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I love baking and decorating cookies, but sometimes don't have a lot of time to spend on the decorating part.  That is why I often times keep the design of the cookie simple so I can still make a fun batch of cookies during a busy week! I realize that I could have added some nice […] continue reading...

Scalloped Potatoes are a must have side dish whenever I make steak for dinner. However, this time we did not have any potatoes on hand, so I decided I would experiment with carrots! I made the scalloped carrots the exact same way I always make my scalloped potatoes. I started by stirring 5 cloves of minced garlic into […] continue reading...

This isn't a typical strawberry shortcake, but it is my easy way to satisfy my strawberry shortcake craving when I have one. It also contains one very special ingredient that makes all the difference. Coconut Oil! The folks over at Tropical Traditions were generous enough to send me a 32 oz. jar of their Gold […] continue reading...

When throwing any type of party whether it's a baby shower, bridal shower or a birthday party, good party food is always one of the top priorities. I believe that the variety of food is just as important as having the right quantity of food. I can't count how many times I have been to a party […] continue reading...

// When I was planning my sister's baby shower, a friend of hers asked if she could help out so I asked her to come up with a list of baby shower games.  On that list was a onesie decorating contest, and since personalized keepsakes are something that my sister loves, I thought it would be […] continue reading...

  A recipe for playdough is a recipe for fun.......and sometimes a big mess, but it is well worth it! My kids love to play with playdough, but they sometimes leave it out to dry. Usually in little bits that end up all over the floor. Needless to say, they ask and ask for new […] continue reading...

I usually have no idea what to write in a baby shower card, but I sure like to make them when I have a moment. Sometimes I procrastinate and wait until the last minute to make a card or wait until I have the gift to make the card to co-ordinate. In that case, I end […] continue reading...

All occasion cards are a must have in my house, especially since there are always last minute celebrations and get togethers to go to. I have a lot of fun making homemade cards and enjoy making them fancy and detailed. However, my sister doesn't have a lot of the supplies I have, such as a […] continue reading...

There are so many cute clothes and accessories for girls and boys, but this gift is perfect for anyone who wants to gift something that is unique, educational, fun and can be a keepsake as well. // Here is a fun tutorial and story from my sister who made this set of Alphabet blocks for her soon […] continue reading...

        Beautiful accessories should always be a part of any girl's wardrobe. Tori & Cate offers a wide variety of accessories for little girls, teens and women of all ages. To introduce Tori & Cate Surprise Packages, they are sponsoring this giveaway! A Tori & Cate Surprise Package typically includes a headband with […] continue reading...