Easy Popstar Birthday Party Centerpiece

I plan and obsess over parties for months on end, but sometimes the best ideas come at the last minute. After I’m done with every detail and have already committed every moment of time until the party. Fatefully, that’s when inspiration inevitably strikes. Some ideas, I can let go without a fight. Like my plan […]

The Princess & The Popstar Birthday Invitation

OK, so I’m a little behind. Emily has been five for a few months now and I’ve been a bit off my blogging game (that is, if a bit = way too many months – but hey, who’s counting?!). I have been really wanting to post all the awesomeness from her 5th birthday party…(if the […]

The Best Job and The Worst Job

Sunday was Mother’s Day, and I’ve got to give a shout out to all the moms out there. Motherhood is the toughest, most demanding job I’ve ever had; yet at the same time, it’s the most rewarding. Over the last 4 years I’ve had moments where I’ve been yacked on, pooped on, peed on, cried […]

Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

I’ve written about a dozen posts in my brain these last few weeks but my fingers didn’t make it to the keyboard. But you wouldn’t know that since you can’t exactly read the unwritten stuff in my brain. (This is where you thank your lucky stars that you can’t.) I’ve been MIA because I was on […]

So Easy Easter Egg Coloring

It’s time to color Easter eggs for the holiday, and if you’ve got little ones, you’re going to *love* this tip. Emily’s first time coloring eggs resulted in spilled dye and dyed little fingers (and more) – because no matter how hard I tried to prevent it, she was determined to stick her hands into […]

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, DIY Snow Globe

Tomorrow’s the first day of Spring. Spring! SPRING!!! I’d choreograph a little dance number to show how excited I am about that, except… Today there was snow. Snow! SNOW!!! Seriously? For real. I was so not appreciating the snow. But, I guess if you gotta have snow the day before Spring, this snow was almost perfect. […]

Chore Chart Life Lessons. For Kids. And Moms.

  Emily loves to be a helper. She shows interest in cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. All the things she’s probably going to despise as soon as she’s no longer a preschooler. Let’s face it – I’m no fan of those things either! But I know that now is the time to form good habits while she still likes […]

Better Late Than Never, Valentine

Valentine’s Day was last week. A full week ago to be exact. Yep. Sure was. And this post is about Valentine’s Day. Yep. Sure is. I just didn’t have time to post it last week before the holiday – especially because Emily and I finished her valentines on Valentine’s Day. Her party at preschool wasn’t […]

The Bad Mood Tornado

I was in the mother of all bad moods yesterday. I know. Bad moods happen to all of us. But not like this. This bad mood was a 12 on a 10 point scale. A really BAD mood. The Ultimate of Bad Moods. A don’t-look-at-me, don’t-talk-to-me, don’t-occupy-the-same-room-as-me, horrendous, awful, sunshine-and-laughter-and-cute-4-year-old-girls-cannot-make-me-smile bad mood. I don’t remember […]

Minnie Mouse Pretty Pink Cupcakes

When I was planning Emily’s Minnie Mouse birthday party, I fell in love with this gorgeous cupcake: I found it on a party web site but the source was missing. Finally after much searching, I discovered Claudia Cupcake Lady on Etsy. She sells the fondant ears and bows in her online shop in case you’d […]