15 Easy & Delicious Camping Recipes


It's camping season and I'm super excited about it!  Do you camp?  Or maybe you glamp?  We do a little of both...a little bit of roughing it and a little bit of glamping it!  Especially in the food department, we certainly don't go hungry.  In fact we eat really well...once we even roasted a bone-in ham...a full ham!  I'm still amazed that we did that, but it was so worth it because we had ham for dinner then ham with eggs at breakfast, then ham sandwiches!  Genius really.  ;) Anyway, to make … [Read more...]

My Outdoor Oasis Summer Party!


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.  But we really had a lovely party!  Good food, pretty decorations and great friends equals a fantastic time! - - - - - - - - - Ahhh summer.  Don't you just love it?  Summer weather, summer food & drinks, pretty decorations and time spent with friends and family...it's my fave.  Once even the hint of summer arrives … [Read more...]

DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee


Happy Monday friends! There's some fun going on over here today!  15 fabulous blogs got together to bring you 15 gold DIY projects! Awesome right?! - - - - - - - - - - - - So to get this fun time started, here is my gold project! DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee Recipe I have to say, I swore up and down that I didn't love gold...but you know what?  I think I love it.  What?!  Yes.  I think I love gold.  And I might even try to put some gold accents into my home this spring. … [Read more...]

Easy Valentines Love Garland


 Yay it's February 1st!  One month closer to summer...ok, that's a bit of a stretch.  But I really do like February...there's something cozy about it....and the fact that Valentines Day is this month! I actually really like Valentines Day.  Always have.  It's a fun day just to take all kinds of love up a notch...we celebrate it by adding some pretty decorations around the house to brighten up our grey winter.  We also try to have a fun dinner like heart shaped pizzas, or make Cupid's Cloud for … [Read more...]

Easy Silver Bells Wreath Ornament


Hi there! Well it's almost the big day, and I finally feel like I've got things coming together.  My gifts are bought, and I even got a few wrapped...it's a miracle really (speaking of wrapping and holiday prep...have you seen my 'Keeping it real' series going on on my Facebook page?  I'm having fun sharing some of my holiday realities with you...I figured we could all use some holiday realness and a few giggles).  Anyway, I'm really really looking forward to Monday when I'm going to unplug for … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute DIY Christmas Ornaments


Hi friends!  I'm so grateful that you came by today...it's such a busy time of year, so I'm thankful that you've taken time out of your day to visit!  If you still have a few gifts to get, I have a really great and really simple project for you! I've been seeing these DIY Christmas ornaments all over and I really wanted to make a couple of my own for our tree and for gifts!  These are so easy to make...less than 5 minutes each, and they cost less than $3.  Yep.  $3.  Awesome! These silver … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Salt Ornaments


Well we're really on the Christmas countdown now!  Lots of last minute tasks going on right?!  Shopping, wrapping, baking...the list for me is endless.  Gah.  I'm hoping to have all my gifts bought by tomorrow night as I hit the stores yet again.  I'm really really really really really looking forward to going home to my Mom & Dad's with my family to unplug, sip eggnog, skate and stuff my face.  Yes. But there are always those last minute gifts that creep up...the kind where your 11 year … [Read more...]

Mincemeat Muffins


Hi friends!  I have a delicious recipe for you today...and it involves mincemeat.  Now if you've never had mincemeat, don't be afraid of the name...it's waaaaay better than it sounds, trust me!  I never used to even touch the stuff...I always bypassed the the treat plates with anything mincemeat, but now I'm a changed woman!  I love it!  Mincemeat is versatile and goes with so many things - you can bake it into pies or tarts, or make Mincemeat Oatmeal Thumbprint cookies.  So good! But … [Read more...]