The Easter Bunny And Daddy’s Birthday #KmartEaster

Kmart - Bunny

What do these two things have in common?  For MONTHS my daughter has been telling me the Easter bunny comes on daddy's birthday.  She's close, the Easter comes the day before his birthday but I have no clue how she associated the two events.  I mean she's smart, that's evident in the things she says and does every day but I'm thinking someone must have put her up to saying that. This year I decided to my kids would get Easter baskets that wouldn't be full of sugar and sweets.  Not too much of … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Artwork Display Board With Elmer’s Painters Markers #CBias #GluenGlitter


For a while I've wanted to come up with a solution to showcase my daughter's artwork.  Not wanting to go the traditional route and put it on the refrigerator, I opted to create something that was unique to her and could be kept in her bedroom.  My solution?  Create a display center using a cookie sheet, Elmer's Painters Markers and some magnets.  You can see a full a full description of my shop with photos in my Google + album. For a while I've been tossing around using cookie sheets as … [Read more...]

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreaths

St Pat

I know, another holiday collection of wreaths from East9thStreet!  I can't help it.  I love them and how they dress up a door.  My only wish is that I had more time to actually make each one of them.  Here are just a few of my favorite DIY St Patrick's Day wreaths. Everyone who reads my blog knows I'm a sucker for a burlap wreath.  This wreath is a little bit different than others I've posted.  What do you think? Source: via Sarah on Pinterest This curly … [Read more...]

Luau Birthday Party

Luau Outside

I am embarrassed to admit, I completely forgot about posting the pictures from my daughter's 2nd birthday.  Sure, some of that had to do with rescheduling her party but most of had to do with plain old forgetfulness.  So here is my luau birthday party, about 6 months later.  I've quickly realized that I'll no longer have the say in her party themes going forward as she's very vocal about her opinions.  My gut says for her 3rd birthday, it will be Dora or Thomas the Train.  I'm crossing my … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

Burlap Wreath

You know how much I *heart* wreaths.  Wreaths just aren't for Halloween and Christmas, you can make them for any holiday or season.  Here are a few of my favorite wreaths for Valentine's Day. I think everyone should have a couple of burlap wreaths... Source: via Sarah on Pinterest This wreath is made out of felt. How to make the cute kid holding it is not included in the instructions. :) Source: via Sarah on Pinterest All that ribbon you scored on the … [Read more...]

Decorating With Peppermint Candies

Pepper Candy Ornament

Never wanting to run out of something, I tend to go a little overboard when purchasing snacks for my playdates.  After my Candy Christmas Tree decorating party, I found myself with 2 bags of peppermint candies and 1 bag of cinnamon candies.  Of course, I went to my new go-to place for awesome crafts, Pinterest.  I'll be using those peppermint candies to finish decorating for Christmas!   Source: via Sarah on Pinterest Source: via Sarah on … [Read more...]

Candy Christmas Tree Playdate for the Kids

Candy Christmas Tree Playdate

Hosting holiday-themed playdates is easy and fun.  Using items you already have around your home and a little bit of creativity, you can put together a candy Christmas tree playdate in just a few days.  The kids get to use their creativity and the moms get to eat the leftover candy.  A win-win for everyone! 1.  Use items you already have as decorations.  I used a cake plate, a Christmas tree that I made out of a plastic cup & scrapbook paper, a teddy bear my daughter received for … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Joy Project

DIY Christmas JOY

Even with the best intentions, I still managed to put off buying Christmas decorations for the house.  Why is it the stuff you have at one house never seems to quite fill the space at the next house, even if that house is smaller?  I braved the elements (meaning, the parking lot at Hobby Lobby) only to find their Christmas decorations were pretty much picked over.  My thoughts of making a custom garland were soon gone.  Not wanting to leave empty handed, I quickly decided to Christmasfy (new … [Read more...]

Divas and Desserts – The Perfect Girls Night In

Duncan Hines

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There's no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! When I lived in Charlotte, I belonged to a playgroup called the Playground Divas.  Don't let the name fool you, we weren't diva-ish in Diana Ross or Mariah Carey kind of way, more that we were more than just moms.  We liked to have fun and celebrated that each of us were beautiful in … [Read more...]

You Know You Love Your Daughter When….

Creepy Baby Doll

You restuff and sew up her creepy baby doll. Looks a little Frankensteinish to me!   … [Read more...]