Surprise Dinner–Make mealtime a fun mystery!

Surprise Mystery Dinner

Guest post by Kendra’s sister, Trina.  This is a fantastic idea that can be adapted for so many events/parties.  Read on… Here are my boys filling out their menus. A Bit Late for April Fool’s, But Fun Nonetheless (Surprise Dinner)  I love this idea because it’s a way to make an occasion special and fun […]

Budget Boys Room Decor

Guest post by Kendra’s sister, Trina, who isn’t only insanely creative, but also extremely cheap–that runs in our family, too!  :-) I feel unqualified to talk about home décor because I don’t do too much of it, and what I do do is more often dictated most by how inexpensively it can be done. So, […]

A Good Knight Party

(Yes the pun in the title is totally intended.  This is another guest post by Kendra’s certifiably insane sister, Trina.  If you don’t believe she’s all that crazy, read on…)   In recent years, our two older boys have often opted to forgo a big friend party in favor of a bigger outing with only […]

Bionicle Birthday (or Bionicles 101 for mothers)

(Guest Post by Trina, one of Kendra’s crazily creative sisters) When my oldest son turned 11, he asked for a Bionicle Birthday. This party ended up being pretty easy, considering he chose to take a couple of friends to a local trampoline place (it had nothing to do with his theme, but was a great […]

Trina’s Insanity–My First Guest Blogger!

I started on my Easter wrap-up posts.  I have them about half ready for you, but then I just ran out of time. (Here’s a sneak peek and what I’ve been working on).   Have I told you about my April?  Well, after hosting Easter, we had a garage sale last weekend, my daughter’s birthday and […]

By Request: "She’s About to Pop!" Invitation Downloads

By popular demand, here are some templates for you to throw your own “She’s about to pop” baby shower.  They are designed to be able to be printed in black ink on colorful paper.  Don’t forget to add the lollipop in the middle. The first one is good if you have a program like Photoshop […]

It’s About Time! Graduation Ideas

When I first posted the invitation I made for my husband’s graduation (go here to download the template).  I received a few requests for some more graduation party ideas. I really think a graduation party can be anything from formal and fancy to totally casual and fun, like a luau or fiesta.  The idea that […]

Before Pic–should there be an after?

My Easter post will be coming soon, but I’d love some input from all of you brilliant bloggers and readers about this lovely (read sarcasm) piece of furniture. We inherited a decent table and four of these chairs a few months ago (Don’t you love how I never pay for things?). The table is oak, […]

"She’s About to POP!"–the coolest baby shower ever!

She's about to pop baby shower

We’re in the middle of full scale Easter preparations around here (report to come next week). But my sister finally sent me pictures of what the mom-to-be called the “coolest baby shower ever!” This is not a party I hosted. I didn’t have to make the cake pops, or mail the invitations. I didn’t even […]

Other Easter Inspiration

bunny napkin fold

You’ve seen my wheat grass, edible nests, and the cool “tie”-dyed eggs I want to try. I thought I should show you some of the other ideas from blogland that are inspiring me this Easter. Several of these are via the blog, Be Different, Act Normal. I’m planning to do this bunny napkin fold by […]