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 […]

Let’s Plan Ahead – Christmas in July

Hope you’ll join me for a week of brainstorming, thinking, planning, and giveaway winning!

Ultimate Recipe Swap: The Fourth of July Edition

I am not Betsy Ross. Nor am I Bakerella. But, I really wanted to be. At least for a day. For the last month, I’ve been scheming this fantastic Fourth of July cake pop that I was going to wow you with. I had such great plans. I envisioned candy coated, star-shaped cakes on a […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: The Good Ole’ USA

Though it’s easy for our lives to get caught up in economics, the latest fashions, and the price of hot dogs at the local Stuff-Mart, the truth underlying it all is that we experience great freedom in being able to pursue those very things. The freedoms that we enjoy every day in the United States […]

Need a Last-Minute Gift for Dad?

The pressure can be something fierce when Father’s Day roll around. The purpose is to honor the dads in your life, but it can become this, “Oh-my-I-better-get-him-something-good” frenzy. And “something good” can often be translated into “something expensive.” But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can honor Dad and still respect the wallet. […]

Why I Bake My Own Birthday Cake

Yesterday I was 36. But, today I’m not. Yes, it’s my birthday. And this morning I baked me a cake. Some people think this is odd that I would make my own cake. Even my husband said, “Is it a bummer that you’re baking your own cake?” Good question. It’s a wise man who asks […]

Another Indiana Jones Birthday Cake!

It’s birthday time around the FishHouse. We celebrate four birthdays in three weeks’ time which means lots of cake! But, remember? They like cake better than pie around here. So, it’s all good. My Littlest Man had originally requested a Pokemon cake. Then in the final hour he changed his mind and asked for a […]

Spicy Grilled Shark with Peach Salsa (Ultimate Recipe Swap: A Birthday Dinner)

Birthdays are cause for special celebration at our house. Usually we let the Birthday Person choose one meal to eat out (within reason) and sometimes he gets to plan the other meals for the day as well. Each of my guys has a favorite that is often requested. So I usually have a feeling what […]