• Holidays+Parties,  Misc.

    Win a Year of Hallmark Greeting Cards and a $100 Dollar Tree Gift Card!

    ** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** Win a Year of Hallmark Greeting Cards and a $100 Dollar Tree Gift Card! If you know me at all, you know I love Dollar Tree! But did you know that Dollar Tree is celebrating one year of carrying Hallmark greeting cards in their stores, by hosting an amazing sweepstakes?? You have until September 7th, 2019 to enter to win one of TWENTY (20) prize packages! And these are not skimpy, dinky prizes either! Each winner will receive 70 assorted greeting cards from Heartline, a Hallmark Company, Expressions from Hallmark, and Joyfully…

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  • Finances,  Holidays+Parties

    Walmart $25 Family Easter Basket Challenge

    The internet is overflowing with ideas for extremely elaborate and creative Easter baskets- some of which aren’t even baskets at all! I’ve seen goodies stuffed into upside-down baseball caps, rain boots, umbrellas, and even baby swimming pools! And each is often filled to the brim with themed (and often pricey) goodies. While these are amazing ideas, not everyone wants to shell out a small fortune, or is able to afford such an over-the-top setup-especially if they have a large family with several children. Or maybe you’re a single parent struggling to make ends meet, one or both parents have lost their jobs, there have been unexpected medical or other bills,…

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  • Holidays+Parties

    50 Easter Basket Stuffers that are NOT Candy

    **I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. But, as always, I try my best to only mention products I personally use, ones that I love, or would genuinely recommend. Thanks for your support of The Crafty Cat Company! Wow, it’s already the beginning of March! It’s been an interesting winter here in the Las Vegas area… including several days of snow! But for most of the country, springtime, and hopefully warmer weather, is right around the corner… which means Easter is also rapidly approaching. When most people think of Easter,…

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  • Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Sausage-Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites (Only 5 Ingredients!)

    Have you ever seen a recipe that looked SO DELICIOUS that you immediately got into your car, drove to the store, purchased the necessary ingredients, and made it right away? I don’t think I ever have… until I saw a recipe video on Pinterest for these Sausage-Cream Cheese Biscuit Bites. And let me tell you, when I actually bit into one of these puppies, I was NOT disappointed. Flaky, buttery biscuit dough+smooth cream cheese+sharp, flavorful cheddar+zesty sausage… what’s not to love?! Obviously, these would be perfect as part of a hearty breakfast, but could also serve as a great party appetizer too. The original recipe calls for making them in…

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  • Crafts+DIY,  Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Easy DIY: Referee Drink Bottles

    This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you ultimately end up purchasing something through these links, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. But, as always, I try to only link to things I personally use and enjoy myself. Thanks for your support of The Crafty Cat Company! Referee drink bottles are the perfect way to add a creative touch to the drink offerings at your next sports party! So often, the focus is on the food, activities, and other decor, that beverages are often an afterthought… but not anymore! I couldn’t believe how many guests loved these things! And the best…

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  • Food+Drink,  Holidays+Parties

    Field Goal Cookies

    I don’t know about you, but I love football. And with football season always comes a great excuse to gather with friends and family and have a festive party! I decided to throw a big Super Bowl party this year, and manifest some of the crafty ideas that had been floating around in my head (and on my Pinterest boards!). One of the things that I really wanted to try and make were these “field goal” cookies. They looked super cute, and easy enough to make… and they were! Here’s how you can make some yourself: Field Goal Cookies Supplies Needed: -Sugar cookies (I purchased a package of pre-made ones…

  • Crafts+DIY,  Holidays+Parties,  Home+Garden

    A Budget-Friendly Halloween Mantlescape

    Note: This post contains some affiliate links. I MAY receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase any items via these links. But, as always, I try to only recommend products that I personally use and enjoy. Thanks for your support of The Crafty Cat Company! Howdy, readers! It’s been a while… sorry for being M.I.A., but with the holiday season upon us, rest assured that there will be plenty of new material here coming up soon! So how was everyone’s Halloween? Ours was pretty low-key, just handed out candy to trick-or-treaters. And of course, did a little holiday decorating! I wanted to share with…

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  • Crafts+DIY,  Holidays+Parties,  Home+Garden

    My 10 Favorite Hobby Lobby Fall Buys

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I MAY receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make any purchases via these links. But, as always, all thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for your support of The Crafty Cat Company! A few weeks ago, I shared my list of favorite fall picks from Michaels. But they’re not the only heavyweight contender in the game. Hobby Lobby has an amazing selection of all things fall at this time of year. And while you may find many similar items at the two stores, Hobby Lobby has its own unique and creative offerings, which is why…

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  • Crafts+DIY,  Holidays+Parties

    5-Minute DIY: Mini Jack-O-Lantern Pails

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I MAY receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, should you buy any products via these links. But, as always, all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting The Crafty Cat Company! No, you’re not imagining things, it’s still summertime. (At least, as of this writing!) But, as I mentioned in my last post, many retailers are already putting out their fall merchandise offerings. This means we get to think ahead to cooler fall days and the upcoming holiday season! And, of course, plan ahead for our decorating and crafting too. New autumn items are hitting shelves, so…

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  • Crafts+DIY,  Holidays+Parties,  Home+Garden

    My 10 Favorite Michaels Fall Buys

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I MAY receive compensation for any purchases you make via these links, but as always, any thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely my own. Thanks for supporting The Crafty Cat Company! Michaels is probably my favorite store in the whole world. No exaggeration. They have just about everything imaginable for making crafts of all kinds. It’s like heaven on earth for creative people, myself included. I could wander the aisles there for hours, drawing inspiration from everything around me. Plus, they always have sales going on, and coupons available too. Psst, quick side note: do yourself a favor and join the Michaels Rewards…

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