Hot Cocoa and Popcorn Teacher Gifts with Printable

Sometimes the best gifts are simple things that you know the recipient will use and enjoy! The trick is in the packaging and presentation. People love the Valentine’s Snack Basket I made for my husband. Here are some ideas for easy gifts for teachers or neighbors comprised of snacks you know they will use and […]

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 […]