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Great Gift Idea for a Guy

If you want to reconnect with your neighbors, buy your husband a remote control airplane. I have called every neighbor in a 3-house radius to avoid some neighbor kid saying, “Hey, Mom, there’s a man in our tree!” Actually, everything came to a standstill when the plane ended up in the tip top of a […]

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The Anniversary Ornament

Looking for a unique gift idea for someone who is getting married? Well, we got this Swarovski crystal ornament as a wedding gift, and every year I am so happy when I put it on the tree. It’s not something that comes to mind for a wedding gift, but every year I am reminded how […]

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Halloween Graveyard Cake Recipe

Looking for a great Halloween dish to make this year? Have you ever seen one of those graveyard cakes? My friend Kristen makes this adorable graveyard cake for Halloween each year. I was hunting a picture of it to show you guys and luckily our friend Adam snapped a picture of it. How cute is […]

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Tangled Birthday Party Ideas

Tangled Birthday Party Invitations My daughter wanted a party at a bounce house, but she also wanted a Tangled theme. So I did my best to incorporate the theme into the party. I started by having my daughter draw a few pictures of Repunzel. Then I scanned one and uploaded it to VistaPrint and ordered […]

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How to Make Cake Pops: Tangled Birthday Party

Do you want to know how to make cake pops, also called cake balls?  Cake…mixed with icing…on a stick…dipped in chocolate…with sprinkles…yum! I first learned about them in an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Having decided I would make them for my daughter’s birthday party, I thought it would be wise to do a trial run […]

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Boys Baseball Party Invitation and Party Favor Ideas

My friend, Victoria, had a pool party for her son and did a baseball theme. She got these customized invites from Vista Print for about $13 and put together these adorable party favors which include treats you might get at a baseball game. Cute, huh?

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Button Craft Housewarming Gift Idea

What do you get for the girl who has everything? Something homemade. So the next time you are looking for a unique yet affordable housewarming gift, consider these beautiful porcelain button magnets from Here’s what you need: Decorative buttons (about $2 each) Magnets ($1.99) Glue Gun Ribbon Needle Paper Metal Tie Plate ($0.88) Button […]

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Father’s Day Gift Idea #3 + Free Printable

Another affordable and memorable Father’s Day gift idea is to interview your child about their father and record their comments on paper. If your child is in school or preschool, at some point they may have come home with a list of questions and answers about mom or dad. And if they have – you know […]

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Father’s Day Gift Idea #2

I don’t know about you, but Father’s Day gift giving is always a bit of a challenge for me.  So this year I am taking my cue from the giftee. One year when it was Mother’s Day, money was tight so I suggested a homemade gift. I was expecting artwork from the kids, but what […]

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Father’s Day Gift Idea #1

Did I ever mention I lived in Bangkok? (Yeah, that’s me on the right with the Amy Grant hairdo). Well, I did, back in my globe-trotting days. I worked for a company called Novartis for a summer as an intern. And one day while I was desperately looking for Fruit Loops getting healthy groceries, I found […]

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