Back to School Party

We can't believe it's time for Back to School already! Summer has been so busy, filled with fun vacations and lasting memories. With summer coming to an end, it's time to start the back to school shopping. Clothes, supplies, and a seemingly endless amount of school lunches and snacks, all on the to do list. But first, we party! With a preschooler in the house, the start of school is exciting and we love to have a little back to school party. Since we were celebrating the start of preschool, … [Read more...]

Cupcakery Book Review & Giveaway

Are you ready for sweetness overload? I'm so excited to share Cupcakery, the newest book to my collection!  This gorgeous book by Toni Miller, the author of the popular blog Make Bake Celebrate, is full of simply irresistible party-perfect cupcakes that you can make in a flash! I met Toni at a conference this past January and loved her passion and enthusiasm for absolutely everything.  She was so bright and bubbly and I knew that her new book would be nothing short of amazing.  When Cupcakery … [Read more...]

Big Cricut Explore Air Bundle Giveaway

If there was one crafting tool I couldn't live without it would hands down be my Cricut Explore!  It is such a versatile tool and it helps me create home decor projects, the latest fashion trends, party decor and everything in between.  And because I think everyone should have the best crafting tool around I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers for the Big Cricut Explore Air Bundle Giveaway!   Exciting right?!?  Just think of all the fun projects you can make with your new Cricut … [Read more...]

Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

When there is a celebration there should be cake!  This time of year always brings lots of reasons to celebrate.  No matter what you are celebrating from graduation parties, teacher appreciation celebrations, birthday parties to Mother's Day this Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a star. I know this time of year can be crazy busy and running to the grocery store to pick up a store bought cake even seems daunting with your packed schedule, but I'm going to show you how … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. I am thrilled to have teamed up with some super crafty bloggers to share a month of amazing teacher appreciation gift ideas your teacher will love. Please skip on over to Skip to my Lou to see how we celebrate our teachers with an easy and Ex'STRAWdinary teacher gift! We love our teachers and YOU so much we are giving you a chance to win the most amazing prize package. Yes, you will win TWO of for you and one for your … [Read more...]

Building the Perfect Easter Basket + Giveaway

Easter is just around the corner and we are excited to partner with CVS to show you how to build the perfect Easter Basket with everything your little ones will love.  Plus you will have the chance to win this Easter basket valued at over $50 and you'll want to make sure you check out the 25 other bloggers I've teamed up with for a fun "My Favorite Things Eater Basket Giveaway!" The perfect Easter basket should be full of bright colors, tasty sweets and fun gifts.  It's super easy to put … [Read more...]

Cricut Explore Starter Set Giveaway

  You may have noticed from my posts lately like my Chalky Finish Christmas Sleds, "You're a Deer Friend" cookies gift and my Holiday Entertaining Tips, that I have a favorite when it comes to craft tools for my projects.  I use it over and over and over again and every time I use it I fall more and more in love! What tool is it you ask?  Well of course, it's my Cricut Explore, and I am thrilled to share with you today a chance to win your very own! Enter to WIN a Cricut Explore Bundle and … [Read more...]

Personalized Mixing Bowls – Gift Idea for Bakers

Do you love to bake?  Or know someone that does?  These Personalized Mixing Bowls are a great gift idea for bakers and with just a few extra details you'll have the perfect gift.  This one of a kind gift idea is brought to you today by our sponsor Personal Creations, one of my go-to sources for creative and custom gifts for all kinds of occasions including hostess gifts, parties and holidays. Picking the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when it comes to friends and family who … [Read more...]

Hot Cocoa Stand – Share the Joy

Hot Cocoa stands make me feel all warm and fuzzy, I mean hello besides a lemonade stand what is cuter?  But this hot cocoa stand is extra special because we are using it to Share the Joy with a little help from World Market.  A little over three years ago I had the idea to do a hot cocoa stand and my photographer and friend, Elayne Dunn Photography, helped me bring it to life.  We created a super cute hot cocoa stand for mini photo sessions and those pictures are still some of my absolute … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinners, Pan With a Plan

Why does making dinner sometimes feel like an overwhelming task?  I love to cook and I really enjoy creating new recipes or trying out new ingredients I know my family will love, but  sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life it feels like making dinner is equivalent to climbing Mount Everest. Well, dinner just got much more convenient thanks to Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, our sponsor for today's recipe and post.  I'm sharing an easy weeknight dinner, Latin Veracruz Fish Tacos, … [Read more...]