How to Bake Cake Mix Using Easy Bake Oven

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

Under the Sea Birthday Party

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

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

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

Birth Announcement 8×10 Poster

When looking for customized room decor for my son's nursery, I came across this idea online to create a poster of his birth announcement. I was able to use the colors we selected to decorate his room, and include all the details from his birth! Here is a preview of how it turned out. If … Continue reading Birth Announcement 8×10 Poster

Southern Sweetheart 1st Birthday Party

As I was looking for ideas to celebrate my daughter's first birthday, I was inundated with many "Texas" or "western" themes using bright colors and mostly pink. Although very young, I knew an overly pink themed party wasn't right for my daughter's personality, as she was already showing a spunky, independent and unique personality all … Continue reading Southern Sweetheart 1st Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse (Red and White) Birthday Party

One of my favorite cartoons as kid was Mickey Mouse, and with the new generation of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, my daughter also shares a new love of Minnie Mouse (as do most toddlers)!  So for her 2nd birthday party, we decided on Minnie Mouse....but red and white Minnie Mouse. Great idea until I started looking … Continue reading Minnie Mouse (Red and White) Birthday Party

Cowboy 1st Birthday Party

Cowboy/Western 1st Birthday Party

We kept a similar theme for my son's first birthday party as my (now) 3 year old daughter's "southern sweetheart", and went with Cowboy for his first birthday party! My favorite project of his cowboy first birthday party was the invitation....I looked online for inspiration and finally settled on creating this one in Microsoft Word. … Continue reading Cowboy 1st Birthday Party

Children’s Birthday Party Checklist

I've been asked multiple times how long it takes me to plan and create my kid's birthday parties. So here's my secret..... it doesn't take too much time if you get organized and stay organized from the very beginning. I typically start researching ideas around 3 months from their birthday. Any earlier you run the … Continue reading Children’s Birthday Party Checklist

Girl Superhero Birthday Party

My daughter is full of spunk and varied interest, so for her third birthday party she wanted it to be superhero themed! At the time, there were minimal party supplies online for girl superhero parties, so I had to get creative with the color scheme and decorations, making about 90% of everything myself....on a budget. … Continue reading Girl Superhero Birthday Party