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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. […]



Just for Kix: dried pineapple flowers for the 4th of July

Although they do take a couple hours of time invested in the oven, dried pineapple flowers dyed for the 4th of July are really easy to make. And oh so pretty. Learn to make red and blue pineapple flowers HERE at Kix. Feel free to share (nicely)! While my blog’s photographs and text are protected […]



how to make American flag cookies

Need a little patriotism with your dessert? I made these mini flag cookies to send to my husband’s friends serving overseas, but they are clearly fitting for the 4th of July, too. You can’t get much more red, white and blue than this. Though I suppose for the 4th of July, Betty Ross’s version with […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and Rock Creek Park

Biking through Rock Creek Park here in Washington DC on Father’s Day weekend.  Parts of Beach Road through Rock Creek close to cars on the weekends, leaving the winding road open to bikers, hikers and bladers. It’s rather stunning to have a National Park run through the center of DC, from the top to the […]