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24 ideas for Thanksgiving to get me organized

This year for Thanksgiving we have 13. That’s the most I’ve ever had for Thanksgiving. I should note that two of those 13 are babies, but my “baby” eats everything, so she counts as a mouth to feed. There are four cousins, all girls, between ages four and seven. And then, of course, the old […]



“seriously, you can’t mess these up” turkey cookie sticks

I’d say I have a history of striving for perfection. I was the stressball high school kid that pulled all-nighters for her AP Calculus exam. I feel anxiety welling up when I look around at the scattered kid toys and food crumbs all over my floors. I don’t achieve perfection, mind you, but I’m one […]



Cereal box haunted house and ghost treat pops

What scary fun to transform a cereal box into a dark and gloomy haunted house. Plus, I made Kix treats-on-sticks turned ghosts complete the ominous scene. This was a trial run I did for my gig at Kix Cereal. And you get it instead. This haunted house makes a perfect backdrop for your Halloween party […]



Fall Festival Idea: gross and creepy mystery cans

Sorry folks. Nothing sweet this week. Why? Because I’m consumed by this school Fall Festival I’m co-planning on Saturday. You know the one. I made this Decorate-a-Pumpkin for it. Here’s another activity that my co-chair thought of: Mystery cans. You know them, witch’s cupboard? Mystery bowls? Stick your hand in and guess what gross stuff […]



Fall Festival Idea: a “Decorate Me” pumpkin craft for little kids

Did I mention I got roped into, I mean, not roped into, no, I volunteered to help run the Fall Festival at my daughter’s school? Well, I’m spending way too many hours obsessing over this Festival. The games, the decorations, the volunteers, sorting piles of sidewalk sale donations, ordering spoons, where can I find black […]