Plaid Thanksgiving Tablescape on TV

Are you still looking for inspiration for setting your Thanksgiving table? I’m feeling cozy plaid for this fall and not just for fashion. I had the opportunity to share my Thanksgiving ideas on 3TV’s Your Life A to Z a few weeks ago. You’ll have to watch the video to get all of the details. I […]

Finding Our Family Costumes and other last-minute Costume Finds

We are in the throes of assembling our latest collection of themed family costumes this week. I will not reveal them just yet but will give a few clues. As many of you know, we have a long-standing tradition of dressing up together as a family for Halloween. It is a bit of work, but […]

Princesses and Pumpkins — A Cinderella Birthday

With Disney’s new Cinderella movie on DVD, and pumpkins popping up in markets everywhere, I couldn’t wait any longer to show you the over-the-top birthday party I threw for my daughter last fall inspired by that fairy tale. It may very well be the most over-the-top birthday party I have thrown to date. I told […]

Freshen Up for Fall

I’m not sure why Spring Cleaning gets all of the attention. Think about it. Your children have been home all summer making messes and trudging them in and out of the house. Holidays are lurking right around the corner. Maybe you are hosting a big gathering or have company coming to stay at your house. […]

16 de Septiembre Mexican Meal

I know everyone makes a big deal about Cinco de Mayo, but today is actually Mexican Independence Day, on September 16. If you are looking for a reason to enjoy some delicious Mexican food (and who isn’t, right?), why not cook up a simple dinner party for your family or friends? These images are from […]

Sharp Pencils for the Music Classroom

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts, and by these parts, I mean this blog, because there is really nothing quiet about my life these days. I have recently taken a position as the choir teacher at a local school. While I am excited to share my love of music with my students, this is […]

Inside Out Emotions Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear are not just emotions that we feel, but are also the main characters of the new Disney Pixar film Inside Out…who happen to be emotions. My family has been so […]

Making Over Me: Part 3 The Icing on the Cake

I’ve shared about my 20lbs.+ weight loss transformation and my new life as a Curly Girl. Here are a couple of more fun things that have helped me put a little spring in my step. Makeover #3: The Icing on the Cake Before the curly hair but after a bit of weight loss, I was super excited to be […]

Making Over Me: Part 2 Curly Girl

Yesterday I told you about my 25 lb. weight loss transformation. Come back tomorrow for a little more makeover madness fun! Makeover #2: Curly Girl Despite success with my weight loss goals, it has still been hard to feel “put together”. I hadn’t been to a salon or done anything with my hair for more than 2 […]

Making Over Me: Part 1 Health to Order, my 25 lb. weight loss

Hello, There! Long time, no blog. Because…life. I have dozens of posts to share but it feels wrong to jump into business as usual without an update on some of the things that have kept me from blogging. Of course my #1 blog detractor is also the cutest blogging distraction. He turned 11 months old […]