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 […]

Science Snacks for School Birthday Celebration

I’ve written several times in the past about the creative ideas I’ve come up with for bringing in birthday treats at school, since our school doesn’t allow any homemade goods. It’s kind of become a big thing now, and I’m afraid to show up with typical cupcakes now. When I took in treats for my […]

Photo by Emilie Class Giveaway!

Do you have a DSLR? Are you still shooting on automatic mode? Are you struggling with getting good lighting in your pictures? Would you like to know better what to do with your images in Photoshop? If you answered yes to any of those questions you are going to want to pay attention! I met […]

Family Halloween Costumes and Truffula Tree Treats

Have you chosen Halloween costumes yet for this year? If you have been paying attention, you already know what my family will be this Halloween. We have a long-established tradition of dressing up as a family. I guess it is a little more work in the planning-stages, but we all love it! We sit around […]