Candy Land Cake

I find inspiration everywhere. I regularly ask my daughters for their opinion in the kitchen. They have great taste and fantastic imaginations. I also get a little help from my friends. So how many people does it take […]


A Matter of Politeness

“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date […]


White Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

It’s mid April in Southwest Florida and temperatures are already soaring into the 90’s. The balmy breezes on our lanai are heavy with the promise of rain and the sweet scent of jasmine in full bloom. It’s […]


Winnie The Pooh Cookies

I am blessed with readers. The stories spark my daughters’ imaginations… and their cravings. Not long ago Sophie and her older sister Ava asked if we could have a tea party with the same cookies […]


Wizard of Oz Party Decorations

One of the funniest lines in The Wizard of Oz film is the guard answering the door bell only  to show  Dorothy and her friends the sign declaring “Bell out of Order, Please Knock.” This […]


Disney Lanyards

A friend of mine is taking her family to Walt Disney World- on a budget. That doesn’t mean she will be cutting out all the exciting bells and whistles. With a little DIY prowess it […]


Wizard of Oz Party

We threw a Wizard of Oz party for my daughter Sophie’s 3rd birthday. She was and is a big fan of the movie. She likes to dress up like Dorothy, assign roles to the family […]


Wizard of Oz Rainbow Cake

When the Wizard of Oz first opened in 1939, movie goers were stunned by the awesome display of color when Dorothy landed in Oz. I was hoping for a similar sort of awe from my […]


40th Anniversary Ideas

My In Laws are celebrating their 40th year of marriage. It’s no small feat. My mother in law Pauline was 17 and my father in law Francis was 18. Now 8 children and 18 grandchildren […]