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{Play} Kids Co-op Playdate Linky #5

May 4, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate, Play, Toddler Activities

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! We’ve been exploring our feet this week and trying to get outside more for fun activities like playing with Flower Confetti and hiking at Muir Woods: What have you been up to this week? Need some inspiration? Here are my faves from last week’s playdate … if you’ve been featured, […]

{Celebrate} Cocktail-Themed Bachelorette Party

January 23, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

Yes, I know as a 36 year old mother of two, I am too old to be planning a Cocktail – more precisely, Shot – Themed Bachelorette Party, but sometimes, you have to learn the hard way.  And trust me, we all did.  Especially the Bachelorette, who cancelled the Sunday morning brunch due to … […]

{Bake} Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

January 11, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp was one of the yummiest desserts I’ve made.  We served it in individual ramekins, along with our Caramelized Upside Down Pear Tarte Tatin for Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s my new homemade favorite. Ingredients For the filling: 5 pounds McIntosh or Macoun apples (I used Granny Smith) Grated zest of 1 orange Grated zest […]

{Bake} Easy Shortbread Family Cookies

November 11, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Celebrate

We visited one of my friends and her sweet newborn baby girl this week and brought these shortbread cookies – one for each member of her new family of five: This recipe (adapted from Gourmet’s) is so easy you won’t even have to break out the mixer.  Dress them up with royal icing clothing or […]

{Play} Salt Dough Hand Prints

June 28, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

Inspired by these salt dough footprint keepsakes from The Imagination Tree, we made these salt dough handprints as one of Hubby’s Father’s Day presents: We followed The Imagination Tree’s tutorial, so I won’t re-post it here, but will just say that it is oh-so-fun for the kids to mix and knead the dough and make […]