Author: Robin

40 Gifts for 40th Birthdays

Forty! the big 4-0! Definitely a fun birthday to celebrate big. I was lucky enough to assist my friend’s husband in pulling off his 40 gifts surprise. How difficult could this be? Well…. Getting to 20 gifts was easy, even into the 30’s wasn’t so bad once you Google a little. But it wasn’t until 3 …

Orangecello

Limoncello is a great thing, but in this house…we like orangecello.  Tastes great, super easy to make and great as a gift.   I started with a Giada De Laurentiis recipe but tweaked a little.  I steeped the orange peels longer in the vodka (a week vs. 4 days) and let the orange peels, vodka and …

Comic-Con: Poster tube

In my reading of anything I could get my hands on about what to expect from my first Comic-Con, it was apparent the shear volume of giveaways needed to have a plan. Who doesn’t like getting something for free? Certainly the large entertainment companies are in attendance at Comic-Con so I needed to be prepared. On …

Comic-Con: Blogger Thank You

A big part of building our nest is taking vacations. Big or small they allow us to step away from school/work and try to unplug from our phones even if it is for a couple of days. So I’ve decided to start blogging more on our getaways. We were lucky enough to make it through the …

Baby Washcloth Lollipops

Need an extra something for you next baby shower gift? Try making these easy baby washcloth lollipops. Too cute and simple to make. I got the idea from 320 Days of Sunshine. You can see her blog post on them here. However, I’ve made a couple of sets of these now and I have some helpful …

Kids Table Turkey Crayon Holder

Need a cute craft to dress up the kids’ thanksgiving table? or maybe you already planned on having crayons available for coloring. Here’s a cute craft and easy to make, Kids Table Turkey. Instructions: I got the idea from Skip To My Lou. She has a great template and step by step instructions. So I won’t …

Princess Inspired Letters

As a mother of boy, sometimes I am lucky enough to have a friend who shares the fun of throwing a girl birthday party. And when the party’s theme is Disney Princesses?! I’m SO THERE. The inspiration for this party came from a great party blog, Hostess with the Mostess. My friend went to work printing …

Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Yes, it is still in triple digits in AZ, but I’m turning on the oven and making pies anyway!  September=Fall=Apples, right? Mini apple pies, it is!   Mini Apple Pies Instructions & Tip I cannot top the How To pictures from the original poster, Just A Taste.   Check it out, nice and detailed. I should note …

Running Costume: Tangled-Rapunzel

If you are a runner and haven’t tried a RunDisney race, you should.  They aren’t just for the Disney fans out there, it helps but so not necessary.  RunDisney does a great job of choosing courses with lots of entertainment (and really that’s what you need when you are logging all those miles!).  One of the …