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Free Printable Father’s Day Tie Shaped Gift Tags

I still can’t believe that Father’s Day is right around the corner. I always feel like these holidays sneak up on me even though they’re on the calendar for months. Maybe the problem is that I always have too many ideas and it’s hard to choose the one or two best ones. In an attempt […] Read more…

Dirt Cake Push Up Pops

Ahh… spring is upon us officially now and so is Little Bug’s new found love of dirt. It starts first thing in the morning when she points out the window and repeats “dirt” over and over again. She could sit outside with her dirt filled planting pots and toddler sized spade for hours! The joys […] Read more…

How Do I Love Thee? Valentine’s Day Paper Chain Countdown

Countdowns are a great way to look forward to different events in life.  We count down to birthdays, the births of babies and Christmas.  Since Little Bug loved her advent calendar this year, I wanted to create a special way to countdown to Valentine’s Day. Inspired by the romantic sonnet, “How do I Love Thee? […] Read more…

Creative and Free Printable Kids Valentine’s Day Cards

When they announced on the radio earlier this week that Valentine’s Day was less than a month away, I almost did a double take.  How was it possible that the beginning of January had flown by so quickly?  I still have to plan Mr. Mountaineer and Little Bug’s Valentine’s Day surprises, as well as come […] Read more…

Vintage Party Ideas Book

Last week, I received a special treasure in the mail.  It was a book called Vicks Two-Year Almanac and Party Book – 1939 – 1940. Sarah Ives from Upscale Downhome sent it to me.  She is the ultimate vintage treasure hunter, scavenging garage sales and auctions for amazing finds to use in her decorating projects.  […] Read more…

Strawberry and Donut Kabobs

Of all of the breakfast goodies in the world, Mr. Mountaineer’s favorites are donuts.  He always tells such loving stories about going to work with his dad on warm summer mornings as a kid.  They would always stop and pick up this tasty treat to eat at the job site or in the car.  At least […] Read more…

A Footprint Heart Father’s Day Card

One of the things I look forward to most as Little Bug grows up is doing craft projects with her. Although these won’t start in earnest for a number of months still, I saw this first Father’s Day as the perfect opportunity to introduce her to the fabulous world of creating. I decided that we […] Read more…

Sand Cake Trifle

It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  With the Memorial Day kick off yesterday, summer has begun.  I’m gladly welcoming the sandy beach days, cool summer treats, and evening picnics under the stars. To kick off the summer season, I made a sand cake dessert for a barbeque yesterday.  Requiring no cooking, this light dessert is perfect for a hot […] Read more…