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Wednesday Roundup: 12 crafts from the tooth fairy

We have entered a new age in our home. The age of wiggly teeth. Yes. My daughter, weeks shy of her sixth birthday, lost her first tooth. To add even more excitement to the event, we were in Florida. A couple of weeks ago, while my husband was away for Reserves duty, I took the […]



Summer Picnic Blog Party and Giveaway!! I brought cookies on a string.

Oh, Summer. I’m trying to love you. I bring my daughters to the pool. I grill more (by which I mean, my husband grills for me). We catch fireflies as the sun sets. I grew up on a beach, so I have that covered. I’m even trying to work a lot less so I can […]



to-go cookie snack packs

I’ve made lots and lots of cookies for my mom over the past 15 years. Lots. Oh, there were the family portrait cookies. The all about mom jar of cookies. Those preppy cookies and the over-the-rim cookies. There was Peter Rabbit. And some flower cookie bites. And countless others without record. This year for her […]



POP! cookies for my Dad (or for the 4th of July?)

My poor Dad. His birthday falls on or around Father’s Day every year. And yeah, I’ll admit it. I collapse them into one gift giving occasion. But in my defense, my dad is really, really difficult to shop for. I can’t imagine if I had to come up with two great ideas at the same […]



Father’s Day Idea: DIY Beer Art by My Kid

My husband loves beer. Craft beers, cheap beers, not cheap beers, bottled beers, canned beers, domestic beers, imported beers, even brewing beer, anything beer. So what better Father’s Day gift from my daughter than beer? But she’s only five. Even if she could get a fake ID, she can’t drive and has no money or […]