Coco-Nana Birthday Cupcakes

I am an official ambassador for Dole Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables. I have received product as well as compensation for my time spent writing. As always, all opinions expressed here are mine alone. Get ready to celebrate with these tasty, fun-to-make Coco-Nana Birthday Cupcakes! Your kids will love to add mouse ears to your […]

How to Make a Lego Money Holder

Create a fun Lego money holder for gifting cash for birthdays, graduation, and Christmas. It is amazingly simple.   Once kids get to a certain age, they tend to want big ticket items that may not be in the ballpark of the budgets kept by grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, or even parents. While some may […]

Budget Birthday Ideas to Celebrate Well

Want to celebrate birthdays in a spectacular way without spending a lot of money? Check out these Budget Birthday Ideas. When my first born was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three […]

Fun Birthday Cake Ideas You Can Pull Off Yourself

A child’s birthday is a special milestone worth celebrating with a fun cake. Check out these fun birthday cake ideas you can pull off yourself. I made this cake in 2004. I can’t tell you how incredibly proud I was of myself. I had always loved when my mom would splurge on a grocery store […]

Organizing Birthdays and Holidays

Organizing birthdays and holidays can not only make them fun and special, but it can also help you save money. Follow these tips to plan ahead. Homemade Chocolate Buttercream We are currently coming upon a busy season at our house. In addition to the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s that many of you are thinking […]

5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

Cake baking isn’t rocket science. Our grandmothers didn’t even use recipes. Here are 5 great cakes YOU CAN make. I remember one of my early mommy daze traditions was to make a cake every week. Back then, we rarely had dessert, so it was a special treat for Friday nights. We would watch a VHS […]

How We Saved $50 in 5 Minutes

One of our birthday traditions with the kids has been that they get to choose the menu for their special day, including one meal out. Some years this has been something as small as choosing from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. Some years we’ve been able to spend a little more. Over the last year […]

May the Force Be With You: Star Wars Cake

Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a birthday cake that every Jedi dreamed of…. In honor of Sunday, May the Fourth, here’s a fun cake to make.

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