Gift Idea: Just Dance 2014

When buying gifts for my kids for Christmas, I’m always trying to find the balance between things that they want and things I want them to have. I prefer gifts that have some value beyond a little bit of entertainment. For the last year or two we have given our kids one of the versions […]

What I am Thankful For…

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   I hope you’ve had a wonderful day! I didn’t bake a single pie, cook a single dish, or even set a pretty table today. I’ll tell you why in a moment. In the past I have really tried to focus on being grateful and have come up with ways to help […]

Turkey Bowl Thanksgiving Get-Together

  You know I love me some beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes with nice dishes and clever place cards, but maybe you are in the mood for a more laid-back get-together over this holiday weekend. Maybe you want to watch the big game or maybe you want to play the big game yourself. Here are some ideas […]

Gift Idea and Giveaway: Travels with Gannon & Wyatt

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”  — Mark Twain When I was 11-years old. My family lived in the Dominican Republic for a year. It was a completely life-transforming experience for me at a time in my life when I was transforming into the person I was going to become. I learned Spanish […]

Cozy Tablescape and Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Mothers of LIGHT retreat in the mountains of eastern Arizona. I was asked to be a speaker at the retreat, and I also created a couple of tablescapes for the attendees while I was there. Today I’m sharing the set-up I did for our breakfast the first morning. […]

Corncob Treats for Thanksgiving Placecards

I was really pleased with how our Thanksgiving table came together last year!  It was an elegant out-door gathering featuring gold and cornhusks. You can read all about it here. But I thought I would explain a little more about the corncob treats I made to serve as both a kid-friendly dessert and a decorative place […]

Easy No-Sew Superhero Capes and Costume

So by now you know that we are doing the Superhero thing this year for Halloween. Our costumes were a combination of borrowed, assembled, and made. My boys are going as the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin. We were fortunate enough to have inherited the batman costume. I bought the mask, but didn’t have […]

Simple Spooky Spider Sign

Is there anything that invites the Halloween willies into your home like lots of creepy crawly spiders? This spiderful sign was really simple to make. I originally posted about it as a blog swap over on Somewhat Simple a year or two ago. I realized it hadn’t made it’s debut here on My Insanity, yet, […]

Family Costume Parade 2013

It is my tradition each year to show you a parade of our family costumes from years past. Each year the parade gets a little longer. This year I get to add last year’s costumes as well as this year’s costumes because they have already been revealed. 2013 I knew it was only a matter […]

Mad Science Birthday

I have been so excited to share our super Science Birthday Experiment–I mean “party”.  The kids had so much fun with this! And it was educational! Win win! This makes a great birthday party, or decorate it a little spookier and it makes a great Halloween party! We set the tone for the party with […]