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October is for Apple Picking and Halloween, not Christmas Decorating

 While shopping at Lowe’s this weekend, my family was greeted by a large inflatable Santa Claus.Santa Claus shouldn't be waving to us in October....more

DIY Handmade Favor Boxes for Your Seasonal Holiday Gifts and Treats

Favor boxes are loads of fun to make, give and receive! With so many holidays creeping up between now and the end the year, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite handmade diy favor boxes that can be crafted for any seasonal party. Just use the templates and alter your card stock paper colors and patterns to fit whatever seasonal theme you're throwing a party for!...more
these are lovely favor boxes.more

Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes and my Big Mouth Husband

I know! I'm on a blog full of wonderful cookie recipes...I'm just talking about when we are in a hurry to lavish some "Mom" around, but there is too much to do! So, forgive me, and please don't throw cookies at me!.....on second thought...I married into this family of "scratch". If it wasn't made from scratch, it did not make it to the table. An everday meal, if someone was asked to stop and have a bite, consists of no room at the table for your dinner plate....more

Needed: A Fancy, Legit Christmas Registry

How convenient would it be? Every year, go online and plug in what your family is wishing for in the coming holiday season. Amazon, Target? Where are you? Maybe it already exists....more
@victorias_view nah-just griping. LOL!more

That's Not My Idea of What It Means to Be an AMERICAN

 In the middle of all the summer time fun, I witnessed something I had never seen before. As my family celebrated the birth of America along side many others, I couldn't help put feel pride in being an American. But, there was a moment where time seemed to stop briefly and I felt something quite different than pride in my country....more
BRi Omni  To limit this experience to people of color is to completely negate the American ...more

And the Award for best wifey goes to.......ME

I Stand up and take a bow........I have just been awarded the "Best Wifey Medal"   Why, well it's simple. I booked another holiday, back to Hawaii. 2 weeks, no kids. Sun, Cocktails, and PRO BOWL TICKETS!!! Dear Hubby is over the moon. You see, we are Australian, we live in Perth. A place on the planet where very little happens and we holiday twice a year to remain sane. In 2006 we holidayed in "Hawaii" and the love affair began....more

Flying With Family

“Oh no,” said DorkyDad. “What a terrible start to a holiday.” We had just been treated to the sight of Alex Salmond, recently off a flight from London, strutting through Edinburgh airport. For a man in a crumpled suit, he exuded an extraordinary air of arrogance....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

Mothers Day 2011: Put Down that Damn Burger!

Like every holiday where I am hosting the meal I am usually told by my mother and/or husband & children to calm down at some point during the day. It's funny how those words always incite the exact opposite; this Mother's Day was no different. ...more