One of my pickled yams…food, crafts and other fun stuff
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Phineas & Ferb "Surfing Title Waves"

“OOMPY” pick: Phineas and Ferb “Surfing Tidal Waves” From: OOMPY Items needed Phineas and Ferb & Agent P. PEZ dispensers Starburst candy Graham Crackers (crushed) 12′ cake 8′ cake (x 2) White frosting Cake base Wax paper 2 Styrofoam cups Blue color mist Instructions Place 12′ cake on cake base, add frosting then crushed graham […]

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Jungle Flower Diaper Cake_close

“OOMPY” pick: Jungle Flower Diaper Cake Inspired by: The Funky Monkey What’s that I hear?  The “pitter patter” of little feet are near?  Everything you need to welcome the new baby at the shower…is all wrapped up…pretty as a flower. Poem: A beautiful treasure, more precious than gold, your own baby, to love and to […]


“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 […]


  “OOMPY” pick: Picnic Plates From: In My Own Style Tying the utensils to the plate is practical as well as pretty and makes one easy-to-carry package instead of guests fumbling for each utensil, plate, and napkin. Click HERE for instructions

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“OOMPY” pick: “Holy Cow” pops From: OOMPY crafty with food “HOLY COW”… you’re turning 40!?!  Help put the birthday boy or girl “out to pasture” with these “moo-velous” cow pops!! Items needed Cake pops (at least 40 of any flavor) White almond bark Mini chocolate chips Pink M&M’s Black edible marker pen “40” birthday candles […]

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Zhu Zhu Pet cake

“OOMPY” pick: Zhu Zhu Pet Cake From: OOMPY crafty with food Mr. Squiggles, Num Nums, Pipsqueak, Chunk and the rest of the Zhu Zhu Pet collection want to party with you!! Items needed Funfetti cake mix (plus ingredients listed on box) White Frosting Necco Wafers Pastel confetti sprinkles Twinkies M&M’s COLOR MIST color spray (assort. […]


  “OOMPY” pick: Chick-n-Bottle From: OOMPY This feathered friend can be a party decoration as well as quench your thirst!!  The cost to make it is nothing to “Bock” at either …it’s super cheap…or should I say “Cheep” !!  Make several and they can be lined up in a row as a table decoration for […]

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2. Cookie Monster Cake

“OOMPY” pick: “Me want Cookie” Cookie Monster cake From: OOMPY crafty with food I love Cookie Monster…in fact…I are the Cookie Monster!! I love cookies…ALL cookies…so imagine how excited I was to throw a “Cookie Monster” themed birthday party for my daughters 1st birthday!! Cookie Monster themed party ideas 1. Giant Cookie Monster b-day card […]

Reindeer Kisses

“OOMPY” pick: Reindeer Kisses From: OOMPY-crafty with food You know Dasher and Dancer…Prancer and Vixen…Comet and Cupid…Donner and Blitzen…and the most famous Reindeer of all…RUDOLF!! Items needed Mini pretzel twists Brown and Red M&M’s Hershey’s Hugs Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place pretzels on cookie […]

Maccabee Munchies

“OOMPY” pick: Maccabee Munchies From: OOMPY-Crafty with food Crafty with food…a fun little treat for my good friend who celebrates Hanukkah Items needed Square waffle or mini twist pretzels Hershey’s Kisses Hugs Blue M & M’s Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place pretzels on cookie […]

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"Of Age" Rage Cake

“OOMPY” pick: “OF AGE” Rage Cake From: OOMPY crafty with food A cake made of drinks and gambling?  Yes…please!!  Celebrate becoming a legal or “OF AGE” adult with this tower of sin!! Happy 21st Birthday!! Items needed “Get the Party Started” Rootbeer Float (“Vanilla” Absolute vodka mini and A & W Rootbeer) Orange Creamsicle (“Whipped” […]

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BINGO cupcakes

“OOMPY” pick: B-I-N-G-O cupcakes From: OOMPY crafty with food Knock-Knock!  Who’s there? Bee Eye. Bee Eye who? B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, and BINGO is the game-o Items needed 30 Assorted frosted cupcakes 24 Jumbo white gumballs Black edible marker pen Black, red and blue icing Instructions Make and frost cupcakes (for this particular b-day…6 red, 21 […]

Nuts About Candles

“OOMPY” pick: Nuts About Candles From: Good Housekeeping It’s a two-fer…two uses in one!!  Use it as a centerpiece on your holiday dinner table then…when dinner is over…pour all of the nuts into one big bowl for everyone to enjoy.  Don’t forget to supply nutcrackers!! Items needed Glass containers — hurricane lamps, vases, glasses, and […]


“OOMPY” pick: Indian corn Centerpiece From: Eddie Ross All you need for this centerpiece is a simple burlap runner to complete the look of your dining room table, entry table  or fireplace mantle. Items needed Cylinder vase (7″ in diameter by 18″ tall) Sand, gravel or solar salt (enough to make 4″) Three-wick candle (6″ […]

Sweet and Salty Halloween Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Vampire Bites Crafty with food-Inspired by: This Mommy Cooks Items needed  Square waffle pretzels or mini twists  Hershey’s Kisses HUGS  Candy Corn Instructions  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Place pretzels on cookie sheet making sure none are touching.  Bake 2-3 minutes, Hershey Kisses will […]

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 […]