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Classic Home Bowl Football Party for Evite

This post is spon­sored by Evite, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! I was thrilled to be contacted by Evite.com to once again participate in one of their Top Party Pro challenges! As you may remember, I took part in the competition last year with my Break Out the Bubbly preschool graduation… Read More »

Maryellen’s Fabulous 50’s Diner Play Date

This post is spon­sored by American Girl, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! My daughter, Anabelle, is a huge fan of the adorable American Girl dolls, as are many kids her age… and, let’s face it, so am I! As you may recall we were inspired by the 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace, for her… Read More »

Inside Out Movie Night: Sour and Sweet Emotion Lemon Bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone! #InsideOutMovieNight #CollectiveBias Our family is SO very excited for the DVD/Blue-ray release of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out movie tomorrow at Target!!! We watched the animated film when it was out in theaters and just loved the… Read More »

Latest Parties & Celebrations

Classic Home Bowl Football Party for Evite

This post is spon­sored by Evite, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! I was thrilled to be contacted by Evite.com to once again participate in one of their Top Party Pro challenges! As you may remember, I took part in the competition last year with my Break Out the Bubbly preschool graduation party. This year, I was given the task to style a Home Bowl Party sponsored by Coca-Cola® and NABISCO for the upcoming Big Game! I decided to focus on a vintage football theme for my … [Read More...]

Maryellen’s Fabulous 50’s Diner Play Date

This post is spon­sored by American Girl, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! My daughter, Anabelle, is a huge fan of the adorable American Girl dolls, as are many kids her age... and, let's face it, so am I! As you may recall we were inspired by the 2015 Girl of the Year, Grace, for her 8th birthday, so we celebrated with An American Girl in Paris Patisserie Party. So at the end of August when American Girl debuted BeForever™ Maryellen Larkin, a fabulous 50's girl growing … [Read More...]

Sweet to the Core Fall Apple Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone! #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias Now that September is upon us, I am SOOOO super excited for Fall! Living in Las Vegas and experiencing the high temperatures of a desert Summer makes you truly look forward to the changing of the season. Though the official start of Autumn isn't until the 23rd this year, as soon as the kids head back to school and September arrives, it already … [Read More...]

Latest Fondant Cupcakes & Tutorials

Noteworthy Back to School Cupcakes

This post is spon­sored by eBay, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! I have great news, sweet friends! I'm so super excited to announce that I am partnering with eBay as one of their eBay influencers! In the next coming weeks and months, be on the lookout for tutorials, inspirations and collections I'll be sharing over there. And I'm starting off with these Take Note Back to School cupcakes! I can't believe it's already August and school will be starting shortly! It … [Read More...]

Scoop Up Some Melt-Free Fun with Ice Cream Cupcakes!

Did you know that the entire month of July was National Ice Cream Month?! I sure hope you have taken full advantage of it! But really, who needs a dedicated month to enjoy such a treat?! Well, here in Vegas, we have had a typically hot Summer with temperatures at around 100* and while it could be a lot worse {like a couple of years ago when I was in the midst of writing my book and was shooting pictures outside in over 115*!}, things tend to melt quickly in the heat... especially ice cream! So I … [Read More...]

Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

Do you and your family celebrate St. Patrick's Day? We don't usually do anything too big, but we definitely wear the obligatory green to avoid getting pinched and observe the fun holiday with some sweet treats! We, of course, must start out the day with some Lucky Charms cereal, whose marshmallow symbols always makes me think of the various superstitions that are associated with bringing upon fortune. On St. Paddy's Day, those who are unable to physically kiss the iconic Blarney Stone can … [Read More...]

Latest Crafts & Recipes

Inside Out Movie Night: Sour and Sweet Emotion Lemon Bars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone! #InsideOutMovieNight #CollectiveBias Our family is SO very excited for the … [Read More...]

Halloween Mickey and Minnie Trunk-or-Treat

I can't believe Halloween is only one week away!!! We are especially excited for the holiday this year, as we will be spending it at Disneyland for Mickey's Halloween Party! It is our very first time … [Read More...]

It’s Alive! Spooky Snacks with Frankenstein OREOs and Fanta Floats

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone! #SpookySnacks #CollectiveBias Every year, my family and I get super excited for … [Read More...]

Latest Family Fun

Everyday We’re Guzzlin’… to Stay Hydrated!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #PureLifeRippleEffect #CollectiveBias   Though it is already October, … [Read More...]

Disney Descendants Obsession!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. But as always, all opinions are mine alone. #Disney #VillainDescendants #CollectiveBias Since the Disney Channel … [Read More...]

One Step Closer to Family and Friends with CloudPets!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone! #CloudPetsForever #CollectiveBias Do your kids have a hard time staying in … [Read More...]