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Six Ingredients to Raise Your Home-Cooking Game

Six Ingredients to Raise Your Home-Cooking Game

I’m pretty on-record that I enjoy cooking. I’m one of those people who reads cookbooks—the actual recipes—for fun. And, I’m not afraid to experiment in the kitchen. Over the years, through trial-and-error, passed-along tips, and amateur exploration of food trends, I’ve assembled an arsenal of ingredients that I will sub in at any opportunity. This post […]

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DIY Valentine Statement Necklace

So if you’re in the “under seven” crowd and still find noodle necklaces de rigueur, this statement necklace will be on your “must-wear” list for Valentine’s season this year. If you’re a mom who just wants a cool Valentine craft that doesn’t involve glue, glitter, or paint, (hopefully) this just made your day. This dyed noodle-and-felt-heart […]

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Upcycled DIY Kids Chore Chart

Have you noticed that there is a point when suddenly your depend-on-your-help-for-everything toddler blossoms into an I’ll-do-it-MYSELF-thank-you-very-much little person? I’m here to tell you: the best way to deal with that is to harness it. Use that new-found want-to-do attitude to your advantage and institute a “chore chart”—or, as we like to refer to it, a […]

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Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Easy and Inexpensive DIY Tutus

Am I the last one to realize how easy it is to make a tutu? Tutus are adorable, but I don’t always like the gigantic ones you see in stores…or the price tag that goes with them. I knew I wanted a tutu for my little ladybug’s Halloween costume, but I couldn’t find exactly what […]

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Is a Supper Club the Solution to Your Meal-Planning Problem?

It shouldn’t be that hard, cooking dinner every night.  And yet, it’s so hard.  To cook dinner.  Every night. Before I had children, the challenge wasn’t time.  And, I enjoy cooking, so the nightly task never felt like a chore.  Back then, what made it hard was planning meals around the package sizes of ingredients.  […]

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DIY Foldable Scrapbook

DIY Foldable Scrapbook

I love scrapbooking.  Preserving memories on beautifully laid out pages with perfectly coordinated papers and accents is nirvana for my creative yet slightly OCD mind.  I list scrapbooking as an interest or hobby when filling out any “about me” questionnaire.  I spent an entire summer morphing our spare bedroom into a “craft” room, finally putting […]

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Evolution of the First Birthday

As a mom of six kids, I’ve had the opportunity to throw a few birthday parties. Over time my methodology has evolved and simplified. This past week, my youngest child turned one, and it made me think back to the differences between when my oldest turned one compared to my youngest. If you are the […]

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Party Invitations, Decorations and Supplies for the Best Birthday Yet

Birthday planning doesn’t need to be all characters and themed sets (though no one can blame you for the easy party planning!) when there are so many amazing birthday party resources in San Antonio and at your fingertip on the internet. Here are some of my favorite places to find birthday party necessities that are […]

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

It’s teacher appreciation week, which means a lot of pressure will be coming your way from your kids, the school and the PTA! Everyone wants to make sure that we show our teachers how much we love them. When my oldest was in kindergarten teacher appreciation was easy. There was only one teacher to appreciate! […]

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Gardening with Kids

Spring time in San Antonio is tremendous.  Beautiful weather, coveted rain showers, Fiesta, and pre-mosquito backyard time. Grab a glass of wine and head out back with your kiddos to start your summer garden. First, pick a spot.  Spend some time, glass in hand, chatting with your kids about the sunniest spot in the yard.  Take a few days […]

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Spring Time Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are a wonderful way to brighten someones day – and sometimes it seems that after the winter holiday season passes the enthusiasm for RAKs (as random, or planned, as they may be) dies down. Vivi is learning to give (and loving it) and I want to nurture that. We’ve “Egged” our […]

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