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Fall Leaf Bouquet

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! We are using this as our centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table this year. This leaf bouquet was my daughter’s idea. Here was her vision.

Leaf Bouquet

Leaf Bouquet

She was picking up leaves at school and they were so pretty, she wanted to make a bouquet out of them. Continue Reading…

Parties, Projects, Uncategorized

How to Make Petal Dresses

October 22, 2015

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I like to throw parties. I start by doing lots of research and then narrow down my ideas and then figure out ways to put these ideas into practice. My daughter just recently turned 6. I knew it was going to be hard to top myself from her Fancy Girl Tea Party last year when she turned 5. I do love to throw a good tea party. This year I let my daughter decide on the theme Continue Reading…

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Ideas for a Snowflake Tea Party

July 29, 2015

We are in New Orleans for a couple of weeks hanging out with family and of course it is hot! No, I mean like really, really hot. Have you ever been here in the summer? My mom called me a couple of months ago and said, “I think we should have a tea for the kids.” “Great,” I say. Tea parties are one of my specialties! I love doing them. Continue Reading…

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Cream Soda Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

May 25, 2015

Here is another take on the Cream Soda cake that I did a couple of months ago. I needed to make some cupcakes for a Memorial Day picnic. I figured I would just do the cream soda cake in cupcake form because I had a lot of cooking to do for the picnic and this was definitely taking the easy way out. If you haven’t heard of these soda cakes, you are definitely missing out. Continue Reading…

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Bison Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

May 22, 2015

I love enchiladas! I used to live in Atlanta and there were so many great Mexican restaurants. I live in California now and for some reason there are not very many around here. Go figure. Also, we have three little ones and don’t get out to dinner as often as we used to. When we have Mexican food, it’s usually because I make it at home. I am by no means an expert but necessity is definitely the mother of invention and I’m trying here. Continue Reading…

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Cooperation Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

May 14, 2015

I have a new behavior plan, and yes, it involves diamonds. I used to use charts for my older one all the time with stickers or checks marks. Let me tell you, it is really hard to keep track of three charts. The last time I tried doing charts, I found one of my twins  standing on a chair making their own check marks, (i.e. scribble scratch) but still. Continue Reading…

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Rose Cheesecake Mousse in Dark Chocolate Cups with Pistachios

May 9, 2015

I think this is one of  the fanciest things I’ve ever made. I’ve been seeing these chocolate cups around and have been dying to try this for myself. I had no idea how to do it but made some good guesses with only one disastrous mishap. I will share it with you so you don’t make the same mistake that I did with an eight foot radius of spattered chocolate in the kitchen. Continue Reading…