DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

DIY-Tic-Tac-Toe-Game with Wooden Slice and Rocks

This tic tac toe board couldn’t be easier to put together, and the wood slice makes it unlike anything you’ll find at the store. Who doesn’t love a quick game of tic tac toe?

You’ll need:

  • wood slice
  • pencil
  • permanent marker
  • ruler
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • 10 small rocks that lay flat

Begin by painting the rocks. You’ll want five of each color. The gold paint is Hand Made Modern’s “20k gold” from Target. It’s one of my favorites!

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

You can find the wood slice in the arts and crafts aisle of Target or online at Be careful unwrapping it. It’s a little messy at first.

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

Lightly mark the tic tac toe lines with a pencil. I went over mine with a Sharpie, but paint would work well here too.

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

Once the game pieces are dry, you’ll be ready to play!

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Pre-Order Inside Out at Target & Make Joy & Sadness Slushies

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Inside Out Joy & Sadness Slushies

Our family is looking forward to the release of Disney’s Inside Out on DVD and Blu-ray.  We’ve already pre-ordered the movie  and we’ve been coming up with some fun drinks to make for our upcoming Inside Out movie night.

Inside Out DVD and Blu-ray

If you pre-order Inside Out at, you will receive a $5 Target Gift Card.   If you don’t want to wait for the movie to ship you can also order the movie online and pick-up at your local Target store on November 3rd! When you buy the movie at Target you will be treated to special bonus content!  All Inside Out DVD and Blu-Ray’s purchased at Target include 20 minutes of exclusive bonus content and deleted scenes.

Target is a great place to pick up Inside Out, but is also the perfect place to pick up all your movie night needs. We bought the following items at Target to make some Inside Out Joy & Sadness themed Slushies. You can make some for your Inside Out movie night too!


Pineapple Coconut Joy Slushie 

  • 1 cup Simply Balanced coconut water
  • 1 can pineapple with juice (20 oz) or 4 Market Pantry Fruit in a Cup Pineapple Tidbits
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring
  • 2-3 cups of ice


Add all ingredients to blender, blend and enjoy! (Makes 4)

Inside Out Joy Slushie

Add a fun striped blue straw and you have yourself a Joy themed slushie.


Super Berry Sadness Slushie

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups ice
  • 3-packs of Simply Balanced Mixed Berry drink mix
  • 2-3 drops blue food coloring


Add all ingredients to blender, blend and enjoy!



If you too want to make some fun Joy and Sadness slushies for a fun Inside Out movie night you can pick up the following supplies at Target. I’m showing you right where you can find all the supplies at your Target store.

Target in store photosSimply Balance Coconut Water – Found on the aisle with the bottled water
Simply Balanced  Drink Mix – Found on the aisle with sports drinks
Market Pantry Fruit Cups – Found on the aisle with the dried fruit & applesauce
Market Pantry Food Coloring – Found on the baking aisle
Market Pantry Caro Syrup – Found next to the chocolate chips

Do you have favorite characters from the movie? Mine were Joy & Sadness, I loved the interaction between the two!

Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Halloween Centerpiece with supplies for Target Dollar Spot

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. As usual, the Dollar Spot has me covered with plenty of Halloween goodies to choose from. With just a package of decorative lights and bat stickers, I was able to turn a plain glass vase into an exciting Halloween centerpiece.

You’ll need:

  • LED string lights ($3 in the Dollar Spot)
  • stickers ($1 in the Dollar Spot)
  • glass vase (found near the decorative fake flowers in Target)
  • candle

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Cover the vase with the stickers. You could use whatever stickers you like, but I couldn’t resist these bat stickers. They’re flocked so they have a nice texture to them. Plus, they have glitter that gives off a bit of sparkle.

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

I’ve had my eye on these LED lights for a while. Target seems to carry them in different colors for various holidays and seasons. This time I found them in silver, black, and orange. I love how versatile and sturdy they are. The lights are nice and bright too.

You’ll want to wrap the lights around the bottom of the vase. I started with one end of lights and worked my way around and around. Once you get to the battery pack, tuck it under the lights and towards the back of your vase. Add a candle and you’re all done!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

If you wanted to get creative, you could fill the vase with other Halloween items. Candy corn, plastic spiders, or rubber eyeballs are some of the fun things that come to my mind!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Bring Home Authentic Tuscan Taste with Bertolli

Luscious Rosa Lasagna with Bertolli.

For 150 years, Bertolli has brought the heart and taste of Tuscany directly to your table, making time spent with family and friends even more enjoyable. So be sure to pick up a jar or two next time you make your way into Target and keep the tasty tradition going.   I made one of my favorite italian dishes…lasagna.  I used the recipe for Lucscious Rosa Lagagna found at  (Did you all know Target had a site for recipes?)


You an pick up all the ingredients necessary for this dish at your local Target store:

  • 2 containers (15 ounces each) ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar Bertolli Tomato & Basil Sauce
  • 1 jar Bertolli Alfredo Sauce
  • 12 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained


Combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and eggs in large bowl.  Set aside.


With this recipe you combine both the Tomato and Alfredo Sauce for a creamy style tomato sauce which I love.


Spread 1 cup sauce mixture in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Layer 4 lasagna noodles, then 1 cup sauce mixture and 1/2 of the ricotta mixture; repeat. Top with remaining 4 noodles, then sauce mixture and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.


Cover with aluminum foil and bake 50 minutes. Remove foil and bake until bubbling, about 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.   Head to Target Recipes for the Lucscious Rosa Lagagna Recipe and other recipes featuring Bertolli Sauces.

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Check out all of the Betrolli Sauces that are available:

Traditional Red Sauces: Enjoy classic tomato-based flavors that taste like a sauce you’d be served in an Italian Restaurant. That’s because our Traditional Red Sauces are created by professional chefs with vine-ripened tomatoes for a full, fresh flavor you can enjoy at home.

Bertolli Cream Sauces: Rich, savory sauces made with a creamy mixture of fresh dairy and classis Italian cheeses.

Bertolli Organic Pasta Sauces: Because we’re so picky about ingredient quality, our organic pasta sauces are sold out for the season.  Our new crop of organic pasta sauces hits stores in September, just as soon as we have a new harvest of California-grown, organic tomatoes.

Bertolli Vineyard Premium Collection Sauces: Italian food and wine are a natural match.  Add simple sophistication to your cooking with these rich Vineyard Premium Sauces paired with classic wine flavors.

Bertolli Riserva Premium Sauces: Inspired by our Italian roots, each Bertolli Riserva sauce is made with a selective blend of unique, specialty ingredients that pair beautifully together to add an extra touch of deliciousness.


Create your own meals with Bertolli Sauces and share using the hashtag #BringHomeTuscany.  Long live family, long live friends, long live sharing and at the center of it all – long live delicious, authentic Tuscan taste.

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No-Bake Granola Bars with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

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No-Bake Granola Bars with Kellogg's Rice Krispies

Are you looking for an easy recipe for breakfast that takes very minimal planning.  I’ve got one for you that you kids will love.  Just pick up a box of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies on your next trip to Target and you can make these No-Bake Granola Bars.  These No-Bake Granola Bars are super easy to fit into your morning routine.  There is no advance planning necessary!  You can mix the ingredients in 10 minutes, put them in the refrigerator, take a quick shower and then they are done and ready to eat.  These are great for an on-the-go breakfast too!

Ingredients for No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick oats
1 cup Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix Rice Krispies and Oats

In bowl add oats and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, mix well and set aside.

Cook brown sugar, honey, peanut putter

In small saucepan add brown sugar, honey, butter, and peanut butter.  Cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble, then cook for 2 more minutes.  Remove from heat and add to dry ingredients and mix together.

Press in pan

Press the mixture into a small jelly roll pan that is lined with plastic wrap.   Make sure to press down really well so that is stays together once it cools.   You will not fill the entire pan, it will probably be about 1/2 full.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips

Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and lightly press into mixture.    Place in refrigerator to let them cool for about 15 minutes.   Cut and enjoy.

Rice Krispies in No-Bake Granola Bars

Be sure to check out Kellogg’s Back to School packaging and great on-pack offers in store at Target!  You will find the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and other favorite Kellogg’s cereals in the breakfast/cereal aisle at your local Target store.

kelloggs cereal target

Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels

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Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels (from Target Dollar Spot)

Have you been to Target lately?   That’s a silly question, of course you have!   Have you noticed all the plaid items throughout the store?  Plaid is in right now!

Target Plaid Listerine

Target has a Mad for Plaid collection that includes plaid clothing, kitchenware, home decor, pet supplies, scarves and even plaid LISTERINE® bottles!

Plaid Listerine

I bought the LISTERINE® Cool Mint with blue plaid packaging from Target.   The fun packaging brightened up my bathroom and totally got me thinking I would love to add some more plaid around my home.   Which is why I made some storage jars with plaid labels to store my cotton balls & cotton swabs in.

target dollar jars

I used these glass jars that I found in the Target dollar spot and decided to dress them up with some plaid labels.   You can make some too!  It’s so easy to customize the plaid print to whatever colors you desire.   I’m particularly fond of the blue on the LISTERINE® bottle.

tape and paint

I started with some black vinyl and I used Washi Tape to tape off the lines I wanted to paint.  I started with vertical lines.

paint and tape

Once the paint was dry, I taped off the black vinyl for the horizontal lines.

peel tape

You can see what the finised paint job looks like after removing the Washi Tape. It’s seriously cool.  I could see doing a fun red and green print for the holidays too.

use marker

Once both stripes were dry I used the white American Crafts Galaxy Marker (also found in the Target dollar spot) and a clear ruler to draw the white plaid lines.

label pattern

Since the jar had an embossed area for the label, I made a pattern that I could use to cut out the label.  I taped a piece of paper to the jar and used and end of a paint brush to mark the edges where the label will go.    I used a pen to trace the outside area.  I used this as a pattern to cut out the black label.

match listerine bottle

I am totally impressed with how the paint I chose matched the LISTERINE® bottle perfectly.   This makes me happy because I love the pretty blue color on the LISTERINE® Cool Mint bottle.


I taped the label to the plaid vinyl and cut it out.

finished jars and listerine

The finishing touch was adding the labels to the jars and filling them with cotton balls and cotton swabs for my bathroom. Not only does the new plaid wrapped LISTERINE® bottles dress up my bathroom, but LISTERINE® can also help me achieve better oral health.   By keeping the LISTERINE® Antiseptic on the counter it reminds me to add it into my twice-daily routine of brushing my teeth.

Target Listerine

You will find the limited edition Plaid LISTERINE® bottles at Target on an end cap near the dental care items.   If you pick up some LISTERINE® make sure you take advantage of the 10% off Cartwheel offer good on LISTERINE® products.  Cartwheel offer is good 9/13-10/31.

What plaid items are you loving at Target right now?

Stamped Gift Wrap

Stamped Gift Wrap

Sifting through the Dollar Spot is like going on a mini treasure hunt every time I go to Target. You never know what kind of amazing goodies you’ll find! This time I picked up some pretty stamps and a roll of kraft paper. I love the versatility of kraft paper. I’ll show you how easy it is to dress it up and create one of a kind gift wrap.

You’ll need:

  • roll of kraft paper
  • stamps
  • ink pad

Begin by cutting the kraft paper down to the size you’ll need to wrap your gift. Now grab your stamps and an ink pad and get ready to make it beautiful!

Stamped Gift Wrap

I’ve noticed that Target usually carries three types of stamp sets in the Dollar Spot. The set above with the happy birthday stamp is part of their current variety pack. You can usually find a set of letter stamps and a set of number stamps too. Each set is $3 and such a fun find! While I’m not using an alphabet set on this project, I wanted to share a little tip with you. You can easily group letters together by wrapping a piece of tape around them. This trick comes in handy if you’re stamping the same word a few times. Plus it keeps the letters nice and straight.

Stamped Gift Wrap

I kept it simple for this piece of gift wrap by using only the happy birthday stamp. I used a mix of blue and green inks and stamped until the kraft paper was mostly covered.

Stamped Gift Wrap

Once the ink is dry you can go ahead and wrap your gift. Don’t forget to add a piece of ribbon to finish it off. Customized wrapping paper only takes a few (fun!) minutes to put together, but your recipient is bound to love it!

Stamped Gift Wrap

Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

DIY Pennant Banner

DIY Pennant Banner - Customize for any color or season

I love banners! I think every party should have one.  They are so fun and bring a lot of color to the event.  I’m going to show you how to make one that gives you a lot of WOW for very little money.  Plus, you can customize it to whatever colors you need.

A few things you need:

  • Plastic tablecloths, whatever colors you like.
  • Bias tape (Find this at a sewing or craft store by the zippers, or make your own)
  • Thread
  • 8 1/2 X 11 piece of card-stock
  • Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing ruler (not necessary but helpful)

A few helpful hints:

  • The tablecloths  from Target (blue and pink) are very high quality and very thick, my store only had a limited selection so I had to get some colors elsewhere.  Another thing to be aware of is that if you are buying a patterned tablecloth make sure you know what the middle looks like and adjust accordingly.  Many patterned ones are white through the center, you may need two tablecloths to make the amount of pendants you need.  I used part of five tablecloths and got several yards of banner.  I would guess close to 12 yards.  The extra can be used for lots of other decorating projects.


  • Bias tape is available at sewing stores.  It is a strip of fabric that has both sides folded to the center and then folded on top of each other and ironed to make a crease in the middle.  This makes a perfect pocket for our pendants to slide into.  Bias tape from the store usually comes in solid colors, if you want a fun pattern you will probably have to make your own.  It is time consuming but worth it.  There are a lot of tutorials on the internet that explain the process far better than I can.  Look for a tutorial about continuous bias tape.

bias tape

Lets get started.

To cut:

Take the sheet of card-stock and mark the center on the short side.  Draw a line from both corners of the opposite side to the center mark.  Cut on the lines, this will be your template for the pendants.

It is easiest to do this part on a cutting mat, lay out the tablecloth.  Unfold the length of it to have a long strip, don’t unfold the width.  Lay the template on the bottom fold, using a rotary cutter, cut both sides but not the top.  If you have a hard time keeping it straight a ruler can be place along the edge.

cut 4

Turn the template around and line up the side with the previous cut and the top on the upper fold.  Every other cut slide your template over so the corner will not be cut off, you will have some waste.

cut 2

Some of the cuts will be a folded pendant and some will be two single pendants.  I left the folded ones folded and layered the singles on top of each other.

open pendants

I found that having too layers intensified the color.  You tablecloths will go much farther if you choose to do singles, if that is what you choose make sure to move the template up a little so you can cut along the top instead of leaving the fold.

cut pendants

To sew:

Take your bias tape and leave and few feet at the end to tie your banner up, put the bias tape under the pressure foot of your sewing machine and take the first pendant and slide it between the bias tape.

bias tape pendant

Make sure the pendant stays between the tape and start sewing close to the edge.

sewing closeup

When you get close to the end of the first pennant put the needle down and raise the pressure foot up.  Place the next pendant between the bias tape almost touching the first and begin sewing again.  Continue until your banner is as long as you like.  The sewing goes pretty fast.  This is a great project to do with a friend, one can cut one can sew.  I was lucky enough to have a friend help me, it took us a few hours to get ours done.  I love how it turned out and can’t wait to use it for an up coming ice cream party.  It’s versatile and sturdy enough that I’m sure it will last through may parties.  I hope this inspires you to make something fun.

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This post was created by All Things Target DIY/Crafter Kamee.