Valentine-On-A-Stick

Is anyone else disappointed with the selection of children’s Valentine cards these days?
I went to a local retail store in search of Valentines for my 4 kids to hand out at school. The selection was atrocious! I couldn’t bring myself to spend so much money on something that would be thrown away instantly.
My eye caught the double stuffed Oreo cookies (that happens a lot). The wheels started turning…and several hours later….voila! 90 Oreos were dipped, packaged and ready for delivery to my children’s Valentine’s Day parties.

Lemon Wreath Entrance

When your last name is “LEMMON” you can have a lot of fun decorating your home. The other day, I found two classy-looking lemon wreaths at Homegoods and knew I had to have them! I was able to create an entrance that leaves no doubt in our guests’ minds that they have arrived at La Casa de Limon.

Inspiration at its Finest- a Trip to Kauai

Sometimes my life is unbelievably hectic….Well, actually most of the time it feels like I am running a marathon and cannot see the finish line. You could say that I am a little wound up. I finally found an antidote to my stress- KAUAI!
Besides offering relaxation, my trip provided me with a huge amount of interior design inspiration. The colors and textures that I found in the majestic sea and the lush landscapes were priceless.  I, now,  find myself inspired to decorate in vivid colors that make me feel happy and relaxed. I want to create a room where sand, sea and sky rendezvous.
Words cannot express the beauty, the colors, and the peace that come from the scenery as well as a picture can…. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Table for 20

Nothing makes me happier than hosting family holiday parties!
As a child, I dreamed of having a large family. I grew up with one (very awesome) brother and that’s about it. All of our cousins lived in Minnesota and we did not have much family around in California. Needless to say, I often thought about what it would be like to host a gigantic Thanksgiving feast.
Fast forward several years…..I married my husband, Matt, in 2000. He is one of seven children in his family. Voila- INSTA-FAMILY! It’s gigantic.
This year, I am hosting Thanksgiving for 20 family members. Creating a beautiful tablescape is my favorite part of the holidays, and I would like to share my design with you.

Weekend Getaway- San Diego

Sometimes you just need to get away!
My kids had a couple of days off for Veteran’s Day last week so we decided to team up with my Sis-in-law, Bridget, to head to San Diego for an overnight stay. This was our travel plan equation: 2 MOMS + 7 KIDS – 2 DADS = LOTS OF FUN (Remainder: Headache)
In all seriousness, we visited several fun sights that I would like to share with you.

DIY Fall Centerpiece

I am so excited to share this super-duper easy DIY fall centerpiece with you today. If I were to rate the difficulty of this project on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 2. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

Gathering the materials is the hardest part! I purchased everything I needed for this project at Hobby Lobby: The iron pedestal was $12, the 3 white pumpkin picks were $1.50 each, a fall flower bouquet was $10, the floral foam was $2, and the moss was $2.50.

When Life Gives You Lemons

Is your home drab and dreary? Maybe you just need to add some color!

I recently went on a shopping trip in search of products that made me feel happy. I found some vibrant and fun items with a “citrus” flair that I am excited to share with you.

Snack Time Inspiration – Donuts on a Skewer

When you have 4 children, you can pretty much guarantee that you will be in charge of bringing a snack to some sort of event several times per year. Between soccer, birthdays, dance class and scouts, the snack sign-ups are never ending.

The first time I was put on snack duty, I couldn’t simply place fruit snacks and a granola bar into a bag and call it a day (because I’m a weirdo). I had to come up with something more exciting!

Now, I share with you the most simple and fantastic snack idea ever…..drum roll please…..Donut Holes on a Skewer!

Nautical Back to School Teachers’ Luncheon

I was very reluctant to say “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to school madness. But now that we are back in the groove, I am grateful to our teachers who work so hard to make school a fun-filled learning environment for our kids.  As the PTA Hospitality chairmen, my dear friend Shelly and I welcomed our teachers back to school with a nautical-themed luncheon. Our motto was “Set Sail on a Great Year”.