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Empty Tomb Cake – An Easter Tradition

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Baking and decorating an empty tomb cake has become a yearly Easter tradition for our family. It’s fun to make, delicious to eat, and a great reminder that He is risen, indeed! It was March of 2010 when I first shared this Empty Tomb Cake. Since then it’s been a yearly tradition as part of our […]

How to Make a Lego Money Holder

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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

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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 […]

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: We Love Mom Cupcakes

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Looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day with the moms in your life? Create these easy “We Love Mom” cupcakes! I was late to join the cupcake trend. And late to leave it. Ha! I still love cupcakes, six years now since it was at its peak and I first shared these cupcakes. […]

Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

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These Easy Lemon Cupcakes may start with a box, but they get zing and zip from yogurt and lemon added to the mix. They are simple and delicious! I confess. I’m not the best plain from-scratch cake baker. I can do carrot cake and zucchini cake and banana cake like nobody’s business. Even pumpkin cake. […]

Fun Birthday Cake Ideas You Can Pull Off Yourself

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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 […]

5 Great Cakes to Make Yourself

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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

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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 […]