Food Allergies at a Birthday Party

Dealing with Food Allergies while at a Birthday Party

D and I headed to a birthday party for one of her little friends the other day. She was so excited and I love taking her to birthday parties and seeing her excitement as she plays with her friends. The kids played, they hit the piñata, and then it was time for cake and ice Continue Reading

Becoming That Mom

Becoming THAT Mom

Over the past few years, I have become THAT mom. You know, the mom that has to spend the extra time with the teacher at Open House, the one that is always asking about ingredients, the one that makes snack buying “so difficult” for you, the one who is checking snack goody bags before even Continue Reading

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

For D’s second birthday, I decided to tone down the party. Don’t worry, she still had the sweetest little Minnie Mouse Birthday Party outfit and hand painted Minnie Mouse shoes, but when it came to the cake, I decided I would make Minnie Mouse Cupcakes. This was long before my homemade cake days, but they Continue Reading

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Raising a child with Severe Food Allergies

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting and scary things you will do in your life. You want so badly to do everything right.  Then, just as you think you are starting to get the hang of this whole parenting thing, you learn that your child has a severe food allergy and you Continue Reading

Working Mom Woes

Working Mom Woes

Quietness and Thunder I hear thunder in the background. No major rain clouds in sight, no lightning, just thunder; quietness and thunder. If I were home right now, it wouldn’t just be thunder. There would be a loud clap of thunder, followed quickly by little feet scampering across the floor, getting faster as they got Continue Reading

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First Hair Cut in Disney

If you are heading to Disney and your little one hasn’t had their first haircut, then you need to call Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom and schedule a “First Haircut” appointment. I convinced my sweet husband that Millie would need a haircut by the time we went on our trip. Continue Reading

Disney Planning Guide

Disney Planning Quick Start Guide

Find a range of dates that work with your schedule. Check crowd calendar predictors or if there are any special events happening that could alter park hours or increase foot traffic. i.e Halloween, food and wine festival. You can find a crowd calendar on Undercover Tourist Check for Disney room/package plans Book your Vacation – Continue Reading

First Birthday Pictures

Rubber Duck First Birthday Party

First Birthdays seem to be a really big deal, and we have had large, themed parties for both of our girls’ first birthdays. For D’s First Birthday, we had a rubber duck themed party. I really didn’t want a lot of pink and D was obsessed with Sesame Street’s Ernie singing Rubber Ducky in the Continue Reading

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Easy Peasy Breakfast Casserole

I love being involved with Davyn’s school. It’s something I always knew I wanted to when I became a mom. Of course how involved I perceived I would be versus how involved I am are 2 completely different things. 😉 But I do try to help as much as I can. At the beginning of Continue Reading

Kids Pants Tutorial

Candyland Themed Outfit

It’s spirit week at Davyn’s school and this year they are basing all days on popular board games. So cute, right? Scrabble, Life, Candyland, and Battleships – for Scrabble, wear the first letter of your name; Life, dress for your future career; Candyland, dress for sweet dreams; and battleships, dress in your favorite school color! Continue Reading

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Silhouette Cutting Fail

To go along with Davyn’s Candyland themed pants, I wanted to make a “sweet” shirt to match. Davyn and I discussed some different options and this is the one she decided on. I designed it in Studio and got ready to cut. I cut my material down to the size I will need in order Continue Reading

Candyland Kids Pants Tutorial

TUTORIAL: Kids Lounge Pants

  For this size 5 pair of lounge pants, I used ¾ yard of fabric and 20 inches of ¾ in. elastic. The length of your elastic will depend on your child’s waste size. Cut your elastic so that it is the same measurement as your child’s waist. You’ll want to get a pair of Continue Reading