The Essential Apps for Party Planning

Pinterest is possibly the greatest resource out there to find inspiration for DIY projects and party planning. By typing a few keywords, you’ll encounter the most creative ideas shared on the internet. Brainstorming is easy, but it’s the rest of the party planning process that is a little more difficult. Playing host and feeding the…

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers

{Kid Friendly} Jack O’Lantern Stuffed Peppers 4 Orange Bell Peppers 1 lb. of lean meat (either ground beef or turkey) 1 can of Manwich 1 cup of corn 1 small onion – optional Shredded mozzarella cheese to taste – optional Jalapeno to taste – optional

Lego Head Cake

My incredibly cool nephew was turning double digits!  To commemorate the decade long accomplishment I told him I would make his birthday cake.  He wanted a Lego cake and I had no idea where to begin.  But, I was determined to make him the best Lego cake ever.  After a couple hours on Pinterest and…

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Sometimes I feel like I have it all – the family AND the career.  Other times I just feel torn between work and the moments I miss with the kids.  Thanks to two amazing caregivers the kids have had an amazing summer – swimming and trips to the park almost daily!  Today they are taking…

Mickey Mouse Cake

I’ll start this by saying, I am NOT a baker.  I’m not even close.  I love to cook, but I just haven’t mastered baking.  Perhaps it is because exact measurements are not needed in cooking.  Often I make a recipe my own by playing with the measurements and sometimes I add an ingredient or two…

Mickey Mouse Table Setting

As I discussed over margaritas, I’ve been working on material.  My son, Noah, is turning 3!  Although I’m astounded at how much of a little man he has become, part of me questions how this little firecracker can only be 3 – he has given me significantly more years worth of memories and laughter!  He is great.

Margaritas

Call off the search parties – I’m here.  I know it’s been a bit since my last post.  I’ve been basking in the Summer sun working on material.  Seriously.  We have been entertaining up a storm this Summer and I’ve been loving every minute.  Coincidentally the weather has been outstanding, which means we have been doing…

Vow Renewal

In his 2015 edition, Webster defines a friend as, “a person you like and enjoy being with.”  I can’t say he’s wrong.  I like and enjoy being with all my friends.  But when I truly reflect on the friendships I am lucky enough to have, I feel as though he only provided a partial definition.  He left…

Baseball Birthday Party

As I’ve mentioned, my son is a sports nut.  His birthday is in July, so it coincides nicely with baseball season and 4th of July, which made a baseball/Americana themed 2nd birthday a no-brainer.  I started with some simple table settings.  For the tablecloths I used solid red that I popped with a red and white picnic…