JUNE, YOU’RE PERFECT: BUCKET LIST.

  June is the pre-party to the party. The official kickoff month of summer. Schools out, the weather is hot, and the trees are all covered in their green foliage. June conjures up thoughts of lazy afternoons, fresh lemonade, and taking a dive into an ice-cold pool on a scorching hot day. June, You’re Perfect. …

DIY CUPCAKE STAND FOR A SHOWER

  Easy and Inexpensive DIY Cupcake Stand for a Wedding or Baby Shower.  Recently one of my best friends had a baby shower. I offered to do the cupcakes. While I am no professional, I do bake a lot.  I had all the ingredients, specially selected the toppers, and even went to the dollar store …

THE ART OF A WELL MADE BED

“You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms-they should express your personal preferences in every way…Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours.”  – Dorothy Draper, In the Pink   …

DELICIOUS MARASCHINO CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Happy April everyone! I have been wanting to try this variation of Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Frosting. I tried a version of cherry frosting a few months ago, but it just didn’t get me the flavor I wanted.  Instead I tried a newer version and am very happy with the results. My Mom, husband and daughter …

10 MUSTS BEFORE YOU HAVE YOUR BABY

Along with a new waddle and trying to stay comfortable, entering the final trimester, the urgency to nest and prepare for a baby really sets in.  As your doing your final preparing for your new little love, you may be asking, “Am I forgetting anything?” I know I did. I should also mention that I …

GIANT EASTER EGG HUNT: PERFECT FOR TODDLERS

My daughter, Libby, is just close to a year and a half. With Easter coming up I wanted to do something special for the egg hunt this year. When I was a kid we would find hard boiled eggs around the house. This can be stinky if you end up forgetting about one. Plastic eggs are …

237 BLOG POST STARTERS FOR MOMS

When I first decided to start a blog(s) I came up with a list of things I could write about.  The more I worked on my sites, the more I found I needed to hammer out what I really wanted to focus on. With just having a new baby, these blog topics seemed to flow out …

HELLO, SPRING!

  Hello, Spring…we made it! Today marks the first day of Spring! This definitely calls for a celebration. My daughter and I have been spending the past few days playing outside. She just made a new “leap” and everything is becoming about going outside. Including, banging on the windows and wearing her coat and winter …

GORGEOUS OVERSIZED EASTER BASKET BOW

I picked up this roll of ribbon from the Dollar Tree. It’s perfect because it’s bright and will add a pop of color to my daughter’s Easter Basket. The first time I made one of these bows was for a Gender Reveal Party. I was in charge of making a box that released the balloons that announced …

15 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD

The skies are a dull gray, with no sign of the sun.  It’s mid-march, the final weeks of winter. You think you made it through, but then it hits you… the winter blahs. For me, this is a case of feeling unmotivated, bored, uninspired, and sometimes sad. The blahs seem to come from out of …