Blog With Substance Award

I received this most excellent award from Mandy over at Mandy’s Recipe Box. Her blog is awesome and has many fantastic recipes. I’ll warn you now… if you’re hungry when you check it out you’ll be super hungry when you are done. The pictures are to die for!!! So a huge thank you to Mandy […]

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S’Mores Stuffed Brownies

s'more stuffed brownies

When I saw this post over at Picky Palate I knew it was a recipe I had to try. I love s’mores and I love brownies! What better than to smash the two together?! Seriously. These S’more Stuffed Brownies are incredible! And I don’t mean, “huh, those are good” incredible. I mean “holy heck, these […]

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Summer Flip Flops

summer flip flops

We are a flip flop family. We would all wear flip flops all year if we could. But we live in the Pacific Northwest and it’s cold and rainy and that just wouldn’t be a good thing. So when the sun shines (or the rain stops, whichever comes first) all of us shed our shoes […]

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Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

meat loaf and mashed potato cupcakes

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are comfort food to me. I love them! My kids love them! And I love that my kids love them! But I wanted to kid it up a little. (We eat meatloaf a lot.) So I made my regular meatloaf. It’s nothing uber fancy. I buy the spice packet at the […]

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Delicious Balls of Goodness

cake balls

A co-worker of mine first introduced me to cake balls. I had never heard of them before. Apparently I was totally out of it because they have been around for awhile and have been quite the thing. But in my little neck of the world, they were new…. and delicious!!! I immediately had to go […]

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Me? A Guest Blogger???

WOW! This has been quite a week for me blog wise. An award and now a request to be a guest blogger. Who knew??? (Personal wise I’m exhausted and have a daughter with an ear infection but we won’t go there right now.) Stephanie over at Ten Talents asked if I would do a posting […]

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Mad Scientist Party – Part 2

mad science birthday party

If you haven’t checked out part one of my son’s Mad Scientist Party click here. It was all about the decor and preparation for this most excellent party. This is part two, the experiments. This was so much fun! I bought most of the experiments on this sight here. It is the coolest site ever […]

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Now THAT’S a Chip Bowl

underwear chip bowl

A co-worker of mine retired this year. He was the PE teacher at the Middle School where I work. We’ve worked together for 14 years. We coached together for 8 years. I couldn’t just let him leave without a proper farewell gift. So I made him a chip bowl. I know, so not appropriate. But […]

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Whoo hoo! Jasey over at Crazy Daisy has given me the Beautiful Blogger Award. I am touched (and completely surprised.) I can’t say thanks enough to everyone for stopping by my little spot on the web. I just love doing things with my kids and love passing along my adventures and creations. And I LOVE […]

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Mad Scientist Party – Part One

mad scientist birthday party ideas

My son just turned 7 this week. I can’t even believe it. Where has the time gone?!?!? Every year we start planning for the birthday parties months in advance. I realize that it would be much easier to just forget about it until a couple of weeks ahead of time and then plan like crazy. […]

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