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. […]

Camping Birthday Adventure

My son has had some pretty cool birthday parties in the past. While the robot, pirate and rocket parties were huge successes, I wanted this year to be a little different. Partly because the thought of a dozen 7-year-old boys wreaking havoc in my home wasn’t appealing, and partly because my husband begged me to simplify a […]

GNO recap

I’m so excited to tell you all about our 1st ever Arizona Girls Night Out, last Friday.And I must say it was a blast!

Flashback Friday: Easter Dinner Decor

Today is an exciting day! I will be hanging out with dozens of creative women at Creative Estates all day, and hosting our first Arizona Girl’s Night Out this evening! It is going to be so much fun! If you are in Arizona, I highly recommend that you get on our mailing list, so we […]

Dining Table Makeover REVEAL! (with thanks to Dutch Boy & CSN)

This post has been a long time coming It’s only been a year and a half since I posted this before picture: This picture is actually rather flattering to the table.  The top was very sticky and worn, and by the time we got around to refinishing it, much uglier than it appears to be […]

Thanksgiving Wrap-up

I know you are all so “over” Thanksgiving and in the middle of Christmas shopping and prep.  But in an attempt to feed my denial that Christmas is less than a month away and that I am turning another year older this week, I’m going to relive our fun Thanksgiving celebration and pretend it isn’t […]

Anniversary Dinner–family style

Our anniversary hit on a weeknight this year.  I still wanted to mark the date, but getting a babysitter and going out, just wasn’t a realistic option, that night.  I was reminded of my parents’ anniversary celebrations from when I was growing up.  They never had much money and Mom maintained that she preferred her […]

Have a TIE-riffic Father’s Day!

Last year I created a whole Father’s Day Celebration around the stereo-typical tie theme, and I blogged about it for the Fave Crafts blog.  You can read the post here, and download their free e-book here that includes some of my instructions, and more great ideas from other bloggers.  Here are a few pictures of […]

The 2nd Annual Party Party (and a Wild Party Post)

OK, everyone! It’s time to celebrate two years of blogging madness! It’s party time! I’ll go first: Back in the middle of November, when everyone was frantically posting about Thanksgiving and Christmas, we threw a WILD surprise party for my sister-in-law, Kristin. Of course, I didn’t get a chance to blog about it then, but […]

HappyThanksgiving! Last Minute Tips, and Gratitude Giveaway #3

So are you stressing yet? I was going to be hosting this year, but I was given a reprieve from my hosting duties, since I haven’t recovered from my first trimester yet (even though I am well into my 2nd one, *sigh*). Even so, I still have some experiments to conduct on a 21 lb. […]