One of my pickled yams…food, crafts and other fun stuff

“OOMPY” pick: 2nd grade summer math fun Inspired by: Serenade to Second Grade Looking for some fun and education math games to help keep the kids busy this summer?  Then head on over to Serenade to Second grade for the free printables.  I have a black and white printer so I glued each game instruction […]

Apple Cupcakes

“OOMPY” pick: Apple Cupcakes Crafty with food-From: Dining with Debbie Items needed • Cupcakes • 1 box yellow cake mix • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 cup apple juice 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 3 eggs Frosting 1/2teaspoon red paste food color 1 container (1 lb) vanilla frosting Decorations 12 thin pretzel sticks, broken into […]


“OOMPY” pick: Candy Pencils Crafty with food-From: Thrifty and Thriving Items needed Rolo’s Hershey Hugs (or Kisses) Yellow and Pink Cardstock Foil Glue Dots Ribbon or String Craft Scissors w/ Pinking Edge (optional) Instructions Pull the Hershey’s label out of the Hug or kiss Use the glue dots to attach the Hershey’s Hug to one […]

Back to School Wreath

“OOMPY” pick: “Back-to-School” supply wreath From: OOMPY Do you have a bunch of school supplies you purchased for SUPER CHEAP at the start of school?  Are you looking for a gift idea for your favorite teacher?  Then this is a project for you!!  It’s simple and inexpensive to make…BONUS!! Items needed 1 yard of black […]

Assort "mint" bags

  “OOMPY” pick:  Assort”mint” bags Inspired by: Beneath My Heart What a fun way to show your favorite teacher how much he/she is appreciated during Teacher Appreciation week.  Who wouldn’t love an assort “mint” of mint candies…right!? Ingredients 12 oz bag Mint Patties 6 packages Double mint gum 13 oz bag Lifesavers “Wint-O-Green” mints (individually […]