paint a birthday cupcake t-shirt

We were really excited that the little man had such a big birthday. We decorated his room with giant snowflakes and a hand cut number 5 as a surprise, and then he needed to dress the part of the birthday boy. Such a simple design but one that will guarantee smiles. I draw my number on paper and place beneath the first layer of the tshirt so that I can trace it with my paint bottle’s pen tip.  Adding a little paint icing and sprinkles to echo his cupcakes was a happy touch.

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can’t winter without these things


It’s that time of year, when I am tired of the same old winterwear and I am in a uniform of sorts. Denim jacket, vintage boots, and plaid, plaid, plaid.  At least I have three or four denim jackets in the rotation to keep things fresh.  An oversize bag is really helpful to carry the scarf I might need in the morning and will shed… Read more »

wrapping paper mural to celebrate the big 5 birthday


Recently a little guy in our house had a birthday so we celebrated by creating a temporary display of his new number and his favorite winter signs, snowflakes. Wrapping paper is on sale everywhere in January so I grab up quite a bit both for the next year stash and some crafting. It’s available in so many colors and patterns that you can use beyond the… Read more »

cheesy turkey sloppy joe casserole


For those January evenings that require something warm and filling a casserole is handy. I like to surprise the fam with a new one now and then. Here’s an easy one that is colorful and hearty. Happy dinnertime, friends! Ingredients 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 chopped clove garlic 1 chopped onion 1 (14.5… Read more »

bright shiny new year boots and a necklace giveaway


So tired of the rain, even though it allows me to wear my favorite rain boots and jeans more than usual. Today’s sunny skies didn’t dry up all of the puddles (as any mom with a formerly clean floor can tell you). So boots again it is, but let’s dress them up a bit shall we? A little extra shine makes the new year brighter…. Read more »