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 […]

Growing Easter

growing wheatgrass for Easter

What a difference a day makes!: Remember the picture I posted of these guys yesterday? Well this is what they look like today! At this rate, they may need a haircut before Easter! If you don’t think you’d have time to grow some wheatgrass, check out this idea I did last year. UPDATE (April 9, […]

Easter Decor: All About Wheatgrass!

growing wheatgrass sprouts

Any idea what this is? Well, I will tell you. A few weeks ago, inspired by the recent acquisition of a set of 12 pastel goblets, and wanting to justify their existence (they were free, just not something you use everyday)–I got the crazy idea to host Easter dinner for my husband’s family. Well, it […]