How to Throw Your Toddler a Character Themed Birthday Without Too Many Characters, Part ii

So last week I told you about the invitations and party hats for Z’s birthday party and today I thought I’d share the little cupcakes I made for the party. We had her party at a local dance studio where they have all sorts of fun games, songs, and activities for the kids to do.Continue reading “How to Throw Your Toddler a Character Themed Birthday Without Too Many Characters, Part ii”

Gift Wrap & Gift Tags Class – Sign Up Now!

The final class in my fall series is next Tuesday evening – SIGN UP TODAY!   You spend so much time and energy finding just the right gifts for the holiday season, it’s only right to wrap them in something equally personal. You’ll be delighted with how fun, easy and satisfying it is to makeContinue reading “Gift Wrap & Gift Tags Class – Sign Up Now!”

Baked Kale and Ricotta Dip

I was flipping through the most recent issue of Martha Stewart Living late last week and came across a quick one-page recipe for an alternative to spinach artichoke dip. Since it’s fall and football season and we’re always looking for snacks to enjoy while we watch games on Sunday afternoon, I immediately tore out theContinue reading “Baked Kale and Ricotta Dip”

How to Throw Your Toddler a Character Themed Birthday Without Too Many Characters

Z is about to turn 3! And with that we’re throwing her first friends-only birthday party. We’ve been talking about it daily for MONTHS – MONTHS people! To say the very least, she is so very excited and wants to be involved in every aspect of planning. As I always say, the apple doesn’t fallContinue reading “How to Throw Your Toddler a Character Themed Birthday Without Too Many Characters”

Handmade Card Class – Sign Up Now!

My Handmade Card Class is next Tuesday evening – SIGN UP TODAY! In May, one of Jess’s handmade cards appeared in Martha Stewart Living magazine, so we are not fooling around when we say that she is a local gem. Come join her for an evening of handmade fun. In time for the holidays, learnContinue reading “Handmade Card Class – Sign Up Now!”

Pappa Al Pomodoro – Bread Soup

I was watching an episode of Barefoot Contessa over the weekend where everything she made had bread as the main ingredient. One recipe was this soup (Pappa Al Pomodoro) and I thought, soup with bread IN it? That sounds pretty awesome, so we made it for dinner on Sunday. We also have tons of tomatoesContinue reading “Pappa Al Pomodoro – Bread Soup”

No Carve Jack O’Lantern

If you’re like us, you wait until Halloween to carve your pumpkin into a Jack O’Lantern. Maybe it’s tradition but it’s also because the second you carve that pumpkin is starts to rot and doesn’t last too long (especially because it always seems to be rainy around Halloween too, right?). Well, this year – afterContinue reading “No Carve Jack O’Lantern”