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Back in 2007, when he was 3.5yrs old, Boy#2 decided to be a robot.

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We’ve a bit of a Doctor Who thing happening here this year, so it was only natural for my now-10 year old to request a TARDIS cake for his birthday.

And not just any old TARDIS cake — a 3D TARDIS cake!

While my execution could use refinement (a side effect of making things up as you go along, like I tend to do when assembling birthday cakes and Halloween costumes, and pretty much anything else I create), and I learned a very important lesson — the Heart of the TARDIS is not, in fact, custard — he was impressed with the results.

I, however, fully expect to see this one posted to Cake Wrecks!

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I love Halloween. (Well, to be truthful, I love Halloween costumes.) I also love Doctor Who. Therefore, I was really excited when Boy#2 decided he wanted to dress up as the TARDIS this year. This is the same kid whose dedication to the cardboard box costume resulted in the 4 year ever-evolving epic Vampire Zombie Robot Dragon costume, after all!

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Who doesn’t love a touch of vintage flair on a summer patio? Taking something old and re-purposing or re-envisioning it is a style technique as old as time. Cheerios is doing it with their classic staple of childhood past and present, by introducing their new Honey Nut Cheerios Hearty Oat Crunch — my kids couldn’t wait to open the box and try it, and give it their full endorsement!

Backyard entertaining is a summer must for us — our small house makes indoor events a challenge. Here is a simple candle lantern you can make yourself to decorate your breakfast nook or your backyard gazebo:

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