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A Tip for Cleaning – the Dishwasher Tip Tray!

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

I love baking and decorating. I love the excitement on my family’s faces when I have cupcakes or a cake decorated for the latest birthday party, holiday, or just for a fun surprise treat. What I don’t love? The cleanup. (I get shivers just thinking about it!) (more…)

Let’s Be Pin Pals – Join Us on Pinterest

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“Pin it.” “I just pinned that!” “I’ll show you my pin.” Ok, so you’re either in one of two groups. Group 1 is probably thinking about their last pin. And Group 2? Well, Group 2 is where I was a few months ago, thinking… “Pin what?” (more…)

A Paint-by-Numbers Christmas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I admit that I find baking cookies a bit intimidating. When it comes to baking, I’m totally a cupcake girl. I even leave cupcakes for Santa. But when I saw the Wilton Paint-by-Numbers Cookie Pan, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, it’s paint-by-numbers… how much easier can it get? (more…)

A Twisted Summer Birthday Celebration

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Usually July in the Chicagoland area is a month filled with sunshine and warmth that I like to think is a reflection of the excitement surrounding my birthday. This year’s excitement was tempered by the dread of officially leaving the big 3-0 behind. (more…)

OPERATION: Camo Cupcakes

Friday, June 10th, 2011

My nephews’ birthdays invade at the end of April and the beginning of May. This year, they had one birthday theme assignment for me: Camouflage. (more…)

A Sweet Spring-Cleaning Incentive Plan

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Finally… spring is in the air! As much as I look forward to longer days, warmer weather and the smell of flowers, there’s one thing that I dread: Spring Cleaning. (more…)

Sweet Appreciation

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Ahhh…. The New Year passes, and another February 14th approaches. In kindergarten, Valentine’s Day means you bring valentines for everyone in the class. Well, those kindergartners have it right! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show your appreciation for EVERYONE in your life! (more…)