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flamingo marshmallows

My two year old looooves the zoo. (As opposed to all those two year olds who can’t stand the place??) ¬†We live in Washington DC, and the National Zoo–which is free, by the way, with free parking for members–rocks so very much. Visits with my two year old are bizarrely more fruitful than any visit […]



traditional housewarming gift: bucket of awesome (with a free printable)

  Recently I went a-searchin’ for a housewarming gift for recently-married relatives of ours moving into a new home. Of course, I hit up google and Pinterest. I found a few that spoke of a¬†traditional housewarming gift (a tradition I, for one, have never heard of) wherein you put together an assortment of symbolic goods. […]



Lucky Charms “Pot of Gold” Cookie Cups for Tablespoon

Did you know cookie cups are a cinch to make? And you can fill them with great things like pudding? Here I made some chocolate cookie cups filled with pudding for St. Patrick’s Day. As in, “pots of gold.” To make Lucky Charms “Pot of Gold” cookie cups, click HERE. Feel free to share (nicely)! […]



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 […]



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 […]