Bliss in a Brown Bag

Every year about a month before my Mom’s birthday, she calls each of my two sisters and I on the phone to forbid us from buying her a birthday gift.  Needless to say, I did not get my love of parties and all things holiday from my Mom. I got a lot of other wonderful Continue Reading…

Sweet Little Birthday Surprise

My  beautiful niece McKayla turned ten years old on the second day of our family trip to Disneyland last month.  We spent the first day of the trip driving to Las Vegas and we stayed the night there.  The next day, we were headed for California. I knew she’d have to spend most of her birthday riding Continue Reading…

I Want Candy

Girls love candy.  Girls love money.  I want to show you how I combined the two into a lovely gift for my niece, McKayla’s tenth birthday. Now, I need to give credit where credit is due.  I first saw this idea via Pinterest on lifeasamom.com.  I just added my own touches & made mine a Continue Reading…