just a little case of the monkeys (this would have been funnier if I posted it on a Monday)

                                       About two weeks ago was the little monkey's first birthday.  Here she is playing with the stuffed monkey I made her at Build-A-Bear (I got a little carried away with the theme, but what do you get a one year old???).    Don't remember who the little monkey is? Go here.  Up to speed now? Good, because what I thought was solid research turned into a few obstacles before success.  I like to think that I'm a responsible person and on...

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just a little cupcake research

I can't believe a year has rolled around since my best girl friend had her little monkey was also the last time I had to do any legit party planning i.e. baby shower.  Despite my lack of confidence in party planning, I feel like I put together a pretty classy babyshower. Now the party planning is back in action.  This time around it looks like I only need to help out with cupcake making.  The five W's have already been...

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just a little rewind

I'm the kind of girl who once Christmas has passed I'm ready to move on to the next season.  Growing up in San Diego, if it isn't Christmas, it shouldn't be cold outside!  The sun is out but why is the air still so crisp?  I fell asleep last night wishing I was laying in warm sand with the hot sun on my back.  The beach is the only place I find napping guilt-free.   But before I do start perusing the mall for...

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just a little gingerbread haus

I remember watching a gingerbread house competition on the Food Network a couple Christmas seasons ago  and loving the little varying details between all those mini homes.  A year after (last year in fact), I was attending my cousin's baby shower when I had the pleasure of meeting my aunt's good friend, Sharon.  Sharon is not unlike Martha Stewart; propriety and a slight agitation over perfection included.  Sharon had just gotten done hosting her annual Gingerbread Haus Making Party the month prior.  Realizing...

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