happy thanksgiving!

what food banks really need

November 26th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving all! I am SO thankful to be spending the holiday with all the people I love the most – my husband, my children and my parents. As we officially kick off the holiday season today, I’d like to redirect you to a post I wrote last year about what food banks really need. […]

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101: how to make gum paste decorations

101: how to make gum paste decorations

November 24th, 2015

Full disclosure: This post is not for you. It’s for me. Well, for me and my lovely friend Sara. It all started out simply enough. I wanted to make something a little different for Noah’s 3rd birthday. I had always admired the pretty gum paste decorations Sara used on her cakes and cupcakes, so I […]

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favor-“ette”: make your own flubber kits!

favor-"ette": make your own flubber kits!

November 19th, 2015

It’s that time of year again. No, not fall. Not Thanksgiving. Not “the holidays”. It’s Noah’s birthday party – and the yearly quest for the “right” goody bag. And by “right”, I mean: NO disposable crap. NO junk food (well, maybe ONE piece of junk food). And YES to something each child can make or […]

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favor-“ette”: tepee cupcake cones

favor-"ette": tepee cupcake cones

November 17th, 2015

If you’re looking for a fast-easy-ADORABLE-edible-centerpieceworthy-kidfriendly-Thanksgiving craft: I mean, COME ON PEOPLE! I fell in love with this tepee cupcake cones on sight and promise you that you will too – as they are foolproof and completely charming. Though this idea has been Pinterest-ed to death, a big shout out has to go to Ruthanne […]

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“sweet tooth” – the business! (sponsored post)

"sweet tooth" - the business! (sponsored post)

November 10th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericanMakers #CollectiveBias #PrintsToLiveBy  Timing. It’s EVERYTHING. There are countless articles detailing what it really takes to monetize a blog – even a small one like mine. It’s a lot. I have never worked harder on a job – any job […]

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shapes of things

shapes of things

November 5th, 2015

Shapes of things before my eyes Just teach me to despise Will time make men more wise? Here within my lonely frame My eyes just heard my brain But will it seem the same? –  Shapes of Things As I write this I’m listening to Noah work with his tutor in the next room. I […]

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favor-“ette”: a halloween candy tip

favor-"ette": a halloween candy tip

November 3rd, 2015

Got candy? Color me remorseful on November 1st. Every year. As I face down a trash can full of Butterfingers “fun size” wrappers I am reminded of why I don’t keep candy in the house. And it doesn’t help that Noah is not much of a sweets kid (I know – believe me, I know). […]

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