Lego Party

My son loves Legos, so it was no surprise when he requested a Lego-themed birthday party. Actually, he requested a Lego-themed, glow-in-the-dark, party at our local bouncy-house party facility. No big deal, right?! Never one to shy away from a theme, I jumped on the Lego train and got to work. I found this website, … Continue reading

The Perfect Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martinis are my favorite drink of the moment. I may even be a bit of a Pomegranate Martini snob. I try them wherever I find them on a menu. Most often, I am disappointed. Most that I have tried are too tart. I prefer mine to be on the sweet side. There is an … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Mix

***I am back (again)! It has been a long while since I last blogged, but it has been a busy year for us. I changed jobs twice, and we closed a deal on the bakery business that I used to own. I have been super busy, but I am ready to get back to sharing some … Continue reading

Don’t Forget Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I will be devoting the next few blogs to dads. I’ll start by mentioning another amazing FREE printable from Amanda’s Parties To Go. To get it, go LIKE her Facebook page by clicking HERE. Then, you should see a blue button that says “Click Here” right next to … Continue reading

Memorial Day Treats

1. Remember Bomb Pops? They were an awesome, iconic, patriotic, summer treat. Sure, you can buy them at the store, but why not make them at home? I saw THIS version of a homemade patriotic pop, made with fruit juices, on Pinterest, and I thought, “What on earth could make this even better? How ’bout a … Continue reading

Block Party Blog

Every year my street hosts a pretty awesome block party. The neighbors get together to coordinate blocking the street off and hiring a band. Each house rents tables and chairs and linens to put on the lawn. We had a really great turn out this year. I thought I would share a few of my … Continue reading

Pirate Party

My son is really into pirates–the friendly Jake variety and even the not-so-friendly rum-drinking variety–so it was only natural that his 4th birthday be pirate themed.  The entire party was Pinterest-inspired, so the ideas are not Ashley originals. (See my relevant board HERE. There is some really cute stuff on there that I didn’t even use.) We … Continue reading