• 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…

  • Misc.

    Whoops!

    Wow, I sure win the award for slacker blogger of the year, huh? Sorry for the radio silence over here these last few months… the holidays, plus family coming to town for the winter, has kept things plenty busy around these parts. But with the new year (2019 already?!) comes a resolution to keep the new posts coming waaay more frequently than they have been lately. So please bear with me, and stay tuned for awesome new content coming up! And always, thanks for your support!

  • 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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  • Finances

    Survey Junkie: What You Need to Know!

    This is an honest, unpaid review/explanation of how Survey Junkie works, and my experience with them. I wouldn’t recommend any product or service I haven’t used and enjoyed myself. Thanks for supporting The Crafty Cat Company!   Wow, it’s been a little while since my last post! Sorry for the radio silence over here everyone… a 2-week vacation up to Lake Tahoe, plus some other things going on, equaled not so much posting over here. But, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things, and hopefully you are too! So I thought I’d kick things off by telling you about an interesting new way to make money on…

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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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  • Food+Drink

    Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “Larabars”

    Mmm…. Larabars. Made of only a few simple, (mostly) healthy ingredients, they’re a better alternative to stuffing your face with junky candy bars. Larabars satisfy that craving for something sweet, gooey, delicious, and in this case, chocolatey, without leaving you with feelings of guilt, shame, or remorse. You know you’re getting real food, without all the extra unnecessary additives and processed crap. However, one thing Larabars are not is cheap. You usually pay around $5 for a box of only 5 small bars. Which means, if you’re a real sucker for the things like many of us are, or you have an entire family who loves them, that box will…

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  • Finances,  Out and About

    11 Things You Should Always Buy at the Dollar Store!

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links… which means I MAY receive a commission (at no extra cost to you) from any purchases you make via these links. But, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I wouldn’t endorse or recommend anything I didn’t personally use and love! Thanks for supporting The Crafty Cat Company! Do you ever shop at dollar stores? A lot of people don’t, either because of misconceptions about the quality or variety of the items for sale, or just because they’re just oblivious or unaware of the whole “dollar store” concept in general. But nowadays, dollar stores, Dollar Tree in particular, have more locations than…

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  • Food+Drink

    Leftover Remix: Easy French Dip Sandwiches

    Got some leftover beef, perhaps from last night’s dinner roast? Try making these “Easy French Dip Sandwiches”… they only require a handful of ingredients, and less than 15 minutes of hands-on prep/cooking time! Plus- hot, meaty, cheesy, melty… what’s not to like?! Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, the recipe can easily be adapted to feed a crowd. Here’s what you’ll need: For each ONE sandwich: -approx. 1 cup leftover shredded beef -1 hearty/crusty sub roll (don’t use a roll that’s too soft, or the sandwich will fall apart) -2 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese -about 1/4 of a medium yellow onion, sliced (or slightly less, if you prefer……

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