Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake


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When my daughter told me she wanted a Princess Sofia birthday cake, I thought…uh oh. That sounds like a stretch.  We’ve had trouble finding a nut-free bakery, so I have been making birthday cakes in recent years. So far, they’ve turned out fine, but Sophia is far beyond my limited skill set. I was grateful a week […]

March 22, 2017

A Ballerina Themed 3 Year Old Birthday – Ballerina Birthday Decorations


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We celebrated our daughter’s third birthday last month. It was a lovely time with both sides of our family. By request, her party decorations were ballerina-themed. The banner below was created using a chalkboard banner I received as a gift. You can find this similar product at JoAnn Fabrics. The ballerina image is a free […]

April 6, 2016

Joyful Hosting: Letting Someone Host At Your House Is A Cinch


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Have you ever ‘hosted’ a party where all you had to do was provide your space? If not, here’s why I highly recommend it, especially if you have small children: who doesn’t like a party? you lighten the load of the ‘host’ by providing a clean space since you don’t have to do all the food, […]

September 24, 2014