Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareSmiles #CollectiveBias I've always believed in the quote "it takes a village to raise a child."  I can't imagine raising my little people without the support, love and advice from my circle of trusted friends and family.  I have been blessed with an amazing "village" that helps keep me afloat.  So this summer I'm saying "thank you" with a Dirty Coke Float Gift Basket and sharing lots … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Make memories this summer by packing the perfect picnic and enjoying an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones and some great food! Picnics can be everything from simple to elaborate, but no matter your style we think there is nothing better than enjoying a lazy summer afternoon with an old-fashioned picnic!  I've partnered with Cape Cod® Potato Chips to share my tips for packing the perfect picnic and to show you how to turn an ordinary afternoon into an Extraordinary one with a fun family … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Party

This post is promoted by ConAgra RO*TEL. We entertain a lot, so it should be no surprise that we are gathering our friends and throwing a Cinco de Mayo party.  Any party that involves Mexican food, guacamole, refreshing beverages and friends is a win to me! I'm sharing a few simple ideas and tasty recipes like our Rockin' Guac Appetizers to help you turn an ordinary day in May into an Extraordinary Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Like most of our parties this is a low key soiree that focuses on … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias I love springtime because we get to break out the grill and dinners become more of an event with impromptu backyard BBQs and friends. The weather was perfect this past weekend and prompted us to host a last minute BBQ with friends and spring into flavor with this Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger recipe and a make-your- own French Fry Bar. With such busy … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift for Friends – ‘You’re a Deer Friend’ Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michaels. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you as obsessed with the deer trend as I am?  And can we just talk about plaid...it's everywhere this Christmas and I'm loving it too!  So, of course I combined these two new obsessions for a fun Christmas Gift for Friends and made these adorable "You're a Deer Friend" Cookies. On a recent trip to Michaels I spotted this plaid washi tape and immediately threw it in my basket, along with a ton of … [Read more...]

Your Friendship Warms My Heart Gift Tags

I am super excited to be hanging out over at The Crafting Chicks website sharing a very sweet and simple friendship gift that will be perfect for the busy holiday season.  I hope you will pop on over and check it out, but I also wanted to share a little sneak peek with you and a slightly different gift idea using the same Free Printables I created. I have so many wonderful friends in my life who I am beyond grateful for.  The old saying "It takes a village" is so true...I seriously doubt I … [Read more...]

Garden Party with the Girls

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. Summer is in full swing.  Around here the days are hot and long and the nights are a cool reprieve from the sticky heat.  Our summer days have been packed with activities lately and while I’m loving all this quality time doing fun things with my kiddos our schedule has made it hard to catch up with friends. You may recall me talking about how important hanging out with my girlfriends is … [Read more...]

Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! My Rootin' Tootin fun birthday gift is easy to whip up and even more fun to enjoy!  With a twist on an old classic these Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar treats are great to deliver to friends or even serve … [Read more...]

Grapevine Wine Tours

I was invited to participate in a complimentary tour with Grapevine Wine Tours, all opinions are my own. Do you ever feel like you've lived somewhere so long that surely you have seen and done all the cool things there are to do in your city?  Me too, at least that is what I thought until I had the opportunity to join a some of my favorite local bloggers for a fun girls night out with Grapevine Wine Tours. I think of "tours" as something only tourist do when they are visiting from out of … [Read more...]

Ghost Candy Jars

I originally posted this Halloween craft two years ago, but with Halloween just around the corner I wanted to share this fun idea for recycling frappuccino bottles into a cute Halloween treat! I have heard of the fun Halloween tradition of "Booing" your neighbors, but I never got things together early enough to do it.  Well not this year!  This year we are going to join in on the fun and surprise our neighbors with Ghost Candy Jars filled with yummy treats.I had several bottles left over from … [Read more...]