fall kid crafts-7

While everything is still quite green here in Florida, I hear the leaves have turned spectacular colors throughout the rest of the country. Since we don't have brilliantly hued foliage, we kinda have to make our own fall ambiance--and the result is a few fun fall crafts that you can do at home with the kids that will last the whole season long. Click over to Celebrations.com to see the full { Read More! }


We're down to the last days before Halloween...and if you're anything like me, you're still looking for ideas for that last little gathering or class party idea that wins you the mom of the year award. I'm sure you've heard of the company Evite unless you've been living on the moon or in a cave for the last few years (in which case, I would love to hear that story--email me!). They've now { Read More! }

halloween necklace and jello (4 of 30)

This post brought to you by JELL-O as part of the DailyBuzz Brand Ambassador program, making Halloween more wiggly for everyone. Check out more Halloween recipes here: JELLO.com/recipes It seems like every holiday that rolls around, I have small children begging for a party for all their friends to come to. Being a the tired momma I am, I just couldn't find it in me this year to pull off { Read More! }


Are you a fan of sparkly vampires, or do you run with the werewolves? Hanging out with either is sure to be a frightfully good time!! In this teen-oriented Halloween party originally published in Yum! Food and Fun for Kids Magazine, we took a few clues from the so-en-vougue vampire book series, Twilight.  Highlights of our vampire vs. werewolf party: Sparkly brownie pops Forks fried mushroom { Read More! }

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“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Rubbermaid, Jif, and Smucker’s, but all my opinions are my own. #aBetterLunch #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Some days it's a challenge to pack a lunch that you know is going to come home uneaten. I used to cringe every time I dumped a whole lovingly prepared lunch into the trash. It used to happen { Read More! }

Puppy Dog Cupcakes

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Puppy dogs and puppy themed treats we everywhere at our puppy play date party, even in the cupcakes! Since this is a quick and easy to put together party, we needed some quick and easy to up together cupcakes. Using strode-bought and ready made ingredients made putting together our cute little puppies a snap, so if you're short on time, ask the bakery at the grocery store for cupcakes with white { Read More! }

puppy party

Every dog has it's day--and every kid should have the chance to celebrate man's best friend! For the summer 2013 issue of the print magazine Yum! Food and Fun for Kids, I put together this fun puppy party for youngsters that can all be done quickly and on a budget from puppy food to doggie activities to fido themed favors. It's all about getting a little more creative when there's less time and { Read More! }

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When the weather gets warm thoughts turn to cool drinks, sunshine and all things undeniably summer. In celebration of brighter days, Dina from Deliciously Darling Events gave the classic lemonade stand a modern ombre update that is sure to make it the most popular watering hole in the neighborhood. Thanks to  Lauren Nicole Studios  for the wonderful photography  seen here.   Lemonade stands { Read More! }


      Red white and blue, patriotic, and an impending presidency. Sounds about right for a birthday being thrown for this adorable and ostentatious little man. Every year, Natalie at Southern Belle's Charm creates a birthday masterpiece of her son's choosing, and this year, it was as cool a theme as it was unique. Greyson went on the campaign trail, had a vote, and gave an { Read More! }