How to make Easy DIY Fourth of July Greeting Cards
July 2, 2020

How to make Easy DIY Fourth of July Greeting Cards

The Fourth of July is coming up and I decided to make cute DIY Fourth of July greeting cards for friends and loved ones.  I'd like to do something fun for Forth of July, even if it's just a patriotic DIY craft. It's still rewarding to make something for someone else. This easy Fourth of July craft is fun for everyone to make, including the kids.  You can personalize it and use the supplies for future DIY projects.  We all love getting cards, especially now. I'd love to receive a Fourth of July greeting card from someone, especially since I will not be going out. Celebrating The Fourth of July is definitely going to be different this year. That's why I found something more personal to do. I'm …

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How to Make A Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake
July 1, 2020

How to Make A Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake

I love a good sponge cake with a cuppa.  I am a "Brit" as they say.  But I'm half British and half Greek and while I do like some of the British food, I tend to lean on enjoying Greek food more. Unless we are talking about cakes. I love British cakes. So, when I find a British dessert that I love, like a Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake, I share it.  I feel like I would be doing my readers a disservice by not sharing it. This is the best recipe for a Victoria Sponge cake, I promise you. Also called a hot milk sponge cake; it is one of the easiest and tastiest cakes I have ever had. The Victoria Sponge …

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The Razor Obstacle Course Challenge + Giveaway
June 30, 2020

The Razor Obstacle Course Challenge + Giveaway

This summer has been quite different from other summers in regards to outdoor activities. We are basically staying home due to Covid-19, but it hasn't stopped us from getting creative outside. We have to go outside, even when it's hot. We need the exercise and it keeps our minds active. These last few months have tested us so we have to come up with fun things to do like a DIY obstacle course. This was our first DIY obstacle course and since we are keeping to ourselves, the boys did it together. Later, we can do it again with our friends. We made six stations and used a few items to facilitate the obstacle course. What you'll need: Razor Scooter Jump …

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5 Amazing Desserts for Fourth of July Celebrations
June 24, 2020

5 Amazing Desserts for Fourth of July Celebrations

Fourth of July is coming up and my boys are so excited.  I'm excited about barbecues, get togethers, yummy food and desserts.  They are excited about fireworks.  It's all about being safe and having a good time. Somehow everything will all come together. But for me, it's all about the food and decor.  I love fun projects that bring celebrations alive.  And I definitly have a sweet tooth.  So, I found 5 amazing Fourth of July Desserts.  These are my top 5 red, white, and blue patriotic desserts. Layered Watermelon Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting I love watermelon especially during the summer, it's so refreshing. And coconut cream? I use it everyday in my shakes.  Add some berries and I'm totally hooked.  This is a great cake to …

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Easy DIY Greeting Cards
May 28, 2020

Easy DIY Greeting Cards

Who doesn't love getting a greeting card? Lately, I've been getting crafty and and decided to make DIY personal greeting cards for people I care about. I never considered it before, but since having to stay home because of Covid-19, I haven't been going to the store as much. I love getting creative but don't enjoy shopping for craft supplies anymore so I shop online. I also thought making DIY Greeting Cards would be time consuming and difficult. But making DIY Greeting Cards is quite easy if you use cardstock. I have terrible handwriting so puffy sticky letters help too. Here is an easy DIY Greeting Card tutorial. Instead of using paint to color sticks, use OOLY Brush Markers. Folding the flowers …

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Easy Red, White, and Blue Dessert
May 22, 2020

Easy Red, White, and Blue Dessert

I love a good pound cake! It's such a great spring dessert. Add some berries and whipped cream, and I'm set. It's so refreshing and festive. The Fourth of July is coming up along with Memorial Day and I have patriotic desserts on my mind. I was looking for a simple, patriotic dessert to have at a pool party or barbecue and I came up with this delicious Entenmann’s Minis Pound Cake with berries. Who doesn't like Red, White, and Blue Desserts? The kids loved my Berry Shortcake Bar with Entenmann’s Minis Pound Cake, berries, whipped cream, and red, white and blue sprinkles. Entenmann’s knows families are busy so their snack options helps make life easier with the minis being …

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Grab a Party Kit and a Cake and Celebrate with LGO Bakery
May 21, 2020

Grab a Party Kit and a Cake and Celebrate with LGO Bakery

When we had our Birthday party for Oliver, I looked for the best cakes in Phoenix. I usually end up at LGO Bakery, because, really, they have the best cakes in Phoenix! I'm obsessed with LGO Bakery cakes because they are like no other cakes I've ever tasted. They have cakes for any occasion and the executive pastry chef, Andrea Moreno creates the most magical cakes. LGO Bakery is the best bakery in Phoenix. We visit La Grande Orange Cafe regularly and eat their salads and baked goods but right next door at the LGO Bakery, the cakes are a whole other world! They have the most delicious, best quality cakes I have ever tasted. The red velvet cake is …

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5 Fun DIY Memorial Day Crafts for Kids
May 19, 2020

5 Fun DIY Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

  I love Memorial Day! It's a day for me to reflect.  It's the unofficial start of summer and it's a three day weekend for everyone with family celebrations outdoors, like barbecues and picnics. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of honoring those who have died fighting for our country.  As a first generation American in my family, I am proud to be able to be included in this holiday. My boys are second generation Americans and love doing crafts, especially patriotic crafts. So, I found 5 fun patriotic crafts for them to try for Memorial Day. Check them out! Patriotic Flip Flops by OneCrazyMom DIY Hero Mason Jar by Pink Fortitude Patriotic Rock Painting by MeandMyInklings Patriotic Sparkling Orange Cherry Mocktail by by MeandMyInklings Ice Dyed Patriotic Firecracker T-Shirts by MeandMyInklings How fun …

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Scoob Comes Out May 15 + Watch at Home Party Pack
May 13, 2020

Scoob Comes Out May 15 + Watch at Home Party Pack

Watch the new Scoob! at home with this early access at home premier watch party on May 15. This is the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure that is on the big screen with the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc. I can't wait to find out how Scooby and Shaggy met and and how they joined Mystery Inc with detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne. Get your #SCOOBMovieNight hashtag out on Twitter! Get ready for this pawtastic premier event! Scooby and the gang face their biggest mystery ever! “SCOOB!” will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99, beginning on Friday, …

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Why I Took a Vacation During a Pandemic
May 12, 2020

Why I Took a Vacation During a Pandemic

Nothing like this could have ever been planned.  I've stayed home during the Covid-19 pandemic as instructed with my family. Recently, with the Covid-19 outbreak has caused so much fear and stress. Mental health during the Covid-19 Pandemic is a topic that most people avoid but I found myself jumping on the crazy train. I took my family hostage with me on the train while in quarantine. Isolating while staying home has taken me to a place where my mental health has declined. This virus nicknamed the Corona virus has taken over our lives. Staying home is not my cup of tea but I have listened and obeyed the rules for the sake of my family and others. Everyone reacts differently …

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