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Cookie decorating birthday party

Monday, August 27, 2012    Activity, Food & Drink, Kids    8 Comments »

Cookie decorating birthday party

My baby girl just turned six years old and lost her two front teeth! She also asked if she could have her sixth birthday party “somewhere” this year. You know — not at home. As much as I love planning and hosting parties here at the house, fair is fair. Her big brother had his […]

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It’s party time!

Friday, August 24, 2012    Uncategorized    2 Comments »

It's party time!

Tomorrow is my daughter’s 6th birthday party! Here’s a little peek at what we’re working on. You can also check out my Pinterest board to see where I found a lot of the great ideas we’ll be using. Lots more party pics to come next week. In the meantime, here’s a link to last year’s […]

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Sharpies and cereal boxes

Monday, August 20, 2012    Activity    4 Comments »

Sharpies and cereal boxes

Here’s another great idea I found on Salt and Chocolate — coloring on cereal boxes with Sharpies! I actually had a drawer full of cereal boxes awaiting some unknown crafty purpose, so this art activity worked out perfectly! I used to be against coloring books and coloring pages, because I wanted my kids to learn […]

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Sweet Salvage

Thursday, August 16, 2012    Decorating    4 Comments »

Sweet Salvage

Do all you Phoenix gals know about Sweet Salvage? I went for the first time this morning, and was so impressed. Sweet Salvage is a once a month event (the third Thurs-Sun of each month) where the doors of a warehouse are flung open and a snaking line of cute ladies (and a few guys) […]

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Post Goodness

Wednesday, August 15, 2012    Uncategorized    3 Comments »

Post Goodness

I was recently asked by Post Cereal to serve as their Phoenix Goodness Expert for the new Post Goodness campaign. What better title could there be, really? My official duties are to turn in a Good News report and assign a Phoenix Goodness Score three times a week on the site PostGoodness.com. I’ve been doing […]

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Collector of interesting things

Tuesday, August 14, 2012    Uncategorized    3 Comments »

Collector of interesting things

My sweet almost 6-year old daughter is a Collector of Interesting Things. Ever since I can remember, she has been on the lookout for special objects everywhere we go. She comes home from school and empties her pockets brimming with treasures from recess expeditions. On walks, her eyes scan the earth looking for something unexpected. […]

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Smart finds for homework spaces

Saturday, August 11, 2012    Decorating    2 Comments »

Smart finds for homework spaces

photo from Pottery Barn Kids With school starting in two short days, it won’t be long before the kids will need a semi-organized area to plop down and do their homework. This month for my Houzz Guestbook, I rounded up my 20 top product picks for creating a fun and functional study space. Lighting, furniture, […]

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Boredom buster: homemade playdough

Tuesday, August 7, 2012    Activity, Kids    Add a comment »

Boredom buster: homemade playdough

If your kids’ summer break is on the final stretch, and you’re starting to hear the B word (not that B word!) more often, shake up the boredom with a big batch of homemade play dough. I plonked down these four balls of dough before heading out the door to yoga the other weekend, and […]

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