Summer Fun: Craft a Celebrate Banner

celebrate banner

Ready to celebrate the advent of summer? Print out this easy Celebrate banner craft and have a decoration to use all summer long. Summer is cause for celebration. It’s a time to scale back, not worry about signing homework folders or teaching math lessons, and relax. It’s time to say YES to your kids and […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

flower pot placecards

Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]

Budget Birthday Party Planning Ideas

Looking for ways to celebrate a birthday that doesn’t break the bank? Try these on for size. Over the years our family has thrown a number of birthday parties. We don’t do them every year nowawadays, but there was a time when every child celebrated with a large friends party. Overtime and through much trial […]

Celebrating with Merida & a Brave Inspired Birthday Cake

This week my big girl turned six. It’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed our first daughter into the family! It is only in the last few years that FishChick6 has clued into the advent of presents, cakes, and celebrations. She was rather perplexed when I didn’t go shopping the […]

An Easy (Disney) Princess Cake You Can Make

A Princess cake, Disney or otherwise, is easy to pull off with some purple frosting, a sugar cone, and a few princess toys. A few weeks ago, my baby celebrated her 4th birthday. While we didn’t have a big party, we did do a few things to make her day special. 1. Birthday Kid chooses […]

Easy Angry Birds Birthday Cake (Ultimate Recipe Swap/Birthday Cake Round-Up)

Learn to make an Easy Angry Birds birthday cake that will wow your kids. I’ve baked three birthday cakes in the last ten days or so. In fact, I baked those three birthday cakes in the span of four days. I’m all caked out! But we had a good time. FishBoy8 and FishBoy10 had a […]

12 Ways to Save on Birthdays (Frugal Friday)

Birthdays  are a wonderful time in the life of a child. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make it special. Our family has a “birthday season”. Fifty-percent of our family has birthdays in a three-week span of time. As of today, we’ve got two more to go before we start leap […]

12 Ways to Save on Gifts (Frugal Friday)

It is better to give than receive — unless it puts you in hock! Avoid debt and overspending by giving gifts wisely and economically. 1. Bake something. Bake someone happy with homemade breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. Homemade is always better than storebought. And the ingredients can often be less expensive that a fancy bakery. […]