Baby A is on the way!  On Wednesday's WCCB Rising we SURPRISED the show's executive producer Amelia with an on-air baby shower to celebrate the upcoming birth of Baby A!  A whole team of people planned and schemed to pull off the surprise - and boy oh boy was I nervous that the surprise would be kept.  In the end, we showered Amelia with love and lots of plane and train items for baby and the nursery.  The segment provided some quick baby shower tips along with yummy snacks and party favors for any baby shower.  Check out the link below for the video and photos.     [caption id="attachment_6385" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diaper and Bottle Trains[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6386" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diaper and Bottle Airplanes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6384" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Propeller Pops[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6383" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chocolate Marshmallow Propeller Pops[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6387" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clothes Pin Airplanes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6388" align="aligncenter" width="300"] What's…

I love Christmas but I'm getting to the point in the season that if it isn't easy, I'm not interested.  Thus, Easy Christmas Decor is my jam.  I love an elegant Christmas dinner centerpiece, but I don't love the hefty price tag.  So with my dad as my construction coach, we made unique Christmas trees decor from Plaster of Paris.  I love the look and I'm really excited to display them on Christmas Day! Materials: These are easier than you think.  You'll need about 4 pounds of Plaster of Paris for 3 trees.  You could make 4-5 smaller trees with 4 pounds of Plaster, but I made one large and two small.  The cost is about $6.50 for a 4 lb container.  You'll also need a piece of poster paper and some masking or duct tape. How-To: Fashion a large cone with half of the sheet of poster paper.  I…

Yikes!  Only 5 days until Christmas!  So, Last Minute Christmas Ideas help save the day during this hectic time of year.  On Monday morning's WCCB Rising, all things Christmas-y for those last minute preparations were on the menu.  We discussed everything from DIY gifts to table decor and gift wrapping for free!  Whoa!  Check out the photos and the video for the all the info and the how-to's to make your day even more special!  Merry Christmas Y'all!!! Create easy Plaster of Paris Christmas Trees for an easy but oh so elegant centerpiece. Or craft beautiful trees with copper wire to create a unique Christmas centerpiece in seconds!   Wrap gifts with bags from the supermarket and holiday items around the house - spend very little on gorgeous gifts!  And craft beautiful decor and gifts - they make easy and super fun projects for kids! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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