Category Archives: Recipes & Tutorials

Ikea Lack Hack – Folding Table for Walk in Closet

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  It happened again. Spontaneous Ikea Lack hack. We have a knack for Lack hacks. My Master Bedroom closet is rather large, even for a walk in. Most of it is (thankfully) full of built ins, and yet I still run out of storage space. In So Cal most homes don’t have basements and attics….

Rainbow Mickey Mouse Rice Krispies Treats


Why have boring block shaped Rise Krispy when you can party with these? These colorful Mickey Mouse Rice Krispies Treats were a hit at my son’s #Disneyside Fantasia themed party. The secret to these rainbow marvels? Fruity Pebbles. I followed the classic Rice Krispies treat recipe, replacing  2cups of plain ol cereal with colorful Fruity…

Magical Pretzel Wands


One of the easiest, simplest favors I have ever made – these pretzel wands taste as great as they look. They were the perfect goody bag treat for my son’s Mickey Fantasia themed birthday party. You’ll need: 3/4 12oz bag melting chocolate (we used blue) 25-30 pretzel logs cellophane bags for pretzel wands a whole…

Magical Rainbow Hidden Mickey Cake


I knew people would ask me how to make this cake so I am providing some directions. Mind you, I pretty much winged it, but it worked for me, and I think it can work for you too if you are game to try.

Fantastia Mickey Mouse Birthday Party #Disneyside


Thanks to Disney for choosing me for a #DisneySide at home party and sending us some of fun partyware we used for our party! We all loved showing our #Disneyside with this Fantasia Mickey Party. Opinions and party planning OCD, all my own.  A good party often starts with a cake. My son loves Mickey…

Greek Salad Nachos Easy Dinner Recipe


This original recipe for Greek Salad Nachos is what we threw together for dinner last night.  Most of the ingredients were from Trader Joes (except for the produce, which was from a farm box delivery). It was so delicious that there were no leftovers. It’s a fork and finger food dinner which makes it kid…

Light Up The Night Kids New Years Eve Party w/Light Up Links

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Disclosure: I have a client relationship with Light Up Links. This post  reflects my own opinions and party decor obsession The minute I saw  my kid’s Light Up Links, I knew I was going to have to borrow  them for  my kids New Years Eve Party. They are just perfect for decorating with if you…

Lemon Meringue Pie for Thanksgiving and a Trip to the ER


#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. This Thanksgiving I had so much to be thankful for. My family, my friends, my community and a not-quite-solidified lemon meringue pie. You know how some families have their holiday “thing”? For some…

Picture the Holidays Photography Class GIVEAWAY

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Over the last few years I’ve learned to take much better pictures. I give credit for that to a few friends who have been my mentors and instructors. I’ve learned a little at a time. I learned a LOT the month that I took Tracey Clark’s Big Picture class. So I’m thrilled to be giving…

Easy Chicken Mushroom Crockpot Ragout


This dish was a leftover concoction that turned into one of the tastiest dinners ever. So I had to share! It’s somewhere between a stew and a soup. The broth is so incredibly rich and flavorful. I called it a chicken mushroom crockpot ragout for lack of a better name!  Bonus – it is gluten free….