The Hostess with the Mostess - 5 Easy Tips

By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & EntertainingThe success of a party is completely dependent upon the hostess.  Be happy and well prepared to eliminate stress and ensure a fun time for all.Here are 5 tips to guide you:...more

Responsible Parent or Busybody

    I have three very different kids.   They approach so many things in life differently that sometimes it amazes me.  Em follows rules and doesn't understand why others don't.  Patrick is looking for every loop hole.  To be honest the jury is still out on Meg but who knows.  Though a friend has suggested we start a bail found for her now, it's always the quiet ones she says.      With that being said it wasn't surprising that Em was very upset about what she found posted on a friend's facebook page.  Sh...more

Thanks for your reply

My daughter is going to talk with her friend and see how it goes. Then ...more

Fun Summer Red, White and Blue Printable Pinwheels That Work

Head over to the Crafty Modern blog to print out and make these super cute -- and working-- pinwheels! Happy 4th of July.Felicity http://craftymodern.com ...more

Quirky 4th of July Hand Drawn Printables - Enjoy

Hi everyone. Just posted some 4th of July printables over on the Crafty Modern blog. Use them for cupcake toppers or hanging decorations or just whatever you like. Enjoy! ...more

The Firecracker Pinwheel Project

July 4th is fast approaching!The kids and I have been creating all kinds of fun decorations and activities for our party-goers ... like these pinwheels. They'd be great for any occasion, not just Indpendence Day. Best of all, they're easy to make and cute as can be! ...more

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That's how it was for me as well. When I was young, I felt out of sorts if I didn't go clubbing ...more

Grilled Potato & Broccolini Picnic Salad Recipe

When it comes to picnic food, I can’t help but think of the American staple, potato salad. So many directions you can go&;151;I had to put a spin on this classic perennial favorite. ...more

I love to create recipes, and, of course, I LOVE to eat. Lol! And I can very easily imagine the ...more

Host a Party Tonight - Just Because You Can

By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & Entertaining Now is THE best time to have friends over to your home, as it has just been deep cleaned for spring!  What? You don’t like to entertain?  Worried that you can’t afford to host a party? You’ve never thrown a bash and have no idea how to do it? NO EXCUSES!  Don’t let laziness, or fear, stop you from entertaining....more