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Start The School Year Off Right, With A Back To School Party!

One of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child, is a love of learning. This starts with reading and teaching and showing enthusiasm when a child learns something, even before they are school age. An involved and dedicated parent can open a magical world of learning in a young mind. This gift grows with the child and transferred into everything the child does. Therefore, it is not surprising that a parent who shows excitement and spirit about an upcoming school year, has a child ...

DIY Photo Centerpiece

We hosted my mother's 80th. Birthday Party  in her Texas home the other year.  3 rows of retangular tables were set up in her driveway between the main house and the guest house.  We decided that the simplest and easiest way to decorate the tables was by placing groups of Mason Jars in 3 different sizes along the center of each row. Mason Jars are so versatile, they come in several sizes, can hold almost anything, and can be decorated to fit your theme and color scheme.  For our event ...

Egg, Dairy & Nut Free Crazy Cupcakes

We are always looking for egg, dairy & nut  free recipes for my grandson Jett.  He has many allergies making finding treats he can have a problem. Here is a recipe I found from Sweet Little Bluebird, it's called Crazy Cake.  It uses no eggs, dairy, or nuts. She mixes and bakes it in an 8" square pan, really easy! She has adapted the recipe to make different flavor cakes. I used the basic chocolate cake recipe, but made cupcakes instead. Obviously I had to mix it in a bowl to make ...

Backyard Camping Party – FREE Printables

Camping out is not an outdoor activity for me.  I love the great outdoors, but I love basic comforts  such as indoor plumbing, hot showers, and comfortable beds much more.  My idea of a vacation is a luxury hotel with room and maid service, not a sleeping bag in the woods! My in-laws are avid campers, they take the family on week long camping trips all the time.  When my kids were younger my in-laws tried for years to drag us along on a camping trip but to my kids' ...

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Unlike any other spaghetti recipe Filipino Style Spaghetti is quite different and simple, no herbs and no other spices and a little bit sweet cause it is really cooked specially for kids, famous for every events, parties and celebrations in Philippines. It is very simple recipe and you don’t have to be an expert to prepare and cook this Filipino Style dish. As I told you, this is a very simple dish, so I decided to share to you my own version of Filipino Style Spaghetti with a twist. I’m ...

Be The Perfect Guest: Appropriate Behavior and DIY Hostess Gifts

  It's sad but I've hosted many events where there is someone who behaves so poorly that I make a note never to invite them back.  I still have some folks whom I don't speak to due to their rudeness at my son's wedding, and that was over 3 years ago!  During the upcoming holiday season many of us will find ourselves guests at various holiday functions.  Whether it be Thanksgiving dinner with family, an office Christmas party, or a friend's New Year's Eve bash it is important to ...

Boneless Beef Short Rib Kalbi Kabobs

One of our favorite food is Korean Kalbi, or barbecued beef short ribs.  We usually order this at one of the local fast food Korean restaurants, but it's pretty pricey; you get 3 thin short ribs, a couple of scoops of steamed white rice, and a choice of 4 side dishes (kim chee, bean sprouts, tofu, etc.) for a over $12 a plate.  My husband's main complaint about the local restaurants isn't the the price or the serving size, it's about the flimsy plastic utensils they provide which usually ...

6 Girly Girl Parties

I love planning girly girl parties!   I've thrown my share of princess parties for my two daughters over the years.  Now that we've been blessed with a sweet granddaughter I'm looking forward to planning parties for our one and only, so far, little princess;  of course we'll be planning more boy parties for her twin brother and her three male cousins as well.  But for now I'm busy dreaming of her girly girl parties! Here are 6 girly girl party themes that I hope will inspire your next ...

Teen & Tween Boys Party

Here are 6 fun Teen & Tween Boys party themes that is sure to make your little man happy; of course he probably won't admit it in public, just like he doesn't want mommy's kisses in front of his friends.  I'm sure he'll let you know how much fun he had as soon as the last guest departs! By the time boys reach the age of 10 they usually have very firm ideas about birthday parties, some may even say birthday parties are for babies and therefore they don't want one.  To be sure they ...

6 Party Themes for Teens & Tweens

Teens & Tweens parties can be difficult to plan, by the time they reach 10 kids have their own ideas about what type of party is appropriate. In many cases, specially for teens, they're moving away from all girl or all boy parties.  By now they've probably attended a school or church dance or two and are ready for a co-ed party. In previous posts I've listed ideas for parties for girls and boys,  in this post I'll list 6 ideas for a co-ed teen party.  Maybe one will catch your ...