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the ultimate roundup: 40 treats to make for Christmas and winter

As you’re reading this, we are probably cutting down our Christmas tree. The day after Thanksgiving, we go out to Maryland to a cut-your-own farm and then stop for BBQ on the way home. It’s when Christmas officially starts. I mean, for the rest of my family. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for weeks […]



Healthy Halloween! Good-for-you Popcorn Balls and other Party Ideas

What!? Me, healthy? Yes, I can go there sometimes. And so I’m breaking from your usual programming (and weekly blog schedule) to bring you the latest in a less-sweet Halloween. Here are some healthy alternatives to whip up last minute for your Halloween party. And, did I mention, I’m hosting a last minute Halloween party […]



free printable: back to school lunch box stickers

  Have you been counting the days, hours, minutes and nanoseconds until school starts again, too? I’ll still have one at home, so it’s not that huge a freedom for me, but still. Half the freedom. Not that I don’t love spending every precious moment with my darlings, it’s just that… I don’t always love […]



rainbow striped marshmallow pops and a Cake Pop Stand and Straws GIVEAWAY!!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Rebecca! Her comment was drawn by random.org to win the cake pop stand and straws. Thank you to all for participating! Finally, I actually have a giveaway for my Tuesday Giveaway Day. As you may know, I have a thing for putting treats on a stick. And sometimes pizza. And all this […]



Just for Kix: “Campfire” Gorp

It’s well established in my family that I don’t camp. At all. Ever. But my husband and daughter do. (Except for that time last weekend when they were heading off to go camping, and got stuck in traffic for 2 hours, and my husband’s car broke down and they had to come home.) Here I […]