Flashback Friday {Birthday Parties}


Well, happy Friday! And Happy Fourth of July! Hopefully, you’re celebrating with family and friends. Today’s flashback is some birthday parties I’ve documented. Unfortunately, I had plenty of birthday parties under my belt before I started blogging about them. Soooo I have a few I can show you. First up? The Indiana Jones party. I’m no cake expert (clearly), but my son loved it. Guess that’s all … [Read more...]

Lunch Notes {Lunch Drawer}


Three dreaded words—back to school.  We are officially back at it, and I’d be lying if I said I was happy about it. I love my kids being home in the summer! As a working mom, there is inevitable guilt, so I’ve tried for years to come up with different ways to stay connected to my kids while they’re at school/I’m at work. When they were little, I had mailboxes in their rooms to leave notes for … [Read more...]

Woodland Theme Party {Part 3}


Wow. Three posts for one party? Yeah, I hear ya. We’re almost done. You saw how the woodsy table was decorated, and I showed you how I put together a play tent for the girls to hang out in. Now—how to entertain them? I knew the girls would be watching a movie when it came time to settle, so I thought a popcorn bar would be the perfect companion! And it. was. loved. My brother-in-law arrived … [Read more...]

When It Rains, It Pours


I promise I’ll be back in the game next week. I’m pretty sure! It’s been a rough week at the JaG house. Can’t seem to catch a break around here, ya know? :) Tomorrow I will be attending the funeral of my 18-year old student. She was 7 days away from finishing high school and was one of the brightest highlights of my career. It’s heartbreaking. And just to make things worse, I had not … [Read more...]

Advent Calendar Tree {SaS Day}


I’ve been using the same advent calendar for a few years now, and this year I wanted to do something a little different. Simple and inexpensive—but different. You know what that means, don’t ya? Dollar store. I bought these little buckets in the wedding section (3 in a bag) for a total of $9.00. While I still love the activity advent, I decided to mix it up with some candy. No harm … [Read more...]

Florida House Tour


When I returned from Florida, I told you that I’d have a couple of house tours for you. If you’re anything like me (and let’s face it, I know you are), you like to see how other people live! Our “home away from home” was at my best friend’s masculine pad in Naples.   All the paint colors in the home were from the previous owners, but his furniture fit so well in it. He would … [Read more...]