How Much Money to Spend on a Birthday Gift

Once you get that “{Your child’s name} has been invited to {friend’s name} birthday party!}”  – the big question looms – “How Much to Spend on the Birthday Gift” for said friend? I often wonder how much of a ‘friend’ this person is to my child too. Are the besties? Does this child even say […]

How to Host a Kentucky Derby Party

Most folks don’t think of having a Kentucky Derby Party. However, it is a fun theme that also kicks off spring! It is also unique enough that you probably won’t have to compete with another event. The Kentucky Derby is always held on the first Saturday in May. So here is how to celebrate the […]

A Marvelous Mocktail Mint Julep Recipe

I always think Mint Juleps are so classy. Perfect for late spring and early summer cocktails. There are a lot of Mint Julep recipes out there. (This site has my favorite, including a Mint Tulip option.) However, if you want a Mint Julep without alcohol, then here is a simple Mocktail Mint Julep recipe to […]

Pet Memento Ideas: Ways to Keep Your Pet Close After Passing

When your pet passes, it can be a heartbreaking moment in your life. One way to heal from the grief is to find a way to memorialize them, or carry the heart of them with you. It was what I needed when my beloved dog of 12 years passed recently. Here are some ways that […]

What I’m Loving This Month

I love discovering and chronicling new things I find. Whether I stumble upon it in a store or get a goody from a gift bag, there are always new things to try. Last month, I’ve checked out a few things and wanted to share my favorites! (Note that the images are affiliate links.) CircuitScribe This […]

5 Unique Ways to Get Disney Character Autographs

Most of us use autograph books to collect signatures from the various Disney Characters on our Disney vacations. It’s fun to get pictures taken with Disney Princesses or Mickey Mouse. However, getting autographs are a big part of the experience too. Yet, there are unique ways to get Disney character autographs other than via an […]

Gluten Free, Nut Free and Dairy Free Halloween Candy

While you may have liked seeing my list of non-candy alternatives for Halloween, sometimes you need candy or want to pass it out. Traditions, right? However, if you would like to have options for children with allergies, there are some gluten free Halloween candy options, dairy free Halloween candy options, and nut free Halloween candy […]