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Serve a “Bella Notte” Pasta Supper

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Serving a Bella Notte Pasta Supper in conjunction with a screening of Lady and the Tramp is a fun way to extend the movie experience. Win a copy of the video this week. I’m a sucker for themes. I love to have dinner match a movie or dessert match a book. I love it when […]

Triple Chocolate Sundaes (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

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Three forms of chocolate, brownie, ice cream, and syrup, come together for a delicious Valentine’s treat. At our house, Valentine’s Day is definitely a family affair. While hubs and I cherish our date nights, we’re not going to pay high prices or beat the crowds to get a table while dining out. Instead, we hunker […]

Making Valentine’s Day Special for Little Ones Away at School

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all lovey-dovey mushy stuff. Make it a time to celebrate your love for your kiddos. ContributorJessie Leigh offers some great ideas on how to make the day special for the little ones. While, traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a “couple day,” in many homes, it’s become a family affair. Candles, wine, […]

FREE (Boy Friendly) Valentine’s Printable

Super Valentines Day supplies

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all flowers and pink. Print out a batch of these boy-friendly Valentine’s cards that feature a Super Mario twist. Over the weekend a few of my people and I were strolling through the Valentine section of a local store. FishBoy9 started to groan. “I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s so […]

The Happiest Place on Earth

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A few days ago we took our fam to Disneyland. It was our third visit to the Magic Kingdom since we’ve had children. In a way that is odd since I grew up going to Disneyland every year. We could. We lived 60 miles from the Matterhorn. On my first visit back after a decade+ […]

Frugal DIY Valentines

Here’s a quick round-up of some fun, inexpensive DIY Valentines. Check your craft cupboard or your scrapbooking supplies and use what you have to save some coin. Box of Chocolates Money My aunt gave us this box of goodies for Christmas one year. So fun! Read my tutorial of how to make it. Varying the […]

LA Kings Hockey Birthday Cake (& a Birthday Cake Round-Up)

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A Kings birthday cake, whether for an LA Kings Hockey fan or other special guest of honor, is super easy to make with a layer cake and a cardboard crown. I am not a big fan of purple. I’ll admit it. But, I couldn’t very well serve a black cake to my LA KINGS hockey […]

Embracing a New Season of Motherhood

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It would seem that this month we’re all reevaluating how we spend the daze. I’m working on an extreme home(school) makeover while contributor Lauren examines how to embrace a new season of motherhood. January is always a time of fresh starts. I can’t wait to crack open my newly purchased calendar each year and plan […]