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A Ballerina Birthday Party gets a new twist with a piggy theme that will make you squeal with delight!  Maria, of Love and Sugar Kisses, brought her daughter’s birthday party request to life with the sweet touches of ballet and the silliness of a piggy!  I think she combined the two with posh piggy flair!

THE GIVING TREE Cookies ~ Teacher Gift Idea

I am often asked…”can you suggest a unique teacher gift?”  Or, “…what can I do to show teachers that I appreciate them when we have many teachers and the budget is tight?  I often suggest taking in a home-baked treat on a pretty platter and sharing it for the grade level.  This way all of the teachers enjoy the treat, and they know that you are thinking of them!  And, if you want to splurge a little… offer hand-decorated cookies made by you or ordered from a bake shop.   Take a look at these cookies by Sweet Creations by Debbie and imagine how amazed teachers/librarians would be to enjoy these little works of art…

Chalkboard Brownies and First Day Kisses

There is so much excitement at our house these days as we get ready for the school year to start!  It is all about Back to School!  Here are a couple of easy ideas to make the day more fun.  And, as a disclaimer, no professional bakers were in this kitchen- just a couple of very excited children and their mama!


This fabulous “Baby Dedication” celebration, by Bethany of Sweet Georgia Sweet, is so special, meaningful, and beautiful! In celebration and dedication of her son, Bethany based the party on many of the things that are her son’s favorites- including the snappy look of navy, bow ties. and monograms…and elephants that reflect his favorite animal.  Bethany’s family has a special story, and she shares it best in her own words below…


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