Cakes You Can Make: Fancy Nancy & Breakfast is Served

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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Don’t Forget! Birthday Cake Round Up is Tomorrow!

I hope you’ll join us for cake tomorrow. Blog about a fun birthday cake you’ve made and bring your link tomorrow. Everyone who participates will be entered in a drawing for a snazzy Sally Russell apron from ShoestringHome, plus receive the adoration of millions. (You don’t necessarily have to bake to participate!) Don’t miss the […]

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Number Candles – They Work for Me!

It all started because my siblings and I were grown, and no one wanted to hunt down twenty-something of those miniscule birthday candles. Or buy multiple packages every time we celebrated a family birthday. My oldest son was three at the time. I was expected our second child. A friend had suggested that the big […]

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How ‘Bout Some Milk to Go with All That Cake?

We’re feeling pretty cakey around my house these days. What with FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge, this week’s Birthday Cake Round Up, and I just found out that Food Network is having a Cake Video contest. Oh my! Let’s just say there’s no shortage of dessert around here. Cake for Breakfast, Cake for Lunch. My kids […]

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Cake Cheating

Personally, I like pie. Lemon Meringue Pie. Apple Pie. Berry Pie. Cheesecake. Yeah, that’s a pie more than a cake in my book. And since I’m a food snob, I’ve been making pies from scratch for a long time, since I was 10 and my dad conned me into it. But, awhile ago I found […]

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Housekeeping: Giveaways

Thanks to all of you who entered my recent giveaways. It’s been great to offer such fun prizes. And the next month or so is no different. I have recently lined up some great MOM items for you to win. So stay tuned. In checking my records, it turns out that I forgot to announce […]

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Meal Planning: Hoping for Fair Skies Ahead, Yet Preparing for Stormy Weather

We saw several ships like this one yesterday in San Diego Harbor. Magnificent! This week is a busy one: The regular routine of school, housework, life, plus some important writing projects, a playday with friends, FishPapa’s Birthday, and of course, my Birthday Cake Round Up on Thursday. I am hoping for “sunny skies and fair […]

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Want One of These?

Is this totally cute, or what? Come back here Thursday for my Birthday Cake Round Up and for a chance to win a Sally Russell apron from ShoestringHome.

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