Get ready for Summer with Betty Crocker Summer Birthday Cakes!
Here is a little infographic on ice cream cone cupcakes. These seem to be the latest trend in cupcakes especially for kids birthday parties. I have to share with you though, that I was making ice cream cone cupcakes 32 years ago when my kids were little. I can’t remember where I got the idea from, but everyone thought it was the neatest thing. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I don’t know about you, but I think that homemade cakes are so much better than store bought cakes. It gives it that personal feeling, like you cared enough to spend to the time to bake it.
One of my favorite birthday memories are was when I turned 30! I came home from work and my dad and my cousin had decorated my front porch with signs, balloons and streamers. I was so surprised and happy that I cried. I felt really special. Another wonderful birthday memory is every year my mom would make me a hawaiian sheet cake because it was my favorite. That cake was so good and it’s been awhile since I have had it. My mom is 93 and doesn’t bake as often so I now have to make it for myself (or someone else’s birthday). I just might make one for Memorial Day this weekend.
Last year we had two new babies in our family. That also means 2 baby showers. This year we are having another baby. That makes for a lot of baby shower invitations and baby announcements. Our go to place for these cards is Tiny Prints. They have so many choices that it usually takes me an hour to decide on one. I am receiving free product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours.
Lets start with the Tiny Prints Birth Announcements. When you have a baby, you are so excited and want to shout it out to the world. They have unique birth announcements. We know they are having a girl so we have already picked out a few. Some of our favorites are:
The designs are as special as your baby. And if you want to go all out, because nothing good enough for your special one, they also have matching address labels, thank you cards & gift tags.
Take the Family on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise in Destin, Fl!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining 23 bloggers on Brandcation in Destin, Florida. One of the things we got to do was to go on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise. We all got dressed up as pirates and had the time of our life. Our pirate cruise was comped on the trip but there are many things I paid for myself. All opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours. You can follow my Gulf Coast posts, like my post about Destin Snorkel and Emerald Grande.
I was kind of scared to go because I wasn’t sure if I would get sea legs or not. I was surprised while we were on the ship that you didn’t even know that we were on water. When we first arrived, we went upstairs to eat dinner which was served compliments of Jim N Nick’s BBQ. It was the best BBQ that I have ever had. But more about that in another post.
After dinner, the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise show was to begin. We were on the Friday night Adult only cruise but they also have family cruises available. They started off by shooting the canons. That was really loud but cool at the same time. I video’d it so my grandson Cody could see it. He would love to go on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise.
Most people spend half of their time each day inside their homes which means that the condition of a home plays a major role in a person’s well being. When you have a healthy home, your health and well being are also protected from pests and illnesses. If you have a pet, you will also need to ensure that your pet is pest free as animals are more prone to parasites that can be transferred to humans causing severe health problems. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy home and a pest free pet is not a difficult task and if preventive measures are taken, pest infestations can be avoided.
1. Know Your Enemies
To prevent pests from invading your home and spreading diseases, you must first know what pests are prone to infest in your area. Learn more about their species, their preferred habitats, breeding practices and preferred food sources. This will help you determine what type of housekeeping practices are needed for your home and what type of pest control treatment needs to be applied. If you think that you already have a pest infestation, hiring a pest control professional can efficiently get rid of the pests for you to enjoy a clean home.
Most people interested in adopting a dog are thinking of a puppy or at least a very young dog. In fact that’s the majority of dogs adopted from shelters and the only kind of dog available from pet stores and most breeders. But is a puppy always the right choice?
Typical reasons to adopt a puppy have some fallacies.
People associate puppies with “brand new” and people like to buy new things. In fact any dog you adopt will be brand new to you. Put a big bow on your adopted adult dog and the kids will be thrilled. It’s all about perception and presentation.
Puppies are appealing. Puppies are ridiculously cute, not matter what their breed. Nature has assured that baby anythings are appealing, so that grownup people and animals will take care of them. But puppies grow up and while all puppies may appeal to you, all adult dogs might not. They may be bigger or smaller, more or less furry or even drooly you want. An advantage of adopting an adult dog is you know what you’re getting. Puppies are puppies for only a very short time, whereas a grown dog will look pretty much the same all his/her life if properly care for.
Living in Florida since 2003 and originally from NY. Started my blogging journey in March 2012 to help people lose weight while still saving money. Having worked in the Restaurant Industry for over 30 years, I have plenty of experience dealing with the general public, I am a people person. Love doing reviews and giveaways to help spread the word on great products. Read more about me at http://plumcrazyaboutcoupons.com/about-4/