Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Mickey Mouse Cookies

Stained Glass Mickey Mouse Cookie

Anytime is a good time to celebrate a love for Mickey Mouse, but it seems especially appropriate at Valentine’s Day. This summer we made 4th Of July “Stained Glass” Red, White & Blue Star Cookies, which were a huge hit. So I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine’s Day version of Mickey Mouse cookies, introducing Valentine’s Day Stained Glass […]

Ranch Rosemary Chicken Kabobs

Ranch Rosemary Chicken Kabobs

Nothing says football like meat on a stick! And these easy Ranch Rosemary Chicken Kabobs could turn out to be the MVP of your Superbowl party food – they are that good.  Whether you are meal planning for the big game or making dinner for the family, these Ranch Rosemary Chicken Kabobs are sure to score. They […]

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas

Toy Story Birthday Party Ideas

When I began to plan my daughter’s 3rd birthday party, there was only one option — she wanted a Toy Story Birthday Party. And from the moment I agreed to make her Toy Story party dreams come true (approximately last January for her October birthday), she told everyone she met, “I am going to be […]

15 Free Printable 2015 Calendars

Free Printable 2015 Calendar

BOOM! 2015 is upon us! That means it is time to get organized and ready to take on a new year with a new calendar. You could spend a lot of money on a fancy calendar, or you could download a free printable 2015 calendar from an awesome blogger who took time to make a pretty […]

How To Host A Progressive Party + More New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

How To Host a Progressive Party

One of the most fun parties I’ve ever hosted was a New Year’s Eve Progressive Dinner Party. It was such a fun way to ring in the new year for everyone. So much fun, in fact, that I highly recommend that you gather your friends and start planning now. You can still pull this off […]

DIY Dog Ornament Christmas Gift

DIY Dog Ornament

Have you finished your Christmas shopping — all of your Christmas shopping? What about a your dog? You didn’t forget a special treat for your four-legged friend did you? Not to worry, I have a last-minute gift that is sure get tail-wagging appreciation – a Dog Ornament.  This adorable dog ornament is easy to make and it […]

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

We are a meat and potatoes family. Forget the fancy stuff; we like traditional, stick-to-your-ribs meat and potatoes, and mashed potatoes are one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes. The best part is that they don’t have to be hard, easy mashed potatoes are not only possible — they are delicious.  This is the perfect […]

Mason Jar Christmas Gifts + Free Printable Tag

Mason Jar Christmas Gift

Need an easy, inexpensive, last-minute, DIY gift? Whether is for a teacher, a friend or a neighbor they will love these Mason Jar Christmas Gifts filled with Hershey’s Kisses. The only problem, deciding who to give Santa, the snowman and the elf.  I made these for all of my daughter’s teachers and coaches. It made […]

Easy Idea For Mailman Gifts

Mailman Gift Idea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. Please tell me I am not the only one who gets positively giddy about a new pack of pens or markers? A coupon and some inspiration is all I need to use as an excuse to add to […]

Yellow Rice And Chicken With Black Beans And Peas

Yellow Rice and Chicken Black Beans

Every family needs a few go-to recipes that are quick, easy and that everyone loves (in other words, that the kids will eat without complaint). For my family one of our top go-to recipes is Yellow Rice and Chicken.  One of the great things about this home-cooked meal is that you can keep all of the ingredients […]

Festive Mini Sugar Cookie Cups ~ Giveaway

Sugar Cookie Cup

We have been doing a lot of holiday baking in our house. For obvious reasons I usually decide what we will bake, but last week K came home all excited about a recipe she found at the grocery store. She was so enthusiastic about baking Festive Mini Sugar Cookie Cups, how could I not agree to baking the […]

Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Chocolate Peppermint Muddy Buddies

Years ago my college roommate introduced me to a powdery-white snack her mom made. Until then I had never heard of chocolate and powdered sugar with Chex cereal. (Depending on where you live people call it Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, Chex Mix, etc.) At the time I had no idea it was a thing. But it was a delicious treat, and I was completely obsessed.

M&M’s Black & White Peppermint Brownies

M&M's Black & White Peppermint Brownies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ‘Tis the season to be baking! Falalalala-lalalala! (Can you tell I have been listening to Christmas carols too?!) With cookie exchanges, parties and general treat-swapping fun around every corner there is always a new […]

Easy Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Craft

Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Craft

I may not be dreaming of a white Christmas this year (I live in Florida after all), but I adore this snowy-white coffee filter Christmas tree. How could you not?! Simple, elegant and totally easy to DIY. This coffee-inspired craft is sure to warm your Christmas decor. And did I mention that it is totally easy? I […]

DIY Christmas Candles And Other Easy Gift Ideas For Less Than $20

DIY Christmas Candles

I love to give gifts. I enjoy the hunt of finding something unique and different that I am certain the recipient will love. During this gift-giving season, I have a long list of recipients to check off my list. Slowly but surely I am working my way through my list of friends, family and teachers […]