Glow in the Dark Trunk or Treat Backdrop DIY

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I’ve been on a bit of a glow-in-the-dark kick lately. It started with my son’s Laser Tag Birthday (which will be up on the blog very soon), and transitions nicely into Halloween! I was already scheming up some glow in the dark ideas for our trunk for this year’s Trunk or Treat when I was given […]

Of Life and Death

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I generally like to keep this blog a rather light and happy place to be. This is mainly because I think life should be light and happy whenever possible, hence my penchant for perpetual party planning. Nothing brings me greater joy than to see the face of a loved one light up from a welcome […]

An Old-Fashioned Family Halloween Party

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Do you remember the days of cake walks, bobbing for apples, and old-fashioned carnival -type games on Halloween? We do and wanted to give our kids a taste of what a simple family Halloween party was like back in the day, so we threw a simple but fun Old-Fashioned Family Halloween party. I am excited […]

Large Gift Bag DIY featuring Target Toy Emporium

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias #TargetToys.  All opinions, projects, photos and insanity are mine alone! So your daughter is turning seven years old and the one thing she REALLY wants for her birthday is….a horse–a carrot-eating, clip clopping, real-live horse! And while you’d love to make her […]

Sharp Sharpie Teacher Gift

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“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” My kids like to give their teachers gifts on the first day of school. I like to think of it less as kissing up and more as starting […]

Baby Update – 1 month old

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Wow! It has already been more than a month since this little man joined our family. We are so in love with him and excited that he is smiling and becoming more interactive each day. He is well-loved by his siblings and so many family and friends. We are so grateful to have him in […]

One Smart Cookie — First Day of School Treat!

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This post originally appeared on one of my favorite sites, Paging Supermom, last year when school started. My kids were so excited by this surprise! School starts this week for us. Not sure they will get such a cool surprise this year. My kids have already gone back to school for the year. It came […]

National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Some of us are enjoying the final days of summer vacation before school starts. Others have another month or more to party and vacation before reality sets in. For either scenario, I’ve found a great excuse to get away for a […]

Welcome Baby!

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It’s probably time we introduce you to the newest member of our crazy family! Two weeks ago we welcomed baby Aden to the world. At only 9 lbs. 3 oz., he is the smallest of my boys and the median of my 5 children. (We grow them pretty big!) He is pretty sweet and very […]

Firecracker Popcorn

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We are expecting some excitement this Independence Day as our newest lil’ firecracker is getting ready to make his debut, so we don’t need much more excitement this year. However, you may be looking for a few fun ways to add some “spark” to your 4th of July celebrations. Last year I shared this recipe on […]