Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Party Decorations


Joyful hosting

A few weeks ago I shared the cake from our daughter’s Minnie Mouse 4th birthday party. Another day I’ll share the food. Today is all about decorations. When it comes to a kids party, my motto is ‘keep it simple‘ – it isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money or go all-out to please […]

April 19, 2017

A Kid And Guest Friendly Nautical Themed Bathroom


DIY, Uncategorized

The hall bathroom is mainly used by our 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. But often, it is used by guests. Almost 3 years after moving in, the bathroom was still builder-white. With two little people using the bathroom, the walls were starting to look dingy from wet hands and water splatter on flat white paint. The bathroom […]

September 23, 2016

Spray Painted Flower Pots


DIY, Uncategorized

Since baby girl was born in May, nothing has been created. And I have been in desperate need to make, decorate or complete something, anything, for my own sanity. Since we moved in, I’ve wanted large, blue flower pots in front of our house. Have you ever purchased large planters for your home? Talk about sticker shock! When I find […]

July 13, 2016

Simple Teacher Valentines


Parenting

Our son is celebrating Valentine’s Day at school today. He picked out sport-themed valentines. He was very excited about them, and they were the perfect treat for a nut-free classroom. After signing 20 Valentines, he was ready to be done. However, I wanted to make his teachers something small to recognize the great job that […]

February 10, 2016

Graham Cracker ‘Gingerbread’ Houses – A Simple, Nut-Free Solution


Parenting

Many of you know by now that baking is not my strong suit. Not only have I never baked gingerbread, I have had little success making frosting (of any kind) – seriously, there are friends who will attest to my comically disastrous frosting attempts. The idea of ME successfully making a gingerbread house from scratch is […]

December 11, 2015