Is Your Rapunzel Doll … TANGLED? How to Detangle Doll Hair

How to Detangle Doll Hair...I'm pulling this one up from the archives in hopes of helping a few more "hair challenged" dolls in your little girl's life. Just remember to have patience with the procedure and start from the bottom and work your way up! Emma’s Rapunzel Doll was a tangled mess within hours of her taking her from the box. Despite the repeated (attempted) brushings Emma gave her, the rats nest got bigger and bigger. After a little … [Read more...]

How to Budget for a Complete Room Makeover

How to Budget for a Complete Room Makeover A boring or mundane looking room can make your entire home look blah. If you’re tired of looking at the same decor in your, spice it up with a new room makeover. From brand-new furniture in your living area to decorative rugs and bedding in your master suite, adding extra touches of flair can leave your home feeling refreshed. However, finding it in your budget to give your living space the oomph it … [Read more...]

Four Awesome Fun Water Activities for You and the Kids Next Summer

Four Awesome Fun Water Activities for You and the Kids Next Summer What are you thinking of doing this summer? Winter is at its peak right now, but you can't help but think about the summer and all the fun you're going to have with your family. There are people all over the world who seek the nice and warm sun of the summer radiating off their bodies while they soak it up. It's the perfect time to visit the beach, wouldn't you say? But, your … [Read more...]

5 Great Winter Decorating Ideas

5 Great Winter Decorating Ideas Winter is one of the prime times for updating your decor, and especially in those cold and dreary months, a change of (indoor) scenery can help lift everyone's spirits! And contrary to common thought, winter decorating doesn't need to hit your wallet hard: there are plenty of great winter decorating ideas which only use materials you're likely to have on-hand. Besides, getting the house ready for the holidays is … [Read more...]

Winter Snowmen & Poinsettia Cupcakes

Winter Snowmen & Poinsettia Cupcakes I love holiday themed baked goods. After taking the Wilton cake decorating classes my passion for cakes/cupcakes has grown (I wish my time to make them had!). I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas/Winter themed cupcakes. These adorable cupcakes are super simple to make and steal the show. The snowmen… swirl pipe a base of white buttercream. Place a marshmallow on top, pipe on the scarf, … [Read more...]

Disney Frozen Shimmering Winter Snowflake Cupcakes

 Shimmering Winter Snowflake Cupcakes One of my favorite parts of winter is shimmering fresh fallen snow. I wanted to replicate that effect in a cupcake. These are fun just for a winter treat, or as a fun addition to a Disney Frozen party.   I started the day before with the snowflakes. You will need: wax paper snowflakes print outs royal icing piping bag cake decorating tips cupcakes pearl shimmer … [Read more...]

How to Identify “EW” #SickJustGotReal

The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All opinions are my own. It seems like just about this time every year one of my children comes home with some sort of "ew". The temperatures are now hitting the 30's overnight and it's wet and chilly around here. With the weather getting colder, children are staying inside more and it's like all these germs start multiplying. I try to teach … [Read more...]

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift: Stain Your Kitchen Cabinets

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift: Stain Your Kitchen Cabinets Your kitchen cabinets may be in good shape, but they still could do with a facelift. In such situation, you can consider transforming them with stain. All you need is some basic tools, a little energy, and some patience. Here is a step-by-step procedure for staining your kitchen cabinets. Image Courtesy of www.freeimages.com   Remove the Doors and Hardware Staining doors … [Read more...]

Accidents Happen! What to Do When You and Your Family are Involved in an Accident

Accidents Happen! What to Do When You and Your Family are Involved in an Accident In San Diego, this past September, a family of four was leaving a restaurant and tragically hit by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The driver was driving the wrong way without her lights on, and when she hit the family she killed the mother and herself. The three surviving family members survived, but with major injuries. This accident is a tragic reminder that … [Read more...]

Tips for Saving Money at Any Beach Destination

Tips for Saving Money at Any Beach Destination Beach destinations are known for being expensive trips that come with plenty of add on fees that aren’t always mentioned when you book your trip. Everything from perks at the hotel, to higher car rental fees, to double the price for the same meal are things that can make a fun vacation unaffordable. But what if I told you that you can have a super affordable beach vacation, where you can save cash … [Read more...]