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 […]

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. […]