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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND the Natural History Museum

  Playing tourists:   Butterfly! One of many. But my kid kept trying to take my phone, so I only got one picture:   You know what you do when you live in DC and your kid’s school goes back a week after the other schools? You hit up the Mall and the museums. I […]



August from the archives: Back to school Smarties marshmallow pops

So I’m joining the rest of DC and checking out for a week in August. My kids are driving me insane. My house is a mess. It’s hot. I’m bothered. I’m doing something I never do… I’m taking a break. I’m using the “advice column method.” When advice columnists are on vacation, they post past […]



Happy 4th of July! Here are some red, white and blue marshmallow pops.

Remember way back when I told you how my red, white and blue sparkle marshmallow pops were in Bird’s Party Magazine? Yes, of course you do. You remember everything. (Side note, why is it I can’t remember what I did last weekend, but I can remember every episode of every ’80s sitcom ever?) Well, you […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and riding horses

My daughter riding horses at Meadowbrook Stables, a non-profit stable at the top of Rock Creek Park, just outside of Washington DC in Chevy Chase, MD. If you are in DC or planning a visit with kids, you can also check out the weekend pony rides through the woods at Rock Creek Park Horse Center. […]



how to make magic shell marshmallow pops

Oh for Pete’s sake. (No, my mom didn’t take over my blog, I actually use that phrase frequently.) Who knew making your own Magic Shell was so easy? Apparently, half of the internet. Because a lot of people make their own Magic Shell. Apparently. For those unaware of the magic that is Magic Shell–ie. those […]