CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat

Tonight we participated in one of my favorite Halloween traditions, the annual Trunk or Treat at the church.  I look forward to coming up with a fun new theme for our trunk each year. Previous themes include a Double, Double Toil & Trouble, Black Hat Bake Shoppe and Gypsy Caravan.  But, this year's CarnEVIL Trunk or Treat theme is officially my favorite!  Come one, come all and let's take a look at my favorite Halloween tradition. When it comes to Trunk or Treating I … [Read more...]

No Bake Candy Birthday Cake

Do you have a celebration coming up that you need a cake for?  This is the easiest 4 tier birthday cake you will ever make, and makes a great focal point at any celebration! Today I've teamed up with FloraCraft to show you how to create this fun and colorful no bake candy birthday cake! When I received my cake form for this project I had lots of ideas swirling around in my head.  I had a teacher appreciation idea, a Father's Day gift, Mother's Day centerpiece and in the end my … [Read more...]

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

Gumdrops, lollipops and fun galore - just wait to you see what a sweet celebration we have in store!  I have been waiting for months to share this adorable Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party I planned for a dear friend and her twin girls 1st birthday.  Turning one is fun, but it's even sweeter when you're celebrating two birthdays at once! I am so excited to finally share this Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party I created for Oriental Trading with you.  You can get all the details for the party and DIY … [Read more...]

Winter Bingo Activity in a Jar

Our winter has been all over the place this year.  One day it's a beautiful, clear day with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. The next it's a blustery, cold day with temperatures in the 30s. They say if you don't like the weather in Texas just wait a minute, it will change. When the weather gets too darn cold to play outside, I can keep the kids entertained inside with this fun Winter Bingo Activity in a Jar. I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this fun activity that you … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Every year, it never fails, the kids come home with overflowing bags of candy on Halloween night! Even if we don't stay out trick-or-treating long, they still end up with so much candy. Or I end up buying lots of candy on sale after Halloween. Instead of sneaking candies out of the kids' trick or treat bags this year, have them hop into the kitchen with you and create some extraordinary treats with the extra Halloween candy. These Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes are out of this world delicious! … [Read more...]

25 Easter Dessert Ideas

Easter is one of my favorite holidays to spend time with my family and friends, remembering the true meaning of the day and watching the kids' excitement. It also means lots of delicious foods, especially all the sweets! I have picked out 25 Easter Dessert Ideas that are prepared to amaze even the pickiest eaters.25 Easter Dessert Ideas Sugar cookies are always a great idea to have, especially with a kiss in the center.Easter Blossom Sugar Cookies Funfetti makes these blondies more … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Printable Cards

How many of you prefer unique Valentine's Day Printable Cards over the generic box cards that you buy at the store? I love the idea of giving out something that is handmade with love. With so many great free printables out there making your own Valentine's Day cards is easy and we've rounded up some of our favorites to help you make Valentine's Day extraordinary! Give out big bear hugs by way of clear bags or boxes of Teddy Grahams and a sweet printable.Big Bear Hug Star Wars is a huge hit- … [Read more...]

Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” We love watching movies, but nothing beats watching them under the stars!  Now that the weather is warmer, we've started one of our favorite family traditions back up.  The Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night at the Leeson Theater are now back in business. I've always been fascinated with outdoor … [Read more...]

Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Decorating Gingerbread Houses is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.  When we were kids my parents always made elaborate gingerbread houses.  I'm talking whole villages, mansions with working lights and candy furniture elaborate.  We always got to help decorate and put the candy on, but of course the best part was sneaking all that candy while helping!  It was one of those traditions I knew we would definitely carry on with our little family, although mine usually aren't anywhere as cool as … [Read more...]

Hansel and Gretel Birthday Party

Follow the trail of lollipops and gum drops to a sweet birthday celebration!  Venture into the woods for this fairy tale Hansel and Gretel inspired 4th birthday party...or as my twin's called it their "Handsome and Gretel" party! When I asked my twin's what kind of party they wanted for their birthday they both screamed "CANDY!"  As an event planner and stylist I am always looking for ways to put a different spin on party themes and incorporate unique ideas where I can add my … [Read more...]