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My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her…   [Read the full article]


XmanCmonsterFather'sDay14card

As you hopefully realized, Father’s Day was Sunday. In the past we have written recaps here and here, about celebrating Father’s Day when deployed, about traditions, created a great gift guide, about how dads can shape your romantic relationships (here), and also about how dads can and will parent differently, but that isn’t necessarily a…   [Read the full article]


16 Storybook Birthday Parties

We love a good character driven birthday party here and books are an awesome place to start looking for ideas. Here’s a roundup of our favorite birthday parties inspired by children’s books. Click the book titles to see pictures and party details. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie– Based on the book series by…   [Read the full article]


  I will freely admit it, my thumb is not green.  I have never had luck at keeping plants alive…especially the edible varieties.  During the spring and summer months, I often see pictures of friends’ gardens on Facebook.  I see all of the yummy fruits and veggies that they have grown or pictures of their children enjoying their harvest….   [Read the full article]


Draw Your Own Pancake

One of my favorite things about the weekend is getting to sleep in for a bit while the hubs takes the Goober and gets him breakfast. I must confess, the hubster’s idea of breakfast is a bit more elaborate than my dumping cheerios in a bowl and saying “here ya go” while I down coffee…   [Read the full article]


CFF pottery Valentines Day Craft pinterest

I was shopping the dollar section of Target the other day and ran across the cutest little clay pots. They are little strawberry planting kits and I thought they would make the perfect valentine for the Goober to give to his classmates at his Mom’s Morning Out program. They turned out so cute I thought…   [Read the full article]


Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit Cup Craft

The Goober’s Moms’ Morning Out program is having a Thanksgiving feast this week and I needed to come up with a cute snack idea to send in. After a bit of brainstorming, I was inspired by the fruit cup jack o’lanterns that were all over Pinterest in October. I decided to try my hand at…   [Read the full article]


Pedro the Pony Before & After

If you are like me, you are always searching for great deals and toys for your little one. It helps keep costs down and in the case of toy purchases, keeps the little one happy as well. A month or so before Christmas last year, I was walking through Clothes Less Traveled, a Peachtree City…   [Read the full article]


Nursery Room Art Inspiration

   If you remember from this post here several months back before we were pregnant, I was daydreaming of a circus nursery. However, by the time we found out we were pregnant with baby boy #2 (you can see posts about that here, here, and here), the circus theme had kind of lost its appeal…   [Read the full article]


frankenstein & candy corn

One of my favorite things about Fall is that Halloween is just around the corner and as a horror movie  lover who majored in theatre and costume design, a holiday that is all about dressing up and eating candy is obviously my favorite one of them all. Here’s a few of my favorite decoration ideas,…   [Read the full article]