Mashtini Bar Birthday

Back in November we decided to throw an impromptu birthday dinner for my sister-in-law. I’m sharing it with you now, because I think it would make a perfect New Years Eve dinner. In fact, I’m planning on doing a reprisal of the Mashtini bar for our New Years Eve celebration. What is a mashtini bar? […]

Preschool Christmas Party

Are you wondering what to do with the kids now that school is out for the holiday vacation? I threw a little preschool Christmas party this week, filled to the brim with crafty projects you might want to try with the kiddos. After starting class in the usual way, we jumped into Christmas-y things. I […]

Oatmeal Bar

BSB and I were assigned to prepare one of the breakfasts at our family reunion last month. It had to be easy, it needed to be yummy, I wanted it to be pretty, and it had to feed nearly 50 people!! We tossed around a lot of ideas before the kids and I decided that […]

Hot Stuff Father’s Day

Father’s Day last year was pretty hot. BSB’s main gift was a new grill (well, a new-to-us grill that the neighbors were getting rid of when they moved), so we had a “Hot Stuff”-themed Father’s Day. I made this grilling apron for him for his other gift. I couldn’t resist the scandalous play on words. And […]

Chapter 4: Book Party Cake

When last we left our birthday guests, they were engaged in suspense and adventure, but rest assured, they were rewarded for their bravery and enthusiasm with cake and other book-themed goodies. The cake was in the shape of–what else?–a book! Actually, there were several books represented in the cake. I considered giving each book the […]

April Fools Cafe

A year ago, I wrote about the fun family tradition my family had of having mystery dinners for special occasions, or to make regular occasions special. I had created an April Fools version which has become pretty popular on Pinterest leading up to April Fools Day. We had so much fun last year, that we […]

Valentine’s Round Up *Food*

I’m participating with the Dating Divas and bunches of your other favorite creative bloggers in a week-long Valentine’s Idea Round-up. 4 days of amazing ideas! Still looking for Valentine’s inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Thanks to the Divas for compiling these great collections! Don’t forget to check out Days 1 and 2 for gift and Decoration ideas! […]

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Review

  Are any of you as overwhelmed as I already am? And it isn’t even December, yet. With so much to do each day, meal prep often gets pushed to the bottom of my list. To top it off, I’ve been trying to start a new eating plan (a.k.a diet). (Who does that right before […]

Thanksgiving Table setting – Earthy and Green

I blogged about our 2010 Thanksgiving celebration last year, but not until I’m sure you had all moved on to Christmas, so I’m going to post it again. It was full of inexpensive DIY details. We were fortunate to get to spend Thanksgiving with much of my side of the family in Utah, this year. […]

Donut Classroom Treat Printables

Some of my most Pinned posts are the ones showing creative treats to take to school for hand out at birthdays. Like the juicebox robot, and my recent S’more printable. I’ve also had this #10 donut treat pinned numerous times. Lately, I’ve had several people request a printable topper that they can download and use […]