Weekend Giveaway – The Magic Flute

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Frugal Friday: 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

Do-it-yourself-ness isn’t always the cheapest way to go. But, there are many, many things that you can do or make yourself in order to save some money. Oftentimes, this can also be a form of entertainment or other creative outlet, so it results in dual-purpose economizing. Here are ten simple and frugal DIY ideas: 1. […]

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Christmas in July: Thinking Ahead

Starting Saturday I’ll be sharing all sorts of thoughts, creative ideas and giveaways all specifically geared toward Christmas. I hope you’ll join me for a holly, jolly end of July. Why Christmas in July? Why Christmas Anyhow? Christmas Atmosphere Christmas Gifts Christmas Traditions URS: It Wouldn’t Be Christmas If We Didn’t Eat THIS Stocking Stuffer […]

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Weekend Giveaway – Tickets to the Magic Flute

One of my favorite books to read to the kids is Pet of the Met by Don Freeman. In it an opera-loving mouse and a music-hating cat become friends, thanks to the melodic strains of The Magic Flute. Pop over to the giveaway page and enter to win tickets to the opera! Fathom Events is […]

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A Salad Buffet (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Salad’s On!)

Summer is the perfect occasion for salads. It’s cool and crisp. It makes the most of fresh produce which are in abundance during this season. And a salad can be prepared ahead of time to keep the cook out of the kitchen on a hot summer day. For some bizarre reason, I have always been […]

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Bday Cake RoundUp Winners

Thanks to everyone who shared their cakes, commented, or tweeted about cakes last week. The winners of the Sara Lee giveaway were chosen at random by random.org. They are Lee (BethAnn_97@), Houstonmom, casil3229, Naddez, Steph (ms0812@), and Amanda(oheeyore@). You should have received an email from me this morning. Please send me your mailing address so […]

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Sara Lee Dessert Winners

Thanks to everyone who shared their cakes, commented, or tweeted about cakes last week. The winners of the Sara Lee giveaway were chosen at random by random.org. They are Lee (BethAnn_97@), Houstonmom, casil3229, Naddez, Steph (ms0812@), and Amanda(oheeyore@). You should have received an email from me this morning. Please send me your mailing address so […]

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Fun Birthday Cake #952: A Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drive-In Movie Theatre Cake

Recently, I asked readers to challenge me with a birthday cake theme and then vote on it. I kinda pride myself on being able to tackle almost anything, so I was curious what you would pick. Thankfully, I haven’t been stumped yet. And y’all suggested some great birthday cake ideas! (But, I’m so glad that […]

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