Organizing

Fiesta Bridal Shower

My baby sister is all grown up and getting married.  To celebrate her upcoming nuptials my Aunt Rita and I threw an epic Fiesta Bridal Shower complete with margaritas, sangria, salsa and tacos.  We went all out with food and decorations, and even a few party games.  A fun time was had by all! This...
A Bridal Shower at Cooks' Wares

A Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares

This weekend I attended the most unique Bridal Shower at Cooks’ Wares in Montgomery.  Cooks’ Wares is a fabulous family owned kitchen wares store that sells anything and everything you could ever need in your kitchen.  They offer cooking classes of all sorts with experts in this field as well as helpful kitchen classes that...
Fiesta Baby Shower

Fiesta Baby Shower

Last year my family gathered for a festively themed “Fiesta” Baby Shower for my cousin Megan and her husband Bryan.  My cousins and aunts spent so much time focusing on the details of the party to make it creative and unique.  Even Ella got in on the planning fun and made a hilarious diaper cake.  The...
Frog Party Fun!

Frog Party Fun!

For Henry’s 6th birthday we decided on a whim to throw him a party….and because he’s been obsessed with frogs since he was very small we decided to have a Frog Party.   One of the deciding factors in having this party is that Ella (my 12 year old) eagerly accepted the position of co-hostess.  When...
25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

25 Fabulous Holiday Party Recipes

It’s holiday party season, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot show up to a party empty-handed.  I love contributing to the menu, no matter what time of day the party is.  I have put together a list of my favorite Holiday Party Recipes to share with you just in case you are...
Homework Tip:  Organizing with a Clipboard Case

Homework Tip: Organizing with a Clipboard Case

As much as I try to make homework time as peaceful as I can in our house, there will come times during the year when tears are shed and hair is pulled out.  When this happens it’s time to go back to the drawing board and come up with creative ways to make homework time...
Party Planning with Remke Markets

Party Planning with Remke Markets

Back in the day…before I had four kids and seemed to have more time on my hands I would spend hours and hours preparing for parties and making elaborate and delicious food to serve to my guests.  Now I’m all about saving time whenever I can, but I still want to serve great food when...
Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

Minecraft Birthday Party Ideas

The Minecraft video game is all the rage lately, especially in my house.  This summer we hosted an epic Minecraft Birthday Party to celebrate Max’s 10th birthday.  Ella and I spent hours and hours scouring Pinterest as well as some really awesome blogs to put together the perfect party for Max and his friends.  There are so...
Owl Baby Shower Ideas

Owl Baby Shower Ideas

In the past year I’ve hosted two Owl Baby Showers, one for my sister-in-law Jenny and one for our cousin Elizabeth.  I loved creating parties with an Owl theme – Ella and I had so much fun putting together special touches for our guests to enjoy.  I’m not one that likes to spend a fortune...
Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Keeping Peace at the Dinner Table

Have you ever had a night at the dinner table where chaos reigns?  Children are squabbling, parents are tense, milk is spilled, tears are shed, and sanity is called into question.  That’s an accurate description of our table almost every single night.  It’s a very rare evening where our dinner table resembles a Norman Rockwell...
How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap

How to Make a Fruit Fly Trap

Every so often we have some sort of fruit fly EXPLOSION at our house…it’s crazy.  We’ll see one or two fruit flies one day and then the very next day…BAM, they are everywhere!  We’ve tried several methods for getting rid of the fruit flies, but have settled on one sure fire fruit fly trap.  And...
Gold Bling Bachelorette Party

Gold Bling Bachelorette Party

Are you looking for a glamorous theme for a Bachelorette Party? How about Glitter & Gold? That’s the look my cousin went for when planning a Gold Bling Bachelorette Party for her sister in law a few months back. It was a very fabulous party with all sort s of special touches that sparkled with...