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My favorite part of the Grinchmas Party I held for Random House and Yum! Food and Fun for Kids magazine were the giant paper Christmas trees I created. They're fun, they're huge and surprisingly, don't take much to make other than time. I don't mind sitting on the couch on occasion mindlessly doing a crafty project while I soak up a movie. These trees were really the perfect excuse, as they're { Read More! }

SeaPak spring roll shrimp sauce dip #PakTheParty #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a sponsored for Collective Bias and its client for easy holiday appetizer ideas with Rich's SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls. I have a present for you this Christmas. It's a tip and a bit of advice. You don't have to kill yourself making everything from scratch for your holiday (or any) { Read More! }

A Grinchmas Party

The Grinch who Stole Christmas Whoville Party

  All the Whos down in Whoville would heartily approve of this Grinch party to celebrate the 25 days of Grinchmas! We put this together for Random House and the winter issue of Yum! Food and Fun for Kids. There was roast beast, Who pudding and Cindy Lou Who wreaths (recipes available in the magazine).         After dessert, the kids made paper { Read More! }

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Choosing of the perfect gift for someone is part of the joy of giving the gift.  I enjoy thinking of what the person would like and selecting that special "something" to wrap up.  For the person in your life that loves to plan parties, entertain, bake sweet treats or just enjoys a good party, one of these books is sure to delight!  Make it to the top of everyones' Nice List and order one of these { Read More! }

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Operation Shower is an organization whose work is near and dear to my heart. Growing up a military kid myself, I've seen what sacrifices military wives along with the rest of their family units must make while their soldiers are away. It's nice the there are groups out there like Operation Shower that can bring a little love and caring and appreciation to military moms-to-be while spouses are out { Read More! }