A Pinterest Fail: Easter Egg Craft
Mar25

A Pinterest Fail: Easter Egg Craft

We were able to host Easter last year and I was SO excited to bake and cook and decorate and craft…Oh the crafting. Please enjoy my Pinterest Fail Easter Craft… The chunks of glue look nice, huh? Here is a slightly less pathetic angle… This was my inspiration found on Pinterest…to wrap an inflated balloon with glue soaked string to create this: I wanted much larger eggs to hang from our pergola in lieu of paper...

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Fancy Pants Wine – A Celebratory Libation for a Newbie Blogger
Mar17

Fancy Pants Wine – A Celebratory Libation for a Newbie Blogger

I can’t believe this is my 6 month blogiversary. Whoa. I’m still such a newbie and have so much to learn but am simultaneously grateful for the itsy bitsy success stories I’ve actually accumulated in this short period of time. Blogging is not as easy as it seems. And I still pretty much suck at it. I’ve done tons of research and have a decent idea of what to do and what not to do but it’s haaard. Whether you work full time and blog...

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
Mar10

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I don’t think I’m even Irish (we have some questionable roots) but there is no denying that St. Patrick’s Day is flat out fun. And my husband actually IS Irish so that’s just lucky for me. Green beer? Awesome. Don’t drink? Corned beef and cabbage rocks. Don’t enjoy the food? Watch other people who drink too much beer make asses out of themselves. It’s a win-win. Admit it. And on a more PG...

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Elmo Birthday Party
Mar02

Elmo Birthday Party

I have to add a disclaimer to this post right up front. The photos are TERRIBLE because they were taken on my phone, long before I considered they’d wind up on a blog, in a hurry as people were walking in the door. But despite the quality of the photos, I really wanted to share these very simple and very affordable ideas for a small scale DIY Elmo Birthday party. As a mom who has thrown one too many over the top parties, this...

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Cinderella Birthday Party
Feb21

Cinderella Birthday Party

A fancied up Cinderella Birthday Party without the cleanup or fuss…sort of.

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Quick DIY Valentine’s Day Banner
Jan29

Quick DIY Valentine’s Day Banner

Okay, I must admit that I got super lazy with this banner idea. I knew I had all the supplies needed to construct it but couldn’t find the gumption to actually make this ridiculously easy DIY Valentine’s Day banner. Pretty sad, right? But alas, I managed to muster the energy to do this super hard (pfft!) project that took all of 30 minutes. What a trooper… I hand cut burlap into very poor excuses for triangles. I...

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Mermaid Birthday Party
Jan26

Mermaid Birthday Party

An under the sea party for our little mermaid.

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Easy DIY Valentine Vase
Jan21

Easy DIY Valentine Vase

Another simple and affordable Holiday decorating idea…

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An Affordable DIY Gasparilla Wreath
Jan12

An Affordable DIY Gasparilla Wreath

Argh, mateys! Make your own Gasparilla wreath!

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Another Intimate New Year’s Eve at Home
Jan01

Another Intimate New Year’s Eve at Home

Round 2 of our intimate New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness
Dec24

Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Awesomeness

Napkins folded into Christmas trees!

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7 Frugal & Fancy Last Minute Gift Ideas
Dec16

7 Frugal & Fancy Last Minute Gift Ideas

My top picks for last minute gifts in frugal and fancy price ranges.

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A Low Key New Year’s Eve Anniversary Celebration
Dec10

A Low Key New Year’s Eve Anniversary Celebration

An elegant and affordable way to spend New Year’s Eve at home with friends and family.

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An Italian Christmas Celebration
Dec03

An Italian Christmas Celebration

My husband’s Italian Christmas celebration to honor our daughter…

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My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake
Nov26

My Favorite Christmas Craft Keepsake

A craft project that makes a mama proud…

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Top 7 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist
Nov19

Top 7 Thanksgiving Recipes with a Twist

A few of my favorite Thanksgiving-ish recipes…

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Frugal Fancy Holiday Picks
Nov14

Frugal Fancy Holiday Picks

My current top picks from GroopDealz.com.

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Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart
Nov07

Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart

A muted and subtle approach to Thanksgiving decor…

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Initial Wreath for All Seasons
Oct29

Initial Wreath for All Seasons

A frugal and space-saving way to inject a little festivity into your seasonal decor.

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Practice Makes Perfect Pies
Oct22

Practice Makes Perfect Pies

A recipe disaster turned into our favorite cherry pie.

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Ladybug Birthday Party
Oct15

Ladybug Birthday Party

An enchanting day with little ladies and ladybugs…

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Tea Party Fit for a 5 Year Old
Oct08

Tea Party Fit for a 5 Year Old

A sweet and inexpensive tea party for all ages.

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Fancy Football…Is that a thing?
Oct01

Fancy Football…Is that a thing?

A few things I do to make football a little more fun (for me).

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A Frightfully Frugal Halloween
Sep26

A Frightfully Frugal Halloween

Inexpensive ways to add Halloween flair…

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Fancy Wedding, Party of 3
Sep17

Fancy Wedding, Party of 3

How I saved $25,000 in the blink of an eye….errr…in the time we telepathically communicated.

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