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… 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 »

Head Back to School as the Teacher’s Pet!

Have your kiddos headed back to school yet? My daughter starts school on Monday and we just attended her school function where she found out who her new teacher will be and who’s in her class! It’s always a nerve-wracking time in a kid’s life… wondering what the teacher is going to be like and… Read More »

Last Day of School: Peace Out First Grade!

School’s out for Summer!!! Just like my daughter, Anabelle, I have been looking forward to the last day of school for quite awhile now! And yes, we did just return from a trip to Disneyland, as we played hookie for a few days, but I’m so ready for late night sleep-ins, lazy days at the… Read More »

Teacher Appreciation Week!

We’re in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week and are having a blast showering my daughter’s teachers and support staff at her school! We are truly so appreciative of educators and since my husband is a teacher himself, we know just how much love and dedication they invest in their students and we are more… Read More »

Ex-STRAW-ordinary Classroom Valentines!

I can’t believe it’s already Valentine’s Day! This sweet holiday definitely snuck up on us this year! Last year, my daughter had a Baked with Love playdate with one of her BFF’s, but this year, she has been sick for several days, so not only did we not have time to have a little party,… Read More »

Too Cool for School!

My daughter, Anabelle, started Kindergarten today!!! You might recall the “I Hope You Dance” party I posted a couple of weeks ago, capturing my wishes for her to take chances, have fun and dance throughout the many adventures life has to offer. Today’s adventure began with waking up from a good night’s sleep, getting dressed… Read More »

I Hope You Dance

Since the moment my daughter, Anabelle, was born, the song “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack has held a special place in my heart {and in her baby book!}. The lyrics encompass my dreams for her life as she grows up and my hopes that she will live life to the fullest, regardless… Read More »

One Smart Cookie!

The school year is coming to an end, as is my daughter, Anabelle’s preschool days! To thank her wonderful teachers for a fantastic year and all they have done to make her “one smart COOKIE”, we decided to gift them with cookies and milk! I really wanted something with which Anabelle could help to make… Read More »

So Berry Sweet!

This past week was that of Teacher Appreciation, which is especially meaningful in our home, as my husband is a teacher, as was my dear and late sister-in-law. To express just how special my daughter’s preschool teachers are, as well as recognize all their dedication and hard work, we put together these strawberry baskets to… Read More »