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50 Teachers Gifts for Any Occasion

Best Teachers Gifts for Any Time of the Year

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up and I thought I would do a round up of some of my favorite gifts for Teachers that I’ve given  to my daughters teachers or plan to give over the years. These are the cutest, most practical gifts that I’ve been told by many teachers are the best ideas. […]

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Scones are the special pastry that I treat myself to occasionally at Starbucks when I’m working. There is something about them. It’s like eating sweet bread that you don’t have to wait long for. They are the perfect compliment to coffee and tea. I’ve never made scones before so I was surprised at how simple […]

Southern Style Sunday Dinner

Southern Style Sunday Dinner Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve lived in the south nearly my whole life and I still can’t make friend chicken. My husband calls me a southern disgrace. So I leave the friend chicken to him unless he wants it burnt. I’m a baker more than […]

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DIY Natural Easter Table Centerpiece

I love earthy tones and things to look more natural when it comes to decorating. The same goes for my holiday decorations. I created this great table centerpiece to bring some springtime into my house along with a great Easter theme. It was simple to create and came out exactly as I envisioned it. Here […]

Mixed Berry Muffins - Streusel Topping

Mixed Berry Muffins with Blue Pixie Dust Streusel Topping

One of my favorite things to eat are muffins. Banana, Chocolate, Bran, or Berry, they are all my favorite. Fresh out of the over and served warm. Mmmm. I’m drooling just thinking about it. So in honor of the new Disney Fairies movie, The Pirate Fairy special Walmart exclusive DVD, I made these fancy muffins. […]

Turkey Rueben Panini

Turkey Rueben Panini

I love panini’s, they are the grown up version of a grilled cheese sandwich, and I love a good grilled cheese sandwich. Rueben’s are my favorite sandwiches though. My Irish blood makes me a sucker for the corned beef and sauerkraut. When I get a craving for them it’s hard to break it. The Rueben […]

DIY Photo Booth

DIY Photo Booth

The highlight of my Disney Side party was the Photo booth for sure! It was extremely simple to set up. I was about to do mine under $20 and I’m going to show you how I did mine.  I used my Sony NEX 5K on a tripod to capture our pictures. I purchased a Wireless […]

Hidden Mickey Bubble Art - Disney Side

Hidden Mickey Bubble Art

This Hidden Mickey Bubble Art is a fun activity to do with the kiddos. We made some great creations at our Disney Side at Home Celebration. You probably have everything you need in your house already!  Bubbles Food Coloring Watercolor paper (any paper will work but watercolor paper won’t wrinkle) Add one drop of food coloring […]

Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirt Tutorial

Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirt Tutorial

We made some super cute Disney Side Polka Dot T-Shirts at our Disney Side party. Check out this video for a step by step tutorial of how we made our fun t-shirts. Here is what you need: Plain t-shirt Your favorite Disney silhouette  Contact paper Scissors Fabric markers   Check out these other great Disney […]

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15 Chocolate Pie Recipes to Drool Over

This post is sponsored by Foodie.com Nothing puts a smile on your face quite like pie. You can make it out of just about anything. But I’m pretty partial to chocolate so why mess up a great thing. How about we make an even better thing by putting in into a pie!?  I’m ready for […]

Custom Fishing Lures

Personalized Fishing Lures

Talk about an awesome gift for the man in your life that loves fishing! I just had to share these super adorable fishing lures that I found on Etsy. I ordered one for my father and had it personalized with my daughters names on it.  Both my father and my husband are big fishing fans. […]

Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt Pancakes

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It’s National Pancake Week and I am so in love with the new Stonyfield Greek Cafe Latte Greek Yogurt that I’ve been making fun recipes with it. These pancakes are bursting with expresso flavor. It’s a new twist on an old favorite! […]

Disney Princess Photo Prop

Disney Photo Booth Props

  As I plan my Disney Side Celebration I’ve stumbled across some awesome props for my photo booth during the party!  The beautiful felt Disney Props are made by Perfectionate. She makes all kinds of amazing photo props and party things. They are so amazing and have such great depth and texture to them.  Some […]

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Panini – Starbucks Copy Cat Recipe

I am slightly obsessed with this sandwich at the moment. It’s the Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Panini from Starbucks. I can’t run out and grab one every time I’m craving it though, so I started making them as home and I thought I’d share the recipe with you.  This is a gourmet sandwich hurting with flavor […]

Drawer Organization

Drawer and Small Storage and Organization Ideas

I don’t know about you but my drawers and small items get a little crazy and out of hand. Here are some of the things I use in my house to help organize my drawers and things like medications and batteries.  Those handy little trays are the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer Trays. They are only a […]

Recycled Seed Paper Heart Valentines

DIY Recycled Seed Paper Heart Valentines

I love clever projects that the kids can make for friends and family. It makes the project more special to your kids, because they worked so hard to make it. This is a great way to use any old newspaper or used computer paper. You can make these for anything, party favors, gift tags or […]

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Organizing Your Pots and Pans

Pots and pans are a pain in my butt. You have to pull all of the out to get to the one you are looking for, or you pull one out and the rest come tumbling out on your toes. I finally got what I needed to organize my pots and pans.  This is what […]

How to Organize Kids Puzzles

Simple and Cheap Way to Organize Kids Puzzles

Kids puzzles can take up so much space in your house. I found a cheap easy way to organize them so that they can make clean up and storing them a breeze. This project literally only takes a few minutes and all of the supplies came from the dollar store. The cost will depend on […]

Colored Snickerdoodle Cookies

Colorful Snickerdoodle Cookies

I love snicker doodle cookies. They are the perfect cookie for any occasion. This recipe is my go to Snickerdoole recipe because the cookies are always chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I thought I would try something new with them this holiday so that I could give them to friends and […]

Chocolate Rolled Cookies

Chocolate Rolled Cookies

These yummy cookies I stumbled upon while I was looking for an alternative to the plain old rolled cookies. I wasn’t a huge fan of rolled cut out cookies until I tried these. My husband also agrees that these chocolate cut out cookies are this new favorites. This recipe is from the Cookie Craft cookbook.   They […]

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Chex Party Mix

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Chex® Party Mix

This post brought to you by Chex® cereal. I have been compensated and given free product for my time & commitment, but all opinions are 100% mine. I love the holidays. It brings my family together more then we normally do. We also get to eat lots of great food. That’s another reason I love […]

50 christmas treats

50 Christmas Treats and Goodies for Your Neighbors or Coworkers

I LOVE making holiday treats and goodies for my neighbors and my husbands co-workers. It’s something simple and tasty you can do for them to show that you care. Heck hand them out to everyone.They are all great gifts for teachers, the mailman, or even your bank teller! They are all fun and cute Christmas […]

Rye Bread Sausage and Apple Stuffing - JaMonkey.com

Jewish Rye Bread Sausage and Apple Stuffing Recipe

Call it dressing, call it stuffing. Heck, you can call it slop but I know you’ll call it one thing after you try it. Really good! I’ve always been a sucker for Jewish rye bread. It’s my favorite sandwich bread. So I thought I would experiment with it in a stuffing recipe. I’ve seen plenty […]

Healthified Banana Nut Bread

Healthified Banana Nut Bread with Truvia®

A fantastic banana nut bread recipe healthified with Truvia®. Share a Sweet Future by sending a note to a child in Bolivia.

Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Poptarts – Weelicious Lunches

  Since we’ve started eating better in our house, I’ve made an effort to make my daughters lunch instead of her eating (lord knows what) from the school. I like knowing that good things are going into her body. Unfortunately, not all of the lunches that I’ve made for her have gotten eaten. So it […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Breakfast Panini Recipe

Sometimes you just want to splurge and go out for breakfast. I fell in love with this dish while I was visiting Pensacola Florida. There is a super trendy cafe in the square called The Leisure Club that makes Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea and best best panini’s I’ve ever had. They also sell a local […]

Tacodile Foodimal Recipe

Foodimal Recipes from Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 #Cloudy2

I love Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, so I’m so excited about the newest movie coming out. It takes your imagination for a ride. The Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 movie sent me these great recipes along with a fun Foodimal plush named Barry (a strawberry).  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs […]

Pencil Flower Teacher Gifts

Pencil Flowers – Teacher Gifts Project Pinterest

I love creative teacher gifts and my daughter is just starting Kindergarten! So when I saw About a Mom recreate Happy Clippings pencil flowers I knew my my daughter would be bringing to school for her new teachers. These pencil flowers are so easy to make you can do a few in 30 minutes!  Now I don’t […]

Sunshine and Lemonade First Birthday Party

A Sunshine and Lemonade 1st Birthday Party

  The perfect pinterest inspired party. This party was a fun DIY project for me. Everything you need is listed below.  Peanut’s first birthday was a huge hit. The theme was Sunshine and Fun. I carried the theme throughout every aspect of the party. The Invitations that went out were self folding invitations and beautiful! You […]

Self Mailing - Folding Invitations

Free DIY Self Mailing – Folding Invitations Template

  For Peanuts birthday I went all out and created a great Sunshine and Fun theme. So I had to have an amazing invitation to go with the amazing 1st birthday party I was planning. I wanted to cut down on the cost so I created a self mailing folded invitation. I got my inspiration […]

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