Sparkling Water with Frozen Berries

Sparkling water with berries made with SodaStream at Cupcakes and Crinoline

I am a soda girl...I love it.  Always have.  When I was little we had soda at home but it was just for the adults {i.e. mostly for Mom ~ it was a perk for giving birth!}.  The only time I really had a chance to have any was at my Grandma's house...her house was the epitome of kid fabulousness....a wooden candy box on the wall by the door to the basement {always full}, fresh baked goods from several local … [Read more...]

Transformers Construct-Bots ~ Imaginative/Interactive Play #ConstructBots


My youngest son loves to build and create.  That being said anything he can get his hands on to put together {construct}, recreate {convert}, and make his own {customize} , is a joy to him and a win-win for me.   I love to keep his imagination flowing and Transformers Construct-Bots from Hasbro do just that.   Each TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS figure includes a robot frame and lots of armor, … [Read more...]

Carnival Glass Knobs ~ Change the Look of Plain Furniture in an INSTANT!

Change the Look of Boxed Furniture for under $10.00

 Do you ever dream of changing the look of your furniture for little money and in little time?  If you do, let me show you how I totally transformed a so-so entertainment center for under $10.00 and in less than 5 minutes.   The piece of furniture I set my sights on changing was a white entertainment center from Ikea ~ it came in a box with an allen wrench and while it is an extremely practical piece, it … [Read more...]

Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll ~ Free Preview


I am a magazine-a-holic.  I love them (much to my husband's chagrin).  I have a hard time parting with them (boxes full in my garage) but now with Digital magazines you can refer back to your favorites time and time again without clutter.  My absolute favorite Digital Magazine is Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll.  Every page is enchanting ~ the content offers something for EVERYONE. There are … [Read more...]

Things I Like Saturday ~ Ikea 365+ Cookware

Ikea Pot with Lid

I need new pots and pans...there....I said it.  My cookware, for the most part, is an embarrassment but good cookware is really expensive so, I don't have it.  I was over at my niece's house a few weeks ago.  She has All-Clad.  That stuff is amazing.  I had never used it before but I  have a thing for hand washing dishes, I actually really like it {it's my Calgon take me away time}.  While I was over there we ate, the … [Read more...]

Snapple Half and Half to Quench your Thirst~Fast, Tasty and Affordable

#Snapple5050 seven

I am a Snapple lover from way back.  Do you remember Wendy, the Snapple Lady {if you don't because you're too young....I still love you...I'll just relive those memories by my lonesome}?  Those first commercials began my introduction to the wonderful world of Snapple.  Actually, those commercials and my Dad.  Daddy was a cool guy who was cutting edge.  The first sip I ever had of a Snapple was from my Dad and now I've … [Read more...]

{Free} iPhone Photo and GIF Diary ~ Days

Days May 15, 2013

I ♥love♥ pictures {especially of my boys} and taking them with my iPhone is one of my favorite things to do. The other day I came across this super awesome photo and GIF diary called Days ~ I had so much fun taking pictures of my little guy at the park and seeing him 'in action' made the photos so much more special. The Days app works with just regular picture taking and if you take a series of photographs, one after the … [Read more...]

Assassin’s Creed III ~ The Wait is Over {Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day}

Assassin's Creed III

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Assassin's Creed 3, today's Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. I don't play many video games with my kids but there are some that I do enjoy watching and Assassin's Creed fits that bill.  My oldest son has all the Assassin's Creed … [Read more...]

Pants too Short and No Winter Pajamas ~ Cookie’s Kids to the Rescue

#CookiesKids Three-Piece Dinosaur Pajama Set

  My youngest son has been growing by leaps and bounds which is a very good thing.....except when it comes to keeping him clothed.  Our weather has turned cooler rather quickly and I found myself not prepared at all {as though living in Pennsylvania I was not expecting cool weather this time of year?!?}.  We were going out to run some errands and I had my youngest get some jeans out of his drawers...yep, this is … [Read more...]

Fix Your Christmas Lights ~ Don’t Throw Them Away!

Light Keeper Pro - fixes light sets

This year, like every other year, we got out the Christmas lights to start decorating and several strands of lights just wouldn't light...or, half the strand would light but not the other half...grrrrrr.  My husband was getting ready to decorate outside, pulled out some of the lights and out of 10 strands of lights, 6, yes SIX...60%, six/tenths...well, you get the idea...more than half of the lights didn't light... I was … [Read more...]