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Bella Cupcake Couture Blog Party: back to school cupcakes AND a giveaway

I’m back partying it up with Bella Cupcake Couture again, this time for back to school, hosted by Carrie Middlemiss from Bella Cupcake Couture.  And, one lucky reader will win a prize pack featuring a Bella Cupcake Couture birthday prize pack worth $100 which includes invitations, thank you cards, party straws, water bottle and candy […]



Flashback Friday: the 7 best food crafts to do with kids

I used to be a cookie decorator. Then I stayed home to have my first daughter. Then I used to blog about cookies. Then I started blogging about other sweets, too. Then the baby got older and needier. Then I started making stuff easier and quicker. Then I started making, easy, quick stuff that I […]



pencil cookies for teacher appreciation with free printable

So I have a kindergartener. She goes to a public charter school here in Washington, DC. I’ll spare you all the charter school talk, since I’ve waxed on about it before. (To read more about the charter school system in Washington DC, click HERE and HERE.) These pencil cookies are for all the superfantabulous teachers […]



fall from the archives

  It’s official, despite the creeping heat outside, that Fall is here. My darling started kindergarten today. Sniffle. Actually, truth be told, there were no sniffles for either of us. For me, I kinda need the break to catch up, and she was in the same school for full-day preK last year (see here? her […]



gold star cookie jars AND a back to school bake-off from Sprinkles and Grins

Anybody remember that Staples commercial not too many years ago? The Christmas carol, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” plays as a man skips gleefully through the aisles of the store. Behind him, we see (presumably) his two kids trudging through the aisles of the store, miserable. Back to school supplies shopping. Now […]