Amazing Kitchen Tips & Hacks You’ll Be Glad to Know

how to juice a lime

Need to peel garlic quickly, slice tomatoes in 2 seconds, cool a six pack in 2 minutes or amaze your friends? I love finding new kitchen hacks. Here are some amazing kitchen tips and hacks you’ll love learning! How to Separate an Egg How to Juice a Lime (It’s Different Than a Lemon) How to Cool a

20 Most Popular Posts of 2014

Most popular posts in 2014

2014 has been an exciting year at Andrea’s Notebook! Out of hundreds of posts here are the most popular posts of 2104. Some are old and continue to be popular year after year and some are brand new but have shot up to the top of the list quickly! Enjoy! Andrea Make an Ornament Wreath

Snowflake Templates

100+ snowflake ideas!

It’s time to make some winter snowflakes! You can just “wing it” or use some of these templates as inspiration for fancy snowflakes! You’ll love all of these. You can cover all your windows with these! Grab some paper and scissors and you’re ready for fun. Start out by learning how to fold and cut

10 Mocktail Recipes

10 mocktail recipes

Are you ready to celebrate something special? Here are 20 mocktail recipes you’ll love drinking. These are perfect for a baby shower, birthday party, girls’ night out, New Years Eve or any special occasion when you want to leave the alcohol out of your cocktail. Kids will love these! 10 Mocktail Recipes Chocolate Mock-tini Coat

Rum Balls Recipe

Rum Balls recipe - Joy of Baking

Looking for a chocolate candy treat to bring to your neighbor’s party this year? This Chocolate Rum Balls recipe looks so good and very easy to make! These are NO BAKE and quick to create. Use your favorite toppings to finish them. The Joy of Baking has a great video tutorial to show you how

8 Ways to Make Bows


Here are 8 great ways to make gorgeous bows to decorate your home or packages! So many different styles! I love them all. Each of these bows comes with instructions on how to make them. Just follow the link below the photo you love. And don’t miss the video at the bottom! Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

DIY Rug Ideas

DIY rug ideas!

I’ve found 10 different DIY rug tutorials you’ll love. There’s something different for everyone’s style. Plus you’ve got to see the faux bear rug below. It might be the cutest thing ever. Each photo is followed by a link to the full tutorial. I hope you enjoy all of these! Tell me which is your

Peppermint Patty Recipe

homemade peppermint patties

Peppermint and chocolate are my favorite pairings. Clearly. Ahem. When I found this recipe for Peppermint Patties I knew I had to try. What’s not to love about homemade peppermint patties?? How good do these look??? source/recipe This recipe from Stephanie at Joy of Baking is likely one of the best out there. Though I admit I don’t

8 Things You’ll Want to Make


I’ve been hanging out on Pinterest and these 8 things made me stop to take a second look. They’re all adorable/lovely/delicious and I hope you’ll love them as well! Especially these cute little owls here! How adorable are they? But make sure you scroll all the way down to those cute little slippers! These all

Crochet and Knit Hat Patterns for Boys

the best knit and crochet patterns for boys

Ready to knit or crochet a hat for a boy? Here are some great crochet and knit hat patterns for boys you’ll love! He’ll be so excited to receive these! They’re fun and cute and boyish. Each hat pattern is linked below the photo. Pattern on Ravelry Pattern by Tara Murray Pattern by Elizabeth Murphy

Simple DIY Gifts for Kids

DIY gifts for kids

Looking for some simple DIY gifts for kids you know? These are all great for Christmas, party favors or just because! Any kid would love these. Create something they’ll love playing with for years to come!  DIY gifts for kids Glove Monsters Tutorial by Craftaholics Anonymous  Pop Up Tent Tutorial by Lindsay and Andrew Bean Bag

Colorful DIY Mugs


DIY mugs is the perfect gift! These fun mugs are great for friends and family. These techniques are all so unique and fun. I never would have thought of them! I hope you enjoy them all! DIY mugs Tutorial by I Spy DIY   Watercolor mug by Poppytalk Spotted letter mug by Designer Trapped in a