My Boys Turned 6 and 8

So August was a busy month; in between preparing for Summer to be over and the kids to return to school, we had the boys birthdays. My son Aj turned 8 and my other son K-man turned 6. It seems like my kids are growing way too quickly, soon enough my daughter will be 12 and she is already 3″ shorter than I am. Sigh. The boys spend their actual birthday with their Dad, this allows each of our sons to have one day a year alone with their Daddy. So on K-man’s birthday I had the day with Aj […]

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Cake Pop Creations with Tween Daughter Take 1 and Take 2

Making Cake Pops Happily Blended

Just before Christmas I went out shopping with my Mom for presents and while we were at JCPenney’s we happened upon their kitchen area where cake pop machines were on sale. I exclaimed, “oh my gosh, Ki wants one of these so bad” and it was a sealed deal, my Mom took a peek and for only $15 it was a steal of a deal. Miss Ki was about to open up a cake pop machine and cake pop mix on Christmas Day. It took us awhile to actually get to use the cake pop maker, but finally we made […]

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Super Bowl Party Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good Super Bowl party? After all, what could be more fun than all of your friends crowded into one room, enjoying snacks and getting excited about the big game? To really get the most enjoyment out a Super Bowl party, some of us like to get really creative to entertain the crowd. First on the list is usually the game day spread and next, the decorations. Here are few simple things you can do to plan ahead for the ultimate Super Bowl Spread and decorations. What Are You Going to Eat? Providing food at a game […]

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The Boys Birthday Party #birthdayparty #raisingboys

For the first time in their five and seven years of living, my sons had their first real birthday party ever this past weekend. Both boys were allowed to invite any friends they wanted and, of course, any that I could find a way to contact as this was Summer break from school. The boys were happy to have friends here for a party, and of course relatives as well. Some relatives I haven’t seen much of in the past, such as my cousin Troy and his girlfriend even arrived! I had to rush to the store first thing in […]

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Planning a Boys Birthday Party in August

I am planning a birthday party for my sons, for the first time ever. These two boys are 2 years and 6 days apart. Having always celebrated with their Dad, myself and maybe my sister and her husband with cake, ice cream and presents, usually the boys do not have any form of a birthday party. This year shall be different, Aj is turning 7 and has made some friends having been in school for K and 1st Grade. Even my little one who is turning 5 has made some friends from being in pre-k this past year. That means, […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones? #foodie

The daughter and I had always enjoy baking but the other night she decided that baking the normal red velvet cupcakes as they were shown on the box was not good enough. No. This tween wanted something different, something she thought was cool. Something more… While yes , as shown above she made a cute smiley face out of the mini cupcakes that were made, she didn’t only do that. The cream cheese frosting was made and the cupcakes were a great start, but then she realized you could put cake mix in ice cream cones… did you all know […]

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A Brief Recap of my Birthday Weekend {more to come}

I mentioned that yesterday was my birthday, well I also mentioned that Sheila from SheilaCakesBlog is here visiting. I had a fantastic birthday weekend. First I took Sheila around to see the Goshen Ocean {which is really called Gunnison Lake} we took pictures and laughed so hard we cried. We had a great time being silly and enjoying the view at the lake. Also, I decided to try to pretend I was on a balance beam, while Sheila captured it in a snapshot picture … Prior to that I had to show off my muscles, because I had been talking […]

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The Boys Inexpensive Birthday Party ….

My sons are two years and six days apart, that means a combined birthday “party” in August every year. So this past weekend was best time to do it and it was a last minute let’s get a cake sort of idea. I headed to Market Basket picked up a $12 cake and cheap ice cream. Then off to Dollar Tree to get each of them a $1 helium balloon and 2 presents each. The reason for cake, ice cream, balloons and presents? The boys say every year, birthdays mean singing Happy Birthday all day, cake, ice cream and balloons. […]

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My Little Baking Boy

My first born and only daughter is a fabulous cook, well baker. That girl can bake way better than me, it’s always a joke that if someone is going to make one of our family member’s birthday cakes that Miss Ki better do it for Mom will end up ruining it. It’s the fun joke around our home, and yes I can laugh at myself so it’s all in fun! My second born is a stereotypical boy, has zero interest in the kitchen and that’s just fine by me. He excels in other areas, but my youngest child, a boy, […]

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My idea of a 30th Bash for Little Ole Me

I am turning 30 on October 28th and I swear I wanted to have a big, grand birthday party. I love birthdays, I don’t care about anything but having cake, ice cream and people over. I get cake and I get ice cream every year, this year it is my 30th and so some companies really should see why it would be totally beneficial to get all of my Mom Bloggy friends together, full trip to NH for them, tents and/or campers to set up shop right here at my house. Bonfires, cake, ice cream, music, socializing and so much […]

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