Author: Jennifer Durbin

S'more S'mores for National S'mores Day

When August rolls around everyone thinks of the end of summer, going back to school and the craziness of normal life. But did you know that August also brings National S'mores Day? Yep, Aug 10 is a day dedicated to…

The Key to an Easy Cookout

Summertime means one thing for sure; it's time for a cookout! Whether you're planning a family cookout for three or a "Summer Kickoff" party for 50, I have some easy ideas to save you time, money and a whole lot…

Spring Crafts for the Un-Crafty

I have no doubt that you are just as excited about spring as I am. This has been a LONG winter and I am so anxious to see the tulips in the front yard bloom and cherry blossom trees burst…

Holiday Party & Hostess Gift Ideas

The holidays are always a crazy time of year. For me, Halloween to New Year's always feels like a bit of a blur, and December – forget about it! Every spare moment in December is spent hopping from one holiday…

A D.I.Y. Thanksgiving!

I'm sure you have already noticed all of the holiday decorations that have taken over the stores which means it is time to start planning for the holidays, and no I don't mean my birthday in a couple of weeks…

Halloween Costume Fun

Yep, Halloween is upon us. I would like to say that I'm shocked, can't believe the year has flown by so quickly, but you've all heard that before. Plus, even through Halloween is one holiday I honestly try to avoid,…

Planning the Perfect Ice Cream Party

On my oldest son's last day in preschool (sniff, sniff) his amazing teachers, Ms. Amy and Ms. Jennifer threw a surprise ice cream party for the kids! As you can imagine it was a huge hit, and I of course…

Finding Your Balance

I was so honored when Beth Shugg, editor of Carolina Parent, asked if I would contribute to the new Carolina Parent Work-Life Balance blog. After all, isn't searching for the perfect balance what we are all striving/fighting for? I know…

Throwing a Kickin’ Soccer Party

In July, every time I turned around there was a soccer game on, and boy did I love it! Based upon the TV ratings, I was clearly not alone. I played soccer a little growing up, and my husband and…

Fun in the Sun Party!

July is the perfect time to throw a Fun in the Sun themed party! Whether you are throwing a summer pool party, birthday party, baby shower or just having friends over for a cookout, picking a theme will make your…

Celebrating Dad!

It's June, so you know what that means – it is time to start planning for Father's Day! You know, I've always had a theory that Father's Day is the month after Mother's Day to give Dad a chance to…