Super Heroes Vs. Plastic Roaches

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Oh it's been a crazy past few days.  The short version is a secret project met some super heroes and a fairy princess and they had a wonderful tea party with plastic roaches.  It's crazy I told you.  Last week Mr. Byrd was gone on a business trip which sent me into a tailspin to finish a secret project before he got home. I can't tell you what the secret project was yet, you'll find out soon, but I only had a few days to paint our master bathroom and bedroom.  I had planned it all out in my head that Monday I would prepare both rooms. Tuesday I would paint our room … [Read more...]

The Wait is Over!

Chocolate toffee recipe with pop rocks candy, fun fall treat for kids

Christmas Crack... it's a wonderful thing for the most wonderful time of the year. But for some reason there's a pesky holiday we like to call Halloween that stands in our way, preventing us from the chocolately toffee goodness known as Christmas Crack. (If you don't know what I'm talking about don't worry - it's just saltines topped with toffee and chocolate.) So what's a girl to do when you just can't wait any longer? Simple.  Add a pop of fall traditions to your Christmas Crack. To start you need to make a normal recipe for Christmas Crack.  Now you can start the … [Read more...]

Who Loves to Craft?

owl craft for kids

Knock Knock. Who's there?  Owl Craft for kids. Whooo? Crafting project for kids. Whooooo? Basically I've decided that talking to an owl is exactly like talking to kids. You say one thing and they say "who?" or "what?".  Kids might not be the best at listening purposefully but they are amazing at what they can do when you give them craft supplies. The other morning I woke up to find that my daughter had made clothes for all her stuffed animals using my fabric stash. After I hyperventilated from seeing my coveted fabric stash cut into tiny little pieces, I … [Read more...]

Good (YAWN) Morning

Sometimes I like to go through the old posts from the past few years. I laugh at the funny pictures, cry at the pictures where my kids still look like babies (I miss it!) and rejoice over the fact that the word "potty training" has now been stricken from our family's vocabulary. Last night I was going through old posts from October of last year and I found this old post that you're about to read. It was perfect. Do you know what it was perfect? Because it shows that almost one year ago to the day I experienced a type of ground hog day scenario. Ok so I haven't spilled coffee on my feet … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pretzel Wands! Fun Fall Treat!

Halloween Party Recipe - Pumpkin Pretzel Wands

Pumpkins are magical. There's just something about them that makes you want to dance in the falling leaves and sip hot apple cider. Maybe it's just me but I love them.  This easy fall treat recipe combines the best of both worlds - chocolate covered pretzels and mallowcreme pumpkins. That's why you'll love this easy chocolate covered pretzel recipe.  I love candy corn and all the fun candies that show up each fall like mallowcreme pumpkins.  Add mallowcreme pumpkins to candy coating and salty pretzels and it's a girls dream come true! If you happen to call them wands than … [Read more...]

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