A Very Hostess Holiday

I work with a lot of different companies as a blogger on various sponsored posts. My kids are kind of used to random packages arriving at the door and ask me if it is something “for the blog,” but when the package of yumminess from Hostess arrived, things were a little different. My 7-year-old started […]

One Smart Cookie — First Day of School Treat!

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 […]

Under the Sea Mermaid Birthday Party

A couple of weeks ago I go a call from my neighbor on a Wednesday night. She was wondering if I had any ideas for her daughter’s birthday party THAT SATURDAY! She had sent out an evite weeks before, but hadn’t gotten around to any party planning yet. Of course, I had ideas–it’s My Insanity–I […]

Collaborative Party Party Party Table

As the voting for the Party Party winds down, it is finally time to reveal the Dessert Table I put together with the help of some of my favorite party girls in honor of 5 years Insanity. I’ve been posting sneak peeks of the contributions along the way on Instagram, and it was so fun […]

The Pretty Ones! Cookie party wrap-up & Cooking Class winners

Thanks for linking up all of your amazing cookie recipies and ideas to our fun Christmas Cookie blog hop!  It’s going to be a great resource for years to come!  My sister already tried out the peppermint whoopie pies and said they were very yummy.  I wanted to feature some of my favs and since […]

Great Gifts – Idea number 4: Personalized Gingerbread Families

Neighbor/friend gifts.  They always get me.  They seem so simple in my mind, but the mass production always leaves me pulling my hair out.  Ever since the infamous star cookie tree incident.  Still, I like to do something thoughtful and fun (and inexpensive) for the people we interact with the most. Last year, in keeping with […]

The Incredible Cookie Party Blog Style

The time has come for our Incredible Christmas Cookie Party (Blog Style).  I’m going to share my favorite holiday cookies with you.  Then you want to check out the cookies from my fellow hostesses… Steph of Somewhat Simple: Pumpkin and Chocolate Cookies Kristyn of Lil Luna: Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies Jax of Aly and Ash: […]

Great Gifts – Idea #3 Cooking Classes (GIVEAWAY!)

I was talking about gift ideas for BSB with my sister (and I have pretty much banned him from the blog this month), and she suggested some sort of cooking class.  It was a great suggestion because he loves to cook, and he loves to learn new things.  He would be thrilled to not have […]

The Incredible Cookie Party Coming Soon!

I’m so excited to let you know that I am teaming up with some of my favorite Arizona bloggers to bring you a Christmas cookie exchange party like no other! This was the brain child of Ashley @ Cute as a Fox, who also helped dream up the Arizona Bloggers’ Tour de Thrift and she […]

Crazy Christmas Cookies (and MomTime TV)

Did you catch me on Mom Time TV, Friday, talking about my crazy Christmas cookies? You didn’t? That’s ok. You can watch the uncut episode, here. Cookie Recipes Uncut from Mom Time TV on Vimeo. The TV version, featured a bunch of the photos you can find on these posts (here and here). The recipes […]