Homemade Lemon Ice Cream

Is there anything that says summer better than lemon? I know! How about ice cold, fresh, homemade lemon ice cream? My husband’s family has a long held tradition of making lemon ice cream when the temperatures rise. He made it for me when we were dating. It might just be one of the reasons we […]

Wooden Father’s Day Tie Banner

Many years ago, I created a Father’s Day banner out of paper ties. I have loved this banner and used it repeatedly, but it has become apparent that making the banner out of a different material would transform it into something that could withstand the years! Here is my wooden version of the Father’s Day […]

Cinco en mayo — A Cinco de Mayo Birthday Party for Kids

Hola! My son has a May Day birthday, but rather than maypoles and flowers, I thought it would be really fun to have a Cinco de Mayo party for him, especially when he turned five. I called it a Cinco en Mayo party, because that means “5 in May!” Yes, I admit this theme was […]

Modern Garden Floral Arrangement

Last Spring my daughter and I were honored to be asked to put together a large-scale floral arrangement to be displayed at the pulpit of our church for an important meeting. We were given a modest budget and instructions that it would be on a shallow shelf, so the arrangement couldn’t be too deep. Other […]

Western Themed Blue and Gold Banquet

I currently am an assistant Cub Master. Assistant is the operative word here. There is much about Cub Scouts that I still have to learn, but basically, I help make Pack Meeting a party each month. February was our Pinewood Derby (maybe a post to come?), so we are getting ready to have our Blue […]

Glam Easter Eggs with Metallic Tattoos

I had a moment of bloggy brilliance last Easter, inspired by the butterfly-tattooed Easter eggs from a previous year, and my love of adding a little gold bling to everything these days whenever possible.  I figured that if other temporary tattoos would stick to colored eggs, then the metallic tattoos I had picked up at […]

Wonderful Watercolor Valentines

I sat down today to figure out my plan for this years’ school Valentines, and realized I had never shared my printable watercolor valentines from last year! These were really fun to put together for me and for my artistic daughter. Step 1: Print out my free printable Valentines (see below) and cut them apart. […]

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 […]