Nutshell Originals

Pocket Tic-Tac-Toe

Pocket Tic-Tac-Toe It’s summer…YAY!!!  The kids are out of school and it’s time for traveling and making memories that will last a lifetime.  This pocket tic-tac-toe is the perfect travel buddy.  Kids of all ages will have so much fun playing with the pocket tic-tac-toe.  It’s simple to make, so pick out your favorite ribbon and felt and lets get started! Materials:   *4 sheets of felt, different colors  *Ribbon to match the felt  *Embroidery floss   *Needle *Scissors *Straight…

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15 Travel Tricks and Hacks

It’s traveling season.  Spring Break, Summer Vacation, or whatever it may be, I’m ready to give you the best TRAVEL TRICKS AND HACKS around.  I practically lived out of a suitcase for 18 months, & I learned many great TRAVEL TRICKS AND HACKS. Others passed down their wisdom, some I’ve read about and others I learned the hard way. I’m hoping to help you avoid those “oops” moments, like the time when my lotion spilled all over my suitcase, not…

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Bunny Door Hanger

 Simple Easter Bunny Door Hanger Winter is over and spring has finally arrived.  Hooray!  I love spring.  I love the warmer weather and how the world seems to wake up after a long winter’s nap.  My tulips are starting to pop up, birds are chirping and the sun is out, beckoning me to come outside. I’m welcoming the season with a Bunny Door Hanger.  It’s a fun and easy project, that you can make in no time.  Materials *Wood bunny…

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Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake

I went to Cheesecake Factory a while back and I got my usual Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. Which is divine! Soooooooo incredibly good! In fact it was the first time I had it it was the first time in my life that I would describe myself as being in food heaven. But this time my husband decided to get the Banana Cream Cheesecake instead. Of course I decided I just had to try a bite. I didn’t believe that it was possible but it…

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Stovetop Eggnog (plus a faux-nog recipe)

I am an avid eggnog lover which you may already know form my last post about eggnog. I generally purchase store-bought eggnog (specifically Byrne Dairy Original recipe or Hood Golden Eggnog). Sadly, now eggnog season is officially over but my eggnog cravings have not yet been satisfied. So, I have been searching for an acceptable alternative to store-bought eggnog. I have experimented with several ways of “cooking” eggnog so that I can quell my worries about contracting salmonella from raw…

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