Calling All Cupcake Lovers

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Did you see the adorable cupcakes and mini-cake for Addie’s birthday party?  The body is made from a regular cupcake and the head is from a mini-cupcake turned on its side.  Ears and muzzle from mini-marshmallows, eyes and nose from chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, and tongue from pink Starburst candy.  I won’t say they weren’t time consuming, […]

Party Hats 101

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Since you asked, and since I’m still feeling quite celebratory, today I bring you my super top secret, laziest easiest party hat how-to in the world.  Because, let’s face it, the party hat was pretty darn cute, no? So, go collect your things.  You’ll need a 12×12 sheet of cardstock (cute cardstock, please!), one cheapy […]

Special

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

Dear Addison, I’ve heard people suggest that the baby in the family gets the short end of the stick, sometimes.  And I’m sure that you will feel you can relate to this at some point in your life.  I must confess that I did not make your birthday invitations this year.  I didn’t even get it together enough […]

a place to play

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

The playroom was not originally finished when we built our house three years ago.  It was left unfinished and stuffed to the brim with boxes that we didn’t want to unpack and furniture [that I very much intend to refinish someday] for which we have no place in our house.  I can still picture myself […]

Emergency Couch Makeover

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

So, the couch.  Just for fun, here’s the before picture again.  I could go on and on about how comfortable this couch is or the memories from my childhood playing on this couch; I could talk through the debate of washability (i.e., slipcovering) vs. being able to see the fabulous tufting.  I don’t want to bore you […]

apricot season

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

The girls always ask me to tell them stories of when I was a little girl.  It makes for interesting conversation as they try to wrap their little heads around images of me when I was their age.  I usually find myself telling them stories about my grandma’s house, especially summer memories.  Picking fresh apricots from the tree, swimming in the local […]

Vintage Finds

June 13, 2017 Leslie Simmmons 0

I have been loving all the vintage and vintage-look stuff out there lately.  My list of treasures to find at yard sales and antique stores is ever-growing.  On the way home from my annual haircut yesterday, I had a kid-free moment to run through an antique shop and I found boxes full of vintage lace.  […]