Every year I try to put together small yet thoughtful Valentine's gifts for teachers and coworkers, and although most ideas can be (and are) geared towards romantic relationships, this year I was able to find inspiration from a few ideas on Pinterest. Thankfully, all recipients have a pretty good sense of humor! I created labels … Continue reading Quick & Easy Valentine’s Gift Ideas
My two kids love to host parties almost as much as I do, so when they kept asking about our family dog's birthday I just knew what they wanted 🙂 Because we adopted our dog, Brownie, we didn't have any idea of his birthday date or even the month, so instead of making a wild … Continue reading Dog Adoption Celebration!
It's all just cupcakes and rainbows....until you plan a birthday party for over 50 guests! Immediately after seeing the movie Trolls, my daughter fell in love with the characters, colors and of course the music! So she just had to have a Trolls themed birthday party, and of course this crafty mom had way too … Continue reading Poppy (Trolls) Birthday Party
From toilets to fingers to bugs (eek!), could you eat any of these?
With Halloween and the kids' costume party just around the corner, I'm kicked in high gear brainstorming, designing, creating and ordering decorations and treats for this group of toddlers! An idea struck me last week while unpacking a box of k-cups......why not turn this empty box into a "monster"? So I gathered materials from around … Continue reading How to Create “Monsters” From Coffee Boxes
Another time (and money) saving tip when creating and planning a birthday party: create your birthday banner using PowerPoint! We use PowerPoint for work projects and school presentations, so why not take advantage of the easy tools and design capabilities for party printables?!?! Here are 10 steps to create a birthday banner in PowerPoint. … Continue reading How to Create a Birthday Banner Using PowerPoint!
Paw Patrol is such a fun and easy party to put together! From dog bowls to Scooby Snacks, there are plenty of ideas online and products available to put this party together on a reasonable budget. Here's how I did mine for under $150! Invitations I started researching ideas online and my daughter helped me … Continue reading Paw Patrol Party (Girl)
Not too sure about that dry mix that comes with your Easy Bake Oven? Me neither. After the first successful creation with her oven (and trying to stomach the mix with water batter and icing), I told my daughter we would use regular icing. Then after many cookie, brownie, pretzel, cake, etc creations, I thought … Continue reading How to Bake Cake Mix Using Easy Bake Oven
For my son's second birthday, we opted for an "Under the Sea" party theme, as he loves all things ocean and well, honestly, so do we. I must say, this has probably been my favorite party to plan and create for since the colors were bright and cheerful, the decorations were super easy DIY, and … Continue reading Under the Sea Birthday Party
My two lovely children (aka little balls of human tornado) have a wonderful set of daycare teachers, and while trying to find easy and cost-effective Teacher Appreciation gifts I decided to create a week's worth of smaller items instead of individual gifts. It turned out better than I expected, as all the teachers and staff … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week 2016