Latest Parties & Celebrations

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Ideas

One of my husband's favorite movies is Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, making a staple in our household every holiday season from Halloween through Christmas! And since Disneyland transforms the Haunted Mansion into a this motif every year around this time, we were even more excited to have a Nightmare Before Christmas party inspired by this theme! Plus, we already had many items we had used to decorate for a trunk-or-treat a couple of years back, so we put them to good use for our … [Read More...]

How We Roll 80’s Rollerskating Party Ideas

Parties are obviously big 'round these parts, but when it comes to my daughter, Anabelle's birthday, it's the biggest celebration of the year! Last year, her An American Girl in Paris party was a big production. To commemorate her 9th birthday this year, she specifically requested an 80's rollerskating party, which made me so proud! If you've followed along for awhile, you know I ♥ the 80's, as I declared in my Growing Up 80's party from a few years back. So I was totally game with this year's … [Read More...]

WellieWishers Willa’s Garden Picnic

This post is spon­sored by American Girl, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! Have you heard of American Girl's newest brand of dolls, WellieWishers?! These sweet girls are the best of friends that have fun and exciting adventures right in the backyard. They wear the cutest outfits and each have the most adorable wellie garden boots matching their clothes and personalities! The WellieWishers dolls are smaller than the traditional American Girls {14.5" vs. 18"} and have … [Read More...]

Latest Fondant Cupcakes & Tutorials

The Sweetest Garden Party Cupcakes Tutorial

Around spring and Eastertime, these adorable flower pot silicone cupcake liners begin to pop up that I have always wanted to try! But why wait until next year?!  I decided to give them a try immediately by making some adorable garden party cupcakes and I can honestly say they were just perfect!!! After baking the cupcakes in the individual cups, I decorated them with crushed Oreo cookies to resemble dirt, then finished them off with fondant critters and veggies. Didn't they … [Read More...]

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...]

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

Day of the Dead Trunk-or-Treat Ideas

This post is spon­sored by Oriental Trading Company, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! October is FINALLY here, which means it's Halloween time and the first project of the … [Read More...]

Lea Clark’s Brazilian Tropical Playdate

At the beginning of the year, my daughter, Anabelle and I were anxiously awaiting American Girl's announcement of the 2016 Girl of the Year. Last year, Anabelle's An American Girl in Paris Patisserie … [Read More...]

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...]