spied this curious

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    Project Idea #6: Caramel Apple Toppers

    By Cathy on October 23, 2009
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    Recently I was filling out a profile for a food blog, and one of the questions was: What is something you’d like to eat or cook?  And my answer was: “I wish I had more time to make my daughter’s advisory snacks on snack days.” (We usually buy the junkiest of snacks the night before, which apparently is perfectly fine

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    Creative Carving ’09

    By Ellen Heck on October 21, 2009
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    I hadn’t carved a pumpkin in a few years, but I felt like we were very efficient this time.  It must be the new tools they’re selling – especially a little plastic rasp that comes in one of the kits from Target.  I remember emptying out the gunk with big salad spoons in the past, but this thing is shaped

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