Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter

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Hello folks, it's me Julie from Redhead Can Decorate! Spring has finally sprung in the Midwest! I'm hoping it has where you live, too. If it has, it's time to get our hands dirty and dust off our flower pots! Today, I'm sharing a very easy, affordable, and innovative flower pot idea. Introducing my "Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter". … [Read more...]

A Lewis and Clark Birthday

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Last year, while on a family vacation near Astoria, Oregon, we stopped by Fort Clatsop where Lewis & Clark spent the winter months after reaching the Pacific Ocean. It didn’t take long for my kids to get hooked on Lewis & Clark--wandering the grounds with historical interpreters, getting to dress up in replica clothing, writing with quills, and the one that sealed the deal for my son: a live musket loading and firing demonstration. … [Read more...]

Chronicles of Narnia Birthday Party

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At some point over the past year, my son fell in love with Chronicles of Narnia. One day he’ll claim to be Peter Pevensie, the next he begs to officially change his name to Caspian.  I am forever cast as the White Witch and his two sisters willingly play along as Susan & Lucy. When deciding on a theme for his 5th birthday, Narnia was the only option in his mind. His birthday is just days before Halloween so it was the perfect occasion to get into character. … [Read more...]

Hosting a Detective Birthday Party Picnic

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One of my favorite things about having an 8 year old is how her interests and tastes have begun to influence mine.  She’s reading cool classic Nancy Drew books (which I never read as a kid), introducing me to music that I totally love, and her favorite colors inspired a room re-do in our house. She has also developed a pretty clear vision for what she wants in a party and this year’s vision called for a summery picnic with turquoise and yellow decorations, a mystery to solve, and a … [Read more...]

It’s “wicked awesome” ~ Ice Cream Chipwich

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I’ve lived on the west coast for the last seven years and it’s taken me about that long to form a west coast orientation in my brain.  I no longer envision the cliff walk  overlooking mansions when people say "Newport" or the rocky shores of Maine when people say "Portland". But every now and then I’ll wax nostalgic on something from childhood and with shocked amazement realize that it was purely a regional thing.   I’m still shocked that in some parts of the country munchkins and donut holes … [Read more...]

How to Make an 8 Layer Surprise Cake

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Thank you so much for all of your kind words yesterday about my daughter's Super Science Party! I promised I'd be back today to show you just how I managed to make her 8 Layer Surprise Cake and I never go back on a promise. When dreaming up a birthday cake for my daughter’s science party, I stumbled upon a photo of a wedding cake that looked like it was spilling tiny pink nonpareil jewels from the center and showed it to her.  Before I could even think of the logistics of such a cake (or the … [Read more...]

Super Science Party

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When my daughter was 4 ½ her greatly anticipated Christmas gift was a pair of plastic safety goggles and a Mind Blowing Science kit.  Fast-forward a year and a half and a few dozen Steve Spangler episodes on youtube and she’s pretty confident that any opportunity is a good one to test the laws of science. Why limit yourself to a beaker and a test tube when you can use an empty bathtub at a friend’s house and a full bottle of shampoo?  All in the name of science!  So it was fitting that we … [Read more...]