Making the 'Moss' of Life's Joys

March 16, 2019

Okay... so you've served up bowls of Lucky Charms and dyed your pancakes and waffles bright green.  But what's next?  Try out these easy projects to help brighten St. Patrick's Day with your wee lassies and laddies!

1.) Catch the Rainbow - 90 Second Project

Snag the following items from your kitchen to leave leaping leprechauns stopped in their tracks:

  • Skittles (or M&Ms work too)

  • Plate

  • Water 

Arrange the bite...

March 7, 2019

As my oldest son leveled up to the grand age of 9 this past weekend, it was GAME ON for me to pull together a SUPER MARIO-velous celebration for him and 20 of his closest buddies!!!   

***Photo credit to Heartwing Photography for pictures of Keegan over the mantel.

My first challenge in preparing for his party was to come to terms with the fact that the Gaithersburg/Rockville area has *very* limited venue options for a pure...

March 1, 2019

We all sense when they're lurking around the corner.... yes... the unthinkable - your child turning another year older!!!  Party planning horrifies many parents with the fear that throwing a celebration for their children may make them pay the ultimate price - losing their sanity.  But don't let throwing birthday festivities sneak up and frighten you!  

To begin, go first to what may seem like a scary place.... the mi...

February 13, 2019

Can you heart-ly believe Valentine's Day is tomorrow?  If you're not quite ready to be struck by cupid's arrow, here are a few tricks to save the day.  So snag cardstock, scissors, glue, and your favorite chocolate treat (for you to snack on, of course) to create crafts your kids will fall head over heels in love with. 

When In Doubt, Let the Punny Out!

Nothing says "I Love You" better than a play on words.  If you're...

November 21, 2018

Snack Attack Turkey Centerpiece


  • 1 Melon or Gourd  

  • 1 Pear

  • 2 Raisins 

  • 1 Red Pepper

  • 1 Orange Pepper

  • Toothpicks

  • Long Skewers

  • Crackers

  • Your Favorites Snacks for the Skewers (“Feathers”): For example: grapes, olives, cheese, tomatoes, pepperoni

Slice the bottom of your melon or gourd to ensure it will sit flat on your serving dish.  Slice the pear in half vertically, as this w...

February 18, 2018

Because they brought Justin back.... this crazy mama don't know how to act!!!

Channeling my inner starstruck 6th grader, a Justin Timberlake Halftime Show Party was just what the doctor ordered to cease the winter doldrums and unfurl creativity to celebrate the new self-proclaimed Man of the Woods.  While I might  'Cry Me a River' if 'What Goes Around Doesn't Come Back Around' with a return to dawning a 'Suit & Tie' o...

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