Mar 262017
 

Within the last few weeks we’ve had a few milestones take place here.  Bubbles turned six, and she also lost her first tooth – two very exciting happenings when you’re that age.

Celebrate milestones - like birthdays, a first lost tooth, spring, holidays, or more - with beautiful photos from Portrait Innovations

For as long as I can remember my family has documented milestones like these with a trip to the portrait studio.  We almost always went around our birthdays, and then during the holidays my Mom and my Aunt would join forces to corral all six of us cousins for a family portrait. Continue reading »

Mar 152017
 

Spring showed itself here recently, with lots of sun and a few warm days.  It’s really put Bubbles and I in the mood for fun spring crafts.  So we went through my craft supplies and decided to make some clothespin crafts.

These clothespin crafts are a fun and easy kids craft. Check out how to make these cute dragonfly and caterpillar clothespin critters!

Bubbles loves any project that calls for googly eyes so we decided to make some clothespin dragonflies and clothespin caterpillars.  We had so much fun with them that next on our list will be some clothespin butterflies, too. Continue reading »

Mar 092017
 

Disney’s Moana is one of my favorite movies from the last few years.  We received a copy last week from our friends at Disney and watched it three times with two different groups of people over the weekend.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

When new movies release, I really love doing a movie-themed recipe or craft to enjoy with my family while we watch.  Originally I wanted to do something with coconuts, because after seeing Moana in theaters I knew they were a focus in the song “Where You Are“.  But it’s not exactly coconut season in Kentucky, so instead, I decided to make Pineapple Fried Rice. Continue reading »

Feb 152017
 

I have a little confession.  I think I enjoy playing with DIY slime nearly as much as Bubbles does.  It’s relaxing and a good way to de-stress.

Green & Gold DIY Slime for St. Patrick's Day - Great gift or easy craft for kids!

We could use a little de-stressing around here, since everyone’s been sick on and off for the last couple of months.  That means we’re also a little behind on our crafting which is something Bubbles and I love to do together. Continue reading »

Jan 092017
 

This shop and my idea for empty dish return has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WipeAwayHolidayMess #CollectiveBias

I love cooking and baking for holiday gatherings.  It doesn’t matter if I’m the hostess or the guest, I look forward to making special holiday dishes to share with friends and family.

Make post-holiday dish return a special treat with a fun food gift

At the end of the meal there is invariably a collection of dishes that get left behind.  Either the contents are still being divvied up when people leave or sometimes the owner just forgets.  A few years ago I came up with a fun idea to pair with the task of returning them. Continue reading »