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The Hubby's "Hole In One" Birthday
Scavenger Hunt

I saw this idea on The Dating Divas
and knew it was just what I needed
to put together Jeff's "Fore"ty first Birthday Gift.
Of course, I tweaked it a bit to make it our own.

I printed up 6 clues
Glued them to a golfing/plaid-ish paper
Cut out golfing shapes with my Silhouette machine
And put them all together

I attached a gift to each clue...
{golf socks, a golf towel, a golf shirt, golf tees,
golf balls, and a golfing buddy}

Here are the clues in order...

 {golf socks}

 {golf towel}

{golf shirt}

{golf balls}

{golf tees}

His friend showed up a few minutes after he found clue #6.
He held up a sign that said,
"I'm Clue go get your sticks"
{I know I took a picture but it has gone missing}

Before they left, I gave my hubby
a {HAPPY} bucket.
Click HERE to see it.

It was so much fun sending Jeff on
this Birthday Scavenger Hunt.

I hope you check out
The Dating Divas...
they have so many fun ideas to "date"
your spouse.

Blessings to you,


Skylar's Glamping Party
We had a Glamping Party for Skylar's 10th Birthday.  It was so fun...even though it rained and we had to Glamp indoors. 

Click HERE to see the rest of the photos.


Here are 6 of our 7 little blessings ready for their Groundhog Day treat!
I saw this idea on Pinterest.  Here is the link.

Chocolate pudding cups
Corn Flakes
Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Oreo cookie crumbs

*The first thing I did was get some vanilla wafers for the head and corn flakes for the ears. 
*I melted some chocolate and put it in a piping bag with a small tip.
*I attached 2 corn flakes to the back of each vanilla wafer as the ears.
*On the front of each wafer, I piped on the eyes and nose.
*Then, I opened the chocolate pudding cups, sprinkled the tops with crushed oreos (just the chocolate part).
*Lastly, I stuck the "head" of the Groundhog down into the pudding so it looks like it's popping up.

The kiddos really enjoyed their Groundhog Day snack!  :)

Blessings to you,



Here are some pictures from our Christmas Party.
We had a Mashed Potato-tini Bar

Ham and Brisket...YUM!!


Peppermint Cupcakes

Winter Wonderland Cuppies
(Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla Coconut Buttercream Frosting)
I saw these adorable North Pole cupcakes on
Kara's Party Ideas

Strawberry Santa Hats


Snowball cookies

Spicy Cinnamon Pecans

Candy bar

Merry Martini Bar

Martini Recipes...we had Dirty Santa Martinis, Poinsettia Martinis, and Candy Cane Martinis.  :)

Candy Cane Martini
I got these darling martini glasses at the Dollar Tree!!  I made flags with
each guests name for them to attach to their's kind of hard to see in this pic.
Dirty Santa can kind of see the drink flags that I made.

Peppermint Topiary
I got the vase from the Dollar Tree, covered a styrofoam ball with white cupcake liners and then hot glued peppermints all over.  Then I added the peppermint ribbon, put a little bling on a peppermint candy, and there you have simple...and cheap (total cost about $3.50)!!  :)

Santa Baby Sign
This is a cookie sheet that I bought from (yep) the Dollar Tree.  I spray painted it red, painted the inside with chalkboard paint, blinged up the bottom, and wrote Santa Baby and drew lines with silver paint pen.  Then, I topped it off with a big 'ol bow.  Total cost...less than $2.00 (I already had the paint, ribbon, and bling).

Mason Jar Candles

Mashed Potato-tini Bar Sign

We had such a fun party!!  Can't wait for the next one!!  :)

BTW-I get a lot of my ideas from Tip Junkie...I love Tip Junkie! Check it out!

Blessings To You,


Thanksgiving is such a happy time, for me. 
 I love Fall. 
I love Family.
I love Food.
Thanksgiving highlights all of these!
Here are a few pics of our Thanksgiving celebration.

My Give Thanks banner.  I printed out the letters from
Then I made a template and cut out burlap...yes...more burlap! for the background.  :)
I hot glued each letter onto Jute rope and hung it over our dining room entrance.

I got the Keep Calm and Gobble On sign from
We had a Thankful tree and each of us wrote (on printed leaves) what we are thankful for this year.

One part of the centerpieces were these candles.  I got wood slices, acorns, and leaves from our farm, put a candle in a mason jar, and put it all together. 
I got the idea for the Gather Here sign from but I changed it up a bit.

Here is a centerpiece for one of the tables.  I made burlap flowers and attached them to the vases.

Another table....we had 17 people for dinner so we had to borrow a table from our church.  :)
I got this Thanksgiving Subway art from .

I wrapped the flatware in Thanksgiving napkins (yes, I used paper this year...I dont' have 17 matching napkins!).  I wrapped the napkin in burlap, tied a chocolate brown ribbon around that, and glued on acorns that we collected from our farm.


I printed out food label cards with different fall-colored damask borders.  Then I glued burlap behind them and glued that to a folded piece of cardstock to make a "tent" card.

The spread...and my sweet hubby servin' it up!

And...the best part of all...DESSERT! 
I made an Apple Pie, a Fudge Pie, and a Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake.
I will put the recipes on my I Love Cookin page, soon.
The Get Your Pie On sign is from

I hope you all had a very Blessed Thanksgiving day!
Blessings to you!


I served White chocolate covered pretzels, strawberry marshmallows, various sugar wafers, button-sized sugar cookies with strawberry icing, powdered donuts, iced animal cookies,
and salt water taffy. 
I also served small sandwiches and a fruit platter with marshmallow fruit dip.
 I made the flower arrangements to look like a cupcake using a zig zag type of container that I found at The Container Store.  I cut pink carnations and arranged them in floral oasis and inserted a white taper candle.  I had intended on adding a bow to the bottom of the candles but ran out of time.  :/

I made three types of cuppies:

Pink Lemonade Cuppies (HERE is the recipe)
Snickerdoodle Cuppies (HERE is the recipe)
and Vanilla Cuppies

The Party Favors:
For the party favors, I put a cupcake in a small mason jar and added trim.
I also tied a pink plastic spoon to them and labeled them by flavor.
They were a big hit!

A friend of mine gave Shelby this darling party hat.

Here's the Birthday Girl...ready for a cuppie!

Happy 1st Birthday to my Precious baby girl!!

Blessings to you,


Skylar's Sweet Shoppe
Candy-themed party

For Skylar's 9th Birthday, she wanted a Candy themed party.  This was such a blast to put together.  So many fun colors...and CANDY galore!!

I made the invitations by enlarging a  lollipop clip art, cutting it out, and gluing it on a stick.  Then I inserted it into a cellophane bag and tied it with this darling striped ribbon.

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