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Sweet and Speedy DIY Graduation Gift

We’ve got more graduates in our lives this year than any other that I can remember. Most of them are our babysitters…which makes me a little more sad than I should be because, you know. Babysitters leave for college. And you have to find new ones, and it’s hard. Anyway, we do love our sitters […]


BBQ and Brews on BHG

Backyard BBQs with darling themes are so perfect for summer in so many ways. They’re a good excuse to gather family and friends and host a few fun group activities. My friend Natalie of Southern Belle’s Charm held one such BBQ recently as an event to appear on Better Homes & Garden’s web site. It […]


Circus School Party – The “Experience Party” Strikes

As kids start to get older, they seem to want at-home parties less and less and are drawn to experience-based parties. This year, there was no convincing my daughter into doing something at the house, we had to go seek some thrills. My little coastal city is not a panacea for exciting party venue–you’ve got […]


20 Minute Cleaning Tips for Last Minute Entertaining

This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you clean on the go for a happier home. While I may have a few creative talents, God did not bless me with the skills to be a perfect housekeeper. More often than not, my house looks like it may have been the victim of a natural disaster. (Or aforementioned […]


Apple Teacher Appreciation Free Printable Tag

Our school’s teacher appreciation week is upon us, and it seems I’m inspired to come up with some fun things for my kids’ teachers this year. Really, these women who see my kids for the better parts of their days during the week are really amazing people, so showing a little gratitude is the least […]