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Pirate Birthday Party

This is a long, long time coming. As my son will be 5 this year and the pirate party was for his 3rd birthday, I’m a bit behind on the posts about birthday parties.  But better late than never, right?

Posted in Parties

Homemade acne mask

So I do realize that the title says homemade acne mask, but the truth is this mask is good for all kinds of skin types. I call it an acne mask because my primary purpose in using it is to

Posted in Beauty

Christmas Eve around the World – Japan

We have started a new tradition this year, each year on Christmas Eve we will be celebrating it with the traditions of another country. This year: Japan! How are we celebrating? Well, Christmas is not very popular in Japan. However,

Posted in Miscellaneous

Getting rid of acne

Acne and I have had a love/hate relationship: Acne loves me, I hate Acne. Its taken a long time for me to get rid of acne. You’d think by the time I hit my 30’s that I wouldn’t have to struggle

Posted in Beauty

Pumpkin Bread Pudding in the crock pot

Came across a recipe during Thanksgiving that I was really wanting to try. Last night was the night. My friend had given us a loaf of a very grainy bread. It was delicious, but realistically we wouldn’t use it for

Posted in Recipes

Homemade deodorant

This recipe for homemade deodorant is actually a very easy and surprisingly very effective. Both my husband and I use it and as you may or may not know, my husband works for a construction company and let’s face it, men

Posted in Beauty, Being Green, Health, Thriftiness

Super easy crispy fried onions

I have a really easy way of doing crispy fried onions. My father in law (who is a chef) watched in horror as I made them. All you need is an onion, some oil & a stove. Well, technically you

Posted in Personal, Recipes

Dairy Free Chocolate Coconut Haystacks Recipe

I love coconut. I love chocolate. What could be better than a dairy free chocolate coconut haystacks recipe? How about a no-bake recipe that only requires a microwave or hot plate? Yep, that’s right, this recipe is perfect for a

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Raddish – Cooking with Kids

I was privileged to be part of a test group for a new product that will be coming out called Raddish. It was developed by Samantha Barnes of Kitchen Kids and her team. Its along the lines of Kiwi Crate

Posted in Miscellaneous

I am one of those stupid parents that left their child in the car

Yes, you read the title right. I left my newborn son in the car. What kind of stupid mom am I? I must be a really bad parent, right? I don’t think so. Most people who know me know how

Posted in Parenting