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5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

5 great cakes

Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make. I remember one of my early mommy daze traditions was to make a cake every week. Back then, we rarely had dessert, so it was a special treat for Friday nights. We would watch a VHS […]

How to Make a Lego Money Holder

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Create a fun Lego money holder for gifting cash for birthdays, graduation, and Christmas. It is amazingly simple. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this […]

How We Saved $50 in 5 Minutes

FishBoy Bday

One of our birthday traditions with the kids has been that they get to choose the menu for their special day, including one meal out. Some years this has been something as small as choosing from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. Some years we’ve been able to spend a little more. Over the last year […]

May the Force Be With You: Star Wars Cake

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Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a birthday cake that every Jedi dreamed of…. In honor of Sunday, May the Fourth, here’s a fun cake to make.

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A Pirate Fairy Tea Party

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Plan a tea party with your little girl. We used The Pirate Fairy as our inspiration. Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive a free copy of the movie. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

A Frozen Party Menu

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Ready to let it go? How about a Frozen screening party complete with a family-friendly menu and a Frozen cake? This party menu works for birthdays and other celebrations as well. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Throw a Great Birthday Party

Budget-friendly ideas on how to throw a great birthday party | Life as MOM

Birthday parties don’t need to be pint-sized gala affairs. In fact, you’d be surprised at the simple things that pack the most punch. It’s been awhile since I hosted a birthday party. You know, a real one, like with fifteen sugar-hyped kids and lots of cake and stress. And hours spent gluing tissue paper and […]

DIY Elsa Costume from Disney’s Frozen

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Thrill the little girl in your life with a DIY Elsa Costume. Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Be sure to check out the Anna costume tutorial as well. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]