Well, how is YOUR summer going so far? Happy to not have schooling every day on top of everything else: cooking, cleaning (oh the cleaning!), working, laundry, etc.?! My family is trying to keep up with reading & math on weekdays, but we need more TO DO'S! And this week, my teen got her first… Continue reading Caramel Cupcakes
May is upon us and we have so many things to celebrate: Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, a few special birthdays (my son, my sister, my friend April, ... 😉 ) and of course, one of my favorites: MAY DAY! When I was a little girl, I can remember going early before school started and dropping… Continue reading May Day Art
Oh what an afternoon! Another FIRST in the books!!! I hosted a wreath making party inspired by my dear friend Tania @thebendflowercompany who hosted one in her new space in Bend, OR last year and said it was a total blast! We laughed, we learned and we all left with the most beautiful wreaths to… Continue reading Wreath Making Party
Nothin’ like a lil’ Christmas Bunko Party to kick-start the holiday festivities! This morning my head is spinning, my cheeks are sore and my mouth is still watering from the new dessert I baked up for the festivities! These Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese frosting from @eighteen25girls were DELISH!!!! The cake was moist, the… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Secret Santa’s 🎅🏼 already?!!! Oh yes, people. The season is here!!! And with it comes a quick and simple new packaging idea!!! I mean, if you have a paper cup anywhere in your house, and a lil’ ribbon 🎀 , you too, can make this adorable little giftbox! Materials needed: 1 paper cup scissors small… Continue reading Quick and Simple Packaging
The story goes...I went into Homegoods looking for something (ANYTHING! Furniture, throws, cupcake liners...you never know what you might find!)...and all the fall decor was out! Glass pumpkins, wheat bunches, orange and brown and black goods a-plenty! I didn't need any of it. In fact, I hadn't even gotten my own fall decor boxes out… Continue reading Fall is HERE!
Now, if you follow my Instagram you know I LOOOOVE flowers! Do you ever buy flowers, make an arrangement and some flowers DIE earlier than others? (Um...I'm talking about you, Mr. Hydrangea! I even tried this trick here with not much success. 😦 ) Exhibit A: Flowers starting to wilt *those white tulips literally fell… Continue reading Flower Refresh!
Having a slew of relatives over? Or maybe a Friends-Easter? (Doesn't quite have the same ring as Friends-giving, does it?! 🙂 ) We are having both! My in-laws, brother-in-law & his girlfriend and cousin Teresa are coming over for Easter. Then, our family dinner group who all have kids our kids age, are also coming… Continue reading Easter Sippin’
My daughter came home about a week ago and exclaimed, "Let's make marbled Easter eggs this year!" And of course I said, SOUNDS GREAT! Let's do it! Low and behold, there was an article in a magazine on marbling eggs with Cool Whip! So I jumped in the mom mobile and headed to the… Continue reading Let’s Dye Some Eggs!!!!
Thanksgiving is almost here. Can you believe it?! Turkey, stuffing, gravy. Relatives, friends, black Friday. Do y'all have big plans and traditions to recreate? Two years ago, we started a new tradition, and tried out a new location for our turkey dinner: Sunriver, OR. It's kind of an "in-between" destination for all the relatives. My… Continue reading Turkey Traditions