Monster Cookie Recipe

Making Book Clubs Fun…With Food With summer’s arrival, it’s a great time to break out the stack of unread books for pool time or beach lounging. At least we always think that’s what will happen. Often, the summer ends and our reading list has barely budged. A great way to ensure you get to some […]

Bow Napkin Folding Tutorial

Hey everyone!  You may remember the recent book review I did “Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds“.  While I was unable to do a giveaway on this one, the awesome people who allowed me to review the book has decided to let you have a sneak peak!  Above is an example of one of my favorite […]

Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds Review

Hey everyone!  Here at the Zoo we love having people over for dinner and what not.  Feeding people is Chief Zoo Keepers favorite hobby.  Generally, he does all the cooking and the house and any creative bits are my job.  I recently came across this book and was super excited to try it out.  At […]

Easy Luau/Beach Decoration

Hey everyone!  I was recently visiting Journey’s of the Zoo and guest posted one of my crafts I did for my daughter’s luau themed party.  It turned out really cute, I think.  Humorously enough I liked it when I made it then LOVED it when I looked at the pictures.  LOL.  Probably because I looked […]

Thomas the Train Birthday Party

My beautiful little God daughter is in love with Thomas!  Trains in general, I think, as well!  For her second birthday, she got to choose the them.  Naturally, she chose Thomas!  So, I thought I’d share the lovely homemade cake and some of the decorations.  Hope you enjoy! The train tracks on the cake were […]

Luau Birthday Ideas & Such

So, Monkey wants to have a luau themed birthday party…  Sounds easy enough…  Right???  Anyway, I’m trying to do research to get her party decor together.  Of course, I want to make as much of it as I can so I thought I’d share with you the things I’m looking at.  Also, I’ve got some […]

Party Planning

It’s that time of year!  Holiday parties everywhere!  Of course, parties tend to happen all the time!  I just especially love Christmas ones!!!  Chief Zoo Keeper’s favorite is Thanksgiving, mine is Christmas!  😀 I was given a chance to review a Party Planning E-book, which I now realize is essential to my sanity!  LOL.  It […]

DIY Water Bottle Invitations

Our Women’s Ministry was having a Bible Study and as a way of getting attention to the invites that we were sitting on our ministry table, I was asked to make these bottles.  Plus, the theme is Thirst so our women’s ministry leader was a genius to think of this!  I couldn’t just attach the postcards, […]

Make Your Own Pirate Kit #NationalTalkLikeAPirateDay

  I have been blessed with some awesome people in my life.  One of which is my very first niece.  I still remember the very first time I saw her and held her!  That beautiful baby stole my heart!  I will admit, I’ve told that story and/or thought about that moment so many times I […]

Super Simple Diaper Cake with Step By Step Instructions

I’ve always loved diaper cakes, thought they were absolutely adorable. With the upcoming arrival of a new family member, I thought this was the perfect time to try one out. I was pleased to learn that it wasn’t as hard as I always thought it would be and am excited to share this simple diaper […]

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