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{Summer} Boredom Busters!

We have zoomed through the first month of summer break. It has gone by so fast! But past experience tells me that the lack of a defined schedule starts to wear on everyone. Kids are used to being stimulated all day at school and can get…..BORED. Gasp! I know. It is a bad word at […]

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Raising Backyard Chickens

I have been working outside in the yard the last few weeks doing (not so) glamorous things like weeding and maintenance. One of the things that I put off last year was fixing up the chicken coop area. After 7 years, the chicken coop could use a fresh layer of paint and new shingles. And […]

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Peter Pan party

For the invitations I ordered these message in a bottle invites from Oriental Trading. It came with sand but I chose not to add that. I figured the moms wouldn’t be too happy to have it spill all over their floor (Oh you know it would have too!). After we added the invitation to the […]

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Safari Party

My son wanted either a jungle party or a safari party. Since we didn’t have our yard put in yet any all the weeds were yellow and dead, it made more sense to have a safari party. I sent out invitations that looked like airline tickets. It was his 7th birthday hence the 7 years […]

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How to make a play tent

I was contacted by 3M awhile back about the possibility of trying Scotch’s new patterned duct tape. I was trying to think of ideas of how to use it when I got the list of all their new patterns. Once I saw the army/camo pattern I knew what I wanted to make. A play tent! […]

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Lion Cake

I used to have a birthday blog as well. But this blog took off and then the domain of the birthday blog got stolen so I shut it down. I decided to transfer the cakes I made to this blog :) The Lion Cake It doesn’t get much easier than this! When my son asked […]

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Lady Bug Cake

I used to have a another blog about birthday parties but then this blog took off and then the domain got stolen of the birthday blog so I shut it down. I am transferring the cakes I made over to this blog :) The Lady Bug Cake This cake is super easy! I poured one […]

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Worm Cake

I used to have a birthday party blog. But then this blog took off and then the birthday blog domain was stolen, so I shut it down. I am transferring the cake tutorials here to this blog :) The Worm Cake I am the mother of 4 boys. We like bugs at our house. So […]

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Campfire Cake

Once I had a birthday blog. But then this blog took off and the birthday blog’s domain was stolen, so I shut it down. I am transferring the cake tutorials to this blog since I still get so many emails about them. The Campfire Cake I loved how easy this cake was. Something so simple […]

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Alien Cake

I used to have a Birthday Party Blog. But then this blog took off and the domain got stolen so I shut it down. I am going to have all the cakes from that blog transferred here (and backdating them) :) I still get so many emails about them. The Alien Cake Love how simple […]

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Popcorn Cake

Once upon a time I had a birthday blog. But then this blog took off and the birthday blog’s domain got stolen, so I shut it down.  I am transferring my cake tutorials here :) The Popcorn Cake This cake got a lot of attention. It was pretty easy to make too. Instead of using […]

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Cereal Cake

I used to have a birthday blog. But then this blog took off and the birthday blog domain was stolen, so I shut it down. I still get emails about the cakes I did so I am transferring the cake tutorials here :) The Cereal Cake I was asked to make a groom’s cake for […]