Aug 252016
 

The other day I was going through some of my the photos I took while I was in California for the Thor & Delivery Man events a few years ago.  I wanted to show Bubbles some of the holiday decorations that were up at Disneyland then, plus show her Cars Land.

Add a sprinkle of Disney magic to your Halloween party with this Pumpkin Mickey shaped Cheese Ball recipe!

When we looked at the pictures of Jack Skellington and him sitting on the pumpkin, I remembered that sometimes they use a Pumpkin Mickey for decor during Halloween.  The image kind of stuck in my head and fermented there for awhile. Continue reading »

Aug 082016
 

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Bubbles starts kindergarten this week!  She has asked every day for a week if it’s time to start yet, which with as often as we’ve had school kick-off events feels like it has.

This layered Tropical Smoothie recipe is delicious and refreshing, a great way to start any morning!

The big morning is actually on Wednesday and I’ve been planning ways to make it even more special.  I want a few fun touches, but I especially want it to start with a breakfast that will keep her full and satisfied until lunch.  Concentrating is hard enough when you’re a kid, a rumbling stomach just makes it harder. Continue reading »

Aug 062016
 

My husband and I usually sit down on Sunday afternoon and do a rough meal plan for the week.  It makes it easier for me because it cuts down on multiple trips to the grocery store.  It also keeps us from saying “so… what do you want for dinner?” 15 minutes before dinnertime.

Ultimate Stuffed Shells recipe - pasta shells stuffed with cheese, beef, mushroom and olives

While discussing this past week’s meals I suggested maybe we do stuffed shells.  My husband reported that he didn’t recall ever having them.  That response sealed the deal for me, and I decided that stuffed shells would definitely be on the menu. Continue reading »

Aug 032016
 

I’m planning an Angry Birds family movie night as part of our countdown to school starting.  I’ve been trying to think of fun touches to make it extra-special, like games, foods, and other treats.

Quick & Easy Red Bird Angry Birds Marshmallow Pops

I considered making cupcakes or cake pops but then I thought about how much Bubbles loves marshmallows.  So instead I decided to make these “Red Bird” Angry Birds Marshmallow Pops. Continue reading »

Jul 222016
 

Last week we celebrated Christmas in July with make-ahead Christmas projects, like my DIY Christmas coasters.  This week we’re continuing the party with holiday-inspired sweet treats and I have adorable Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes to share with you.

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are perfect for winter, Christmas, or Christmas in July!

These Snowman Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes combine a couple of treats I’ve been wanting to make for a long while: ice cream cone cupcakes, and snowmen cupcakes.  I figured the nod to summer using the ice cream cones was especially perfect for Christmas in July. Continue reading »