Pokemon Party

Happy birthday, Leigh! Our son is now six-years-old and we celebrated the milestone with a couple of Pokemon parties. Leigh caught Pokemon fever a few months ago. I find it so funny a trading card game that’s been around since I was a kid has made such a big comeback with this new generation. After […]

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Looking for a good book series to read with your kid? Victoria and Elizabeth Kann wrote and illustrated the Pinkalicious series and Leigh is obsessed. We have to read the books every night before bed. Luckily, the library only had a couple to loan us during our last visit. But there are at least six […]

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Let’s Play Two

Disclaimer: No, this is not a pregnancy announcement. After an exciting year of baseball adventures with our son (Cubs Con in Chicago and Spring Training in Arizona), throwing a Cubs-themed party was fitting for his second birthday. We hosted a big 40+ friends and family¬†in a rental space in celebration of his first birthday. It […]

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Holly Berry Cupcakes

There’s nothing special about these cupcakes, except that I made them. I love baking and decorating cupcakes, but it’s really hard to find time for this hobby (and it’s not super good for my waistline). We had a family party this weekend, so I took advantage of the opportunity to break out the mixer and […]

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Pineapple upside-down cupcakes

I haven’t baked a cupcake in a few months. Life has gotten in the way too often for me to spend a couple of hours making¬†and decorating baked goods. But I took the time to whip up some upside-down pineapple (or does “pineapple” come before “upside-down”?) cupcakes this weekend. I found a recipe for the […]

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