Mixing It Up with KitchenAid!

This post is spon­sored by KitchenAid, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! As if it wasn’t enough that our home was slowly being taken over by baking and decorating supplies from my own collection, American Girl had to announce that their 2015 Girl of the Year was a girl named Grace who… Read More »

S’mores Summer Campfire Pops On the Go!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine and mine alone! #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored Now that Memorial Day has passed and the forecast for this weekend in Las Vegas is 100°, I think it’s pretty safe to say that Summer is here! My daughter, Anabelle,… Read More »

Think Pink with Cook for the Cure Cakes!

As you can probably tell, pink is a favorite color ’round these parts! So, it comes as no surprise that when I had the opportunity to pick out a KitchenAid stand mixer for our Apple Cider & Bake Sale Stand last Fall, I chose the gorgeous Raspberry Ice color. I sometimes hesitate to bake with it… Read More »

Do You Want to Build a Frozen Easter Basket?

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias Today is the first day of Spring, which means Easter is not far! Actually, it’s just a little over two weeks away, which is absolutely INSANE! It seems like it was just Wintertime and the entire country… Read More »

Fortunate Valentine’s Cookies

Several years ago, I wanted to come up with a Valentine’s Day craft with which my then almost four year old could help to hand out to her preschool friends and teachers. I thought the idea of dipping fortune cookies into Wilton candy melts, adding sprinkles, then packaging them up into miniature Chinese take-out boxes… Read More »

Out of this World Classroom Valentines

Two more days until Valentine’s Day! My daughter’s class is celebrating today with what they refer to as a Friendship Party, so we spent yesterday afternoon prepping and finishing the Valentines for her classmates! We usually make the little gifts she hands out to her friends, so every year as Valentine’s Day is approaching, I usually keep… Read More »

Football Party Ideas for the Big Game!

This post is spon­sored by Evite and Coca-Cola, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! FOOTBALL is big in our home. Ever since my daughter, Anabelle, was little, my husband tried to instill his love of the game in her! He would whisper you love football into her ear repeatedly, hoping his hypnotic, wishful… Read More »

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

I can’t believe Halloween is a mere TWO days away!!! We just returned from a trip to Disneyland to partake in all the Halloween fun they offer at the park, which included the perfect photo shoot setting for my daughter’s costume this year! And as soon as we got back, it was holiday celebration time… Read More »

Anabelle’s Apple Cider and Bake Sale Stand!

This post is spon­sored by KitchenAid, but as always, all ideas and opin­ions are my own! Though lemonade stands are the classic Summertime experience for children of all ages, it seems that the entire motif just exploded in the party scene recently. From actual stands to fundraising events and even birthday party themes, it seems that… Read More »

Perfect Match: Valentine Cake Pops Tutorial

Now that February has arrived, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, along with the search for the perfect gift for your loved ones! Last year, I was inspired by retro Valentine images and sayings and created the Vintage Valetines publication, featuring four fondant cupcake topper tutorials. Following along with the “Love Matches” theme, I… Read More »