Ultimate Recipe Swap: Dessert

Ultimate Recipe Swap

No dinner is complete without dessert. At least in my opinion. It doesn’t have to be something exotic or elaborate, just something a little sweet to end the meal. And, geek that I am, I love themed desserts for special occasions. My kids love to create birthday cakes that match their interests. And I love […]

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake -  He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake. To create your own Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake, you will need: one boxed cake mix, prepared according to package directions small Pyrex bowl 10×10 inch square pan frosting of your choice (I made a buttercream and tinted it with a […]

Easter Entertainment for Children

When I was growing up, my mom was the hostess with the mostest. Today I have no idea how she pulled it off. I think she must have not slept too much near special occasions. Not only did she get five kids dressed — in Easter dresses and bonnets — but she also usually hosted […]

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

FishKids on a full-scale, genuine rusty anchor As our family grows, FishPapa and I are finding more and more fun places to explore. We have always loved to travel and we want to be able to share this experience with our kids. We’re not quite ready for the European vacation of our dreams, so we’re […]

A Giveaway from Safeway and Betty Crocker

A Jesus Cake from Easter Past The kids and I came up with a great creative Easter cake idea this past week. And, no, it’s not bunnies and chicks. It’s Easter as in Resurrection-Sunday-kind-of-Easter. We’re trolling the Playmobil collection this weekend in the hopes of finding all the necessary components. I hope to share our […]

Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

Share Your Disney Adventure

That’s us! Many moons ago on one of our last trips to Disneyland. Can’t believe that it’s been 15 years! But, we’re getting ready to hit “the Happiest Place on Earth” in the next month or two. We’ve never taken the kids, so we want to do it up right. Yesterday I asked you all […]

Rainbow Vegetable Garden Giveaway from Burpee

Nutritionists tell us that a great way to have a well-rounded diet is to include all the colors of the rainbow in our diet. (No, ketchup doesn’t count for red.) But, as you browse the produce aisle, try to include all the different hues and you’ve upped the substance in your family’s diet. You know […]