DIY Butterfly Yarn Magnets

The blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining and spring is in the air. What better way to get in the spring spirit than to create artwork inspired by the season with a fun butterfly craft. I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create colorful, fun and easy butterfly yarn magnets that are not only a work of art themselves, but a craft that can also be used to hang up and display all of the colorful artwork your kids create this spring. My kids love drawing, painting and creating artwork, but … [Read more...]

Chippin’, Dippin’ and Margarita Sippin’ Cinco de Mayo Party

Any holiday that revolves around Mexican food is a holiday worth celebrating, wouldn't you agree?  Growing up in South Texas I have always been a fan of Cinco de Mayo and love planning parties to celebrate with family and friends.  This year I teamed up with Oriental Trading to show you how you can host your own extraordinary Chippin', Dippin' and Margarita Sippin' Cinco de Mayo Party! With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about which festive foods … [Read more...]

I Love You Because Jar

Does your family have any special Valentine's Day traditions?  Do you make special heart shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast?  Or do you enjoy a special treat, like our Cupid Floats or Conversation Heart Parfaits, after school? To me, Valentine's Day seems like the perfect holiday to create special family traditions and focus on showing love and gratitude to one another.  Handmade gifts from the heart, like this “I Love You Because …” jar, are sure to be cherished treasure for many years to … [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...]

Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box

Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  It's time to start thinking about those cute little valentines and how you are going to collect all of them.  This Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box is a fun kid-friendly craft that is perfect for writing and collecting love notes at home or at school. I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this adorable Hot Air Balloon Valentine Box for my kids.  You can get all the details and the step by step tutorial HERE. I love … [Read more...]

Touchdown Super Bowl Party Ideas

Football is a way of life here in Texas. In high school Friday night football games were the place to be, in college Saturday's were all about tailgating , and now our family crowds on the couch on Sunday's to root for our hometown team. I love watching football, and it's even more fun when your watching it with friends.  This year gather your friends together to throw the ultimate Super Bowl Party.  It will be a breeze with these fun, easy and creative Touchdown Superbowl Party Ideas. If … [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...]

DIY Fortune Cupcakes

Instead of the typical spooky Halloween party entertain your friends this year with a magical dinner party full of good fortune and fun. We planned and hosted a fun Magical Fortune Teller Halloween Dinner Party. Guest were invited to a magical night under the stars and enjoyed good food, great company and a fun treats. We all want to know what the future holds, so why not give your guest a glimpse into the future with delicious DIY Fortune Cupcakes. This fate tempting tradition dates back to … [Read more...]

Magical Fortune Teller Halloween Dinner Party

Are you tired of the same old Halloween party themes year after year?  If you love Halloween as much as I do chances are you've used all of the traditional themes.  We've hosted all kinds of Halloween parties, everything from a Mummy and Me Soiree to a Murder Mystery Dinner Party, but this year I thought it would be fun to give Halloween a mythical makeover with a refreshing break from witches and ghouls.  You're invited to a magical night under the stars, join us for a Magical Fortune Teller … [Read more...]

Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch

Do you go all out with your Halloween decor or do you prefer to keep it simple?  I personally love decorating for Halloween. It's one of the few holidays that I go all out and decorate not only the inside of my home, but the outside too. This year we are celebrating in a big way with a spooky Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch makeover that will spook and delight friends, neighbors and trick-or-treaters. I have been collecting spooky Halloween decorations for a few years, and this year I … [Read more...]