Kids are always excited for their birthday! Help them plan it with this fun free printable! Before3pm.com

Birthdays are always fun – whether you are a kid or an adult!  I guess it is nice to have a day that is solely dedicated to celebrating your existence!

Like a lot of people, we have certain birthday traditions that our family looks forward to.  In our family, the birthday boy/girl gets to pick what they want for dinner and what they want as their dessert.

Also, I don’t know about your school, but at least in elementary school, bringing treats in to share with the classroom is a big deal, too! Read More →

Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

One of my favorite pastimes is finding unusual tools from cuisines around the world.  Several years ago I discovered mooncake molds (you can read about my westernized version here).

Even though most of these tools are traditionally used for very specific recipes, I like to get creative and find other ways to use them.

Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

A really obvious way to use a mooncake mold is by making stamped sugar cookies! Read More →

DIY Fruit Fly Trap. www.Before3pm.com

It is almost a given that if I start a thought with “Wow, lately (fill in the blank) hasn’t happened,” it is pretty much guaranteed to happen in the next day or two!

Just last week I realized that I hadn’t had any fruit fly infestations this summer, and then *POOF*, a few days later they appeared!

Fruit flies don’t bother me as much as they used to because now I can get rid of them in a day or two with minimal effort. Read More →