Easter Egg Decorations: Meet the Royal Eggwards Family

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Journey and I really had fun decorating our easter eggs this year. I don’t know which one of us came up with the idea of creating an egg princess that somehow turned into a royal family.  Journey calls them the Royal Eggwards Family. Continue reading

4 Key Steps To Raising A Child With Vision

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It is often said that we become what we believe.  One of the most notable books on the subject, The Secret, is all about the law of attraction, positive thinking and visualizing your dreams to fruition.  I am a firm believer of this and when my daughter turned 3, I began to introduce this concept to her as well.  It might seem like a young age to start a discussion on such a mind-bending subject, but I figured if I can train her to go to the bathroom, to hold my hand in public places and all of the other rules of childhood, why not train her to believe that her dreams are there for the taking?  And while working with her to develop this characteristic over the last few years, I’ve had a few epiphanies myself! Continue reading

DIY: Create A Bento Box Of Fun

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This week I’ve been preparing for the 7 hour drive ahead of us to get home for Thanksgiving.  Each time we take this trip, I pack an arsenal of stuff to keep the kid occupied during the ride.  But no matter what she has going on in the back seat, she still manages to ask me the dreaded question, “Are we there yet?” at least once an hour.  Then she spends the next 5 minutes whining about how it is “going to take forever!” and blah, blah, blah.  By the time we get to our destination, I’m ready to barricade myself in a room with a bottle of wine! Continue reading

Eat & Tell: Cake Pop Zombie Graveyard

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This year, I decided to do skeletons for my Halloween cake pops and somehow that morphed to a zombie graveyard.  Here’s how I made it…

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Birthday Party: Tinkerbell Fairies & Pirates

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Around her 5th birthday, Journey was in LOVE with all things Tinkerbell.  So I did my best to recreate the land of Pixie Hollow. Continue reading

inspIration: How To Make A Dream Come True

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Have you ever been so close to reaching your dream, you can taste it…feel it…touch it?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  That realizing my dream is so close!  Which is sooo exciting and sooo scary at the same time. Continue reading

Eat & Tell: My Love/Hate Relationship With Cake Pops

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Thanks to the fabulous Bakerella, cake pops are the cutest thing to hit the sweet scene in years.  Being the sweet geek that I am, I couldn’t wait to try my hand at making some.  I went out and got Bakerella’s book, Cake Pops and all of the supplies that I needed to make my cake pops.  And then the hell began…

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Birthday Party: Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street

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Around the time of my daughter’s 2nd birthday, she was crazy about Elmo.  So a Sesame Street themed birthday party was a no brainer. Continue reading

Birthday Party: A Perfect Princess Tea

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My daughter decided she wanted to have a tea party for her birthday and I knew just the perfect place!  The New Leaf Tea Room. Continue reading

Easter Egg Fun

IMG_3115Somehow, I’ve managed to get away without decorating easter eggs for the past 6 years.  But this year, my daughter’s godmother sent her the cutest easter egg decorating kit from William Sonoma, so there was no escaping. Continue reading