Simple and spooky Halloween donuts + FREE printables

Halloween time is easily one of my favorite seasons out of  the year! During Halloween I like to make our snacks a little more fun. One of my go-to's for parties or gatherings are store-bought treats. I recently whipped up some simple and spooky Halloween donuts! They're so easy to make, it's frightening! Having a Halloween party soon? Printable party decor is also a quick and easy way to add some fun touches to your every day table, bar, etc. I'm sharing my free downloads for Halloween … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner with Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #TysonTastemakers campaign, sponsored by Tyson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are 100% my own. I love this time of year and I look forward to all my favorite things like fall weather, Halloween costumes and holiday parties.  This is also the busiest time of year not only for my business, but also my family.  With all of the sports activities, school meetings and holiday parties it's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Caprese Sandwich

Fall is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head outdoors for an extraordinary afternoon.  Summer picnics get all the glory, but here in the South the fall is actually the perfect time for a picnic. The temperatures are cooler, there are fewer bugs and the changing scenery is an extra bonus. If you want to make sure your picnic is magical you'll want to make sure you follow our top 10 tips for packing the perfect picnic and you are going to want to make sure you pack a Roasted Garlic … [Read more...]

Loaded Texas Trash Taco Dip Boats

Thanks to our friends at Old El Paso & Walmart for sponsoring this post!  All content, images, & opinions are my 100% own!   Our weekends in the fall typically revolve around sports.  When we aren't running from one kids game to the next, you can usually find us hanging out with friends and watching football.  Growing up in Texas I've become a hard core football fan.  We watch football all weekend long from Friday night lights to NFL game days and we are always hosting friends over to … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

September is the unofficial start of all things Pumpkin Spice, and my family loves it!  One of our favorite treats is homemade donuts.  They are super easy and fun to make, and you can make just about any flavor you can imagine.  These delicious treats would be perfect on a crisp fall morning with your favorite latte.   I made these donuts with my Nostalgia Electrics donut maker, but you could use a donut pan too. What You Will Need:   1 Box Yellow … [Read more...]

Back to School Chalkboard Brownies

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. The kids are back in school and we are all finally adjusting to the routine of waking up early, homework and after school activities.  After a fairly unstructured summer of lazy pool days, traveling and enjoying lots of popsicles it's nice to have a routine and schedule.  We are celebrating a new school year in the most delicious way with Back to School Chalkboard … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Notebook Paper Plates

School starts next week for my kiddos and I think we are all ready for the regular routine and schedule.  This week we kick off lots of our favorite traditions including a back to school parade, back to school interviews and one of my families favorite traditions, our Back to School breakfast. These fun breakfasts have become a favorite part of starting a new school year and it's such a simple way to turn an otherwise ordinary morning into an extraordinary affair.  This year I … [Read more...]

Back to School Bunny Snack Mix + Free Printable

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine. Are your kids excited about heading back to school?  My kids actually love the start of a new school year and look forward to all of our fun back to school traditions.  From a special back to school breakfast to first day interviews, we have lots of fun ways to make the start of a new year exciting and fun!  On the first day I like to make my kids’ lunches extra special by … [Read more...]

Back to School Jitter Juice

Are your kids excited or nervous about starting a new school year?  My kids are excited about heading back to school, meeting their new teachers and seeing their friends.  While my kids are excited, starting a new school year can be scary and overwhelming for some.  If your little ones are nervous about the first day of school whip up a batch of this bubbly Jitter Juice to help ease those first day of school nerves. I've been making Jitter Juice for my kids every years since my … [Read more...]

Pesto Grilled Veggies with Penne Pasta

During the summer meal planning tends to slip through the cracks.  With all the traveling, late afternoons at the pool and hot summer days I find myself not wanting to spend much time in the kitchen cooking.  But, with school right around the corner it's time to start planning meals and getting back into the dinner routine.  This Pesto Grilled Veggies with Penne Pasta dish is definitely going to become a meal-time favorite at our house. This dish is the perfect back to school … [Read more...]